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Rated from 1 to 5, a higher number of stars indicates a better quality, range of services and facilities with an emphasis on 6 key areas – cleanliness, service, food, bedrooms, bathrooms and hospitality.

The merit score for this hotel is 82%. This helps you to compare quality between hotels of the same star rating.

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Customer rating 9 / 10
Based on 407 reviews

Warm hospitality and attractive décor

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At a glance

Family rooms
Wheelchair accessible
Indoor pool
Civil weddings

A Victorian country-house hotel situated in a peaceful rural location amid attractive landscaped grounds. The stylishly furnished bedrooms are generally quite spacious; each is individually decorated and equipped with modern facilities. The elegant public rooms include a tastefully furnished sitting room, a cosy lounge bar, smart conservatory restaurant and an intimate dining room.


  • En-suite rooms: 35
  • Family rooms: 10
  • Ground-floor rooms: 11
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Freeview TV in rooms

Opening times

  • Closed: 24–30 December


  • Night porter
  • Outdoor parking spaces: 100


  • Steps for wheelchair: 2
  • Accessible bedrooms: 1


  • Children welcome
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu


  • Indoor swimming pool, heated
  • Outdoor swimming pool, heated
  • Gym
  • Other leisure facilities: Beauty room
  • Christmas entertainment programme
  • New Year entertainment programme


  • Minimum 24hr delegate rate (£): 178.50
  • Theatre-style holds (maximum): 100
  • Classroom-style holds (maximum): 40
  • Boardroom-style holds (maximum): 40


  • Holds a civil ceremony licence
  • Maximum number of guests: 100

Getting here

A12, A130 , A1114 to Chelmsford. 1st exit at roundabout, 1st slip road on left. Left towards Great Baddow, 1st left into West Hanningfield Road. Hotel 400 yards on left.

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M25 junction 28
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Room prices from£144.50/night**Minimum price of a standard double room *Minimum price of a standard double room
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