Celebrate the most romantic time of year at the stunning Down Hall Hotel, Spa & Estate, located in the beautiful Essex countryside just 45 minutes from London

For a dose of rural romance, the Valentine’s Weekend Treatpackage is perfect for those looking to celebrate in style, and features a five-course tasting menu in the hotel’s beautiful new restaurant, Garden Room.

Available on 12th February, the Valentine’s Weekend Treatpackage (priced from £355 per couple) includes an overnight stay in one of Down Hall’s beautiful classic rooms with breakfast included. Guests will also be treated to a decadent private dinner spotlighting seasonal ingredients sourced directly from the hotel’s kitchen gardens. Cooked to perfection by the hotel’s Executive Chef Graham Noonan-Chatham, the horticultural surroundings of Garden Room are reflected in the restaurant’s décor, which draws inspiration from the hotel’s grounds blending bold, botanical colours with marble-topped tables, creating the perfect setting for a romantic dinner.

As a live pianist plays, diners can sip on an aperitif whilst indulging in dishes of fresh Cornish lemon sole with scallop mousse and brown shrimps; and Black Angus beef fillet served with salt-baked celeriac and truffle jus. Finish on a sweet note with the dark chocolate ganache served with caramelised Seville orange ice cream in a honeycomb and whisky syrup. Wine pairings are also available at an additional cost. The special five-course menu will also be available to day guests on 14th February in the Garden Room, where it will be priced at £65 per person.

Guests can also book some R&R at Down Hall’s luxurious Eden Spa, where a variety of treatments using luxury ESPA products are on offer for both residents and day guests, as well as facilities including a hydrotherapy pool, a mood-lit sauna, and a state-of-the-art steam room with starry night feature lighting. For those looking to make the most of the outdoors, couples can grab their wellies to explore the 110 acres of beautiful park and woodlands or enjoy a competitive game on the newly fitted Padel tennis court.  

Couples looking to go all out can opt for the Helicopter Escape package, which includes an overnight stay in the opulent Master Suite, complete with a free-standing copper bath overlooking the stunning grounds. After a delicious dinner in the Garden Room restaurant, a blissful night’s sleep, and a hearty breakfast, enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime private helicopter charter taking in the iconic sights of either London or rural Cambridgeshire. The package is priced from £4,999.


Down Hall’s 110 acre estate has something to offer for everyone. Take a relaxing stroll around the manicured gardens or a refreshing walk with one of our walking maps offering short, medium, and long routes through the forest. Test your skills on our Giant Chess set or indulge in a game of old-fashioned English croquet.

During the summer, Down Hall offers picnics which can be taken out on the grounds in a basket. Settle yourself on one of the many picnic tables around the grounds or on a blanket whilst enjoying the stunning views and gourmet food.

Down Hall – where love is in the air!

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