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In the Leicestershire coun­try­side with views over gen­tly slop­ing lawns, Ca­pa­bil­ity Brown park­land and a pretty lake. It is a 10-minute drive from Mel­ton Mow­bray and around 20 miles from Le­ices­ter. fal­coner - Peter Sib­son. There is also a golf course, spa and swim­ming pool. Each of the 55 gue­strooms and suites has been in­di­vid­u­ally de­signed, so you can choose rooms by in­te­rior de­sign­ers in­clud­ing Zof­fany, Nina Camp­bell and Os­borne & Lit­tle. There are also cot­tages spon­sored by Coca Cola and IMB, a move that ap­pears overly com­mer­cial and not in keep­ing with the tra­di­tional coun­try home feel. the course that serves sand­wiches and has an in­for­mal day­time and early evening menu. The Grin­ling Gib­bons of­fers a more for­mal din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. Dishes such as seared scal­lops with pump­kin purée use qual­ity in­gre­di­ents and are beau­ti­fully pre­sented, but were a bit hit and miss when we vis­ited. An al­mond souf­flé on the desert menu had a con­sis­tency like scram­bled eggs and the choice for veg­e­tar­i­ans was lim­ited.

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