With the announcement that we can travel within the UK from 4 July, I have shared 4 of my top recommendations for a UK staycation that are absolutely perfect for a post-lockdown getaway.
Whether you choose a weekend break or mid-week getaway, I got it covered!
The Fish Hotel
If a UK break is on your radar once lockdown eases, I can’t recommend The Fish Hotel enough for a secluded and remote break in The Cotswolds. The hotel takes its name from its setting on Fish Hill – so-called because medieval monks are said to have stored fish here.
Book one of their Hideaway Huts tucked into woodland. Each of the huts are bright and decorated with a comfortable feel inspired by hygge, the Danish concept of cosiness. Within each hut there is a stunning standalone bathtub!
For an alfresco option, each hut has also has its own deck and a Hikki Bohemen outdoor bath for two, heated by a wood stove.⠀
With Social Distancing measures likely to be in place a tad bit longer, the Hideaway Huts are perfect for an intimate and private break and the best part is you can get their delicious food and a range of drinks delivered to the hut!
Widbrook Grange is an 18th century Georgian country farmhouse in Wiltshire, Bradford-on-Avon, located within close driving proximity to Bath, Salisbury and a few other lovely places.
There are 19 boutique bedrooms and we stayed in ‘The Writers Room’ in the main house. It is beautiful with lovely wallpaper, rich fabrics & views overlooking the grounds, and a super comfy King size bed!
The bathroom has a roll top bath, is bright and spacious and the fittings are all of high quality and kitted out with full size Bramley products which smell divine!
It is also dog friendly so you can bring your pooch along!
Boringdon Hall Hotel
The county of Devon is one of my favourite parts of the country to escape to, and I recommend a stay at Boringdon hall, an iconic and luxurious a Grade I listed 16th century 5 star Elizabethan Manor House and Spa hotel, with an ideal location being so close to Plymouth, as well as being on the edge of Dartmoor National Park in striking surroundings.
The name ‘Boringdon‘ comes from the Saxon ‘Burth-Y-Don, which ‘The Enchanted Place on the Hill’ and one of the earliest mentions was recorded in the Domesday Book.
It’s belonged to the Parker family, at one point was owned by the National Trust, and was then converted to a hotel by a previous owner but was unfortunately destroyed by a fire in March 1989.
After this it was then restored to all its glory and the Gaia Spa was added on in 2016, which is relatively modern in comparison to the rest of the building. It has been an iconic place in Devon to stay ever since.
It is such a wonderful venue for a luxurious countryside retreat with a fantastic location, charming character, unimpeachable, unhurried and endearingly-warm service, outstanding food and an award winning spa that is simply superb for a bit of R&R. The treatments are restorative, relaxing and leaves you feeling like a brand new person.
Rudding Park is a gorgeous privately owned hotel, in Harrogate, Yorkshire. The hotel is set in idyllic grounds with golf courses next to it and is perfect for outdoor rambles too. The food is fantastic at Horto restaurant, as well as a second restaurant called Clocktower restaurant, it has amazing state of the art Spa facilities, contemporary bedrooms and fabulous service.