18th Aug 2012 12:17pm | By Editor
This stately home in the Buckinghamshire countryside was formerly the home of King Louis XVIII of France when in exile here in the 19th century, and its rebirth as a hotel honours this regal lineage.
Overview The towering Grand Hall, cavernous drawing rooms, and 90 acres of gardens and parkland, with adjacent spa facilities (pool, gym, saunas) make it a destination in which to be lavished with luxury.
Wow factor The rear terrace, on which you can sup bubbly while marvelling at the rolling fields and fastidiously manicured grounds, has a touch of the ‘secret garden’,
Rooms Twin and double standard rooms (all wifi kitted, usual mod cons) as well as a truly stunning set of royal rooms and suites in each corner of the building.
The Royal Four Poster room, for example, boasts views
of the grounds, armchairs, a sofa, ensuite bathroom, and is decorated with antique furniture and paintings.
Bill please Standard double rooms from £217pn, with use of spa facilities and breakfast.