Need to know
42, including 13 suites.
12pm, but flexible (subject to availability). Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $295.43 (£242), excluding tax at 20 per cent.
Rates exclude breakfast (from £20).
Noticed some split ends? Sharpen up with a trim in the spa’s hair salon. Four-legged friends are treated very well here; they'll be pampered with a dedicated post-walk grooming area, special doggy menu from Lily's Kitchen and à la carte cooked treats. Bedding, crates, fleeces, towels and bowls are provided, and the in-room ‘canine compendium’ lists local routes for walkies, dog-friendly attractions and pet shops.
At the hotel
Spa, wellness centre, gym, personal trainers, fitness classes, 500 acres, cookery school, 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, iPod dock, free bottled water and Anne Sémonin 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.
Take your pick: there’s an indoor heated pool, an indoor and outdoor hydrotherapy pool and an outdoor saltwater plunge pool. The award-winning spa has nine luxurious treatment rooms, thermal cabins, sauna and steam rooms and a fitness suite.
Jodhpurs, riding boots, Barbour jacket, cashmere and pearls.
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.
For £25 a night each, up to two dogs can stay in their owners' room, but not public areas. Only some rooms are suitable for dogs, so please call to to check availability before booking. Dogs must be on leads at all times and can frolic on the lawns. See more pet-friendly hotels in Wiltshire.
This hotel goes out of its way to keep children entertained, with croquet, riding lessons, football, games and much more besides. Extra beds (£25) and cots (£15) can be provided in some rooms and suites, on request.
This hotel goes out of its way to keep children entertained, with table tennis, croquet, riding lessons, football, games and much more besides. Extra beds (£25) and cots (£15) can be provided in some rooms and suites, on request.
Any age, as long as they’re not scared of horses.
Suites are spacious and there are several interconnecting and adjoining rooms, ideal for families with tots. Extra beds (£25 a night) and cots (£15 a night) can be added to some Park Rooms, Cottage Suites, Grand Suites and the Grand Suite Courtyard.
We defy any child to get bored here, with tennis courts, croquet, five-a-side football pitch, an indoor pool, spa, equestrian centre for beginners and advanced, children’s cookery classes in the summer holidays and show-jumping classes in July.
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.
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 with a local nanny is available (£40 an hour; book in advance).
No need to pack
Board games, DVDs and CDs are provided.
Food is organic and locally sourced; waste is recycled; the majority of staff are local; the hotel is a member of the Carbon Trust.