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Sopwell House

Cottonmill Lane, Sopwell, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 2HQ

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Cottonmill Lane, Sopwell, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 2HQ

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Summary

Within easy distance of the historic centre of St Albans, Sopwell House luxury hotel is in a wonderful position, close to all the action but sitting in its own tranquil grounds. Think tea and cakes served on crisp white linen table clothes in front of a blazing fire, lounging around on your bedroom balcony overlooking farmland and gardens or lolling about in the stress-free spa where wraps, scrubs, holistic therapies, manicures and pedicures could easily fill your day. Cool off in the Japanese-inspired swimming pool, or put your feet up in the glass-fronted sauna, starlit steam room and spa terrace. There’s also a conference centre with excellent technology (along with complimentary Wi-Fi throughout), extensive car parking and a lovely walled garden ideal for break-out periods when delegates want some downtime. British and European cooking are served in the high-ceilinged, light and airy restaurant, the brasserie offers up buffet-style breakfast and lunch and relaxed all-day dining, while the stylish Cocktail Lounge is perfect for late evening drinks.

Sopwell House also has a Spa, Wedding Venue and Restaurant:

Cottonmill Spa (Spa Section)

Sopwell House (Wedding Venue Section)

The Restaurant at Sopwell House (Restaurant Section)

Inspirations

Sopwell House is part of the following Inspirations:

Top 10 Pre-Christmas Escapes by Adrian Mourby

"The master stonemason Edward Strong developed Sopwell House as his country residence in the eighteenth century. This was a plain, well built mansion without the baroque flourishes of St Paul’s Cathedral or Blenheim Palace, both buildings on which Strong had worked in his long career.

Later the house was extended during Queen Victoria’s reign and in 1900 one of her grandsons, Prince Louis of Battenberg, rented it. The Prince rose to be a Royal Navy admiral and eventually First Sea Lord while his four spirited children enjoyed holidays from school in their family’s Hertfordshire retreat.

The youngest of those children was Louis Mountbatten, known to history as the last Viceroy of India and Prince Charles’ adopted uncle. In 1986 the house was bought up by Abraham Bejerane whose AB Hotels also include The Arch in London and the Crowne Plaza Five Lakes in Essex.

Expanded in most directions with a spa, restaurant and brasserie and now 192 bedrooms, the old Sopwell House is only recognisable as Mountbatten’s home from certain angles today.

By far the best part of the new development, in my opinion, is in the mews block which has recently been redeveloped into its own enclave with electronic gates that admit guests into a beautiful garden of water features, yew tree hedges and pleached hornbeam trees. Within this cozy community, the original estate cottages – and a few more modern additions – have been divided up into small comfortable suites decorated in slate, leather and wood. Some even have flame effect gas fires for curling up in front of. Slices of Battenberg cake in your room on arrival are a nice touch. The distinctive, checkered design of the sponge cake was variously known as “Domino Cake” , “Neapolitan Roll” and “Church Window Cake” before being renamed in 1884 in honour of the marriage of Princess Victoria and Louis of Battenberg.

In the main house there is a split level restaurant in purple, green and dark wood with a succession of handsome young men in dark suits to open doors for you. There is also a newly-extended spa that should be nearing completion early in 2019."

Ten Venues for Twenties Themed Weddings by Liz Coggins

"Once the home of Lord Mountbatten it is rumoured that royal proposals have taken place in the gardens of this imposing white residence. It has a dazzling array of sophisticated function suites flooded by natural daylight or if you prefer it, an outdoor garden setting to say I do. Some suites, with dance floors, lead directly onto beautiful terraces and gardens perfect for alfresco dancing."

Information on Sopwell House , Cottonmill Lane , Sopwell , St Albans

No. of bedrooms: Total: 129        
Types of room: Standard Single, Standard Double, Superior Double/Twin, Deluxe Room, Executive Room, Mews Room, Suite, Mews Apartment, Executive Suite with Balcony
Room rates guide: Single:  £114.00-£124.00
Double/Twin:  £114.00-£164.00
Suites:  £154.00-£250.00
Room with Breakfast
General info: Credit Cards Accepted:  Amex, Delta, Mastercard, Maestro/Switch, Solo, Visa
When Closed:  Open all year
Child Friendly:  Children of all ages welcome
Dog Friendly:  No
Smoking Permitted:  No
Wheelchair Access:  No

Room facilities: Direct dial telephone, Flat screen TV, Satellite channels, Complimentary wifi internet access, Gilchrist & Soames toiletries, trouser press, Hairdryer, personal safe, Tea & coffee making facilities
General facilities: Walled garden, Beauty treatment rooms, Sauna, Spa bath, Steam room, Swimming pool, The Spa, Technogym, studio classes, Restaurant, brasserie, Terrace lounge, cocktail bar, Civil ceremony licence, Wedding receptions, Meeting facilities/Business Centre, Complimentary Wi-Fi
Outdoor activities on site: Walking
Activities nearby: Verulam Golf Course is opposite
Local directions: Sopwell House is located in the vibrant market town of St Albans in Hertfordshire and within easy reach from the M1 and M25 motorways. St Albans is a short 20 minute train ride from St Pancras International Train Station via First Capital Connect. There is easy access to the M1 and M25 motorways.
Nearest major city:
Nearest major airport:
Nearest railway stn:
St Albans (1.4 miles) (6 mins)
London Luton Airport (12.5 miles) (27 mins) , Heathrow Airport (27.8 miles) (34 mins)
Stansted (38 miles) (47 mins)
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