Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa

Colerne, Chippenham, Wiltshire, England

As you drive up Lucknam Park’s mile-long avenue of lime and beech trees towards the 18th-century Palladian mansion, you may feel like you’ve bagged an invitation to stay with Jane Austen’s demanding dragon, Lady Catherine de Burgh. This is a traditional country-house hotel par excellence—think Chesterfield sofas, wing chairs, and wood paneling in the public rooms, with swagged window treatments, rich fabrics, and rain-forest showers in the guest rooms. There’s a Michelin-starred formal restaurant, and the attentive service would meet even Lady Catherine’s exacting standards. There's also an equestrian center, which offers lessons for beginners and the more experienced across the hotel’s 500 acres of woods and parkland. You can also perfect your dinner party skills in the on-site cooking school.

PROS

  • attentive service
  • country estate setting
  • well-equipped spa

CONS

  • pricey
  • some rooms on the small side
  • a little off the beaten track

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Sophisticated
Countryside
Luxurious Retreat

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 01225-742777

HOTEL DETAILS

42 rooms
Rate Includes: Breakfast

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