Cliveden House Hotel


If you want to experience an english country house and weekend invites are scarce on the ground, worry not! Cliveden House Hotel is the perfect place to feel like the most indulged house guest in the world.

Cliveden House Hotel

Cliveden House Hotel, Taplow, United Kingdom

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The Perfect Country House Hotel

Cliveden House has the most interesting history. In each bedroom you will find a fascinating book that details it’s many owners over the years and its history. The House itself has been lovingly refurbished with a huge amount of the original details and furniture. Staying in the rooms and walking the house is a real treat as a consequence. The gardens and park are part of the National Trust and so are beautifully maintained.  I think it’s the perfect escape from the city – a taste of fresh air and green less than an hour from london (in good traffic). The restaurant is also lovely, not only because the dinning room is so pretty but because the food is really of the highest quality.

The hotel welcomes dogs, and even gives you a wonderful dog bed, bowl and bone on arrival! They really do think of everything. Thumbelina loved sitting in front of the open fire in our room and walking the grounds. The pace is slow and rejuvenating. The perfect place to unwind for a couple of nights. I also loved the Spa. Within the protection of a former walled garden is a beautiful indoor and outdoor pool, gym and modern spa (the peak being the heated water-massage-beds). They also have a lovely spa cafe with healthy options and a bistro brasserie which is perfect if you sleep through the main breakfast like we did.

All in all well worth a trip. After my first visit, we rebooked for Valentine’s and I would be delighted to visit it year after year.


  1. Jandrew says:

    I love visiting historic sites , but to stay in an historic house like this just marvelous! Thanks for a great post !
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  2. APA says:

    I love Cliveden, so I was excited for this post, but something that merits fastidious attention to detail got a superficial post laden with grammar and spelling mistakes instead.
    “a english country house” (instead of “an”)
    “that details it’s many owners over the years and it’s history” (omg, when will people learn the difference between “its” and “it’s”?)
    “a huge amount” – “huge” is a lazy and ineffective adjective, especially in travel writing. Fine if you’re Trump, but a disappointing choice on any blog that wants to be taken seriously.
    “valentines” (instead of “Valentine’s”).
    If I had wanted to read general, promotional posts written in 2 minutes on a smartphone, I would’ve just gone to Facebook.

  3. Adele says:

    Beautiful photos Peony! What a plus that they take dogs too. Maybe I should treat Hugo & Eric to a weekend away.
    Hugs Adele xoxo

  4. Heather says:

    I’m looking forward to heading to Cliveden House for my birthday in May. Any recommendations for on-site activities or amenities that I shouldn’t miss? Thanks!