When it comes to booking that perfect luxury escape we often look to exotic location far from home, but this can mean we forget the beautiful scenery and world class locations right here on our doorstep. With this in mind, and in celebration of St George's Day, we’ve collated some opulent holiday hotspots that guarantee an unforgettable stay right here at home. Read on to discover an escape to paradise that's closer than you think. >>
Situated among the trendy ‘English Riviera’ of Torquay, this traditional Georgian manor house offers beautiful views of Lyme Bay and the surrounding, tranquil countryside in abundance but that’s not all – Orestone Manor is also leading the way in terms of traditional Devonshire produce including Devon Beef, Exmoor lamb, Teign River mussels, and Torbay scallops.
A part of Dorchester Collection’s five-star portfolio, Coworth Park boasts world class polo grounds managed by Guards Polo Club - making it the only UK hotel that provides its own polo fields and practice facilities. Whether you're already a keen player or perhaps are eager to learn, through Guards Polo Academy’s private and leisure experiences, polo enthusiasts of all levels can experience the game among a beautiful parkland setting. In time for the 2018 season, (May – September) the coutry house hotel is offering guests the 'Ultimate Polo Experience' a luxury package which includes transfers to Coworth Park via Starspeed’s state of the art helicopter with a spacious cabin for up to five people, luxury overnight accommodation in a Mansion House Junior Suite, a Half Day Polo Masterclass for two with complimentary entry to the Guards Polo Club to watch a high goal game, and the chance to try the culinary expertise of executive chef Adam Smith, the recent recipient of a Michelin star.
The Ultimate Polo Experience is priced from £4,464 for two people
Offering five-star luxury in a location so scenic it’s hard to believe it's a mere 35 minutes from central London, 18th century mansion house Stoke Park is the perfect location for a weekend getaway. While away the hoursrelaxing in the spa garden, challenging your companions on one of the 13 tennis courts or work on your golf swing at the private 27-hold championship. Finish the day dining on fine cuisine at the award-winning Humphry’s restaurant. Simply divine.
If you thought rooftop pools were an amenity you could only enjoy while on holiday abroad, think again, because POOLHOUSE is throwing all competition out of the water as the first holiday home in the UK to feature a heated roof-top pool. The idyllic, one of a kind property is set on a secluded part of Bowmoor lake and guests are granted their own private butler as well as a daily housekeeping and turndown service. The POOLHOUSE roof terrace is complete with a St Tropez inspired bar area with 360-degree sunset, lake and pool views, fully stocked bar and integrated sound system, and hot tub and spacious lounging and sunbathing areas. Book your stay today.
Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons
With all the amenities you’d need for a blissful retreat, including a two Michelin-starred restaurant curated by chef Raymond Blanc OBE and signature massage and beauty treatments, once you check into this five-star Oxfordshire residence there’s no need to leave Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, and with the postcard worthy surroundings of verdant grounds, why would you want to?