Holidaying in the UK can be a perfect choice any time of year, and the English countryside is so lush and varied you’re sure to find lots to see and do. If you plan a luxury staycation in the countryside, take a peek at these English luxury hotels before making definite plans. You’re sure to be tempted to find out more:
1. Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Oxfordshire
This perfect manor house offers the best in fine dining from Raymond Blanc and foodies will adore the opportunity to join the master chef for a class in the Raymond Blanc Cookery School, where everything from dinner party catering to kids’ cookery classes is taught by expert chefs. Every delightfully themed bedroom in the hotel is luxurious and immaculate, some of them complete with private gardens. One thing you won’t find here, though, is a pool and spa, although you can opt for private beauty treatments in your room. Rooms start at £756 per night.
2. Lime Wood in the New Forest
Londoners will adore this gem of a hotel set within the natural splendour of the New Forest and it’s an ideal choice for families. Opt for a private chauffeur to whisk you from the heart of London to Lime Wood in next to no time and get your staycation off to a luxurious start. The decor at Lime Wood is immaculate, but the Herb House Spa is an outstanding feature, that cannot be beaten. After working up a sweat in the gym, take time to relax in the rooftop garden. Double rooms start at £315.
3. Lympstone Manor, Exmouth
This stunning country house hotel is set in immaculate grounds sweeping right down to the estuary of the River Exe. Michael Caines, MBE, presenter of the Great British Menu on the BBC, runs the hotel and no expense has been spared in creating guest rooms that stun. Some feature outside baths and the hotel is renowned for its stylish decorations. Frequent trains run from London, or opt for a luxury chauffeur for your journey to arrive in total style. Rooms start at £245 in the low season, and the hotel’s eight course taster menu dinner should truly not be missed.
4. Cliveden in Berkshire
Cliveden glows like a jewel as you make your way up the sweeping drive to the hotel and take in the stunning woodland views surrounding the ancient house. If you really plan to make the most of your English staycation at Cliveden book into either the Prince of Wales Suite or the Lady Astor Suite for sumptuous grandeur that cannot be matched. The hotel features indoor and outdoor pools and is family friendly. Rooms start at £252.
5. Hambleton Hall, Rutland
Rutland is a perfect choice for an English staycation, offering all the leisure activities you could wish on Rutland Water. Hambleton Hall provides delightful views of Rutland Water and has a typical country house aura which is matched by the flower-filled gardens. Rooms have a classic appeal and are divinely comfortable, with doubles starting at £290 per night.
Begin your English luxury staycation in the style you deserve by hiring a private chauffeur for your ride to your country house hotel destination. It’s a luxury that’s well worth the money, as you will feel your cares lifting and joy awakening as soon as you relax into the comfortable interior of your exclusive rental vehicle.