THE QUINTESSENTIAL ENGLISH COUNTRYSIDE ESTATE – YET JUST AN HOUR’S DRIVE FROM CENTRAL LONDON – THE RELAIS & CHATEAUX HARTWELL HOUSE AND SPA IN THE VALE OF AYLESBURY IS A PEACEFUL RETREAT FOR THOSE WHO SEEK SOLITUDE AND SOPHISTICATION.
After restful nights in the lovingly restored, impeccably designed bedrooms, spend your morning strolling through 90 acres of park land, past church ruins, bridges, lakes and gardens. The history of the hotel actually dates back almost a thousand years to Edward the Confessor – and the house was once lived in by the exiled King of France, Louis XVIII and his court. Dine decadently on locally sourced British cuisine – the Aylesbury duck-inspired four-course dinner is famous, and is justly accompanied by a dry martini with Aylesbury vodka. Take time for aromatherapy treatments in the indulgent spa.
- Closest Airport
- Heathrow International Airport | 50 minutes drive (42 miles)
- Closest Train Station
- Haddenham & Thame Parkway - 15 minutes drive (6 miles)
Aylesbury | 10 minutes drive (2.5 miles)
- Number of Rooms
- 48 Rooms and Suites
- The Restaurants
- Main House Restaurant with 2AA Rosettes, Hartwell Café, Hartwell House Bar
- Amenities and Facilities
- Child Policy - Over 6 years
- Disabled Access
- Private Estate
- Room Service
- Swimming Pool - Indoor Heated
- Rebecca Recommends Amenities
A personalized tour of the hotel and grounds with the Hotel Manager or Managing Director providing an insight into the history of Hartwell House stretching back 1000 years – its most famous resident for five years from 1809 was Louis XVIII, exiled King of France.
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Marvel at the magnificent architecture at Hartwell House – great attention has been paid to the reinstatement of period details.
For multigenerational families – stay at the Old Rectory Cottage located in the grounds of Hartwell House with 4 bedrooms and an outdoor pool, perfect for a dip to cool off in the summer months after a day of exploration.
If you fancy a little sleep in – brunch is served daily from 10.30am.
You must make time for a visit to Oxford with its amazing history and heritage – perfect for a day trip from Hartwell House.
If you’re a wildlife lover Tiggywinkles, The Wildlife Hospital Trust, is a specialist hospital just 10 minutes from Hartwell House. Using every available veterinary welfare skill, they are dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating all species of British wildlife – I tempt you not to smile at their name….
- Combination Stay/ Why Visit
Located in the Vale of Aylesbury and on the edge of the Chilterns, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Hartwell House is only two miles from the busy market town of Aylesbury and 20 miles from Oxford making it the ideal location for a visit to the English countryside. Guests can enjoy a visit to Oxford then relax at the full service Spa with indoor heated pool or just enjoy a walk around this spectacular estate. Original Travel UK, are on hand to assist you with unique insights to the surrounding area and one of a kind experiences specifically tailored to your client.