History: Built in 1911 as the Shire Hall for Berkshire County Council, this listed building is most impressive and one that lends itself effortlessly to become a luxury hotel.

The wide hallways, vaulted ceilings, cornice mouldings and even the original lift shaft have been lovingly restored; in fact the central lift shaft that runs the full height of the building is the setting for the stunning Italian chandelier, with 86,000 individual glass beads from top to bottom.

Eden is the original council chamber and its imposing fireplace and elaborate wood carvings around the doors and mantelpiece have all been restored to their former beauty.