Need To Know
Double rooms from $715.00, excluding tax at 9.7 per cent.
Rates include service but not breakfast.
The hotel’s location in the Berkshire hills means that rural diversions such as golf, horse riding, biking, fishing, hot-air ballooning and, in winter, skiing can all be arranged via the Wheatleigh’s concierge.
At the hotel
In-room spa treatments, shiatsu massage room, gym, tennis court, DVD/CD library, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: Bang & Olufsen flatscreen TV and DVD player, Bose Bluetooth speaker system, a choice of Bvgari, Aromatherapy, Clarins, Plantation and Neutrogena toiletries. Junior Suites have decorative fireplaces.
Our favourite rooms
The Aviary’s the grandest pad (and, yes, it used to be a birdhouse), with two floors joined by a circular staircase encased in glass and a private terrace – where you can take private meals – overlooking the lush green grounds. At the other end of the scale (and the budget), the adorably chic Small Room, (voted one of the world’s most luxurious), which has an air of a ship’s cabin about it.
The Wheatleigh’s heated outdoor pool is an enticing circle of blue set in a tree-lined clearing. Staff are on hand to bring you drinks and snacks.
A jumper’s a sensible option in the evenings – the Berkshires can be chilly, even in summer. Heidi Klein swimwear is de rigueur for a dip in the pool.
There’s a two-night minimum stay on weekends and a three-night minimum in July, August and on public holidays. You may bring along pets on request.
Baby cots are available free and sitters are US$25 an hour, but the Wheatleigh is largely a grown-up retreat.
This property is suitable for weddings