About the Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel
- This Grade I-listed country mansion dates back to the 18th century
- The restaurant overlooks a Versailles-style canal in the gardens
- The North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the South Downs National Park and Winchester city centre are all less than 40 minutes' drive away
Situated near the small village of Eversley by the Berkshire-Hampshire border, Warbrook House is a Grade I-listed country mansion that was designed by architect John James in 1724. The property is set within 130 acres of Grade II-listed gardens, and takes its name (Warbrook) from the stream that waters them.
Reading town centre is a 25-minute drive from the hotel. Highclere Castle -- the filming location for "Downton Abbey" in the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty -- is 40 minutes' drive away.
Winchester, on the edge of the South Downs National Park, is less than 40 minutes' drive away. The city has a medieval cathedral with a 17th-century library and a Norman crypt, and is also home to the ruins of Winchester Castle, originally built in 1067 for William the Conqueror. The Great Hall is the last surviving part and is now a museum where you can see Henry VIII's legendary Round Table -- an imitation of King Arthur's table that is said to date from the early 13th century.
The hotel has a bar for drinks and light meals such as salads and homemade pizzas, while the Canal View Restaurant serves seasonal dishes for lunch and dinner, and overlooks the Versailles-style canal in the gardens.
Mansion House Rooms are situated in the main house and have views of the grounds. Wi-Fi is free.