The Ethorpe Hotel
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.
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.
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.