A tree-lined drive leads through 26 acres of gardens and open fields to this moated, 12th-century manor house, where the public rooms reflect the hotel's long history with touches such as the 16th-century oak paneling and Flemish glass, 18th-century chandeliers, and a 17th-century stone fireplace. Guest rooms, most in a more modern section, are done in contemporary English country style with plain and print fabrics and marble-tile baths. Both the formal Bridge restaurant
and the more relaxed Terrace Brasserie serve sophisticated English and French cuisine. The hotel is 7 miles northeast of the city center.