belated visit following voucher from daughter/son-in-law to have afternoon tea-by sheer chance chose hottest day of year .setting was splendid amongst 312 acres is this grade 2 listed 1700's building .has had many uses over the years and for past 25 years is now operated within hand picked hotels group ;very apt and suggest you go and sample it yourself soon.
sat on terrace that led off from orangery under ample sized umbrellas looking out for miles surrounding countryside.
food was excellent served on cake stand with 3 tiers;.;choice of 5 well filled sandwiches each followed by 2 different freshly baked scones with home made lemon curd in a generous pot-yummy .also 2 large pots of cream and jam with similar sized pot of butter.
5 different cakes each-if one had room!
offered coffee as well as numerous tea choices-we both opted for coffee-filter and de-caff ;excellent quality.
without asking a doggy bag arrived to take items had no room for.
afterwards went for stroll in expansive grounds and looked down at huge lake in distance.
very popular venue for weddings-doing 20 in May alone .Can easily understand why chosen.
has 44 bedrooms/spa and even a cinema-a leftover from previous owners usage.
All in all a splendid experience. Well done.More
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- Free Parking