The Down Hall Country House Hotel in Hatfield Heath, Essex, describes itself as one of England's most established country house hotels.
Near Bishop's Stortford on the Hertfordshire and Essex border, it is 45 minutes from central London and also handy for Stansted Airport.
Dating back to 1322, the Italianate mansion offers an historic setting, with luxury interiors and ornate ceilings.
There are 110 acres of grounds. The hotel was hosting weddings, birthday parties and christenings this weekend.
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