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Couples, Weddings, Family Gatherings, Country Escape, Spa Break
There is a long, rich history behind The Retreat at Elcot Park. In 1772, Anthony Bushby Bacon purchased the Elcot Park estate from Charles Dundas, The First Baron of Amesbury – known as Lord Amesbury. Dundas was a politician and a member of parliament from 1781 – 1832, and represented Berkshire for ten successive parliaments between 1794 and 1832. The house was built in 1817 by Anthony Bushby Bacon, the son of a wealthy Welsh industrialist. After passing through the Bacon family, the country house was purchased by Lady Shelley, the mother of the great poet, Percy Bysshe Shelley. Lady Shelley bought the home in 1844, 22 years after Percy’s tragic death, but his widow, Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein, did occasionally stay there. The property was later purchased by Sir Richard Vincent Sutton, the sixth baronet of Norwood Park, before it went on to be transformed into the luxurious hotel you see today.
Get together to celebrate at the Retreat. There are a number of fabulous private rooms and tempting terraces from 2 to 80 guests. The perfect private dining menus start from £45 for three courses.
Only an hour from central London, The Retreat is made for relaxed and productive meetings and events. We have a number of private spaces with flexible configuration to accommodate 2 to 80 delegates. Business doesn't have to be boring.
The Signet Spa is an expansive health club with hydrotherapy pool, heated outdoor pool, treatment rooms, steam & sauna, salt flotation chamber, gym, spin studio, treatments and wellness area. Within the hotel grounds there is a walled garden, tennis court, croquet lawns and a children’s zone. ‘The Courtyard’, is a mixed-use retail space consisting of a coffee shop, hair and nail salon, wine cellar, a monthly farmers market and weekly live music. // The Retreat experience is all about enjoying exceptional food and drink. There are two stunning restaurants, the 1772 Brasserie and Yu, pan-Asian Restaurant, as well as a number of fabulous spaces for private parties.
The Retreat at Elcot Park
Elcot, Newbury RG20 8NJ