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Hambleton, Oakham, Rutland LE15 8TH, England
Tel: 01144 (0) 1572 756 991   Fax: 01144 (0) 1572 724 721
Email: hotel@hambletonhall.com   Website: www.hambletonhall.com


Joanna’s Comments

Overlooking one of the largest lakes in England, this hotel offers peace and tranquility and an extremely high standard of comfort and service. The hotel is a member of the Relais & Châteaux group, and owners Tim and Stefa Hart take great trouble with the decoration, flowers and ambiance of this 17-bedroom gem. Terraces look over the gardens and the lake. The restaurant has a Michelin star and has won several awards for its wine list. There is much to see in the area, including some of the great houses and castles of England. Fishing, shooting, golf and sailing can be arranged. Hambleton Hall won Condé Nast Johansens UK award for Most Excellent Hotel 2011. In 2013, Hambleton Hall was the only English country hotel to win the coveted Gold Standard Award from Condé Nast Traveller.  Hambleton Hall is the recipient of the 2018 Cesar Award for Best Luxury Hotel from the Good Hotel Guide.

Special Promotions

AUTUMN & WINTER Breaks in Rutland

£420 per couple
Available October 2017 – April 2018, Sunday to Friday, and includes:

Accommodation for 1 night in one of their Standard double bedrooms

3 courses and coffee from the dinner Menu of the Day

Full Hambleton breakfast
Add a 2nd night to your stay at the same rate and enjoy their
Gourmet 6-course tasting menu one night (alcohol not included).

Autumn and Winter Breaks in Rutland is based on 2 people sharing and is inclusive of the VAT.
 There is limited availability and this offer is not available Christmas, New Year and Easter.  
The menu is inclusive of a discretionary service charge of 12.5% This promotion is subject to availability and change without notice.


General Rates

Standard – Single Occupancy
*Croquet Pavilion w/ 1 double room
*Croquet Pavilion w/ 2 double rooms
High Season (01 May – 30 Sept)
Low Season (01 Jan – 30 April, 01 Oct – 31 Dec)
*CROQUET PAVILION incorporates 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms downstairs, sitting room, dining room and kitchen upstairs. Higher rate applies when reserved for two couples or one couple plus follower(s). Balcony and terraces look over gardens and the lake. The above 2017 rates include full Hambleton breakfast, a morning newspaper and VAT at 20%. Hambleton’s policy is a minimum 2-night stay on weekends; however, please contact reception for possible alternative options. Single occupancy rates apply for Standard room only. An extra bed suitable for children is available upon request at the rate of £35 per night or cot at £25 per night. Low-season rates are not available on Bank Holiday Weekends, Easter, Christmas or New Year. All food, drink & other restaurant items are subject to a discretionary service charge of 12.5%. Cancellation Policy: 1-2 room nights: 7 days prior to arrival; 3-4 room nights: 14 days prior to arrival; 5-9 room nights: 21 days prior to arrival; and above 10 room nights: 8 weeks prior to arrival. Full payment for the stay will be charged for cancellations made after the deadline. If the accommodation is subsequently re-let, a full refund will be made.  Hambleton Hall reserves the right to pre-authorize credit cards prior to arrival.  Well-behaved dogs are welcome at Hambleton by prior arrangement; charge of £10 per night is made and special conditions apply.  All bedrooms are non-smoking.

Conditions may alter for larger bookings and private parties. Please check best available rate. The above rates are subject to availability and change without notice and terms and conditions may apply.

17 Rooms
Connecting Rooms – Yes
  3 People Sharing – Yes
  4 People Sharing – Yes, in the Croquet Pavilion
Michelin-star restaurant

Tim and Stefa Hart

Chris Hurst

Peterborough and Oakham



BURGHLEY HOUSE: This is the finest example of an Elizabethan house in England. Eighteen state rooms and the ballroom and dining hall are open, displaying a great collection of Italian art, with fine painted ceilings by Verrio and woodwork by Grinling Gibbons.

GRIMSTHORPE CASTLE: Home of the Willoughby de Eresby family since 1516, it offers superb examples of 16th-century architecture of the Tudor period of Henry VIII.

BELVOIR CASTLE: Seat of the dukes of Rutland since the time of Henry VIII and rebuilt by Wyatt in 1816. It is notable for its tapestries, paintings, sculptures and objets d'art. There are special events here most Sundays.

PETERBOROUGH CATHEDRAL: This cathedral is where Mary Queen of Scots was buried before she was reburied in Westminster Abbey. Beyond the dramatic Gothic Front, the body of the cathedral is in Norman-Romanesque style with a particularly interesting wooden painted ceiling.

CAMBRIDGE: This lovely university town is certainly worth the drive. The university is just as famous as Oxford and almost as old. All the college grounds run down to the River Cam, an area known as "the Backs." Like Oxford, Cambridge is laid out on monastic lines with each college built around a quadrangle or cloister.

STANFORD HALL: A handsome William and Mary house built in the 1600s and containing the paintings and relics of the Stuart monarchs. There is also a motorbicycle museum here and a replica of the 1898 flying machine in which Percy Pilcher flew. Pilcher was Britain's pioneer aviator.

LINCOLN CATHEDRAL: The third largest cathedral in England and one of the most magnificent. The cathedral and castle dominate the city.

BELTON HOUSE: An elegant 17th-century house with a fine park, not to be missed by lovers of fine porcelain.

ALTHORP HOUSE: A 16th-century mansion that is home to the earls Spencer; it was the childhood home of Diana, Princess of Wales.

HAMBLETON HALL BAKERY: Natural bakery, worth the visit! Awarded "Best Bakery" by iTV Television Program, Best Bakery in Britain.

Commuting Distances

London — 2.5 hrs (car), 1.5 hrs (train)
Holbeck Ghyll — 3 hrs
Lucknam Park — 4.5 hrs