THE QUINTESSENTIAL NATIONAL TRUST OWNED ENGLISH COUNTRYSIDE ESTATE – JUST AN HOUR BY TRAIN OR BY CAR FROM CENTRAL LONDON – THE RELAIS & CHATEAUX HARTWELL HOUSE AND SPA IN THE BUCKINGHAMSHIRE COUNTRYSIDE IS A PEACEFUL RETREAT FOR THOSE WHO SEEK SOLITUDE AND SOPHISTICATION.
After a restful nights sleep in the lovingly restored, impeccably designed bedrooms, spend your morning strolling through 90 acres of park land, past a church folly, bridges, lake, parkland 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.