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
  • Relax in the large gardens with afternoon tea
  • Refurbished Executive rooms for OPL guests
  • Palatial lounge areas

Special Offers

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Luxury Country Getaway

Exclusive to OPL

Stay in an Executive room and receive:

  • 3-course dinner for two each night in the Grill Room (£30pp allowance)
  • Complimentary Bottle of chilled Champagne in your room on arrival night OR if you prefer, afternoon tea for 2 instead- must be booked a minimum of 24hrs before arrival (subject to availability)
  • Full English breakfast 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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All of the above prices include all taxes / service fees. There is no charge if paying by debit card and just a small surcharge should you wish to pay by credit card.

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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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very nice great staff and good value

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Lorna D, Essex, stayed: August 2017

Fantastic Hotel we always have a pleasant experience every time we stay here.  Great staff and wonderful food!  Would love to be informed of any other great offers with this Hotel

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Anon, stayed: July 2017

Room was wonderful and bed extremely comfortable. Dinner in restaurant somewhat lacklustre especially the attempt at a cheese board - disappointing.

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Fantastic hotel

Anon, stayed: July 2017

We stayed there for my 60th birthday celebration, the hotel and rooms are fantastic, the grounds beautiful. Only down side for us was too many children running around, (but that is because we are adults not being accompanied by children). Lovely stay, would recommend.

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Luxurious

Mary, Hertfordshire, stayed: July 2017

I booked 3 rooms for myself my husband and family and all of us had a very pleasant relaxing time. The Hotel was luxurious, the food fabulous and staff very pleasant. Would definitely go there again.

Mary.

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Over night stay for Anniversary

Anon, stayed: July 2017

Booked a package for our anniversary including a bottle of champagne on arrival, 3 course meal in the restaurant plus breakfast. Room was very nice, very big, huge bathroom with lovely views of the grounds. The only negative was that the spa was fully booked so couldn't have any spa treatments but did use the sauna and steam room. Overall a lovely hotel and very good value for the price.

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Nice Stay

Anon, stayed: July 2017

On arriving, the reception staff couldn't have been more helpful! They were immediately attentive and helped out with any queries promptly and efficiently! The restaurant manager was an absolute gem who sorted out an alternative dinner for my partner who had been poorly the night before (probably due to over indulgence on afternoon tea and scones, the 3 course dinner in the grill room and Guinness) the staff all around the hotel were extremely helpful and efficient. The place is spotless and the staff are always busy working! Nothing is too much for them and they made us feel very welcome! As soon as you ring reception from the room, your query is answered immediately and the items that we requested for the room were there straight away. The room was very clean and well maintained throughout our stay. The towels were fluffy and the toiletries were a nice touch! The only thing that wasn't carried out was that my partner requested something be put in our room for my birthday and a recognition made at dinner that it was my birthday but this was not done sadly! It didn't affect our stay, it just would have been a nice little surprise! Can't wait to stay here again soon. Thankyou for making it a nice break

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Relaxing and Romantic

Karen, Hertfordshire, stayed: July 2017

Excellent service all round. We had a lovely weekend at Down Hall. Food in the restaurant was good and staff very friendly. Afternoon Tea was a romantic touch in the deal we had. Thank you.

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