Tucked away in the countryside, just seven miles from Daventry, Fawsley Hall offers delegates a historic retreat in a convenient Midlands location. The earliest part of the house, the Tudor South Wing, dates back to the early 16th century, while more recent additions include the spa, which opened in 2009.
There are 58 bedrooms, with modern and antique décor, with charming views of the surroundings gardens and countryside. Fawsley Hall hosted Queen Elizabeth I in 1575, and VIPs can stay in the Queen's suite, which boasts a soaring roof, fireplace and four-poster bed.
The main house offers a range of rooms including the Victorian Salvin Longroom and the Salvin Boardroom for 100 and 80 respectively, and the Capability Brown Suite for 30. In a separate building, Knightley Court has four function rooms including the Saunders rooms for 120 delegates and a 29-seat cinema.
Fawsley’s fine dining restaurant Equilibrium, and the simpler Bess’s Brasserie offer impressive meal settings for 38 and 60 respectively, but itineraries should also allow delegates to enjoy afternoon tea and a choice of board games for impromptu team-building in the Great Hall. The Grayshott Spa has six treatment rooms, a thermal room, juice bar and indoor and outdoor pools.
Delegate rack rate
Daily rates are £80 per delegate, 24-hour rates are £290.
Small groups seeking a convenient but luxurious venue with a strong sense of history.
The Great Hall is sure to impress, as will the luxurious spa.
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Nuts/Yoghurt Raisins from the mini bar: £4
G&T from hotel bar: £6.50
Club Sandwich (room service): £12.50
Taxi to train stations: £35 (Northampton), £20 (Long Buckby) slightly limited services from Long Buckby)