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Why we love Mercure Warwickshire Walton Hall Hotel & Spa

A magnificent country house retreat in the heart of the Warwickshire countryside

In the tranquil Warwickshire countryside, inspiring to so many artists, writers and admirers of nature's beauty, Mercure Warwickshire Walton Hall Hotel & Spa sits on the Walton Hall estate, inviting guests into its hallowed halls and to treat them like home for a little while. Perfect for mini breaks that need no excuse as well as romantic getaways and celebratory retreats, here are just a few of the reasons we love Mercure Warwickshire Walton Hall Hotel & Spa.

Magnificent architecture

The 16th century estate is steeped in history, retaining its architectural prowess. From the 15th century the property was owned by the brilliantly named Lestrange family (no Harry Potter relations as far as we're aware). Over the years it was developed into the illustrious place it is today, ultimately owned by Lord Field who sold it to entertainer Danny La Rue. After a fiendish background involving divorce scandals, aristocratic ascendance and two Canadian con men, it eventually became a hotel, and aren't we pleased it did? Now we can all enjoy the magnificent architecture, glittering chandeliers and enchanting views.

Local history

It's not just Walton Hall Hotel & Spa itself that has an intriguing history - the surrounding area is also brimming with places to go and things to see thanks to its illustrious past. In many ways the area is most famous for its literary son, William Shakespeare, who was born in nearby Stratford-Upon-Avon. A trip is certainly worth a visit while you're in the area. You may also consider a jaunt to Warwick Castle and Blenheim Palace.

Extensive grounds and gardens

Mercure Warwickshire Walton Hall Hotel is surrounded by 65 acres of grounds and gardens, all of which add to its charm and beauty. From every corner of the hotel, the expanse of green greets you. It's a wonderful place to stroll and take in the fresh air, exploring the combination of parkland, woodland, the lake and formal gardens. For those feeling energetic, it's a beautiful place to go for a jog before settling into the spa for the afternoon.

An award-winning restaurant

Food is one of our favourite parts of any hotel getaway and Walton Hall Hotel does not disappoint. The Oranges and Lemons Brasserie is a contemporary space in the more modern part of the hotel. It features French doors opening out onto a pretty terrace.

A modern spa

The health and leisure club at Mercure Warwickshire Walton Hall Hotel and Spa is part of the more contemporary part of the estate, offering everything a modern traveller could ask for to work out and wind down. There's a fitness studio, an indoor pool, sauna and steam room, as well as treatments from Decléor, Jessica and St Tropez - perfect for pampering and feeling your best.

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