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With contemporary style and comfort within an historic listed country house, this privately owned hotel sits discreetly amid 75 acres of Essex parkland, within 30 minutes of Stansted Airport. Partially surrounded by a moat, Prested Hall offers 15th and 18th century interiors, stunning Art Nouveau décor and elegant 1930s extensions. During health club opening hours, adult guests are welcome to use the 20-metre indoor pool, sauna and steam room, and, subject to a fitness assessment, the well-equipped gym. There are also outdoor lawn tennis courts and scheduled times for family swims. With 13 attractive en suite rooms, a separate luxury room, an adjacent health club and established events facilities, the owners of Prested Hall have attempted to create a place of quality, where comfort, style and relaxation exist without cold formality. Sunday lunch, afternoon tea and evening meals are available at Prested Hall, and local ingredients are used wherever possible. Hotel guests will find helpful staff and attention to detail, with fresh flowers throughout the house, along with books to browse through, DVDs to borrow, real coffee in the rooms, breakfast house specials and, always, the pleasure of being away from city stress amid beautiful surroundings. Situated just off the A12, a 5-minute drive from Kelvedon Station. All guests receive a 10% discount on treatments in the Elemis Spa.