Unique Accommodation Settings at National Trust Historic House Hotels
20 Dec 2016
- All three hotels offer accommodation away from the hotel building for ultimate privacy with full access to hotel facilities including award-winning restaurants and spas
- Hartwell House in Buckinghamshire is a Grade I listed Jacobean and Georgian House and the former home of exiled King of France, Louis XVIII with over 90 acres of gardens
- Middlethorpe Hall in York was built in 1699 and is located near medieval York and is the former home of Lady Mary Wortley-Montagu, the celebrated 18th century diarist
- Bodysgallen Hall in North Wales is a Grade I listed house set in over 200 acres of gardens and parkland with stunning views of Snowdonia and Conwy Castle
Hartwell House, Middlethorpe Hall and Bodysgallen Hall make up Historic House Hotels. In 2008 Historic House Hotels and all its interests in the three hotels, became the property of the National Trust, by donation, to ensure their long-term protection with all profits henceforward benefiting the houses and the charity. Today, each of these hotels continues to celebrate history. A stay in each one of these properties will entice guests to reconnect with their over-three- hundred year histories.
Historic House Hotels are home to unique accommodation settings including cottages and houses located in their grounds, all benefiting from as much or as little of the hotel facilities as desired by guests. Each hotel is home to an award-winning restaurant and spa. All three hotels welcome children over the age of six. Each of the hotels is also pooch friendly.
At Hartwell House, the unique exclusive use option is The Old Rectory. The Old Rectory is an elegant Georgian House, standing alone amidst Hartwell’s 90-acre estate. It is the ideal home-from-home for a family or a small group of friends. The Old Rectory boasts a two acre garden, private outdoor swimming pool, a croquet lawn, private secure parking for five cars and four delightful en-suite bedrooms. In total, The Old Rectory can accommodate seven guests.
Priced from £1500.00 per night. http://www.hartwell-house.com/OldRectoryAccommodation
Guests can dine in the two AA Rosette restaurant and enjoy traditional British cuisine. They can also enjoy a spa treatment by Aromatherapy Associates and take a swim in the indoor pool or play tennis on one of the two outdoor tennis courts.
Hartwell House is a country house hotel in the village of Hartwell, Vale of Aylesbury in leafy Buckinghamshire. The long-leasehold from the Ernest Cook Trust is owned by donation from Historic House Hotels to the National Trust, and the beautifully restored 17th century stately home is set amongst 90 acres of estate with guest rooms both in the main house and the 18th century converted coach houses. Magnificent spaces furnished with antiques and paintings reflect the importance of Hartwell’s most famous guest – Louis XVIII, exiled king of France.
In North Wales, Bodysgallen Hall stands in over 200 acres of remarkable gardens and parkland with views of Snowdonia. Here families and groups of friends can stay in a number of cottages either Hall Cottages or Spa Cottages.
Hall Cottages are clustered around a secluded cottage within the 200 acres whose focal point is a romantic seated niche in the wall overlooking the 17th Century parterre gardens. Rambling roses adorn the stone walls, and the cottage doorways blend effortlessly into an enchanting backdrop of year round colour in the garden. Each cottage is different and has its own private garden. The cottages have between one and three bedrooms with bathrooms, a sitting room and separate areas for making tea and coffee. Spa Cottages are a short walk away from the main hall and have been adapted from old farm buildings. As their name suggests, they are located by the spa. Priced from £230.00 per cottage, per night based on two guests and including breakfast in the hotel. http://www.bodysgallen.com/hall-cottages
Guests staying in the cottages can enjoy the award-winning 3 AA Rosette restaurant at the hotel serving Welsh cuisine and make use of the spa with large indoor pool and treatments by Darphin. Bodysgallen Hall is a restored 17th century house with views across to the mountains of Snowdonia and the World Heritage site of Conwy and its Castle, and is well placed for visiting the castles, the coast and mountains of North Wales. It was originally built in 1250 as an outlying watchtower to Conwy Castle, whilst the rest of the house was built between 1620 and 1905. Over 200 acres of award-winning gardens include several kitchen gardens.
In York, sitting in manicured gardens and parkland just outside of the historic medieval city of York, guests can stay in one of Middlethorpe Hall’s Cottage & Garden Suites which are located 75 yards from the main house. Three charming suites offer privacy whilst also allowing guests to dine at the 2 AA Rosette restaurant or use the boutique spa, a short walk away. The Garden Suite is home to its own terrace garden with a pond and contains a spacious living and dining room, two bedrooms (one double and one single) and a kitchen.
Priced from £380.00 per night based on two guests and including breakfast in the hotel. http://www.middlethorpe.com/courtyard-suites
Middlethorpe Hall is a 17th century William and Mary country house standing in 20 acres. Lady Mary Wortley-Montagu, the celebrated 18th century diarist, moved into Middlethorpe Hall in August 1713.
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Bodysgallen Hall (North Wales), Middlethorpe Hall (York) and Hartwell House (Buckinghamshire)
Bodysgallen Hall B&B priced from £179.00 per room
Middlethorpe Hall B&B priced from £199.00 per room
Hartwell House B&B priced from £205.00 per room