A complimentary glass of Champagne on arrival
STOP-OVERS DON’T GET MUCH SEXIER than an overnight stay in Elizabethan Langshott Manor. A mere ten-minute drive from Gatwick Airport, it’s a world away from the noise and hubbub of international air travel.
Start or end your holiday in style at this 16th century boutique hotel near Horley, set in three beautiful acres. It even has its own ancient moat.
Charming interiors of exposed beams and roaring fires give this cosy hotel a special old English character. But there’s nothing old-fashioned about the 22 individually designed bedrooms; each has wi-fi and thick fluffy robes are on hand to wrap up in after a soak in the deep baths in the marble and granite ensuites.
Hand-made mattresses and fine Egyptian cotton linen create a perfect haven to sink into if you’ve got an early flight to catch, or are relaxing after a long flight. Standard bedrooms are richly decorated with opulent fabrics and warm colour schemes, while some Classic rooms have snug window seats that overlook the garden mews. Luxury rooms have large tubs, perfect for sharing, and enjoy lake views or private gardens.
Splurge on a suite for a special celebration or honeymoon first night. Live out your Tudor fantasies in the Henry VIII junior suite, with its four-poster bed, silver rolltop bath, working fireplace and private decked terrace. Or make an impression with the Wisley master suite’s private garden terrace, oversized bathroom and welcoming lounge.
Relive the romance of bygone days by dining al fresco on the terrace in summer, surrounded by the heady scent of English lavender, or in the newly-refurnished and award-winning Mulberry Restaurant. Veggies from the hotel’s own kitchen garden are served up in a fine dining experience that previous lords and ladies of the manor would have relished.
Get things off to a good start with a delicious afternoon tea at the Mulberry; add a glass of champagne to mark a honeymoon or special occasion. Whether you’re extending your romantic break before you drive home, or getting your overseas hols off to a great start, Langshott Manor is one airport hotel that you won’t want leave.
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Langshott Manor was reviewed by Room for Romance