Pictured: The Tapestry Suite

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The Historic Suites at Great Fosters

A world away

Our luxurious historic named Suites are brimming with wondrous tales of the past. From 17th century Flemish tapestries adorning the walls, to intricately carved feature pieces dating back to Jacobean times and Grade I Listed wall features, you will feel like the Tudor royalty who once resided at Great Fosters in any one of The Historic Suites.

The Waterloo Suite is timelessly elegant, decorated in a blush and neutral palette, with delicate cow-parsley print wall coverings and a dreamy white four poster bed. The bedroom looks out over the terracotta rooftops of Great Fosters with views of the gardens, complete with a pretty balcony from which to enjoy the vista. The suite is complete with a separate dressing space and beautiful bathroom, with walk in drench shower and a glorious tub for two. The Waterloo Suite is set across 33m2 and is on the upper floor of the Main House.

  • Room Features
    • The Waterloo Suite is 33m² with a private bijoux balcony and sunset view
    • Situated on the upper floor of the Main House
    • Our beautiful Waterloo Suite has views of The Great Fosters Estate gardens
    • King sized four poster bed
    • Separate dressing area & sofa
    • TV with Freeview
    • Bluetooth audio device
    • Fast complimentary WiFi
    • Desk
    • Fridge
    • Espresso coffee machine and fresh milk
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron and ironing board
    • Personal safe
    • Books and magazines
  • Bathroom Features
    • Walk in shower and separate bathtub
    • Bathrobes and slippers
    • L'Occitane toiletries

In Panel II, the flamboyant and modern touches accentuating the four-poster bed which is the main feature of this Suite are undeniable, and strike a stunning contrast to the panelling of the room. The panelling is of course the namesake of this Suite which is Grade I listed, dating back to the Tudor times. Panel II is 40m2 and has views across the grand approach to the hotel.

  • Room Features
    • The Panel II Suite is 40m²
    • Situated on the first floor of The Main House
    • Views across the grand approach to the hotel
    • Emperor sized four poster bed
    • Seating area
    • TV with Freeview
    • Bluetooth audio device
    • Fast complimentary WiFi
    • Desk
    • Fridge
    • Espresso coffee machine and fresh milk
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron and ironing board
    • Personal safe
    • Books and magazines
  • Bathroom Features
    • Bathtub with handheld shower
    • Double washbasins
    • Bathrobes and slippers
    • L'Occitane toiletries

The style of The Italian Suite may remind you of the flamboyance of a Jacques Garcia design. It does actually pre-date the eminent designer considerably and was conceived by W.H. Romaine-Walker and G.H. Jenkins who around 1910 were commissioned to extensively redevelop Great Fosters – and their work includes the design of this spectacular suite. Particularly famous are the quattrocento doors which the duo imported in 1912 – the entrance doors and doors to the bathroom, with fabulous murals on the front and intricate plasterwork on the reverse are exquisite.

The Italian Suite is 36m2, and is positioned with views through the dappled light of the trees flanking the entrance to the hotel. A stay in the Italian Suite is truly a unique experience.

  • Room Features
    • The Italian Suite is 36 m²
    • Situated on the first floor of The Main House
    • Views across the grand approach of the hotel
    • King sized bed
    • Armchairs
    • TV with Freeview
    • Bluetooth audio device
    • Fast complimentary WiFi
    • A large bureau
    • Fridge
    • Espresso coffee machine and fresh milk
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron and ironing board
    • Personal safe
    • Books and magazines
  • Bathroom Features
    • Stunning Italian marble suite
    • Original theatre shower above an oversized bath
    • Double washbasins
    • Bathrobes and slippers
    • L'Occitane toiletries

The Duke of Wellington Suite is situated on the upper floor of the Main House, and is a traditional multi-room Suite with a twist. Expect bold Michael Northcroft furnishings and contemporary textured wall coverings contrasting with original rope detailing and a 'hidden' bathroom, all with splendid views across the gardens. The Suite is 33m2 and offers a contemporary experience.

  • Room Features
    • The Duke of Wellington Suite is 33 m² and includes a fabulous separate lounge
    • Situated on the second floor of The Main House
    • Enjoys views across the beautifully manicured estate gardens
    • Super king sized bed
    • TV with Freeview
    • Bluetooth audio device
    • Fast complimentary WiFi
    • Desk
    • Fridge
    • Espresso coffee machine and fresh milk
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron and ironing board
    • Personal safe
    • Books and magazines
  • Bathroom Features
    • Extra deep tub
    • Shower over bath
    • Bathrobes and slippers
    • L'Occitane toiletries

The Queen Anne Suite takes its name from perhaps our most famous resident, Queen Anne Boleyn. Thought to have been used as some of her personal rooms, the Queen Anne Suite today is one of our most popular suites with spectacular views of the gardens and a beautiful four-poster bed. Set out across 49m2, it boasts a comfortable separate lounge, spacious four-poster bedroom and grand bathroom. It is certainly one of our finest suites and makes for a very special stay.

  • Room Features
    • The Queen Anne Suite is 49 m² with a spacious separate lounge
    • Situated on the first floor of The Main House
    • Spectacular views across the estate gardens
    • Four-poster Super King bed
    • TV with Freeview
    • Bluetooth audio device
    • Fast complimentary WiFi
    • Desk
    • Fridge
    • Espresso coffee machine and fresh milk
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron and ironing board
    • Personal safe
    • Books and magazines
  • Bathroom Features
    • Free-standing roll top bathtub
    • Separate toilet
    • Walk in shower
    • Bathrobes and slippers
    • L'Occitane toiletries

Charlie Chaplin was a frequent visitor to Great Fosters around the 1940s and whilst visiting he would often bring his family, from which now The Nursery Suite takes its name. With an original ornate ceiling and secret bathrooms revealed through the panelling, it’s easy to see why the room charmed the children and their accompanying Nanny. The room features two Victorian fold-down beds, suitable for younger visitors, which today are still used and again adds to the charm of the room making it the perfect family suite. There once was even a secret staircase which led from The Nursery Suite to The Tapestry Suite where Charlie and his wife would stay – making a very grand suite indeed!

The Nursery Suite enjoys a triple aspect. To the west, you overlook the grand promenade to the entrance of The Main House, whilst the north side overlooks the outdoor swimming pool. If you walk to the east of the living room you will enjoy views of the parterre gardens and grassed amphitheatre beyond, whilst in your bedroom you may catch a beautiful sunrise. It is a beautiful two-room suite, which includes two 'secret' bathrooms, and beautiful original panelling and plasterwork and is 43m2.

  • Room Features
    • The Nursery is 43 m² with a large bedroom and a separate spacious sitting room
    • Situated on the 2nd floor of the Main House
    • Double aspect views over the grand estate entrance and gardens
    • Handmade British super king double bed or twin beds, with two fold-out beds in the sitting room
    • TVs with Freeview
    • Bluetooth audio device
    • Fast complimentary WiFi
    • Dining area and desk space
    • Espresso coffee machine and fresh milk
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron and ironing board
    • Personal safe
    • Books and magazines
  • Bathroom Features
    • Bathroom with bathtub and hand held shower
    • Separate en suite shower
    • Bathrobes and slippers
    • L'Occitane toiletries

The Tapestry Suite is the signature suite of The Great Fosters estate and was originally the drawing room of the main house and notably was Anne Boleyn’s personal lounge during her courtship and marriage to Henry VIII. Interestingly, the armillary sphere, collared & chained silver boar, crowned key & scimitar carved into the plasterwork in the ceiling is the family motif of the Percy family, and it is perhaps surprising that this remained, considering Henry Percy was Anne Boleyn’s recognised suitor prior to her famed relationship with King Henry.

The walls are adorned with original Flemish tapestries from the 17th century, most likely bought in by Sir Robert Foster who took ownership of the property after the Tudor years. These priceless antiquities lend this historic suite its namesake.

The chimney piece is a remarkable Jacobean example, splendidly carved with the figures of Ratio, Veritas and Victoria and and there is an even more remarkable carved firestone mantel depicting the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. The suite is truly overflowing with historic details and has been lovingly transformed to offer a luxurious experience like no other. It commands 57m2 and enjoys dual aspects across the parterre topiary gardens, and to the West takes in the grand drive.

  • Room Features
    • Our Tapestry Suite is 57 m² with a lounging space for you to relax on a large sofa and armchairs, with your very own dining table
    • Situated on the first floor of The Main House
    • Enjoys double aspect views across the grand entrance of the hotel and the estate gardens
    • Emperor sized double bed
    • TV with Freeview
    • Bluetooth audio device
    • Fast complimentary WiFi
    • Desk
    • Fridge
    • Espresso coffee machine and fresh milk
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron and ironing board
    • Personal safe
    • Books and magazines
  • Bathroom Features
    • Free-standing roll top bathtub
    • Double shower
    • Double washbasins
    • Bathrobes and slippers
    • L'Occitane toiletries