It was such a pleasure to answer your question. Actually, I am a great
enthusiast of secluded private luxury hotels. This is one of the
reasons that I truly enjoy sharing this knowledge with my friends.
I am providing you a list of seven hotels that seem to fit your
requirement. In selecting these hotels, I took into account your
preference. From the two hotels that you mentioned in the question, it
seemed that you are really looking to get away from the hustle and
bustle of London, while at the same time, stay as close to the city as
possible. There are many great luxury hotels near Greater London but I
only selected the hotels that are no more than 37 Miles or 60
All of the seven hotels that I have mentioned here have much in common
with Clivedon and The Waterside Inn, because all of them are world
class establishments located near London. The hotels are listed in the
order of distance to Central London. I have provided an approximate
distance of the hotel from the London city center.
By the way, our good friend ?probonopublico? (see comments) might be
referring to The Monkey Island Hotel near the village of
Bray-on-Thames. Here is the website: http://www.monkeyisland.co.uk
Here are the hotels for your review. I hope that you will like one of
these and find a vacancy.
(Distance to Central London: 21 Miles or 34 Kilometers)
?Exclusive à la carte restaurant, situated in the original mansion
overlooking the lakes and grounds of the estate, for modern and
traditional fare using ingredients from the hotel?s own gardens. The
largest restaurant offers a menu reflecting cuisines from around the
world. Informal family restaurant and bar with wood-burning oven, for
European favorites.? ? Website.
Stoke Park Club
(Distance to Central London: 23 Miles or 37 Kilometers)
?Stoke Park Club with its 27 hole golf course, Stoke Poges, and award
winning spa, SPA SPC, is one of the most special places in the world.
With a recorded history of more than nine hundred years, the 350 acre
estate provides a unique combination of the traditions of a great
members' club and the best of today's sporting, leisure, entertaining
and hotel facilities in one of the most convenient locations in
Britain.? ? Website.
Sir Christopher Wren?s House
(Distance to Central London: 24 Miles or 39 Kilometers)
?Sheltering beneath the ramparts of Windsor Castle, Sir Christopher
Wren's House Hotel enjoys a setting of remarkable beauty on the corner
of Eton Bridge. The 17th Century hotel holds a unique place in English
Heritage. A warm greeting awaits guests to the hotel. The 90 bedrooms
and suites have been sympathetically restored to offer every comfort
and service in a traditional and secluded setting.? ? Website.
(Distance to Central London: 28 Miles or 45 Kilometers)
?From one exceptional setting to the next, you enter the immaculately
furnished hotel where top-end designer fabrics, solid-wood furniture,
original period features and stylish furnishings and artworks have
earned Langshott Manor a first class reputation. The extensive grounds
provide a wonderful outlook and include mature, landscaped gardens
sweeping up to the hotel, and a beautiful ancient moat.? ? Website.
Alexander House Hotel
(Distance to Central London: 32 Miles or 51 Kilometers)
?One of the most exclusive hotels in England, Alexander House Hotel
reflects a bygone era when English country house living was a most
sought after ideal. In the ambience created by its stunning decor,
tasteful furnishing and the splendid works of art, Alexander House
Hotel successfully combines tradition with all the modern-day comforts
and facilities.? ? Website.
(Distance to Central London: 35 Miles or 56 Kilometers)
?This peaceful XVIth century Elizabethan manor in William Robinson?s
Natural English garden is surrounded by a forest, yet only 30 miles
from London. Relax in oak panelled sitting rooms warmed by open log
fires and furnished with antiques. Every bedroom enjoys vistas of the
tranquil gardens. Dine by candlelight, savouring classical British
dishes, home-grown vegetables and fruits, with wines from one of
Britain?s finest cellars.? ? Excerpt from Relais & Chateaux Website.
Red Lion Henley
(Distance to Central London: 37 Miles or 60 Kilometers)
?Since the fifteenth century, travellers - including three Kings of
England - have enjoyed the hospitality of the Red Lion Hotel.
Privately owned by the Miller family, the Red Lion Hotel has been
recently restored and now includes twenty-six bedrooms, restaurant,
bar and facilities for wedding receptions, private dining and business
meetings.? ? Website.
My own knowledge of the hotel industry
Great Places to Stay in Europe ? Dorling Kindersley Travel Guides
Small Luxury Hotels of the World Website
Please clarify if you are not satisfied. I will try my best to locate
a hotel of your choice.