Although the Abbey Hotel’s roots as a hotel date back to 1890, it is thoroughly modern and provides its guests with contemporary comforts and luxury along with outstanding service.
Set in expansive parkland, Lucknam Park is ideally situated for exploring Bath and the Cotswolds. Its grand, tree-lined driveway is an apt approach to such an impressive property.
While the decor at Lucknam Park is reminiscent of its past as an 18th-century home, the hotel provides everything you’d expect from a luxurious stay. Rooms are decorated with antique furnishings reflecting the hotel’s heritage while fitted with modern amenities.
One of the dining options is the Michelin-starred Park restaurant, and the hotel’s spa facilities include indoor and outdoor swimming pools and a fitness suite. Pilates and yoga classes, and tennis lessons are available, and you can use the complimentary bicycles to explore the grounds.
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While the rooms at Lucknam Park reflect the historic nature of the hotel, with antique furniture and muted tones, they also provide what you’d expect from a modern luxurious property. All the rooms have free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as Bose sound systems and iPod docks. Interconnecting rooms and extra beds are also available for families, on request.
A 30-minute drive from Bath, Lucknam Park is an ideal base for exploring Bath and the Cotswolds. On a day out, you can also reach two of the UK’s most important ancient sites: Stonehenge and the Avebury stone circle.
Food and drink
The Park restaurant serves a Michelin-starred menu from chef Hywel Jones. Ingredients are locally sourced from organic producers or picked from the hotel’s extensive kitchen garden. For a more relaxed dining experience, The Brasserie is the hotel’s all-day restaurant. Afternoon tea is also available, as well as cocktails and canapés in the drawing room.
Lucknam Park is very welcoming to families, with special facilities just to cater for its younger guests. Children can take advantage of indoor and outdoor board games, an outdoor children’s play area, and walking and running trails through the park. The spa and restaurants also keep younger guests in mind with special treatments and menus. The hotel also offers a nanny service, which can be booked in advance.
Facilities and activities
The spa facilities at Lucknam Park include the 20 m (66 ft) indoor pool, a hydrotherapy pool and an outdoor saltwater plunge pool. There are eight treatment rooms where you can enjoy a range of therapeutic treatments. There are also special treatments just for younger guests, like mini facials. The spa also offers manicures, pedicures and hairdressing. The hotel runs pilates and yoga classes, and can arrange tennis lessons. Complimentary bicycles are provided to explore the grounds.
Lucknam Park is a beautiful country manor, offering guests a luxurious stay. We love the impressive driveway leading to the hotel.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Dating back to 1890 but modern and historic in style, the Francis Hotel spans seven Georgian townhouses in the heart of Bath. The property is close to the main sights, yet situated in a quieter residential area.
Positioned in the heart of Bath, the historic and grand Gainsborough Bath Spa boasts contemporary yet classic furnishings and exclusive access to the natural thermal waters of Bath.
The Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel is an elegant property that prides itself on its excellent service, cuisine and extensive spa facilities. It’s also a convenient base for all the main historic sites of Bath.
Playfully artistic yet elegantly refined, No. 15 Great Pulteney blends historic sophistication with contemporary design. With remarkable attention to detail and a bold individual style, the hotel manages to pamper guests while making them feel warmly welcomed in a home from home.
The Manor House welcomes guests with both comfort and luxury in the charming Cotswolds style. The hotel is well-located for both quiet retreat and access to the nearby city of Bath.
Connecting up four Georgian townhouses, the Queensberry Hotel is a contemporary property with warm, vibrant rooms and suites. It also boasts a lounge, an award-winning restaurant and gardens.
A luxurious option within the historic Royal Crescent, this property is just a 15-minute walk of the main sights of Bath. Unusually for a centrally positioned hotel, it boasts private gardens.
The Villa at Henrietta Park provides small touches that make a big difference. This 1868 mansion provides a laid-back retreat near the heart of historic Bath.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
The Roman Baths and the Royal Crescent are among the sights on this full-day guided walking tour of Bath. You tour the baths first built by the Romans to tap into the local hot springs before visiting some of the meeting places for Georgian high society.
Explore England’s long history, written in stone. Your private guide takes you to the ancient stone circles at Stonehenge and Avebury, with a stop at Lacock Abbey, a former nunnery turned stately Tudor home.