The hotel is a large three-floor renovated Georgian mansion complete with large white columns on either side of the front entrance and its own roundabout in the drive. The gardens of the hotel are the best part of it, especially in the summer, when guests can really make the most of the outdoor terrace that lines the marina and lake behind the hotel. Inside, the hotel has been recently renovated and is fairly smart if you like a chintzy dated style. Despite the décor, the mansion looks spick and span, however the cardboard point of sale displays throughout the hotel make it look cheap.
The thick red carpets throughout the hotel and flowery curtains to match were a little too much for us. In terms of facilities, the hotel is well-equipped. It has a large restaurant - which reminded us of a slightly upmarket residential home dining room - as well as a bar area, which, with its lime green faux leather bar stools, is a more modern addition. Otherwise there is a good size gym (with more of that garish red carpet), a full indoor pool backed by floor-to-ceiling windows and a quaint little leafy outdoor terrace - there is no spa onsite, but there is sauna, which is complimentary for guests. The library room, a cosy Georgian living room with a fireplace, is the ideal place to take refuge from the rest of the hotel's bad taste interiors.