Introducing Heythrop Park Resort:  Combining 18th Century elegance with 21st Century style

Introducing Heythrop Park Resort:  Combining 18th Century elegance with 21st Century style

Set in 440 acres of glorious Oxfordshire countryside Heythrop Park Resort is a unique country estate seamlessly combining elegance with style with its two luxurious hotels, a championship-standard 18-hole golf course, a contemporary new health club, a choice of four restaurants and bars, and a state of the art conference centre. October 2010 sees the culmination of a £50 million investment with the opening of the chic and sophisticated 197 bedroom Crowne Plaza Heythrop Park – Oxford that will open alongside the existing 18th Century Estate House, originally designed as the private residence of the 1st Duke of Shrewsbury. Additional facilities include the 72 par Golf Course by renowned architects, Mackenzie and Ebert, which is set to become one of the finest courses in the UK, and the new Health Club and Spa.

An impressive 2 mile tree line driveway welcomes guests to Heythrop Park Resort where a diverse variety of accommodation, activities and facilities await. Whether a unique setting for a fairytale wedding, a fun family break or a romantic weekend, Heythrop Park Resort offers something for everyone. Dating back to 1710 the historic yet charming estate combines original rooms, features and monuments, whilst the eagerly awaited Crowne Plaza Heythrop Park – Oxford will provide a touch of glamour and sophistication with its stylish rooms, Moroccan style courtyard landscaped by Diarmuid Gavin and cosmopolitan cocktail bar.

Accommodation

Heythrop Park Hotel (153 Rooms)

·      137 Bedrooms – All bedrooms are situated in the newer wings adjoining the original main house. (Bedrooms are fully equipped with en-suite shower room, tea and coffee making facilities, telephone and TV).

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·      17 State Rooms in the Main House. All spacious and luxuriously furnished with panoramic views across the estate. (Facilities include en-suite bathroom, tea + coffee making facilities, telephone, television and wired internet access).

Crowne Plaza Heythrop Park - Oxford (197 Rooms - Opening Oct 2010)

·      197 Chic, stylish guest rooms with contemporary designer touches. (Facilities include Flat screen TV, Tea & coffee making facilities, Wi-Fi, Mini bar, Ensuite bathrooms with luxurious monsoon power showers, Bathrobe and slippers).

Guests can benefit from the Sleep Advantage Programme with its wide variety of sleep enhancing experiences including in room sleep inducing aromatherapy products to designated quiet zones. There are a variety of room types from which to choose - family rooms, twin rooms with 2 double beds, rooms with private terraces or balconies and suites. Room rates from £110.

The Great Outdoors

The stunning 18 hole Bainbridge Course (opened Autumn 2009) was designed by the distinguished English architect Tom Mackenzie (who has advised on 27 of Golf World Magazine’s Top 50 UK Courses). The 72 par course follows a majestic route over rolling tree-lined landscape and owes much to the traditional values designer Tom MacKenzie brings to his task.

“I like to create courses that sit comfortably in their setting offering a wealth of shot making permutations particularly around the greens.” Tom MacKenzie.

The challenging course is a possible contender for the European Tour and is getting high praise from all who play it.  A modern clubhouse built alongside the Grade II 18th century hall with a contemporary bar and restaurant overlooking the course is the perfect place for a well deserved post match drink.

The choices of outdoor activities at Heythrop Park Resort are endless and include carp fishing in the lake, discovering the beautiful county by bike or foot, bowls on the sunken bowling green, tennis and croquet. For those looking to soothe tired limbs and relax in style the luxury Health Club and Spa boasts a 20m swimming pool, sauna, steam room, gym and treatment rooms. La Creche by Petit Enfant is open from 08.00am to 21.00pm enabling adults some well deserved down time.

Food lovers will not be disappointed. A selection of four individual restaurants provides something suitable for every occasion, whether a casual dinner, or a birthday treat. Windows Brasserie with its relaxed ambience offers wholesome favourites throughout the day whilst The Clubhouse welcomes those looking for a relaxed snack. The more formal Oxford Restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy a 3 course dinner and for those looking to soak up the beauty of the Italian gardens the Terrace Restaurant is a must.

“The Heythrop team are all really looking forward to the imminent opening of the Crowne Plaza Heythrop Park - Oxford. Heythrop Park Resort is going to be one of the largest and most exciting hotel and golf developments in the UK combining the glamour of a modern city hotel with the elegance of a country retreat. Heythrop Park Resort will offer guests the best of both worlds”.  John Angus, Resort Director.