Cliveden House is one of Berkshire's most prestigious and tucked away attractions. By night, it's not uncommon to see celebrities dining in the ornate, opulent restaurant, and by day you're more than likely to see tour guides showing parties around the estate or families simply enjoying the expansive gardens. Whether you're visiting Cliveden House for a celebration, a corporate event or are just having a nose around, it's a stunning place to visit. Although it's almost hidden away in leafy Taplow, there are plenty of hotels in the area, from clean and comfortable B&Bs and family-run guesthouses, to sumptuous hotels providing luxury, five star accommodation.
Intrigue and Scandal: Hotels near Cliveden House
The house was originally built for King Henry VIII. While it is generally thought that it was little more than a country retreat, there is some speculation as to why it was built so close to the Thames, why he had a private boat and why so many of his mistresses seemed to live along the river! In the 20th Century one of the Cliveden's private lodges was the site of the scandalous Profumo affair of the 1960s. Book a room in a hotel in Bracknell, Windsor or Ascot and you won't have far to travel to see this breath-taking house and its gardens. Bracknell is just 15 minutes away and you'll find some reasonably priced hotels, offering above-average accommodation such as the Grange Bracknell, the Fines Bayliwick Hotel and the Elizabeth House bed and breakfast.
A Taste for Luxury?
However, if all this luxury has whetted your appetite for a taste of the high life yourself, there are some excellent luxury hotels in the area, such as the Oakley Court Hotel. Despite its grandeur, the Oakley Court Hotel is family-friendly and offers all the little details you could wish for, including a dedicated children's menu and even child-sized dressing-gowns. You can charter a river cruise from the hotel's moorings and explore the Thames at your leisure. Cliveden House is accessible from the Thames, although the trip will take just over an hour to get you there.
With regular music concerts in the grounds, events for youngsters and National Trust walks, a visit to Cliveden House can occupy a whole day. Booking a room in a hotel near Cliveden House can help make your stay a memorable one.