Had to be in Hay on Wye for business and given it was festival time was told I couldn't stay in town but would have to stay at Great Brampton House about 20 mins away. I was a little disgruntled as I wanted to party a bit in Hay. Foolish me. This is a terrific place: grand, eccentric in a contemporary way set in glorious grounds. The day room is a fantasy of Wedgwood inlay opening out on to a terrace and great lawn and I might have stayed there for hours sipping Mr. Miller the proprietor's gin with a bit of tonic but I did have to work. Everything is grand in this restored house but not musty at all. Staff were tremendously helpful. A wonderful place to escape to, it is it's own world.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Martin and Ioana Miller welcome you to Miller’s Hideaway at Great Brampton House, Herefordshire. Snuggling on the Welsh borders, set in England’s most outstanding countryside and its own private groundsWhether you wish to stay overnight at a country house hotel, treat yourself to luxury bed and breakfast or host an exclusive house party for that special celebration. You’re invited to make Miller’s Hideaway your home away from home. "Unbelievably gorgeous weekend away!" Delighted Kitty Our concept is simple; to provide you with a retreat from 21st century pressures in elegant yet comfortable surroundings. As you languish in a deep sofa by the fire, sipping a Martin Miller’s Gin and tonic, you will discover we also believe in friendly chats, relaxed elegance and eclectic informality.Perfect for those seeking the traditional ambience of an eccentric country mansion. Great Brampton also houses a huge collection of antiques, quirky art and wonderful curiosities sure to fascinate and intrigue you. All beautifully displayed in Martin Miller’s inimitable style. "Luscious in every respect!" Chester Rose We pride ourselves on delicious, locally sourced, English food, made with herbs and vegetables grown in our kitchen gardens. Along with a breakfast well worth waking up for, made with eggs from our very own chickens. In the evening, we offer a buffet supper from Tuesday to Saturday, including table wine and complimentary bar, served in our opulent, candlelit 24 seater dining room. Whilst for lunch we can recommend some excellent local restaurants and inns. "Such Fun!" Cory Lush Whether playing cluedo, a late night game of bridge, scrabble by the lake, or chalking up a cue in our full sized billiard room; you will find that Great Brampton House has a wonderful range of activities. Including a cinema with a huge collection of films to entertain you, a gym to invigorate you, an outdoor tennis court and even a croquet lawn.The surrounding counties of Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire and the Welsh Marches also host their own fascinating and peculiar festivals and events. Plus we can arrange a variety of entertainments and activities to make your stay even more perfect.Go on, spoil yourself, you deserve it! Escape, wind down, do nothing, or do everything, the choice is yours. Martin and Ioana Miller look forward to having you stay here soon. ... more less