BONSOIR | THE JOURNAL
With some British hotels planning when a summer opening we're getting inspiration for our next Great British getaway.
With the future of international travel currently up in the air, now could be the time to start thinking about taking a break closer to home. Many UK hotels are anticipating a summer re-opening so keep reading to discover which Great British hotels are on our wish list for as soon as it’s safe to travel.
THE SOUTH EAST
The Pig at Bridge Place - Kent
A speedy 56 minutes out of St. Pancras, The Pig’s newest hotel in Kent is the perfect choice for a quick getaway. Book a stay in the stunning, historic main house or go rustic in one of their ‘Kentish Hop Pickers Huts’ sitting along the river. The Pig Hotels are well known for their gastronomic delights and this newest addition to the collection is no exception. With a menu inspired by food grown and foraged within a 25-mile radius of the hotel you won’t need to stray far to find everything you need for a luxurious and relaxing stay.
THE SOUTH WEST
Hotel Endsleigh – Devon
This cosy Devon escape aims to make you feel right at home from the minute you arrive. With a boot room full of Hunter wellies and 2 snug drawing rooms for you to relax in, you’ll start to feel like the lady of the manor in no time. The untampered with charm and cottage like feel of the house is surrounded by grounds filled with magical grottos and floral arches. But if the 100 acres to explore aren’t enough to satisfy your thirst for nature, Dartmoor National Park and Bodmin Moor aren’t far away.
Hampton Manor – West Midlands
For those who love the crossroads between old and new, Hampton Manor in the West Midlands is the perfect contemporary take on the country house stay. From its Michelin starred food to its quirky interior design this standout hotel has everything to enliven your senses. Hampton Manor also champions all things British from food to wine, which definitely puts them on top of our wish list.
Gliffaes Country House Hotel - South Wales
Set in the tranquil Brecon Beacons in 33 acres of grounds this family run hotel is one of the best of its kind. With plenty to occupy your time from fishing or hiking, to a game of croquet, this beautiful hotel is a true country escape. Decorated with a Victorian charm to match its opulent Italianate exterior this hotel is the dream destination for those who want to step back in time.
Storrs Hall – Lake Windemere
This luxury lake side retreat provides the quintessential Lake District experience. The comfortably designed interior makes this the perfect base for exploring the Lake District National Park. The 18th century house is situated on the shore of Lake Windemere a short drive from popular tourist spots like Beatrix Potter attractions. If you’re after a more secluded escape from the world, book the boat house or a private lake side suite.
Langley Castle – Northumberland
If you’ve ever wanted to live in a castle now is your chance to give it a try. The 14th century keep looks every inch the Sir Walter Scott fantasy, but the interior has all the modern comforts you desire. The bedrooms in Langley castle are complete with four-poster beds and medieval heraldry to complete the experience.
The Gleneagles Hotel – Perthshire
This world-famous hotel is a must for your bucket list and is a once in a lifetime experience. Famous as the home of country pursuits, from clay pigeon shooting to equestrian lessons this is the retreat for those who love to be active. With three championship golf courses, tennis and croquet there are seemingly endless ways to fill your time at Gleneagles. For when you want to slow down their world class spa is ready to welcome you. For those who want a truly luxurious retreat from the world this is for you.
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