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:

  • 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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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.

* Offers showing provisional availability are subject to confirmation with the hotel and availability is not guaranteed. No funds will be taken from your card until the booking is confirmed, which will usually be within a few hours.

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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

Down Hall - The Grill Room restaurant

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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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Bollywood comes to Down Hall

Dave F, Essex, stayed: October 2017

While we stayed at hotel, a film crew arrived. It was so interesting to watch. Hotel was as good as ever.

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Great place for a family celebration

Sarah S, Essex, stayed: September 2017

Everything went smoothly from the moment we booked a family weekend away. The deal through Off peak provided us with a real bargain and a great treat. Service st the hotel was good, thoughtful and attentive even though there was a wedding going on. We enjoyed afternoon tea, the staff were very attentive and caring when a member of our group was unwell.
Our rooms were lovely, spacious & felt luxurious. A definite step up since our last visit a few years ago. We had a peaceful night & weren't disturbed by the wedding reception taking place downstairs.
In the evening we had a fantastic meal, food was delicious & service good. The plz d is lovely, lots of areas to relax & also explore.
Would definitely recommend & look forward to revisiting. Thanks for making our family celebration such a success.

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very nice great staff and good value

Michael W, stayed: August 2017

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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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