24 May 2022
BY THE COAST
The Seagate – Devon
Situated in the heart of the pretty fishing village of Appledore in North Devon, The Seagate is the perfect spot to explore the dramatic coastline of the Southwest Coastal Path and breathe in gallons of glorious fresh sea air. Spend the night in one of the hotel’s 17 shabby chic bedrooms overlooking the sea, while for families, opt for a sea view room which comes with a sofa bed and homemade treats to enjoy. The perfect way to relax and unwind.
Prices from £145 for a boutique double. Suitable for families. Dog Friendly.
The Club Hotel & Spa – Jersey
Located in the heart of St Helier, The Club Hotel & Spa is home to Jersey’s only Michelin-starred restaurant, Bohemia (led by Head Chef Callum Graham) as well as The Club Spa boasting world-class facilities. Launched in 2022, The Club’s ‘Shopping Butler’ package offers a two-night stay, a personal shopping consultation and curated shopping tour with qualified stylist and local retail guru, Laura Morel, a tasting dinner at Bohemia and complimentary use of the spa facilities. Book now to discover Jersey’s hidden premier boutiques, charming local markets, designer departments and tax-free shopping along with access to exclusive discounts.
Prices for the ‘Shopping Butler’ package start from £689 for two people (Spring/ Summer 2022 rates). Family Friendly,
THE HEART OF THE COUNTRYSIDE
Horwood House – Buckinghamshire
Nestled in the Buckinghamshire countryside, the stunning Grade-II listed Horwood House combines heritage and comfort to ensure a perfect stay for everyone. Built in 1911 and currently nearing completion on a detailed £6 million refurbishment, the hotel’s Manor House and expansive 38-acre grounds blend classic styling with modern luxury to offer a stay with wow-factor, with resplendent lounges, picturesque gardens and 165 beautiful bedrooms. The hotel also boasts a boutique spa with a number of day and stay packages available, alongside a British-led restaurant, Harry’s Bar & Kitchen, which serves up the finest fare using locally sourced seasonal ingredients.
Prices start from £179, based on double occupancy. Suitable for families. Dog Friendly.
Down Hall – Essex
Seamlessly blending historic country house splendour with luxurious and contemporary décor, Down Hall Hotel, Spa & Estate is an idyllic place to escape the daily grind and celebrate the British countryside. Located just 45 minutes from central London in Essex, the 19th century Italianate mansion boasts a luxury ESPA spa, the newly refurbished Garden Room restaurant and terrace, as well as 110 acres of landscaped gardens. Children are well catered for at the hotel with sporty facilities alongside a dedicated outdoor play area. The hotel also offers gorgeous pup-friendly suites with garden access, so no four-legged friends have to be left behind.
Prices start from £212, based on double occupancy. Suitable for families. Dog Friendly.
The Bell at Stow – Cotswolds
Located in the heart of The Cotswolds, The Bell at Stow is a rustic yet stylish country pub, complete with elegant bedrooms creating a magical escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Sit back and unwind over a pint of cask ale whilst tucking into a delicious menu of seasonal classics at the pub.
Prices from £129 for a boutique double. Suitable for families. Dog Friendly.
The Montagu Arms, New Forest
Set in a quiet corner of the New Forest, The Montagu Arms combines comfort and sophistication with 33 uniquely designed bedrooms and suites – including the newly opened Courtyard Rooms and Suites developed from 1920s chauffer garages – and an award-winning fine dining restaurant, The Terrace, led by newly appointed Executive Chef, Nathan Eades. New for 2022, book the ‘Escape To The Country’ package to experience the natural beauty of the countryside and historical splendour of Beaulieu, which includes overnight accommodation with breakfast, free tickets to the world-renowned Exbury Gardens or Beaulieu Motor Museum and use of the spa and leisure facilities at sister property, Careys Manor & SenSpa.
Prices for the ‘Escape To The Country’ package start from £201, based on double occupancy. Dog Friendly.
The Farmhouse at Mackworth – Derby
Amongst the rolling hills of Derbyshire and a stone’s throw from the Peak District, sits The Farmhouse at Mackworth. This 18th century farmhouse is now home to 10 beautiful bedrooms and a charming traditional pub serving seasonal delights, while the outdoor terrace is the ideal place to enjoy al fresco summer evenings.
Escape the hustle and bustle of city life and unwind in one of the lavish King or Family bedrooms, or for ultimate luxury, splash out on the Suite with its super-king bed and rolltop bath.
Room prices from £90 per night. Suitable for families and couples.
Careys Manor & SenSpa – New Forest
An enchanting 18th century manor house, Careys Manor & SenSpa is the perfect choice for a relaxing yet active escape in the New Forest. Alongside three stylish restaurants, the highlight is SenSpa, a state-of-the-art Thai spa with extensive hydrotherapy facilities, a 14-metre indoor swimming pool and rejuvenating treatments. Book the hotel’s ‘Cycling Break’ for a leisurely weekend spent discovering over 100 miles of cycle routes through ancient woodlands and picturesque cobbled villages, whilst stopping to admire the roaming wildlife along the way. The package includes an overnight stay with breakfast, free cycle hire and route map, a homemade picnic and use of spa facilities.
Prices for the ‘Cycling Break’ package start from £240 per room, based on double occupancy.
Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens – West Sussex
A unique gastronomic destination inspired by South Africa’s Cape Winelands, Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens is home to the Michelin-starred Restaurant Interlude – specialising in indulgent tasting menus of up to 21 courses by Executive Chef Jean Delport – Grade I listed gardens, a 4-acre Pinotage vineyard (England’s first) as well as a Sculpture Park & Art Gallery. Guests can stay overnight at Leonardslee House’s new luxury accommodation, with ten en-suite bedrooms each with its own bespoke design. There’s also vineyard afternoon tea picnics, traditional English afternoon tea plus in-depth tutored wine tastings and educational tours on English wine growing available.
Prices start from £350 per night, based on double occupancy.
IN THE CITY
The Spread Eagle – Wandsworth
The newly opened Young’s hotel and pub, The Spread Eagle, comprises 21 boutique rooms, including The Brewery Suite boasting an elegant roll-top bath and large Victorian sash windows overlooking the original brewery. Located in the heart of Wandsworth’s High Street, tuck into a menu of seasonal British classics and a vast range of craft beers, wines and cocktails.
Prices from £129 for a boutique double. Suitable for families. Dog Friendly.
Flemings Mayfair – Mayfair
Just a short walk from Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly and Green Park, Flemings Mayfair is the perfect base for exploring the city’s delights. One of the oldest family-owned hotels in London, the boutique hotel was originally converted from 13 Georgian townhouses and is now part of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World. The hotel features deluxe bedrooms, suites, a stunning newly refurbished Penthouse and apartments with elegant interior design, a tasting-menu, fine dining restaurant, Ormer Mayfair by Sofian and Manetta’s, a stylish bar serving up sophisticated cocktails. There’s also a world-class skincare clinic, in partnership with renowned practitioner and facialist, Pietro Simone.
Prices start from £185 per night. Dog-friendly.
Hotel La Tour, Milton Keynes
Milton Keynes has been given a regal upgrade to city status for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, and new multimillion-pound development, Hotel La Tour, is the perfect place to stay. Set to open in June featuring the county’s highest destination bar and restaurant, Fourteen, Hotel La Tour is set in an ideal location just one-minute from MK shopping mall and will offer 261 beautifully designed bedrooms and suites. Contemporary British restaurant Fourteen boasts 360-degree panoramic views of Buckinghamshire, and will offer delectable all-day dining and drinks in an unparalleled setting. Other facilities include a state-of-the-art gym, ten meeting rooms, a grand banqueting suite and private outdoor terrace – ideal for weddings.
Prices start from £120, based on double occupancy and inclusive of breakfast.
Great Northern Hotel – King’s Cross
London’s oldest railway hotel, the Great Northern Hotel stands proudly in a Grade II listed landmark building in King’s Cross, just a stone’s throw from the lively Coal Drops Yard and many of London’s main tourist attractions. Each bedroom is designed to celebrate the architecture and heritage of the building, echoing the glamour of the railway age, whilst catering to the needs of the modern traveller. Head to British brasserie-style restaurant Plum + Spilt Milk – named after the Flying Scotman’s dining cars in the 1860s – before enjoying a tipple in the vibrant art deco GNH Bar and Terrace.
Prices start from £212 per night, based on double occupancy.