Down Hall

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

Member since 2011

1 to 7 night stays
From £82 pppn for a 7 night stay
to £100 pppn
£82 per night for a 7 night stay
to £100 per night
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

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: £99.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £199 per room

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2 night stay

Package Price: £180 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £360 per room

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3 night stay

Package Price: £257.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £515 per room

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4 night stay

Package Price: £335 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £670 per room

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5 night stay

Package Price: £412.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £825 per room

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6 night stay

Package Price: £490 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £980 per room

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7 night stay

Package Price: £567.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £1,135 per room

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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

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 £20 Bed & Breakfast per child per night, or £30 Dinner, Bed & Breakfast per child 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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Great Weekend Away

Elizabeth, Welling, stayed: October 2015

We had a fab weekend away for family 60th Birthday.... nothing was too much trouble and more importantly everything was wheelchair friendly.

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Lovely time at Down Hall

Anon, stayed: August 2015

There were 3 generations staying at the hotel, the youngest being teenagers. Everyone was well catered for; the adults were able to enjoy champagne while the younger ones had afternoon tea. There was a nice atmosphere in the hotel and the staff were very helpful. We would go back again and wished we could have stayed for longer. The ambiance was very good.

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PG, Brentwood Essex, stayed: August 2015

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Michael S, Essex, stayed: June 2015

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Relaxing beautiful getaway

Paul G, Brentwood Essex, stayed: June 2015

We have been there 5x times never been disappointed rooms are spacious and clean and the restaurant, food and service are 5 .

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Fabulous!

Anon, stayed: May 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our two day weekend break at this lovely hotel. Very relaxing, fabulous food, glorious surroundings and beautiful hotel.

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Wonderful stay

Brian C, Herts, stayed: April 2015

Myself and my wife had a wonderful stay in this lovely old mansion hotel on 25th April.
The check in was swift and efficient and our bottle of chilled Champagne was waiting for us in the room. Unlike some other hotels I have stayed in this was a quality bottle of bubbly. The room was lovely with high ceilings and a good size with a lovely view over the grounds. We booked dinner at 8pm and went straight to the restaurant as it was a busy night with a big wedding. The service was marvellous and I chose the scallops with black pudding which had a supplement of £6.95. My wife had the goats cheese lollipops. Both of us were very impressed with our starters. I ordered the lamb shoulder for main but unfortunately they had run out. They kindly offered a steak without the supplement as a replacement which I thought was a nice touch. The desserts were delicious and we were both very happy with both the service and the food.
We had a great night sleep in a very comfortable bed. The only downside to the stay was that some very inconsiderate wedding party arrived at 7.45am and proceeded not only to bang and crash doors but talk/shout loudly to each other just outside our room. This then continued for the next two hours and also involved bridesmaids having their hair done on the landing directly outside our room as the hairdresser found a plug point there. I would suggest the hotel that caters so well for weddings remembers that other guests also need to be considered. They served them Buck's Fizz on the landing so they could have suggested that their hair should have been done in one of the rooms instead.

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