Sopwell House

Cottonmill Lane, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 2HQ, 01727 864477

A luxury country house hotel in Hertfordshire with private hot tub suites.

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What we love heart
  • Mews Suites
  • Private Hot Tubs
  • Stunning Gardens
Sopwell House Overview
  • Indoor Pool
  • Indoor & Outdoor Hot Tubs
  • Saunas
  • Steam Rooms
  • Gym
  • Spa
  • Treatments
  • Bar
  • Omboo Asian Restaurant
  • 24hr Room Service
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Air Conditioning
  • Conference Facilities
  • Civil Ceremonies
  • Hydrotherapy Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Studio

Elegance, sophistication and boutique luxury are cleverly rolled into one inside the Georgian building to bring guests an impressive country house like no other. Sopwell House in St Albans dates back to 1603 and is an exquisite blend of old and new designed to seriously impress. Tucked inside beautiful grounds and 12 acres of countryside, this family-run, country house hotel in Hertfordshire is a stunning hideaway and a quick escape from London.

Luxury Hotel in Hertfordshire

Every inch of Sopwell House has been carefully considered for the ultimate luxury experience. The staff provide an impeccable service without all the airs and graces. A friendly and welcoming reception invites you to relax and feel at home.

Just moments from the beautiful cathedral city of St Albans, Sopwell House is one of Hertfordshire’s most desirable hotels. Being less than an hour from London, it also makes the ideal place for a last-minute escape from the city.

With 128 immaculate rooms and suites designed to the highest standards, award winning dining, afternoon tea service and Cocktail Lounge, Sopwell House hotel is a truly urbane place with a distinctive personality. The latest addition to the countryside hotel is Cottonmill the UK’s first private members’ spa, a vision of unprecedented, internationally informed excellence, designed to complement the dynamic needs of modern living.

The grand whitewashed building is a spectacular sight set against expansive skies and a leafy canopy. Wining and dining here is highly regarded by guests with even the most discerning palate, owing to the wonderful setting and incredible menu. New to 2022, Omboo is an Asian restaurant, offering stunnning sharing platters, whilst the stylish Brasserie has a theatre-style kitchen that serves classic and internationally inspired cuisine.

Guests who love to unwind with a drink or two in an informal setting will love the Cocktail Lounge, which offers a selection of lighter meals, snacks and drinks.


Fabulous restaurants, sophisticated spaces for weddings and events, and heavenly spa, facilities at Sopwell House are of the finest quality and provide the perfect place for enjoying leisure and business stays as well as weddings and celebrations.

Sopwell House Dining

The restaurants at Sopwell House are both stunning spaces that offer two different kinds of dining experiences. The Brasserie is stylish and contemporary with a vibrant atmosphere and the theatre-style kitchen, which adds excitement as guests can watch the talented chefs at work. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all available with a delicious a la carte menu.

Omboo specialises in contemporary Asian sharing platters, curated by Chef Derrick Chen and his team. The punchy flavours that run right through the menu, really are a treat for the tastebuds. Perfect dining experience to be shared with friends and a glass of sake.

The Cocktail Lounge is the perfect place to relax throughout the day and evening with friends and a drink or two. Light meals, snacks and a wide selection of hot and cold drinks are served in this stylish lounge.

The Conservatory Bar is a light and calming place surrounded by stunning gardens. In the warmer months, why not sit outside and soak up the scenery?

Afternoon tea is a traditional pastime that Sopwell House likes to tempt guests with, serving a selection of pastries, sandwiches, scones and tea or coffee, and you can even enjoy a glass of Champagne. Afternoon tea is served in the Restaurant, Cocktail Lounge or Conservatory Bar.

Cottonmill Spa

The Sopwell House Spa at Cottonmill boasts three stories of luxury tranquillity with accompanying spa gardens. The spa features numerous relaxation areas, hot tubs and indoor/outdoor hydrotherapy pool, two saunas, 16 treatment rooms and a beauty salon whilst also introducing an innovative array of specialist treatments including a Vichy shower bed and a vibrating, heated amber sand and quartz crystal bed designed to ease tension from the body.

Sopwell House Weddings

Imagine acres of glorious countryside, sophisticated interiors, award-winning dining and dedicated wedding coordinators to make your wedding day the best day of your life. The hotel is licensed for civil ceremonies and can hold up to 300 guests. There is a choice of imposing suites or you may prefer a romantic ceremony on the lawn. However you choose to celebrate your day, the team is on hand to make your dreams come true.

Meetings and Events

This award-winning conference venue in Hertfordshire has several suites that can cater for meetings, product launches and conferences. Being within an hour from London, Sopwell House hotel in St Albans is in an ideal location. There are also excellent activities available for team building events, such as laser shooting, hovercrafts and Segway.

Sopwell House Rooms