Keen to escape the ‘Big Smoke’ post-Valentines (to grab a cheaper deal) or perhaps just any other time, here are our top UK getaways that we think you’ll want to return to time and time again…
Nestled away in the heart of Berkshire, Cliveden House, an iconic country house, offers its guests a unique getaway to experience what the beautiful countryside has to offer. With over 250 acres of National woodlands on its doorstep, you can enjoy leisurely walks with your valentine and/or your furchild. After your exploration, spoil yourself at the spa or even dine at one of their magnificent restaurants: The Astor Grill or Cliveden Dining Room. To put your mind at rest, Cliveden House also offers amenities to make your furry companion feel as though they’re also enjoying the lap of luxury!
Address: Taplow, Berkshire, England, SL6 0JF
Conveniently located only 30 minutes from central London, Danesfield House feels like it is worlds away. Known for its perfectly manicured gardens and picturesque views overlooking the River Thames, Danesfield House is truly one the UK’s hidden gems. Whether you want to nip in for a scrumptious lunch at one of their restaurants run by their Executive Head Chef, Billy Reid, indulge in a spa day at Illuminata or watch the Henley Regatta, there’s lots of reasons why you should visit!
Address: Henley Road, Marlow-on-Thames, Buckinghamshire, SL7 2EY
Overlooking the Thames, The Sir Christopher Wren offers the tranquil but quintessentially British romantic mini break you desire. Constructed in the Tudor fashion by the architectural genius, Sir Christopher Wren, there is a lot that is on offer; enjoy a day at their modern spa or even at dine at their world-famous restaurant and try dishes such as the pan-fried loin of venison and cumin roasted rump of lamb whilst listening to live jazz. Yes please!
Address: Thame Street, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1PX
This romantic and deeply historical hotel is the perfect place for a weekend away from the stress of daily life. Founded in 1931, Great Fosters is home to two iconic restaurants spearheaded by Michelin Star Head Chef, Douglas Balish: The Tudor Room and The Estate Grill. Best known for its unrivalled service, Great Fosters makes their guests feel almost Royal. Don’t worry about running out of things to do on the grounds and The Royal Botanical Gardens are also only a stones throw away.
Address: Stroude Road, Egham, Surrey, TW20 9UR
With breath-taking suites and a tranquil ambience, The Grove truly is the height of romance and decadence. Rumour has it that you are presented with a chilled glass of Bollinger and chocolate dipped strawberries. Not too shabby in our opinion! Whether its playing golf, taking a helicopter ride or even having a treatment at the Sequoia spa you are bound find a way to entertain yourselves.
Address: Chandler’s Cross, Hertfordshire, WD3 4TG
Located on a 200-acre estate, this country manor is nothing short of phenomenal. With warm, inviting fireplaces and soaring wood-panelled libraries, this Jacobean-styled manor is one of a kind. You can relax in your spacious room with unique furnishing, go out for dinner at one of the timelessly elegant restaurants, or even go for a walk within the vast grounds.
Address: Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 0SD
The Change Group work with many of the UK’s finest restaurants, pubs and hotels outside of London. If you are interested in giving up London life for a quieter life in the country, give us a call on 02079236021 or submit your CV and we will happily help you find your next perfect hospitality job.