Rooms of history at Hartwell House in Buckinghamshire
8 Sep 2014
• Sleep in King Louis XVIII’s room ‘The King’s Bedroom’ exiled King of France who lived at Hartwell House for five years with his Court
• Explore 90 acres of gardens with Head Gardener Richard Jones on 15th October
• Celebrate ‘Aylesbury Duck’ with special lunch on 7th November
• New ‘Autumn Glory Break’ including dinner & VIP Bicester Village Card
Hartwell House is celebrating its silver jubilee and 2014 marks the 200th anniversary of King Louis XVIII departing Hartwell House to claim the throne of France. King Louis XVIII, exiled King of France, lived at Hartwell House for five years with his Court between 1809 and 1814. Today, guests can stay in the very bedroom he slept in.
The King’s Bedroom
Today, The King’s Bedroom with its four poster bed and interior, which captures the essence of Hartwell House, is the perfect room to stay and feel as if guests have journeyed back in time. Like all rooms at Hartwell House, this unique room offers all the modern luxuries and warmth of a historic country house hotel. Aside from The King’s Bedroom, Hartwell House features several ‘Royal Four Poster Rooms’. These rooms are situated at each corner of the house and have king-size beds, decorated with antiques, fine paintings and awe-inspiring views over the parklands and lake.
Hartwell House is an impressive Grade I listed house, which has both Jacobean and Georgian facades dating from around 1760 and contains 52 beautiful bedrooms with rococo ceilings, antique furniture and paintings, yet with contemporary comfort. Hartwell House is home to a restaurant and spa and is set within 90 acres of gardens and parkland. It is located just over an hour from London and Oxford. The ‘Royal Four Poster Rooms’ are priced from £500.00 per night on a B&B basis based on two sharing.
90 acres of National Trust Gardens – ‘Garden Tour & Lunch’ Event – 15th October
All guests to Hartwell House can explore the gardens and grounds. The garden was 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. On Wednesday 15th October Richard Jones, Hartwell House’s Head Gardener is hosting a ‘Garden Tour & Lunch’ event including a visit to show and explain how he prepares these stunning gardens for the winter months. This is followed by lunch with a glass of wine and coffee. Priced £30.00 per person.
Quackers for Aylesbury Duck – ‘Celebrate Aylesbury Duckling’ Special Lunch – 7th November
Aylesbury ducks are the ne plus ultra of all ducks. The duck is distinguished by its pure white plumage and bright orange feet. Hartwell House have served Aylesbury Duck for some time now throughout the year. Evolving in the 18th century, Aylesbury ducks were the most sought after birds for the fashionable and wealthy. Jonathan Thompson, the Director & General Manager at Hartwell House will host a special lunch celebrating Aylesbury Duck on 7th November. Join Hartwell House for a glass of Prosecco in the Library at midday followed by a two course lunch with a glass of wine, coffee, all for £35.00 per person.
Shopping Optional! ‘Autumn Glory Break’ – Until 30th November
Welcome in a new season by watching the autumn leaves at Hartwell House, then welcome in an entire new season of fashion at Bicester Village, just 25 minutes from Hartwell House. A new ‘Autumn Glory Break’ has been unveiled and includes a complimentary Bicester VIP CARD entitling shoppers to additional savings on more than 130 of their favourite British and international brands. Priced from £320.00 per night based on two sharing a luxurious bedroom including dinner, breakfast and use of spa facilities.
Discover The Vale of Aylesbury and one of England’s finest stately homes this autumn.
Hartwell House, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP17 8NR, Tel:01296 747444
B&B priced from £205.00 per night based on two sharing a Court bedroom and £290.00 per night based on two sharing a bedroom in the main house