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Lucknam Park is enveloped within its own classical gardens with the walled garden dating back to the 1830’s. There is 500 acres of parkland which can be explored on horseback by using the excellent equestrian centre which resides in the grounds of the hotel. Alternatively you can completely relax in the award winning spa that is at one with its natural surroundings. Evenings can commence in the magnificent drawing room or charming library for cocktails and canapes. You will then be able to enjoy an unforgettable dining experience in the Michelin Starred Restaurant Hywel Jones. Relaxed elegance will ensue during your stay in the lovingly restored historic house that has been expertly blended with 21st century living.
“Classically refined in every way“
Set on a 500-acre private estate, with 5 AA Red Stars, Michelin Star Dining, first class equestrian centre and a sumptuous spa, Lucknam Park is a quintessentially British rural retreat.
Holding its Michelin Star since 2006, Restaurant Hywel Jones brings to life a bygone era of elegance and sophistication. Hywel is a proud Welshman so, alongside British garden produce, he incorporates elements from his homeland. Seasonal classics using the finest ingredients sourced from local suppliers ensure the fullest flavours. The expertly crafted dishes rely on classic techniques but have a modern style contrasting perfectly to the grandeur of the surroundings.
Housed in a modern glass fronted building incorporating wood and marble and surrounded by walled gardens, ESPA at Lucknam Park is at one with its luxurious surroundings. This award-winning spa features a Japanese salt room, experience showers, ice bar, salt water plunge pool and a social lounge with a skincare mixology bar. Expert specialists are on hand to provide personalised spa treatments to ensure total tranquillity.
The equestrian centre meets the same exacting standards of distinction and luxury that are synonymous with the award-winning country house hotel. The centre itself has 35 horses of all sizes and capabilities ensuring that all skill levels are catered for from complete beginners through to more proficient riders.
The origins of Lucknam Park are relatively unknown but from as far back as 1199 to 1688 there has been a farmhouse on the current site of the main house. The land was farmed for over five centuries and it is probable that the owner James Wallis built the centre part of the house in the 1600’s with the pillared portico and bowed wings added in the 1800s. In 1933 a blacksmith wrought iron gates for the walled garden that are still there today. During the war Lucknam Park became an informal headquarters for airmen from the neighbouring aerodrome and the Spitfire and Hurricane planes were parked along the driveway with the huge trees providing the perfect camouflage. It was during the war that Lucknam Park welcomed its most famous visitor, Queen Mary who was staying at nearby Badminton House. It was first purchased and used as a country house hotel in 1987 and in 1994 a European shipping family bought the estate who continue to operate it as private hotel property.