Probably built as a Royal Hunting lodge and very much a stately home since the 16th century, Great Fosters is now a prestigious hotel.
Set amongst 50 acres of gardens and parkland, the hotel is a Grade One listed building blessed with the grandeur of 16th century England and luxurious modern facilities.
Its past is evident in the mullioned windows, tall chimneys, fireplaces and brick finials, while the Saxon moat, crossed by a Japanese bridge, surrounds three sides of the formal garden.
All the suites and bedrooms are individually decorated.
The bedrooms in the Main House are adorned with tapestries and antiques, whilst the bedrooms in The Cloisters are more contemporary in style.
The Coach House, recently refurbished in 2008, offers luxurious accommodation with the latest plasma screens, i-pod docking stations and fabulous bathrooms.
From the M25 exit at junction 13 and head towards Egham on the A30.
At the end of the slip road there is a large roundabout.
Take the first left into The Avenue .
Go to the end of the road and turn left at the mini roundabout into Vicarage Road .
Go over the railway lines and continue to the end of the road.
Turn right at the next roundabout.
Turn left at the next roundabout into Stroude Road and Great Fosters is approximately 500 yards on the left.
You can check in from 15:00. You need to check out by 11:00.