Hotels to Visit
There are a wide range of hotels to visit by helicopter, to either stay or simply pop in for lunch and a sandwich. The Hotels listed below provide you with some ideas of where you might like to fly and the facilities they can provide. There is also some basic information on how to find them and the helipad or landing site. Remember that all these sites are PPR, so if you are qualified to fly in then you should give them a call before setting out. Some of these hotels are not licensed for commercial flights in to them, so if you need one of our pilots to take you there give us a call to explore whether this is possible. All the hotels below have a link to their website so you can easily make contact with them and pre-book your lunch, room or perhaps a relaxing treatment where they have a spa. We hope you enjoy flying to these hotels and would love to hear about your trips to them, so we can feature them in Rotortalk. We shall be adding to the list regularly, so there will be plenty of choice. Enjoy.
Mallory Court Hotel
Tel: 01926 330124
Helipad Co-ordinates: Lat: N52 15'45 / Long: W001 31'86
Mallory Court is a beautiful Country House Hotel in Warwickshire and the West Midlands and has many accolades including “Conde Naste Best Hotel 2009”. It has two restaurants, a fine dining Michelin Star classic restaurant and a 1 Red Rosette Brasserie. It has 30 bedrooms, conference facilities, etc. It is situated in 14 acres, has easy approaches and a purpose built helipad. A PPR call should be made to ensure its availability or to obtain an alternate grassed are landing site.
A visit might include:
· Morning coffee / afternoon tea
· Lunch )
) choice of Restaurants
· Dinner )
· Ideally an overnight stay
All guests are made welcome. Visitors frequently arrive by helicopter. It should not be used for pure training sorties (ie rotors running touch downs etc).
Buckland Tout-Saints Hotel
Telephone: 01548 853055
Helipad Co-ordinates: Lat: N50 17'65 / Long: W003 44'25
Buckland Tout-Saints is a beautiful Country House Hotel which is a 17th Century William & Mary manor house set in 5 acres of grounds. It has a 2 Red Rosette restaurant, extensive conference/function facilities and 16 bedrooms. It is set in beautiful rural Devon countryside and is set in its own valley. The approach is via a tree lined route to a grass helipad in front of the hotel. The arrival is safe but required care and consideration should be given to neighbouring properties on the approach and at the back of the hotel site.
A visit might include:
· Morning coffee / afternoon tea
· Lunch )
) Restaurant or outside terrace
· Dinner )
· Ideally an overnight stay
All guests are made welcome. Visitors frequently arrive by helicopter. It should not be used for purely training sorties (ie rotors running touch downs etc).
Brockencote Hall (Worcestershire)
Country House Hotel & Restaurant
Telephone: 01562 777876
Brockencote Hall Hotel is a peaceful luxury retreat, tucked away amid some of England’s finest countryside and heritage.
The Victorian country manor house hotel is set in 70 acres of beautiful parkland, complete with a scenic lake and in the distance, a gentle glimpse of the famed Malvern Hills.
Well established as one of the finest luxury Hotels and Restaurants in Worcestershire, Brockencote Hall has won a host of awards including three AA red stars for the levels of comfort and hospitality, alongside two AA Rosettes for its outstanding cuisine. The dining experience is enhanced by panoramic rural views across the estate and a superb wine cellar.
Arrow Mill Hotel (Warwickshire) Lat/Long N52 12'17 W001 52'87
Arrow OS 150 084 561
Telephone: 01789 762 419
Berwick Lodge (Filton-Bristol)
Telephone: (0)117 958 1590
Location :- N51º 31.4’ W002º 38.1’.
1Nm from Filton (EGTG) 09 threshold 284º radial. Land SE of fountain
Elevation: 213’ amsl
PPR required. Telephone hotel concierge with callsign & ETA on:- +44 117 958 1580
Bibury Court Hotel (Gloucestershire)
Telephone: 01285 740337
Telephone: 01666 890 391
Location: OS 162 (SO) 844 948
Dating back to the 14th century, Calcot Manor is more than a country house hotel set in over 220 acres of Cotswolds meadowland. In our grounds, you’ll find lots to do and see during your stay.
There are 35 individually designed rooms to choose from, including suites for couples and accommodation for families. Choose from The Gumstool Inn for pub meals or The Conservatory Restaurant for finer cuisine. For well-being and relaxation, Calcot Spa offers fabulous facilities and classic treatments and The Barn with its meeting rooms, spacious courtyards and facilities is perfect for business events, weddings and entertaining.
Loved by the locals and cherished by guests, Calcot Manor is a friendly place that guarantees everyone a warm welcome. We just want you to enjoy yourself, be yourself and please yourself. After all, that’s what staying somewhere special should be all about.
Charingworth Manor Hotel (Gloucestershire)
A veritable oasis of calm and tranquillity, this 14th century manor house with cosy rooms, log fires, leisure spa, tennis court and helicopter pad has a delightful countryside setting.
Historic Charingworth Manor is situated in attractive gardens on a large private estate at the heart of beautiful, rolling Cotswolds countryside. This is a perfect location for exploring the very best of the region, from Stratford-upon-Avon to Warwick Castle, and quintessential Cotswold villages like Chipping Campden and Broadway.
Lat/Long- N5203.3 W00142.7
OS 151 (SP) 198397
Landing information: Land in H in 10 acre field SW of Hotel. Caution LL Mill Jet activiy.
Cowley, Nr Cheltenham
Telephone: 01242 80 900
Cowley Manor is a contemporary-chic country house hotel which sits in the glorious Cotswold countryside surrounded by 55 acres of parkland, woods and meadows. The famous gardens feature several natural springs, a series of lakes and Victorian cascades.
Cowley Manor opened in 2002 and its award-winning design and architecture combined to pioneer a new wave of contemporary country house hotels. With emphasis on comfort, service and very few rules, Cowley Manor is the ideal place to relax, unwind and indulge in the heart of the British countryside.
Built at the turn of the last century, the privately-owned Cricklade has been tastefully restored and carefully extended. Perhaps the most impressive addition is the magnificent Victorian style glass conservatory which runs the full length of the original building, making the most of the hotel's elevated position, with wonderful panoramic views over Wiltshire countryside.
Lat/Long- N5221.0 W00108.8
OS 163(SU) 088931
Landing information: Land on H on hard pa 50m S of Hotel. Do Not land facing S due to adjacent raised lawn. Cables 300m NE.
VISIT CRICKLADE HOTEL; www.crickladehotel.co.uk
Grafton Manor Hotel (Worcestershire) Lat/Long N52 19'18 W002 05'42
Telephone: 01527 579007
Lake Vyrnwy Hotel (Mid wales)
Telephone: 01691 870692
The Lygon Arms (Worcestershire) Lat/Long N52 05'02 W001 52'08
Broadway OS 150 096 377
Telephone: 01386 852255
Salford Hall Hotel (Worcestershire)
Nestled amid tranquil gardens, this romantic Tudor manor is ideally located in Shakespeare country, within easy reach of Henley-in-Arden, historic Kenilworth, Warwick Castle and the Cotswolds.
Lat/Long: N52º08.9 W001 53.9
150 (SP) 068500
Landing information: Land in the field next to the Hotel.
The Greenway Hotel & Spa
Telephone: 01242 862352
Located on the outskirts of the Regency town of Cheltenham, The Greenway is a 16th Century luxury Elizabethan Manor House Hotel and Spa. The hotel, with its warm Cotswold stone exterior draped in ivy, is the picture of English country charm and lies in eight acres of stunning grounds with views over the rolling Cotswold Hills.
The grandfather clock ticks as you enter through stone archways into a beautiful entrance hall with wooden floors, an open fire and a décor of soft golds and honeys. Your welcome is warm and genuine and you begin to unwind in the relaxing atmosphere of our country house retreat.
Location: OS 163 (SO) 920 177
N51º 51.4’ W002 06'9
The Mount Somerset Hotel and Spa,
Telephone: Tel: 01823 442 500
The Mount Somerset Hotel and Spa is a stunning Georgian country house hotel, set in four acres of beautiful grounds. This grand dame of a building sits high upon her mount, cradled in between the Quantock and Blackdown Hills, affording guests some of the best views in Somerset.
Location: OS 193 (ST) 273 231
N50º 59.9’ W003 02'2
Wyck Hill House (Gloucestershire)
Telephone: 01451 831 936
Love Lady Shield Hotel (Cumbria)
This elegant Georgian Country House Hotel stands on the former site of a 13th century convent on the banks of the River Nent, which nestles in the foothills of Alston Moor.
There are 3 acres of secluded gardens in which to sit and relax whilst enjoying the unspoilt views of the surrounding countryside.
Lat/Long: N5448.7 W00222.5
86 (NY) 757463
Landing information: Land in the field at the rear of the Hotel.
VISIT LOVE LADY SHIELD HOTEL: www.lovelady.co.uk
Red Lion Country Inn (Hampshire)
The Red Lion Country Inn is located in a beautiful traditional English rural setting just on the edge of the Hampshire town of Andover.
Lat/Long: N5114.6 W00132.8
185 (SU) 319485
Landing information: H in 1/4 acre field within 1acre site alongside car park. Small copse adjecent to road to E. Cables 500m NNE
VISIT RED LION COUNRTY INN: www.theredlion.co.uk
Hartwell House (Buckinghamshire)
Hartwell House is a magnificent stately home standing in ninety acres of landscaped parkland. It has forty-six bedrooms and suites and several elegant and spacious reception rooms with outstanding decorative ceilings and panelling, antique furniture and fine paintings. Hartwell House is owned and was restored by Historic House Hotels who also owns Middlethorpe Hall in York and Bodysgallen Hall in North Wales.
Lat/Long: N5148.2 W00218.
1665 (SP) 796124
Landing information: Large white H in lawned area 80m from SW corner of Hotel. Some adjecent trees. APP> NE. Cables 1200m NE
VISIT HARTWELL HOUSE: www.hartwell-house.com
Combe Grove Manor Hotel (Bath)
Relax and unwind in the prestigious woodland estate. Barcelo Combe Grove Manor and Country Club, a Premium Hotel, nestles in 69 acres with 25 miles of views overlooking the breathtaking Limpley Stoke Valley. Just a couple of miles outside the historic spa city of Bath, immerse yourself in extensive facilities complimented by a range of both modern and traditional accommodation combined with award winning food, great service and a relaxed atmosphere.
Lat/Long: N5121.6 W00219.2
172 (ST) 772625
Landing information: Land on level grass field behind N of Hotel. Cables 900m SW
VISIT COMBE GROVE HOTEL: www.barcelohotels.co.uk
The Gibbon Bridge Hotel (Lancashire)
Gibbon Bridge has been converted into a unique place to visit and one which is constantly adapting to meet the changing needs of the discerning guest.
Lat/Long- N5352.6 W00354.7
102 (SD) 637424
Landing information: Land on H on concrete pad and windsock in large open grass 50m x 150m. Caution single large tree 30m SW
VISIT THE GIBBON BRIDGE HOTEL; www.gibbon-bridge.co.uk
Rowton Hall Hotel (Chester) an elegant Georgian Manor House, built in 1779. Rowton Hall is a beautiful Country House retreat set amidst 8 acres of award winning gardens and pastureland. Located in the heart of the Cheshire countryside, just 3 miles from the Roman City of Chester.
This magnificent hotel is full of character and charm and is
renowned for a warm, country house welcome with
personal attention at all times.
Lat/Long- N5310.2 W00249.9
117 (SJ) 481542
Landing information: Land on law immediately to SW of Hotel. Caution trees and bushes etc.
VISIT ROWTON HALL HOTEL; www.rowtonhall.co.uk
Lumley Castle Hotel (Durham)
Standing proud for more than 600 years, the magnificent spectacle of Lumley Castle dominates the County Durham landscape. Surrounded by beautiful parklands overlooking the River Wear and Durham County Cricket Ground, Lumley Castle is a magnificent monument to a bygone age of chivalry and honour.
Lat/Long- N5451.2 W00133.2
Landing information: Land on H marked on large lawned are between Hotel and Golf co. Caution surrounding trees.
VISIT LUMLEY CASTLE HOTEL; www.lumleycastle.com
Woodland Manor Hotel (Bedfordshire)
Woodlands Manor is a secluded grade ll listed manor house set in acres of wooded grounds and gardens. Woodlands Manor is situated only 2 miles from the centre of Bedford, being easily accessible from the M1.
Lat/Long- N5217.3 W00142.3
Landing information: Land on lawn 28m x 31m on W side of Hotel. Caution nearby 25ft trees and cables 400m SW and 700m SE. Call BEFORD 124.40
VISIT WOODLAND MANOR HOTEL: www.woodlandmanorhotel.co.uk
Hellindon Lakes Hotel (Northamptonshire)
The Hellidon Lakes Hotel Golf and Country Club offers you a unique holiday experience, with the highest standards of accommodation, cuisine and recreation.
Lat/Long; 151 (SP) 506582
Landing information: Land on grass area immediately E of Hotel. Caution high mast 400m SE.
VISIT HELLINDON LAKE HOTEL: www.qhotels.co.uk/hellidonlakes
Ashdown Park Hotel (Surrey)
Ashdown Park is a beautiful country house hotel set in the heart of the Ashdown Forest in East Sussex.
Offering luxurious accommodation, excellent food, extensive gardens and parkland, and superb leisure facilities including an 18-hole golf course and spa, it’s a delightful place to relax and unwind. Whether you’re planning a short break, romantic weekend or wedding or meeting seminar, Ashdown Park offers the perfect setting.
Lat/Long; N5104.1 E00002.4
187 (TQ) 432322
Landing information: Land on 0.5 acres lawn in front of Hotel. Caution trees. Ring Concierge for landing permission.
VISIT ASHDOWN PARK HOTEL; www.ashdownpark.co.uk
Farringford Hotel (Isle of Wright)
Once the home of Alfred Lord Tennyson, Farringford has retained many of its period features, while providing the facilities and comfort that one would expect today.
Lat/Long; N5040.3 W00131.6
096 (SZ) 336861
Landing information: Land on putting green at front of the Hotel. Caution some local trees. Cables 1km NNE.
VISIT FARRINGFORD HOTEL; www.farringford.co.uk
Hob Green Hotel (North Yorkshire)
Sat in the heart of Yorkshire, with its dramatic scenery, picturesque Dales villages, market towns and East Coast seaside, the hotel provides an ideal base to explore Yorkshie, rich with stately homes, treasure houses and historic National Trust buildings.
Lat/Long; N5404.4 W00134.5
Landing information: Land on front lawn of the Hotel. Caution ha-ha between adjoining field. Some local trees. Cables 90m and 1400m SE.
VISIT HOB GREEN HOTEL; www.hobgreen.com