Belmond le manoir aux quat' saisons is set in secluded private grounds seven miles southeast of the historic city of oxford in the rural cotswolds countryside. Belmond le manoir is located in the ancient village of great milton adjacent to the parish church of st. Mary in the heart of the oxfordshire. Surrounded by lawns, flower borders and orchards, belmond le manoir enjoys an idyllic setting. But beyond the eye-catching displays are vegetable and herb gardens that provide the kitchen with ultra-fresh, and often exotic, produce that helps keep the kitchens at the cutting edge of taste. Monks who occupied the site in the 16th century originally dug the english water garden, which is fed by natural springs. The ponds are now home to a variety of water plants and fauna. There are several wonderful walks in the immediate area. Blenheim palace, waddesdon manor and oxford university are only a short drive away, and central london is less than an hour by car. Facilities at belmond le manoir feature foremost its michelin 2 star restaurant, the centerpiece of founder raymond blanc. In addition to the restaurant, belmond le manoir features a cookery school offering a wide range of classes for both advanced and novice students. The hotel's extensive grounds offer many tranquil walks and even a japanese garden with tea house. Bicycles are available for those who wish to explore beyond the hotel's grounds. Additional facilities include a bar and lounge, private dining room suitable for several types of functions and events, jacuzzi, game room, business services, spa services, 24-hour room service, complimentary wireless internet access and accessible facilities. Belmond le manoir features 32 individually decorated guestrooms and suites, from contemporary to traditional in design. Each is luxuriously furnished, many offer views of the beautiful grounds. Amenities in all rooms and suites include continental breakfast, climate control, en suite marble bathroom with separate bathtub and shower, lcd widescreen cable television with dvd player, complimentary wireless high-speed internet access, stereo, cd player, personal safe, ipod dock, fresh cut flowers and fruit plate. Some rooms and suites also offer a private patio or terrace.