The Old Rectory

Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
The exterior of The Old Rectory, Nr Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
The exterior of The Old Rectory, Nr Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
The hallway at The Old Rectory, Buckinghamshire
The ground floor sitting room at The Old Rectory, Nr Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
The first floor sitting room at The Old Rectory, Nr Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
A dining room at The Old Rectory, Nr Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
A dining-meeting room at The Old Rectory, Nr Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
The kitchen at The Old Rectory, Nr Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
A double bedroom at The Old Rectory, Nr Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
A double bedroom at The Old Rectory, Nr Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
A double bedroom at The Old Rectory, Nr Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
The view to the Gothic Church from a double bedroom at The Old Rectory, Buckinghamshire
The swimming pool at The Old Rectory, Nr Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
The exterior of Hartwell House, Nr Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Hartwell House and Spa from the front, Aylesbury
The exterior of Hartwell House, Nr Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
The exterior of The Old Rectory, Nr Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire The exterior of The Old Rectory, Nr Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire The hallway at The Old Rectory, Buckinghamshire The ground floor sitting room at The Old Rectory, Nr Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire The first floor sitting room at The Old Rectory, Nr Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire A dining room at The Old Rectory, Nr Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire A dining-meeting room at The Old Rectory, Nr Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire The kitchen at The Old Rectory, Nr Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire A double bedroom at The Old Rectory, Nr Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire A double bedroom at The Old Rectory, Nr Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire A double bedroom at The Old Rectory, Nr Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire The view to the Gothic Church from a double bedroom at The Old Rectory, Buckinghamshire The swimming pool at The Old Rectory, Nr Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire The exterior of Hartwell House, Nr Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire Hartwell House and Spa from the front, Aylesbury The exterior of Hartwell House, Nr Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 7
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Preferred changeover day Saturday
  • Minimum stay 5 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 0
  • Acorn rating 5 What's this?
  • Reference 001026

About The Old Rectory

A Georgian house with its own outdoor pool, traditional furnishings and a wisteria-clad entrance.

The Old Rectory is an elegant Georgian house set in two acres of private garden, within the grounds of the Hartwell House Hotel, Restaurant and Spa. In keeping with its 18th-century character traditional furnishings and fine floral prints run throughout the luxury four-bedroom property. 

After a long, lazy breakfast, go for a dip in the private outdoor swimming pool, best in summer but if you don’t mind the cold – jump in whatever the weather. Guests at The Old Rectory can also enjoy complimentary use of the Hartwell Spa.
 
Further afield, enjoy some of our other nearby places including Waddesdon Manor, Stowe Landscape Gardens, Blenheim Palace, Hatfield House, Woburn Abbey, Beckonscot Model Village, Chiltern Open Air Museum and the Verulamium Museum. 
 

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Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair not available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer available
  • Dishwasher available
  • Washing machine available
  • Tumble dryer available
  • Telephone available
  • Television available
  • DVD available
  • WiFi* available
  • Open fire / wood burner not available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ not available

Accessibility

Not accessible

Layout

  • Ground floor

    Kitchen, drawing room, sitting room, dining room and study.

  • First floor

    Two bedrooms (one four poster double with private sitting room and ensuite bathroom, one double with 6' bed and ensuite bathroom).

  • Second floor

    Two bedrooms (one double and one single).

Notes for guests

Access: If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the team on 0344 800 2070.

Heating: Central heating included.

Air conditioning: The drawing room and Dining room are air conditioned.

Spa Use: Guests at The Old Rectory have complimentary use of the Hartwell Spa. This includes the indoor heated swimming pool, spa bath, sauna, steam room and gymnasium and Hartwell Cafe. A 15% discount on pre-booked spa treatments (Sunday-Thursday) is available but not for treatments booked on the day.

Outdoor Swimming Pool: Guests at The Old Rectory have access to the outdoor swimming pool at the Hartwell Spa during the summer months.

Access: Children ages 6 years and above are welcome to stay at the house. Children between the ages of 8 and 16 years may use the swimming pool at specified times when accompanied by an adult.

Garden: Private two acre garden with large lawn, swimming pool (unheated), croquet lawn, private secured carpark (up to five cars).

*WiFi: This is now available, but please note that intermittent connection problems can sometimes occur and should not be relied upon. We are pleased to provide free WiFi at this cottage which is supported by BT.

Short Breaks: Please note that this property does not offer short breaks.

Location: Ideally located to explore nearby National Trust properties and places of interest (Waddesdon Manor, Stowe Landscape Gardens, Blenheim Palace, Hatfield House, Woburn Abbey, Beckonscot Model Village, Chiltern Open Air Museum and the Verulamium Museum. Bicester Village, Europe’s leading luxury designer outlet shopping destination is within a 20 minute drive, with Oxford just a further 20 minutes away.

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About the Acorn rating

We have applied a 1-5 Acorn rating to each cottage to be used only as a guide that covers location, style of interior and facilities you may be looking for. The range runs from 1 Acorn at a more basic level through to 5 Acorns at the highest level. Cottage pricing is not judged on the Acorn rating alone and as all our cottages are of an individual nature we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose, safe and clean. Running water and a WC are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities (details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage). Bedding, linen and towels are supplied (with a few exceptions, which is again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. Generally a 1 acorn cottage does not have wifi. Examples of a 1 acorn offer include Cartref, Wales and Rosedene, Worcestershire.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high sleeps to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 acorn cottages have wifi and, similar to a 1 Acorn cottage, the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic in their offer. All 2 (and higher) Acorn cottages supply bedding, linen and towels. Examples of a 2 acorn offer include Engine Cottage, Cornwall and High Hallgarth, Cumbria.

3 Acorn: a good, standard offer. Generally it is correctly proportioned for the number of guests but could have a few compromises, for example a small sized kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage. Examples of a 3 acorn cottage include the Mustard Pot Cottage, Norfolk and Rose Cottage, Isle of Wight.

4 Acorn: these cottage have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally it is likely to have added comfort extras. The ratio of bathrooms to guests will be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers as opposed to over bath showers. Examples of a 4 Acorn offer include Portland House, Dorset and Stepper View, Cornwall.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage. This is the highest offer available. The furniture is of high standard, and has real comfort for modern living. Examples of a 5 Acorn cottage include The Old Rectory, South Wales and West Gate Lodge, Yorkshire.

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