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At a glance

  • You'll love

    Michelin-star dining

    Superb spa

    Picturesque parkland

  • Kids will love

    Equestrian centre


    Tennis courts

  • Don’t expect


    Riding for under-4s

    Much baby kit


Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa in Wiltshire is the family-friendly retreat that has it all: there’s a 500-acre estate with an equestrian centre, gorgeous gardens, tennis courts, a croquet lawn, football pitch and cycling trails. Adult distractions are in abundance, too, with an award-winning spa and Michelin-starred restaurant.

Smith Extra

Here's what you get for booking Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa with us:

Traditional afternoon tea for two; complimentary extra beds for children


Every property featured in the Smith & Family collection – including Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa – has been selected and approved by parents.


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Need To Know


42, including 13 suites.


12 noon. Earliest check-in, 3pm. You’re welcome to park your luggage and extend your stay a while, using the spa or grounds.


Double rooms from £260.00, including tax at 20 per cent.

More details

Rates exclude breakfast (from £20; £11 for children). Minimum two-night stay at weekends. Children Cots (£25 a night) for under-3s and extra beds (£25) for under-12s can be added to some Park Rooms, Cottage Suites Grand Suites and the Grand Suite Courtyard (the price doesn't include breakfast). Please note that Park Rooms can only accommodate two adults and one under-12 little Smith; larger families should ask about suitable room availability before booking to make sure there's enough wiggle room for the whole family.


Lucknam Park offers valet parking and a concierge service.

At the hotel

Restaurants, bar, spa, swimming pool, gym, 500 acres of parkland, cookery school, equestrian centre, tennis courts, croquet, bicycles, walking trails, five-a-side football pitch, adventure playground, library of books and DVD/CDs and free WiFi throughout.

In your room

Flatscreen TV, DVD player, iPod dock, robes, slippers, free bottled water and Anne Sémonin products.

Our favourite rooms

Grand Suites in the main house live up to their name, with exquisite period furnishings, and either a four-poster bed, open fireplace or separate sitting room: request the latter if you need extra beds. Park Suites, in the courtyard or cottages, are spacious rooms with seating areas and usually a four-poster or sleigh bed – they’re ideal if it’s a cot you want to accommodate. The two stunning Grand Master Suites each occupy a bay window at the front of the property and interconnect with an adjoining double or twin bedroom – a decadent option for keeping older children nearby.


Take your pick: there’s a 20-metre indoor heated pool, an indoor and outdoor hydrotherapy pool and an outdoor saltwater plunge pool. Under-16s are allowed in the indoor pool from 7am to 11am and 3pm to 10pm (9pm on weekends); and little Smiths will need to be at least 12 to use the hydrotherapy pool.


The award-winning spa is housed in the grounds in its own contemporary building of glass, wood and marble. It has nine luxurious treatment rooms, including two suites and a dedicated space for couples’ treatments. The menu has a French flavour, with treatments by Carita and Anne Sémonin. Under-16s are welcome to try Little Miss Treatments, accompanied by an adult. Thermal cabins, sauna and steam rooms are dotted around site; a fitness suite and hairdressing salon complete the complex. To use the gym and thermal cabins, your children will need to be at least 15.


There’s no minibar in your room, but if you need to keep baby food or milk cool, request a fridge when you make your reservation (no extra charge). Four-legged friends are treated very well here; they'll be pampered with a dedicated post-walk grooming area, special doggy menu from Lily's Kitchen and à la carte cooked treats. Bedding, crates, fleeces, towels and bowls are provided, and the in-room ‘canine compendium’ lists local routes for walkies, dog-friendly attractions and pet shops.

Book ahead

Reserve tables at the Park restaurant, spa treatments and equestrian pursuits before arrival, as they can book up fast. Lucknam Park also requests a minimum of 24 hours’ notice for babysitting reservations.


For £25 a night each, up to two dogs can stay in some rooms. Dogs must be on leads at all times and can frolic on the lawns. Beds, bowls and Lily's Kitchen food is provided. Just let the hotel know when booking.


Food is organic and locally sourced; waste is recycled; the majority of staff are local; the hotel is a member of the Carbon Trust.

Food and drink

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Chef Hywel Jones earned the Park its Michelin star (and the restaurant's named after him); he’s stayed put for six years, turning out elegant culinary creations such as loin of lamb with crushed peas, wild garlic, pancetta and morels and passion fruit cream with lemongrass, palm sugar sorbet and a mango shot. Tear your eyes away from your plate to admire the high ceiling, ornamented with a fresco of the sky and studded with opulent crystal chandeliers (the dining room was once the ballroom). Then there’s the Brasserie, which shares the same building as the spa. This is a much more relaxed affair: open kitchen with a wood-burning stove, comfy cream armchairs, wooden tables and views of the garden.

Family fare

Accompanied over-5s are welcome to dine at the Park, but it’s the all-day Brasserie restaurant that’s better suited to family dining. There are tot-tailored menus, featuring inventively titled dishes such as Percy the Pizza and Larry the Lamb (shepherd’s pie with peas), milkshakes and pop floats, plus colouring pens and papers for at-table entertainment. The Park’s children’s menu shows greater sophistication with starters, mains and desserts, including home-made potato gnocchi and medallions of lamb, or grilled white fish.

Hotel Bar

The Drawing Room is an elegant affair, perfect for postprandials. It’s a cosy spot for a family board game, although the serene surroundings are better suited to tweens and teens than unruly toddlers.

Last orders

Drinks are served in the Drawing Room as late as you’d like. The Park is open all week for breakfast (7.30am–10.30am), Wednesday to Sunday for dinner (6.30pm–10pm) and Sunday lunch (12.30pm-2.30pm); drop into the Brasserie any day of the week for breakfast, lunch or dinner, 7.30am–10pm.

Smith Insider

  • Top table

    Both at the Park and in the Brasserie, it’s the window-side tables that come with the most spectacular views of the green, green grounds.

  • Room service

    The 24-hour room service mirrors the restaurant menus.


    A kitchen garden means you can expect home-grown, seasonal produce at both restaurants.


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Parent approved

Every property featured in the Smith & Family collection – including Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa – has been selected and approved by parents.


Not mere babysitting, but a full-on professional nanny service offering full-day (£210), half-day (£159) and evening (£119) childcare packages. Additional hours can be added for £40 an hour.


The proportions of this Palladian mansion mean it’s not suitable for audio baby monitors and there’s no baby-listening service.

Other Services

Lucknam’s concierge service is bolstered by the option to book a packing/unpacking service – heaven for baggage-bewildered parents.

What's there already?

For babies

• Highchairs • Cot bedlinen

For toddlers

• Highchairs • Scooters • Flotation aids • Toddler Go-Kart • Bikes and helmets to borrow • Crayons/pens and colouring paper • U-rated DVDs

For older children

• DVD library • Books • Board games • Puzzles • Colouring pens and paper • Flotation aids • Bikes and helmets to borrow • Go-kart for under-nines


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Things to do

Horse riding, swimming, tennis and football – there is so much scope within Lucknam Park’s 500 acres for actively staying put. Explore the gardens to find the Hideaway (open 9.30am–12.30pm and 1.30pm–5pm daily), a converted cottage with table tennis, arts and crafts, a dressing up box, board games, jigsaws, a baby playroom with a nature wall… the list goes on. Please note, though, that children must be accompanied by older Smiths. Then there are more relaxing pastimes, such as wandering the walking trails, chalking up rounds of croquet, breaching the boughed beauty of the arboretum, or slinking off to the spa for a treatment or two. Boredom is well and truly off the menu.

Sunny days

Top of the bill is Lucknam Park’s equestrian centre. The 35 resident horses are used to both beginners and pros, there’s an all-weather arena, a training pen and even the chance to attend specialist classes with top riders from around the world. Lessons and hacks are available for children aged four and above, depending on competency. Arrange horseback sessions to suit when you book your room to avoid feeling (saddle) sore that you missed out. Sporty options in the grounds abound: will it be a game of five-a-side on the football pitch, or tennis – sun or flood-lit – on one of Lucknam’s two all-weather courts? Borrow mallets and balls for a game of croquet; cycle, jog or walk the Estate’s network of trails. Lucknam Park’s playground is no token patch of tarmac, furnished with swings for children and infants, a rocking horse and formidable, turreted climbing frame. Ambling to the arboretum or ducking into the walled garden to admire its botanical borders epitomize the simplest of pleasures available at this rural retreat.

Rainy days

Beyond the obvious weatherproof charms of the Spa complex, the book-lined Library and elegant Drawing Room are the grown-up boltholes of choice indoors. Time your visit between 3pm and 5pm and treat yourselves to a lazy afternoon tea. Family entertainment includes libraries of books and DVDs and a selection of board games.

And there's more…

With notice, the hotel can arrange tennis coaching, archery, falconry or clay-pigeon shooting – even hot-air ballooning – on site.

Local Guide

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Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa may sit in a pleasingly rural pocket of north Wiltshire, but the urban charms of Bath and Bristol are also within easy reach.

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Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa, Colerne, Wiltshire, SN14 8AZ, United Kingdom
Hotel setting

Woodland, hedges and herbs


Bristol airport is 40km away; flights land here from other parts of the UK and across Europe.


It’s only seven miles from Lucknam Park to Chippenham train station, or nine miles to Bath Spa, both on the mainline from London Paddington and both served by First Great Western (


If you’re planning more than a two-night stay, wheels will be handy for exploring the Cotswolds, nearby Chippenham and Bath. Park for free on site at the hotel, which also has valet parking.


There is a helipad within the extensive grounds at Lucknam Park for guests arriving by chopper; please notify staff at the time of booking.


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Smith & Family  Parent Panel reviews

Every property featured in the Smith & Family collection – including Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa – has been selected and approved by parents.

Smith & Family

The Guestbook  Smith member reviews

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith & Family hotel, we'll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what real-life family guests had to say about Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa in the Guestbook below.


Stayed on

We loved

The peace and tranquility. The amazing views across the bay to the Volcano. The restaurant - small but lovely with fresh produce used daily. The staff - always attentive but not obtrusive.

Don’t expect

Loud, raucous music. Easy access (lots of stairs),

Rating: 8/10 stars


Stayed on

We loved

The spa, equestrian facilities, the afternoon tea.

Don’t expect

Modern rooms that are in any way temperature controlled (we found ours so hot overnight that we had to open all the windows).

Rating: 6/10 stars


Stayed on

We loved

The property.

Don’t expect

A large hotel.

Rating: 8/10 stars


Stayed on

We loved

Service was attentive friendly and warm and the staff in the brasserie were brilliant and friendly Beauty of the place, surroundings and spa Spa was excellent, all clean modern facilities and well maintained Brasserie food was great and not expensive Room was decorated nice Wifi was 1st class

Don’t expect

Strange no tea and coffee facilities in the room, most similar hotels have Nespresso machines Afternoon tea was expensive for what it was 1 plug socket free in the room.. It's 2015?! And people expect them beside beds now

Rating: 8/10 stars