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Gothic Splendour, Modern Comfort

Donnington Grove, a three star country-house hotel in Newbury, is situated in 500 acres of beautiful grounds that include an 18 hole championship golf course.  It is a fascinating destination with more than a whiff of English decadence. Built in "Strawberry Hill Gothic" style, this 250 year old, charming building has a unique heritage.  Bygone days have seen illustrious and eccentric inhabitants such as British Historian James Petit Andrews, Georgian trend setter Beau Brummell and 1920's femme fatale Daisy Fellowes. Indeed, of all Berkshire hotels, you will struggle to find another with a more curious and intriguing history.

Throughout the main house, guests will find a wealth of beautiful and original features including hand-painted wallpapers, decadent furniture and centuries old artwork and tapestries that will provoke any curious mind. These aspects contribute a lot to the appeal of Donnington-Grove, a quintessentially English hotel in the heart of Berkshire.

You can discover more on the hotel building, grounds and famous connections in our "History of Donnington Grove" section.

Secret Gardens, Secluded Lodges

Today, stylish lodges in the grounds and modern facilities complement the original house, forming a harmonious balance of old and new.  Preserving British Heritage is important so the house retains its authentic traditional feel while providing comfortable accommodation and facilities for leisure and business travellers alike.

Besides forming the backdrop to previous golf championships, Donnington Grove is also a haven of calm and relaxation, helped by the River Lambourn which meanders through the extensive grounds and is home to trout, ducks and swans. There is plenty of scope too for a variety of activities such as clay pigeon shooting and fishing.  Guests will delight in discovering various "secret" features such as the enchanting Japanese She-tennoji Temple and garden - the perfect place to take a deep breath and let the world drift by.