The beautiful residence of Number One Port Hill Bed & Breakfast built in 1812 and acknowledged in Nikolaus Pevsner s Buildings of Hertfordshire features an eclectic elegant mix of original grandeur and modern touches and offers truly first class accommodation in Hertford. From the moment you walk through the wrought-iron gate and through the award-winning garden you know that you have arrived at somewhere really special. Shimmering chandeliers corniced ceilings huge mirrors and sculptures combined with modern art roaring fires and vintage glassware all make for a visually spectacular experience.
Off the main hall is the Dining Room a treasure trove of glass fabulous china and a stunning table setting. The gorgeous Georgian mahogany staircase leads you past the luxurious Drawing Room and upwards to the bedrooms. The Drawing Room provides a chance for you to lap up the history of the house in lavish surroundings. It is the perfect place to relax read a book or just sit by the magnificent fireplace.
All the bedrooms offer new beds with our Luxury Room 1 offering a French gilt kingsize bed with tempur and pocket sprung mattress and tempur pillows flat screen TVs hairdryers ironing boards and iron iPhone docking & sound system full Sky package or Freeview 400-thread count Egyptian cotton bed linen sumptuous bathrobes luxurious toiletries bottled water an eclectic mix of reading material and teas coffees and Belgian hot chocolate plus little extra treats for everyone. Free Wi-Fi throughout the house is available.
The secret courtyard garden provides an intimate romantic retreat be it to enjoy a coffee or just to sit in the sunshine under the dappled shade of the ancient wisteria. The obvious attention to detail in these surroundings is equally evident in the warm welcome you receive. We pride ourselves in going that extra mile just for you. We understand that our approach and our attitude is key to giving an individual and personalised service ensuring that your stay is unforgettable. Presley the perfect boutique labrador dog is resident at Number One Port Hill and is as gorgeous as his surroundings.
Our delicious and much talked about breakfast menu comprises of the following: The Full English: Locally produced organic sausages and dry cured smoked back bacon from award-winning pedigree British Lops Saddlebacks and Gloucester Old Spots grilled vine tomatoes chestnut mushrooms pan fried in Britanny butter and Italian home grown olive oil (courtesy of Gianni and Vania Dal Negro our very first guests) and free range eggs prepared to your liking.
The Vegetarian Full English: Portobello mushroom pan fried in Britanny butter and Italian home grown olive oil topped with free range fried egg served with grilled vine tomatoes and oven-baked hash browns.
The Lighter Option: Organic granolas mueslis and brans served with nuts and dried fruit handmade yoghurt from a cooperative in London fresh seasonal fruit platter sourdough or farmhouse bread warm French butter croissant or plain butter brioche. Homemade preserves and delicious honey. Fresh juices Columbian/Peruvian/Sumatra ground coffee English Breakfast tea and a large selection of herbal and fruit tisanes.
Specialities upon request: Scottish smoked salmon with scrambled egg £9. 00 Grilled Craster kippers with poached egg £9. 00 Stacked pancakes layered with mascarpone icing and fresh fruits drizzled with hot raspberry and maple sauce £9. 00.
We are also delighted that we have been awarded the Alastair Sawday s Special Places To Stay accolade for the third year in a row coupled with The Good Hotel Guide 2014 2015 & 2016 - something we are truly proud and honoured to have been granted. We are the only B&B or hotel to be awarded these in the whole of Hertfordshire.
Hertford is situated on the A414 between the A1M and the A10 both of which have well sign posted connections to the major motorways.
Signs to Hertford can be found on the north and south bound A1M and A10.
From the A1M take junction 4 at Hatfield for the A414 to Hertford.
From the A10 take the exit for the A414 to Hertford.
Hertford is served by two railway stations Hertford North from Kings Cross London and Hertford East from Liverpool Street London. Both of Hertford s Rail Stations are within a 10 minutes walk of Number One Port Hill. You can get into central London in less than 40 minutes by train.
Hertford town is also located less than a 30 minute drive to both London Stanstead and London Luton Airport.