The swimming pool is heated seasonally from mid May until mid September although it is open all year round, 7 days a week, from 8am until 8pm.
There is no charge to hotel residents for the use of our swimming pool.
We respectfully suggest that upon arrival poolside guests acquaint themselves with the location of the flotation devices nearby. A full list of swimming pool rules are on the notice board next to the swimming pool, it is in the interest of all hotel guests using the swimming pool to read these rules and ensure that they follow them. Please enjoy our swimming pool and surrounding areas – but enjoy them safely.
PLEASE NOTE: OUR POOL WILL BE CLOSED FOR REFURBISHMENT BETWEEN 23/04/19 – 05/05/19. APOLOGIES FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE CAUSED.
Our Tennis Courts are open all year, 7 days a week from 6am until 9pm.
The Tennis Courts are part of the outstanding leisure facilities made available to our guests to use free of charge and are situated in the lower grounds of the hotel. You can obtain your tennis racket and balls from the main hotel reception.
During the summer months, tennis lessons are available, please contact hotel reception for more details.
Enjoy a game of table tennis on our state of the art table. Located next to our outdoor heated swimming pool in our beautiful grounds, what better way to relax and unwind with friends or family.
Open all year round, 7 days a week, 6am – 8pm for residents only. Simply contact our Reception team to borrow the necessary equipment for your game.
Open all year round, 24 hours a day.
There is no charge to hotel residents for the use of our gymnasium.
We currently have a limited number of private memberships available for our gym, for further details please contact our gym manager Neil on 07763 179716.
The gym is equipped with private separate male & female shower rooms for your comfort & convenience. Our gymnasium rules can be found at reception or within the gym itself, please familiarise yourself with these before beginning your workout.
Please return the key to reception once you have finished. Please enjoy our gymnasium and facilities – but enjoy them safely.
Discover the hotel’s private nature reserve, take a walk beyond the ornamental pond located behind the swimming pool and you will find one of the 2 entrance gates, explore Essex countryside the way nature intended it.
Our nature reserve is an area of outstanding natural beauty & biodiversity, home to an ever-expanding range of local & migratory wildlife, no hunting or trapping, legal or otherwise has been allowed in our reserve for over 35 years. Once inside, you will see evidence of the great storm of 1987 in the form of felled trees, resting where the storm left them! You will also see our natural lake, established for over 100 years & home to a thriving eco-system.
Please note, that once inside the nature reserve, you will be in a wild environment with natural hazards i.e. the occasional falling branch, naturally formed bodies of water etc, we suggest that you exercise caution and stick to the paths denoted by orange striped logs and be especially careful around the lake periphery whilst inside.
Please enjoy the beautiful surroundings in our nature reserve – but enjoy this area safely, we suggest that you take a fully charged mobile phone with you on your visit in the unlikely event that you may need assistance in any way.
Our Nature Reserve area is free to visit, please collect and sign for the key from reception.
Violet’s Beauty salon can cater for all of your beauty requirements and our expert beauticians are available for all to use, not just guests of the hotel.
Here are just a few of the treatments that are available –
- Semi Permanent lashes
- Bespoke Massage
- Teeth Whitening
To see the full list of what Violet’s Beauty can do for you, check out everything that’s available at www.violetsbeauty.co.uk
To book an appointment simply call the salon on 01277 225411.