Nestled in its own private grounds, this resplendent Grade II listed building was originally built in the mid-1890s for James Howell, founder of the eponymous city centre department store. A hidden gem, the impressive Mansion House has all the ambience of a country house hotel, and is the perfect venue in which to celebrate special occasions. The interior has retained many of its original features, notably the magnificent staircase, beautiful windows and fine fireplaces. Take the opportunity to treat yourself and your guests to a lovely afternoon tea in the luxury of this grand house before exploring the building on a private guided tour. Afternoon tea includes a pot of loose-leaf tea of your choice plus finger sandwiches, dainty cakes and fancies, and freshly baked scones with clotted cream and preserves.