Down Hall

4* country hotel and spa just 45 minutes from Central London

Member since 2011

1 to 7 night stays
From £72 pppn for a 7 night stay
to £89 pppn for a 1 night stay

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Renowned 14th Century country house hotel. Conveniently located just 45 mins from Central London, bordering Hertfordshire & Essex, the hotel has recently undergone a major refurbishment including stylish new upgraded Executive bedrooms

  • Easy M11 access from London in the North Essex countryside
  • 4 star rated
  • NEW - Eden Spa with hydrotherapy pool (charge applicable and pre-booking required)
  • Relax in the large gardens with afternoon tea
  • Refurbished Executive rooms for OPL guests
  • Palatial lounge areas

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Luxury Country Getaway

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Stay in an Executive room and receive:

  • Complimentary Bottle of chilled Champagne in your room on arrival (value ¬£52)
  • Dinner each evening in The Grill Room for two (allowance¬†¬£30 per person)
  • Full English breakfast for two daily

1 night stay

Package Price: £89 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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2 night stay

Package Price: £165 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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3 night stay

Package Price: £235 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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4 night stay

Package Price: £302.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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5 night stay

Package Price: £365 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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6 night stay

Package Price: £432.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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7 night stay

Package Price: £500 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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Facilities at Down Hall

Dating back to 1322, this impressive Italianate mansion is an historic setting. The hotels' luxury interiors, ornate ceilings and abundance of natural daylight make for an experience like no other.

Take time to wander the 110 acres of surrounding woodland, parkland and landscaped gardens or sample traditional English Afternoon Tea in front of the roaring log fire. Why not enjoy a leisurely lunch or dinner in The Grill Room restaurant, serving modern English cooking prepared with fresh ingredients from our own vegetable garden.

The recently opened Eden Spa offers a tranquil escape from day to day life where you can relax the mind, revive the body and soothe the soul. Eden Spa offers 4 luxury treatment rooms including 1 couples room offering ESPA treatments, steam room, sauna, hydro therapy pool plus indoor and outdoor relaxation areas.  There is a charge of £20.00 per person for 2 hours to use these facilities.  This must be booked in advance directly with the hotel.  

Down Hall also offers an innovative gym, sauna and steam room plus outdoor tennis courts for the complimentary use of our guests.

 

Gym opening hours:

6.00 am - 10.00pm on Monday to Thursday
6.00am - 9.00pm on Friday to Sunday

Down Hall
Down Hall
Down Hall
  • 99 Bedrooms
  • Riding
  • Tennis
  • Health Spa
  • Four Poster Bed
  • Children Welcome
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Golf Course Nearby
  • CD Player in Rooms
  • Satellite TV in Rooms
  • Dogs by Prior Arrangement
  • 1 AA Rosette Dining

Good to know

  • Hotel check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Hotel check-out time: 11:00 AM

Parking Facilities

120 complimentary car parking spaces available.

Disabled Access

Fully DDA compliant - 2 accessible rooms are available on request.

Child Policy

Children are welcome, Classic rooms accommodate 1 child under 12 on an extra bed.
Children up to 12 years old can stay in their parents' room for £15 B&B per night. Cots are complimentary on request.  
The Grill Room Restaurant has a children's menu.

Dogs Policy

There are a small percentage of rooms suitable for pets. The pet fee charge is £20 per night and includes a water bowl and snacks. The grounds are extensive and each of the pet friendly rooms have double doors leading onto an external area within the grounds. Pets will not be able to enter the public areas although they are welcome on the restaurant terrace.

The Rooms at Down Hall

Executive

The Executive rooms make up just over half of the hotels 98 bedrooms.
They are located in the newer West Wing of Down Hall and have recently been refurbished in stylish country tones with a sprinkling of colour in the finishing touches.

The Executive Rooms provide guests with modern comfort and style whilst retaining the traditional feel of Down Hall.

In addition to the standard facilities found in all our bedrooms, guests will find bathrobes, mineral water and upgraded toiletries in our Executive Rooms.

All our bedrooms have complimentary WiFi, tea & coffee making facilities, iron and ironing boards and laptop size safes.

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Executive room, Down Hall

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The Grill Room

The Grill Room Restaurant is an ideal location for informal dining in beautiful historic surroundings. The restaurant is decorated with Italian wood flooring, dark wood tables and large windows that let in an abundance of natural daylight.

The award-winning Grill Room Restaurant offers a contemporary British menu with the finest ingredients sourced from our own vegetable garden and the local area.


Opening Times

Breakfast
7am-9.30am Mon-Fri
8am-10.30am Sat & Sun
Lunch
12.30pm-2.30 Sundays
Not served in the restaurant Mon-Sat
Bar menu available 12pm-10pm
Dinner  
6.30pm-9.45pm daily
 
 
Afternoon Tea
2pm – 5pm daily


Dress Code

Smart Casual.


The Grill Room restaurant, Down Hall

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Ibbetsons Tea Lounge

Enjoy traditional afternoon tea served in the historic splendour of Ibbetsons Tea Lounge, with a choice of delicious menus combined with a selection of the finest teas make for an unforgettable afternoon.


Opening Times

Breakfast
7am-9.30am Mon-Fri
8am-10.30am Sat & Sun
Lunch
12.30pm-2.30 Sundays
Not served in the restaurant Mon-Sat
Bar menu available 12pm-10pm
Dinner  
6.30pm-9.45pm daily
 
 
Afternoon Tea
2pm – 5pm daily


Dress Code

Smart Casual.


Ibbetsons Tea Lounge restaurant, Down Hall

Ibbetsons Tea Lounge restaurant, Down Hall

The Eden Spa

The Eden Spa spa, Down Hall

Down Hall - The Eden Spa spa

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The recently opened Eden Spa offers a tranquil escape from day to day life where you can relax the mind, revive the body and soothe the soul. Eden Spa offers 4 luxury treatment rooms including 1 couples room offering ESPA treatments, steam room, sauna, hydro therapy pool plus indoor and outdoor relaxation areas.

There is a charge of £20.00 per person for 2 hours to use these facilities.  This must be booked in advance directly with the hotel.  

Products used are ESPA natural skin and spa products for luxury facials and body treatments whilst Jessica Nails will be used for manicures and pedicures; a world leading brand of nail polish and nailcare products. MII cosmetics will be used for makeovers and special occasions make up.

The Eden Spa is open daily from 10:00-20:00


Gym, Sauna & Steam Room

In addition to the facilities in the Eden Spa, the hotel also offer all guests complimentary access to the Gym, Sauna and Steam Room. Guests can obtain their complimentary access code at reception at any time, your access code will be valid for the duration of your stay. The facilities are situated in the West Wing of Down Hall, at the end of the ground floor bedroom corridor.

The gym features a wide range of innovative gym and exercise equipment from leading fitness provider, Technogym, alongside a great selection of free weights and exercise balls.

The gym features running machines, cross trainers, exercise bicycles, a rowing machine, free weights plus exercise balls and mats.

Gym, Sauna and Steam Room opening hours:
6.00 am – 10.00pm on Monday to Thursday
6.00am – 9.00pm on Friday to Sunday
 

Down Hall Location

Map & Directions

Address

Matching Road
Bishops Stortford
Hertfordshire
CM22 7AS

120 complimentary car parking spaces available.


How to get here

Take the A1060, at Hatfield Heath keep left. Turn right into lane opposite Hunters Meet and left at end following signpost.


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Location & Local Attractions

Down Hall Hotel is located in Hatfield Heath, near Bishop's Stortford on the Hertfordshire and Essex border. Down Hall is 45 minutes from central London and also ideally located near Stansted Airport.

The nearest train station is Sawbridgeworth (4 miles), around 9 minutes in a taxi. 

Down Hall Reviews

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Anon, stayed: March 2018

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Beautiful setting and interiors

TM, Cambridgeshire, stayed: March 2018

After a long queue at check in we got to our room which was lovely and I loved the doggy bed and treats. The champagne was waiting for us.  We could not get a seat anywhere in the bar area nor the palatial lounge, so ordered room service. This was expensive and somewhat mediocre. The concierge said we'd have to pay as we had not set up a credit card, however this was not the case and because reception had been so busy, they hadn't managed to attribute our card to our room.  Booked a meal in the restaurant, however was placed in a room adjacent to reception which felt less cozy. Limited menu, so had to resort to a steak which was OK.
My biggest complaint is that the couple next door had also brought their dog, but had left it all night in the room and it barked continuously until early hours. This really spoilt my experience.  Mixed feelings, but on the whole a good value short break.

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Paul T, Cambridgeshire, stayed: March 2018

The hotel was very well kept and clean considering its age.  There was a wedding on which spilled into the bar area but it was quite friendly.  The champagne we got on arrival we drank in the bar as they didn't mind.  The rooms were cosy ands needs very comfortable, our friends really enjoyed it too and already looking to use offpeakluxry again -  job well done would stay again.

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A wonderful stay

MW, Essex, stayed: March 2018

Fantastic value for money. Staff couldn't have been more helpful.

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Steer clear for the price - Real let down.

Craig, Kent, stayed: February 2018

Room needed a freshen-up & clean, black scuffs on walls and general dust.  Wifi didn't reach rooms.  No mobile phone service at the hotel, which I think should be advertised. We have children so needed to be reachable at all times.  There was a wedding going on which is ordinarily fine, however the celebration room is in the middle of the hotel so you have to walk past it when leaving your room. Noisy Wedding guests and children using the general bar which completely disrespects the idea of a romantic relaxing getaway.  Booked and paid for champagne which was not in the room on arrival as should have been.

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Lovely escape from the hustle and bustle

JT, kent, stayed: February 2018

Our second stay here, a welcome break in relaxing and beautiful surroundings . The Grill restaurant in the evening and the breakfast did not disappoint.
Was excited to see a helipad there too as my partner flies so next time we can leave the car at home !
Thank you for making our stay so lovely and relaxing

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