The Avenue Fitzwarren, Swindon SN6 7SD

Stanton House Hotel calls itself Wiltshire’s best kept secret. And in many ways, this is true. Hidden away in Stanton Country Park, just northeast of Swindon, this 3-star manor house hotel offers a unique character and experience.

Surrounded by 18th-century gardens, Stanton House offers a relaxed and romantic atmosphere. Guests are able to enjoy the grounds and the lake beyond from almost any window of the hotel.

The gardens were designed by acclaimed gardener, Gertrude Jekyll.

The 78 rooms are all en-suite and individually styled and come in a range of sizes. The all offer free Wi-Fi, TVs, mini fridges, tea and coffee-making facilities and best of all – dressing gowns! 7 of the manor house rooms have huge 4-poster beds if you really want to push the boat out.

Like all manor house hotels in England, Stanton House offers afternoon tea. Whether you fancy a simple cream tea or celebration afternoon tea, Stanton House provides a comfortable atmosphere and stunning views.

The Rosemary Restaurant offers guests breakfast, lunch and dinner. The seasonal menu is unique, offering both modern British and traditional Japanese dishes. In you are not sure what to eat, visit the restaurant on a Thursday night.

Thursday’s “ALL YOU CAN EAT” buffet night provides you with a chance to pick and choose from the whole menu. By the end, you will feel much more confident about what you like when it comes to Japanese cuisine.

If you are so enamoured that you want to take some home, visit the Jasmine Shop. It sells everything you need to prepare Japanese food at home.

The hotel’s Japanese influence is due to Swindon’s industrial heritage. Honda has a large presence in Swindon and the hotel caters to a large number of Japanese business travellers.

So, if you are looking for a hotel that offers more than you might expect, try Stanton House.