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The 4-star Laura Ashley The Manor in Hertfordshire offers boutique accommodation in the countryside, just 30 minutes from London. Owned by the Laura Ashley brand, it is listed in The Times's Cool Hotel Guide, which praises its "elegant" style and "excellent service".
Tucked away at the end of a curved driveway in Elstree, the Tudor-style Victorian house is surrounded by 10 acres of manicured gardens. It has a large terrace that overlooks a pond, and there's a big chess set on the lawn.
The hillside manor retains many of its original architectural features, including the dramatic wooden fireplace in the centre of the grand reception hall. The décor, designed by the Laura Ashley team, features neutral colours, rich fabrics and ornamental pieces.
The Cavendish Restaurant, which has two AA Rosettes and is listed in The Michelin Guide 2016, serves modern British dishes. The Terrace Bar overlooks the gardens and has panoramic views including London on a clear day. It's an ideal spot for afternoon tea with a glass of champagne.
There are 49 rooms: Standard Double Rooms are in the contemporary wing of the hotel. Most Superior Rooms (also in the contemporary wing) have direct access to the terraced garden area and views of the hotel grounds. Deluxe Rooms are in the main house and some have views of London. Some Suites also have views of London. Wi-Fi is free throughout.
The property has been featured in The Guardian, Country Living and the London Evening Standard, as well as television programmes and films. Previous guests include Peter Sellers, Tom Cruise and John Cleese.
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