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Always innovating, a breath of fresh air for business


A unique collection of hotels and spas, with a championship golf course, cookery school and a historic pub too.


Bringing people together is our thing and we’ve a loyal client base who host their meetings and events with us year on year. We’ve won some of the big awards for meeting and events venues in the UK and best of all we are proud to be a B Corp; the UK’s first hotel group to become B Corp accredited.

Situated in some of England’s most picturesque market towns, our properties are steeped in history, and we celebrate the fact that not one of our properties is the same.

From the raffish reputation of Lainston House, glamorous goings-on the quintessential The Manor House to the unanticipated formal Japanese gardens at Fanhams Hall, we’re proud that their histories cannot be replicated, and each property is a one off.

Whether it’s for VIPs, a discreet board level retreat or a big bash to reward an entire organisation, we’ve plenty of room for business and acres of space to get the conversation flowing.

We’re privileged to have a role in preserving these historic buildings and their stories while also looking forward to the future; encouraging people to visit for a stay or just a day and creating new legacies and lasting memories.

Exclusive Collection is a breath of fresh air, where you can throw open your mind and body to the possibilities of your own perfect contentment.

Our hotels

Exclusive Collection is a privately owned group of hotels with a reputation for putting a contemporary edge in to some of England’s classic country-house destinations.

Histories cannot be replicated and traditions evolve with the times.

Bagshot, Surrey

Fast Facts

Heathrow Airport 25 minutes

Gatwick Airport 45 minutes

124 bedrooms

20 event spaces, max capacity

240 on rounds and 200 theatre style

Michelin starred restaurant

Award-winning spa

Extensive team and individual sports facilities

Indulge in the best, be at your best, release your potential.

Construction for the country house commenced in 1849 with additions made in 1880, 1935 and in recent years too in order to assert the hotel and spa as one of the best destinations for elite performers in both sport and business.

Set within 120 acres of Surrey parkland the hotel also has stunning terraced formal gardens that are inspired by Château de Villandry in Tours.

Pennyhill Park is a highlight for food lovers with award-winning Michelin starred dining in Latymer, glorious afternoon teas and hyperlocal casual dining in Hillfield restaurant & bar where you can enjoy ‘farm-to-fork’ dining from Surrey’s growers, producers, and artisan makers.

What’s special in our neck of the woods

The Earl and Countess of Wessex and Forfar are our neighbours. While you won’t get access to their home, Hampton Court Palace is a former royal residence and palace that is versed in creating amazing event and incentive experiences.

Exquisite Michelin-starred dining and an impressive spa with eight pools and a Romanstyle suite of heat rooms are the centrepiece of this country house hotel which exudes a buzzy relaxed vibe.

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Going to town

Train: London Waterloo 45 minutes

Drive : Central London 60 minutes

Take tea

Sarah Frankland is our Executive Chef and leads a team of 10 driven pastry-pros. Sarah was a finalist in big hit TV show Bake Off: The Professionals - the pinnacle of patisserie!

Draw a bath

Pennyhill Park is renowned for its bathrooms and even has a horizontal shower. We’ve a hot tub big enough for a whole rugby team of 15 people in our Twickenham Suite! Coming soon we’re going alfresco with swanky cabañas complete with bateau baths, stocked fridges and terraces.


Horsham, Sussex

Fast Facts

Gatwick Airport 25 minutes

Heathrow Airport 50 minutes

88 bedrooms

12 event spaces, max capacity

130 on rounds and 170 theatre style

Award-winning restaurants

44,000 sq ft spa

93 acres

Switch off from the everyday and switch on your senses.


South Lodge started out as a modest dwelling with Jacobean style developments made in 1883. In 2018, a world class spa was added to create an immersive destination for guest to experience a full digital detox. Built with the environment in mind, the 44,000 sq ft leisure facility boasts a wild swimming pool, indoor pool, treatment rooms, spin studio and outdoor hydrotherapy pool. The spa is a regular recipient of awards and accolades from both UK and European accreditations.

With 93 acres to roam amongst, as well as the largest single Rhododendron in England, we’ve recently partnered with our neighbour Ridgeview Wine Estate to grow our own vineyard in the grounds. In the next 18 months we are adding an assortment of newly built waterside lodges as part of our accommodation offering at South Lodge which will boast the highest of sustainability standards.

What’s special in our neck of the woods

Glyndebourne is a tradition like no other and is a short transfer from the hotel. Glyndebourne is one of the most celebrated opera houses in the world. It’s flagship summer programme brings together the world’s best operatic performers, a strictly black-tie affair, guests are encouraged to picnic in the gardens before the performances commence.

Going to town

Train: London Victoria 45 minutes

Drive : Central London 90 minutes

Take tea

Head to The Drawing Room with undisturbed views across the rolling hills of the South Downs, a protected area of outstanding natural beauty.

Draw a bath

Bathrooms are a big thing for our brand but at South Lodge we suggest you bathe instead of taking a bath. Head outside to the 18-metre natural heated wild swimming pool for an experience to remember.

With spectacular views of West Sussex’s South Downs, South Lodge brings the great traditions of a country house stay up to date with today’s pacey, digital world.

Castle Combe, Wiltshire

Fast Facts

Heathrow Airport 90 minutes

Gatwick Airport 120 minutes

50 bedrooms

4 event spaces, max capacity 100 on rounds and 100 theatre style

Michelin starred restaurant

The Full Glass Bar with more than 180 gin varieties 18-hole championship golf course

Let us sweep you off your feet in our idyllic countryside retreat, like no other.


After World War II the hotel became established as a hotel and drew a glamorous crowd who were drawn to the quintessential style of the authentic English manor house.

Now boasting a championship golf course, the hotel has a loyal following of country pursuit purists who are drawn to the charm of Castle Combe and the surrounding Cotswolds. It’s another of our hotels with Michelin starred dining and down the road we have our own pub too, The Castle Inn.

The hotel is packed with intricate craftsmanship of yesteryears’ artisans and many of our bedrooms feature four poster beds and our signature big bathroom experiences.

What’s special in our neck of the woods

Stonehenge, a world heritage site and prehistoric monument dating back 4,000 years is close by, as well as the quirkiest event; Tetbury’s Woolsack Races. Dating back to the 17th century and covering 240 yards with a 60lb sack of wool, this event celebrates the market town’s past as a major wool producer in the 16th century.

Going to town

Train: London Paddington 45 minutes

Drive : Central London 120 minutes

Take tea

If you want a little gin-spiration at tea-time, head to The Full Glass Bar which has more than 180 different gins! We’ll help pair tea-time treats with gin and as it’s here that Margaret Thatcher wrote her memoirs, we’re sure the tipple-tattle will quickly flow amongst your group!

The hotel is built on land that was once the site of a former Norman Castle. The original manor has been re-modelled with a particular big project taking place between 1826 and 1830.

Winchester, Hampshire

Fast Facts

Heathrow Airport 50 minutes

Gatwick Airport 80 minutes

50 bedrooms

8 event spaces, max capacity 120 on rounds and 140 theatre style

Award-winning dining

Season cookery school

63 acres for activities

For the explorers, the food lovers and the do differently-ers.

Later in the 17th century there are yet further tales of bigamy and scandals in well to do society! A lot has changed in what’s acceptable over these last 300-years but many of Lainston’s original architectural features are still in existence. If walls could talk… we wouldn’t need TikTok!

It’s the same outside too; we’ve a 600-yearold Holm Oak, 1,000-year-old chapel and our very own apple orchard which features 20+ heritage varieties. Our mile long avenue of Lime trees, planted in 1716, still frame our guests’ welcome up the house.

Lainston’s architectural heritage is very much intact, and we’ve made the most our 4-acre walled garden by creating a large space for events and entertaining. We’ve even got a cookery school which is a huge draw for foodies and some of Britain’s best loved chefs and bakers.

What’s special in our neck of the woods... Woods, woods and more woods! On our doorstep is The New Forest, one of the largest unenclosed tracks of pasture, heathland and forest in the South of England.

Head out to Winchester, whose cathedral granted the town official ‘City’ status or go even bigger with a trip to the UK’s sailing capital – The Solent. The Solent is fabled for its nautical history; from the Mary Rose, a 1511 boat from King Henry VIII’s reign that has been salvaged, to INEOS Britannia’s Team headquarters and their ambitions for the America’s Cup.

Going to town

Train: London Waterloo 60 minutes Drive : Central London 120 minutes

Take tea

On the terraces with sweeping views down the mile-long Lime tree avenue.

Draw a bath

Many of our rooms boast roll top baths. In early the 1900s plumbing in the home began to catch on. As running water became a standard feature in the home, people started to invest in having a bathtub in their home. The roll top tubs that were first adopted by the wealthy and upper classes were free standing and raised in the centre of a room to showcase wealth.

Our Hampshire hotel sizzles with rumours and intrigue and was even reportedly the home of King Charles II and his mistress!

Ascot, Berkshire

Fast Facts

Heathrow Airport 15 minutes Gatwick Airport 45 minutes

66 bedrooms

11 event spaces, max capacity 150 on rounds and 200 theatre style

Local flavours

Energy zone, snacks and games 15 acres of landscaped grounds

A home from home, to make your own.


Lady Mary Churchill, one of the first residents, was daughter of the Prime Minister Sir Robert Walpole. It could be said that decision making runs through the lifeblood of the hotel!

The hotel has earned a reputation as a business bolthole, a retreat for senior leaders who want a hasty escape from London. The small 15 acre estate offers manicured lawns, sun-drenched terraces for alfresco thinking and 11 modern meeting rooms designed with the hybrid worker in mind. During the hight of summer, the hotel becomes a focal point for the racing fraternity who are in town for Royal Ascot as the big ideas and straight talking of the business world is swapped for big brims and Morning suits.

What’s special in our neck of the woods Windsor Castle, royal residence and the resting place of HM Queen Elizabeth II, is a few miles away.

In summer Royal Ascot is an event like no other; marked in tradition and with a strict dress code to keep the standards high and hemlines low! Its colourful, loud, and fast paced fabulousness.

Going to town

Train: London Waterloo 50 minutes

Drive : Central London 80 minutes

Take tea

In the grounds with an exclusive afternoon tea overlooking the gardens.

Sitting in a Royal Borough, Royal Berkshire was built in 1705 and has passed through a long line of the Churchill family.

Ware, Hertfordshire

Fast Facts

Stansted Airport 30 minutes

Heathrow Airport 60 minutes

77 bedrooms

12 event spaces, max capacity 120 on rounds and 130 theatre style

Event focused dining Energy Zone

Landscaped historic gardens

A moment to remember, an estate you’ll never forget.

The hotel was built as a private house in the 18th century, enlarged 100 years later and the new footprint of the building was encased in stone to make it look like a Jacobean style country house. The interiors are Arts and Craft style and its historic Long Gallery and Great Hall make for breathtaking spaces for dinners or meetings.

Under the ownership of Lady Brocket, from 1934 – 1949, the grounds were transformed with a focus on Japanese horticulture. Her ornamental lakes, choice of maples and the ‘Fuji-yama Mound’ are still present along with a Japanese tea house.

The Queen Anne style architecture and beautiful grounds lends itself to filming and with Elstree Studios and Warner Bros Studio a stone’s throw away the hotel has a growing movie clientele, as well as a long reputation for hosting business wizards too.

What’s special in our neck of the woods

Knebworth House, family home to the Lytton Cobbold family, is a Grade II listed treasure trove and a spectacular setting for a private group dinner. If Quidditch and remembralls are your thing, then muggles and hotel guests are always welcomed at Warner Bros Studio Tour London to explore the wonders of the Wizarding World.

Going to town

Train London Liverpool St 45 minutes

Drive Central London 60 minutes

Take tea

Go authentic with a Japanese tea ceremony in the Japanese gardens and the pavilion.

Fanhams Hall is a Jacobean mansion, just north of London and in the Hertfordshire countryside.

History &

The gardens at The Manor House

Enjoy dinner in one of Winston Churchill’s favourite retreats, a meeting in a 14th century Manor or get physical in England’s longest line of lime trees dating back to 1716.

Castle Combe, backdrop to The Manor House was named as England’s prettiest village. It sits in the Cotswolds, an area of outstanding natural beauty and most notably nothing new has been built in this historic village since the 1600s.

We’ve also helped to build new legacies too with Pennyhill Park, the training home to England Rugby, and now a popular destination for elite sports teams.

Our chefs have won major cooking competitions and Michelin stars and we are proud to have a finalist of Bake Off: The Professionals leading our pastry chefs and re-inventing the hotels’ traditions when taking afternoon tea.

Each hotel has its own place in English cultural history and our oldest hotel can be traced back 600 years.
heritage Lime tree avenue at Lainston House
Michelin starred dining at Latymer, Pennyhill Park

Taking care of the future

Being a B Corp means we go beyond sustainability; we take a holistic and conscious view of all elements of our business.


This accreditation is a labour of love for our family owners and has been achieved over the 40 years since we were founded Our MD, Danny Pecorelli, is a figurehead for sustainability in the UK and his passion resonates throughout our team of 700 people.

Exclusive Collection is the UK’s first hotel group to become a B Corp accredited. Didn’t we say that we like to create new legacies?!

Being a B Corp means we go beyond sustainability; we take a holistic and conscious view of all elements of our business. We look at how we sit amongst and support our local communities, we rally around our people and ensure they are well paid and that they receive the development they need to progress their careers.

We look long term at our impact on the planet and have a plan for the 600 or so acres we are guardians of across the collection. We’ve planted a vineyard and we’ve bought back to life many of our estates’ amazing walled vegetable gardens so we can serve our own homegrown produce to our guests.

With so many corporates now working to an ESG framework we can actively show why working with a B Corp accredited business makes sense; and is sense for business.


England is brimming with pomp and circumstance, foibles and follies, a resplendent Royal Family and numerous daily traditions we take for granted.

Great British traditions

We ‘take tea’. We ‘draw a bath’. ‘Going to town’ means a day trip to London and we are all fiercely proud of our own ‘neck of the woods’.

It’s all perfectly sensible to us. And our hotels, with their quirks and oddities, are all fitting locations for sharing these eccentricities with guests!

So much so we’ve even perfected our own language for it too!
23 Draw a bath Take tea Go to town

What’s on


Cheltenham Festival

The Manor House


St. George’s Day

All hotels


The Coronation of King Charles III

Pennyhill Park & Royal Berkshire


South Lodge

Badminton Horse Trials

The Manor House

RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Pennyhill Park & Royal Berkshire

Royal Windsor Horse Show

Royal Berkshire

and where to stay



Trooping the Colour

Pennyhill Park & Royal Berkshire

Wimbledon Tennis Championships

Pennyhill Park & Royal Berkshire

Royal Ascot

Royal Berkshire

Eton Fourth of June

Royal Berkshire


Stonehenge Summer Solstice

The Manor House

Goodwood Festival of Speed

Lainston House & South Lodge


Cowes Week

Lainston House


BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth

Pennyhill Park & Royal Berkshire

Goodwood Revival

Lainston House & South Lodge


Our hotels are living experiences and we strongly believe that no experience should ever be the same.


Committed to B Corp

Our bottled waters are better for the environment; glass has a lower impact when it comes to recycling and the South Downs are on our doorstep thereby minimising transport.

We even collect any water from the half-used bottles in the meeting rooms and bedrooms and transfer it to water butts for use around our estates.

We’re on a mission to save power across our properties with an annual reduction of 4%.

We’ve an emphasis on ensuring we purchase only renewable energy supplies and use environmentally responsible suppliers.

Rather than tablescaping our meetings with unnecessary pads and pens we’ve put them to the back of the room so that they are used on a genuine needs basis rather than a sketchy nice to have.

All our menus highlight the carbon emissions involved in growing and producing them. By educating everyone on the carbon impact of each dish we are seeing informed decisions to actively reduce the footprint of the dishes chosen.

We’ve a focus on growing our own and have created kitchen gardens across our estates. These kitchen gardens have also become a focal point for learning activities and longstanding shared moments, as well as helping the environment.

Where we can we use Olio for any unused food that is left over from events held at our hotels. In the last 6 months, we’ve helped around 200 families with meals from food that would have been unnecessarily sent to waste.

We super charge the daily grind of work with coffee by Mozzo, an artisan roaster and blender who is committed to working directly with trusted farmers and growers. Best of all, any coffee capsules that get used in our bedrooms are fully recyclable.

We’ve also just planted 19,500 vines to form a vineyard in collaboration with Ridgeview Wine Estate at South Lodge. This follows swiftly on from our certification as B Corp and forms part of our wider commitment to pursuing purpose, in the form of both social and environmental goals, as well as economic growth. Ridgeview recently achieved B Corp status too.

Our food is seasonal and British with ingredients sourced from artisans, growers, and suppliers in the counties local to our properties.

Sleep easy

We are using up our shower caps as the impact of fully removing and recycling them is greater than whittling them out of the business!

We’re cutting out single use sewing kits and moving to larger kits that are available upon request with our guest services team.

We’ve jilted the plastic milk jiggers and replaced them with small glass bottles.

The numerous bin liners we change daily in the bedrooms and bathrooms have been switched to being compostable.

Molton Brown, a heritage British brand, is responsible for our guest room amenities and, in our bid to reduce all single use plastic, we use large bottles that can easily be refilled.

Making new legacies

We love our traditions and even more, we love to invent and make new ones. Our hotels are living experiences and we strongly believe that no experience should ever be the same.

Our commitment to every group and guest is to create a stay or a day that is memorable and that gets you talking.

To see if we’re a good fit for your company or group, lets chat and with today’s brilliant technology we can show you around one of the hotels with a Zoom intro to all things Exclusive.

33 Drop us an email and we will find a time when we can start planning and plotting together to make new memories in our exceptional settings. Call +44 (0)1276 478476 Email meetings@exclusive.co.uk www exclusive.co.uk

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