Langshott Manor, Horley, Surrey
Step into a quiet oasis at this timber-framed Tudor gem, set in three acres of beautiful gardens with box hedges and ornamental urns. Leaded windows, decorative fireplaces and beamed ceilings are a nod to its 16th-century origins; bold, contemporary furnishings, innovative brasserie dining and modern artworks are bang on trend. Moat Mews rooms come with pond views, a couple with wonderful over-water balconies. You won't need to set a morning alarm either - resident quacking ducks will do the job for you. Attractive gardens overlooking the moat and pretty duck pond provide the perfect backdrop for afternoon tea with scones hot from the oven. Croquet on the lawn is a wonderful fit for this classic Elizabethan Manor House.
Your expert reviewer
We love the peace and quiet of the landscaped gardens and pretty duck ponds which were once part of the moat.
The hotel is on the outskirts of Horley, a small but busy town with plenty of shops and pubs. Denbies Winery and Wakehurst Botanical Gardens are both around a 30-minute drive away.
By car: 1 hour 30 minutes from central London, 2 hours 30 minutes from Birmingham and 4 hours from Manchester. There is free parking on-site.
By train: there is a direct line from London Bridge to Horley Station and the journey takes 43 minutes. From the station, Langshott Manor is a 10-minute taxi ride or a half-hour walk. thetrainline.com
Style & Character
Langshott Manot will suit couples, families, groups of friends and anyone looking to celebrate a special occasion or a romantic weekend. The Gothic doorways, creaking stairways, heavy oak doors, dark wood panelling and beamed ceilings in the original part of the house are fantastic.
Service & Facilities
The waiters are attentive, and spot what we need almost before we do. A regal romp awaits dogs here along with a comfy bed, bowls and treats.
- Free bikes
- Free parking
- Free Wi-Fi
Dogs can accompany diners in the Gallery suite. £30 per stay.
We love the gorgeous water and wildlife views from our Moat Mews bedroom; go for one with a balcony over the water. The Arundel suite, the former nursery in the eves, is accessed via a narrow staircase and has a huge oval bath with shower over the centre - neat.
Comfy and Luxury rooms, Splendid and Spacious Attic Suites
Facilities include: bathtub with shower or separate shower unit, L'Occitane toiletries, towelling robes and slippers, handmade bed, TV, free Wi-Fi, tea and coffee facilities
Food & Drink
Warm, soft and yummy scones come fresh from the oven - simply the best. The beetroot cured salmon with tender heritage beetroot and gorgeous wasabi dressing is divine and full of flavour.
Mulberry Restaurant: three AA Rosettes. Elegant fine dining, modern British cuisine, local ingredients. Open for breakfast and dinner. Two-course dinner £33, three courses £39.
Afternoon tea: served 12-5pm. £25 per person, Monday-Friday; £28 per person, Saturday and Sunday.
Rooms available from £169 per night
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