The history of the property, according to the Tithe Land Registry, runs back to the 1609 when the land was called Pennyhill field. It is assumed that at the time the land was used as a beacon-warning site. The first house on the site was built in 1851 by James Hodges, a civil engineer from Queensborough in Kent in 1814. After his demise, Louis Schott, a banker born in Frankfurt but of British nationality bought over the property and added an Orangery. After Louis, his nephew, Louis Floershim occupied the house and during the first World War, the house earned repute as a rest house for officers.
During the period of 1922 to 1933, Sir Lyndsey Byron Peters KBE lived in the house after which the estate was purchased by Colin Goldsworthy Heywood in 1935, then owner of British Abrasives. Heywood terraced the formal gardens drawing inspiration from the Chateau de Villandry in Tours. After he died, Peter Garbut and his son Michael purchased the property and first opened it as a hotel in 1972 and now it is run by Exclusive Hotels and Venues who has transformed Pennyhill Park to a five red-star property.
Pennyhill Park now…
An Exclusive Hotel and Spa situated in 123 acres, Pennyhill Park is designed for relaxing and unwinding with views of charmingly tended grounds, flowered terraces, grand stone fireplaces and inviting bars and lounges with comfy sofas to sink into.
Arrayed with 123 bedrooms, each individually designed and styled, the rooms bespeak of ultimate luxury. Depending on the room, guests are bound to find a pleasant surprise in the form of either large bubbly jacuzzis, under floor heating, baths big enough to share or even private gardens that have been hand commissioned. All rooms boast a unique mansion house style with individually designed furniture, handmade mattresses and an extensive pillow menu. Further, Pennyhill Park was the first UK hotel to incorporate a horizontal shower, which uses various water flows, temperatures and intensities to create a balanced, invigorating or calming water experience. Designed with three programmes and different lighting options to create an ambience to match your mood, it is the epitome of comfort.
The Spa at Pennyhill Park is 45,000 sqft large and has five star facilities including eight indoor and outdoor pools (one with underwater music), 21 therapy rooms and a wide array of luxury treatments
The Spa at Pennyhill Park is 45,000 sqft large and has five star facilities including eight indoor and outdoor pools (one with underwater music), 21 therapy rooms and a wide array of luxury treatments. It also houses an adult only destination spa that provides natural, holistic and organic treatment.
A mere 45 minute drive from London, the hotel is located near the villages of Ascot and Wentworth, allowing guests to experience the true essence of British hospitality and food. As such, at Pennyhill Park you can choose from Michael Wignall at The Latymer, the fine dining restaurant with two Michelin stars and five AA Rosettes or the slightly less formal The Brasserie.
The style of Michael Wignall at The Latymer is modern and contemporary. Further, as the menu is compiled using the freshest ingredients from the market each day, guests experience a different palate each day with two visits being never the same. Departing from the conventional stereotyped Michelin star restaurants, The Latymer conveys a relaxed and informal atmosphere with attentive service by its young and dynamic team. The interior of the restaurant includes a semi-private table for six people tucked away in a discreet alcove, which can be curtained off for total privacy and a Chef’s table, in the heart of the main kitchen. The Chef’s table is ideal for a group of six to eight people, enabling them to see firsthand the creativity and theatre of a busy restaurant kitchen through interactive glass panels with detailed close-ups on a large LCD screen.
At Pennyhill Park you can choose from Michael Wignall at the Latymer, the fine dining restaurant with two Michelin stars and five AA rosettes or the slightly less formal the Brasserie
However, if one fancies an even more informal setting that is contemporary and relaxed, The Brasserie with two AA Rosettes would be the ideal place to be. The stylish and vibrant Brasserie is considered by many as one of the most enjoyable restaurants in Surrey. The menu here is again rich in seasonal produce with emphasis on using ingredients that carry local flavours.
|Traditional Guest Room||£365 (USD 464|
|Deluxe Guest Room||£405 (USD 515|
|Traditional Junior Suite||£445 (USD 565)|
|Deluxe Junior Suite||£545 (USD 693)|
|Apartment Suite||£695 (USD 883|
|Deluxe Suites||from £999 (USD 1,269)|
The Ascot Bar, adjacent to The Brasserie is the focal bar and lounge in Pennyhill Park and is perfect for a get together before or after dinner drinks, simply to enjoy light meals or an afternoon tea. If the weather permits, the afternoon tea could be hosted outside on one of the many terraces, affording views of breathtaking beauty to add enchantment to the guests’ stay. A must for afternoon tea would be to indulge in a special cup of English tea produced at the Tregothnan tea plantation in Cornwall, the only commercial plantation in England.
Pennyhill Park also provides a range of activities for guests who adore sports and excitement. Some of these activities include 9-hole golf course and Golf Cross, Tennis court, archery pit and full size sports pitch for football and rugby. Meeting, conference and banqueting facilities at the premises comprise of state-of-the-art meeting and event spaces that can accommodate from eight to 200 people and a ‘green pack’ is available for those who are conscious of the environment.
Step inside and be swept away in an adventure of romance and grandeur, or perhaps on a more relaxing interlude spent unwinding amongst beautiful green fairways, in the spa or just simply enjoying the delights of a scrumptious meal, Pennypark Hill has it all to keep guests enthralled throughout their stay.