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Down Hall Country House Hotel

  • AA 4 Star Hotel
  • Essex Tourism Awards
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Hotel with 99 rooms £99-£159 prpnb


Down Hall Country House Hotel

Down Hall Country House Hotel


Rebecca Smith

Matching Road,
Hatfield Heath,
Bishop's Stortford,
CM22 7AS

01279 731441


Matching Road,
Hatfield Heath,
Bishop's Stortford,
CM22 7AS


A very warm welcome awaits you at Down Hall Country House Hotel, set in the beautiful Hertfordshire/Essex countryside. An historic building, breathtaking grounds and excellent service combine to make a visit to Down Hall an experience like no other.

Eden Spa at Down Hall creates the perfect setting for you to relax your mind, body and soul. Unwind in the historic lounge while enjoying a delicious traditional cream tea. If you are feeling more energetic, explore the extensive grounds and woodland with the aid of a walking map - and find that perfect spot for one of our gourmet picnics. You could even try your hand at the traditional outdoor games like croquet or chess, or play a few games of tennis.

When you have enjoyed all the activities that Down Hall has to offer, visit the contemporary Grill Room restaurant. Exciting dishes are served from a modern English menu, prepared with ingredients sourced from our own vegetable garden.

With 26 flexible meeting rooms, all with natural daylight and perfect grounds for team building activities, Down Hall is the perfect venue for meeting all your business requirements.

Both parking and Wi-Fi throughout the building are complimentary to all our guests.

However long you stay with us, we will ensure you leave feeling relaxed and refreshed.

Children welcomeTelephoneTelevisionSatellite TVTea/coffee making in bedroomsLicenced (table or bar)Special diets availableLounge for residents' useLaundry/valet serviceNight porterPassenger liftIroning facilitiesConference facilitiesChristmas special programmeTravel agent bookingsSnacks/afternoon teaPrivate parkingGardenTotally non-smokingBuilding of historical interestDisabled facilitiesCentral heatingElectric shaver pointsTelevision availableGames room onsiteSauna onsiteSwimming pool - indoor onsiteTennis onsiteShootingGolf available (onsite or nearby)Snooker/billiards/pool onsiteRestaurant open to non-residentsVisa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedDogs/pets accepted by arrangementVegetarian diet availableAmerican Express acceptedWiFi or internet accessCoach parties welcomedSingle sex groups welcomedEvening mealsHairdryerHigh chairs availableCots availableReal log/coal firesGym on siteStaff fluent in DutchStaff fluent in PortugueseStaff fluent in Polish



Plan route to Down Hall Country House Hotel using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: TL 526131  Lat: 51.79572 Long: 0.21147

By road:
From North - the M11, exit at junction 8 and take the A1250 towards Bishop's Stortford town centre. Turn left at the traffic lights to Hatfield Heath (A1060). Down Hall is approximately 6 miles away on A1060, Chelmsford road. At Hatfield Heath keep left; turn right into lane opposite Hunters Meet Restaurant and left at the end following sign post. Follow the signposts to "Down Hall Conference Centre."

From South - the M11 (London to Cambridge), exit at junction 7 and take the A414 towards Harlow. At the fourth roundabout follow the B183 towards Hatfield Heath. After approximately 5 miles the road bears right, from here follow the signposted route to "Down Hall Conference Centre."

By Public Transport:
From London's Liverpool Street Station take the Stansted Express service to Bishop's Stortford (approximately 35 minutes, four trains every hour). Alternatively take a Cambridge train and get off at Bishop's Stortford (approximately 45 minutes). From Bishop's Stortford take a taxi to Down Hall (10 minutes). There are Underground connections to Liverpool Street in London.

Stansted Airport is 9 miles from Down Hall (15 minutes by taxi).


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • TelephoneTelephone
  • TelevisionTelevision
  • Satellite TVSatellite TV
  • Tea/coffee making in bedroomsTea/coffee making in bedrooms
  • Licenced (table or bar)Licenced (table or bar)
  • Special diets availableSpecial diets available
  • Lounge for residents' useLounge for residents' use
  • Laundry/valet serviceLaundry/valet service
  • Night porterNight porter
  • Passenger liftPassenger lift
  • Ironing facilitiesIroning facilities
  • Conference facilitiesConference facilities
  • Christmas special programmeChristmas special programme
  • Travel agent bookingsTravel agent bookings
  • Snacks/afternoon teaSnacks/afternoon tea
  • Private parkingPrivate parking
  • GardenGarden
  • Totally non-smokingTotally non-smoking
  • Building of historical interestBuilding of historical interest
  • Disabled facilitiesDisabled facilities
  • Central heatingCentral heating
  • Electric shaver pointsElectric shaver points
  • Television availableTelevision available
  • Games room onsiteGames room onsite
  • Sauna onsiteSauna onsite
  • Swimming pool - indoor onsiteSwimming pool - indoor onsite
  • Tennis onsiteTennis onsite
  • ShootingShooting
  • Golf available (onsite or nearby)Golf available (onsite or nearby)
  • Snooker/billiards/pool onsiteSnooker/billiards/pool onsite
  • Restaurant open to non-residentsRestaurant open to non-residents
  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedVisa/Mastercard/Switch accepted
  • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangementDogs/pets accepted by arrangement
  • Vegetarian diet availableVegetarian diet available
  • American Express acceptedAmerican Express accepted
  • WiFi or internet accessWiFi or internet access
  • Coach parties welcomedCoach parties welcomed
  • Single sex groups welcomedSingle sex groups welcomed
  • Evening mealsEvening meals
  • HairdryerHairdryer
  • High chairs availableHigh chairs available
  • Cots availableCots available
  • Real log/coal firesReal log/coal fires
  • Gym on siteGym on site
  • Staff fluent in DutchStaff fluent in Dutch
  • Staff fluent in PortugueseStaff fluent in Portuguese
  • Staff fluent in PolishStaff fluent in Polish

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is
    • YesSolid ie tarmac / concrete etc
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to:
    • YesEntrance to reception
    • YesPublic toilet
    • YesOne or more bedrooms
    • YesLounge
    • YesBar
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and wall
  • YesClear surfaces such as glass doors have contrast markings
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesGuest information available in large print (14pt and over)


  • YesBedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by guest
  • YesBedroom with non-allergenic bedding available
  • Bathrooms available with:
    • YesBath with shower
    • YesBath
    • YesWet room
  • YesBath with support handrails available
  • YesWCs with handrails available
  • YesBathroom with emergency call system available
  • YesBedrooms available with emergency call systems such as vibrating pads (if fire alarm is activated)
  • YesBedrooms available with emergency call systems such as flashing lights (if fire alarm is activated)
  • YesBedrooms available with en suite bathrooms suitable for guests who use a wheelchair
  • YesBedrooms available with separate, private or shared bathrooms suitable for guests who use a wheelchair
  • YesBathrooms available that have been specially adapted for wheelchair users


  • YesEntrance well lit
  • YesBell at main entrance


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Meals for guests with special dietary requirements can be provided:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliac)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan


  • YesProprietors/staff available 24-hours
  • YesEmergency evacuation procedures for guests with disabilities
  • YesStaff have had disability awareness training