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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

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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.… Read More.

Four Seasons Hampshire Review

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The Four Seasons Hampshire is set in a beautifully restored Georgian Manor on a 500 acre estate in the English countryside. At only just over an hour from central London by car and just 10 minutes from Fleet railway station… Read More.

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. Read More.

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 it’s perfect Cotswolds village setting, complete with grey stone cottages fronted by grass verges and colourful flowers. The hotel, which was built… Read More.

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 The Greenway Hotel and Spa. Turn off a busy road, travel up the hotel’s long driveway and you are instantly… Read More.

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… Read More.

Tudor Farmhouse Review, 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… Read More.

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 of… Read More.

Calcot Manor Review, Cotswolds

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Calcot Manor & Spa is set in a 14th-century weathered stone manor house located three miles from Tetbury and amid the rolling Cotswolds hills. It offers a gorgeous spa with and indoor pool and outdoor hot tub, an additional outdoor… Read More.

Lucknam Park Hotel Review

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Lucknam Park Hotel and Spa is a country house hotel near the beautiful city of Bath, on the edge of the Cotswolds set in acres of listed parkland. Read More.

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