The Best Spots For a Holiday In The UK
BEST FOR YOUNG FAMILIES: The Swan Hotel & Spa, Newby Bridge, from £120
Nestled at the southern tip of Lake Windermere, the Swan Hotel & Spa is a great place to stay if you're heading to the Lake District. The thoughtful touches make this hotel a real home-from-home (they even serve milk and cookies for kids before bedtime!) whilst the ESPA spa treatments mean that luxury pampering is on hand at all times. It’s ideal for both couples and groups – choose between a cosy room or a whole cottage, designed to sleep up to eight.
BEST FOR SURFERS: Pentire Penthouse, Cornwall, from £263
Located above Newquay's iconic Fistral Beach, this contemporary circular penthouse apartment offers a brilliant way to enjoy the Cornish coast. Complete with an eight-person hot tub, you can enjoy 360-degree views of the coastal cliffs and surf-laden sea. The stylish apartment, with its cowhide rugs, retro posters and monsoon showers (complete with sustainable REN toiletries), provides a perfect place to relax after a day on the beach.
BEST FOR WEEKEND RELAXING: At The Chapel, Somerset, from £125
This restored medieval chapel houses eight impeccable rooms, with a cosy and relaxed vibe just two hours from London. With gorgeous White Company linen, a whole host of movies and breakfast in bed to boot – this is the ideal place to escape to if you want nothing more than to really zone out. Fancy exploring? There are Hunter wellies at your disposal and the National Trust's famous Dovecote within walking distance. The price range offers something for everyone – whether you’re after an affordable room for a cosy getaway or a luxurious suite with champagne cocktails on tap.
BEST FOR GROUP CELEBRATIONS: Lakes By Yoo, the Cotswolds, from £875
If you're looking for somewhere to host a group getaway, you can call off the search as Lakes By Yoo is ideal. The luxury self-catered rental homes cater for everyone – offering a whole host of outdoorsy activities like paddleboarding and zip-lining in a stylish private estate. The stunning properties are a mark above your usual holiday homes, plus the Yoo concierge team are on hand 24/7 to cater for all your needs. Choose from modern villas with glamourous infinity swimming pools or avant-garde cottages buried deep in the forest. There’s even one venue that’s been designed by Kate Moss.
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BEST FOR LIVING LIKE A LOCAL: The Colonsay Hotel, Argyll Scotland, from £85
For a holiday that’s certainly off the beaten track, head to the Isle of Colonsay. Located in-between Islay and Mull this 15-square-mile island in the Scottish Hebrides houses only one hotel: The Colonsay Hotel. Dating back to the 1750s, you'll find crackling log fires, arty hotel rooms and plenty of locals in here. Enjoy the fresh sea air, local produce and incredible sunsets.
BEST FOR COUNTRY-CHIC: The Pig at Combe, Devon, from £115
Nestled away within 3,500 acres of Devonshire countryside, The Pig at Combe is a gorgeous Elizabethan-gem of British luxury. With bikes and wellies to borrow, plus treatment rooms where you can indulge in massages and facials – this is the kind of country retreat we can all get on board with. Take a walk around the grounds and visit the beautiful Arabian horses, before tucking into the freshest seafood for dinner.
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BEST FOR COMPLETE SECLUSION: Croft 103, Sutherland, Scotland, from £271
If you want to feel like you've been transported to a majestic wilderness far from home, Croft 103 is for you. The two gorgeous cottages are completely private and set far apart, with views of the rolling mountains and aquamarine sea. With Sonos music systems, an outdoor bath and (if you're lucky!) views of the Northern Lights – you'll never want to leave this relaxing spot.
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