Set in Northamptonshire panorama and usually 5 miles from Northampton, Sedgebrook Hall is a Victorian nation house, set in 13 acres of grounds, that has been extended into a discussion hotel (and partial of a Principal Hayley group), catering mostly for conferences, events and weddings.
We arrived utterly late after a prolonged tour so were elegant of a discerning check-in before being destined to a rooms. We had trafficked with a trailer carrying 3 boats so also took comfort from a electronic confidence on attainment that rescued a numberplate on entrance into a grounds. It was utterly a prolonged travel to a room from accepting – this maybe shouldn’t have come as a warn given a hotel has around 100 guest rooms, though if mobility is an emanate for you, we competence wish to discuss this in advance.
We had dual customary bedrooms subsequent doorway to any other – one double and one twin. Both were rather compress with usually adequate room for a table and a singular comfy chair. Had we been spending any length of time in a room, it would have been good to have a tiny some-more space though we were out all day via a stay so this wasn’t unequivocally an emanate for us.
The beds were really gentle with thick, soothing mattress toppers that positive us of a good night’s nap any night.
We had been given codes (one per device) for giveaway wireless internet access, and this worked excellent from all areas of a hotel that we tried, including a rooms.
The lavatory was utterly tiny also though enclosed a WC, dish and a bath with a showering over it.
Complimentary Eco Boutique code toiletries (Aloe Leaf Green Tea) were provided.
The hotel is quite good versed for conferences – with some-more than 20 assembly and eventuality bedrooms – and weddings. There’s a gym, tennis justice and putting green, as good as indoor pool, prohibited cylinder and sauna. The Tempus Bar Restaurant are a focal indicate within a hotel where we can relax, have a splash and an dusk meal.
We dined in on one of a evenings and were agreeably astounded by a food. My pulpy ham pawn and pea terrine came with black pudding croutons, spiced apple puree, preserved carrots and pea and popcorn shoots.
My wife’s ‘superfood salad’ consisted of a charming garb of broccoli, baby spinach, red quinoa, baby kale, avocado, pomegranate seeds, roasted squish and tender shredded beetroot.
One of a sons had a Italian pressed tomatoes (from a specials menu) with Parmesan and dressed leaves drizzled with herb oil that also looked to be a really appealing option.
For my categorical course, we had a posterior of lamb cooking in Moroccan spices (and served pinkish as per my request) with a really juicy multiple of burst freekeh, apricots, pistachios, raita and coriander cress.
My mother duration had a smoked haddock with garlic crushed potatoes and a pellet mustard sauce.
Between us, we sampled dual desserts: a chocolate and orange ganache spicy with a pecan crisp and crème fraiche…
…as good as a hiss and pistachio cut served with clotted cream ice cream.
Breakfast is served during a same grill any morning and offering on a smorgasboard basis, with prohibited and cold options available.
Rates start from £125 per room per night, including breakfast.
The best bit
For us, a best bit about a hotel – and a reason we chose it – was a location. Not usually is it situated in pacific Northamptonshire panorama though it is also usually 2 miles from Northampton Sailing Club, located on a western seaside of Pitsford Water, a fountainhead where we were attending a sailing event.
The final verdict
The hotel was excellent for a needs but, in my opinion, substantially excels best with a marketplace that it’s essentially set out to support for – namely, conferences and weddings – rather than convenience breaks. Its size, blueprint and sustenance of assembly bedrooms meant it has a discussion ‘feel’ to it, and this is substantially where a hotel’s gift lies.
Disclosure: My stay was pleasantness of Sedgebrook Hall.