“ Lutterworth Road / North Kilworth / Market Harborough / Leicestershire / LE17 6JE / Tel: +44 (0) 1858 880058. „
Kilworth House is located near to the village North Kilworth Leicestershire on the A4304.
I always find it hard to find something different and enjoyable to give to my partner for Christmas. So last year we decided to treat each other to a night of luxury at Kilworth House.
Kilworth House was originally a family home which has been converted into a elegant luxurious contemporary hotel. Which many period features set in a thirty - eight acres of beautiful parkland just waiting to be explored.
As drive up to the hotel through the beautiful landscaped garden you will arrive at the park which has security cameras and ample parking spaces just 25 metres from the hotel reception.
You will be stunned by the beauty and character of the hotel when you reach the reception. There are public rooms around the reception area a reading room, a drawing room and a lounge - known respectively as the Blake Room, the Davies Room and the Goldsmith Room where you can have a coffee and read the paper. They have beautiful antique furniture and features.
Opposite the stairs there is the most amazing open fire which was lit when we arrived as it was January. It was very eye catching and you could sit there for hours just looking into it.
The hotel has Forty- four charming rooms ours was The Kipling suite on the first floor just at the top of the elegant curved stairs. The rooms are operated by key cards which you collect when booking in. Electric and heating is also operated by the card once you have put in into the card holder near the door.
The room was breath taking with its beautiful four poster bed and views looking out on the surrounding countryside. The bathroom was amazing it had a huge bath, large power shower and heated flooring. The room was filled with period features and made me feel like a princess.
The one of the first things we did was jump on the bed and then had a pillow fight like little children. The room was huge and had everything you needed a wardrobe, full length mirror, television, trouser press, tea/coffee facilities, telephone and more. The bathroom again has everything you could want heated towel rail, heated flooring, large bath, large shower, toilet and basin, dressing table and all the added extras like big fluff bath robes, slippers, hair dryer, soaps and shampoos.
There are five dining areas at Kilworth House three are for the private dining, Wordsworth which is a more formal dining area with strict dress code and the Orangery where the atmosphere is more relaxed and casual.
We had decided to dine in the Orangery as that suited us.
The Orangery is quite a large dining area, 130 guests can dine beneath the Orangery's ceiling of glass, timber and ornate wrought iron. The setting is very romantic with the lights low. There is a maximum table size of eight. There is a nice bar near the entrance of the Orangery with a seating area but beware the drinks are expensive.
The menu was very impressive and sounded delicious below is a sample of what they serve and prices:
Soup of the day - £5.50
Light pea soup - £5.50
salt cod and mint oil
Confit of chicken breast - £6.95
thyme pomme puree and mustard cream
Crab salad - £6.95
Ribbons of melon - £3.50
Moules Marinières - £6.95
Fish of the Day - £12.95
Ribeye Steak - £15.95
field mushrooms, sun blushed tomatoes and pont neuf
The Orangery Muffin burger - £10.95
homemade beef burger topped with crispy bacon,
cheese and served with horseradish coleslaw and fries
Vegetable curry - £9.95
jasmine rice, poppadoms and chutneys
Chicken and prawn Thai green curry - £12.95
jasmine rice, prawn crackers and chutneys
Lemon Sole meunière - £14.95
Roast belly pork - £13.95
sweet red cabbage honey and soya sauce
White chocolate & strawberry cheesecake - £6.00
Rice pudding - £6.00
Cheese and biscuits - £6.50
Not really the place to dine if you are a steak & chips sort of person.
I had a three course meal which was Kilworth House fish cake - spaghetti, vegetables and a sweet chilli sauce followed by Roast belly pork - sweet red cabbage honey and soya sauce finished with cheese and biscuits. I have to be honest the food was not to my liking, the portions were tiny and the way they were served confused me for example spaghetti with fish cake! The flavours were a bit all over the place for me personally.
After our evening meal we retired to our beautiful room for a bag of crisps, a box of chocolates and a bottle of champagne with we brought with us from home. Ha ha ha
After a wonderful night without our darling children we were brought breakfast in bed which was the perfect end to our fabulous stay.
We really enjoyed our stay at Kilworth House and had excellent service throughtout our stay but we have decided that if we were to go again we would dine somewhere else before hand. I would not recommend this hotel to families as it is not quite the right place for young children as there are lots of things for them to touch also the menu might not be the type of food your child would eat. I wouldn't personally take mine here it is more of a treat for mum & dad a night off!
Our total evening of luxury cost £195.00 which included bed & breakfast and 3 course meal for two. We paid extra for the tray service at breakfast which I think was about £5.00.
The hotel also offer conference facilities, beauty treatment rooms and mini-gym.
Many of the details can be found on the website http://www.kilworthhouse.co.uk
I hope you enjoyed reading my review of this fine hotel and may be some of you will also pay it a visit and have found my information very useful.
Situated within thirty-eight acres of beautiful, rolling parkland deep in the heart of South Leicestershire, this imposing 19th Century country house has been meticulously restored to offer guests the opportunity to experience the delightful character of the period.