A gorgeously grand looking hotel opens its doors today in the final phase of a much awaited launch.

This historic house set in 400 acres of private gardens in the Surrey countryside consists of just 18 rooms and suites as well as a cutting edge Japanese restaurant envisioned by Head Chef Taji Maruyama of Nobu and Kiru fame.

The estate was once owned by press baron Lord Beaverbrook and former guests include Winston Churchill, Elizabeth Taylor and Ian Fleming.