Things to do on the Estate

Man playing golf

The Donnington Grove Estate is set in 500 acres of beautiful countryside and is the perfect location if you're looking for the ultimate golf expiernce in Berkshire. The River Lambourn runs though our golf course, making it one of the UK's most relaxing and scenic golfing destinations.

We are a friendly club with an 18 hole Championship course, a flood lit driving range and a fully stocked professional shop.

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Clay pigeon shooting
Clay Pigeon Shooting

The ultimate modern take on a classic country house sport. Get the satisfaction of seeing orange clays burst apart mid-air after you’ve taken a shot. The whiff of spent cartridges completes a quintessentially English scene.

At Donnington all clay pigeon shooting equipment is provided and skilled staff give lessons for all abilities, making it an ideal place to give the sport a try.

Fishing rod

Imagine - casting a fly into a crystal-clear chalk stream. Donnington’s half-mile stretch of the River Lambourn has a bright gravel bottom and is the prefect width. The river rises in the Berkshire Downs - a Site of Special Scientific Interest, it’s a beguiling waterway.

On Donnington’s stretch of the river you can stalk wild brown trout in picturesque surroundings. The river trout season runs from mid-April to September. Autumn and winter bring the ideal time to learn fly fishing skills by catching grayling. Then, once the trout season starts, you’ll be well placed to land a couple.

So why not contact Fishing Breaks on 01264 781988 or 01264 781988, email 

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Donnington Grove sits in the heart of Berkshire countryside that evokes a feeling of being in another era of rural England. The Donnington estate occupies 500 acres of that gorgeous scenery. Walking trails wind through our grounds, revealing gardens, parkland, woods and a magnificent lake.

The Lambourn Valley Way edges Donnington’s grounds. This fully way marked route stretches from the Uffington White Horse on the Berkshire Downs to the market town of Newbury, following the scenic route of the River Lambourn. After walking these 20 glorious miles, Donnington is a luxurious place to ease off our boots.

Woman having a massage

At Avalon Retreat, we offer an escape from the world in relaxing Donnington Grove country setting, to relax, unwind and recharge. We operate as a group of independent experienced Beauty therapists covering a wide variety of salon and spa treatments.

From results driven Elemis facials to therapeutic heat treatment massages alongside Refexology and waxing . feel complete with hand and feet nail care services. We look after the whole self in a calm reassuring professional Salon.

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swimming pool

We've teamed up with Newbury Better Health & Fitness Centre to offer our hotel residents exclusive £5 day passes.

In addition to Better Health's diverse studio programme, guests will also have access to their large mixed gym, free-weights room, swimming pool, sauna and Functional Suite. Additionally, the site runs learn-to-swim programmes for children and adults. 

Donnington Grove hotel residents can purchase day passes by showing proof of residency at the leisure club.

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