Hambleton Hall Hotel & Restaurant

Oakham, Rutland
+44 (0)1572 756991
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£295 - £775
per night

An unbeatable position on Rutland Water, a Michelin star in the restaurant, a roaring fire in the bar and a swimming pool in the garden


17 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome

£295 - £775 per night

The Experience

Hambleton is matchless, one of the seven wonders of English country-house hotels. It sits on a tiny peninsular that juts into Rutland Water. You can sail on it, cycle round it, or watch terns and osprey commute across it. Back at the house the undisputed wonders of Hambleton wait: sofas by the fire in the panelled hall, a pillared bar in red for cocktails, a Michelin star in the elegant dining room. French windows in the sitting room – beautiful art, fresh flowers, the daily papers – open onto fine gardens. Expect clipped lawns and gravel paths, a formal parterre garden that bursts with summer colour and a walled swimming pool with views over parkland to the water. Bedrooms are flawless: hand-stitched Italian linen, mirrored armoires, Roberts radios and marble bathrooms. Stefa’s eye for fabrics, some of which coat the walls, is impeccable; the Pavilion, a two-bedroom suite, has its own terrace. Polish the day off with ambrosial food, perhaps beetroot terrine with horseradish sorbet, fallow venison with Asian pear, passion fruit soufflé with banana sorbet. Barnsdale Gardens are close.


  • EV charger
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming



Nightly price
from £295
Singles £210-£225. Dinner, B&B £225 per person.
15 Twin/doubles
From £295
1 Suite for 4
From £550


Booking information

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Minimum stay: 2 nights at weekends.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

Leads, bedding, poo bags, bowls, food and biscuits. Crates, cuddly toys, waterproof coats and towelling for muddy paws.

Dogs £10. Max. 2.

Great walks around Hambleton; maps provided. Livestock in many of the footpath fields - out of respect to our farmer friends we ask that dogs are on leads.

Lunch from £31.50. Sunday lunch £60. Dinner, 3 courses, £78. Tasting menu £95.


This is a very efficiently run 17 bedroom hotel with excellent staff and outstanding food overlooking Rutland Water.

Diane, Bristol

A great experience in an outstanding property with a wonderful location. Superb food and very attentive staff.

David, Buckinghamshire

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Carolyn Turner

  • You can windsurf or sail on Rutland Water or simply walk round it; it's often visited by osprey, terns and waders
  • Don't miss Fort Henry in Exton Park, accessible on foot only
  • Lots of interesting market towns are nearby, including Oakham a mile or so down the road
  • Lincoln for its Gothic cathedral and its ancient castle that holds a copy of Magna Carta
  • Cambridge, Ely, Burghley and Belvoir Castle are all close
  • Some lovely gardens are within easy reach: Coton Manor, Cottesbrooke Hall and Barnsdale Gardens