HOTEL OF THE WEEK FAWSLEY HALL
NESTLED in lush estate grounds, in the quiet Northants countryside, yet only around hour outside of London, is the seventh century Fawsley Hall. The house has existed through Tudor, Georgian and Victorian times and reflects all periods harmoniously. Even the Spa complex blends in.
Its 58 bedrooms offer quaint, comfortable country stylebedrooms, modern rooms and Gothic-style but my favourite touch was the rubber duck, perched on the rim of our bath.
Queen Elizabeth 1 stayed at Fawsley, and if you book well in advance, you can sleep in her room – the 1575 suite — with its plush scarlet and white décor over stone walling, a regal four-poster, huge open fireplace and brass chandeliers.
Dinner at the three AA Rosette