The Hall

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The Hall


History

Commissioned by Hugo Meynell Ingram as a family home, the hall was completed in 1871. Elizabethan in style with Jacobean overtones, the lofty gables, turreted water towers, 48 chimneys and mullioned windows are all excellent examples of the period. The stately home boasts a grand entrance hall and decadent oak-panelled Long Gallery, which spans more than 100 feet in length. Admire the breathtaking ornamental ceiling designed by Victorian architect George Frederick Bodley. Thanks to a painstaking restoration programme, all the public rooms radiate the same sense of splendour as they did during the years when Hoar Cross Hall was a private residence. Many are still touched by the presence of the Meynell Ingram family, from the assertive family motto in the entrance hall to the hand-carved monograms in the Ballroom, along with the grand staircase and stunning Chapel.

History

The Grounds


Formal gardens

Staying true to Emily Meynell Ingram’s 19th century design, Hoar Cross Hall’s formal gardens are truly beautiful, meticulously maintained by our dedicated groundsmen, they feature manicured lawns, gravel pathways, rose gardens, herbaceous borders, fountains, line avenues, water gardens, herb gardens (used by the kitchen), a rock garden, a sunken garden and shrub borders.

Formal gardens

The Grounds


Parks and woodland

Hoar Cross Hall’s grounds boast more than 30 acres of very mature woodland, much of it planted in its original scheme. You’ll find avenues of beech, oak and lime trees with different species planted inside, including cherry, holly, birch, ash, evergreen oak and fir. Surrounding Hoar Cross Hall is picturesque parkland and an abundance of wildlife.

Parks and woodland

The Grounds


Lakes and Italian water garden

A perfect space to relax and unwind. Parterres, formed with box hedging and shrubs, complement this beautiful garden’s water features, which are supplied from the original underground rainwater storage tanks. We have six lakes on-site, where wildlife is encouraged and protected.

Lakes and Italian water garden
 

A Message from our CEO

The health and wellbeing of our guests, members and employees is and always has been, at the heart of our business. As a result of the Prime Minister’s announcement on 20th March, it with deep sadness that we have taken the decision to close Eden Hall and Hoar Cross Hall until further notice. Though we genuinely hope to be welcoming you back sooner, rather than later we will closely monitor government updates to ensure we are keeping our team members, customers and members safe.

In these unprecedented times, we have been genuinely touched by the understanding and support shown by our guests, members and staff alike. We thank you for your words and acts of kindness that have given much needed hope and positivity throughout these difficult weeks. Our main priority has always been our loyal customers, especially since temporarily closing the doors of our beautiful venues, putting your experience with us on hold.

If you have an existing booking with us, please don’t worry, we’ll be in touch to help as soon as possible.
If you have one of our gift cards with an expiry date before 30th June 2020, you do not need to do anything, we have automatically extended these until 31st December 2020.

We are also focusing on the wellbeing of our valuable team members, who are currently unable to work due to recent government restrictions. Our employees are a key focus for us at this time, as we hope you understand. Consequently, we are doing all we can to ensure a swift return and to reassure and stabilise their situation in the meantime.

For those of you who may still need to contact us, we have put in place a small dedicated team to respond to all enquiries. Please bear with us if our response isn’t as speedy as normal, we really are trying our best and will contact you as soon as we are able to.

But for now, on behalf of all of us at Barons Eden, I would like to wish you and your family the best health and to stay safe.

André Elshout

Read our full statement here