In 2008, the three properties of Historic House Hotels – Hartwell House in Buckinghamshire, Bodysgallen Hall in north Wales and Middlethorpe Hall in York – were given to the National Trust, to ensure their long-term protection. Each of these houses has played a key role in the history of the UK, having been former homes of eminent people. Today, they’re luxury hotels offering award-winning restaurants, spa facilities and stunning gardens, and we’ve teamed up with Historic House Hotels to offer H&A readers the chance to win an overnight stay in each beautiful location.
Hartwell House, 40 miles north-west of London, is situated in 90 acres of landscaped parkland. This delightful country house was home to Louis XVIII, exiled King of France, who lived there with his Court for five years; to the south of Llandudno, with views of Conwy Castle and Snowdonia, Bodysgallen Hall includes a rare 17th-century parterre of box hedges filled with scented herbs, a walled rose garden and several follies; and in historic York, Middlethorpe Hall is a glorious William and Mary house, formerly home to 18th-century diarist Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, and an ideal base for exploring the Yorkshire Dales.
One lucky winner and a guest will stay at each hotel for one night. Each stay will include accommodation in a Classic Four Poster bedroom, afternoon tea, a three-course Bill of Fare dinner with a bottle of wine selected by the team, a cooked breakfast and use of the spa.