Britain Magazine Hypnos beds dressed in lush fabrics

The restaurant itself is warm and relaxed with original features such as wood panelling, complemented with bold fabrics and bright furnishings. After dinner – or indeed before – you can recline in the charming bar area, where if the weather calls for it the fire will be lit. Alternatively, head to the resplendent drawing room, across the entrance hall or take a walk around the grounds, which overlook Burley Park. There are even umbrellas by the door to help shelter you from the elements.

The result is tantalising – seasonal herbs and vegetables feature heavily on the menu, which is divided into Forest & Coast, alongside Tapas and sharing dishes, and to be honest, it all sounds delicious…