5 of the Best Country House Hotels

For an idyllic, atmospheric break, nothing quite hits the spot like a weekend in the bracing English countryside! Or maybe you just want to trade the usual hotel visit for something with a little more pizazz! The UK is renowned for its abundance of grand country house hotels and today there’s a bewildering amount from which to choose! Here we present the cream of the crop, the best of the best, the crème de la crème if you will.

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The Grove

The former home of the Earls of Clarendon and the weekend retreat of Queen Victoria, The Grove is now a gorgeous five-star hotel. This luxurious country house is set on 300 acres of lush parkland and of course not to forget a championship golf course (which played host to the 2016 British Masters)!  Though the real highlight of this country abode is the Walled Garden, complete with a beach (plus volleyball!), a tennis court, a heated outdoor pool and a kitchen garden! Plus, its only 20 minutes from our Pinewood office!

Calcot Manor

This 14th century, weathered stone manor house is set in a courtyard of lush lime trees and ancient stone barns and stables and of course, 220 acres of beautiful Cotswolds countryside! If the idea of sitting by a roaring fireplace on a comfy sofa doesn’t win you over maybe the luxury, award-winning spa will! And don’t forget to reserve a table in The Conservatory and experience fine-dining at the hands of  Gordon Ramsay protégé Richard Davies!

Ellenborough Park

This elegant country house hotel has a wealth of history, style and scenery and is just across from Cheltenham Racecourse! A recent refurbishment has transformed this 15th century country estate into a world-class 21st century retreat! This rural retreat promises a contemporary take on traditional British country style, complete with comfy armchairs and linen chintz! If you’re heading out on a country walk, don’t forget to visit the storeroom to grab a pair of binoculars and Dubarry outdoor wear. Plus, treat yourself to a tipple of Ellenborough Park gin in the Horse Box bar when you return!

The Manor House

This quintessentially English manor seeps history and elegance and dates back to the 14th century. From roll top claw foot baths and wooden beams to cosy open fires and lead framed windows, the Manor’s history is maintained throughout.  Just a stone’s throw from Bath in the sleepy village of Castle Combe this five-star country retreat is set in a 365-acre estate, complete with a championship 18 hole golf course! Don’t leave without tucking into some grub in the award-winning
Michelin starred Bybrook restaurant.

Stoke Park

The luxurious Stoke Park, designed by James Wyatt, is set amongst 300 acres of beautiful Buckinghamshire parkland, and has served as the filming location for several major films, including James Bond’s Goldfinger and Tomorrow Never Dies! This postcard-perfect mansion has a recorded history of over 900 years and was made England’s first country club in 1908! Today this five-star hotel is home to a 27 hole championship golf course, a state of the art gym, Wimbledon quality tennis courts, a games room and an award-winning spa….to name a few things! drinks.

Psst…. This epic hotel is only a hopscotch away from our office in Pinewood Iver Heath!

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