Thursday, April 4th, 2013
Using the Chopper? Don’t Forget to Book the Parking!
If you are planning on visiting Tim Heywood to discuss the designs of your next super yacht then take a few extra days to really enjoy the experience. Not only does Tim work in a wonderful and most pretty part of England but the nearby country house hotel of Hambleton Hall is just somewhere you need to stay at.
The hotel is indeed a country house and it has that feel about it. Like all well run super yachts it is the crew that turn it from good to perfection and that is exactly the same with this hotel which is a veritable jewell in the Relais & Chateaux collection.
Telephone ahead to book and make sure the helipad is free or you may not be allowed to land. believe it or not there can be a helicopter parking problem if you do not book ahead.
Stay the night, savour the peace and tranquility. Wake up in the morning and throw open the windows and breath in the clean fresh air and let your eyes drink in the stunning views the bedrooms offer over Rutland Water.
The restaurant is justifiably proud of its one Michelin Star and I have to say if I were handing them out I would throw them an couple! Food and wine were superb and wonderfully matched.
Lets hope we get another editor keen to commission us to interview Tim Heywood it would give us the perfect excuse to return. But come to think of it, who needs an excuse I think we shall just go back anyway!