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Spend a night at Raymond Blanc’s 2 Michelin-starred Le Manoir and attend The Raymond Blanc Cookery School
Find our autumn offer that includes a five-course tasting menu here.
On the outside, Le Manoir is a quintessentially English estate, with a tree-lined path leading to a honey-stone Oxfordshire manor house - the perfect spot for a tranquil winter break.
This hotel is the vision of two Michelin-starred French chef, Raymond Blanc, so inside you'll find French influences, especially in the exquisite food.
You'll be welcomed to the estate with a glass of Champagne, and settle into your room. The 32 individually-designed bedrooms here are a marriage of the finest influences from around the world, each one drawing inspiration from Raymond's travels.
You'll learn more about the ethos and approach to food at Le Manoir with a day at the acclaimed Raymond Blanc Cookery School. Tutors will teach you the skills needed to create the imaginative dishes from Raymond Blanc's extensive repertoire. You'll get a guided tour of the orchards and gardens with a senior gardener, giving you a fascinating insight into the seasonal ingredients used here.
From £686pp, based on two people sharing a room for a one-night stay**
- A welcome glass of Champagne on arrival
- One-night stay in luxury accommodation in an individually designed room or suite
- A day in The Raymond Blanc Cookery School for two guests
- Breakfast in L'Orangerie or in guest room
- A guided tour of the 11 gardens and orchards with senior gardener
Reasons to visit Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons
Learn from expert tutors
Garden tour with a senior gardener
Stay in an uniquely-designed room
Visit nearby Oxford, go shopping in Bicester or head to the Cotswolds or Chilterns for a walk. Or just stroll to New Milton's thatched Bull Inn for a taste of local life.
Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons is located in Oxfordshire's Great Milton.
By car: 1 hour 20 mins from London and Birmingham, 25 minutes from Oxford and 3 hours from Manchester. There is free parking on-site.
By train: Haddenham & Thame Parkway station (10 minutes' drive from Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons) is 45 mins from London Marylebone. Trains also run from London Paddington to Oxford station (25 minutes from the hotel). The journey takes around 60 minutes; 1 hr from Birmingham International; 2 hr 40 from Manchester Piccadilly; 4 hr 15 from Durham; 4 hr 30 from Newcastle. 2 hours from Cardiff, changing at Reading station. thetrainline.com
Style & Character
Gastronomes and gardeners, couples and families, or anyone wanting a relaxing hotel break where everything is just so will love it here. It's not cheap, but it's not all Mercs in the car park - Blanc's philosophy is that it should be accessible to everyone for a special occasion.
Service & Facilities
The gardens are offset perfectly by artwork - look out for Max, the image of an ill-behaved toff Blanc kicked out of his restaurant. Dogs are allowed in some bedrooms and public rooms; kennels are provided.
- Two Michelin starred restaurant
- Pet friendly rooms
- Kids menu
- Free parking
- Free Wi-Fi
- Beauty treatments
- Room service
The hotel has three dog-friendly rooms, and provides chewy toys, a dog bed, bowls and sanitary bags.
Even the sugar-coated almonds in each room are colour coded - that's the level of detail you can expect here. They are all beautiful, but Botticelli has a spiral staircase leading to a bathroom with two tubs and a gorgeous mural.
Deluxe Rooms, Junior Suites, Garden Junior Suites, Studio Suites, One Bedroom Suites, Deluxe Studio Suites, Garden One Bedroom Suites
Facilities include: King or double bed, ensuite bathroom with bathtub, luxury toiletries, unique furniture, desk, TV
Food & Drink
We love that vegans and vegetarians get their own menu, and whichever menu you choose, you can match your dishes with wine flights. Every mouthful is memorable, but the risotto of wild mushrooms with perigord truffle is perfection on a plate.
Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons: Two-Michelin-starred dining, seasonal tasting menus, kitchen garden. Open for lunch Thursday-Sunday (11am-2.30pm) and daily for dinner from 6pm. 7 courses £194 per person.