The Ethorpe Hotel (Gerrards Cross)
The Ethorpe Hotel (Gerrards Cross) at a glance
Boasting exposed beams, open fires and snug corners for a quiet meal, the genteel Georgian-style Ethorpe Hotel is a former gentleman’s residence located in the upmarket town of Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire. London can be reached within half an hour while the area surrounding Gerrards Cross offers a wealth of walking opportunities and other leisure attractions.
Located just outside the M25, Gerrards Cross is a superb springboard for those who love the countryside. Miles of nearby public rights of way take you through Buckinghamshire’s attractive surroundings, including the Chiltern Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The larger towns of Beaconsfield and Uxbridge are both less than 15 minutes drive.
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|Pets||Pets are not allowed.|
|Accepted Credit Cards||American Express, Visa, Euro/Mastercard, Maestro, Solo, Switch. The hotel reserves the right to pre-authorise credit cards prior to arrival.|
|Bar/Lounge||On-site bar & lounge|
|Restaurant||Pub restaurant on-site|
|Wheelchair Access||Wheelchair access to the hotel|
|Free Wi-Fi||Unlimited free Wi-Fi available|
|Television||Flat-screen digital TV|
|Free Parking||Ample on-site free parking|
|Tea & Coffee Making Facilities||In-room tea & coffee making facilities|
|Telephone Facilities||In-room telephone facilities|
Weddings at The Ethorpe
The hotel function room can cater for up to 50 people, ideal for weddings, christenings, business meetings and events. With our convenient location at the heart of Gerrards Cross, superb in-house catering and well equipped bedrooms, we can make sure you enjoy the occasion.
The ideal hotel for excursions to London
A mere 30 minute direct train ride to London Waterloo means guests at the Ethorpe can relax in the affluent village of Gerrards Cross yet enjoy easy access to all the shopping, attractions, shows and museums that London has to offer. The growth of Gerrards Cross in the Edwardian era owes much to the establishment of the direct rail link in 1906, when the village prospered as a commuter base for wealthy business commuters.
Discover the natural beauty of Buckinghamshire
For a leisure break, The Ethorpe Hotel is perfectly located to explore this quintessentially English county, with rolling hills, areas of outstanding natural beauty, the Thames Path, the ancient Ridgeway, and spectacular country houses.
Free Parking for guests
With ample car parking adjacent to the hotel, parking is never a problem at the Ethorpe Hotel, and our quiet location on Packhorse Road at the heart of Gerrards Cross means that the shops and local amenities are just a short walk away. The train station is just a two minute walk, with direct links to London Marylebone.
How to get here
We are conveniently located just 5 miles from the junction of the M40 and M25 Junction 16. Heathrow Airport is only 20 minutes away. To find us by satnav, use the postcode SL9 8HX.
Dating back to the late 1800s, The Ethorpe Hotel is a former gentleman’s residence, once home to a wealthy family and their domestic staff, converted to a hotel in 1923 with the sale of the Ethorpe Estate. Two storeys in height with an impressive portico front entrance, its stuccoed villa appearance reflects its early 19th century origins and with its white painted walls the hotel retains the genteel “Brighton of Bucks” character of Gerrards Cross. Architect Robert Muir designed the alterations and extensions to the hotel in an Arts and Crafts style.
The hotel reflects much of the Edwardian development of the village after the rail link to London was established in 1906, as the area became popular with the upper-classes seeking an escape from London, firmly establishing Gerrards Cross as a desirable commuter village on the edge of the Chilterns.
The town retains a certain air of exclusivity today. Some of the highest house prices in the country are found here, largely due to its excellent links to London – train time into Marylebone station is just thirty minutes.
The name of Gerrards Cross is relatively new, being given in 1859 when pieces of the parishes of Chalfont St Peter, Fulmer, Iver, Langley Marish and Upton were merged to form a new parish. The village was named after the Gerrard family who owned a manor house here in the early 17th century.
The area’s advantageous location, though, has been recognised for centuries. Bulstrode Camp, just west of Gerrards Cross Common, is the largest Iron Age hill fort in Buckinghamshire, and extensive Roman pottery finds around the village point to Roman habitation. The current A40 lies on the 18th century turnpike road from London to Oxford, but the highway dates back to medieval times. Bulstrode House, now in private hands, was once the home of the infamous ‘Hanging Judge Jeffreys’.
Today, Gerrards Cross retains much of its historic charm thanks to sensitive planning, and The Ethorpe Hotel stands at the heart of the community.
About Gerrards Cross
From a quiet Buckinghamshire retreat to the county’s most desirable location, Gerrards Cross is popular with wealthy commuters keen to take advantage of quick and easy links into London and close proximity to the attractive countryside of ‘beechy Bucks’.
The town is edged by Gerrards Cross Common which, in turn, borders Bulstrode Park – a large park and mansion dating back to the Norman conquest. The town’s distinctive parish church consists of a Byzantine-style dome, Chinese-looking turrets and an Italianate Campanile with the main part of the building clad in yellow brick. With a strong community feel, Gerrards Cross retains attractive shops, cafes and restaurants along with good local amenities.
The hotel makes an ideal base to explore the many major visitor attractions and historic sites within easy reach of Gerrards Cross.
Wembley Stadium (10 miles)
Just 20 minutes away via a direct rail link, Wembley Stadium is the second largest in Europe and home to England’s national team. It also hosts major concerts and other world-class events.
Central London (20 miles)
Trains to Marylebone take 30 minutes – from there you can walk directly into Regent’s Park, home to London Zoo. Or head for the big name shops that throng Oxford Street, the museums and galleries of Kensington or the theatres, restaurants and cultural district of London’s West End.
Windsor Castle (9 miles)
The Queen’s weekend retreat is the oldest occupied fortress in the world. Its extravagant state rooms include the King’s Dressing Room, an area decorated with some of the most impressive Renaissance paintings in the royal collection. Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House and St George’s Chapel are just two other areas that can also be explored.
Chiltern Open Air Museum (3 miles)
With historic buildings dating from the medieval to the modern, Chiltern Open Air Museum in nearby Chalfont lets the entire family experience life in the Chilterns across the centuries.
Odds Farm Park (7 miles)
Fun, play and education, Odds Farm Park is an adventure for kids of all ages with ever-changing hands-on activities and demonstrations.
Cliveden (9 miles)
Once the venue for lavish society entertaining during the early 20th century, the Astor family hosted film stars, politicians and world leaders at this spectacular Palladian mansion sits on the banks of the Thames at Taplow. While the house is now a hotel, the glorious gardens have been restored by the National Trust, offering breathtaking views from The Parterre, riotous displays of colour in The Long Garden and miles of woodland paths to explore.
Chiltern Hills (3 miles)
Designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Chiltern Hills covers a wide area of Buckinghamshire, with nearby Chalfont St Peter among the towns and villages. Guests at the Ethorpe Hotel are ideally located to explore the wealth of footpaths, cycle routes, bridleways and picnic spots that The Chilterns has to offer.
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