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Spotlight on Pendley Manor Hotel

Pendley Manor

Described as ‘Hertfordshire’s hedonist hideaway’, Pendley Manor is a romantic retreat surrounded by 35 acres of grounds and gardens. Its historic architecture and immaculate lawns provide the perfect setting for relaxed escapism. New to this year, here’s what you need to know.

Pendley Manor Hotel

A sumptuous Grade II listed manor house in Hertfordshire, Pendley Manor is a red brick sophisticated Tudor revival property with more than 1000 years of history to its site. Perfect for elegant staycations, it is all high ceilings and regal grandeur. The range of rooms and suites go from Classic Doubles in the Manor House itself to elaborate suites, some of which are located in more contemporary buildings within the grounds. 

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The award-winning restaurant

The award-winning Oak Restaurant serves delectable British fare in quintessential country house surroundings. Food is about taste as well as impeccable presentation, however for something a little more relaxed, there’s also the Peacock Lounge for light meals and drinks. This light conservatory space is where plush furnishings with floral details sit under a majestic chandelier; and the room brings the outside in. 

Pendley Manor spa

The combination of leisure facilities and spa treatments is the cherry on top of a hotel break at Pendley Manor. Work out in the Life Fitness gym, take a dip in the tranquil lap pool, revive with a sauna and steam or relax in the Jacuzzi. In treatment rooms they also offer a variety of face and body therapies using the ESPA and Jessica product lines. From prescription facials and aromatherapy massages to manicures and pedicures, the spa is all about indulgence and tailoring treatments to suit your needs. Choose from Lava Shell massages or reflexology, then complete your spa day with a restorative healthy lunch, designed with wellbeing in mind.

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Beautiful grounds and gardens

Set in 35 acres of grounds and immaculate lawns, the scene is set for a relaxing break. The grounds are also ideal for summer staycation activities including strolls in the sunshine and reading in peace and quiet. There’s also ample opportunity to play a round of croquet on the lawn or visit a nearby golf course. If you ask at reception they can also give you a list of specialist partners who can offer archery, go-karting or even hot air ballooning nearby.

The verdict

Pendley Manor’s easy going atmosphere, vast amount of space and range of experiences makes it perfect for lots of different occasions and visitors. It’s history, style, food and service makes it perfect for romantic escapes. However, the space and activities make it ideal for groups of friends and with family rooms available as well as all that space outside for children to run around, it’s ideal for families.

Pendley Manor

Top tips for visiting Pendley Manor

  • Stay for two or even three nights to make the most of the experience including time in the spa and exploring the grounds.
  • Book a round of golf, take out the croquet set or an activity nearby such as hot air ballooning as part of a special occasion.
  • Have a drink in the wood-panelled hideaway, The Shakespeare Bar, before dinner - dressing up and taking photos by the hand-carved fireplace.

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