The Chocolate Box, Suffolk
Price: From £309 per night.
Just a short walk from Aldeburgh beach in Suffolk, this charming cottage is ideal for a small group of four. Having been recently renovated, the property has two bedrooms, a bathroom with a roll-top bath, a bespoke kitchen featuring a beautiful oak dining table, and a cosy living space with a fireplace. The courtyard is a lovely spot for an al fresco breakfast or lunch, while Aldeburgh has several good pubs and restaurants to choose from – the Hog Hotel has a great outdoor seating area.
St John, Rye
Price: From £534 per night.
Once a St. John ambulance station, this property has been stylishly converted into a stunning four-bedroom home. The open-plan layout is ideal for group dinners while the double-sided wood burner in the centre of the living area is great for evening drinks. Double doors open onto a garden with outdoor seating and a fire pit where guests can dine al fresco. The property has four bedrooms and three bathrooms with modern showers or freestanding baths. If you’re looking for somewhere with plenty of space and seriously stylish interiors, St John is a great option.
Igigi Flat, Hove
Price: From £199 per night.
This stylish apartment, just a five-minute walk from Hove’s seafront, has the kind of interiors you’d expect from a luxury hotel in Mykonos – think bright rooms with minimalist design, stone walls and distressed furniture. The property has three bedrooms with organic mattresses and cotton bedding, plus two spacious bathrooms, one of which has underfloor heating. The living and dining room can be transformed into a home cinema with the projector, and guests can make use of the Bose bluetooth speaker, too. Once you’ve made the most of the apartment, walk down to the seafront and spend the afternoon eating fish and chips on the beach. Brighton can be reached in a 20-minute walk, too – ideal for a fun day trip.
The Well, Margate
Price: From £275 per night.
One of the most beautiful options on this list, The Well is a luxury seaside retreat in Margate. There are two double bedrooms, one of which has a freestanding bathtub, plus a bathroom with a walk-in rain shower. Expect colourful and stylish interiors, with luxe decorative accessories like wicker baskets and plenty of indoor plants throughout. Guests can play vinyl on the record player, shake cocktails at the drinks bar, and enjoy meals in the dining area. The property is a five-minute walk to the beach and a short stroll to Margate’s vintage shops and cool cafés.
Butley Priory, Suffolk
Price: From £750 per night.
A 14th-century monastery situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty close to Suffolk's coast, Butley Priory is ideal for a special girls’ weekend. The Grade I-listed property has beautiful original features, like vaulted arches and huge fireplaces, while the interiors have been given a stylish, modern update. There are four huge bedrooms with space for 13 guests, plus four bathrooms, two of which have freestanding baths. Groups can explore the nearby forest, marshlands and beach on the property’s doorstep, then cook up a feast around the AGA.
Thorpe Manor, Oxfordshire
Price: From £5,000 per night.
Thorpe Manor is a stunning manor house in Banbury, Oxfordshire. The Grade II-listed property dates back to the 17th century and has been beautifully restored with original features like limestone floors, oak panelling, and custom-shaped windows. Ideal for a large group after a luxurious affair, there are 14 bedrooms, most of which are en-suite with freestanding or roll-top baths, a spacious kitchen with a breakfast bar, a formal dining area with seating for up to 30 people, a games room, and a gym. Outside, there’s a huge al fresco dining area, two barbecues, a Swedish hot tub, a terrace, and a croquet lawn. Groups can arrange activities and excursions to explore the surrounding countryside, and ask for the property to be pre-stocked with treats to enjoy upon arrival.
The Farmhouse, Gloucestershire
Price: From £875 per night.
Located in the quaint village of Bledington in the Gloucestershire Cotswolds, The Farmhouse has everything you need for a luxury weekend away. The property has four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a generous living area with a grand fireplace, and a huge kitchen-diner with several seating areas. Outside, guests can relax in the garden, and enjoy al fresco dining at the beautiful table surrounded by flowers. If you want to go all out, arrange a private chef to cook a special meal, or book a selection of spa treatments for a relaxing evening.
Spencer House, Kent
Price: From £120 per night.
Located in the historic town of Sandwich in Kent, this medieval cottage has been recently renovated with a touch of nautical flair. With three bedrooms and two bathrooms, each room is bright and airy with stylish interiors and plenty of space. Guests can relax in the lounge by the fireplace, dine al fresco in the garden, and explore the local area which has several nature reserves and pretty villages worth a visit. The property is dog friendly, too – ideal if you want to bring a four-legged friend along.
Clarence Cottage, Dorset
Price: From £220 per night.
This stunning Grade II-listed property is located on the southern slopes of Swanage overlooking the bay in Dorset. Ideal for a relaxing weekend away, the property sleeps up to seven guests with four bedrooms and three bathrooms. Inside, expect stylish minimalist décor and all the extras you’d find in a hotel like luxury toiletries. Inside, there’s a spacious kitchen with an AGA and a separate dining room where guests can enjoy special meals, while a beautiful garden awaits outside. The cottage is a ten-minute walk from town and Swanage Pier which has beautiful coastal views.
Temple Guiting Estate
Price: From £1,500 per night.
Located in the Gloucestershire Cotswolds, the Temple Guiting Estate has two properties to choose from. For a special girls’ trip, opt for The Manor which has five double en-suite bedrooms, a stunning kitchen-diner and a huge lounge. On the estate, guests can take a dip in the swimming pool, relax in one of two hot tubs or play a game of tennis at the on-site courts. Ideal if you want to go all out, groups can host dinners in the grand dining room or outside on the terrace. Bourton-on-the-Water and Broadway, both a short drive away, have several charming pubs to choose from, too.
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