Hartwell House

Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

An equestrian statue of Frederick, Prince of Wales, marks your arrival at this glorious Jacobean-cum-Georgian mansion, a hotel since the late 1980s. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

An equestrian statue of Frederick, Prince of Wales, marks your arrival at this glorious Jacobean-cum-Georgian mansion, a hotel since the late 1980s. ‘A beautiful hotel and grounds, perfect in every way’, it gazes over an 18th-century landscape, with Ionic temple, obelisk, a lake spanned by an arch from the old Kew Bridge. Restored by Historic House Hotels and owned by the National Trust (see Middlethorpe Hall, York, and Bodysgallen Hall & Spa, Llandudno), it is wonderfully presented, with perfectly judged antiques and spectacular original features. ‘The furnishings throughout are superb,’ writes a reader. The accommodation ranges from classic double rooms with coffee machine and home-made biscuits to ‘royal’ rooms and suites, some with a four-poster. There are further rooms and dog-friendly suites in a converted 18th-century riding school. Dress formally to dine on elaborate dishes such as pan-seared fillet of sea bream with saffron polenta or roast breast of duck with artichoke purée and truffle sauce. ‘Catering at the highest level made our stay a real treat.’ The hotel is a member of Relais & Châteaux. (RW)

Hotel details


Oxford Road
HP17 8NR


01296 747444


48. 16 in stable block, some on ground floor. 1, in main house, suitable for disabled.


all year, closed for lunch weekdays.


Great Hall, morning room, drawing room, library, 2 dining rooms, function facilities, in-room TV (Sky, Freeview), civil wedding licence, spa (15m indoor pool), 94-acre gardens and parkland, tennis, EV charging, public rooms wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.

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not under 6, no extra beds.


allowed in stables suites (max. 2 small/1 large, no charge).

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.


B&B doubles from £400, singles £285. Set-price dinner £79.

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Three Nights for the Price of Two Special Offer

THREE NIGHTS FOR THE PRICE OF TWO. A relaxing three night break in the tranquil surroundings of Hartwell House with a complimentary night’s accommodation! Stay 3 nights for the price of 2. Escape to Hartwell House for your long-awaited short break. Explore the beautiful, peaceful 90 acres of landscaped parkland and stay in beautiful surroundings with all measures put in place for your well-being and safety. Relax and enjoy three nights to include one night with complimentary accommodation. Terms & Conditions: Subject to availability, excluding Bank Holidays. Dinner must be taken on two nights to qualify for this offer. Complimentary accommodation (Room Only) will apply on the night with the lowest rate of the three nights booked. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer or discount. Not valid for The Old Rectory. Please call the hotel directly to book on 01296 747444. Or email info@hartwell-house.com. To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.

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