Hambleton Hall, Rutland

Located in the village of Hambleton and close to Oakham, Rutland, Hambleton Hall is one of Britain’s finest country house hotels.

Hambleton Hall was built in 1881 as a hunting box by Walter Marshall who left it to his sister, Eva Astley Paston Cooper. Eva was a socialite who gathered a salon including Noel Coward, Malcolm Sargent and Charles Scott-Moncrieff.

The creation of Rutland Water in 1976 (to provide water for the inhabitants of Peterborough and Northampton) transformed the outside environment. The inside was transformed by the current owners Tim and Stefa Hart creating the stunning country house hotel Hambleton Hall is today.

There are 16 rooms at Hambleton Hall, all of which welcome dogs. The rooms are individually decorated in an elegant, period style and include features such as bay windows, marble bathrooms, 4-poster beds or hand-stencilled walls. All come with free WiFi and TVs.

A maximum of 2 dogs can stay in the rooms at Hambleton Hall and the only restriction on size is the type of room you book.
There is a cost of £10 per dog per night and they have also welcomed cats and rabbits but favour dogs.

Cooked breakfast is included in your room rate, while there is also a renowned dining restaurant with the hotel holding a Michelin Star since 1982.

Other amenities include a cosy, antiques-filled lounge with a fireplace, the landscaped gardens and an outdoor pool.

The hall is a great place to sit with your beloved four-legged friend. The dining room is restricted to dogs assisting the blind. You are requested not to leave your dog unattended in the bedrooms so when guests dine your pet can either return to your car or put in a travel cage.

Hambleton Hall is surrounded by gardens and countryside and of course you have the whole of Rutland Water to explore. The attractive 3,100 acre reservoir has a reputation for providing a balance of sport, leisure and wildlife conservation so cannot fail to provide something for everyone.

Hambleton Hall really is a haven for gourmets, wine lovers, walkers and our canine companions.

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