Sweep up the mile-long drive past the beeches and limes towards the grand entrance of 18th century country house Lucknam Park and you get a sense of the luxurious treats that await you.
This Palladian mansion, held to be one of the finest British country houses, retains all the grandeur of its pedigree but has overlain the wonderful antique furniture, grand paintings and fabulous architecture with a 21st century veneer of luxury (expect wifi everywhere, flat screen TVs and DVD players).
Enjoy a fine old cognac in the drawing room and take in the 500 acre splendour around you before repairing to your bedroom (many have spectacular views, four-posters straight out of a period drama and unique furniture and décor).
Whether you are there to learn new skills at the hotel’s cookery school, explore the estate on horseback, relax in the Spa, or wander through the Georgian architecture of the neighbouring city of Bath, you are sure to have an unforgettable experience.
Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa also has a Spa, Wedding Venue and Restaurant:
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"Lucknam Park is the quintessential English country house experience with attentive staff who open your car door for you and then drive it away to be parked. There are real fireplaces everywhere too - and wellyboots lined up should you fancy a walk in the grounds. Even more idyllic are the large stables in the hotel grounds. You can wander over at any time to watch the ponies being exercised and book an hour’s riding in the 500-acre park during your stay. This is real Lord of the Manor stuff. There are also longer treks that you can organise with Dawn, the stables manager (who claims she has the best job in the world). After a day – or even an hour – in the saddle, you may want to take advantage of the modern spa that has been built discreetly at the back of the hotel. Indeed Lucknam Park offers an attractive Saddle and Spa Package which involves two nights with a dinner in each of Lucknam’s two restaurants, spa treatments, plenty of full English breakfasts and a one-hour group ride on the Lucknam Park Estate."
"For a truly relaxing start to the new year, stay at Lucknam Park in Wiltshire and ask for one of the bedrooms with a working fireplace. Few hotels will let you have a log fire in your room these days, which is a shame as there is nothing more soothing in the long winter evenings than sitting in front of a roaring fire with a good book in your hand. Located at the end of a very long tree-lined drive, Lucknam Park is a wonderful place to withdraw from the world. Bedrooms are in the old house or around a quadrangle formed by the stable block and the main building. Beyond the stables a new glass-roofed spa has been built with treatment rooms, a gym and a long, gracious swimming pool, which has flickering-flame gas fires along the pool’s edge at this time of year. Treatments include the excellent signature ‘De-stress Botanical Oil and Herbal Back Therapy ‘ by Anne Semonin Skincare. After this you can sip green tea in a recovery room that looks out over the hotel grounds and the outdoor salt water plunge pool. There are also horses for riding if you want to enjoy a relaxing trek through the Wiltshire countryside. Although the M4 corridor is only twenty minutes to the north, it feels a world away."
"Seventeenth-century Lucknam Park was owned by a succession of wealthy British families before being turned into a hotel in 1987. During the Battle of Britain, its extensive grounds housed Spitfires and Hurricanes with the park’s canopy of trees providing camouflage. As a hotel, Lucknam Park has developed a reputation for excellent food under its Michelin-starred Executive Chef Hywel Jones. His cookery school is located in a small house on the estate with a kitchen designed by Stephen Graver, and appliances by ATAG and Fhiaba. Among the day courses on offer are Fish & Shellfish, Macarons, Discover Thai, Simple Breads, and Handmade Chocolates. The school aims to help participants perfect their skills or master new techniques. There’s a fixed price of £175 pp which covers all ingredients, lunch, course folder and Cookery School bag . There are also “Adult and Child” and “Kids Only” courses. From £175 per day"
"Pamper at Lucknam Park: Discerning gentleman love a good man-pamper! So, if your dad is of the ‘cleanse-tone-and-moisturise’ variety, pack him off to Lucknam Park Spa for the day. After checking out the thermal cabins and taking a dip in the outdoor salt water plunge pool, he can head to one of the state-of-the-art treatment rooms for a ‘Made-to Measure Grooming Facial’ - offering an hour of tailored indulgence using Anne Semonin essential oils."
"Feel like Lord or Lady of the manor as you canter around 500 acres of glorious grounds at Lucknham Park.The listed Palladian mansion dates back to 1720, is one of Britain’s finest country house spa hotels. Serious riders should book into one of their ‘specialist clinics’, run by pros in the world of show jumping and dressage. Alternatively, hack at a more leisurely pace on their ‘historic village horse ride’, the three and a half hour experience winds its way through the most picturesque villages, ending up at a horse friendly pub for refreshments!"
"Just six miles from Bath, set in elegant parkland, Lucknam Park boasts a Michelin-starred restaurant with an award-winning chef, specialising in local and organic produce with herbs fresh from the kitchen garden. Stay overnight to enjoy the decadent country house luxury. The spa is one of the UK's best with a brilliant indoor and outdoor hydrotherapy pool area, thermal suites and divine Carita and Anne Semonin treatments."
Information on Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa , Colerne , Chippenham
|No. of bedrooms:||
Types of room: 29 Twin/Double, 13 Suites
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Credit Cards Accepted: Amex, Diners, Mastercard, Maestro/Switch, Visa
When Closed: Open all year
Child Friendly: Children of all ages welcome (dining restrictions apply)
Dog Friendly: Dogs Permittted
Romantic Details: set in 500 acres, walled garden, spa, cookery school
Smoking Permitted: No
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Accreditation: AA 5 Red Stars, Michelin Star, VisitBritain Gold Award, Good Food Guide 6/10
CD player, radio alarm clock, DVD player on request, Satellite TV, Complimentary wifi internet access, 24 hour room service, Anne Semonin toiletries, dry cleaning service, Daily newspaper, safe, hairdryer, work desk
500 acres of gardens & grounds, walled garden, 9 beauty treatment rooms, hairdressing salon, Heated indoor swimming pool, hydrotherapy pool, experience showers, Sauna, thermal cabins, Spa, Steam room, Fitness suite, Drawing room, library, Restaurant, brasserie, Civil ceremony licence, Wedding receptions, 4 meeting rooms, Conference facilities, For up to 80 delegates, Wifi internet access throughout hotel, Baby sitting service on request, Private dining
|Outdoor activities on site:||
2 flood-lit tennis courts, 5 aside football pitch, Croquet, Cycling, Equestrian centre, Hot air ballooning, Trim trail, Walking
Archery (must be pre-booked), Golf (10 mins), Clay shooting (must be pre-booked), Falconry, Fishing (20 mins), Go-karting (10 mins)
|Local directions:||From the M4 westbound exit at junction 17 to Chippenham on the the A350. Continue on the A350 towards Warminster and at the fourth roundabout turn right for Bristol (east) on the A420. When you reach Ford take a left to Colerne. After approx. 3 miles turn right at the Colerne crossroads into Doncombe Lane. The entrance to Lucknam Park is less than half a mile on the right.|
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Near Bath (15 mins)
Bristol (40 mins)
Chippenham (6 miles)
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