This was planned as a very special treat for my mother. Her mother was born about a mile from Pale Hall, and my great-grandfather worked on the estate. There was therefore a strong element of returning to our roots. Pale Hall is such a beautiful building, and the exceptional quality of the refurbishment inside enhances it. The attention to detail in the furniture, soft furnishings, bathrooms, tapestries etc. is wonderful - and the wooden floor and wood panels and doors in the main hall are stunning. It doesn't really feel like a hotel.
I will admit that on arrival I was quite worried that we would be cold - our room was distinctly chilly and the heating didn't seem to be on. However, we had a pot of tea and the largest scone (warm and fluffy) I have ever seen, during which time the heating was turned on and the rooms started to warm up. By the evening the room was warm - and with very comfortable beds (beautifully dressed) - we slept well. It's such a peaceful setting.
Breakfast was excellent on both mornings - including the double-yolked poached eggs! After a day exploring and re-visiting my mother's childhood haunts, we also had a tasty, well-cooked dinner in the dining room.
Everything, throughout the hall, was spotlessly clean - and the turn-down service included fresh towels etc. in the bathroom. All the staff we met were pleasant and helpful throughout our stay.
I note that the hotel is for sale - but really hope that if/when Pale is sold that the new owners will maintain the standards, and care for the building in the same way.
I imagine that all the rooms are of the same high standard!
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