Autumn At Hartwell House, Buckinghamshire – New Spa Treatments, New Garden Tours, Aylesbury Duck
18 Sep 2013
Built in the early 17th century, this Grade I listed building is today home to 52 bedrooms, all individually furnished with fine prints, pictures and antiques. Hartwell House’s most famous resident was Louis XVIII, exiled King of France, who lived there with his Court for five years. Discover the beauty of the 90 acres of gardens and parkland throughout your stay. Hartwell House is today part of the National Trust.
The Vale of Aylesbury is one of the most beautiful parts of Buckinghamshire, endowed with several grand properties owned by the National Trust. Located just an hour from London, Hartwell House & Spa is a unique destination. The hotel has just unveiled some new autumn packages including:
New Spa Treatments
Hartwell Spa has added 5 new facials by Aromatherapy Associates from the Aroma Radiance Lift and Rose Infinity Collections to their treatment list. These include the Rose Infinity Facial & the Rose Infinity Facial with Aroma Radiance Lift. The Rose Infinity collection works at a cellular level to repair ageing DNA, radically increasing moisture levels and stimulating collagen production. Both treatments last 80 minutes and are priced £80 and £90. Part of the Aroma Radiance Lift collection, Hartwell Spa has added three new facials including the Aroma Lift Facial. For those concerned with a lack of elasticity, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and a diminishing radiance and luminosity, this is the ideal 55 minute facial. The results are lifted and toned facial muscles, smoothing of fine lines and re-plumped skin for a glowing and radiant complexion. This facial is priced £70. Spa guests are also invited to swim in the warm clear water of the inviting pool lined with blue mosaic tiles, relax in the steam room and enjoy the sauna.
New Garden Tours
The 90 acres of gardens and parkland are very inspiring, laid out, at the start of the 18th century, in the formal style, with allées and garden buildings: temples, columns, an obelisk, garden statuary, canals and an amazing yew tree exedra. They were later naturalised in the style of Capability Brown. On Wednesday 16th October, Richard Jones, the Head Gardener at Hartwell House will take guests on a detailed tour of these stunning grounds followed by a two-course lunch with coffee and glass of wine. Priced £30 per person.
Celebrate Aylesbury Duck
Aylesbury ducks are the ne plus ultra of all ducks. The duck is distinguished by its pure white plumage and bright orange feet. The adults are larger than most other ducks and the average weight is between 6lbs and 7lbs. Evolving in the 18th century, Aylesbury ducks were the most sought after birds for the fashionable and wealthy. Mrs Beeton wrote ‘the white Aylesbury duck is a favourite bird for the table, its flesh being whiter and more delicate than that of other varieties’. At Hartwell House the team have been singing the praises of Aylesbury Duck for some years. Jonathan Thompson, Director of Hartwell House will host a unique lunch to celebrate this remarkable bird on Friday 8th November. Enjoy a glass of Prosecco & a two course lunch with coffee. Priced £33 person.
Hartwell House Autumn Glory Break
This Autumn stay in one of our luxurious double bedded rooms from £160.00 per person per night to include dinner in the restaurant to the value of £50.00 per person, cooked breakfast served in the dining room, use of Hartwell Spa, Early morning tea, Wi-Fi and VAT. This offer is available Monday – Thursday inclusive from 1st September to 30th November and is based on two people sharing.
If you would prefer to get away for the weekend you can stay on Friday and Saturdays for £180.00 per person to include all of the above.
Hartwell House, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP17 8NR, Tel: +44 (1296) 747444
From £240 per night inclusive of full English breakfast, free Wi-Fi, use of the Hartwell Spa and VAT