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Kilworth House

North Kilworth, Leicestershire

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Freephone: 0808 163 9073
Outside the UK: +44 (0) 1666 824666

About Kilworth House

Kilworth House Hotel is a breath of fresh air - an enchanting blend of Victorian opulence, fine food and contemporary luxury set in 38 acres of landscaped south Leicestershire parkland. This glorious Grade II listed Italianate country house was built as a family home towards the end of the 19th century for John Entwistle, the High Sheriff of Leicestershire. The house lies at the end of an inviting, tree-lined approach, and broad lawns in front of the south-facing façade lead the eye out towards distant fields.

Kilworth House Hotel also has a fantastic Outdoor Theatre ( that has been built in a beautiful wooded glade close to the lake in the grounds. The auditorium has a maximum capacity of 540 comfortable, padded seats in tiered rows, all of which provide a superb view of the stage area. A magnificent sail-like canopy provides protection for the whole audience and stage area against adverse weather. A state-of-the-art lighting and sound system has been installed in keeping with our intention to present professional productions and entertainment of the highest quality. Bar facilities and seating areas are provided within the theatre area which will be open one hour before the show.

Inside, period furnishings add to the grandeur of four-poster bedrooms, creating a timeless elegance that is natural and as disarming as the smile that greets you at the door. Kilworth House Hotel offers you a choice of three beautiful reception rooms, where you can share a bottle of wine with friends, relax with a cup of coffee and a newspaper or take advantage of the complimentary Wifi access available throughout the hotel, or curl up with a good book and a fine old Cognac. You'll be doing what generations of residents have done before.

Chef Carl Dovey revels in fresh ingredients, big flavours and imaginative combinations. His inventive cuisine draws diners from across the East Midlands to Kilworth House.

Need to Know


Check-in at 3.00pm.


Check-out at 11.00am.

Also Worth Knowing


Extra beds/cots are available (in Luxury Rooms only) for the duration of your stay £20.00 per bed. Cot free of charge. Children under twelve occupying their own Garden Room pay £180.00 per room and for a Luxury Room £255 or £280 per room with breakfast included. All other meals charged as taken.

Hotel Facilities

Parking for 140, children welcome, passenger lift, night porter, Wi-Fi, gym, croquet, beauty therapy rooms.


Take advantage of our expansive estate situated within thirty-eight acres of beautiful, rolling parkland. Explore the gardens and enchanting woodland area at your leisure or take one of our recommended walks, such as the original Victorian ladies' walkway, and you will find yourself among a rich abundance of wildlife, including pheasant and muntjac deer. If you prefer, take a seat by our delightful lake to enjoy a quiet afternoon’s fishing or simply unwind by watching the swans glide effortlessly by. Our mini-gym includes a programmable treadmill, cross-trainer, life cycle, concept rower, free weights, multi-adjustable bench and free-standing pulley. There are also three golf courses nearby; Kilworth Springs, Lutterworth and Cold Ashby.


The Wordsworth Restaurant:

The Wordsworth Restaurant is more than a room, it's an experience that has been central to dining and entertaining for generations. This ornate restaurant is an instant spirit-raiser with domed ceiling, airy lantern, glittering chandeliers and fireplace. Even the double oak doors with stained glass are an invitation to sample the pleasures which lie beyond. This two AA rosettes restaurant is where guests can dine from our seasonal à la carte menu, with larger or smaller groups easily accommodated.

The Orangery:

The glorious grade II star-listed Victorian Orangery has become a destination venue in its own right. Now fully restored, it is light and airy by day, and glitteringly romantic by night. Up to 130 guests can dine beneath the Orangery's glass, timber and ornate wrought iron ceiling. The maximum table size is 14 and includes nearby easy seating if you wish to round off your Orangery meal with a pot of coffee.

Restaurant dress code:

Smart. Jeans or trainers not allowed.

Room service:

24 hours.

Late Bookings at Kilworth House

Tariff at Kilworth House

Guide price: Double room for two persons per night including full breakfast and VAT from £200.

For best available rates call 0800 089 3929

Contact Kilworth House


Kilworth House Hotel, North Kilworth, Leicestershire, LE17 6JE


0808 163 9073


01858 880058


General Manager:

Elizabeth Payne


Richard and Celia Mackay


For further information or queries please contact 0808 163 9073


Directions by road

Kilworth House is on the A4304, four miles east of Junction 20 of the M1, and is also easily accessible from the M69, the M42, the M6 and the A14.

Directions by air

45 minutes from East Midlands and Birmingham International airports. Helipad on site N052 degrees 26'45", W001 degrees 07'03".

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Kilworth House - nearby attractions

Warwick Castle

Just over 40 minutes away by car, Warwick Castle is the ultimate day out. Visitors are surrounded by history, magic, myth and adventure. You can plan your day around shows, battles, the stunning scenery and refresh yourself with the food and drink facilities. Book in advance to save on ticket prices.

Rutland water nature reserve

Rutland Water is less than an hour away from the hotel and hosts a number of outdoor activities for the whole family to enjoy. Activities include water sports, cycling, zorbing, walking trails, wildlife workshops and many more, Rutland Water is a great destination for a day of activities for the whole family. It is free to visit, with hiring of equipment and activities priced - for more information visit their website.


The Crufts Dog Show is an essential event in the dog-lovers calendar. As the world's largest dog show, the event draws huge crowds and features a wide variety of competitions, as well as offering a shopping extravaganza.

The Midlands Grand National is the biggest race of the year. Soak up the atmosphere this March at the beautiful Uttoxeter Racecourse.

In the beautiful grounds of Burghley House, the Burghley Horse Trials is a three-day event designed as a test of horsemanship. Spectators can enjoy watching the world's best riders, as well as visiting the famous 'shopping village'.

Meetings at Kilworth House

Day delegate rate: from £65 + VAT
24-hour delegate rate: from £190 + VAT

Maximum number of delegates:
30 (boardroom style)
500 (theatre style)

Weddings at Kilworth House

Situated in extensive grounds with an impressive building and a variety of rooms to choose from, Kilworth House Hotel is the perfect place to celebrate the most important day of your life.

Need to Know

Wedding Brochure

View Kilworth House wedding brochure

Wedding Facilities
& Features

Whether it is small and intimate, or you invite over a hundred friends and family, Kilworth House has the facilities and choice to help tailor for your individual needs. We pride ourselves in offering a bespoke service to every bride and groom.

Our civil wedding license means you can choose from a variety of rooms at Kilworth House Hotel to hold your marriage ceremony as well as your wedding celebrations.

Rooms available

  • Shakespeare Room - This room brings intimacy and grandeur to a marriage ceremony and can accommodate both marriage ceremonies and subsequent celebrations. Available for up to 20 guests
  • Wordsworth Room - With its domed ceiling and glittering chandeliers it’s a perfect venue for a wedding ceremony. Available for up to 40 guests
  • Orangery - Our fully restored Victorian Orangery is an awe-inspiring wedding venue. With glorious rural views and a vibrant natural light, the Orangery will cast its magical spell over you. Available for up to 130 guests

Wedding Menu

Our menu options are a four course menu with a choice of wonderful dishes from our banqueting selection. Additional options – canapés, fish course, sorbet course and cheese course.

Wedding Packages

We also have an 'Exclusively Yours' package where you can have the whole of Kilworth house Hotel set aside just for you, your family and your guests on this special day.

Exclusive use is available on 3.00pm on the day of arrival to 9.00am the following day. This package include four rooms the night prior and 40 rooms on your wedding night.

Civil Ceremonies

Kilworth House is licensed for civil ceremonies.

Wedding Planning

Planning services are available.

Exclusive use at Kilworth House

Max Capacity: 150
Cost per night: £19,500 with minimum spend on food of £4,500
Min cost per person: n/a

All 44 bedrooms on a room only basis. The Orangery, The Cellar Bar, All lounge areas of the hotel, The Wordsworth Restaurant, 6 Private Rooms, Terrace, Courtyard and garden areas, Mini-gym, 2 Beauty treatment rooms.