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Public Rooms

Hartwell House has been sympathetically restored, both internally and externally, with great tact and sympathy by Historic House Hotels.

Public rooms include the Great Hall, Morning room, Drawing room, Library and three elegant dining rooms. The remarkable decorative plaster work, marble fire-places and panelling are of particular note.

All guest rooms are individually decorated, some named after members of the court of Louis XVIII.

The Great Hall is a masterpiece of English baroque design, and with the exception of the floor which was originally flagged with Portland stone, remains virtually unchanged since its completion in around 1740.

The house has fine Georgian interiors, dating from around 1760. The Morning Room and the Library are decorated in the Rococo style, with curvilinear marble chimney pieces and fluid plasterwork, and joinery ornamented with garlands, masks, animals and volutes. The bookcases in the Library are fitted with some of the finest surviving gilt-brass wirework in the country

A unique staircase, decorated with carved Jacobean figures, leads to the thirty bedrooms and suites contained within the house.