Ambion Court is a charming country hotel, converted from an early 19th century farm and managed by proprietors John & Wendy Walliker. It overlooks the picturesque village green in Dadlington, a tranquil village with a 12th century church, nestling in rolling countryside close to the Ashby Canal. The hotel takes its name from nearby Ambion Hill, where the Battle of Bosworth, in which King Richard III was defeated by the future King Henry VII, was thought to have been fought in 1485 during the Wars of the Roses. Recently the true site was definitively located just a mile from Dadlington.
Ambion Court blends today's high expectations with yesterday's rustic charm. Stuccoed walls, oak beams and exposed brickwork give the hotel a traditional feel, yet all seven bedrooms have such modern amenities as en suite bathrooms, colour TV and free Wi-Fi internet access. Two bedrooms are in the old hayloft and feature original oak beams and views across the village green; one of these, the magnificent Pine Room with king-sized bed and matching pine furniture, is perfect for honeymoons and other special occasions. The five other rooms, including a spacious family room, are at ground level in the old stables, with convenient individual entrances from the enclosed courtyard. There is floodlit private parking, and a ’no indoor smoking’ policy for the benefit of the majority of our guests.
John & Wendy invite you to collapse into a squidgy armchair in the comfortable lounge or sip a refreshing drink in the homely cocktail bar. Your hosts are also your chefs and their excellent reputation has been built up over many years. Their highly-acclaimed breakfast is served every morning, and light bar snacks are available on weekday evenings. The village has a friendly pub/restaurant just 100 metres away which offers excellent lunches and dinners, and there are three more pubs just a short walk away in neighbouring Stoke Golding.
With so many thriving businesses in nearby Hinckley, Nuneaton, Leicester and Coventry and scores of noteworthy attractions just a short drive away, Dadlington’s central location makes it perfect for business executives and tourists alike. In addition, the peaceful village setting makes this the ideal location for small business meetings and conferences. So whether you plan to work, play or do nothing at all, finish your day in the warmth and comfort of Ambion Court Hotel, where you can put your feet up and take a well-earned rest. John & Wendy will take the greatest pleasure in ensuring that your visit is relaxing, enjoyable and memorable. They wish you to feel that - for a time - this is your own, tranquil country home.