19 Luxury Hotels Outside Of London You Never Knew About

Be it a last-minute romantic weekend away, a well-planned summer getaway or an escape to the seaside, explore 19 luxury hotels to outside of London- you had no idea about.


19. The Lakes by Yoo


Just 90 minutes from London, this waterside enclave of private rental homes nicknamed ‘the Hamptons of the Cotswolds’ has long been an escape for celebrities - Kate Moss famously tested out her interior design skills on one of the larger houses. Now, alongside its Orchard Spa, it has become a bona fide health mecca.



18. Artist Residence Oxfordshire


Artist Residence Oxfordshire is an idyllic retreat in the heart of the English countryside, providing all the comfort and tranquility expected of the most romantic hotel in the land – as voted in the Sunday Times Top 100 British Hotels in 2017. This 16th-century inn has five luxurious bedrooms nestled under its cosy thatch, as well as ‘The Barn’ suite in the outbuildings overlooking the surrounding farmland.



17. Beaverbrook


Step into a bygone era of English high society, original artworks and antiques at luxury country house hotel, Beaverbrook. Every room has been elegantly styled, service is impeccable and the bottle of Sipsmith sloe gin is a welcome touch for guests upon arrival.



16. Thyme


A cosy local pub and hotel, Thyme boutique hotel features 17th-century cottages and refined rooms dotted throughout Southrop Manor’s 150-acre estate.



15. The Scarlet Hotel


Luxurious but laid-back, The Scarlet hotel has heart; it’s eco-friendly and equally true to its roots; decorated with paintings by local artists. Lashings of glass maximise the Cornwall hotel’s clifftop setting and sea-and-sand views, and every room comes with its own balcony or outdoor ‘pod’.



14. Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa


Heritage and luxury effortlessly combine to create a quintessential home away from home on the 500-acre grounds at Lucknam Park. The hotel has a spa, 42 individually styled rooms and suites, three bedroom country cottages, and features local produce in the Michelin-starred Restaurant Hywel Jones by Lucknam Park and cafe-style eatery, The Brasserie.



13. Hotel Endsleigh


Receiver of Conde Nast’s Johansens Award for ‘The best hotel in the countryside’, and located in the sunny county of Devon, Hotel Endsleigh is an idyllic getaway for families and couples alike.



12. No.131


A beautiful Georgian townhouse, No.131 is classic on the outside, contemporary British on the inside and features 11 beautifully designed bedrooms and is located in the heart of Cheltenham. Created by interior designer and owner Georgie Pearman, every detail has been accounted for with unique pieces of furniture and original artworks from William Kentridge, David Hockney, Sir Peter Blake, Banksy and Henry Hudson combining to make for a remarkable stay outside London.



11. Forest Side


Set in a Gothic mansion dating back to 1853, on a hillside overlooking Grasmere in the Lake District, sits Forest Side.



10. The Slaughters Manor House


Part of the AA Hotel Group of the Year 2017-18, The Slaughters Manor House is a beautiful 17th-Century 4-star manor house which combines contemporary interiors with country charm, one of the most acclaimed restaurants in the Cotswolds and 19 luxurious bedrooms, each distinctive in character and designed with luxury and comfort in mind.



9. Salcombe Harbour Hotel


The award-winning Salcombe Harbour Hotel & Spa is recognised as one of the most sought-after waterside hotels on the south coast. A chic new luxury spa hotel on the edge of Salcombe Estuary, the hotel comes complete with a coastal retreat spa, private cinema, waterside restaurant with wide outdoor terraces and dedicated wedding venue; all taking in the panoramic vista, overlooking one of the most dramatic coastlines in the UK.



8. The Gallivant


Cool coastal style, locally-sourced food and its position next to one of Britain’s best beaches makes the Gallivant the ideal staycation for London weekenders. There is plenty to do and see around The Gallivant so stop off in the ancient town of Rye, where you’ll find endless antique shops, good restaurants like The George and pretty hilly streets with views over the surrounding marshland.



7. The Fish Hotel


Set within the 400-acre Farncombe Estate, in the Cotswolds, The Fish Hotel − sister site to acclaimed Dormy House and Foxhill Manor − relaunched in the spring of 2018 following a £4 million pound renovation. Half boutique hotel, half glamping experience, the new-look countryside bolthole is also home to a new seafood-inspired restaurant, headed up by former two Michelin-star chef Martin Burge.



6. Queensberry Hotel


A boutique townhouse hotel in the centre of Georgian Bath, The Queensberry mixes modern style with historic architecture, offering a quiet courtyard garden and an award-winning restaurant. All rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, digital radio with Bluetooth connection and all the luxury touches expected from a hotel with AA Red Star status.



5. The Pig - on the beach


A revived and extended 16th-century manor house, The Pig

Each room is fitted with period features; marble sinks, reclaimed floorboards and the Luxe Rooms all have freestanding roll-top baths in their bedrooms. The thatched 'dovecote' hideaways on either side of the kitchen-garden wall are pure romance for loved-up couples; and Harry's Hut, in the grounds beyond, offers a luxe glamping experience in a pair of compact trailer cabins.



4. No 38 The Park


No.38 The Park is an elegant Cheltenham townhouse that’s perfect for a truly Cotswold getaway and home to Cheltenham’s award winning restaurant, Prithvi. Delve into the super king-size beds, with Egyptian Cotton linens and mohair throws, perfect for those lazy Sunday mornings. Each room blends classic comforts with modern essentials, with iPod docks, Nespresso machines and HD TV’s, whilst the mini-bar is stocked with treats from local farmers and producers.



3. Sidmouth Harbour Hotel


Relax on a sea-view balcony with a morning coffee or sit back on the alfresco terrace, complete with heated outdoor pool, and soak up the natural beauty. The hotel features the luxury Harbour Spa complete with five treatment rooms, a fitness suite, indoor pool, hydrotherapy pool, sauna and steam room.



2. No.15 Great Pulteney


Independently-owned and set in three Grade-I listed Georgian townhouses, No.15 is a quintessentially English boutique townhouse that's full of surprises and curiosities. Its 40 bedrooms are individually-designed with a supremely comfortable nights sleep in mind. Captivating collections, bespoke art, joyfully unexpected touches, calming colour schemes and ambient lighting all help to create a truly unique experience. 



1. Coworth Park


Coworth Park is a luxury 18th century country house hotel set idyllically within 240 acres of manicured parkland, only 45-minutes from central London. Coworth Park is simply the definitive countryside getaway – ideal for couples and families alike. Located in Ascot, Coworth Park has a perfect rural setting – acres of parkland drifting off into the distance from a classical Georgian country house – yet it is amazing how close it is to central London, being 45-minutes or so away and only 20-minutes from Heathrow. You really don’t realise your proximity to civilisation, yet you feel totally away from it all and can sit back; don your Wellington boots and hop-off exploring.


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