Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons
Great Milton, Near Oxford
Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons is a 15th century manor house, located in the picture perfect Oxfordshire village of Great Milton near Oxford. With Raymond Blanc's amazing cuisine, the hotel is simply one of Britain's best rural gastronomic retreats.
At a Glance
Raymond Blanc's signature hotel in the heart of Oxfordshire
32 individually styled rooms and suites, surrounding by fantastic views and idyllic countryside
Famed 2 Michelin starred restaurant serving an array of gastronomic delights
Amazing in-room spa service with a range of treatments and massages
Family friendly with games and activities to keep all ages entertained
Stunning gardens with water features, a Japanese Tea Garden and orchard full of unusual fruit
The Raymond Blanc Cookery School is located at the hotel, making it the perfect place for any aspiring chef
Meet our specialists
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Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons is a traditional English country Manor House located about 8 miles from Oxford. Raymond Blanc opened the hotel in 1994 wanting to establish the perfect harmony between a restaurant and a luxury hotel, offering exceptional service and comfort. Within its gardens there are some 90 varieties of vegetable, and 70 different herbs, all of which are used in Blanc's 2-Michelin Starred restaurant - very much reinforcing Blanc's garden-to-table philosophy. One of the best experiences is to walk through the walled gardens in the late afternoon, which contain Japanese Tea Gardens, orchards and ponds (dug by monks in the 16th century) - past rows of sweetly smelling lavender bushes and along a croquet lawn back to the house. Looking at the Manor House, you can't help notice how impossibly romantic Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons actually is. Enter the house for a glass of champagne in the conservatory, and you will get that special feeling of complete and utter contentment, and you haven't even had dinner; Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons's main event.
Don't think for a minute Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons is a stuffy English country hotel - far from it - remember it was set up by a Frenchman, whose colorful character has been expressed throughout the hotel. The staff all show off the perfect blend of being friendly, yet utterly attentive. Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons feels inviting, and homely - and with only 32 rooms it remains small enough to look after all guests perfectly. It is a little dressy in the evenings, as many guests are here celebrating a honeymoon, or a big occasion. The rooms are all individually furnished, and have a mix of Eastern and French influences, and some come with private terraces and gardens. Naturally they all have the mod cons; LCD TVs, iPod Docks and WiFi, and many have inviting free standing bathtubs with candles at the ready.
It goes without saying that the restaurant is the main draw of Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, and we can't quite put into words how truly amazing it is - each time you go, you are amazed that food can simply be this good. Added to that, think of cream teas, champagne before dinner and post dinner drinks in the drawing room by a roaring fire - it simply pulls on all your gastronomic heart strings time and time again.
Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons is positioned perfectly for a few days of exploring (when you aren't eating) - you are 8 miles from Oxford, with ample opportunity for a day walking around this historic academic city. Alternatively you can visit Bicester Village, famous for its 130 designer outlets and the largest of its kind in the UK. For those who want to express their inner-Raymond Blanc, Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons offer cookery courses where you can hone your culinary skills and learn the art of Raymond's gastronomic wizardry.
The rooms and suites at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons are second to none and are the epitome of luxury. Each room, from the Standard to the Blanc de Blanc has been individually designed, lending the 32 roomed property a boutique feel.
All rooms and suites feature King size or twin beds, a marble bathroom, LCD TV and sofa for relaxing on. The Deluxe Courtyard Rooms and Garden Suites have private terraces, so you can feel absorbed by the countryside surroundings.
For the ultimate experience at Le Manoir, we recommend staying in the Blanc de Blanc suite! With tranquil tones, a spacious sitting room, bedroom and walk in dressing room,
Location & Directions
Great Milton, Near Oxford
Located in the heart of Oxfordshire, in the charming village of Great Milton.
When to go
It is very difficult to predict the weather in the United Kingdom - in the summer from May to late September is generally seen as the most pleasant time to visit. Rainfall is difficult to predict - but the UK does not receive as much as many are led to believe! In the winters, temperatures do fall, but there is nothing better than finding a remote pub with a roaring fire to sit beside after a long walk in the country.