22 May 2020
Right here in the UK, there are countless opportunities for indulgent travel experiences at boutique and retreat style properties, that you’ll find set amidst lush bucolic surroundings. Whether you’re going on a romantic escape or just looking for a break from the nine-till-five, we’ve handpicked four properties that will transport you a million miles from daily life, without even needing your passport.
This super stylish sty has brought a new approach to the classic country-house hotel getaway, offering a laidback atmosphere and effortless grandeur.
Dining at The Pig is an eco-friendly affair thanks to the hotel’s very own garden in which much of the restaurant’s raw ingredients are sourced by the hotel’s full-time forager. In fact, 95% of the menu is sourced from within a 25 miles radius. This close connection with nature is carried through to the restaurant’s décor which has a conservatory feel, wooden chairs and potted plants on each table. The menu changes seasonally depending on what the forager is able to source. Outside, you’ll find a wood-fired oven cooking delicious pizzas and flatbreads over the weekend.
For a quirky stay, the stable yard rooms still feature original fittings from their days as farm usage, and some are split-level with their own courtyard.
It seems that the Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa may have everything you could ever dream of for a luxury retreat: an award-winning spa and wellness centre, Michelin-starred restaurant, stables, tennis courts, a croquet lawn and a cookery school. On top of all of this, the perfectly manicured 500-acre estate makes for a perfect place to head out for a peaceful stroll and enjoy to gorgeous gardens.
The award-winning spa is unmissable, with its eight luxurious treatment rooms, sauna, steam room, thermal cabins and even a fitness suite. When it comes to taking a dip in the pool after a day of cosseting spa treatments, you’ll have a choice of four with an indoor heated pool, hydrotherapy pools and an outdoor saltwater plunge pool.
Charming, bucolic, and only two hours outside of London. The Fish Hotel in the Cotswolds is set on 400 acres of rolling green grounds, which the guests can explore freely at their leisure with the help of the free-to-use wellies.
Inside, there are 63 rooms to choose form including eight suites. The 386ft Big Suites come with either a wood burning stove or a private terrace, and are decorated in a calming palette of crisp whites and blond wood. You’ll find a roll-top bath tub and a walk-in shower in your en-suite, along with an assortment of Temple Spa bath products.
For the young at heart, a unique stay at the Treehouse awaits. Sleeping up to two adults and two children, these unique hideaways come with a wraparound terrace and an outdoor bathtub. The perfect option for all seasons, they feature outdoor dining facilities for those long summer nights and underfloor heating for cosying up in winter.
Once the summerhouse of the Countess of Orkney, this entire three-bed cottage could be yours to enjoy in privacy.
Sat on the banks of the Thames and surrounded by private gardens the property’s bucolic charm makes for the quintessential English cottage getaway. Inside, you’ll find open fireplaces to curl up in front of after a day in the countryside, and a country-style kitchen which creates a warm, homely ambience.
Views of the Thames can be enjoyed from the ground-floor master bedroom, as well as out on the covered porch.
To book your luxurious escape to some of the most scenic corners of the UK, contact your Travel Counsellor and take advantage of exclusive benefits including financial protection and a 24-hour duty office ready to support you before, during and even after your trip.