Down Hall Country House - London

Matching Road, London, United Kingdom, CM22 7AS  show map
 4 stars
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Down Hall Country House - London

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage

Luggage storage

Locker room

24-hour

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Welcome drink

Dining room

Coffee shop

Picnic area/ Tables

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Reflex massage

Steam room

Spa & wellness center

Overview

The comfortable 4-star Down Hall Country House offers a classic accommodation in a business area of Bishop's Stortford. The hotel opened its doors in 1540 and was remodeled in 2007.

The beautiful location gives quick access to The Red House, Lakeside Shopping Centre and Capel Manor Gardens. The property is set within 9 km distance from Bishop's Stortford city center.

Welcoming guests with an indoor swimming pool, a rooftop terrace and a picnic area, the hotel is placed next to restaurants and a stadium.

Down Hall Country House lies within 15 minutes’ drive to London Stansted airport.

Rooms

Down Hall Country House provides 99 guestrooms appointed with high-speed internet, individual climate control, a dressing room, satellite TV and a laptop-compatible safe for a pleasant stay in Bishop's Stortford. The guestrooms look out on the garden. They are fitted with marble bathrooms with a shower, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

Guests can have breakfast in the dining area every morning. At the restaurant British dishes are served. Cocktails and afternoon tea are offered in the English bar. The property is located near a train station, just about 50 meters from Afternoon Tea at Down Hall and Grill Room serving a wide selection of dishes.

Services

Comforts like a safe deposit box, free self parking and a luggage storage are provided on site.

Relax

On-site spa facilities include a spa area, a steam room and a health club. Steam baths and reflex massage are also available. The hotel offers a fitness centre, a gym and a rowing machine for active guests.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2007.  Number of rooms:   99.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Luggage storage
  • Locker room
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Elevator
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Coffee shop
  • Fireplace
  • Executive/club floor
  • Female traveler room/floor
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Billiards/ Pool tables

Services

  • Pet amenities available
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Wedding services
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Welcome drink

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Picnic area/ Tables
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Catering service

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Children's buffet
  • Board games
  • DVDs/ Videos for children
  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Barbeque grills
  • Television in lobby
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Jacuzzi
  • Reflex massage
  • Library

Room facilities

  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Connecting rooms
  • Dining room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden furniture
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding
  • Fluffy down duvets

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
  • Blackout curtains

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Matching Road, London, United Kingdom, CM22 7AS

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City Center
  • London
    5.4 mi
Airports
Underground stations
  • Epping
    8.1 mi
  • Bus stop
    1.0 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2007
  • Number of rooms:
    99

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Rooms and availability

Down Hall Country House photos Room
Standard Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
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  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Connecting room
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

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    2 persons

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Deluxe Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Connecting room
  • Newspapers
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Phone in bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Hypoallergenic bed
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Media:Television
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Free movies/video
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Down Hall Country House photos Room
Executive Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 2 Single beds or 1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Connecting room
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Newspapers
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Phone in bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Hypoallergenic bed
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Free movies/video
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Deluxe|Single Executive

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Local attractions

  • The Gibberd Garden2.5 mi
    Marsh Lane, Harlow
  • Rye Meads Nature Reserve8.7 mi
    Rye Road, Ware
  • Old MacDonald's Farm12.4 mi
    Weald Road, Brentwood
  • Pets Corner3.9 mi
    Harlow Town Park, Harlow
  • Weald Country Park12.2 mi
    South Weald, Brentwood
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2007
  • Number of rooms:
    99

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Down Hall Country House Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Down Hall Country House

Average guest rating

7.6out of 10
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Based on 140 reviews

Rating by category:

Rooms
7.0
Value
7.5

Guest reviews

  • Single
    10.0

    Beautiful, iddlyic location. Very friendly staff. Can't recommend high enough. Will return with my wife for weekend sometime soon.

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    I particularly liked having afternoon tea in the garden area and admiring the serene horizon...

    I was disappointed that the whole of the hotel had been booked out for Sunday, my partner and I were planning to go for a swim and we were told that we could not use the pool...I would like to have known about this before hand.

  • Group of friends
    7.4

    Lovely room and great location.

    It would be nice if more gym equipment.

  • Older travelers
    6.6

    Good value for money, good breakfast. Good room as we had a dog and patio access was ideal. Nice grounds.

    Room decor very tired and dated, staff all totally miserable. They focused on their tasks, engaged with guests as little as possible. You definitely don't go there for the sparkling service!!

  • Older travelers
    9.6

    Good value, (flash offer). Large bedroom. The hotel is very smart, roomy, with large, well apointed public rooms. It has a feeling of prosperity, ie. it looks as though there has been a large and recent capital investment. The staff were extremely courteous and friendly.

    The restaurant menu was priced slightly below fair and the wine list was a little limited. No wines represented good value for money.

  • Single
    7.8

    There was 5 dead and 2 angry live wasps in my room !

  • Single
    10.0

    Excellent! I stay at the hotel one day, for business reason, but it was a very nice place, very relaxing. I have very appreciated.

  • Couple
    7.8

    The restaurant was somewhat of a disappointment. The menu was limited and despite it being called 'The Grill' only had one selection of steak on the menu. The sirloin steak itself was very average, with the main problem being it's thickness and the way it was cooked. I ordered a rare steak and it was presented as medium to well-done. Very poor considering that the prices reflect a much higher standard of restaurant. Also, I travel to South Africa regularly and I know how steak should be sold and served. Also the bread was stale with no offer of replacement and the wine was removed from the table whilst still a quarter full. Not good. It is a shame because the restaurant could be stunning but is sadly very under-par for the prices.

  • Single
    9.6

    Great Hotel, great location, friendly staff, great breakfast all round a great experience.

    The shower was mounted a little too low.

  • Older travelers
    9.2

    Excellent location. Grounds and buildings were beautiful. Room facilities were first class and bed extremely comfortable. Private balcony.

    Buffet breakfast - good choice but as with all buffets some of the cooked food was cold/lukewarm. Noise outside room - continual droning noise outside from ?air conditioning system or something similar. Would not take room 201 again because of this, but apart from this it was excellent. No lift facility.

  • Group of friends
    8.2

    I love staying at Down Hall as its surrounded by beautiful countryside and is peaceful.The staff are wonderful & professional.Its a beautiful building with alot of history.

    My friend stays at Down hall alot but on this occasion we had to get 2 single rooms as all doubles were booked.Sadly I have to say it was an awful experience as during most of the night I could hear doors banging which shakes all walls.It felt like I was in the closet of other rooms.I appreciate its a Hotel with weddings but it was a complete contrast to double rooms or singles on the main 1st floor.As we use this hotel for easy access to work sometimes starting at 6.30,the constant noise was an awful experience to an otherwise beautiful place to stay.I will continue to book at Down hall but never in a single room again.I would only recommend double rooms (see next question)

  • Single
    7.4

    Location and peacefull position!

    My reservation made on line was not in the system when I arrived.Luckily you had a out of order room available!

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    A lovely room with pleasant views. Friendly , helpful staff. A beautiful building with lovely gardens. My partner and I enjoyed the stay.

    The only minor problem I had was that the water pressure on the bidet was minimal and it was unusable. I never complained as I only had a one night stay.

  • Older travelers
    8.8

    the beautifully maintained grounds and gardens and spacious room

    the noise made by guests returning to their rooms in the early hours after attending a function

  • Single
    10.0

    From the moment I entered the hotel I was treated like a highly valued customer. All the staff were attentive, friendly and helpful. The room was beautifully decorated, the bed was comfortable and the bathroom was spotless.

    The shower head was set a bit too low for me and the flow from the shower was a bit feeble. It wasn't a big deal, and at the price I paid for the room through Booked.net it would have been churlish to complain.

How to reach hotel

hotel Down Hall Country House - London London location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

Matching Road, London, United Kingdom, CM22 7AS

Get directions
City Center
  • London
    5.4 mi
Airports
Underground stations
  • Epping
    8.1 mi
  • Bus stop
    1.0 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2007
  • Number of rooms:
    99

Hotel Awards

UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedLondonDown Hall Country House

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best Design Hotels in United Kingdom

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