I learned about Langdon Hall last summer when I Googled something like “fancy hotel Waterloo,” and it came up in the search results. I thought I had just discovered an unknown treasure, but when I began asking others about this “fancy hotel” so close to where I live, everyone already knew about it. Where had I been living that it was unknown to me? (Kingston, London, Toronto, Europe…that’s where).
Fast forward a year, and I finally took the 20 minute or so drive to Langdon Hall, and I’m so glad I did! What a beautiful place to spend a morning (or longer). Rox-Anne (from Celebrating this Life) and I drove over early Saturday morning a couple of weeks ago to meet our host, Kate, for breakfast and a tour.
Everything at the country breakfast buffet was beautifully presented, and looked to be absolutely fresh and delicious. Rox-Anne opted for the lobster omelette, and, because I have such a sweet tooth, I couldn’t resist the pain perdu (French toast). The smaller slices of bread were not soggy or too sweet. The topping included slivered almonds. Yum! Chef Jason Bangerter – you’ve got my thumbs up for this meal!
I followed the pain perdu with a croissant (why not!?). I honestly wasn’t sure I wanted to try the croissant because I’ve been spoiled by Golden Hearth’s croissants, but I did. And it was delicious. It was more buttery than Golden Hearth’s, but it had a beautiful texture, lots of layers, and was the perfect mix of soft and crusty.
After breakfast, Kate led us on a tour (had to walk off those calories, of course), and I was absolutely blown away by the architecture, decor, and details in each and every room. The main floor rooms include beautiful millwork, coffered and paneled ceilings, rich deep colours, and warm textiles in a mix of cohesive patterns. Brass, gold, and blue & white also make their appearances in almost every room.
above: one of the dining rooms (with walk-out to the conservatory) set up for a wedding celebration
above: a bright lounge with walls of windowsabove: Wilks’ Bar
The fireplaces in the rooms in the main house really caught my attention. They would be so pretty (and warm) in the winter. They’re giving me inspiration for my own fireplace re-do that I’m planning on tackling this summer. The smaller tile set in a brick pattern are classic.
fireplace in the pool room
fireplace in one of the guest suites
Let us take a closer look at a a couple of guest rooms, shall we?Â creams, blues, and rich woods make this suite very inviting
such a charming space
Look at the well-planned closets (and the fluffy robes!). A fridge and coffee station are not pictured.
The bathrooms have a spa-like feel; they’re white, bright, and have lush towels.
Before I leave you for the day, here are few more photos from around the mansion:
A row of paneled doors in the basement bathroom:
A gorgeous stairwell in the main house:
Commemorative plates neatly lined on the paneled walls:
A pretty place to perch:
Langdon Hall thinks of everything, so guests can really relax:I have a bit more to share, so come back tomorrow for Langdon Hall – Part 2.
Many thanks to Kate at Langdon Hall for arranging our visit. All photos by Jordana.