Hotel Review: Rushton Hall and Spa, Northamptonshire, UK

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One of England’s smashing qualities is that it has story and birthright that goes behind centuries. Hotels such as a Grade we listed Rushton Hall Spa, on a borders of a pleasing panorama of Northamptonshire, is a covenant to that.

Its good looks and smashing Jacobean ceilings were fashioned by Sir John Tresham who lived there for some 200 years. By 1829 it was in a hands of William Williams-Hope of Hope Diamond celebrity – a gem said to be value 300 million dollars. When he died, Miss Clara Thornhill, a crony of Charles Dickens, purchased Rushton Hall. In 1957 a RNIB non-stop a gymnasium as a propagandize in and sole it in 2003 to H we Limited, a secretly owned family business.

But it’s not a fact that this mill building dates behind to 1438 or that it has links to a gunpowder tract or even that Charles Dickens wrote his famous novel Great Expectations here – featuring a Great Hall where Lady Havisham would lay – that creates it special.

The building has a many intriguing provenance though it’s many strenuous lift is that this 4 star hotel and a 28-acre estate, innumerable antique furnishings and strange mill fireplaces, is utterly simply, over posh. You will get a clarity of this even as we proceed by a span of formally superb gatehouses and onto a prolonged twisty widen of drive that leads to a noble building that looms ahead.

Who for

This grand hotel oozes intrigue in a timber timbered walls, chandeliers, and friendly service. Families would find this a relaxing venue to applaud an anniversary or birthday, and with so most decorum, business travellers would find remit here.


There are 46 divided styled bedrooms, 30 of that are in a categorical house, another 15 in a stables above a sauna with another 6 in a newly built Orangerie.

Spacious four-poster bed room , Rushton Hall Hotel, Northamptonshire
Spacious four-poster bedroom

Bedrooms are sumptuous, luxuriously atmospheric and infrequently with perplexing plasterwork. The staterooms have four print double beds with abounding covers and poetic touches such as an out-of-date trouser press (you have no thought how useful this is). Bathrooms are stylish and either we get a bath, showering or both, all have Penhaligon’s toiletries.

Tip: Choose a stateroom for a best noble experience.


The Great Hall is a room to behold. You could spend some pondering time appreciating a intricately forged mill fireplace, ash panelling and a stained potion windows. Or only suffer some still time.

The Great Hall that desirous Charles Dickens
The Great Hall that desirous Charles Dickens

The sauna comes with a full menu of treatments with 6 diagnosis bedrooms (ideal for groups such as hen parties), a pool, sauna, steam room, dual prohibited tubs (inside and outside), entirely versed gym.

Rushton Hall Pool, Northamptonshire
Rushton Hall Pool

The drift are sensuous and abundant with ancient trees, a lake and several walking trails that make for a smashing after-lunch or pre-dinner saunter.

Food and Drink

Top nick dining is served in their noble dining room and is combined by Head Chef Adrian Coulthard regulating anniversary mixture and internal suppliers to furnish their spin on British cuisine.

For lunch there is a loll menu and comprises soup, Ploughman’s lunch, epicurean dishes or a elementary sandwich with a side of fries.

If we are there over a weekend, we can suffer their Sunday lunch of roasted meats or vegetarian dishes.

Afternoon tea is renouned and ranges from scones and finger sandwiches and an collection of cakes. Sip tea or champagne depending on how impracticable we feel.

There is a intelligent infrequent dress formula so trainers and t-shirts will demeanour out of place.

What’s nearby?

Northampton city is around half an hour away, though a whole indicate of a stay here is to suffer a lush integrate of days within a hotel itself.

How much

Classic Bedroom rate is £240 for dual including cooking bed and a full English breakfast.

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