Round turrets, arched windows and multicoloured brickwork give neo-gothic Ettington Park a fairytale feel. Today, on the outskirts of Stratford upon Avon, it’s a country house hotel with 44 green acres and a focus on events. In characteristic Hand Picked Hotels style, its well-appointed meeting rooms go big on natural light. The 19th-century Chapel is a memorable spot for private dinners, as is the wood-panelled Library. Bigger events take place beneath the arched ceiling of the Long Gallery.