Danesfield House Hotel and Spa - Above-Thames splendour
The scene was set by the foreground imagery of historic hotel and grounds. Their beauty is testament to the work of the gardening team, which has renovated the gardens since 1989
completely, including the original topiary and box hedging.
The house possesses a long history, having been built originally in 1725, after which it underwent a series of re-building and renovation exercises carried out by its various owners. During the Second World War, it was designated as an RAF base and the service continued to use the property until 1977, when it was sold to Carnation Foods. It was taken over subsequently by private owners and began its existence as a luxury country house hotel in1991.
After a smooth check-in we were shown to our room. We were fortunate enough to stay in one of the executive rooms, overlooking the back gardens and river. This spacious room included a seating area, a luxurious king-size bed and a well-equipped marble bathroom. A flat screen television and an iPod docking station provided the contemporary technology demanded frequently by the modern traveller.
We elected to dine in the Orangery, which offers a relaxed, yet sophisticated dining experience. Our window table offered yet more fantastic views of the Thames and the formal gardens and terrace. My steak was cooked to perfection and my partner could not fault the Cornish Gurnard, which she described as delicious. A bottle of wine from an extensive menu completed our meal.
Our stay at Danesfield was all too soon over, however the high standards of service, wonderful food and impressive surroundings
ensured that our time there was exceptionally memorable.
Impressive structure with stunning views
Danesfield House Hotel and Spa