A family home that has been lovingly restored, Heckfield Place is a chic countryside retreat in Hampshire. There are over 400 acres of meadow, woodland and gardens for you to amble through and the home farm provides all the fresh produce, including honey, that features on the menus. The hotels restaurants and bar are an undoubted highlight, using seasonal ingredients and wines chosen from the collection in the vast cellar, where guests can also take a tour and sample a tasting. Set to reopen 4 July 2020
TOP TIP: Make sure you borrow some wellies and go for a big stomp around the estate - visit the animals on the farm, find the swing, explore the pavilion by the lake and wander the woodlands. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, stop by the Drawing Room between 4-5pm to indulge in some delicious cake and tea.
Set to reopen 4 July 2020
Sat on the edge of the Yorkshire dales and dating back to the 17th century, Grantley Hall is a Grade II listed building offering an abundance of opulence with just 47 elegant rooms and suites. Guests can unwind in the tranquil spa, explore the extensive grounds or take a trip in to the local villages to experience the famous Yorkshire welcome. Come evening time, embark on an exquisite culinary journey, with restaurants ranging from modern British and Asian inspired.
TOP TIP: To truly experience the heritage and nostalgia of the property, we recommend one of the beautiful rooms in the Queen Anne Wing, which boast original features such as marble fireplaces and window seats. Before your stay, pre-book to dine in the Shaun Rankin restaurant - our Travel Specialists would be happy to help.
Set to reopen 1 August 2020
“As a born and bred Yorkshire lass, I couldn’t wait to experience what Grantley Hall had to offer. I’ve been in the luxury travel industry for 25 years and I can honestly say that this is the best luxury resort I’ve been to so far. I knew I was in for something special as soon as I arrived at the estate’s gatehouse. Much to my surprise, I learned that Grantley Hall is actually set on an island surrounded by the River Skell and I would need to cross a bridge before I could reach the estate. But, if you really want to arrive in style, you can also arrive by helicopter!"
For the seclusion of a countryside escape without the long journey time, head to this grand country house set in the heart of the New Forest National Park, just 90 minutes from London. A firm favourite among its guests due to its 40-year history - the relationship between heritage and evolution here can be amplified when staying in their luxury Treetop Suites, designed to help you to unwind and relax in the midst of nature.
TOP TIP: If you still want to feel the sand between your toes this summer, the seaside is just a 10 minute walk from the hotel.
Set to reopen 5 July 2020
Cliveden really is the real deal when it comes to five-star spa breaks with a difference. The hotel is housed within one of England’s most revered – and exquisitely restored – 17th-century mansions, yet boasts all the modern-day trappings of an exclusive luxury hotel. Surrounding the country estate is 376 acres of stunning Grade I listed formal gardens and woodlands, cared for by the National Trust.
TOP TIP: Perhaps one of the biggest highlights of booking a stay at Cliveden is their two stunning, traditional and lovingly restored boats. You can head out on a gentle private voyage, romantic boat picnic for two or a champagne cruise for a truly special afternoon/evening.
Set to reopen 4 July 2020
The Fish, Farncombe Estate
If you have dreamt of the great outdoors in recent months, then The Fish Hotel is for you. Nestled in the Cotswolds, this 400 acre estate offers an array of activities in the grounds and also further afield in the local villages, from clay shooting and pottery making to hiking trails. Accommodation ranges from hotel suites, woodland setting Hideaway Huts, Treehouses or for larger parties there is the beautifully appointed 6-bedroom Farmhouse. TOP TIP: At the heart of the hotel is the bar - the perfect laid-back spot to while away an afternoon or evening. When you're feeling peckish, we recommend sampling the extensive taco menu, with fillings ranging from classic caramelised prawns to adobo chicken. Best washed down with a margarita.
Set to reopen 13 July 2020
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“Make sure you pack your walking shoes when staying on the Farncombe Estate, as the second-highest point in the Cotswolds is just a stroll away at Broadway Tower, with incredible views on a clear day. In the evening we dined at The Potting Shed at Dormy House, another hotel on the estate. The concierge team picked us up at our room and drove us to the restaurant, located just a short distance away through the winding country lanes of the estate. The restaurant was cosy with country style vibes, offering locally brewed ales and delicious pub classics with a fine-dining twist.“
Grayshott Health Spa
Set in 47 acres of grounds and neighbouring on to a 700 acre National Trust countryside, the resort offers a tranquil location to re-energise. Boasting a reputation for being the UK’s leading health and wellbeing retreat for the past 50 years, whether you are looking to relax, get fit, or kick start a healthy lifestyle, they have award winning health programmes, recovery treatments and day retreats designed to achieve your goals. TOP TIP: Guests can enjoy morning and afternoon walks led by the specialist fitness experts through the grounds and countryside, or choose to lie back and take in the stunning view overlooking the lake and orchid.
Nestled amongst 14 acres of gardens and woodlands, is this grand Edwardian house which comprises just 36 individually decorated rooms and suites. Situated in the heart of the Lake District, this hotel offers fantastic access to hiking routes in the surrounding peaks, as well as more relaxed jaunts exploring the picturesque ‘chocolate box’ villages that surround Lake Windermere. TOP TIP: We recommend the Hot Tub Suite which features incredible views over Lake Windermere as well as its very own hot tub – perfect for relaxing after a day exploring the hills.
Set to reopen 31 July 2020