The listed Jacobean exterior exudes grandness, but inside Fanhams Hall, relaxed comfort and modern style are combined with a great sense of fun. A versatile portfolio of spaces runs from the Great Hall, with its minstrels’ gallery and open fireplace – perfect for medieval banquets – to the modern lakeside Pavilion. A rolling refurbishment programme ensures that all the bedrooms and meeting facilities, with video conferencing, are kept up to date. In the 27-acre grounds, there’s a delightful Japanese garden with waterfalls and an ornamental tea house, newly restored as a wedding venue with a licence. Event add-ons include a visit from the hotel’s own ice-cream van or use of the the 23-capacity Karaoke Klub, complete with lighting and lasers, plus a 52-inch interactive TV. Fanham's location – 18 miles from Stansted and only 28 miles from central London – is another plus.
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