Hartwell House Hotel, Restaurant & Spa

Free WiFi
Free parking
Hartwell House & Lake
Hartwell House & Lake
Hartwell House & Lake
The Morning Room
The Morning Room
The Morning Room
Royal Four Poster Bedroom
Royal Four Poster Bedroom
Royal Four Poster Bedroom
The Soane Dining Room
The Soane Dining Room
The Soane Dining Room
The Hartwell Spa
The Hartwell Spa
The Hartwell Spa
Royal Redroom
Royal Redroom
Royal Redroom
Royal Four Poster Bedroom
Royal Four Poster Bedroom
Royal Four Poster Bedroom
Entrance to Hartwell Spa
Entrance to Hartwell Spa
Entrance to Hartwell Spa
Hartwell House - Front
Hartwell House - Front
Hartwell House - Front
Hartwell House in the Snow
Hartwell House in the Snow
Hartwell House in the Snow
Hartwell House South Lawn
Hartwell House South Lawn
Hartwell House South Lawn
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Hartwell House is a magnificent Grade I listed stately home hotel owned by the National Trust and set in 90 acres of Buckinghamshire countryside. It has 48 bedrooms (some of which are dog-friendly), four magnificent public rooms, a two AA rosette restaurant and Spa for you to come and enjoy.

What makes a stay at Hartwell House Hotel, Restaurant & Spa unique?

Hartwell House offers you the opportunity to stay in a National Trust property. The hotel is opulent in style with the benefit of four public rooms for guests to relax in and take in the antiques and paintings expected of a house of its grandeur. The hotel offers impeccable customer service and ensures guests are looked after throughout their stay with this high level of service.

What are the rooms and facilities on offer at Hartwell House Hotel, Restaurant & Spa?

Hartwell House has 48 bedrooms in total, 32 in the main house and 16 in the Hartwell Court, once the old riding school, located 150 yards away from the main house. The rooms are furnished in a traditional yet stylish manner expected of an English country house.

What can guests enjoy when staying in the Vale of Aylesbury area?

Buckinghamshire has more National Trust properties to visit than any other county in England. Waddesdon Manor, home of the Rothschilds is a clear favourite and 15 minutes away. Bicester Village luxury shopping village is 30 minutes away and you can pick up an additional 10% discount voucher at reception. Bletchley Park, home of the Code Breakers is a popular attraction to visit when staying at Hartwell, as is Harry Potter Studios, 30 minutes away. The Reception team are able to assist with any questions about the area that guests may have.

Where can guests enjoy food and drink?

Breakfast is served in the Soane dining room for all residents, it includes continental and cooked English breakfast options. Luncheon is served Wednesday to Sunday in the main house and Dinner daily. Traditional Afternoon Tea is available in the public rooms daily and is a very popular choice so booking is recommended. 


Can't rate this hotel highly enough. We didn't hold our reception here but we had about five rooms booked, including a four poster for our wedding night. We were treated like celebrities; nobody could do enough for us. As well as the facilities being gorgeous and luxurious it was the little touches like the man on the gate knowing that my Dad was the "Father of the Bride" and also the little cards left in my room the night before asking if they could do anything and wishing me luck that really tipped it to being outstanding. They also let us take pictures there, which was above and beyond as there was no obligation on them at all. I VERY much hope to stay there for our anniversary. Thank you, thank you, thank you for all the special attention and great service.


Driving up to the Hartwell House is like going back in time. You feel like royalty. The house is beautiful ... shades of one of my favourite show "Downton Abbey." Whether you are exploring the Grand Room, the Morning Room, the Drawing Room, the Library, the bar or the dining room ... you are surrounded by elegance and history. We loved quietly strolling the 90 acres of the property, in fact we were there four days and never left. The Spa is a part of the hotel benefits, and it is beautiful. You can lounge in the indoor pool area and totally relax. The restaurant is delicious, and the choices are varied. The main staircase is a piece of art in itself. Highly recommend this elegant resort.


This is our second visit to Hartwell House which is the most wonderful place to stay. The staff are very helpful and friendly. We had a stunning superior room which overlooked open countryside with Deer grazing in the field just below our bedroom window. Breakfast and dinner were excellent with a great choices. The hotel also boasts a spa and swimming pool, but I am unable to make comments as I used neither. The decor and furnishings (many antique) are beautiful. I would highly recommend Hartwell House to the most discerning traveller.


Positives: warm welcome on arrival, lovely staff, beautiful room, peaceful spa, incredible decor, excellent food, pretty grounds (even in the rain). Could not have asked for more. Slept a full eight hours and I cannot remember the last time that happened. Treated like a Queen. I was sad to have to leave, but even just 24 hours there did a lot for my wellbeing. It was superb and I would go back in a heartbeat. Negatives: none. Thank you, Hartwell House!


If you are looking for all the mod cons then this isn't the place for you. If you are looking for an old fashioned break, in beautiful grounds with staff who as so polite and helpful then this is the place. The spa was lovely, around 10 beds to spend the day if you wish. Old school but well worth it. Would defiantly recommend and will go back!


Our second visit and was not disappointed ,on arrival we were greeted at the door and taken to the study where we were given nibbles and drinks, although busy to service was faultless and the food outstanding,had coffee and chocs to finish of a perfect lunch,we are already looking forward to making our 3rd visit.


A glorious weekend retreat for a mini break with my sister, luxurious drawing rooms, elegant traditional style, excellent food, spacious room, delightful walks in the grounds, warm weather to relax by the spa. Quiet, relaxing break. Not somewhere I would bring young children.


Wonderful service, food and facilities at Hartwell House. A great place for a relaxing break with elegance of spacious and beautiful country house setting. Large room with wonderful views and spacious bath/shower. Dinner, bed and breakfast was a great offer.


If ever you have wanted to be treated royally, just for pure fun, Hartwell House is the place to visit. The Staff are attentive and they add so much to the warmth and hospitality! Can't wait to return.

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Facilities & information


16th century buildings

Parking (free)

No smoking

Child friendly

Dog/Pet friendly

4 Star Official Rating

Historic property



Free broadband access (wifi)

Tennis court


Swimming pool


Award Winning

Conference & Meetings

Bathroom & Laundry

Civil Licences

Four Poster Beds


Health & Beauty Treatments

Heli-pads, Private Airfields


24 hour security

Steam Rooms

Wedding Receptions, Civil Licenses

Other TV, Audio, Tel, Fax

Room Service & Food/Drink

Hair dryers


DVD player


Air Conditioning



Other games & sports

Recommended walks

Pub (walking distance)

Historic houses


Golf course (walking distance)

Tennis courts (walking distance)

Theatre (a short drive)



Continental breakfast (included)

Cooked breakfast (included)

Lunch available (at additional cost)

Dinner available (at additional cost)

Extra info

Nearest Airport: London Heathrow
Nearest Airport Time: 45 minutes

Nearest Airport Distance (in miles): 41
Nearest Train Station: Haddenham & Thame Parkway
Nearest Railway Time: 10 minutes

Nearest Railway Distance: 5
Open Times: All year round
Dinner Available:
Dinner Price From: £59.00
Star Rating: 4
Vendor Accreditation: AA 4 Red Stars, AA 2 Rosettes
Number of rooms: 48
Single room price from: £225.00
Single room price to: £265.00
Double twin room price from: £365.00
Suite room price from: £475.00
Suite room price to: £820.00

Arrival information & directions

Address: Oxford Road, Vale of Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, AylesburyHP17 8NR, United Kingdom

From London take the M40 to junction 7, then the A329/A418 Thame/Aylesbury. For further directions please see the website.


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