Constructed in 1874 and set in 133 acres of parkland, The Springs is a fine example of a Victorian Tudor style country house. The elegant reception halls still retain all their period features such as oak panelling, beams and stone fireplaces where you will be welcomed with crackling log fires through the winter months. Nearly all the bedrooms have recently been refurbished in neutral colours with modern white bathroom suites and many have balconies and enjoy picturesque views across the lake and beautifully manicured grounds. All rooms are non-smoking. The award winning AA Rosette Lakeside Restaurant serves excellent cuisine. Only the finest freshly sourced ingredients are used so the menu is updated daily. As the name suggests, the restaurant enjoys wonderful views across the lake through attractive floor to ceiling latticed windows. The hotel offers golf, weddings, conference and banqueting facilities. Also on site, there is a putting green, croquet lawn, coarse fishing on the River Thames, sauna and outdoor pool. The pool was installed by former owner rock star, Ian Gillan, from the band Deep Purple) and is often commented on by guests for its quirky design in the shape of a guitar. Located amidst the rural and peaceful setting of the Thames Valley countryside, historic market towns such as Wallingford, Henley, Abingdon and Dorchester are all close by. Other places of interest are Oxford, Windsor, the Cotswolds, Blenheim Palace and Basildon Park.