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Spotlight on Stapleford Park

Fancy staying in a hotel that's hosted royalty dating back to William the Conqueror?

From the moment you arrive, Stapleford Park makes an impression. The historic estate in Leicestershire is grand and imposing, but alongside its illustrious heritage it also boasts contemporary hospitality and wellness experiences that are definitely worth travelling for.

A historic hotel

The property dates back to 1783, when it was built for the Sherard and Tamblyn families, later the Earls of Harborough. Having passed into the Gretton family, who would become the Barons Gretton, in 1894, it remained with them until it became a hotel in 1988. Today it retains its sense of history, with grand interiors and opulent architecture alongside carefully considered modern updates.

Multiple places to stay

Stapleford Park has multiple accommodation options, making it a great destination for lots of occasions. Its 55 beautifully designed bedrooms in the main house are certainly ideal for a romantic getaway, but then again the Pavilion Cottage within the grounds, with three luxurious en-suite bedrooms and an open kitchen/lounge area, is ideal for families and small groups alike.

Acres of entertainment

The hotel is set in 500 acres and really makes the most of it when it comes to entertainment. For example, there is an 18-hole championship course and a golf simulator, as well as country pursuits and activities ranging from bike hire and picnics to giant chess, falconry, clay pigeon shooting, archery and croquet.

Luxury spa escape

Pampering is in two parts at Stapleford Park - in the Main House you will find 22-metre indoor pool, a sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi, while a stroll through the Rose Gardens will take you to a converted 1899 Baroque Revival Stable Block, which is now home to the Lifestyle Club. Here you will find fitness facilities as well as spa treatment rooms, where skilful therapists use Mediterranean-inspired Temple Spa products in a range of holistic face and body therapies.

Dining in style

Dinner at the award-winning Grinling Gibbons is an occasion to dress for at Stapleford Park - a grand affair in the mansion. For those partial to afternoon tea, it's served in the elegant Drawing Room, while drinks take place in the Library Bar by the fire overlooking the croquet lawns.

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