Introducing Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons
The name is French but the experience is English countryside, with gardens, gastronomy and manor house history. This is England of the imagination, complete with a botanical gin masterclass. And a restaurant by Raymond Blanc OBE which has held two Michelin stars for 38 years, where most of the culinary alchemy starts in the property’s own gardens (90 different vegetables and 70 herbs are grown here!).
Oh, there’s plenty of history here all right, an Oxfordshire manor house meeting Belmond French fancy. Think manicured lawns, games of croquet, medieval ponds and that aristocratic atmosphere England can do so well. This is a version of England most people only believe exists on Netflix documentaries.
Escapism and Convenience
A postcard-perfect village of rolling hills, village green and honey-coloured homes. A countryside retreat that feels a long way from city life. Except, Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons is only 45 minutes from London Heathrow. You can literally fly directly to another world. When the countryside feels too remote it’s only 45 minutes by train to London Marylebone. And don’t discount Oxford either, the enchanting city of spires.
Each of the 32 rooms is individually designed by Emily Todhunter, drawing inspiration from Chef Raymond Blanc’s globetrotting adventures. Like Jade, an Asian boudoir, Blanc de Blanc which is completely white (of course), suites with their own gardens and some with a traditional French flair.
Experiences to Travel For
Raymond Blanc’s seven-course taster menu is one reason to travel. Just to try the breakfast is worth the flight. Or drink cocktails in the 1930s-styled bar.
Countless world-renowned chefs learnt their trade at the onsite Raymond Blanc Cookery School. This summer the school is open to hotel guests, for full-day experiences ranging from children’s course to dinner party master class. There’s a gardening school as well, plus private tours and tasting in England’s finest wine cellar.
Belmond Bellini Club Benefits For Your Weekend Away
Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons is a Belmond property, so you enjoy Belmond Bellini Club benefits when booking through EliteVoyage, like complimentary upgrades and in-hotel credits.
So when will you experience a slice of English countryside and gastronomic adventure?
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