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Cliveden House is a superb boutique hotel in Berkshire, a retreat that's been visited in the past by Churchill, Lennon, Chaplin, Kipling, and Lawrence – to name-drop just a few.
More than a luxury retreat, it's a stately home and a grand one at that. Surrounded by over 350 acres of Grade I listed landscaped gardens and parkland Cliveden has far-reaching views over the River Thames and the rolling countryside. And with a tranquil spa, play den, individually-styled rooms, and fine-dining restaurant, it's a top spot for both romantic escapes and family breaks.
At Cliveden, the food, wine, service, and atmosphere are all top-notch. The formal Dining Room serves modern British dishes (think smoked paprika cured monkfish with blood orange, sherry, and oregano, or roasted cod loin with crab ‘lasagna’, fennel, and apple) while open all-day Astor Grill is a more casual option (expect the likes of beetroot and ricotta tortelloni, spiced lamb burger and beer-battered fish of the day). And Afternoon Tea is served daily in the Great Hall.
The 48 rooms and suites at Cliveden are named after guests and personalities who have been party to the stately home's colourful history. Sutherland romantic chimneypiece melts the hearts of many, while the countryside views from the marble bathtub make Henry James one of the most decadent. Location is just as important: book a bedroom in the main house rather than one on the ground floor, most of which are by the car park.
Tucked away inside Cliveden's walled garden, made famous by its association with the Profumo affair in the 1960s, the spa provides a haven of tranquillity and offers an impressive choice of beauty and holistic therapies using brands such as Sarah Chapman and Oskia.
Enjoy the indoor and outdoor swimming pools and tennis courts as well as the fully-equipped Technogym before relaxing in the steam room, sauna, hot tubs or Jacuzzi. And on a lovely summer's day catch a few rays in the grounds. A jaunt down the River Thames on one of the hotel's fully-electric fleet is a must, especially with a picnic on board. And for more family-friendly activities, there's the on-site maze and play trail.
How to get there
By road (40 minutes from central London):
Take the M40 Junction 2, or M4 Junction 7. Direction from M4/A4 If coming from M4 Junction 7, turn left at the roundabout onto the A4 towards Maidenhead. Go straight at the traffic lights and turn right at the roundabout (Sainsburys Supermarket) onto Lent Rise Road. Continue straight over all of the mini-roundabouts. You will pass Burnham Memorial Cricket Ground on your right and Grovefield House on your left. At the T-Junction, the main gates of Cliveden are directly opposite. Follow the gravel drive all the way to the House, following the signs for House Guests. If travelling along the A4 from Maidenhead follow this road towards Slough and take the left hand turn onto Berry Hill, before the BMW garage, following signs towards Cliveden. Take this road for approx 3miles until you reach the main gates for Cliveden on your left hand side. Directions from M40 Exit M40 at junction 2, at the roundabout get in the right hand lane and follow the A355 to Slough. After 150 yards turn right, which will take you past the Jolly Woodman public house, turn right into Wooburn Common Road, and then left onto Heathfield Road. Cliveden is two miles from there. Please Note: In the event that the main gates are closed, please press the blue "call" button to speak to the Porte Cochère. Alternatively please turn left out of the main entrance onto Cliveden Road and take the first left onto Bourne End Road. Continue on this road for approximately 300 metres where Hedsor Gate is located on the left. If these gates are also closed, please use the intercom system and one of our footmen will open the gate.
Nearest mainline stations are Taplow (2 miles away) and Burnham (4 miles away). Trains go to/from London Paddington and take approximately 35 minutes.
London Heathrow airport is 30 minutes away by car.
Free parking is available.