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Bedford, Bedfordshire - 2 miles (3 km)
Barns Hotel enjoys a quiet setting in attractive gardens, overlooking the picturesque River Great Ouse and a country park. It is located two miles from Bedford town centre and is easily accessed from the M1 and A1.
Once home to the Whitbread brewing family, the hotel has a distinct country house ambience. All bedrooms are non-smoking, feature spacious bathrooms and offer modern facilities including LCD TVs and free Wi-Fi internet access. Many have inspiring river and country park views.
The Wineglass Restaurant overlooks the river and offers relaxing surroundings in which to savour delicious cuisine from an inspired menu created in conjunction with a Michelin starred chef. Fine wine is a cornerstone of the Wineglass Restaurant and 40 handpicked wines are available by the glass. Alfresco dining is also available at the water?s edge in the summer.
Guests have free use of two nearby leisure clubs, both within easy reach of the hotel.
Buckingham / Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire - 15 miles (24 km)
Dating back to 1577, Villiers was Buckingham's main coaching inn during Oliver Cromwell's time. Its original character has been enhanced with timeless decor and designer fabrics. Bedrooms are individually styled, spacious and offer free Wi-fi internet. Three Suites have galleries overlooking a lounge area below. A traditional bar with log fires and real ales contrasts with the atmosphere of the contemporary, air-conditioned restaurant serving innovative dishes using the freshest ingredients.
Woburn Abbey Estate / Milton Keynes, Bedfordshire - 15 miles (24 km)
Nestling in Woburn village, eight miles from Milton Keynes, this charming 18th century hotel fuses English tradition with contemporary creature comforts. As part of the Woburn Abbey Estate, bedrooms enjoy beautiful views of Woburn Park, and feature free Wi-Fi and satellite TV. Cottages are available across the courtyard from the main hotel. Awarded Two AA Rosettes and voted 'Best Restaurant in Bedfordshire' in the Foodie Guide, Oliver's Restaurant treats guests to modern British and French cuisine. Continuing the Woburn tradition of afternoon tea, come mid-afternoon, the Tavistock Bar and Lounge serves tea accompanied by freshly baked scones, topped with strawberry jam and clotted cream. Ample free on-site parking.
Harpenden / St. Albans, Hertfordshire - 32 miles (51 km)
Harpenden House is a grand, Grade II listed Georgian townhouse hotel, a 5-minute walk from Harpenden High Street. The ancient Roman town of St. Albans is a short drive away and a direct rail link reaches Central London in 20 minutes. Bedrooms are spacious and offer free Wi-Fi - most are located in the modern wing, with a selection in the Georgian house. Those in the main house also benefit from air-conditioning. Many of the hotel's period features remain intact, including a large 18th century fireplace in the Welcombe Lounge. Modern British cuisine is served in the WinePress Restaurant, where 40 handpicked wines are available by the glass. There is ample free on-site parking.
Harpenden House Hotel is 9 miles from Hatfield House: you're sure to enjoy this picturesque market town's green open spaces, abundance of cafes and boutique shops. A short walk from the hotel will take you to Rothamsted Manor, where the remains of a Roman shrine have been found.
Silverstone / Milton Keynes, Northamptonshire - 37 miles (59 km)
Whittlebury Hall enjoys a rural setting, with golf course views, just over 3 miles from Silverstone and 10 minutes from the M1. Its Day Spa is world-class, featuring a full thermal suite of invigorating heat and ice experiences, ancient bathing rituals - including a Hammam chamber and Rasul room - and spa treatments by Elemis, ESPA, Jessica and Clarins. The Spa has its own hair studio and the full leisure club features an indoor pool and Cybex gym. Award-winning Murray's Restaurant serves fine cuisine, fusing flavour with fashion, and is one of 3 restaurants on-site.
Rugby / Warwick Castle, Warwickshire - 53 miles (86 km)
This magnificent Grade II listed Victorian Gothic mansion is set in
7 acres of beautiful gardens and woodland, two miles from Rugby. The M6 is 3 minutes away and Warwick, Coventry, Birmingham Airport, the NEC and M1 are all within easy reach. Brownsover Hall exudes period charm, no more so than in grand Gothic setting of the Sir Gilbert Scott Restaurant. Here, diners can savour the best of English cooking and, from autumn 2010, there will be 40 handpicked wines available by the glass. Bedrooms are spacious and offer free Wi-Fi. The converted stable block features charming rooms with original oak beams.
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