Mercure Letchworth Hall
Why We Love This Hotel
- This historic property sits within 8 acres of Hertfordshire countryside & overlooks the 18-hole Letchworth Golf Club grounds
- Letchworth was the first garden city in the world, designed by Sir Ebenezer Howard & named one of the "design miracles" of the 20th century by The Daily Telegraph
- The property is a 40-minute drive from Cambridge & St Albans
Built in 1625 and later absorbed into the world's first garden city, Letchworth Hall is a 4-star manor-house hotel with preserved original features such as grand chimney stacks, oak panelling, rustic beamed ceilings and stone fireplaces. Previous guests include Oscar Wilde, Daryl Hannah and Elaine Paige.
The property is between the market towns of Hitchin and Baldock, and is nestled within eight acres of countryside which is roamed by muntjac deer and Letchworth black squirrels -- which were first spotted in their natural habitat in 1912.
The hotel has its own spa, offering treatments ranging from manicures to massages, and there is also an on-site Nuffield Health Centre which all guests can access for free. This has a gym, a heated indoor pool, a sauna and a steam room. Lytton's Restaurant has a menu offering British and international dishes, and the bar has views of Letchworth Golf Course, which has 18-holes and was established in 1905. There are 87 ensuite bedrooms, and there is complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.
Duxford Imperial War Museum is a 30-minute drive from the property. Cambridge, St Albans Cathedral and Woburn Abbey Estate are within a 40-minute drive, and although Woburn has a seasonal closure, the grounds remain open.