52. 16 in stable block, some on ground floor, 2 suitable for disabled.
lift, 4 drawing rooms, bar, 3 dining rooms, conference facilities, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Sky), civil wedding licence, spa (swimming pool, 8 by 16 metres), 94-acre grounds (gardens, parkland, tennis).
pianist most Fri and Sat nights.
not under 6.
allowed by arrangement in dedicated suites, guide dogs in main house, dining areas.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
 per room B&B from £200, D,B&B from £360. Set dinner £43–£59. 1-night bookings sometimes refused peak weekends.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Wander through the ‘extravagantly and sumptuously furnished’ rooms at this stately mansion – it’s not hard to imagine being a member of the court of Louis XVIII of France, who lived here, in exile, in the 19th century. Today, run by Historic House Hotels for the National Trust, it’s a ‘special’, ‘blissfully quiet’ place to stay. ‘It oozes history – we loved it,’ say guests, including ‘a keen historian’, this year. The ‘spectacular’ building stands in ‘incredible’ grounds with a lake, a church and a Gothic tower; inside, ‘super’ bedrooms are decorated in period style. For a royal experience, book one of the lavish four-poster suites outfitted with antiques and fine paintings. ‘Dine well’ in the formal restaurant (‘elegant in an old-fashioned way’, with candles and floor-length tablecloths), where chef Daniel Richardson’s seasonal menu uses ‘beautifully fresh’ fruit, vegetables and herbs from the garden and orchard. More casual dinners may be taken in the spa café on Friday and Saturday nights. Mornings, breakfast is ‘fine’: grilled Loch Fyne kippers, poached haddock, ‘the best porridge we’ve tasted’. (A and BB, Richard Morgan-Price, and others). This hotel is a member of Pride of Britain hotels.
£99 Spring Break
Escape to the country with a Spring break at an Historic House Hotel of the National Trust an exclusive Spring offer until 9th May. With the start of spring well on its way, treat yourself to a night or two away at an Historic House Hotel of the National Trust – Hartwell House & Spa, the hotel with royal history. Until the 9th May you can get the very special rate of £99 per person per night, including full English breakfast, use of the spa and a £20 allowance each towards dinner. In addition to this excellent accommodation offer, you can also get a 15% discount on all pre-booked spa treatments Monday to Friday. To take advantage of this special offer and explore over 90 acres of parkland, relax in the spa and dine in the superb surroundings of a National Trust property, call 01296 747444 today to book your stay. Rates are valid Sunday to Friday (subject to availability) and are based on two sharing a classic room. Single supplements apply. Superior rooms available at a supplement, Dinner allowance can only be redeemed against food and can be taken in the main dining rooms or the Spa Café (open Tuesday to Thursday evenings). Offer available to new reservations only. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount. To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.