Hartwell House & Spa

Four red star luxury hotel in Buckinghamshire

Member since 2006

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Hartwell House is a beautiful, historic country house hotel standing in 90 acres of parkland in the Buckinghamshire countryside, two miles from the town of Aylesbury.

  • One of the finest stately homes in England, now property of the National Trust
  • Situated just 1 hr from Central London in the Vale of Aylesbury
  • Traditional luxury bedrooms
  • Fine dining restaurant
  • Spa facility with indoor swimming pool

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Stay in a Courtyard suite and receive:

  • A welcome drink each on arrival (glass of house wine, local beer, tea / coffee etc - value £6)
  • 2 course dinner for two on the first evening in the award winning restaurant (value £47 pp) 
  • Full English breakfast for two daily
  • Full use of the award winning spa with 20% off pre booked spa treatments (discount valid Monday to Friday only)

1 night stay

Package Price: £135 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £270 per room

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2 night stay

Package Price: £227.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £455 per room

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3 night stay

Package Price: £319 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £638 per room

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4 night stay

Package Price: £409 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £818 per room

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5 night stay

Package Price: £499 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £998 per room

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6 night stay

Package Price: £589 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £1,178 per room

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7 night stay

Package Price: £729 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £1,458 per room

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Ultimate Luxury Escape - Royal Room

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Stay in a Royal room and receive:

  • A 1/2 bottle of chilled Champagne and chocolates in your room on arrival (value £44)
  • 3 course dinner for two on first night in the award winning restaurant (value £53 pp)
  • Full breakfast for two daily
  • Full use of the award winning spa with 20% off pre booked spa treatments (discount valid Monday to Friday only)
  • Complimentary 12.30 late check out (value £50)

1 night stay

Package Price: £187.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £375 per room

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2 night stay

Package Price: £352.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £705 per room

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3 night stay

Package Price: £517.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £1,035 per room

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4 night stay

Package Price: £682.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £1,365 per room

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5 night stay

Package Price: £847.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £1,695 per room

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6 night stay

Package Price: £1,012.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £2,025 per room

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7 night stay

Package Price: £1,227.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £2,455 per room

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Ultimate Luxury Escape - Royal Four Poster Room

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Stay in a Royal Four poster room and receive:

  • A 1/2 bottle of chilled Champagne and chocolates in your room on arrival (value £44)
  • 3 course dinner for two on first night in the award winning restaurant (value £53 pp)
  • Full breakfast for two daily
  • Full use of the award winning spa with 20% off pre booked spa treatments (discount valid Monday to Friday only)
  • Complimentary 12.30 late check out (value £50)

1 night stay

Package Price: £247.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £495 per room

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2 night stay

Package Price: £442.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £885 per room

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3 night stay

Package Price: £637.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £1,275 per room

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4 night stay

Package Price: £832.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £1,665 per room

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5 night stay

Package Price: £1,027.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £2,055 per room

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6 night stay

Package Price: £1,222.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £2,445 per room

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7 night stay

Package Price: £1,467.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £2,935 per room

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Ultimate Luxury Escape - Principal Suite

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Stay in a Principal suite and receive:

  • A 1/2 bottle of chilled Champagne and chocolates in your room on arrival (value £44)
  • 3 course dinner for two on first night in the award winning restaurant (value £53 pp)
  • Full breakfast for two daily
  • Full use of the award winning spa with 20% off pre booked spa treatments (discount valid Monday to Friday only)
  • Complimentary 12.30 late check out (value £50)

1 night stay

Package Price: £275 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £550 per room

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2 night stay

Package Price: £485 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £970 per room

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3 night stay

Package Price: £695 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £1,390 per room

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4 night stay

Package Price: £905 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £1,810 per room

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5 night stay

Package Price: £1,115 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £2,230 per room

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6 night stay

Package Price: £1,325 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £2,650 per room

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7 night stay

Package Price: £1,585 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £3,170 per room

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Facilities at Hartwell House & Spa

Hartwell House was once the home of the exiled King of France, Louis XVIII, for five years from 1809. The hotel enjoys a tranquil setting in the Buckinghamshire countryside, two miles west of the busy town of Aylesbury. The house stands in 90 acres of parkland, inside a dramatic Gothic hall with a staircase with carved Jacobean figures leads to 32 superbly appointed individual bedrooms. An additional 16 bedrooms are available in the Hartwell Court, a converted 18th century coach house and stables. Whether you are looking to escape the hustle and bustle of London, for a country hotel not too far from the city, Hartwell House is the perfect setting to hold court.

Hartwell House & Spa
  • 52 Bedrooms
  • Tennis
  • Fishing
  • Health Spa
  • Indoor Pool
  • DVD in Rooms
  • Four Poster Bed
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Golf Course Nearby
  • CD Player in Rooms
  • Satellite TV in Rooms
  • Internet Connection in Rooms
  • Dogs by Prior Arrangement
  • 2 AA Rosette Dining

Good to know

  • Hotel check-in time: 2:30 PM
  • Hotel check-out time: 11:30 AM

Parking Facilities

Complimentary on site parking 

Disabled Access

The hotel has a lift to first and second floors in the main Hotel, but does not have a lift in the Courtyard.

The hotel have Suites with walk in showers, lift accessible, upgrade charges may apply, please call reservations for further information prior to booking.

They also have one room with grab rails and a lower bath, again please call reservations for further information on this room

 

 

History of the hotel

This impressive house, which has both Jacobean and Georgian facades, has been skilfully and sympathetically restored by Historic House Hotels, which has extended the restoration to include the 18th century stables, coach house and indoor riding school to create bedrooms and suites in Hartwell Court.

Child Policy

Hartwell House and Hartwell Spa welcome children over the age of six years old.   Children of residents, between the age of six and sixteen, may use the Spa between the hours of 9.00am and 10.00am and 4.00pm and 5.00pm when accompanied by an adult residential guest.

Dogs Policy

Dogs are welcome in the Hartwell Courtyard suites only, by prior arrangement, two small dogs or one larger dog, and may be walked in the park and woods, but not in the garden. Damage to rooms or injury to livestock will be charged for.  They supply a bed, water bowl, snacks and those all-important little bags.  There is no charge for dogs, but only 3 Courtyard Suites available which are dog friendly, so this must be checked beforehand.

The grounds

Hartwell House stands in 94 acres of parkland, landscaped by a contemporary of Capability Brown, with a lake spanned by a stone bridge, a ruined church and many 18th century statues and garden buildings.

The Rooms at Hartwell House & Spa

Classic Room

Located on the mezzanine and second floor of the beautifully restored 17th century stately home.

There are 14 individually decorated double and twin bedded rooms. Disabled rooms available.

Double or Twin Bedded room, Hartwell House & Spa

Hartwell House & Spa - Double or Twin Bedded room

Courtyard suite

Hartwell Court is a two storey magnificent restored 18th century indoor riding school and stables located on the approach to the main house and close to the spa.

Ten in total, there are four galleried and six court suites.  Light and spacious, each has a separate sitting room and bedroom with views out of the large windows to the courtyard and gardens.  The court suites are on one level where the galleried suites have a sitting room on the ground floor and a bedroom on the mezzanine. 

Located on the ground and first floors of the Hartwell Court, some rooms have immediate access to the gardens ideal for dogs and their owners. The Gallery Suites have the living room on the ground floor and the bedroom on a mezzanine galleried level with both having views out of the large windows.  Some are dog friendly

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Courtyard room, Hartwell House & Spa

Hartwell House & Spa - Courtyard room

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Royal room

Large and spacious rooms located in the main house, each individually appointed with antiques and period features you expect to find in a magnificent 17th century stately home.

There are seven royal rooms, six on the first floor and one four poster room on the mezzanine, all tastefully decorated in a traditional country house style overlooking the surrounding parkland.

 

Either queen or king size bed (can be twinned)
En-suite bathroom and shower (some hand held showers)
Hospitality tray with mineral water and homemade biscuits
Antique furnishings and seating
Flat screen satellite TV/DVD & radio alarm clock
Luxury towelling bathrobe & slippers
Trouser press

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Royal Double/Twin room, Hartwell House & Spa

Hartwell House & Spa - Royal Double/Twin room

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Royal Four poster room

Once resided in by King Louis XVIII and his Queen, these magnificent four poster rooms are the perfect setting to celebrate a special occasion.

There are four rooms situated at each corner of the main house, decorated with antiques, fine paintings and awe-inspiring views over the gardens, parkland and lake.

THE DETAIL

King size four poster bed
En-suite bathroom and shower
Hospitality tray with mineral water and homemade biscuits
Antique furniture and seating
Flat screen satellite TV/DVD & radio alarm clock
Luxury towelling bathrobe & slippers
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Royal Four poster room, Hartwell House & Spa

Hartwell House & Spa - Royal Four poster room

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Principal suite

These are the most prestigious rooms at Hartwell House, located on the first floor of the main house with King Beds and a separate living room.

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Principal room, Hartwell House & Spa

Hartwell House & Spa - Principal room

Hartwell's Main Restaurant

Dining

The principal Dining Room, designed in 1988 in the style of the eminent early 19th century architect, Sir John Soane, is the setting for the imaginative cooking of our Executive Head Chef, Daniel Richardson, which has been awarded two rosettes by the Automobile Association.

Our selections for both A La Carte and daily menus specially feature seasonal local farms and county produce such as the reintroduction of Aylesbury Duck on the menu, together with our own Hartwell Orchards and Garden fruit, vegetables and herbs to bring the freshest of ingredients to enhance all the true flavours for the dishes we prepares for the table.We offer lunch on Wednesday – Saturday with a Seasonal Bill of Fare two-course menu for £27, a three-course menu for £35 and a three-course Sunday lunch for £39.  Seasonal dinner starts at £45 and Bill of Fare £53, both for two courses.

 In addition to dining in the main house, we offer guests the option of a more informal, all day dining option daily at the Hartwell Café, situated on the first floor of the Hartwell Rooms some 150 yards from the main house. Also available are private dining rooms for that special event, while room service can be delivered to your individual room or suite. Of course, no meal is complete without a glass of fine wine. To that end, Hartwell House maintains an extensive wine cellar sure to contain the perfect wine to satisfy your palate.

Dress code for gentlemen is smart please; trainers, tracksuits and shorts are not acceptable.

We welcome children aged six years and over.


Opening Times

Breakfast
7:30am - 9:30am Weekdays
8am - 10am Weekends
Lunch
12:30pm - 1:45pm
Dinner
7:30pm - 9:30pm
Afternoon Tea
3:30pm - 5pm Mon - Sat
4pm - 5:30pm Sun


Dress Code

Dress: Smart please in the Dining Room,
although jacket and tie are not obligatory;
trainers, tracksuits, and shorts are not acceptable


Hartwell's Main Restaurant restaurant, Hartwell House & Spa

Hartwell House & Spa - Hartwell's Main Restaurant restaurant

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Hartwell Cafe

The Hartwell Cafe is an informal restaurant situated in the Hartwell Spa, on the first floor, overlooking the swimming pool and is accessible by stairs only.

The Café opens at 9.00am daily until 7.00pm daily serving a wide range of food and drink from a cup of coffee and a slice of cake to a glass of Champagne and traditional afternoon tea.

Guests may just wish to use the Hartwell Cafe as a quiet haven to relax and meet with friends for a cup of tea, or to enjoy a sumptuous lunch from our seasonal menu. 

During the Summer months (depending on the english weather!) th Café opens out to the terrace, where the usual treats can be enjoyed in the sunshine. Reservations taken. Open to the public.


Opening Times

Breakfast
7:30am - 9:30am Weekdays
8am - 10am Weekends
Lunch
12:30pm - 1:45pm
Dinner
7:30pm - 9:30pm
Afternoon Tea
3:30pm - 5pm Mon - Sat
4pm - 5:30pm Sun


Dress Code

Dress: Smart please in the Dining Room,
although jacket and tie are not obligatory;
trainers, tracksuits, and shorts are not acceptable


Spa Cafe & Bar restaurant, Hartwell House & Spa

Spa Cafe & Bar restaurant, Hartwell House & Spa

The Hartwell Spa

The Hartwell Spa spa, Hartwell House & Spa

Hartwell House & Spa - The Hartwell Spa spa

The Hartwell Spa is situated close to the Hartwell Rooms and Hartwell Court, about 150 yards from the main house.  An essential part of a visit to Hartwell House is the opportunity to relax and enjoy the pleasures of the Spa.  Swim in the warm clear water of the inviting pool lined with blue mosaic tiles, relax in the steam room, sauna and the bubbling waters of the whirlpool bath.

Also, with the addition of our all weather hydrotherapy Hot Tub located on the spa sun terrace, sit back in the gently curved lounge seats that are contoured to allow you to relax, with 28 hydro jets massaging and soothing your tired aching muscles, in pure comfort.  Soft head rests and a spacious foot well allow you to stretch out, giving plenty of space for others, while the powerful jets and bubbles work their magic. 


Experienced therapists offer a wide range of beauty treatments using Aromatherapy Associates and Jessica products.  Hartwell Spa Health and Beauty Days, Half Days, Lifestyle Days and individual treatments are available to guests staying in the hotel and non-resident guests.

For the energetic, a gymnasium has all the latest technologically advanced equipment, suitable for all ranges of fitness.  In a gallery overlooking the pool is the Hartwell Café, open to both residents and non-residents for breakfast, morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea. A delicious menu includes a range of salads and light meals.

The pool and spa can be used all day on the day of check in and check out.  


Hartwell House & Spa Location

Map & Directions

Address

Oxford Road
Nr Aylesbury
Buckinghamshire
HP17 8NR

Complimentary on site parking 


How to get here

By Road: Coming from London either take the M40 to Junction 2, then A355 to Amersham, then A413 to Aylesbury. In Aylesbury take A418 towards Oxford. Hartwell House is 2 miles along this road on the right hand side. Or take M40 to Junction 7 and follow A329/A418 Thame/Aylesbury roads until you reach the village of Stone. After passing through Stone watch for signpost to Hartwell House on the left. Coming from the North: Take junction 9 off M40 for Bicester. Follow A41 through Bicester to Aylesbury. In Aylesbury follow A418 towards Oxford for 2 miles. Hartwell House is on the right. By Rail: The nearest stations are Aylesbury and Thame & Haddenham Parkway with regular services from London, Marylebone and Birmingham. Aylesbury: 2 miles London: 50 miles Birmingham: 86 miles Oxford: 21 miles Heathrow Airport: 35 miles Gatwick Airport: 55 miles Middlethorpe Hall: 180 miles Bodysgallen Hall: 190 miles


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Location & Local Attractions

The Vale of Aylesbury is one of the most beautiful parts of Buckinghamshire, endowed with several grand properties owned by the National Trust, including Waddesdon Manor, home of the Rothschild family; Claydon House, renowned for its association with Florence Nightingale the "Lady of the Lamp"; and Stowe Landscape Gardens with its many follies. London is easily reached by train or car and Heathrow airport is just an hour's drive. The hotel also lends itself to quick city breaks, or as a base for exploring Oxford, the Cotswolds, and the Chiltern Hills.

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Richard, Norfolk, stayed: September 2019

Really good stay, our 2nd time here, will return at some future time. Room excellent, food great quality, friendly, helpful staff.

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A hotel with lots of charm

Anon, stayed: August 2019

A beautiful house set in stunning grounds. We did have lovely weather, which helped show the gardens off. The staff are excellent and the service is faultless. The restaurant is excellent too. Trying to think of a negative, but I can't. Already planning a return visit.

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Paul P, stayed: August 2019

Lovely hotel food and staff beautiful grounds great spa all made for a very special stay for my partner and I

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Superb Attention

Anon, stayed: July 2019

We enjoyed a 1 night DBB package, and from the outset felt spoiled and looked after. Excellent food and plenty of attentive staff.

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Geoff, Farnborough, Hampshire, stayed: July 2019

Although only for one night (retirement gift) we certainly enjoyed our stay very much, from the welcome at the gate by David to the reception on checkout. All the staff made us very welcome, were very friendly and attentive. The estate was very pleasant for an evening stroll and the restaurant was excellent.

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Beautiful

Stuart G, Hertfordshire, stayed: June 2019

We really enjoyed our stay here. The house is incredibly beautiful and are in over 90 acres of parkland that one can explore. The food was superb. Beware though: we added afternoon tea to our stay, and this plus wine and dinner (the deal gives a contribution only) came to an extra 170. We ate out at the bugle horn on the second night, which was a lot better than the reviews suggest

The rooms are a touch dated. The mattress could do with being modernised, these are minor points to a lovely place to stay.

Beware. The courtyard rooms are a distance away from the main house so don t stay there if you have mobility issues.

The spa was excellent

All in all a lovely place to stay and we d certainly go back again.

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Birthday Celebration with girlfriends

Anon, stayed: May 2019

Thus turned out to be an excellent choice. Fantastic room and spa - just a shame we didn't have longer to enjoy the facilities. The food and drink isn't cheap but was lovely. Our only issue was a cold cooked breakfast for a couple of us but when we sent an email to duty manager we got a refund and really we should have said so at the time

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