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Laura Ashley Manor Hotel
Laura Ashley, The Manor Hotel was formerly The Edgwarebury Hotel and was built in 1540. Until 1989 the hotel was used as a private country club.
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- 15th century buildings
- Breakfast included
- Free car parking (on site)
- No smoking
- Historic Property
- Free broadband access
- Private/enclosed garden
- Outdoor terrace
- Garden furniture
- Luggage storage
- Linen included
- Towels included
- Security lockers
- Iron/ironing board
- Hair dryers
- Central heating
Food and Drinks
- English breakfast (included)
- Lunch available (at additional cost)
- Dinner available (at additional cost)
- Pub (a short drive)
- Museums (a short drive)
- Recommended restaurants (a short drive)
Full of character with its charming Tudor style exterior and recently refurbished Laura Ashley interior decor, Laura Ashley, The Manor Hotel stands within landscaped gardens, surrounded by 10 acres of natural woodland.
It offers a variety of rooms from the main Tudor House to the modern wing. All rooms have recently undergone a multi million pound refurbishment. The high quality Laura Ashley designed rooms are fresh and feature all the modern amenities you would expect from a leading hotel and leading designer brand.
With excellent access to M1, A1 and M25, Wembley and central London is within easy reach.
History to the present day
The first recorded occupant of Edgwarebury House was Commander Sir Tim Dawson BT, of the Royal Navy in 1540 AD. It remained a private residence for many generations of the Dawson family.
In the early 1930s it was turned into a private country club and remained so until the late 1960s. It was operated as a small family run hotel with a fine restaurant for some years until the recent expansion in 1989.
The building's original features have been retained and added to. The front door for example was originally part of the dungeons in Lewis Castle. The entrance hall is dominated by the original fireplace, this outstanding feature with Italian carved columns supporting the ornate mantelpiece immediately draws the eye and creates a unique setting for events & parties.
The decorative frieze paintings around the upper part of the lobby were executed by Sir Norman Little. They depict scenes from the Spanish Armada. It is understood that some of the wood in the lobby panelling is actually recovered timber from Spanish ships involved in this battle. Another feature is the wooden panel in the Beaufort room, which is believed to date back to the 1600s. In the bar there is a particularly fine set of old gothic panels made from ships lockers. The frieze over the mantelpiece features some fine carving, which frames a medieval Spanish painting, produced on leather canvas.
All of the original Fireplaces and wood carvings are still a main feature at The Manor and the refurbishment has complemented the character and period features.
Food and Drinks
The Cavendish Restaurant and Terrace Bar are perfect for enjoying a fine dining experience, where imaginative dishes are complemented by an extensive selection of wines.
The relaxed Bar enjoys panoramic views of London and the beautiful hotel gardens, creating an enjoyable atmosphere in which to unwind.
Grounds and gardens
10 acres of gardens and natural woodland.
Free WiFi available throughout the hotel. Free car parking (100 spaces). Laura Ashley designed bedrooms.
Arrival information and how to find us
Address: Laura Ashley, The Manor Hotel., Barnet Lane, Elstree London, Greater London, WD6 3RE, United Kingdom
Check In: From 2.00pm Check Out: By 12.00pm (midday)
From A1 take A411 from Stirling Corner. From M25 East to J23 and then as above.
From M25 West to J19 take A41 to A411. From M1 North to J5, take A41 to A411
Nearest Rail Link: Borehamwood & Elstree 1m
Nearest Airport: London Heathrow
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