Looking for a little countryside escape, but don’t wish to travel hours from London? It’s about time you visited The Langley in Buckinghamshire, a stone’s throw from the centre based in london. We visited towards the hotel now for that grand unveiling – here’s what you need to know:
The Langley Review: The Lowdown
The Langley, a Luxury Collection Hotel, is just 16 minutes from Marylebone station, situated between Denham and Slough. You would never know it’s so close to London through – the hotel is a welcome escape from the hubbub from the city, having a really peaceful countryside feel.
The grounds are merely stunning; located in the former manor home of the third Duke of Marlborough, on 150 acres of gardens and parklands originally designed by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, your accommodation is a welcome retreat in the heart of Iver’s countryside. You’ll adore the hotel’s serenity, natural beauty and sophisticated rooms.
The Langley Review: What to Expect
Set like a jewel after a long, winding drive, this hotel is like something from Downtown Abbey. The hotel creates an impressive entrance – you’ll be greeted with a huge roaring fire in the magnificent hall on arrival along with a stunning grand double staircase. The nice and cozy welcome suits the warmth and grandeur of the trip to The Langley, your accommodation has a real country living feel, ideal for a mini break in the winter months.
The Langley Review: The Accommodation
The accommodation ranges from Classic Rooms to Main House Deluxe Suites – and no detail continues to be overlooked in this 5* hotel and spa. All the bedrooms and suites at The Langley are beautifully appointed most abundant in magnificent, Instagram-ready marble bathrooms. We stayed in a Main House Junior Suite, which features the most divine King bed, luxury bathtub and, yes, there’s even Netflix when needed.
From the Hermes toiletries, the pop-up television at the foot of the bed and lighting with 5 different mood settings, the accommodation has truly been designed with the hotel guest in mind.
The Langley Review: The Facilities
There’s lots available at The Langley, but, frankly, we loved just soaking up the hotel’s natural beauty – the rooms overlook tranquil grounds, leading to a winding river at the foot from the gardens. After London life, the peacefulness and silence of the grounds is balm for the nerves and food for the soul. The terraces cover the hotel, lead from the private dining area and restaurant and overlook spectacular grounds as well as accommodate a sizable outdoor pool area and tennis courts.
The Langley has got the largest underground spa in Europe with a large choice of luxury treatments, from Sisley expert facials to Margaret Dabbs pedicures. The spa also houses an attractive indoor pool, steam room and plunge pools, with a special health-focused spa restaurant. Your accommodation can also be offering in-suite massages, perfect for a couples weekend.
The Langley Review: The Food
The hotel is host to 2 all-day restaurants, Cedar, which is the main restaurant that overlooks the hotel grounds, and also the Churchill Bar, that is a hideaway for light bites, cocktails and cigars. You can also enjoy a classic Afternoon Tea within the hotel’s Drawing Room – the perfect location for some fresh scones with clotted cream and jam, whilst consuming the landscaped gardens. During our stay, we enjoyed a glorious buffet breakfast with an amazing array of cheeses, fruit and meat – and the best mushroom omelette I’ve ever eaten. It was served in the light-flooded dining area overlooking the grounds, and I must say, I never wish to eat breakfast every other way.
The Langley Review: Our Verdict
The Langley has everything you need for any perfect mini break in the countryside. We didn’t want to go home and are sorely lured to return for Christmas lunch (lb105 a head) for any spot of pampering and relaxing – and only 16 minutes by train from London!