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Hygge winter weekends

This winter we are embracing the Danish way of life and all things Hygge, creating a warm, cosy, comfortable setting for you to enjoy the simple pleasures in life.

Open Sat-Sun, 14 Jan - 19 Mar 2017

Our guide to Hygge

Hygge (pronounced hoo-gah) can be defined as many things including relaxation, comfort, cosiness, indulgence and togetherness. With no direct translation from the Danish word it can mean different things to each of us, therefore we have some simple steps to help you enjoy Hygge at Waddesdon.


Spend time with friends

Make a date with the people you love; whether it’s catching up over coffee and cake or enjoying a walk in the countryside, create treasured moments and simply take time to enjoy their company.


Reconnect with nature

Get outside, turn your phone off and soak up nature’s beauty. Wellbeing is a key aspect of Hygge, so wrap up warm to explore the outdoors and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

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Get cosy

Pull on some warm knitted socks, snuggle under a blanket, curl up with a book and enjoy a steaming cup of hot chocolate. Indulging in some relaxation is all part of Hygge.

Hygge Coach House thought tree

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Coach House snug

Head down to the Stables Coach House and create your very own Hyggelig experience. Kick off those wellies, settle down to read a good book, relax over jigsaws or board games or have a go at den making. There are children’s retro films to watch and a ‘thought tree’ to add to.

Exploring the grounds

Wine cellars, circular room

Wine Cellars

The Wine Cellars were created in 1994 and built to celebrate the association of the Rothschild family with some of the finest wines in the world. Open every day and free with your grounds admission.

Explore the Wine Cellars

Bringing your dog

Especially for Hygge (14 January-19 March) dogs will be welcome up to the Stables and there are two dog-friendly walks to enjoy. To make sure everyone enjoys their day however, we ask you to:

  • Please stick to the allocated dog walks (Tail-wagger and Hygge hike) and within the Stables courtyard.
  • Be aware that although we love them outside, they’re not allowed inside any building, on the shuttle bus or within the main grounds.
  • Please use the allocated waste bins.
  • Please keep dogs on leads at all times as we are part of a working farm.

Shop and eat

friends enjoying dinner

Eating with friends

Enjoy lunch at the Manor Restaurant, cake outside at the Stables or indulge in a special meal at the Five Arrows Hotel.

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Relax, unwind and indulge in a delicious dinner followed by a cosy overnight stay at the Five Arrows Hotel, located near the gates of the Manor.

From £165 for a classic double. To book call 01296 651727