Hartwell House Hotel, Restaurant & Spa (a National Trust property) is a magnificent, luxurious stately home standing in over 90 acres of landscaped parkland.
The house has both Jacobean and Georgian features with outstanding decorative plaster-work and paneling, its fine elegant reception and dining rooms create the ambiance of a great country house.
The magnificent rooms are superbly furnished with antiques and hung with fine paintings. With high ceilings and views over the extensive landscape, it is a truly an idyllic setting. The principal Dining Room, designed in 1988, in the style of the eminent early 19th-century architect Sir John Soane, is the setting for imaginative cooking which has been awarded two Rosettes by the AA.
Hartwell House Hotel, Restaurant & Spa also has a Spa, Wedding Venue and Restaurant:
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"The bar at Hartwell House was originally a dining room in the Jacobean wing of this National Trust property, built in 1620. Its panelling and carved oak fireplace give a good idea of how warm and cozy the room must have felt in the seventeenth century. There are a series of paintings of Hartwell House circa 1720 on the walls. These are recent copies of Balthazar Nebo originals that were painted in Italy. Immediately beneath them a long bar displays the hotel’s huge collection of spirits, including eight gins – Hendricks, Sipsmith, Bombay Sapphire, Tanqueray, Plymouth, two Gordons and the Botanist, a Scots gin from Islay that infuses 22 botanicals. The hotel’s classic martini is usually made from Tanqueray and the drinks menu reminds us – quite rightly – that a dry martini should be stirred not shaken. Enough said. If you’re staying or dining at Hartwell House do check out the remarkable Jacobean staircase with its carved balusters. Many of the figures are historical or mythological, but in the twentieth century Winston Churchill and G.K. Chesterton were added. After a cocktail or two see how long it takes you to find them."
"Hartwell House has a remarkable history. Over the last thousand years it’s been home to - amongst many others - William the Conqueror’s illegitimate son; Wicked King John, Louis XVIII (the exiled French king who was restored after Waterloo), and Gustavus IV of Sweden, another exiled king. It’s not surprising then that the house has wonderful grounds for lapping up the autumn sunshine, a total of 90 acres laid out by Capability Brown in his familiar style of smooth undulating grass, scattered trees and serpentine lakes. This parkland dates from the 1750s when the then owner, Sir William Lee, commissioned that equestrian statue of George III’s son, Frederick Prince of Wales, which stands in the centre of a long line of trees leading up the house. The views north, east and south from Hartwell have that idyllic English sense of the pastoral and are enhanced by a charming collection of eighteenth-century pavilions, temples and towers."
"Standing amidst ninety acres of landscaped parkland and just an hour from central London, Hartwell House is an idyllic break for stressed Londoners. Once frequented by Louis XVIII, the exiled King of France, the mansion’s Grade I listed building is crammed with old world charm with Rococo ceilings, fine art at every turn and enchanting antiques galore. Even its grounds are a treasure trove, scattered with ornate statues it has a Gothic chapel, 18th century follies and a picturesque lake to discover. But fear not itchy footed Londoners, it is also a great base for exploring the university town of Oxford and the beautiful Cotswold countryside."
"Once frequented by Louis XVIII, the exiled King of France, Hartwell House’s Grade I listed building is crammed with old world charm, with Rococo ceilings, traditional paintings and antiques galore. Perfectly located for exploring the beautiful Cotswolds and the Chiltern Hills it is a hiker’s dream with endless country walks just a stone throw away. Its Jacobean and Georgian façade is surrounded by 90 acres of manicured gardens and parkland which is open to hotel guests."
"Hartwell House is a magnificent and luxurious stately home. Its unique staircase, ornate plasterwork ceilings, décor and marble fireplaces make it the dream venue for couples to hold their wedding celebrations In its 90 acres of parkland lies a Gothic chapel, a lake spanned by a stone bridge and 18th century follies and statues making the perfect backdrop for photographs."
Information on Hartwell House Hotel, Restaurant & Spa , Oxford Road ,
|No. of bedrooms:||
Types of room: 7 Single, 16 Standard Twin/Double, 23 Superior rooms/Suite
|Room rates guide:||
Room with Breakfast
Credit Cards Accepted: Amex, Delta, Mastercard, Maestro/Switch, Solo, Visa
When Closed: Open all year
Child Friendly: Children over 4 welcome (Spa restrictions apply)
Dog Friendly: Dogs Permitted (permitted in Hartwell Court Suites only)
Smoking Permitted: No
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Accreditation: AA 4 Red Stars, AA 2 Rosettes
DVD player, Radio alarm clock, Satellite channels, Modem point, complimentary broadband wifi, Air-conditioning (except Single rooms), 24 hour room service, hospitality tray, mineral water, homemade biscuits, Four poster beds available, Luxury toiletries, trouser press, bathrobes, slippers in Royal rooms upwards
90 acres of gardens & grounds, Beauty treatment room, Indoor heated pool, Sauna, Spa, Steam room, Gym, 3 elegant dining rooms, Civil ceremony licence, Wedding receptions, 4 meeting rooms, Conference facilities, For up to 90 delegates, Heli-pad, Private dining
|Outdoor activities on site:||
2 all-weather tennis courts, Croquet lawn, Walking
Archery, Golf (5 mins), Clay shooting, Go-karting (5 mins), 4 X 4 land rover experience, Horse riding (20 mins)
|Local directions:||From London take the M40 to junction 7, then the A329/A418 Thame/Aylesbury. For further directions please see our website.|
Nearest major city:
Nearest major airport:
Nearest railway stn:
Oxford (25 miles) (35 mins)
London Heathrow (45 miles) (45 mins) , Luton (45 miles) (45 mins)
Aylesbury (2 miles) (5 mins)
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Spring Break - April Exclusive
Tue 04 Apr 2017 – Sun 30 Apr 2017
For the month of April we are offering the very special rate of £99 per person per night, including full English breakfast, use of the spa and a £20 allowance each towards dinner.
In addition to this excellent accommodation offer, we are also offering a 15% discount on all pre-booked spa treatments Monday to Friday.
Rates are valid Sunday to Friday (subject to availability)
- Offer Code: BRITAINS-FINEST-92498
BIOEFFECT Midweek Spa Break
Tue 04 Apr 2017 – Mon 30 Oct 2017
As a way to welcome our brand new spa partners, BIOEFFECT, we have put together this very special midweek spa break.
£400 per room based on two people sharing a classic room and is inclusive of a 55 minute BIOEFFECT EGF Cellular Hydration Facial per person, £20 food allowance per person, accommodation, full English breakfast and use of the Hartwell Spa.
Available Sunday - Thursday
- Offer Code: BRITAINS-FINEST-92499
Review of Hartwell House Hotel, Restaurant & Spa
Posted on by Stuart FCustomer stayed Sep 2014
My wife and I visited Hartwell House in September. We travel to the UK annually, where we try to stay in three different country house hotels. We have been doing this for years and I have read wonderful reviews, but never visited before. We loved everything about this fine home. It has a wonderful history, beautiful property inside and out, wonderful service, delicious food and a great location. We look forward to our return.
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