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The Old Rectory


Nr Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

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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.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
Kitchen, drawing room, sitting room, dining room and study.
First floor
two bedrooms (1 four poster double with private sitting room and ensuite bathroom, 1 double with 6' bed and ensuite bathroom)
Other floor
Second floor: two bedrooms (1 double with 6' bed, which can be a twin on request, with ensuite bathroom, 1 single with ensuite bathroom)
Visitor notes

Heating/ air conditioning: Central heating included, the drawing room and dining room are air conditioned.

Parking: Private secured car park (up to 5 cars).

Garden: Private two acre garden with large lawn, swimming pool (unheated) and croquet lawn.

Please note: The main hotel and restaurant and Hartwell Spa welcome children over the age of 8 when accompanied by an adult.

Short Breaks: Please note that this property does not offer short breaks.

Cottage details
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  • Pub nearby
  • Romantic
  • Railway nearby
  • Garden appeal
  • Prestige
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • WiFi
  • Fridge


Things to see and do nearby

Home Counties
Exterior view of Emley Farm House, Bowlhead Green, Surrey

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.

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  • Blenheim Palace
  • Hatfield House
  • Woburn Abbey
  • Walking
  • Spa treatments
  • tennis
  • golf nearby
National Trust places to visit
Hartwell House Hotel, Restaurant and Spa
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Waddesdon Manor Magnificent house and grounds in the style of a 19th-century French château
Long Crendon Courthouse
Long Crendon Courthouse Early 15th-century building set in idyllic village
Ascott Jacobean house remodelled in the 19th century, with superb collections and gardens
Claydon Splendid 18th-century English interiors in an idyllic country setting


Comments from past visitors

  • Ulrich
    • January 2015
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    The location in the grounds of hartwell house.

  • Carling
    • January 2015
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    Beautiful premises.

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What it will cost

Prices include:

  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.


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