About Us

Donnington is energising, relaxing, inspiring. Here 500 extraordinary acres are just waiting to be explored. Track down the secret She-tennoji Temple. Stroll to 14th century Donnington Castle.  Discover the source of the original water supply spring. Or visit Highclere Castle (ITV’s Downton Abbey) just 8 miles away.

Book a tee time or practice your swing on the driving range. Indulge in an aromatherapy massage. 

Shoot at some clays. Cast a fly into the rippling River Lambourn, or just watch the ducks and swans. An irresistible estate rich in both history and style, Donnington is one of the best places to stay in Newbury.

Come and visit. And feel like you're staying in a friend's very grand but very comfy country home.



Elegant, elaborate and linked to a pair of trend-setting fashionistas, Donnington has a fabulously rich history. The estate’s been home to a Regency socialite, a luxury-loving heiress and Japanese investors. Their stories are intertwined with the Donnington you see today.

It began back in 1763 when wealthy historian James Pettit Andrews asked amateur architect John Chute to build a mansion in “Strawberry Hill Gothic” style. This type of mock Gothic architecture was named after the most famous building of its style: Strawberry Hill House in Twickenham. That building was the brainchild of Andrews’ friend, Horace Walpole, a writer of gothic novels - dark and dramatic forerunners of classics such as Dracula and Frankenstein.

The next owner, come 1783, was William Brummell, former Private Secretary to Prime Minister, Lord North. Brummell expanded and landscaped the 850 acre-estate. But it was his son, George, who’s much better known. Dubbed ”Beau” Brummell, he became a Regency style icon who wowed wealthy society. Beau created a revolutionary impact on mens fashion - even introducing the suit and neck tie to menswear. Donngton’s superb eatery, Beau’s Restaurant, is named after him.

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Our Vision

At Donnington Grove, our sole aspiration is to run a successful business within the local community, something that our owners and employees are proud of and pleased to be a part of. We aim to build, demonstrate and maintain good relations with our neighbours, customers and suppliers locally and around the world.

People  -  We will train and motivate our staff and encourage its development.
Product  -  We will respond to feedback and endeavour to be innovative with our ideas.
Service –  We will strive to deliver exceptional customer service at all times.
Results -  We will celebrate and reward success in our business.
Corporate social responsibility – we will take steps to protect our environment and try to make a difference by supporting our local charities and organisations.

We always welcome your comments and pride ourselves on being responsive to feedback.


Donnington Grove Map

Discover Donnington with our hand-drawn map below. From our bridged entrance and Beau's Restaurant to our driving range, you can see where you'll be staying and the space you can explore during your stay. 

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