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Hartwell House

Oxford Road, Hartwell, Aylesbury HP17 8NR England
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Hartwell House is a beautifully restored 17th century Grade 1 listed stately home. The magnificent rooms are superbly furnished with antiques and hung with fine paintings. Many of the exquisitely designed bedrooms and suites are in the house and some in Hartwell Court, the converted coach houses or the Old Rectory. Royal rooms have high ceilings, fine fabrics and dreamy views over the extensive landscape, it is a truly idyllic setting.There are thirty bedrooms and suites on three floors in the main house each aimed at ensuring your comfort and enjoyment during your stay. In addition there are ten suites and six bedrooms in Hartwell Court, the adjacent 18th century indoor riding school. The Old Rectory Hartwell has a superbly appointed master four poster suite with a sitting room and three other bedrooms with bathrooms.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Tennis court
Car hire
Conference facilities
Wifi
Hot bath
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Sauna
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Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
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Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
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Non-smoking hotel
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Park View
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robert s wrote a review Mar 2024
Guildford, United Kingdom47 contributions12 helpful votes
Beautiful setting, ornate and lavish reception rooms, friendly and helpful staff, excellent food, open fires downstairs for evening drinks, spacious bedroom (even though not the most expensive), all in all a great 2-night stay. Our second visit and a lovely stay.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Room Tip: Be aware, no room service breakfast. You just have to get dressed and go downstairs!
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Nicolas S wrote a review Mar 2024
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This house, which is part of the Historic Hotels portfolio featuring Bodysgallen Hall, Hartwell House and Middlethorpe Hall, is a real treasure. There’s so much more to discover! This beautiful property has it all: a captivating history, an easy location about 40 miles northwest of London, 90 acres of gardens, remarkable architecture and art, an excellent restaurant and a wonderful spa. With such delicious afternoon tea, professional staff, a lush garden and stunning interiors, it’s truly impossible to leave Hartwell House. It's fabulous!
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Room Tip: For further visits around Hartwell House, the principal attractions include the Rothschild...
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stevefrombushey wrote a review Feb 2024
Merton, United Kingdom27 contributions18 helpful votes
I booked a weekend away at Hartwell House to celebrate my partners 75th birthday. I had told the reception on the phone when I booked that it was my partners birthday on the Saturday. What a lovely hotel with amazing staff. It was like going back in time. Wonderful service and a real experience. We arrived early (12 noon ) check in is 3pm. Very warm welcome. On checking in we were told that we had been upgraded, which we were very happy about. We would have been happy just to walk around the magnificent grounds for a couple of hours whilst waiting for our room to be ready. However we were told our room would be ready in about 30 minutes, a very good start. We had a tour around the ground floor of the hotel by a helpful porter, who pointed out some really interesting points in this old building. Then we had a light lunch in one of the lovely lounges. In no time our porter came for us to take us to our room. Room 6. What a fabulous room and upgrade. It had a massive four poster bed and so much room to walk around. The only gripe I had with the room was the size of the bathroom and the shower is over the bath and not that powerful. At home I am used to a power shower. However my partner was delighted with the bath and as the weekend was about her, I didn't moan about such a trivial thing. The grounds are amazing, we went for a long walk and when we came back the fire in the lounge was most welcoming. We had afternoon tea there and then went up to get ready for dinner. We went into the dining room at 7.30pm and were quite surprised as there were only about 8 other people in room. However by 8.15pm the place had started getting busier. A lovely touch is the complimentary canapes served before our dinner. The food was delicious. Served with real panache. One thing that could be improved is the choice of vegetables served. it was not a great selection. We met a really nice couple inn the restaurant who had come down from Liverpool to celebrate both of their birthdays as well. After dinner we went into one of the lounges and had a drink with them and spent an hour chatting in front of a roaring fire. Breakfast the next morning was delightful with a good choice. After which we went for another walk to explore the amazing 90 acres of parkland. After lunch we went to the spa and chilled there until 5.30pm. That evening we went into dinner and it was nice and buzzy. Two of the waiters came up to my partner to wish her a happy birthday, a very nice touch. Again the food was excellent as was the service. If you feel you want to be spoilt with some old fashioned service I can highly recommend Hartwell House.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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KirstyW1London wrote a review Jan 2024
London25 contributions46 helpful votes
Fantastic evening including a tour of the house, drinks and dinner. Delicious food. Service was absolutely brilliant and all staff go out of their way to make you feel welcome. Well worth a visit. Fascinating history and story. Thank you to all.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Tourer27 wrote a review Jan 2024
United Kingdom69 contributions82 helpful votes
Thank you all for a brilliant time for New Year. Our party of seven was thoroughly well looked after and most importantly everyone was fun and friendly and so we all had a fantastic time. Our rooms were brilliant (the suites are huge and just like you’d expect in a National Trust property). Even the classic room was atmospheric as well as classically classic. Fantastic Lounges, Bar, and Spa treatments great. Wine, food and entertainment (pianist, NYE disco and fireworks). Housekeeping was bang on and seemed to work by magic when not there to make it most relaxing. Walks around the grounds were magnificent and just right morning after late nights. Some people will no doubt try to moan about anything, but like at Hartwell House the previous year, we don’t think there is anything not to really enjoy in a place like this if you relax and settle into it all. Yes it’s not inexpensive but no different from other 5* flight unique properties and we did have the best rooms and indulged in everything. Fantastic holiday thanks all!
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Date of stay: January 2024
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La R wrote a review Dec 2023
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Luxurious stay with the best cocktail 🍸 😋 I have ever had! Like something in Brideshead Revisited, the service and beautiful room on the top floor , the staff were so friendly and discreet, when sitting by the fireplace Josh bought me a new 🍸 he had invented ..NORTH AVENUE, named after a horse 🐎 chestnut 🌰 and walnut tree on the estate ♥️ Elaeanor was knowledgeable and gave me a vip experience at Bicester Village in the 'Appartment " Shout out to Ludovique , Best sommelier !
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Room Tip: Enjoy the papers and fruit and cookies and coffee in the spa area 😋 1st class beauty treatments...
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Elisabeth S wrote a review Dec 2023
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Hartwell House is one of my most favourite places. It is a beautiful and cherished hotel where the friendly staff really want your stay to be perfect. Everywhere your gaze settles there is elegance and sumptuous settings in which to relax and enjoy being looked after. The food is excellent and the dining experience splendid. The bedrooms are simply gorgeous havens of comfort and carefully curated traditional styles. The grounds are peaceful and extensive, allowing for bracing walks or simple strolling. The spa is a wonderful place to swim, and to enjoy the sauna, steam room and gym, plus lots of choices for pampering. And do take your dogs with you - they will be welcomed, too.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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John B wrote a review Nov 2023
Lincoln, United Kingdom38 contributions19 helpful votes
Have stayed at Hartwell House before and it is still an excellent experience. The care and attention to detail is superb, with excellent customer service. The rooms are clean and well appointed, the restaurant and food are 1st class as is the service. The overall experience is relaxed and attentive.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Julie E wrote a review Nov 2023
Lincoln, United Kingdom55 contributions37 helpful votes
We chose to stay here after visiting the other 2 hotels in the National Trust portfolio. The hotel itself was beautiful. The grand public rooms had so much space and so many comfortable seating areas you felt as if you had the whole house to yourselves. Our room was nicely furnished in keeping with character and was warm and cosy. I found all the staff to be very helpful and pleasant. The grounds were beautiful and we enjoyed our walks. The only disappointment was dinner in the restaurant which we both felt was underwhelming for the price. The menu was printed in such small font it was impossible for me to read given the dim lighting - even with my reading glasses. I had to return my cod as I felt it was undercooked (also difficult to see in the low light). The green vegetables were stringy and the wine list was over priced. It makes me quite angry to see wines listed at six or seven times the price of the same wine in a wine merchant or supermarket. I also felt the lack of at least some form of background music made the atmosphere slightly 'strained' as the majority of diners were speaking in hushed tones to avoid being overheard! Having expressed disappointment at dinner, breakfasts were excellent - food was delicious and well cooked, there was a good selection of both hot and cold dishes and the serving staff couldn't have been nicer - so chatty, welcoming and friendly.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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royst wrote a review Oct 2023
London, United Kingdom21 contributions15 helpful votes
Excellent stay in this super National Trust Property. Staff are efficient & friendly and seem to be proud to be working here. Warm greeting & help with the luggage. Lovely big room with a great aspect. Room furnished in period style with all amenities. A plus was Jo Malone Quercus toiletries. Robes & slippers in the room as well as the usual tea & coffee machines. Candlelit dining room for dinner was very pleasing, although menu's were a bit hard to read due to the situation of our table. Good quality food well presented with prompt service, if a little expensive. Good choice of wine. Will go again.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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£344 - £430 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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hartwell house hotel aylesbury, hartwell hotel aylesbury
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandBuckinghamshireAylesbury ValeAylesburyHartwell
NUMBER OF ROOMS
46
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hartwell House
Which popular attractions are close to Hartwell House?
Nearby attractions include Coombe Hill (4.8 miles), Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital Visitor's Centre (4.2 miles), and Orchard View Farm (3.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hartwell House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at Hartwell House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hartwell House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hartwell House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rajbhuj, Coco Tamarind, and The Five Elms.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hartwell House?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Is Hartwell House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the centre of Hartwell.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hartwell House?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hartwell House offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Hartwell House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Waddesdon Manor (4.7 miles).
Does Hartwell House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.