One lucky reader and their guest will win a stately stay at Five Arrows Hotel, in the grounds of Waddesdon Manor.
Sited at the gates of Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire, the Five Arrows Hotel is a boutique bolthole with history. One lucky winner and their guest will enjoy a two-night stay here, with a full breakfast each morning and dinner on one evening.
Arrival at the hotel is an event in itself. As you draw up outside the unique building, you can’t help but admire its architecture: a delightful Victorian blend of half-timbering, elaborate Elizabethan chimneys and wrought ironwork.
The interior is just as inviting, having been sensitively refurbished to create a stylish country-house feel. The 16 charming guestrooms are elegantly furnished, with tranquil colours and softly layered wools and linens.
The hotel was built to house the artisans working on Waddesdon Manor just up the drive, and the influence of the Rothschild family can be seen everywhere you look. The hotel’s name is derived from the Rothschild family emblem of a shield surmounted by five arrows, pointing upwards and tied with a ribbon; rooms are named after the family passion, wine; and wine label art decorates the walls.
The delightful English garden is a lovely spot for a pre-dinner drink, while the dining room is an elegant space in which to enjoy hearty, locally sourced dishes such as Waddesdon estate-reared beef with triple-cooked chips, or truffle-poached chicken with fondant potatoes.
The main attraction nearby is Waddesdon Manor, a short stroll away; hotel guests can
tour the grounds of the palatial manor, home to world-class collections. Blenheim Palace, Oxford and the Cotswolds are also within easy reach.
Terms & Conditions
Closing date for entries is 12pm GMT 9 March 2020. The stay is valid for two people for two consecutive nights. The prize must be mentioned when booking, and the stay and dinner must be booked in advance. Dates are subject to availability. The prize must be redeemed by 9 March 2021.