Hotel where bodies found is luxury hideaway

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.

The manager referred callers to the police

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Guests found dead at exclusive hotel

Police are investigating the deaths of two guests at the Down Hall County House Hotel near Bishop's Stortford, after a man and a woman were found underwater at the hotel's swimming pool last night.