Up a path lined with sundials and statues, and surrounded by trees, you will find exquisite Washingborough Hall Hotel. A fine Grade II-listed Georgian manor house, secluded Washingborough is little more than two miles from the cathedral city of Lincoln.
Inside, all rooms are individually decorated. Some feature exquisite curtain detail and tasteful floral wallpapers. Two of the rooms have elegant four-posters. Flatscreen TVs and British Noble Isle toiletries can be found in each, along with tasty homemade biscuits. Privately owned and run by Edward and Lucy and their family own and run the hotel. Lucy, a trained cook, works alongside the head chefs to create creative, tasty seasonal menus. In the two AA Rosette award-winning Dining Room Restaurant you might start with Alfred Enderby Smoked Haddock & Leek Chowder, Lincolnshire Poacher Souffle Croutons followed with Pan Roasted Venison Loin, Poached Girolles, Sweet Potato Dauphinoise, Beetroot & Port Jus finish with a cheeky, wonderfully light Praline Souffle with Espresso Sorbet. The owners were both born into Lincolnshire farming families so local provenance is really important to them and local meat, cheese, fish and vegetables feature strongly throughout the menus.
Aside from Lincoln’s magnificent cathedral (third only to York Minster and St. Paul’s in size), there’s Tattershall Castle with its 15th century tower and moat as well as beautiful country seats Belton and Burghley House. The majestic Lincolnshire countryside offers opportunities for golf, clay pigeon shooting, spoil yourself at a spa, fish, or just trample around in your wellies.
East of England