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The Old Rectory is set in two acres of immaculately kept private garden, within the grounds of the exclusive Hartwell House Hotel, Restaurant and Spa. This elegant Georgian house has been furnished to the highest standards, in a traditional style while still benefiting from the modern comforts of flat screen satellite television and wifi internet access.
Arriving at the wisteria clad entrance with sweeping drive and neatly mown lawn offers a warm welcoming experience. The ground floor offers a spacious living area with large well-equipped kitchen, a relaxed sitting room and more formal drawing room with french doors leading out onto the garden, a dining room with circular table for eight persons, and a study.
Spread over the two upper floors, all of the bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms and offer delightful views over the gardens and towards the ruins of the Gothic chapel, a feature in the grounds of Hartwell’s estate. The first floor accommodates the master suite offering a sumptuous four poster bedroom with adjoining private sitting room and an ensuite bathroom, and a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom. The attic floor accommodates a double (or twin bedded) room and a single bedroom, both full of character and charm.
As the Old Rectory is available during the summer months, a highlight is the private outdoor swimming pool set in a secluded part of the garden, and use of the croquet lawn. Guests can enjoy 15% off spa treatments so why not treat yourself.
Heating: central heating included.
Air conditioning: The drawing room and Dining room are air conditioned.
Access: The main hotel and restaurant welcomes children over the age of 4 and the Hartwell Spa 6 years.
Garden: Private two acre garden with large lawn, swimming pool (unheated), croquet lawn, private secured carpark (up to 5 cars).
Short Breaks: Please note that this property does not offer short breaks.
Location: Ideally located to explore nearby National Trust properties and places of interest (Waddesdon Manor, Stowe Landscape Gardens, Blenheim Palace, Hatfield House, Woburn Abbey, Beckonscot Model Village, Chiltern Open Air Museum and the Verulamium Museum. Bicester Village, Europe’s leading luxury designer outlet shopping destination is within a 20mins drive, with Oxford just a further 20mins away.
You could think it may be densely populated and just home to the bustling metropolis of London, but don't underestimate the South East's capacity for hidden charms, secluded landscapes and shady nooks to catch your breath. There's lots to explore from the hazy meadows and pastoral valleys of the South Downs, the dazzling White Cliffs of Dover and the glorious gardens at Sissinghurst and Polesden Lacey.