After the past couple of years, we could probably all do with a luxury weekend break at a posh UK hotel – after all, escaping from the mundanity of home life is quite appealing right now.
Luckily, the UK is awash with luxury accommodation boasting everything from plush suites to top-level spas, gyms to golf courses, and of course lots of lovely food.
Ready to indulge? Here’s our round-up of some of the best options for a blow-out trip. Bath robes and Champagne glasses at the ready, everyone.
The UK’s best luxury weekend breaks
Cliveden House, Berkshire
Cliveden House is a National Trust property, the grounds of which you can visit all year round for £16 (or for free, if you’re a member). With 376 acres to explore, 100 of which are laid out in immaculately manicured lawns with topiary and floral displays galore, there’s plenty to keep you busy. But if budget stretches to a stay in the manor, this is where the property really shines.
Chewton Glen, New Forest
Chewton Glen’s exterior is the epitome of the traditional English country manor, impressive in its grandeur but welcoming in a homely familiar way. This fine balance is continued into its interior, an eclectic mix of cosy plaids, buttery worn in leathers and flourishes of gold gilt. No disappointments to be had here.
Moddershall Oaks, Staffordshire
Nestled amongst 72 acres of private Staffordshire countryside is a 5 star idyllic retreat with everything you need to relax and unwind. Moddershall Oaks is housed in a cosy former farmhouse and is exactly where you want to be for a night or two of indulgent relaxation.
Cary Arms & Spa, Devon
A de Savery property that’s affectionately (and rather humbly) known as the ‘inn on the beach’, everything about this 5* resort oozes charm and character – from the friendly staff who greet you upon arrival to the nautical personal touches you’ll find dotted throughout the premises. The original stone structure boasts 10 sea-facing rooms, which are now nestled in the centre of a series of beach suites and huts with open-fronted views of the pebbly Babbacombe bay.
The Tawny, Staffordshire
This deconstructed hotel has a variety of different properties to choose from including double huts, lookouts, treehouses and boathouses, and each has its own private decking and Jacuzzi tub. There is also a brilliant restaurant and luxurious spa.
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