These historic, luxury bedrooms ooze romance, with alluring features such as original panelling, period fireplaces, secret cupboards and chandeliers. The bathrooms are impressive and luxurious too, with fluffy robes and towels, double basins and loads of space. For the ultimate amour speak to our reservation team about our ‘romance upgrade’ with rose petal messages, decadent dressings and plenty of passion.
Historical note: The Shakespeare Suite
If you stay in the Shakespeare Suite – look out for the small slit in the oak-panelled fireplace. This once led to a hidden space, used to store valuables during the English Civil War. Although the panelling in this suite is of English oak, its decorations – pilasters, brackets and oval ‘jewels’ – are carved in walnut and pear. Walnut was particularly rare and expensive in 17th century England. This was then the bedroom of Sir Robert Lee, owner of Billesley Manor and a wealthy London merchant and alderman, knighted and made Lord Mayor of London in 1603. You can read more about the history of Billesley Manor here.