Accommodation

When you hire Dorfold for your event, you’re invited to share our uniquely characterful and inviting home for a night or two. With an unexpected juxtaposition of contemporary art and furnishings set amidst period features and antiques, Dorfold is an inspiring place to stay and just get away from it all.

Each of our bedrooms have been individually designed with comfort and luxury in mind, featuring supremely inviting mattresses and wonderfully lustrous linen, Bamford toiletries and WIFI – not forgetting the incredible views over the grounds, although we can’t take credit for those!

As passionate advocates for seasonality, the local community – and if we’re honest, just downright delicious food – breakfast is something we really enjoy providing for you. Consisting of locally sourced produce for our nearby farm shop, you’ll also discover our beautiful blue Dorfold eggs and English honey – both produced a stone’s throw from your breakfast plate, right here on the estate.

the Bedrooms

The Hall contains five individually designed bedrooms, each laced with history and character, each boasting more sumptuous décor than the other.

KING JAMES SUITE

The King James I suite, with its grandiose splendour and spacious proportions, got its name having been designed specifically for King James I in the 1620s. Fit for royalty, this room boasts original wood panelling and plasterwork, as well as glorious views over the English countryside and a generous emperor size bed. Adjacent to the bedroom is the most fabulous private dressing room, beautifully decorated with romantic Lewis and Wood Doves wallpaper and large bespoke mirror – making this a magical place to get ready in style.

The details: Emperor sized bed with its supremely comfortable mattress and lustrous sateen sheets, en-suite bathroom, fluffy bathrobes, Bamford toiletries and WIFI.

UPPER WEST WING BEDROOM

Retaining some of the finest original features of the Hall, but with touches of modernity to ensure a luxurious experience, it has stunning views onto both the gardens and the circular courtyard.

The details: King sized bed with its supremely comfortable mattress and lustrous sateen sheets, en-suite bathroom with both roll-top bath and a rain shower, fluffy bathrobes, Bamford toiletries and WIFI.

LOWER WEST WING BEDROOM

Like its counterpart, the lower bedroom blends the historical with the contemporary. The bedstead and bathroom are some of the most eye-catching features.

The details: King sized bed with its supremely comfortable mattress and lustrous sateen sheets, en-suite bathroom with both roll-top bath and a rain shower, fluffy bathrobes, Bamford toiletries and WIFI.

THE OAK BEDROOM

An original Jacobean treasure with oak panelling and views over the lake. Although not technically en-suite, we hope you’ll agree that it makes up for it by having not one, but two, free-standing roll top baths. Since it’s at the very top of the house, this bathroom opens up to spectacular views of the countryside beyond… Best savoured with a glass of champagne!

The details: King sized bed with its supremely comfortable mattress and lustrous sateen sheets, bathroom with TWO roll-top baths, fluffy bathrobes, Bamford toiletries and WIFI.

RED GARRETT

“Garrett” means room under the roof. Situated on the second floor, this bedroom has unparalleled views over the lake and majestic tree-lined driveway. It combines rich red furnishings with original 400-year-old oak panelling to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

The details: King sized bed with its supremely comfortable mattress and lustrous sateen sheets, adjacent shower room with exposed beams and oversized rain shower, fluffy bathrobes, Bamford toiletries and WIFI.

“Everything is beautifully appointed and comfortable, and the setting is gorgeous. What a truly special place to stay.”

the COTTAGES

Our warm and inviting 16th-century cottages are perfect for families and friends, each featuring exquisite views, original features, and contemporary design.

REDWOOD COTTAGE

With its fantastic views of the Hall and drive, Redwood Cottage features three double bedrooms and a single room adjoining the master, making it ideal for families. The comfortable lounge has a wood-burner for those colder months, next to a well-equipped kitchen-diner, and there is one large family bathroom with a roll-top bath and separate shower, as well as another smaller en-suite shower room adjoining the ground floor bedroom. We’ve also included our favourite modern luxuries – Bamford toiletries and WIFI.

LAKESIDE COTTAGE

Lakeside Cottage boasts fabulous views of the Hall and Lake, a sandstone fireplace housing a wood burner in the lounge, a well-equipped modern kitchen, two double bedrooms, and a large bathroom with bath and walk-in shower. Comfortable, with a touch of contemporary glamour, it’s a perfect hideaway for two couples, however due to its layout, the cottage is not suited for children. And of course, we’ve also included our favourite modern luxuries – Bamford toiletries and WIFI.

THE LODGE

The Lodge is a grade I listed building, dating from 1862. It boasts some beautiful and original sandstone mullions, gables to match the 17th century cottages at the entrance of the Hall’s courtyard and some decorative lead water downpipes and gables and windows.

Situated at the top of the drive this charming cottage has a dual purpose: it can be used for overnight accommodation (it has a lounge, a bedroom with a King size bed, bathroom and kitchen), it can also be used as “preparation parlour” with an additional room large enough for two dressing tables and the paraphernalia essential to the bridal party’s preparations ahead of a wedding day!

THE NEST /

BLACKSMITH’S COTTAGE

Originally the blacksmiths cottage, this derelict building will be converted into a one-bedroom open plan cottage in the near future. Situated on the doorstep of L’Écurie and the Coach House, it will be the most perfect secluded space for the bridal party to get ready in, whilst overseeing wedding preparations. It can also be used as a wonderfully private hideaway for the new couple on their wedding night.

“We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Redwood Cottage and its beautiful surroundings. We really appreciated the tasteful decor and all the little personal touches that made our stay so comfortable. It’s a perfect place to unwind and we have now returned refreshed… and will treasure all the memories we made there.”

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