Hargrave House is an original Listed building in three acres dating back to the late 1700s with a purpose built addition and was acquired by Scimitar in the Autumn of 2000. The Care Hotel has 58 ensuite bedrooms, situated 10 minutes from junction 8 off the M11, and was refurbished and opened by Scimitar in January 2001.
It is situated in the charming picturesque village of Stansted Mountfitchet which dates back to Saxon times. Although the building is large and imposing, it has been structured into two wings, The Hargrave Wing housed by the original building and the Alice Grace wing added later in the 1990s yet still sympathetic and in keeping with the magnificent original.
It is not easy to describe the wealth of features contained in Hargrave House, so the only way to appreciate the building is by a visit. Suffice it to say that the high ceilings and wood paneling to the halls and stairs were attractive enough to be featured in the Lovejoy antiques television series a few years ago.
Within the main building is the old hall lounge, with a licensed bar, leading to three separate lounges, the dining rooms and a splendid conservatory. There is ease of access throughout the building which is served by two modern passenger lifts and the Managers office is situated on the ground floor immediately by the entrance hall, centrally sited between the two wings.