Short stay: Ettington Park Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, UK By Michael Edwards on Jun 10, 2021 in Accommodation, Europe, Food and Drink, Going Out, Hotels, Regions, Restaurants, Travel Miscellany, United Kingdom, Western Europe
Ettington Park Hotel is a grand palatial house, dripping with history, built on an epic scale in 40 stately acres of rural Warwickshire on the banks of the River Stour.
A long tree-lined drive gives guests arriving by car the opportunity to take in glimpses of the towers and turrets of a country house that is now looked after by Handpicked Hotels. Alternatively, you can skim in over the tree-line to land on the helipad.
A Roman villa may have once stood on this site, followed by a succession of houses. Then in 1858, Evelyn Shirley commissioned architect Charles Pritchard to implement major improvements. Five years later a house, in the neo-gothic style, championed by Augustus
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