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Hambleton Hall

Oakham, Rutland LE15 8TH

Type: Country Hotel

Hambleton Hall is one of Britain’s finest country house hotels. The lakeside setting is spectacular and only some two and a half hours north of central London. The restaurant is a haven for gourmets and wine lovers and the rooms combine comfort and style. In 1980, Tim and Stefa Hart established Hambleton Hall in the charming county of Rutland. Since then Michelin, The Good Food Guide, The AA, The Good Hotel Guide, Andrew Harper and others have consistently rated both hotel and restaurant as amongst the Nation’s very best.


Every room and suite at Hambleton Hall has been designed to provide exceptional standards of comfort. All rooms have been sympathetically decorated in a distinctive style, and all are luxuriously furnished with comfortable furniture and rich fabrics.

The warm and attentive staff aim to guarantee the highest level of personal service. While the hotel maintains all of the charm and elegance of days gone by, facilities, amenities and services remain at the leading-edge of what you would expect from a world-class hotel.

At Hambleton Hall, you’ll find exceptional wining and dining in the award-winning restaurant.

Michelin star chef, Aaron Patterson and his highly skilled team use only the best local produce and the dishes have a strong seasonal bias producing quite brilliant, assured cooking. The wine list is a joy coupled with the unparalleled sommeliership of Dominique Baduel who will recommend the perfect choice of wine to compliment your meal.

Dining at Hambleton Hall is sophistication in the true sense of the word, with something terrific for everyone.

Hambleton Hall welcome children over the age of five in the main restaurant who are able to sit throughout a meal. Children under five are welcome to dine in one of the private dining rooms. Please be aware that due to the size of the house, Afternoon Tea is not available to non-resident guests.

Hambleton Hall is perched high atop the Hambleton peninsular and overlooks a magnificent body of water — Rutland Water. The largest man-made lake in western Europe, Rutland Water has something for everyone. The attractive 3,100 acre reservoir has an international reputation for providing a balance of sport, leisure and wildlife conservation and offers the opportunity for all to try something new.

You can try energetic sports such as windsurfing, rock-climbing or canoeing, hire a dinghy, bicycle or fishing boat or just relax by the water and watch the action around the 25 mile shoreline.

The internationally famous Rutland Water Nature Reserve provides one of the most important wildfowl sanctuaries in Great Britain, regularly holding in excess of 20,000 waterfowl.

The Reserve occupies shore line and shallow water lagoons along nine miles of the western end of Rutland Water Reservoir and covers a total area of 1,000 acres. It was created in the 1970s with the construction of the reservoir. There are currently 31 bird watching hides and nature trails from two visitor centres.

Hambleton Village

The village is situated on the Hambleton Peninsula, surrounded on three sides by Rutland Water, and is approximately three kilometres from the small market town of Oakham. It is thought that Hambleton was at one time the capital of the Anglo Saxon Kings in Rutland. The Doomsday Book states the village having an estimated population of 750; with three priests, three churches, a mill and 45 ploughs at work.

In 1976, Rutland Water was created by flooding the lower land to provide a water source for the local area. Nether Hambleton (known as the ‘lost village’), is now full submerged under Rutland Water and has been shown by excavation to have once been a sizeable medieval settlement.

Other Local Attractions

Within thirty minutes of Hambleton there are a number of country houses, castles and churches of considerable interest. Burghley House, Belton House, Belvoir Castle, Grimsthorpe Castle and Rockingham Castle are favourites. Some local village churches include Normanton and Exton.


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Hambleton Hall gift vouchers are printed onto A5 card and posted out in a presentation box.

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