We booked our one night stay through Secret Escapes. A very simple straight forward process. Upon arrival we received a warm welcome. The reception staff were very professional, organised & helpful. We were asked if we would like to order breakfast in our room & would we like a newspaper & which ones were available. We were personally shown to our room & shown where our robes & slippers were, for use at the Spa, tea & coffee & our room brochure detailing room service etc. We stayed in the William Winstanley room (please forgive me, I am not totally convinced that I have remembered that sir name correctly but it definately began with a "W") which was very nice. It was spacious & clean & adequately furnished & all basic requirements such as hairdryer, ironing facilities neatly folded away in a free standing cupboard in keeping with the room decor, were provided. The ensuite was of a good size & cleverly laid out & tiled to accomodate the huge chimney. The free standing bath (never my favourite design of bath) was quite small, which they often are, but being an avid shower user, I saw it as a novelty & took a bath anyway. There was also the option of a shower & the whole ensuite was spotlessly clean & well maintained. When we arrived we had not eaten all day & I think it is very possible that our faces had lit up like christmas trees when the ladies at reception told us that afternon tea was being served until 4:30pm - this was not to be missed! Afternoon Tea was held in the Great Hall, a huge & rather spectacular room displaying the fine architecture of its day & furnished with an array of seating areas from small intimate tables for two, to larger group tables & a slection of sofas upon which to relax. The staff serving afternoon tea were plentiful & gave a good attentive service. We were politely advised by our waitress that as we were also dining with them, smaller options of the afternon tea were available as the full afternoon tea was quite filling. Well what do you think ?!! ...of course, we went for the absolute full monty!! What a delicious treat. A varied selection of sandwiches - each individual filling was full of flavour. Scones - one fruit & one plain - thats two each & yes we had two each - followed by the small delicate cake selection. Our tea pots were topped up & additional cakes were offered ...well it would be rude not to! We then took an afternoon stroll around the beautiful grounds. It really is a very grand house set in a beautiful location. Our evening meal was outstanding. We ordered three courses which came with a complimentary bottle of wine (because we had booked through Secret Escapes). The quality of food & its presentation was superb. We had a truly delicious meal & were waited again by friendly proffesional staff who attended to our every need. We took up the option to have our coffee in the great hall where we were able to relax on the sofa & enjoy our coffee served with a small selection of sweets - fudge, turkish delight & a sweet meringue - of course we did!! And so to bed where we slept as well as we could on a bed that was somewhat lower than we are used to & of course the matress was too hard. In all fairness they usually are - we travel a lot & how can any hotel satisfy every guest with their perfect matress? The sheets & blanket was a nice blast from the past & being one who generally gets too hot during the night it was nice to be able to throw off the blanket & still be covered by the sheet. Breakfast - a wide slection of fruit,cereal, pastries & fruit juices to help yourself & waiting staff to take your cooked breakfast order. Our choice of potted beverage & toast was brought to our table followed by a well cooked full english. We had booked some treatments at the Spa for 10:00am, so we checked out first (check out is at 11:00am). All the girls at the Spa are lovely, friendly & nothing is too much trouble. The treatments were superb & all of the facilities were clean & well maintained. Our stay was the intimate relaxing break we had hoped for & we plan on returning with family members for a Spa day - we wont be keeping this retreat a secret.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rushton Hall is a Grade I Listed 4 Red Star Hotel and 3 Rosette Restaurant, surrounded by the cities of Kettering and Market Harborough. Guests will find this convenient location is just minutes from Wicksteed Park, Stoke Albany Golf Club, Rockingham Castle, Rockingham Speedway, Rutland Water, Telford Way Industrial Park and Kettering Business Park. The nearest train stations are Kettering or Market Harborough. Beauty and elegance abounds to enhance the guest's experience. From beautiful gardens for an afternoon stroll to the sparkling pool for a quick dip to relaxing with spa services, this hotel offers a variety of luxuries to enhance any getaway. All rooms are individually designed in keeping with their country house decor. Bed sizes vary per room and all rooms are ensuite and feature tea and coffee making facilities, bathrobes and slippers and turn down service is available. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rushton Hall Hotel Rushton
- Hall Hotel Rushton