Hambleton Hall Hotel
This picturesque Victorian country house gives guests a taste of grandeur. The suave interiors of its bedrooms and suites, all individually designed, reach new heights of comfort – lit warmly by standalone lamps and framed by heavy, floral-print curtains. Hambleton’s sprawling land is gorgeous, with gardens and grounds rolling right up to the edge of Rutland Water itself. The in-house restaurant has held a Michelin star since 1982 for its high-quality fine dining. Push the boat out with the evening tasting menu or get a cheaper taste of chef Aaron Patterson’s haute cuisine on the set lunch menu, where starters like ham hock ravioli are followed by mains of pan-fried seabass in a bouillabaisse sauce.