Finding a home away from home is a glorious sensation - a moment for relief and release from the daily demands of our rhythmic rituals. Lean into Summer and give yourself some time off! Spending time in a fresh space, exploring a new neighbourhood, taking on new experiences and being pampered by superior service will serve to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul. With such high demand for these properties closer to home, and availability changing at a moment's notice, it's time to start booking ahead! Here are a few of our favourites to choose from...
Beaverbrook is a quintessential English Country House estate that truly honours its glamorous past. With a backdrop of Surrey Hills, the beguiling history of this magical venue creates a world of romance of bygone days, interspersed with unique art treasures, contemporary stained-glass at the Spa, and undisturbed tranquility. Families could choose to stay at one of their three houses as an idyllic cottage escape, and pet-friendly rooms are available!
Coworth Park, Ascot
Not far from London awaits a modern-classic country estate in Ascot, a restorative village-like atmosphere providing tasteful Stables and Mansion House suites. Enjoy unmissable festive and foodie activities at their picturesque grounds, from the rose garden to the lime grove, the sunken garden and croquet near the wildflower meadow. Soak yourself in their unique deep copper bathtubs at day’s end - the epitome of elegance!
Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire
Imagine riding horseback along ever-rolling hills, then retreating to your 18th-century manor estate, whose redesigned guest rooms are now freshly unveiled for the Summer! Exuding historic charm, and meticulous style, the variety of spa therapies are the perfect addition to an indulgent stay. Kids will love Sharkie's Reef, a themed family adventure pool with bubble jets and a four-metre slide. Take advantage of a range of fitness activities or roam their 500-acre ground with your dog!
Fairmont Windsor Park
The newest hotel on the block just an hour away from London, Fairmont Windsor Park opens its doors for the first time with lavish suites and luxurious state-of-the-art Spa facilities such as traditional Hammam, 20 metre indoor pool, a cryotherapy chamber and a thermal and vitality pool! A culinary destination with 7 venues to choose from, take mixology classes at their Botanicals Bar and enjoy ingredients from The Royal Farms and local Windsor Artisans. Showcasing manicured gardens, get a glimpse (and tastes!) of the timeless Fairmont brand.
Heckfield Place, Hampshire
The Georgian family house and 400-acre grounds of Heckfield Place will surely impress, as a luxurious escape lovingly restored on tranquil Hampshire landscape. Each of the rooms are individually designed with their own character and blend natural materials and colours throughout. Days can be spent wandering around the grounds, enjoying the incredible dining on offer or head to the spa to indulge in some spa treatments.
True to its name as the ‘Glorious Playground,’ Gleneagles is a quintessential British statement inspired by roaring 20’s heritage, keeping families and couples entertained from the moment they step foot in this luxurious country estate. A lush ecosystem surrounds three championship golf courses and equestrian stables, with options to fly Harris hawks, train gun-dogs, partake in shooting and off-road driving. During the half-term, the Little Glen & Den programme teaches kids a love for the outdoors; from building shelter and nature frames, hunting for bugs, or texture rubbing - they will treasure these experiences forever.
The London EDITION
On the edge of Soho, the past and present come together at The London Edition, where Hendrik Kersten has created a warm cabin-like feeling in the wooden interiors of this landmark building. The Penthouse offers three large outdoor terraces to soak up the Summer sun, and you'll feel transported sipping cocktails in the evening at the elegant Punch Room. This intimate environment is perfectly complemented by a cool neighbourhood, where you'll access a calendar of cultural happenings curated by Edition.
Nobu Hotel London Portman Square
Nobu Portman Square offers stellar views over the London Skyline, with rooms conceptually inspired by English gardens and natural tranquility. Exceptional food takes the stage at all their properties, where diverse flavours are celebrated with Nobu's world-renowned signature dishes. Indulge to the fullest, then work it off at their light-filled Reformer Pilates studio and Technogym, or try the Zen stretching and massage ritual to balance the body and harmonise the mind.