Number One Port Hill
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The beautiful residence of Number One 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 Free wi-fi and throughout the house 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 Teas coffees and Belgian hot chocolate plus little extra treats for everyone. 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 Lighter Option: Organic granolas mueslis and yoghurts fresh seasonal fruit platters granary or farmhouse breads warm French butter croissants or raspberry/plain butter brioches. Homemade preserves and delicious Manuka honey. Fresh juices Italian ground coffee or English Breakfast tea. 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 Selection of continental cold meats and fine cheeses £9.00 We are also delighted that we have been awarded the Alastair Sawday s Special Places To Stay accolade coupled with The Good Hotel Guide 2014 - 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.