Being in the oldest part of the Manor, this room dates back to 1320 and was once the Banqueting Hall.
The Versailles room has direct access to the medieval staircase accessed through a small door which leads down to the kitchen. The original bell-pull, used to call for staff, is still in place next to the fireplace and is in full working order.
Now it offers a luxurious retreat reminiscent of a stay at the Palace of Versailles, with its hand blocked wallpaper from Le Manach by Pierre Frey. The original wallpaper design, from which it is taken, was used at Versailles and is now kept in the Pierre Frey archive in Paris. It is still created by skilled craftsmen with each colour being applied separately and allowed to dry before applying the next – a slow artisanal process.
The super-king ornate gilded French bed is beautifully dressed in the finest Yves Delorme bedlinen and adorned with exquisitely embroidered cushions. The carefully curated antique furniture adds to the richness of this suite with a pretty dressing table in front of the window overlooking the walled garden and terraced lawns and a magnificent gilded floor standing mirror and crystal chandelier add to the opulence.
The suite features a large free-standing roll-top bathtub with gilded ball and claw feet in front of the fireplace and a double shower housed in the cabinetry, with the WC in a pretty side room.