Ettington Park in Warwickshire, England
A world apart from the hustle and bustle of modern-day life, Ettington Park graces 40 breathtaking acres in England's splendid countryside. This impressive Neo-Gothic mansion, under the same family ownership since the Norman Conquest, is situated just outside Stratford-upon-Avon. Individually styled guest rooms and suites are furnished with exquisite antiques, fine paintings and dozens of friezes--all timeless havens that translate to a refined atmosphere offering a rich culture of fine wine and dining.
This lovely private estate promises the perfect refuge for those who seek to experience Shakespeare's England. Right on the premises, the ruins of the 12th century Norman church are yours to explore. Enjoy tennis, croquet, archery or fishing on the River Sour or plan a day of discovery with visits to Blenheim Palace, Warwick Castle and Holy Trinity Church. For an ultimate sightseeing excursion, treat yourselves to a romantic cruise on the River Avon.
Location of Ettington Park
Nearest Airport: BHX, GLO
Reviews for Ettington Park
Most incredible grounds and beautiful building! The staff were absolutely amazing with a wonderful sense of humor! Really, can't say enough wonderful things about the staff. Room was very comfortable and roomy, parking was convenient. Not very close to conveniences, but it made you feel like you had truly escaped to the country. Within 30 min-1 hour of all the sights that the Cotswolds has to offer.
seriousaboutravel - Virginia
Ettington Park Hotel is situated in Alderminster just on the outskirts of Stratford. The hotel is the most stunning building set in acres of grounds where deer are free to roam. There is also a beautiful chapel in the grounds which is home to a resident bat ! I was here for afternoon tea which was my Mother's Day gift from my children. On arrival we were made to feel really special - the staff were very friendly and attentive. We were seated at our table in a room which was oozed in history. We had a choice of numerous teas which all sounded delicious. Shortly after our tea arrived which the waiter poured for us. Then the piece de resistance. Our waiter placed our cake stand on the table which was loaded with goodness - beef & ham sandwiches mini bagels with smoked trout mini wraps - the obligatory warm scones with cream and berry compot - shortbread mulled wine cheesecake chocolate & orange battenburg apple pie and a berry mousse. Everything was so delicious we refused to leave before we had eaten everything. All in all we took about 90 minutes to finish our tea but at no time did we feel pressured into finishing sooner. The staff checked to make sure everything was ok and they were always available to ensure there was nothing else we needed. This was one of the best afternoon teas I have enjoyed and well worth a visit
Keith M - Birmingham, United Kingdom
Very impressive location and the venue compliments the rolling countryside. Food excellent but the drinks predictably expensive. Hotel full so stayed a few miles away which led to a significant taxi fare.
ScottW0792 - Harrogate, United Kingdom
On Sunday 9th April my partner and I decided to try the new 2 become 1 ( Sunday lunch and afternoon tea combined ) menu, and were very excited about this new concept. Wow wow wow where shall I start we first had a pea n ham soup served with pulled ham bome and cracking absolutely perfect ( the best soup I've ever eaten ) served in a cup and saucer . Then came out a stand with the most Delicious Sunday lunch treats a mini Yorkshire pudding shredded beef with a light horseradish sauce , confit chicken leg vol-au-vent , pork belly and black pudding croquette ( which I don't normally eat but was heaven ) , along with cauliflower cheese fill parcel and duchess potato. To finish we were served again on a stand a very addictive individual Apple and rhubarb crumble with sauce anglaise and a homemade scone with clotted cream and fruits of the forest jam , again absolutely Delicious . We were offered a choice of 12 lose leaf tea selection at the end of the meal . To finish off the service from all the staff ( especially the restaurant manager ) was professional , friendly , knowledgeable , and first class . We were offered a glass of complementry champagne of being the first guests to try this new menu which was a lovely touch. Highly recommended , I can't praise it enough , it was that good we've booked again in two weeks time . PS well done to the head chef and his team .
Check in was rather long winded but the receptionist was very pleasant and friendly booked a superior room it was nice with a lovely view but a bit tired could do with redecorating. Decided to use the spa facilities the pool, jacuzzi and sauna was excellent but on entering the changing room I found that my locker had jammed luckily the towels were outside although I found it a bit embarrassing trying to find someone to get into my locker a nice handy man came to my rescue. Went down for evening meal and was still in the restaurant an hour and half later service was extremely slow but the staff were very friendly. Had to wait at the bar for 5 mins as there was no one there to serve. Breakfast was delicious but had to wait for refills. We stayed for 3 nights and although the food was good the service let it down. The staff though were excellent.
GBDN2 - Doncaster, United Kingdom