Nestled amongst 370 acres of gardens and grounds is the grandeur of the historic Cliveden House. Originally built in 1666 by the Duke of Buckingham, the last owner was William Waldorf Astor who rebuilt the estate to what it is today. The National Trust is the owner of Cliveden House which is now a breathtaking luxury five star hotel.
Recently, I booked an overnight stay at Cliveden House through American Express Travel‘s Fine Hotels and Resorts. The benefits included a free breakfast and free upgrade. I was traveling with my friend, May Wong from graduate school and her dog, George. The hotel graciously welcomes pets. (Please refer to the pet policy guidelines).
Cliveden House is a culinary delight. The Lady Astor Afternoon Tea was indeed a delicious highlight. Overlooking the expansive gardens, tea is served in true English fashion. The signature drink 66 served in the wood-paneled Library Bar is an homage 1666, the year in which the Duke of Buckingham built Cliveden House. There are several Michelin starred restaurants in the area, and the concierge is happy to help arrange reservations. Charity begins in the kitchen. In the Cliveden House gift shop, a copy of the Chefs at Home cookbook is available for purchase, and a portion of proceeds benefit the wonderful non-profit Hospitality Action.
Here is the recipe:
Cliveden 66 Cocktail, Cliveden House
- 250ml vodka.
- 125ml champagne.
- 250ml rose liqueur.
- 125ml Grand Marnier.
- 3-4 gold leaves.
The impressive artwork is mostly original. There seems be a treasure at every corner within this grand estate.
Nature’s artwork is just as impressive as you stroll along the 370 acres
I encourage you to consider booking a night at Cliveden House if your travels take you to London. This luxury country estate hotel is only twenty minutes away from London Heathrow.
Savor the day!