Originally the land and estate belonged to the Bishop of Ely way back in the 12th century. Its historical significance continued throughout later centuries because of its tranquil setting combined with a location offering good access to London meaning the house was valued by decision-makers and influential men.
In the 18th century the former mansion was demolished and the one we see today slightly altered in its position to enjoy better views. Landscaping followed providing the truly unique and beautiful setting restored to its former glory in 2018. The desire was to create an Arcadian paradise of teasing views, waterfalls, bridges and peaceful pools which visitors to Ponsborne can still enjoy when they walk out of the hotel. The restoration project of 2018 sought to return the house and grounds to their original splendour offering a really special setting for guests to enjoy.
The grounds at Ponsbourne are accessible to all visitors. Savour the traditional style of the hotel fused with 21st-century luxury before escaping to the timeless atmosphere of gently manicured lawns accompanied by the gentle babble of running water. The grounds are a chance to relax and unwind with private dining pods for those who really can’t drag themselves away from the views or tea and dinner available on the terrace.
We aim to make the Ponsbourne experience truly inclusive backdrop so if you have any special access requirements that we have not already thought of then please ask our helpful staff for advice.