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What makes one of the best golfing breaks in the UK?

Published by: Lizzie Heather

The game of golf originated on the east coast of Scotland and over the years has become one of the most popular sports in the world. But what makes one of the best golfing breaks in the UK, we hear you ask? The answer lies in a collection of wonderful factors that seamlessly combine to create a truly unforgettable experience.

From a well-kept course to a beautiful setting to the best facilities around, we share some of the best ingredients for an unmissable golf break – no ifs, putts or maybe! Let’s drive straight in.

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Experience weekends: how to make marvellous memories on your 2024 getaway

Published by: Bel Dixon

When planning a fantastic gift or getaway it’s handy to look at what’s worked well in the past. When we do, we see that the very best have one thing in common - they’re about experiences, not things. Because it's fabulous experiences - precious time in special places with people we love - that resonate most strongly. But how can we make memories that endure? Read the Donnington Grove guide to experience weekends to find out.

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Top Reasons to Visit a Countryside Hotel

Published by: Laura Avery

Are you feeling stressed and overwhelmed, in need of a break from the daily grind? If so, a countryside hotel escape may be just what you need. Imagine getting away from the noise and chaos of city life, immersing yourself in nature, and finding peace and relaxation in the great outdoors. Donnington Grove, an estate located in the picturesque countryside of Berkshire, England, offers the perfect escape for couples and families seeking a tranquil getaway.

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Spotting Berkshire wildlife at Donnington Grove

Published by: Belinda Dixon

As well as a charming country house hotel, Donnington Grove encompasses a 500-acre estate. This mix of gardens, parkland, woods, river and lake offers endless opportunities to relax, reset and recharge. The estate is alive with wildlife – looking out for it turns a walk into a richly-rewarding adventure. So here are our top tips for spotting Berkshire wildlife at Donnington Grove.


Things to do at Donnington Grove

Published by: Alice Beresford

We’re all raring to get into the great outdoors and explore areas near and far. At Donnington Grove, we have a range of Springtime activities to suit all ages, abilities and group sizes.

Below is a list of five Springtime activities to enjoy here in our 500 acres of stunning grounds. 

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Spring walks in West Berkshire

Published by: Alice Beresford

As the days get longer and, hopefully, a tad warmer, there’s a growing number of reasons to pause the series you’re binging, pull on your coat and wellies, pack a picnic and start exploring the many scenic walks, hikes and strolls around West Berkshire. 

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See in the Spring at Donnington Grove

Published by: Belinda Dixon

Despite the storms, the rain and the still-short days, February and March also give us a real treat. Because these are the months when the signs of Spring start to emerge. From snowdrops and daffodils to birds rediscovering their voice, it’s an exciting time of year...


Gift a Donnington Grove Experience This Christmas

Christmas is a time for memories and sharing with others, so why not make it last even longer by gifting someone an experience to look forward to. From afternoon tea vouchers, to clay pigeon shooting and golf lessons, you can gift your loved ones a truly unique experience this Christmas...

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Celebrate Christmas and the New Year at Donnington Grove

Published by: Donnington Grove

It’s that time of year! This festive season, Donnington Grove is transforming our stunning country hotel into the ultimate Winter Wonderland. From Christmas parties to New Year’s Eve events, there is something here for everyone...


Simple Tips for Autumn Grayling Fishing

Published by: Donnington Grove

Donnington Grove is in the extremely lucky position to offer river fly fishing all year round. In the summer months, we’re a popular destination for guests looking to catch river trout, but if you’re staying with us in the cooler autumn and winter, you can have plenty of fun on the river fishing for grayling...