Hartwell House

In a Georgian Arcadia, this Jacobean mansion, refashioned in the 1700s, was the palatial refuge of the exiled Louis XVIII and his court. More

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Hartwell House
Oxford Road
HP17 8NR
01296 747444

Hotel information


48. 16 in stable block a short walk away, some on ground floor., 1 (main house) suitable for disabled.


all year, closed for lunch Mon/Tues.


great hall, morning room, drawing room, library, 2 dining rooms, function facilities, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Sky, Freeview), civil wedding licence, spa (swimming pool, 8 by 16 metres), 94 acres of gardens and parkland, tennis, public rooms wheelchair accessible.

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not under 6.


allowed in some bedrooms in stable block with access to grounds.

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all major cards.


per room B&B £200-£750. A la carte £51.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

In a Georgian Arcadia, this Jacobean mansion, refashioned in the 1700s, was the palatial refuge of the exiled Louis XVIII and his court. Public rooms are filled with antiques, oil paintings, flowers. A staircase adorned with statues leads up to lavish suites and spacious bedrooms supplied with freshly baked biscuits. A top-floor room was ‘excellent, large and light’, with a shared roof terrace; a room in the stables annexe is ‘perfectly good’, though less grand than those in the main house. ‘Everything hangs together with style, confidence and attention to detail,’ writes a reader this year, praising ‘the relaxed friendliness and a sense that nothing is too much trouble’. Smart dress is expected in the dining rooms, where head chef Daniel Richardson’s cooking is modern and inventive. ‘I particularly liked the venison infused with hibiscus.’ A less happy reader found his meal ‘bland’, while, on an off night, a party of 20 caused kitchen and service to falter. Some other quibbles (‘cold, bendy’ breakfast toast, a mojito with no mojo). However, all agree that the National Trust maintains the house and grounds in high style. (Matthew Caminer, and others).

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Special offers

£98 Per Person National Trust Anniversary Break Special Offer

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hartwell House becoming part of the National Trust, here is an excellent value for money break. The anniversary break rates start from £98 per person per night for a classic double or twin room and £148 per person for a Royal room or suite in the Hartwell Court. This offer is valid for overnight stays Sunday to Friday from 1st September to 30th November 2018. The rates are based on two people sharing a double or twin room and includes entry for two into a local National Trust property (excludes Cliveden, Ascott & West Wycombe Park), accommodation, complimentary early morning tea, cooked English breakfast and full use of the Hartwell Spa. T&Cs: Subject to availability; cannot be booked in conjunction with any other offer; children over six years of age are welcome. To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.


Hartwell House
Oxford Road
HP17 8NR

Guest comments

'We were delighted with the ambience, the unobtrusive and exceptional service, and the cooking and facilities available. The public rooms are grand but relaxing. Our bedroom on the first floor had a historic tapestry. ' - Alice Sennett - August, 2018
'It would be easy to be to beguiled by Hartwell's history, elegance and proportions and the immaculate presentation of the building and its grounds. None of these makes a good hotel, however, without good management and staff, and Hartwell House has these in abundance. ' - Matthew & Miriam Caminer - January, 2018
'It’s oozing history and we loved it there ! We had a super room and there are many similar elements to both of the other hotels in the group, but such an important house. We dined well there although there were one or two service elements that could do with brushing up. Superb (not huge) spa. ' - Richard Morgan-Price - October, 2015

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