This iconic, gastronomic hotel is the brain child of celebrated chef Raymond Blanc and has, remarkably, maintained the two Michelin stars that it achieved in its first year of opening in 1984.
Situated in the picturesque Oxfordshire village of Great Milton, it is also one of the country's most cherished manor house hotels, with 32 individually designed guest rooms and suites.
Why we like the Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat'Saisons
Not only does it have a famous cooking school but the hotel has now opened a gardening school too. The restaurant meals are mouth-watering celebrations of the chef's own on-site garden.
Top of the list is the cooking school where you can embrace your passion for food and learn to create phenomenal creations in a fun, relaxed setting. New in 2017 is the gardening school where green fingered wannabees will receive insider tips, expert advice and inspiration. If culture is your thing, then historic Oxford is less than half an hour's journey by car, though you'd be forgiven if you just wanted to stay put, absorbing your beautiful surroundings and enjoying gastronomic heaven.
The hotel enjoys a typically idyllic English setting with lawns, flower borders and orchards. The vegetable and herb gardens beyond provide the kitchen with fresh organic produce, ensuring the Michelin-star restaurant remains at the cutting edge of culinary excellence.
- Celebrated two Michelin-star restaurant by Raymond Blanc OBE
- Cooking School
- Gardening School
- Japanese Garden
- In room spa treatments
Less than half an hour from the centre of Oxford and one and a half hours from London.