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It’s official: from today, Monday 17 May, hotels in the UK are officially allowed to reopen. But which hotels are open? From exciting garden parties to ultra-luxe glamping pop-ups, there’s plenty to be excited about, whether you’re looking for a seaside escape or a chic London staycation. We’re making it easier for you to scope out your next hotel getaway with a roundup of some of the hottest hotels in the country’s reopening plans. Freedom beckons…

UK Hotel Reopening Plans 2021

 

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  • The Goring

    The Goring, London

    A charming family-run hotel founded in 1910 and located in the heart of London, guests will soon be invited to enjoy the luxury establishment’s Cocktail Bar, award-winning afternoon tea, dine in the garden, and of course delight in a stay within the hotel’s sumptuous rooms and suites. This summer The Goring’s Garden of Lobster & Fizz is set to be the place to be and be seen with partners for the pop-up including the Delevingne sister’s Prosecco brand, Della Vite, and Love Brand.

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  • The Spa at 45 Park Lane London

    45 Park Lane, London

    The Spa at 45 Park Lane is launching to hotel guests from 17 May. Designed by Jouin Manku, the 10,000 square foot wellness space will host Park Lane’s longest swimming pool, spanning 20 metres. There will also be a personal training room and gym, separate sauna and steam rooms, a hydrotherapy pool and private changing and shower rooms. Spa treatments will be by Valmont and Aromatherapy Associates.

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  • The Newt, Somerset

    The Newt, Somerset

    The Newt will be welcoming guests to enjoy the hotel, spa and restaurants, adhering to the rule of six guidelines until further notice. Guests staying at The Newt can expect beautifully designed rooms and large baths, fresh seasonal fare from the estate’s garden eateries, and cyder made fresh at the on-site Cyder Press. Seasonal workshops and tours include Cyder Tastings, Garden Tours and Bee Safaris and this June, sees the return of ‘Garden Lates’ – a sunset picnic supper accompanied by live music.

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    Room rates from £375 per night based on two sharing on a B&B basis, including a mini larder as well as access to the gardens and estate. Minimum stay of two nights to encourage fewer room changeovers. thenewtinsomerset.com

  • Bvlgari Hotel London

    Bvlgari Hotel London

    To celebrate the return of hotels, Bvlgari has launched B.Entertained as part of its Staycation programme, with a luxurious night in a Bvlgari Suite with a menu of entertainment to enjoy. The package will include a menu design by Bvlgari Hotel London’s highly regarded executive chef Adriano Cavagnini, a choice of in-suite evening entertainment including a DJ set by Nolita Social resident DJ, Ana Her or the Collyer twins, live singing performance by Nolita Social resident solo artist Abbie Adi or magic show by Magic Circle member Christopher Howellor Tramp resident magician Martin Sanderson. For the ultimate treat, chefs who can be called upon for a private cooking experience at Bvlgari Hotel London include Skye Gyngell, Executive Chef of Spring Restaurant, Somerset House, and Culinary Director of Heckfield Place; Simon Rogan whose flagship, 2 Michelin-starred L’Enclume has been crowned UK restaurant of the year several times; and Phil Howard, Chef Patron of Chelsea’s Elystan St who held 2 Michelin stars for 17 years at The Square.

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    The B.Entertained package starts at £9,238 | For reservations or more information, including full terms and conditions, contact +44 (0)20 7151 1010 or email [email protected]bulgarihotels.com

  • The Pheasant Inn

    The Pheasant Inn, near Hungerford

    The Pheasant Inn is opening with three three brand new boutique bedrooms (taking the total to 14) and extended restaurant. The rooms have been designed by London based interior designer, Isabella Worsley, adding to the previous work of Flora Soames and Octavia Dickenson. The new menu at the restaurant, created by Head Chef Andy Watts, boasts a series of British dishes all made with local seasonal produce, including Cornish crab salad with toasted sourdough, brown crab butter, avocado, apple, extra virgin rapeseed oil and Wild garlic gnocchi with sautéed mushrooms, charred broccoli, crispy shallot rings and pesto.

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    Double rooms from £105 per night | thepheasant-inn.co.uk 

  • Culloden Estate and Spa

    Culloden Estate and Spa, Northern Ireland

    This luxury estate, which has entertained the likes of Victoria and David Beckham and Catherine Zeta-Jones, is the perfect spot for a post-lockdown romantic break, set in a magnificent estate in the suburbs of Belfast’s gold coast. It once was the official palace for the Bishops of Down and stands in 12 acres of secluded gardens and woodland. New offerings for this season include a Bridgerton Themed Afternoon Tea and The Holywood International Art & Sculpture Festival & Bollinger Bus.

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    Rooms at the Culloden start from £105 per night per room on a half board basis |  hastingshotels.com (Free Cancellation available and no deposit is required to book)

  • The Milestone Hotel & Residences

    The Milestone Hotel & Residences, London

    To celebrate its reopening, The Milestone is offering a three-night stay for the price of two in its suites. Guests will be personally welcomed with an expertly mixed drink by General Manager, Andrew Pike, with a bottle of wine waiting in their suite and complimentary canapes. Guests will also enjoy Afternoon Tea in The Park Lounge and a private concierge appointment to perfectly plan their time in London.

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    The Milestone Hotel & Residences will re-open on May 17th with rates starting from £500 per night based on two guests sharing | milestonehotel.com

  • Rosewood London

    Rosewood London

    Get down to the Rosewood London to check out a brand-new Art Afternoon Tea at the hotel’s Mirror Room, launching on 20 May, inspired by the upcoming exhibition at the Tate Modern – ‘Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirror Rooms’. Executive Pastry Chef Mark Perkins will combine unique Japanese flavours with traditional French pastry and patisserie, to express Yayoi Kusama’s contemporary works.

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    Hours are 12-6pm Thursday to Sunday for Afternoon Tea only | rosewoodhotels.com

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  • Hotel Meudon, Cornwall

    Hotel Meudon, Cornwall

    The Hotel Meudon is relaunching under new ownership for 2021 following an extensive refurbishment. Hidden down a quiet lane at Mawnan Smith near Falmouth, it is the only hotel set in Cornish subtropical gardens with direct access to a private beach, Bream Cove.

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    Rooms cost from £119 per night on a bed and breakfast basis (based on two people sharing in low season) | meudon.co.uk

  • The Machrie

    The Machrie, Islay Scotland

    Nestled on a seven-mile beach The Machrie’s rooms, suites and standalone self-catered lodges provide a stylish and spacious base for a remote, island staycation to Scotland. This year, the hotel launches a new partnership with 4×4 Hire Scotland allowing guests to embark on a road trip from Edinburgh or Glasgow through rugged mountains and sweeping glens, before arriving at the “Queen of the Hebrides”.

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    The 4×4 Hire package starts from £870 and includes a 2-night stay at The Machrie with breakfast and car hire for three days in a Land Rover Discovery Sport, Land Rover Defender 110 Station or Utility Wagon. Range Rover Vogues, Range Rover Sports and Land Rover Discovery 5s are also available at extra charge | campbellgrayhotels.com

  • The Double Red Duke, Cotswolds

    The Double Red Duke, Cotswolds

    This 17th century Clanfield Coaching Inn is new for 2021,nestled in the picturesque Cotswold village of Clanfield, near Bampton. Featuring 19 individually-designed bedrooms decorated with rich fabrics & textures and featuring roll top baths and full-size 100 Acre apothecary products. A warren of snugs and lounges are full of burnt orange velvet, and dark brown leather armchairs with log fires and large planters interspersed.

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    Rooms start from £120 per night | countrycreatures.com/double-red-duke

  • Fowey Hall Hotel

    Fowey Hall, Fowey, Cornwall

    Overlooking the Fowey estuary, luxury family hotel Fowey Hall offers the perfect place for rest and relaxation, excitement and adventure for all the family by the sea. This year, the hotel is celebrating fabulous local producers with a bi-weekly pop-up market in partnership with Farms to Feed Us starting 30 May. Running every other Sunday morning, 9.30am-12.30pm, it will feature stalls offering food, beverage, craft and community initiative, and will run throughout the summer.

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    Rooms from £279 per night on a B&B basis | foweyhallhotel.co.uk

  • Thornbury Castle – Thornbury, Gloucestershire

    Thornbury Castle, Gloucestershire

    Thornbury Castle, built in 1511 during the reign of Henry VIII, is reopening following a multi-million pound refurbishment. Located near Bristol and adjacent to the Gloucestershire countryside, Thornbury Castle is the only Tudor castle in the UK which operates as a hotel and restaurant. Activities to look forward to include bespoke historical tours, a walking garden tour exploring the Castle’s Tudor gardens and kitchen garden, axe throwing, sword skills, archery, falconry, croquet on the lawn and the opportunity to ‘Become a Tudor Queen’ for the day.

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    Rooms from £229 B&B | thornburycastle.co.uk | +44 (0)1454 281182

  • Woolley Grange

    Glamping at Woolley Grange Hotel, Bradford-on-Avon,

    Luxury Family Hotels is launching a collaboration with The Pop-Up Hotel from 24 May for the ultimate glamping staycation. Nestled in the beautiful grounds of the hotel in the meadow directly parallel to the hotel, Luxury Family Hotels Pop-Up Hotel will be a short walk away from Woolley Grange itself and its south facing outdoor swimming pool, indoor spa, pool and OFSTED registered Den. Each suite features one large master bedroom with a double bed, a second bedroom with two single beds, and a private bathroom with a flushing toilet, a contemporary standalone shower with hot and cold running water 24/7, and a separate wash basin. The suites will include fresh flowers from the hotel’s gardens, a fruit bowl, picnic rugs, and dreakfast delivered direct to your tent.

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    Luxury Family Hotels collaboration with The Pop-Up Hotel will start from May 24 and run until the end of summer (currently planned until the end of September). Rates start from £375 for one night on a B&B basis (midweek, term time), rising to £575 per night on a B&B basis for peak summer dates | woolleygrangehotel.co.uk

  • Bankside, London

    Bankside, London

    Bankside’s new offerings for 2021 range from a tequila terrace, a couple’s therapist and a canine concierge. The El Rayo Pop-Up Terrace at Bankside aims to transport guests to Mexico with Bankside’s Tequila and Tonic Terrace in partnership with El Rayo. Meanwhile, the ‘Relight our Fire’ experience aims to foster intimacy between couples that may have been lost during the stresses of lockdown with a one-to-one virtual session with Dr. Kalanit, one of the capitals most in demand relationship therapists. After the consultation Dr. Kalanit will create a personalised programme to help enhance passion and communicate more effectively.

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    Relight our Fire package from £540 including a 1.5-hour session with Dr. Kalanit, an overnight stay with breakfast, dinner at Art Yard Bar & Kitchen, and a bottle of English Sparkling wine to enjoy in-room | banksidehotel.com

  • Brown’s, London

    Brown’s Hotel, London

    A must for art fans this season is The Great Hockney Escape at Brown’s Hotel. Valid from 19 May until 27 September the package includes a one-night stay in an Executive Room, breakfast for two at Charlie’s or in-room, Hockney-inspired welcome cocktails at the famous Donovan Bar, an exclusive gallery tour with David Hockney’s curator at The Annely Juda Fine Art Gallery, David Hockney’s Spring Cannot be Cancelled, a new book by Martin Gayford from Hatchards and A Shop Kit acrylic set by MasterPeace.  ‘David Hockney: The Arrival of Spring, Normandy, 2020’ opens at the RA on 23 May.

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    Brown’s Hotel offers The Great Hockney Escape for £510 for two. A small percentage of each booking will be donated to The David Hockney Foundation. To book, please contact Reservations on 0207 493 6020 or [email protected]

  • The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences - Mayfair, W1

    The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences

    If you’re wondering how you’ll ever enjoy a London luxury hotel again with the addition of a lockdown dog, check out The Athenaeum’s dog-friendly package, The VIP(up) Package. It is an add-on for any dog owner wanting to treat their pets, with treats (both wearable and edible) from Stately Hound, as well as a complimentary meal from the Mini Bar(k) menu, including Roast Chicken or Steak Tartare.

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    The add-on VIP(up) package costs £40 per pet per stay and will be available as soon as the hotel re-opens on 17 May. All well behaved dogs welcome | athenaeumhotel.com

  • Belmond Cadogan

    The Cadogan, A Belmond Hotel

    Many people have been plagued with sleeping issues throughout lockdown, so The Cadogan has launched a partnership with Hypnotherapist and Sleep Expert, Malminder Gill to help you finally get a good night’s sleep once hotels open up. The Sleep Concierge is exclusive to guests at The Cadogan, with a sleep-inducing meditative recording available in their rooms via the hotel app, recorded by Malminder. There is also a pillow menu, a weighted blanket, a bedtime tea developed by The Cadogan specifically for the Sleep Concierge, and a scented pillow mist. For a more personalised experience, guests can book a 1-2-1 with Malminder Gill in person, for an in-room appointment if they book in advance.

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    The Sleep Concierge is a complimentary experience for guests of The Cadogan where rooms start from £530. An optional 1-2-1 with Malminder Gill starts from £500 and includes an initial phone call & follow up call | Belmond.com

  • Sea Containers London

    Sea Containers London

    If you’re in need of some post-lockdown R&R, combine a stay at Sea Containers London with a visit to Agua London to check out their launch of HEDGEROW by agua. House-made sustainable herbal salves, butters and blended oils will be introduced to the signature treatment menu, drawing inspiration from British hedgerows and the indigenous flora that can be found within them. Each product has been created using local, botanical ingredients that can be nurtured in urban communities and city environments such as London’s Southbank. Treatments available using the HEDGEROW by agua products include massages, manicures and pedicures and a bust treatment. For a post-treatment treat, how about a visit to the Sea Containers London X Laurent-Perrier Summer Terrace? We’ll see you there

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    seacontainerslondon.com, call 020 3747 1010 or email [email protected]

  • DUKES LONDON

    DUKES London, Mayfair

    Renowned for its world-class martini cocktails, the DUKES bar reopened prior to the hotel to offer Londoner’s their much-missed martini fix. Now, you can retreat to one of the establishment’s luxurious rooms and suites following a tipple (or two), as the hotel is back open for business. With an enviable location in St. James’s (and just a five minute walk from the likes of Buckingham Palace and Fortnum & Mason), if you’re making a long-awaited return to the city post-lockdown, DUKES is the ideal place to rest up.

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    Prices from £183 B&B | dukeshotel.com

  • The Mandrake

    The Mandrake, London

    Post-lockdown safety measures have taken nothing away from the warm welcome always on offer at The Mandrake, one of the most exclusive-feeling boutique hotels in London. With its discreet entrance on Newman Street you’ll be greeted with a smile, followed by a temperature check and the offer (rude to refuse though, no?) of a hand sanitising station. Guests can choose from 34 luxurious rooms and suites, all with beautiful marble bathrooms, from cosy but chic Mandrake rooms up through junior suites, the opulent Mandrake suite complete with tented bed or the light and stylish Penthouse, famed for its glorious bathroom, complete with enormous marble jacuzzi and gold and feathered palm tree.

    Read our full review of The Mandrake here. 

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    Prices from £350 | themandrake.com

  • Gidleigh Park, Dartmoor, Devon

    Gidleigh Park, Dartmoor, Devon

    Located in Devon on the stunning Dartmoor National Park, Gidleigh Park is set within 107 acres of beautiful gardens and woodland. With golf and tennis facilities for sporty types and beautiful grounds for strolling in, outdoor pursuits are the order of the day for your summer staycation. Check into the Dartmeet Spa Suite to enjoy the double marble bath tub, steam room and sauna, the Manaton Suite for a private rooftop jacuzzi or the Pavilion, a separate cottage within the grounds that can sleep groups of up to four. The hotel will be open five days each week, remaining closed on Sunday/Monday, with the hotel and restaurant welcoming both residential guests and those wishing to dine in the restaurant.

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    gidleigh.co.uk | 01647 432367

    Andrew Brownsword Hotels is a collection of 13 privately owned hotels, located in some of the UK’s most beautiful places.  Comprising eight countryside properties, four city centre ABode hotels, and Sydney House Chelsea, Andrew Brownsword Hotels is owned by Christina and Andrew Brownsword CBE DL, who strive to create very special places that truly embody their own ethos of great hospitality brownswordhotels.co.uk

  • The Scarlet Hotel

    The Scarlet, Cornwall

    The Scarlet holds sustainability at the heart of everything it does, from solar panels heating the indoor pool, to electricity produced entirely from renewable sources, sustainably sourced organic towels and robes plus discounts to any who have travelled to the hotel ecologically.

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    scarlethotel.co.uk

  • Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire

    Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire

    Housed in a restored 18th century manor in Hampshire, social distancing is made easy with 500 acres of Dogmersfield Park to explore. Go horseback riding at the Equestrian centre, cycle around the countryside or play tennis on the Hotel tennis court to get out in the open this summer. You can even take your dog. Special packages include the Time for Two spa package or you can even get a day pass to the spa and gym if you’re passing through.

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    fourseasons.com

  • THE PIG-at Bridge Place - Canterbury, Kent

    The Pig at Bridge Place, Canterbury, Kent

    Head to Hampshire, Somerset, Dorset, Devon, or Cornwall and pig out at The Pig or check in to The Pig at Bridge Place and explore the Nailbourne valley outside Canterbury. The Pig at Harlyn Bay was new for 2020 and is also back with a bang.

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    thepighotel.com

  • Summer Lodge Country House Hotel

    Summer Lodge Country House Hotel & Restaurant, Dorchester

    The Jurassic Coast is the perfect staycation spot for some of the UK’s most breath-taking beaches and coastal walks. There are 18 comfortably rooms and suites plus large gardens, tennis courts and a swimming pool. Families and groups can enjoy adjoining rooms and suites to ensure plenty of space.

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    Rates for Summer Lodge start from £350 per night on a B&B basis | summerlodgehotel.co.uk

  • Coworth Park

    Coworth Park, Ascot

    Been dreaming of a luxury countryside retreat ever since lockdown started? It’s finally time. Coworth Park’s Ultimate Staycation package includes early check in and late check out plus breakfast for two, so you can really make the most of your minibreak. Or of course, you may wish to make it a maxi break and really take the time to explore the beautiful countryside and flower meadows that Coworth Park has to offer at this time of year.

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    dorchestercollection.com

  • The Idle Rocks Hotel

    The Idle Rocks Hotel and St Mawes Hotel, Cornwall

    New measures might mean social distancing is in operation throughout The Idle Rocks and St Mawes Hotels, but guests can expect the usual level of service and warm greeting on arrival. At The Idle Rocks, there will be limited availability and lounge space and tables in the restaurant will be reserved for hotel guests only at this time. At St Mawes Hotel, guests will be offered bed and breakfast accommodation in one of the seven bedrooms (traditional Cornish breakfast will be served in the bedroom) or those wishing to get out and explore can opt for a picnic breakfast.

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    The Idle Rocks Hotel: A three-night break has been created for guests visiting this summer and includes breakfast daily and dinner from Dorian’s menu each evening, prices are £370 per night (based on two sharing, three nights minimum stay).

    St Mawes Hotel: A two-night break has been created for guests visiting this summer and includes breakfast daily.  Prices are £225 per night (based on two sharing, two nights minimum stay). idlerocks.com

  • The Bath Priory, Bath

    The Bath Priory, Bath

    The Bath Priory is set within four acres of mature award-winning gardens and spacious terraces in the middle of bustling Bath. The gardens include a kitchen garden, meadows and lawns with plenty of private nooks for exploring and relaxing outdoors. Enjoy beautiful garden views from the spacious Master Crescent suites.

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    Rates for Cavendish or The Royal Master Suites start from £612 per night, two sharing on a bed and breakfast basis. thebathpriory.co.uk. 01225 331 922

  • Chapel House Review

    Chapel House, Penzance, Cornwall

    Guests can opt for Chapel House’s Super Suites, which have their own private entrances to ensure ultimate privacy and seclusion. The hotel is a haven of gardens and terraces to ensure all guests can socially distance in comfort.

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    chapelhousepz.co.uk

  • Calcot & Spa

    Calcot & Spa, Gloucestershire

    Reopening with a repurposed 17th century barn, Calcot will have the space for a new guest arrival experience. With plenty of outdoor space for adventuring along the hotel’s trim trails, there is also a brand-new outdoor gym with state-of-the-art equipment for guests to enjoy. Socially distanced dining will be possible in the new combined restaurant space, too.

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    Stays at Calcot & Spa start from £309 bed and breakfast | 01666 890391 | www.calcot.co

  • lucknam park

    Lucknam Park, Cotswolds

    “We have been practicing social distancing for over 300 years” reads a statement on Lucknam Park’s website. Set amongst 500 acres of private land and with a big focus on outdoor pursuits, there is plenty to do. New al fresco options with be available, such as picnics in the parkland and activities such horse riding, tennis, falconry, archery, croquet, clay pigeon shooting as well as duck herding and sculptor tours with be available to guests. Equine therapy sessions are also sure to be a popular option post-lockdown.

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    lucknampark.co.uk

  • Crathorne Hall Hotel

    Crathorne Hall Hotel, North Yorkshire

    While it’s been difficult to come to terms with the lack of summer holidays abroad, there is an upside – now’s the perfect time to see some of this country’s finest natural beauty spots. Perched on the edge of the Yorkshire Moors, the handsome Crathorne Hall is an ideal base for exploring those storied, heather-clad hills. Alternatively, nearby Yarm is full of market-town charm and independent boutiques. 

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    handpickedhotels.co.uk/crathornehall

  • Dunalastair Hotel Suites - View

    Dunalastair Hotel Suites, Kinloch Rannoch, Scotland

    How about a trip up to the Highlands to escape it all? Their Highland Retreat package incorporates two nights B&B in the Munro Suite for two, a 7-course tasting dinner at the hotel’s gourmet and locally-supplied restaurant, Edina’s, and a freshly prepared packed lunch to be enjoyed while discovering the stunning landscapes surrounding the hotel.

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    dunalastairhotel.com

  • Fawsley Hall

    Fawsley Hall Hotel & Spa, Northamptonshire

    With its Tudor architecture and beautiful formal gardens, landscaped by Capability Brown in the 1760s, it’s no surprise that Fawsley Hall entertained many a monarch in its time. While enjoying your stay in one of this hidden gem’s 60 unique rooms, why not consider a spot of shopping at nearby Bicester Village, or a stroll around the grounds of Churchill’s birthplace, Blenheim Palace.

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    handpickedhotels.co.uk/fawsleyhall

  • Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane

    Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane

    If you’ve been locked down in the countryside and are ready to tentatively dip your toe back into London life, how about a stay at the Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane, where you have the best of both worlds with three parks on your doorstep, views across London and large, luxurious rooms to retreat to.

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    Rates at Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane start at £665 per night for two persons sharing a Superior Room (excl. breakfast). fourseasons.com

     

  • COMO Metropolitan London

    COMO Metropolitan London

    Enjoy customised shopping trips, unique dining experiences and exclusive art exhibitions with a stay at COMO Metropolitan London, which has opened its Park Lane doors. With plenty of nearby parks to enjoy some outdoor space in, you’re perfectly positioned to enjoy a peaceful city break.

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    Rooms start from £287 | comohotels.com

  • Chilston Park Hotel

    Chilston Park Hotel, Kent

    Set in 22 acres of parkland and within easy reach from London, Chilston Park is a natural choice for a weekend away. The elegant, historic hotel is conveniently located for discovering the many sights of the area: you can pay a visit to scenic Leeds Castle, or see animals in the wild at Port Lympne Resort – sure to go down a treat with the little ones. 

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    handpickedhotels.co.uk/chilstonpark

     

  • Flemings

    Flemings Mayfair, London

    If it’s elegance and sophistication you’re after from your city escape, Flemings offers unrivalled luxury accommodation in one of London’s most prestigious neighbourhoods moments from Green Park, Piccadilly and a short walk from Buckingham Palace. With a selection of one, two and three-bedroom apartments available with private entrances on Clarges Street, and a stunning Penthouse, which sleeps five and boasts a private lift and rooftop terrace for al-fresco drinking, dining and entertaining. The hotel’s acclaimed restaurant, Ormer Mayfair, also reopens on 4th July, offering a menu bursting with wonderful British fare, created by Executive Chef Kerth Gumbs. Guests are welcome to dine-in or enjoy dishes delivered direct to their hotel room.

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    flemings-mayfair.co.uk

  • Fairmont St Andrews

    Fairmont St Andrews

    Set within a 520 acre estate, Fairmont St Andrews is the perfect spot for coastal escape, complete with breathtaking clifftop views of St Andrews and the North Sea. In a commitment to green tourism, the hotel ‘welcomes’ over 20,000 dark native Scottish honey bees at a wild flower meadow, used specifically as a bee sanctuary. As it’s never too early to teach the kids about global warming and the danger to bees, family packages include tours of the hives. Guests can soak up the area’s natural beauty by renting bikes to explore the estate, or heading out on the Fife Coastal Path, with exceptional views over Scotland’s majestic coast, taking in rocky bays, grass-tufted dunes and picturesque fishing villages.

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    fairmont.com

  • Rookery Hall

    Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa, Nantwich, Cheshire

    Treat yourself to a mini-break at this romanic country hotel, a picture-perfect spot that’s unsurprisingly a popular wedding venue. Surrounded by its own lovely gardens, it’s within easy reach of the Ness Botanic Gardens and the glorious Tatton Park – a dream for any nature-lover eager to escape the city for a while. Dating back to Roman times, Nantwich is also worth visiting; the market town has the highest number of listed buildings in the country.

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    handpickedhotels.co.uk/rookeryhall

  • Queens Hotel Cheltenham

    Queens Hotel, Cheltenham

    Set amongst the backdrop of Cheltenham’s fashionable Montpellier district, the historic Queens Hotel is a civilised haven, with décor and architecture encapsulating the elegance, heritage and grandeur of the neo-classical era. Listed as a Grade II English Heritage building since 1955, it retains many of its original features including historic wallpaper designed by Augustus Pugin. One of the first purpose-built hotels in Europe, Queens Hotel was built on the site of the original Sherborne Spa, to meet the demands of the nobility and royalty who visited Cheltenham to take respite.

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    queenshotelcheltenham.co.uk

  • Castle Hotel Windsor

    Castle Hotel Windsor

    Standing as one of Windsor’s oldest buildings, the hotel once a small 16th-century inn with a few rooms for the local community – it grew to become the most fashionable of Windsor’s hotels. Inside, special touches reveal the storied history of the hotel – busts of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert hark back to the tale of a birthday gift from the Queen to her consort.

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    castlehotelwindsor.com

  • Francis Hotel Bath

    Francis Hotel, Bath

    In the heart of Bath, the Francis Hotel was originally a boarding house owned by Emily Francis, a leading entrepreneurial lady of her time. Over time, the property became a hotel through the integration of seven Georgian townhouses and today stands as a luxury 98-room boutique property with a sympathetic contemporary interior design. The hotel is perfectly situated as base for a cultural staycation in historic Bath.

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    francishotel.com

  • The Ship at Dunwich

    The Ship at Dunwich, Suffolk

    With just 16 rooms and situated in a quaint coastal village, The Ship at Dunwich makes for an ideal countryside staycation, just moments from the beach. Locally-sourced food, delicious ales and charming rooms, this country pub-cum-hotel ticks all boxes. Plus, pups are more than welcome to stay too.

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    shipatdunwich.co.uk

  • Buxted Park

    Buxted Park, East Sussex

    Situated within the ancient beauty of The Ashdown Forest, Buxted Park offers an unforgettable countryside getaway, boasting 312 acres of parkland, sumptuous Georgian-style suites and delicious, locally-sourced British fare at the resident 2 AA Rosette restaurant.

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    handpickedhotels.co.uk

  • Stanbrook Abbey

    Stanbrook Abbey, Worcestershire

    A unique 26-acre estate located in the the West Midlands, Stanbrook Abbey dates back to the early 16th century – in fact, it used to be a monastery. Beside from the property’s history, there’s plenty else to enjoy, from a traditionally British afternoon tea to an outdoor cinema experience.

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    handpickedhotels.co.uk

  • Pullman Liverpool

    Pullman Liverpool

    Located by King’s Dock, Liverpool’s iconic waterfront, the stylish hotel offers the best of both worlds with its close proximity to both the city’s cultural centre – don’t miss out on a visit to Tate Liverpool and the vibrant Albert Dock – and nearby National Trust beaches and gardens at Speke Hall. Round off your city break with a drive to Formby beach, a spectacular stretch of sand dunes surrounded by fragrant pinewoods.

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    all.accor.com

  • Rhinefield House Hotel

    Rhinefield House Hotel

    An imposing Tudor and Gothic-style manor house in New Forest National Park, Rhinefield House Hotel enjoys spectacular surroundings, an outdoor pool and an array of exquisite dining options, from the 2 AA Rosette Armada restaurant to The Conservatory which delights in views of the garden terrace and ornamental pond.

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