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.