The house, which for over 100 years has been a country retreat, still retains the feel of a private home where the Hamilton family provide a warm and caring welcome with comfortable lounges, and bedrooms where you are pampered with fluffy towels, local filtered well water and home made biscuits.
Located close to Highclere Castle, home of the television series Downton Abbey, this family run Victorian Country Hotel is small and unpretentious.
It is set amidst the splendour of the North Wessex Down, close by the lovely Bourne Valley, in an area designated one of outstanding natural beauty.
Bedrooms are individually decorated, many with king size beds, spa bath and some with four poster beds.
The Courtyard Restaurant
The fabric-lined walls and large windows overlooking the gardens provide an elegant setting for our Chef’s outstanding cuisine.
The Restaurant serves award winning food with a choice of dinner dishes to suit all tastes and a reasonably priced lunch menu and traditional afternoon tea which can be served with a glass of champagne for that special occasion.
The bright and airy lounge is decorated in soft summer shades and is ideal for a relaxing afternoon or after-dinner drinks. A selection of magazines and newspapers are available for your enjoyment.
A small library provides a more intimate atmosphere where you can curl up with a good book, and in the winter time enjoy the log fire
With a fine selection of wines, malts, spirits, liqueurs and draught bitter and lager the bar is the perfect place for pre-dinner drinks or a drink with friends.
Our air conditioned Function Room provides a choice of location for private parties, weddings or meetings.
Relax in the Countryside
Perfect for a 1 or 2 night break for exploring thatched villages and gardens of the North Hampshire Downs or the historic cities of Winchester, Salisbury and Oxford, or the mystical Stonehenge.
Fun in the Countryside
Enjoy the numerous activities of the area. Driving sports and Formula cars around the Thruxton racing circuit, thrilling off road driving experiences over tough terrain, tank driving on Salisbury Plain, a day with the birds at the Hawk Conservancy, a complimentary round of golf at The Hampshire Golf Club, or for a small fee, daily membership of the Newbury Nuffield Health Club with swimming pool, badminton, squash and health and beauty spa.
For those who wish to just relax their day away in our 3-acres of gardens, we have a selection of games to while away the day. From croquet to table tennis and giant chess to board games.
After a day in the countryside, return to Esseborne for Afternoon Tea in front of a log fire followed by a relaxing jacuzzi in your own bathroom in preparation for a fine cuisine dinner before returning to your luxurious King Size bed.
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