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

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2 night stay

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

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3 night stay

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

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4 night stay

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

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5 night stay

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

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6 night stay

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7 night stay

Package Price: £567.50 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 £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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Lovely 2 night Stay

BP, West Midlands, stayed: August 2018

Great Location.  Lovely staff.  Excellent food

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Our little jem !

Newton s, stayed: July 2018

Very welcoming, beautiful setting, the food is up there with the top restaurants ...just had the most wonderful meal that real show stopping treat! Greeted at reception by Phil who made us feel very welcome. A lovely touch in the room for our anervesery champagne and truffles with a message in chocolate Wow !!  Thank you for a lovely stay been staying with you for nearly thirty years and it s just getting better! Thank you be seeing you soon. 

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Perfectly chilled night worth it all

SE, West Yorkshire, stayed: July 2018

As we drove up the driveway not knowing what to expect but as we turned the corner to see the epic building it was an amazing sight, with easy access to the car park lots of spaces so not to worry about not getting a space. Very easy checking in quite and simple and reception staff very helpful. I had dinner included in my booking they already had made a booking for the restaurant which I was really happy with. As we arrived to the room it was very spacious large bathroom and a super comfy bed it was amazing. As we got ready and headed down to dinner the restaurant was more modern and set up differently than the whole building which was a bit of a disappointment. The table set up is strange maybe cause we like to see what's going on but it's set up so one person will always face a wall. I would suggest a layout change there. In regards to the food was really good tasty food but a few let downs in a place like this I would expect home made chips not just skinny fries straight out of a bag. But the desserts were amazing with what we choose. After dinner we went to have drinks outside on the patio with it being a warm night it was great to sit there chill and unwind with a few drinks. After a fantastic nights sleep we headed down to breakfast it was good but once great selection of cereals and cooked buffet but again few suggestions, to change the black pudding did taste and looked like it needed to be cooked a bit more. Possibly a change in set up with the pastries they only put about 5 out at a time and take a bit of time to fill up. The same would apply to the ham and cheese selection not that big of a selection with them either but overall a very tasty breakfast. Swift easy checkout no hassle we had a walk around the grounds it's all breath taking and great sights to take pics of the building and grounds. So overall a a fantastic stay and very relaxing

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David F, stayed: July 2018

We stayed for 3 nights and had a lovely time..We used the new terrace bar, which we liked very much..
The restaurant staff were very helpful to us.

would recommend the Onion and tomato soup,both were very yummy.

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Anon, stayed: July 2018

We all enjoyed our stay very much, but the rooms were so hot,with only a little fan,so we didn t sleep well at all.

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Olivia, bedfordshire, stayed: July 2018

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GF, Lincolnshire, stayed: July 2018

The servings in the restaurant were small! The food good but our entire group of 10 felt not enough food.

It would have been good to have a choice of dining room in a quieter and more in keeping with the rest of this beautiful hotel. We loved our room. The numerous areas to sit throughout the hotel. . The patio was excellent. All staff fist rate.  The staff brilliant. Just need a more formal dining experience.

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A beautiful hotel

Geoffrey N, South Yorkshire, stayed: July 2018

A lovely stay in a beautiful hotel. A minor negative was the room was very hot

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