Wiltshire, United Kingdom

Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa

Price per night from$400.28

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (GBP292.67), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Epicurean country pile

Setting

Woodland, hedges and herbs

Lucknam Park is the hotel that has it all: Michelin-starred restaurant, 500-acre estate and even stables home to 35 glossy-flanked horses. Lucky fillies and stallions – their Chippenham stomping ground is peaceful and private, the gardens gorgeous. Tennis courts, croquet lawn and a football pitch are further feathers in this handsome hotel’s hat.

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Traditional afternoon tea for two

Facilities

Photos Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa facilities

Need to know

Rooms

43, including 13 suites and two cottages.

Check–Out

11am (unless you're staying in one of the cottages, in which case it's 10am). Earliest check-in, 3pm.

Prices

Double rooms from £329.25, including tax at 12.5 per cent.

More details

Rates exclude breakfast (from £22 a person).

Also

Get on your horse at the hotel's equestrian centre.

Please note

div>Until 31 October 2021, Lucknam's restaurant Hywel Jones will only open on Friday and Saturday evenings.  From 1 November 2021, it will be open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. 

At the hotel

Spa, gym, personal trainers, fitness classes, 500 acres, children's playhouse, library of books and DVD/CDs, equestrian centre, tennis courts, croquet, bicycles, walking trails, football pitch and free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, DVD player, Ruark DAB Bluetooth Digital Radio, tea- and coffee-making kit, free bottled water and ESPA products.

Our favourite rooms

The Coral Suite is the Grand Master, both in name and in appearance. Striped yellow wallpaper, a four-poster bed with a pleated canopy and tapestry cushions, ornate chandelier, fireplace and postcard-worthy views of the grounds make this our hands-down favourite. The romantic and feminine Juliet Suite (a Grand Suite) is more wallet-friendly. The four-poster bed is swathed in blue and cream silk, trimmed with beads, and windows are hung with chinoiserie silk curtains in a matching blue.

Poolside

Take your pick: there’s an indoor heated pool, an indoor and outdoor hydrotherapy pool and an outdoor saltwater plunge pool.

Spa

The award-winning spa (open 8am to 9pm daily) has eight luxurious treatment rooms, thermal cabins, sauna and steam rooms and a fitness suite.

Packing tips

Jodhpurs, riding boots, Barbour jacket, cashmere and pearls.

Also

Lucknam Park offers valet parking and a concierge service. Try to book restaurant meals, spa treatments and equestrian pursuits before arrival, as they can book up fast.

Pet‐friendly

For £25 a night each, up to two dogs can stay in some rooms. Dogs must be on leads at all times and can frolic on the lawns. Beds, bowls and Lily's Kitchen food is provided. Just let the hotel know when booking. See more pet-friendly hotels in Wiltshire.

Children

This hotel goes out of its way to keep children entertained, with croquet, riding lessons, football, games and more. For £15 a night, extra beds (suitable for children up to 12) and cots can be added to some rooms and suites, on request.

Best for

Any age, as long as they’re not scared of horses.

Recommended rooms

Suites are spacious and there are several interconnecting and adjoining rooms, ideal for families with tots. Extra beds (£25 a night) and cots (£25 a night) can be added to some Manor Rooms, Junior Suites and Grand Suites.

Activities

Horse riding, swimming, tennis and football – there is so much scope within Lucknam Park’s 500 acres for actively staying put. Explore the gardens to find the Hideaway (open 10am–12.30pm and 1.30pm–5pm daily), a converted cottage with table tennis, arts and crafts, a dressing up box, board games, jigsaws, a baby playroom with a nature wall… the list goes on. Please note, though, that children must be accompanied by older Smiths. Then there are more relaxing pastimes, such as wandering the walking trails, chalking up rounds of croquet, breaching the boughed beauty of the arboretum, or slinking off to the spa for a treatment or two. Boredom is well and truly off the menu.

Swimming pool

Children are allowed in the heated indoor pool from 7am to 11am and 3pm to 10pm (9pm on weekends), but keep an eye on less confident water babies.

Meals

Little Smiths are allowed in the Brasserie. There’s a children’s menu, highchairs and packed lunches are available. Staff are happy to heat up baby food and milk. Over-fives can eat in the main restaurant.

Babysitting

Babysitting with a local nanny is available (£40 an hour; book in advance).

No need to pack

Board games, DVDs and CDs are provided.

Sustainability efforts

Food is organic and locally sourced; waste is recycled; the majority of staff are local; the hotel is a member of the Carbon Trust.

Food and Drink

Photos Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa food and drink

Top Table

Sit by the windows and eye-up the lush grounds.

Dress Code

Jackets, ties, elegant frocks and jewels; turn up to Restaurant Hywel Jones in a t-shirt and trainers and you may find they can't fit you in (smart denim is OK). Casual threads are fine for the Brasserie.

Hotel restaurant

Chef Hywel Jones earned the restaurant its Michelin star (and the restaurant's named after him); he’s stayed put for thirteen years, turning out elegant culinary creations such as loin of lamb with crushed peas, wild garlic, pancetta and morels and passion fruit cream with lemongrass, palm sugar sorbet and a mango shot. Tear your eyes away from your plate to admire the high ceiling, studded with opulent crystal chandeliers (the dining room was once the ballroom). Under-fives can enjoy breakfast, afternoon tea and Sunday lunches in Restaurant Hywel Jones, but at all other times, only kids over five can dine here. Then there’s the Brasserie, which shares the same building as the spa. This is a much more relaxed affair: open kitchen with a wood-burning stove, comfy cream armchairs, wooden tables and views of the garden. Sunday lunch here is a lavish affair with spot-hitting roast chicken, thick Aberdeen Angus steaks and desserts that will send you into a food coma for the remainder of the day.

Hotel bar

The Drawing Room is an elegant affair, perfect for postprandials. Stick with English tradition and have a G&T or Pimm’s in summer, and a whisky in winter.

Last orders

Drinks are served in the Drawing Room till late. Restaurant Hywel Jones serves breakfast (7.30am–11am) and dinner from Thursday to Saturday (6.30pm–10pm); the Brasserie is open 12 noon–10pm, with Sunday lunch from 12 noon–4pm.

Room service

A full room service menu is available until 10pm, after which time you can order light snacks and sandwiches.