Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, A Belmond Hotel, Oxfordshire

Delightful dining dominates at this iconic stay. From the beautiful manor ambience to outstanding Belmond service, guests won’t have to lift a finger. Just note that the luxury is in the food and slow pace, meaning limited indoor facilities or outdoor activities.

Stay at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons

Enter a 15-century manor in the folds of Oxfordshire, surrounded by the calm of verdant fields. This is the sanctuary of renowned chef Raymond Blanc. As such, prepare to experience an ode to fine dining, where imaginative flavours are procured and born.Spend your mornings roaming wildflower meadows, or getting lost among orchards and ornamental ponds. Wander through the fragrant herb garden, a preview of ingredients you’ll later taste. Beside culinary experts beaming with passion, you begin to recreate the chef-patron’s most famous recipes. Try your hand at their secret maneuvers. Discover where the magic comes from.


Only a 40-minute drive from Heathrow Airport, the hotel sits on the edge of postcard-perfect Great Milton. The village on your doorstep is one of honey-shaded homes and rolling hills. Meanwhile, Central London is just a 45-minute train ride away.


The 32 abodes within draw inspiration from the owner’s travels. All are large and luxurious, welcoming guests in with a selection of fruits and wine. Some rooms are more elaborately-adorned than others. The Garden Suites all come with their own green lawns.

Who is it for

This is a great escape for couples on a long romantic weekend. Families, too, are fully embraced, with an unrivalled children’s menu in the restaurant and surprise gifts in the rooms. The cooking and gardening schools on-site also host classes dedicated to kids.

Facilities & activities

At the Belmond Le Manoir, it’s all about dining. This foodie paradise offers everything from dinner parties, cooking courses and private masterclasses. The gardening school also invites guests to explore botanics. While there aren’t any spa facilities, beauty treatments can be booked in-room.

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