Our top 5 cosy U.K. winter getaways.
If there’s one thing Britain does well, it is, unfortunately, bad weather.
Though our colder climates are seldom cause for jealousy, they do serve as the perfect excuse to wrap up, enjoy a hot drink and get cosy with those closest to us.
Current circumstances may limit many winter getaway options, there are still plenty of opportunities closer to home for a cosy escape. Here are our favourites…
Nestled amongst Berkshire’s idyllic greenery and on the serene banks of the Thames, this intimate village hotel recently underwent a renovation that has beautifully combined the character of the original 17th century building with modern elegance. Whether you fill your day with scenic wintry walks or a selection of sumptuous spa treatments, you can unwind each evening in the delightful riverside restaurant, the ideal location for dinner with a gorgeous sunset view. With offers on one and two night stays currently available, there’s no excuse not to indulge in a mini staycation.
If quintessential English countryside is what your heart desires, The Newt delivers in droves. Situated in Somerset and offering exclusive access to picturesque gardens for its guests, this unique country house allows visitors to choose between classically elegant rooms in Hadspen House or rustic modernity in the converted stable rooms. Boasting a stunning spa, abundant wildlife and eclectic activities for children, this is a fantastic choice for all the family.
Hidden in the breathtaking landscape of the Surrey Hills, The House at Beaverbrook is a country house with copious amounts of character and an irresistible charm. With a private ice rink, glamorous cinema, two sensational restaurants, and a luxurious spa at your disposal, you’re guaranteed a festive getaway like no other. No need to leave the dog at home alone either – they have rooms that will accommodate your furry companions.
If the idyllic countryside isn’t rustic enough for you, you could always spend a weekend in a cabin in the woods. While that may sound like the opening of a stereotypical horror film, the only thing frightening about North Star Club will be the notion of leaving such charming, cosy and luxurious surroundings to return to everyday life. Offering stunning forests and a delectable range of nearby dining options, including a Michelin-starred pub, a stay in these cabins takes glamping to entirely new levels.
What does every lavish wintry getaway need? A hot tub of course! Not only do the cosy lodges of The Chilterns View offer stunning sunset views overlooking the rolling hills of Oxfordshire, each also has a private veranda equipped with a hot tub. This sounds like the perfect excuse for warming your bones on a chilly December evening if you ask us!
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