Fawsley Hall Hotel & Spa
“Walk in the footsteps of Elizabeth I at a hotel steeped in history” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
Dating back to the 15th century, this delightful hotel is peacefully located in beautiful parkland designed by 'Capability' Brown. Spacious, individually designed bedrooms and stylish public areas are beautifully furnished with antique and period pieces. The different wings of the house – Tudor, Georgian and Victorian – all have their distinct identity. For a true sense of the past, guests can choose to stay in the Queen's Suite, where Elizabeth I slept in 1575. Afternoon tea is served in the impressive Great Hall, Tudor Bar and Lounge, and dinner is available in the award-winning Cedar Restaurant, with its original beams and stonework, an impressive inglenook fireplace and candlelit tables dressed in fine white linen. The hotel has its own cinema and the spa features an ozone pool, treatment rooms and fitness studio.
Facilities – at a glance
- En-suite rooms: 60
- Family rooms: 8
- Bedrooms Ground: 2
- Satellite TV available
- WiFi available
- Hearing loop installed
- Children welcome
- Cots provided
- High chairs
- Children's portions or menu
- Indoor Pool
- Hard Tennis Court
- Gym available
- Croquet Available
- Spa Available
- Christmas entertainment programme
- New Year entertainment programme
- Night porter available
- Outdoor parking spaces: 140
- Accessible bedrooms: 2
- Walk-in showers
- Single room, minimum price: £139
- Double room, minimum price: £149
- Open all year
- Maximum number of guests: 150
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About the area
Northamptonshire is a mainly rural county of gentle beauty, with farmland, forest and great country estates. Rivers, canals and meadows are all part of the tranquil scene, providing a haven for wildlife.
This is a great area for walking, touring and exploring villages of stone and thatch. There are also some impressive Saxon churches at Brixworth and Earls Barton. Northampton is the county town, and along with Kettering, has long been associated with the production of footwear. Kettering was the second largest town until it was overtaken by the rapid development of Corby as a major centre of the steel industry.
Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park is set in Northamptonshire, although it seems that Austen never actually visited the county. Other famous connections include the poet John Dryden (1631-1700) who was born in the tiny village of Aldwincle; King Richard III (1452-1485) born at Fotheringhay Castle; and American revolutionaries George Washington (1732-1799), whose family came from Sulgrave Manor, and Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) whose father was born in another tiny Northamptonshire village called Ecton.
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