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Psst…Incredible English Countryside Weekend Break (with insane food)

26-Jul-2022

An unexpected weekend that’s super convenient, very unique and top tier luxury. We’ll let you into a little secret – Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, A Belmond Hotel in Oxfordshire, England.

Introducing Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons

An English manor fairytale for the weekend?

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!).

Where every room is individually styled

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

In pure English countryside, but only 40 minutes from London Heathrow

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.

Do you prefer this style for your weekend?

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.

Or is this unusual boudair more your style?

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.

Raymond Blanc’s cooking school is open to hotel guests

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.

Will your creations look like this?

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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