The Billesley Manor Hotel
About the Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel
- This 17th-century manor is set in 11 acres of Warwickshire countryside and has a 100-year-old topiary garden
- The hotel boasts a library said to have been used by William Shakespeare
- There is an extensive health club with a gym, an indoor swimming pool, a sauna and a steam room
Steeped in history, this Elizabethan manor house boasts 11 acres of grounds incorporating a 100-year-old topiary garden, a fountain and an 11th-century church where William Shakespeare is said to have married Anne Hathaway.
The pretty town of Stratford-upon-Avon, where you'll find Shakespeare's Birthplace, Anne Hathaway's Cottage and Mary Arden's Farm, is less than 10 minutes away by car. Warwick, known for its massive Norman castle, Charlecote Park, Tudor World and Ragley Hall (considered one of England's finest Palladian mansions) are all less than 20 minutes' drive away.
Facilities at the hotel include a health club with a gym, an indoor swimming pool, a sauna and a steam room, plus tennis courts, a yoga hut and beauty rooms. Alternatively, guests can relax in the library, which was reputedly visited by Shakespeare himself.
The hotel's Stuart Restaurant is split into two areas within the old manor house: an oak-panelled dining room and The Great Hall, which has a minstrels' gallery.
Rooms are split between the Manor House and the Cedar Barns (a short walk from the main building). Standard and Superior Rooms are mainly located in the Cedar Barns. All have traditional décor and views of the hotel grounds. Wi-Fi is free.