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If you’re on the hunt for a staycation – you’ve come to the right place. A short getaway is just what you need, but where should you visit first?

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To find the perfect location, look no further than the UK. There are some truly stunning places to stay. Seriously, why travel abroad when you can head to the vibrant capital, to the glorious coast or pay a visit to one of our best historic towns?

We’ve rounded up a list of our favourite UK staycations, from country escapes to coastal retreats…

The Four Seasons, Hampshire


The Four Seasons in Hampshire is set in a restored, 18th-century manor on 500 acres of picturesque grounds. The family-friendly, dog-friendly, countryside escape is set in beautiful grounds, and the rooms are equally as stunning. Elements from nature have been used throughout the design of the rooms, from the colours in the gardens to the wildlife, complemented with a striking classical English palette, enhancing the layering of textures and trimmings.

Combining the Estate’s historical legacy with modern day comforts, each room’s updated headboards have USB and power access plus bedside reading spotlights. Guests now also have the option to download the Four Seasons App to place in-room dining orders, chat with the team, request services, and more. 

To book your stay, visit booking.com

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The Langley, Buckinghamshire


Once home to the third Duke of Marlborough, Langley Hall showcases all that the bountiful English countryside has to offer. Steeped in history, this Palladian-style mansion house and adjoining Grade-II listed Brew House offers 41 sumptuous guestrooms and suites as well as a world-class spa and gym. Step outside and marvel at the Grade II-listed gardens, lovingly re-designed by  Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown in the 18th century. 

To book your stay, visit marriott.com.

The Club Hotel & Spa, Jersey


The Club Hotel & Spa is the ultimate destination for a relaxing foodie getaway. Only an hour’s flight from London, and located in the idyllic seaside capital of St Helier, the chic stylish bedrooms overlook their tropical heated pool. The Club Spa is the perfect place to unwind with its full thermal suite. You can’t go to Jersey without sampling the seafood and their restaurant, Bohemia has recently been awarded its Michelin star for the 18th consecutive year thanks to Head Chef Callum Graham’s use of seasonal Jersey ingredients throughout his playful and creative dishes.

To book visit: booking.com

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The Camp at The Wave, Bristol


For active families after a luxury camping experience, The Camp at The Wave, situated just outside of Bristol, is the place to go. It is the first inland surfing destination of its kind in the world and is suitable for all abilities, from children stepping on a board for the first time to professional surfers. Enjoy wood burners, comfortable beds, and fully-equipped kitchens inside the glamping tents, or head to the bar and restaurant while the children explore the local Avon wilderness with dedicated chaperones.

To book visit: booking.com

Montcalm Royal London House, London


The Montcalm Royal House Hotel is a fantastic base to explore London. This luxury five-star hotel is situated between the Barbican and Liverpool Street, with a plethora of destination boutiques, street art, pop-ups and renowned markets nearby. Boasting vibrant and contemporary bedrooms, a swanky spa and perhaps the best part – a rooftop terrace, overlooking the whole of the city. You can stay at the Montcalm Royal House Hotel with Wowcher, from £149 for two for an overnight stay.

To book your stay visit wowcher.co.uk.

Hilton London Bankside, London


If you’re planning a trip to the capital, the Hilton London Bankside is perfectly situated on the Southbank to make the most of the city’s tourist attractions. You’re a stone’s throw away from The Shard, Shakespeare’s Globe, The London Eye and SEA LIFE London Aquarium, not to mention every foodie’s paradise, Borough Market. The five-star hotel also boasts its own indoor pool, restaurant and cocktail bar to relax in after a day of sightseeing and exploring.

To book your stay visit booking.com.

A Plumguide stay, Kent 


There’s plenty to do in Kent. You can visit the towns of Canterbury, Margate and Rochester, and it’s only a short drive or train ride from London. This spot is known as the ‘Garden of England’, aptly named for the lush landscapes and wild coasts.

Parquet Pocket home (pictured), Plumguide.

Lime Tree Hotel, Belgravia


Finding an affordable hotel in London can be difficult but it just got a whole lot easier with the Lime Tree Hotel in Belgravia.

Featured less than a mile away from Buckingham Palace, the stunning Georgian town house is the perfect choice for a long weekend in the city. The stylish interiors have recently undergone a major renovation so it is high time you booked in to take a look.

The beautiful rooms, which start at £110 (single) and £135 (double), are just the ticket: smart without being lavish where you can expect warm Farrow & Ball hues, crisp linen, bold wallpaper from Andrew Martin & Sanderson, Roberts Radios, eclectic art and unique design touches like Pooky lampshades.

It’s not only the incredible location and fabulous aesthetics that make this the most perfect city stay, but the Lime Tree Hotel also has its very own restaurant, The Buttery, where you can enjoy a delicious brunch, indulging on Nutella french toast, or dine out on small plates and cocktails on Friday and Saturday evenings from 5-9 pm.

Lime Tree Hotel is truly one of London’s best-kept secrets, to book visit booking.com.

Crown & Garter, West Berkshire


Offering fabulous views over the English countryside, you won’t regret a stay at the gorgeous, award-winning Crown & Garter pub and hotel in the idyllic village of Inkpen, West Berkshire. As well as enjoying the home comforts of delicious food and a cosy suite, you’ll get to enjoy some of the most beautiful walks and cycling routes in the UK. This is definitely the ideal home-grown destination for foodies, cyclists, walkers and anyone looking for a peaceful getaway in the UK.

To book your stay, visit booking.com.

The Resident, London


The Resident Covent Garden recently became the capital’s number one hotel on TripAdvisor and was ranked by travellers as the best place to stay in London out of a total of 1,180 hotels. Perfectly located on The Strand, it’s close to the city’s theatre district, so if you’re looking for a fun trip to London to watch a show, this is the place to rest your head. 

What’s more, each of The Resident’s guestrooms has a mini-kitchen and the team can ensure a pre-ordered selection of essential groceries are placed in the larder fridge prior to arrival. 

Resident Hotels also offer locations in Victoria, Soho and Kensington, while outside of the capital there is a Liverpool location which is consistently rated as one of the best hotels in the city, and last year underwent a full refurbishment programme which includes all bedrooms and lobby areas.

To book your stay, visit tripadvisor.co.uk.

House of Gods, Edinburgh


If you’re heading to Edinburgh, you won’t find a more hedonistic stay than boutique hotel, House of Gods. Centrally located in Cowgate close to the Royal Mile, there’s everything you could need on your doorstep, but you won’t want to miss its own decadent cocktail bar or the delicious adjoining restaurant Casablanca.

With four-poster beds, House of Hackney fabrics, Gucci wallpaper and a huge disco ball, it’s – in their words – unapologetically extravagant. Looking for something extra special? Choose their ‘Treat Me Like I’m Famous’ package for treats like chocolate and prosecco on arrival, a £50 bar tab, milk and cookies before bed and breakfast mimosas.

To book your stay, visit booking.com.

The Bloomsbury Hotel, London


Calling all self-confessed Bibliophiles! A literary lover’s haven, the Bloomsbury Hotel is revered for its Art Deco interiors and iconic Seamus Heaney Library. Packed with first editions and vintage reads that still bear the stamp of the YWCA Central Club Library that once stood on the site, it’s truly one-of-a-kind. Just a short distance from Covent Garden, Soho, Theatreland and Oxford Street, guests can also browse the shelves of the London Review Bookshop on Bury Place, before heading to the British Museum for a memorable day trip. 

Adding to the glamour and drama of the hotel, the Bloomsbury Club Bar’s cocktails are even inspired by the convoluted love lives of its members. Each drink is named after a member of the original Bloomsbury set, with the menus listing the many celebrated marriages and society-scandalising flings of the day. 

To book your stay, visit doylecollection.com.

Sea Containers, London


Sea Containers London is the most remarkable South Bank hotel, a destination where glamour meets brutalism, it’s the perfect place to relax. A space to unwind, recharge and regroup, their guest rooms are the ideal South Bank base from which to explore London. Whether you opt for a standard room or book into a river view suite, you’re guaranteed a memorable evening. We’d highly recommend heading down to the Sea Containers Restaurant for dinner, with the Cauliflower Steak a must, before heading up to 12th Knot, their rooftop bar and lounge overlooking the River Thames! A superb venue, with the most accomodating staff – add it to your bucket list!

To book, visit seacontainerslondon.com.

Mollie’s Motel & Diner, Shrivenham Road, A420, Buckland, Faringdon, Oxfordshire


Here in the UK, we’re not used to ‘motel’ life – unless you count watching Schitt’s Creek on Netflix – but Mollie’s is changing our perception of motels. Yes, on TV they might look a bit tired and run down, but Mollie’s is anything but. The brains behind this roadside hotel and diner are the Soho House team. Yes, when it comes to creating somewhere you want to stay in – they know.

The bedrooms at Mollie’s are fuss-free and simple, but clean and modern – just what you want from an overnight stay. This isn’t necessarily somewhere that you’d book for a long trip, more of a stop-off en route to your next destination. Bicester Villlage isn’t far, so it’s a great spot for laying your head after pounding the shops all day. If you’re worried about a lack of luxury, don’t! There’s also a rainforest shower and Cowshed products in the bathroom. Adjoined to the motel you have the diner – and here’s where you’re in for a real treat! Be sure to try Mollie’s hot wings (divine) and make sure there’s room for a famous Mollie’s milkshake! 

To book your stay for £70 a night, visit Mollies.com.

Manhattan Loft Gardens, London


Manhattan Loft Gardens is a seriously impressive building, designed by iconic high-rise architects SOM and with The Stratford Hotel, three bars, two restaurants and a gym, it’s one to visit. A visit to the Kitchen E20 is a must, we recommend the Confit Duck Bon Bons and the spectacular lamb gnocchi, though make sure you save room for the delicious cookie dough ice cream! Fancy an evening tipple? The Mezzanine is a world-class cocktail bar, with open DJ nights on a Thursday and live music nights on a Friday, it’s got all you need to party the night away. And once you’re ready to hit the hay, you can fall right into a luxury bed and wake up to the panoramic views of the city. It’s central location makes The Stratford the perfect hotel for a staycation in the city – add it to your list!

To book your stay visit: manhattanloftgardens.

Sheraton Grand Park, London


Nestled in the heart of Mayfair, this iconic address boasts unrivalled views of Green Park – not to mention, it’s nearby a number of London’s most iconic and historic attractions, including Buckingham Palace, Westminster and Oxford Street. One of the finest examples of art deco architecture, guests can also head to the hotel’s Palm Court restaurant for one of the best traditional afternoon teas in the city. 

To book your stay visit booking.com.

Ruby Lucy Hotel, London


Taking residence along London’s historic South Bank, the Ruby Lucy is the ultimate bijou bolthole. Blending carnival magic throughout, step inside the hotel and marvel at the eclectic design, as rich, dark tones contrast with bright brass accents, subtle stripes, circus drums and even juggling pins. After you’ve enjoyed a tipple or two in the bar, head upstairs for a one-of-a-kind sleep experience, courtesy of the Ruby Hotel’s exclusive formula. Developed and tested by sleep scientists, each room is sound-proofed and equipped with blackout curtains, high-quality bedding and custom made mattresses so you can dose off in comfort.

To book your stay, visit booking.com.

South Lodge Hotel, Horsham


South Lodge Hotel and Spa is located in Horsham, a town in West Sussex that has previously welcomed Queen Elizabeth as its guest. Between parks, ponds, and nature reserves within the South Downs, it’s no surprise that the area has attracted the monarch, and the South Lodge Hotel and Spa is the perfect place to stay. Guests have access to a 44,000 square foot luxury spa complete with an indoor and outdoor pool, gym, spin studio, treatment rooms and a thermal suite. Once you’re suitably pampered, head to the Botanica restaurant for a menu of delicious Mediterranean food.

For more information, visit booking.com.

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Somerley House, Suffolk


Worthy of a Jane Austen novel, this Georgian country house accommodates up to 8 guests. Perfectly positioned to explore the Norfolk Broads and Suffolk Heritage Coast on either bike or foot, it’s closeby to a number of historical sites, including Burgh Castle, Felbrigg Hall, and Somerleyton Hall – which you might recognise from season 4 of The Crown. Royal fans can even travel further afield and visit the Queen’s beloved Sandringham Estate before retiring to Somerley House for a cosy night in.

To book your stay, visit somerleytonmeadows.co.uk.

Cuckoo Down Farm, Devon


A short distance from the World Heritage coastline at Sidmouth, Cuckoo Down Farm boasts four beautifully decorated safari lodges, some with hot tubs, and two gorgeous yurts designed for relaxed and easy glamping. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or a family holiday, there’s plenty to do at this rural retreat. Home to ponies and chickens, guests can while away their days exploring 30 verdant acres of unspoiled meadows, all before enjoying evenings beneath the stars with a campfire for company.

For more information, visit cuckoodownfarm.co.uk.

Nailcote Hall, Warwickshire


Nailcote Hall has been termed ‘one of the most romantic hotels in England’ and it’s also a firm favourite of Piers Morgan. Fully equipped with a Par 3 golf course, luxury spa facilities and an on-site gym and jogging track, there’s plenty to do at this 17th century stately home. Just a stone’s throw from Warwick Castle, Coventry Cathedral and Shakespeare’s family houses, spend your weekend taking in the sights and sounds of the countryside. 

To book your stay visit, booking.com.

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Cliveden House, Berkshire


This five-star country house hotel hosted Duchess Meghan the night before her lavish royal wedding to Prince Harry. Stretching across 376 verdant acres, the 17th-century property is situated alongside the banks of the River Thames in Berkshire and has welcomed the likes of Queen Victoria, Winston Churchill and Charlie Chaplin through its opulent doors. 

To book your stay, visit booking.com.

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The Seafood Restaurant and Rooms, Cornwall


Famed for a love of good food, wine and hospitality, the Rick Stein family boasts over 40 boutique rooms in a variety of properties. For those who want to wine, dine and fall straight into bed, there’s no better place to stay than at one of the 16 boutique bedrooms above the chef’s famous Seafood Restaurant in Padstow. The iconic venue, founded in 1975, is the perfect one-night escape with some of the finest, freshest seafood and Cornish produce creating a night (and breakfast!) to remember.

To book your stay, visit rickstein.com.

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The Old Parsonage, Oxford


Oxford’s 17th century Old Parsonage strikes the perfect balance of old and new. Offering 35 individually designed bedrooms & suites complete with luxurious handmade beds, unique Oxford sketches, and magnificent marble bathrooms, guests can enjoy afternoon tea in the courtyard, curl up with a good book in the hotel’s library, or tour the historic city on a vintage bike. 

To book your stay, visit booking.com.

Blackberry Wood Farm, Sussex


Looking for something different? This small, family-run campsite offers quirky and quality accommodation. Stroll through the iconic Sussex countryside, and you’ll find Blackberry Wood Farm at the foot of the South Downs National Park, just seven miles from nearby Brighton. Guests can kick back and relax in fairytale treehouses, a 1964 Routemaster London double-decker Bus, a refurbished fire engine, a converted 1965 Wessex Search and Rescue helicopter, or an original 1930’s Gypsy Wagon. It’ll certainly be a holiday to remember!

To book your stay, visit blackberrywood.com.

Coworth Park, Ascot


Prince Harry and best man, Prince William headed to Coworth Park ahead of his upcoming nuptials to Meghan Markle in 2018. Stretching across 240 acres of picturesque parkland, we reckon the groom was swayed by the hotel’s impressive equestrian centre and polo fields. 

To book your stay, visit booking.com.

Greenway House, Devon


As well as pretty beaches and country walks, Devon is the perfect place for book lovers to visit, specifically Agatha Christie fans! If you’re partial to a murder mystery by the famous author, then you need to take a trip to her holiday home Greenway House, which inspired several of her novels. Look around the setting of Dead Man’s Folly, spot the wildlife at the battery overlooking the river and see family collectables. Who wouldn’t want to see the place Agatha named ‘the loveliest place in the world’?

For more information, visit nationaltrust.org.uk.

The Goring, London


Want to treat yourself to a city break? The Duchess of Cambridge loves this London hotel – and we can see why. Bordering on the iconic walls of Buckingham Palace and nearby Knightsbridge, you’ll be able to stay in one of the Goring’s 69 sumptuous suites.

To book your stay visit booking.com.

Orchard Treehouse, Worcestershire


Wrapped around a magnificent Cypriot pine tree on the grounds of a medieval Manor house, you’ll find the Orchard Treehouse. Boasting a private hot tub on the deck, guests can also stretch their legs and navigate the sprawling footpaths over Bredon Hill or cycle over to the picturesque village of Little Comberton.

To book your stay, visit canopyandstars.co.uk.

Grantley Hall, Yorkshire Dales


Grantley Hall is a beautifully restored Grade II listed Palladian mansion, situated in the great British countryside in the Yorkshire Dales. Ideal for a restorative getaway, you can spend your time exploring the scenic outdoors or relaxing at the hotel’s tranquil spa.

To book your stay, visit booking.com.

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Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Spa, Nottinghamshire


This 17th-century country hotel has welcomed a number of illustrious guests throughout its history, including Queen Victoria. Blending past and present, all 59 of the hotel’s suites and lodges have been thoughtfully restored and individually styled with period decor fit for royalty. The hotel’s new multi-million-pound spa boasts an indoor-outdoor vitality pool, an extensive range of treatments, and bespoke therapies as well as outdoor relaxation areas complete with alpine lodges.

To book your stay, visit booking.com.

Love2Stay, Shropshire


Just a stone’s throw from the rolling Shropshire Hills, the Love2Stay resort offers luxury caravanning and glamping holidays. From fully serviced caravan pitches to stunning safari lodges with their own private hot tubs and large flat-screen televisions, you’ll be spoilt for choice. With a host of fitness activities on offer, guests can work out in the resort’s techno gym, spend the day fishing or take a dip in the natural swimming pool. 

To book your stay, visit love2stay.co.uk.

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Bel & The Dragon, various locations across the South of England


With a collection of Country Inns and restaurants situated across South England’s most charming towns and villages, couples and families alike can escape to the English countryside, staying in characterful rooms adorned with timeless, cosy and classic décor.

To book your stay, visit belandthedragon.co.uk.

Crockers, Henley


This recently renovated, Grade II listed townhouse in Henley has been transformed into the ultimate foodie destination hotel featuring seven bedrooms, two chef’s tables, a bar, a robatayaki grill restaurant and terrace dining. After your gourmet dining experience, wind down in style in The Quarters, featuring stunning designs by Ali Hearn interiors.

To book your stay, visit henley.crockersuk.com.

Storrs Hall Hotel, Lake Windermere, the Lake District


Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Lake District, this four-star hotel is set on 17 acres of grounds on the shores of Lake Windermere. Wordsworth himself stayed at this Grade II Listed Georgian mansion, which includes sumptuous interiors and a restaurant that has been awarded 2 AA Rosettes. Breakfast is available each morning, and guests can enjoy picnics on the beautiful grounds.

To book your stay, visit booking.com.

The Coniston Hotel Country Estate & Spa, Yorkshire Dales


This stunning Yorkshire retreat comes with two infinity pools, a lake view terrace, a Himalayan sauna and more for the perfect romantic getaway. Ideal for couples looking for a luxury staycation and ultimate relaxation experience, The Coniston also offers unique spa treatments including a seaweed soak and curated Yorkshire Tea Baths in collaboration with Taylor’s.

To book your stay, visit www.theconistonhotel.com.

Clementine’s Hotel, York


Clementine’s Townhouse is York’s newest boutique hotel, just a stone’s throw away from the gorgeous city centre. It’s the perfect place to unwind after a busy day exploring the historic town. If you can, book into the After Eight Suite, a gorgeous glass-fronted wooden chalet in their beautiful gardens and enjoy relaxing on your own private decking.

To book, visit celementinestownhouse.

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Thyme, Cotswolds


Thyme is an elegant collection of cottages within a restored Cotswold manor and farm. Described as a ‘village within a village’ this hotel emerged from a family story where a passion for the land, food and entertaining, merges with a love of local heritage, beauty and conservation. This idyllic English country destination is the ultimate staycation for those seeking a restful retreat.

To book your stay, visit booking.com.

Crazy Bear Hotel, Various Locations


If you’re looking for the ultimate post-lockdown luxury, this 5* overnight stay for two at the award-winning Crazy Bear hotel is an unbeatable option. Enjoy a glass of Lanson Extra Age Brut or Rosé Brut Champagne on arrival, a bottle of Champagne Tsarine by Adriana in your room, a three-course dinner at the Thai or English restaurant and breakfast! Are you tempted yet?

To book your stay, visit wowcher.co.uk.

Rudloe Arms Hotel, Corsham


Stay at famous chef Marco Pierre White’s Rudloe Arms Hotel and experience food heaven. The Georgian manor is set within the most stunning grounds, and Wowcher is offering a one or two-night stay at the countryside escape with breakfast and six-course Marco Pierre White dining.

To book your stay, visit wowcher.co.uk.

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