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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Special offers

Autumn September Special Offer

Escape to a world of comfort, charm, and relaxation, where moments are tailored to surpass your expectations. To make your experience and stay truly remarkable, the hotel is delighted to present you with an exclusive offer valid for stays during the month of September only: book an overnight bed and breakfast package in a Classic double bedroom and receive a complimentary £100 credit to spend at the hotel or spa as you wish throughout your visit.* Indulge in a delectable dining experience at the award-winning restaurant, or perhaps you’d prefer to relax with a pampering spa treatment. Experience the essence of an Autumn stay at Hartwell House. Terms & Conditions: The £100 credit may be redeemed against products and services in the Hartwell Spa, hotel dining room and bar. The credit is non-transferable and non-refundable. It may not be exchanged for cash or any other form of payment (gift vouchers), nor used in conjunction with any other promotional offer or discount. The credit may not be used towards the room rate. Any unused portion of the credit will be forfeited and may not be carried forward or redeemed against future stays. Rate is only available on classic double rooms or above. Guests are responsible for any additional charges incurred beyond the £100 credit, which must be settled upon departure and presentation of the final bill. Single occupancy rates upon request with a credit of £50.00 only, per stay. The credit is valid for individual leisure guests and may not be used for group bookings, conferences, or events. This offer is valid for new bookings only. Please quote SEPTEMBER23 when booking. To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.

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