Ettington Park Hotel Stratford upon Avon
If you’re looking for a magnificent place that’s away from the hustles and bustles of modern-day life, Ettington Park Hotel Stratford Upon Avon could be the perfect choice. Set in 40 acres of parkland in the Warwickshire countryside and where a verdant valley meanders through it, Ettington Park Hotel Stratford is a grand gothic mansion – which has been the ancestral seat of the Shirleys, England’s oldest family, since the year 1086.
About Ettington Park Hotel Stratford
Ettington Park Hotel’s dreamy spires overlook lavish formal gardens while its sprawling elegant lawns sweep down to the banks of the River Stour.
Equally spectacular is its interior since this four star hotel offers delicate Rococo plasterwork, vaulted ceilings, original wood panelling and individually furnished rooms. Also, this luxury hotel is furnished with exquisite antiques, fine paintings and decorated with dozens of friezes – which trace its centuries of tradition and heritage. With all these, Ettington Park Hotel Stratford definitely radiates the warmth and affection of the generations that have lived happily in its elegant rooms.
Although the house’s magnificence is ostensibly great, you will never feel intimidated. Instead, fine British hospitality will welcome you there — a genuine feeling that is fuelled by award-winning cuisines, fine wines, as well as the comforts given by the hotel’s luxurious rooms. Of the 48 luxurious bedrooms at Ettington Park Hotel Stratford, many are richly themed. An example of this is the very Gothic Kingmaker suite which includes decorative broadsword and pikestaffs. There is also the spacious Shakespeare which looks out onto the Norman church.
Other rooms such as the exquisitely elegant Victoria Garden Suite, The Stour and The Park Suite offer ceiling-to-floor windows that have splendid views of the parkland and gardens beyond. At the same time, overlooking the courtyard by the spa are five spacious duplex suites, which are ideal family rooms.
All in all, Ettington Park Hotel has eleven suites, two of which have four-poster beds. Whichever room you may decide to choose, one thing remains constant and that is the high level of comfort and service Ettington Park Hotel offers.
General information about Ettington Park Hotel Stratford
Credit Cards Accepted: Amex, Diners, Mastercard, Maestro/Switch, Visa
When Closed: Open all year
Child Friendly: Children of all ages welcome
Dog Friendly: No
Smoking Permitted: No
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Accreditation: AA 4 Red Stars Special Offers: Stay and relax this winter from £149* dinner, bed and breakfast with complimentary Champagne, canapés and a bedroom upgrade.
No. of bedrooms: Total: 48
Types of room: Classic, Executive, Courtyard, Suites Room rates guide: Double/Twin from: £125.00 Suites from: £235.00
Room facilities: Large flat screen TV, Satellite channels, Complimentary broadband internet access, Air-conditioning in Executive rooms upwards, Gilchrist & Soames toiletries, bathrobe & slippers, iron & board, trouser press, Tea & coffee making facilities, mineral water, fridge with fresh milk in Executive rooms upwards, Safe, hairdryer, magazines
Hotel facilities: 40 acres of parkland, Steam room, Sauna, Indoor swimming pool, Spa bath, Restaurant, Drawing room & bar, Wedding receptions, Civil ceremony licence, Conference facilities, 6 meeting rooms, For up to 80 delegates, Private dining
Outdoor activities on site: Archery, Croquet lawn, Tennis, Walking, Fishing, Clay shooting
Nearest major city: Birmingham (25 miles)
Nearest major airport: Birmingham (25 miles)
Nearest railway stn: Stratford-upon-Avon (6 miles)
Another fantastic historic manor house worth considering near Stratford is Alveston Manor Hotel Stratford, just walking distance from the town centre.