10 Best Luxury Getaways In The English Countryside
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Everyone has a different version of their perfect day in the English countryside. Cream teas on the lawns, basking in the English sunshine. Watching a polo match and then popping on Hunter wellies for a walk to your nearest country pub for a pint of local ale. Nosing around chocolate box villages, picking up antiques and local produce before retiring to an immaculate country house retreat. Here is our pick of the 10 best luxury getaways in the English countryside.

Our first choice is the beautifully refurbished Oakhouse 1 boutique hotel in the pretty village of Tetbury. Described by TATLER as “The Notting Hill of Gloucestershire .. a little rock ‘n’ roll…a little country classic .. the vibe is fizzy French house party” and equally popular with THE GUARDIAN “We are spirited into a fantasy world, a collision of colour, modern design and trad sumptuousness”, this gorgeous boutique hotel has it all. Enjoy Nicola’s homemade scones and cakes served with tea in their garden – you will feel like you are staying with dear friends at their country home.

Our second choice is The Four Seasons Hampshire, which is a superbly refurbished country manor on top of a hill. It offers so much to do; shooting, riding, biking, walking swimming, spa.. and has reliable Four Seasons quality decor and rooms with the classic Four Seasons bathrooms.

Sitting in position three is the Mount in Somerset. This historic country house sits on a hill overlooking fields of sheep.

10 Of The Best Boutique Hotels In The Cotswolds
Oak House No.1 Boutique Hotel - A Celebrity Hang Out In The Cotswolds
Oak House No.1 Boutique Hotel - A Celebrity Hang Out In The Cotswolds

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Oak House No.1 is a luxury boutique hotel in the Cotswolds packed full of intriguing objects and wonderful artworks. These unique and opulent surroundings have attracted many celebrity guests including Martin Freeman, Peter Andre, Tim Minchin, Kelly Jones and more. These rockstars and royalty are attracted by the immaculate and luxurious rooms and the casual and discreet environment. Oak House No.1 is nestled in the heart of the picturesque, fudge-coloured Cotswolds town of Tetbury. This little town has been wealthy since the 15th-century wool trade.

Four Seasons Hampshire Review
Four Seasons Hampshire Review

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The first time we reviewed Four Seasons Hampshire was back in 2016, and following a return visit, I feel compelled to share exactly why this hotel is hands down the best family hotel in the English Countryside. The Four Seasons Hampshire is set in a beautifully restored Georgian Manor on a 500-acre estate in the English countryside. The hotel is only just over an hour from central London by car and just 10 minutes from Fleet railway station (with a train service to London Waterloo Station four times an hour).

Review: The Mount Somerset Hotel & Spa
Review: The Mount Somerset Hotel & Spa

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The historic Mount in Somerset is a country house hotel with 3 Rosette dining, ESPA spa, and the prettiest views over the English countryside. Situated on the side of a hill and built-in 1805, the original owners of this stately manor house clearly selected this idyllic location for the views over the rolling hills and green fields. Today this country house, which is surrounded by manicured lawns and gardens, offers those same far-reaching views over the Vale of Taunton and many fluffy sheep! You arrive by driving up a narrow country lane.

Old Swan & Minster Mill Review, Cotswolds
Old Swan & Minster Mill Review, Cotswolds

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As you drive up to the Old Swan & Minster Mill you can’t help but be delighted by its perfect Cotswolds village setting, complete with grey stone cottages fronted by grass verges and colorful flowers. The hotel, which was built circa 1445, spans numerous cottages and outbuildings. Beyond these, the small village tails off to one end, and the River Windrush gurgles past at the other. Take in the hotel's beautiful surroundings with our video tour. The reception is in one of two main buildings and sits beside an enormous open fire.

The Cotswold's Greenway Hotel and Spa
The Cotswold's Greenway Hotel and Spa

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If I was quizzed about England's Cotswolds and what all the fuss was about, I'd point the inquisitive towards The Greenway Hotel and Spa, a member of the Eden Hotel Collection and Small Luxury Hotels. Turn off a busy road, travel up the hotel's long driveway, and you are instantly transported into the heart of the English countryside. There are picturesque villages like Stowe On The Wold nearby, but dear reader, should I have felt bad in having no real desire to leave the Greenway?

Review of England’s Oldest Inn, The Porch House
Review of England’s Oldest Inn, The Porch House

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With staycations very much on the up again, where better to pay a visit to than the beautiful Cotswolds – quintessentially English; with beautiful villages, gorgeous boutiques and endless stylish country pubs complete with beautiful pub gardens. We recently stayed in the heart of the Cotswolds in an enchanting country inn: The Porch House in Stow-on-the Wold. Located right in the centre of Stow, you are ideally situated to explore the town and its surrounding villages.

Review: Tudor Farmhouse, Cotswolds
Review: Tudor Farmhouse, Cotswolds

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Imagine lying in a bubble-filled rolltop bath, looking up at the blue sky through the skylight in your beam-filled rooftop room. A warm summer breeze blows the bubbles ever so slightly, a Cockrel cocodoodles in the garden, and the only thing to contemplate is how lovely your afternoon country stroll was and which dish to choose for your evening's delight. That's how I felt during my stay at the Tudor Farmhouse Hotel near the Forest of Dean and on the edge of the Cotswolds. Utterly relaxed and ever so far from the madding crowd, a mood reflected in our video tour of the hotel.

Ellenborough Park Review, Cotswolds
Ellenborough Park Review, Cotswolds

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Arrival at Cheltenham's Ellenborough Park was impressive. The hotel sits alone on the side of a hill, in acres of immaculate grounds with sweeping views down to one of the UK's most famous racecourses. We were expecting great things from this hotel as Ellenborough Park has won many awards, its main restaurant is the proud recipient of 3 rosettes. Having seen the grounds, I couldn't help thinking that I had found the Four Seasons of the Cotswolds. As I approached the main house there seemed not one but three extravagant weddings!

Review: Calcot Manor, Cotswolds
Review: Calcot Manor, Cotswolds

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Calcot Manor & Spa offers stylish rooms, a sublime spa, and top-notch dining, set within 220 acres of rewilded Cotswolds countryside. Calcot Manor & Spa is set in a 14th-century weathered stone manor house located three miles from Tetbury and amid the rolling Cotswolds hills. Calcot Manor & Spa offers a gorgeous spa with an indoor pool and outdoor hot tub, an additional outdoor pool, a kids’ Playzone, and two restaurants, all sitting within its 220 acres of meadowland.

Review: Lucknam Park Hotel
Review: Lucknam Park Hotel

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Lucknam Park Hotel and Spa and Spa, part of the Relais Chateaux group of hotels, is a country house hotel near the beautiful city of Bath, on the edge of the Cotswolds, set in acres of listed parkland. This hotel is less than half an hour's drive from central Bath. You approach this impressive hotel up a long treelined driveway. In the Spring, carpets of yellow daffodils run down either side of the driveway in the spring - magic! Upon entering Lucknam Park Hotel through the double doors, you are met by a large elegant room with wooden-clad walls and a reception desk in the corner.

You may also be interested in our top 5 guesthouses in the Cotswolds.

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