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 Romantic Getaway!

CJ, London, stayed: July 2019

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Recent Stay - July 2019

Hotel Traveller, stayed: July 2019

Excellent hotel with very helpful staff in a very beautiful location - nice to walk the grounds. The Spa is well worth the visit; book early, the gym is adequate and the lounge area is a fantastic place to relax after your evening meal. The bedroom, with large bathroom, was a welcome surprise but sadly there is no air-conditioning. However, the Hall was breathtaking and certainly a place we would revisit fairly soon.

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Wedding Anniversary

Kentish couple, stayed: July 2019

Wonderful hotel for a special occasion. In the week though, there are obviously lots of business groups which may spoil your romantic break. We were lucky it was quiet and relaxing.

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Girls weekend away

Susan, Cambridgeshire, stayed: June 2019

Second girls break at this lovely hotel. Once again deal with Off Peak Luxury very good. There was a wedding on but it did not interfere with other guest and the music at night could be heard outside which made it a bit more lively. Grounds and outdoor seating area lovely, as are all the indoor areas. Staff friendly and the rooms are lovely..One of us did have a problem with their steak being very raw and very chewy but the restaurant staff dealt with it very efficiently to our satisfaction with no quibbling, which shows good customer service. Will definitely be visiting this hotel for a 3rd time and hopefully it will be just as good.

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Anon, stayed: June 2019

Whilst, I understand,it is acceptable to dress 'smart casual' for Evening Dining I have to take exception to diners wearing gym shorts/ torn jeans,flip flops, slippers, beach type T Shirts etc. It detracted greatly from our enjoyment/experience that the Hotel atmosphere evokes.

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Stewart K, Nth Yorkshire, stayed: June 2019

We had been given a gift voucher for "offpeakluxury.com" and as we were planning a visit to Hyde Hall Gardens near Chelmsford we found Down Hall Hotel was handy for this.

So we booked 2 nights.  Upon arrival we were greeted with a bottle of Champagne in our well appointed room.

We ate both evenings in the Grill Room restaurant at the hotel.  The food was very good and the staff very attentive.

Our stay was very enjoyable.

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Extended family get together

David W, Essex, stayed: June 2019

We all enjoyed a wonderful two day stay at Downhall. We were aged from 7 to 72, but the helpful staff could not have been more helpful in making all our age group feel welcome and attentive to our needs and comfort during our short stay.

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Overnight stay

Christopher, Bedfordshire, stayed: June 2019

Our overnight stay was spoilt by poor service in the restaurant, One of our evening meals had to be returned & breakfast was a similar disaster. None of the restaurant staff seemed to understand customer service.

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