Why We Love This Hotel
- It's in a countryside location, just 8 miles from Nottingham
- The château -style Grade II-listed building dates from the 17th century
- It is set in 3 acres of grounds with lawns & mature trees
- It has an elegant restaurant serving modern British cuisine
Set in almost three acres of grounds with mature trees and lavender -fringed lawns, the Cockliffe Country House Hotel offers a peaceful retreat that's just eight miles from Nottingham city centre. Once a farmhouse, the château- style Grade II-listed building dates from the 17th century and has architectural features including arched windows and turreted roofs.
Its location, not far from the A60 and A614, makes it a popular choice for both business and leisure travellers. Local attractions include the Ramsdale Park Golf Centre, which has two courses and is just two miles from the hotel. Papplewick Pumping Station, which was completed in 1884 and is billed as Britain's finest Victorian water works, is just a 5-minute drive away.
With its high ceilings and garden views, the hotel's fine- dining restaurant offers an elegant setting in which to enjoy contemporary British cuisine. It's open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Traditional afternoon tea, including freshly baked scones and homemade pastries, is also served in the light and airy dining room. Weather permitting, there's outside seating on the patio for al fresco drinks and dining.
There are 11 individually decorated rooms at the hotel; seven are in the main house and four are in converted barns and outbuildings. Some have original features such as chunky wooden beams. Pets are allowed in some ground -floor rooms for an additional charge.