Originally three separate 18th century houses; the William Cecil Hotel is situated in the picturesque town of Stamford and set within the extensive Burghley Estate with a direct access footpath to walk into the estates parklands. Built of old Lincolnshire limestone and with one of the original houses facade in the Tudor Revival style; the hotel has kept its historic charm both inside and out. The interior furnishings and decor have taken inspiration from the stunning Burghley House; regarded by many as the finest Elizabethan House in England. The 27 bedrooms are all uniquely decorated with a mix of original features; ornate dark wood furniture; sumptuous fabrics and a few contemporary touches. The en-suite bathrooms have power showers and luxury aromatic toiletries; some with double sinks and free standing roll top baths. Room facilities include TV; Wi-Fi; iron and ironing board; tea;coffee making facilities; hairdryer and complimentary organic vodka for that nightcap. Perfect for weddings; the hotel holds a civil ceremony licence for up to 100 guests. Photographers have plenty of scenic spots within the gardens; outside the Tudor Revival facade and inside on the ornate staircase. Dogs are allowed to stay for a nominal fee; but must be kept on a lead at all times. They are allowed in the pub but not in the restaurant. Free Wi-Fi and onsite parking. Formerly the Lady Annes; the hotel is now a part of the luxury hotel chain Hillbrooke Hotels who renovated and changed the name to William Cecil in 2011.