Monday, 11 June 2007

Wallets Court

Now a Hotel, Wallets Court is an old country manor house, mentioned in the Domesday Book. It is set in extensive grounds just before you enter the village from the A258. It has managed to retain much of the atmosphere of the Elizabethan era. Built in 1627, Walletts Court Hotel features a carved porch, original wall painting, even a priesthole, and it has many historical associations. The restaurant has a good reputation, although as yet we haven't eaten there. They boast an award-winning cuisine, which they say is chosen with a Jacobean flavour, that is served in the beamed candlelit restaurant. Bedrooms are divided between the main house and converted barns, but as you would expect the price is at the top end of the range. There is also a gym and swimming pool and membership is available to non-residents of the Hotel. I need to explore the history to a greater degree because there must be many interesting stories associated with Wallets Court, especially with the building going back 480 years.

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