Classic Rooms

in The House

Prices from £460

A wonderful combination

of traditional and contemporary

Our Classic Rooms are located on the first and second floors of The House, and feature king size beds, tasteful period features and furnishings comfortably married with impeccable contemporary design, all steeped in the rich history of their bygone occupants.

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Inside the room

  • King size bed
  • Flat screen TV
  • 27-34 sqm (290-365 sqft)
  • Sipsmith Sloe Gin
  • Complimentary minibar
  • Underfloor heating in bathroom
  • Bamford toiletries
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Air conditioning
  • Nespresso coffee machine

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Rudyard Kipling

"If you can meet with triumph and disaster, and treat those two impostors just the same"

During regular weekend visits, Rudyard Kipling, (or Rud, as Beaverbrook called his close friend), would retire to bed in this, his favourite room. Esteemed author of The Jungle Book and Kim, Kipling also wrote Britain’s most beloved poem “IF”. The line above is famously emblazoned above the Players Entrance to Wimbledon’s Centre Court.

Over 100 years later, Kipling's room is now much-loved by our guests due to its spacious interior and rich history.

Dame Rebecca West

"Reason's a thing we dimly see in sleep"

Named after another well-loved guest, our Dame Rebecca West room is where acclaimed author and literary critic and close friend of Lord Beaverbrook would often rest during visits to the estate. It features a period four poster bed, a distinctive roll top bath, and overlooks our resplendent gardens.

H. G. Wells

"Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo"

This Classic Room is located on our first floor and was frequently occupied by H. G. Wells, dubbed “The father of science fiction”, and one of Lord Beaverbrook's regular companions. The room features both a bath and a shower, as well as floor-to-ceiling windows that flood the room with natural light.

Our other Classic Rooms

"You'll never find a raindow if you're looking down" - Charlie Chaplin

All of our Classic Rooms have been named after Beaverbrook's notable friends and acquaintances, including the greatest comic artist of the silver screen, Charlie Chaplin, pragmatic Prime Minister Harold McMillian, and many others. With quintessentially British decor, evocative artwork and specially sourced memorabilia relating to each bygone occupant. the rooms all exude inimitable charm and taste.