Home / The House
Explore the House & Gardens
If you haven’t visited Ashridge House, then take our virtual tour for a taste of its grandeur and historic ambiance. Immerse yourself in the rich heritage of the house and explore our elegant reception rooms, each with its own character and the choice of versatile event spaces. Then take a stroll in the landscaped gardens and see a little of our tranquil 190 acre grounds.Explore Ashridge House
Discover the story
With 700 years of fascinating history, there’s a palpable sense of heritage at the heart of Ashridge House. Originally a monastery, it became a royal residence for both Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. It has been a private house for long periods, as well as a military hospital during both World Wars. It has also been a ladies’ finishing school and is now, of course, a world-class venue steeped in wonderful history.Our History
With 190 en suite bedrooms at your disposal, Ashridge House offers superb flexibility. Each one is comfortably furnished and well-appointed with all the facilities you’ll need for a comfortable stay. Amongst those are 11 Brownlow Lodges, our spacious executive suites offering luxury en suite bathrooms, king-size beds, contemporary styling and fabulous views over the grounds.
Our award-winning cuisine is a key part of the Ashridge House experience. Using seasonal, locally sourced ingredients, our talented chefs create a delicious choice of dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. And at the end of the day, unwind in our atmospheric bar over drinks. For private dining, relax and let our chefs create an innovative fine dining menu to make any special occasion a delicious one too.
Relax & unwind
Ashridge House offers superb rest and relaxation facilities to refresh mind, body and soul. With a swimming pool, sauna, steam room and hot tub, as well as a well-equipped gym and squash courts. Outside, you’ll find tennis courts, croquet lawn, scenic running and biking trails through our 190 acre grounds, plus a pitch and putt course.Ashridge House Leisure
Ashridge House is a tranquil retreat set in 190 acres of parkland, but it’s just moments from the national rail and road network. Convenient for London, its airports and the Midlands, we also offer a courtesy transport service to nearby Berkhamsted Railway Station (Euston 40 minutes). Complete with extensive on-site parking, you’ll find Ashridge House is perfectly located in every way.Find Us