Rural and coastal escapes

When you feel the need to escape from the world, you can find rural retreats in villages that cling to the sides of cliffs, tumbling down to bays of blue. The only noises you’ll hear will be the crash of the surf and the call of the seagulls, and the hardest decision you’ll make is which flavour of ice cream to choose. For a weekend country break of a different kind head inland across cattle grids and over ditches and dales to cosy boltholes to be greeted with homemade cake, safe in the knowledge that the only blackberry to worry about is the one atop your scone.

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Quintessential English luxury at Danesfield House Hotel

Quintessential English luxury at Danesfield House Hotel

Enjoy a stay at a peaceful country house in an idyllic setting where Danish adventurers once made an encampment.

Location: Marlow-on Thames, Buckinghamshire

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Classic English countryside cycling

Classic English countryside cycling

Explore charming English countryside from Henley-on-Thames to Hambleden Valley on a hired electric bike.

Location: Hambleden, Buckinghamshire

Cycling
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Camping meets glamour at Alde Garden Campsite

Camping meets glamour at Alde Garden Campsite

Discover a glamping oasis in Suffolk.

Location: Nr Framlingham, Suffolk

Unique Experiences
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Burleigh Court

Burleigh Court

Burleigh Court is one of the Midlands largest four star accredited residential conference centres and hotels, combining outstanding meeting facilities with first class accommodation.

Location: Loughborough Leicestershire

Romance
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Enjoy a candle-lit supper in a 17th century Jacobean manor

Enjoy a candle-lit supper in a 17th century Jacobean manor

Dine on fresh, local food by candlelight in this grand 17th century Jacobean manor in Halifax, then stay in one of 39 uniquely furnished bedrooms.

Location: Halifax, Yorkshire

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Enjoy creature comforts at the Dandelion Hideaway

Enjoy creature comforts at the Dandelion Hideaway

Down on the farm there are tents that think they’re cottages, roll-top baths, proper beds, fresh food, plenty of fresh air, and plenty to see and do.

Location: Osbaston, Leicestershire

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Eat local and stay in the luxurious rooms at The Pig

Eat local and stay in the luxurious rooms at The Pig

Foraged food and beautiful shabby chic décor are the order of the day at this unusual, but luxurious, country house hotel.

Location: Brockenhurst, Hampshire

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Escape to a world of opulence at Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa

Escape to a world of opulence at Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa

This Grade 1 listed mansion house stands proudly within magnificent grounds, and has 1,000 acres of parklands, a 50-acre Lake and a luxurious spa.

Location: Luton, Bedfordshire

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Seafood fanatics will love Rick Stein’s eaterie Fish

Seafood fanatics will love Rick Stein’s eaterie Fish

Salivate at the television chef and fish fanatic Rick Stein’s Falmouth restaurant. It’s a must-do for foodies.

Location: Falmouth, Cornwall

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Enjoy a fairytale stay at Truro’s Water Tower

Enjoy a fairytale stay at Truro’s Water Tower

You’ll feel like a hero or heroine in a your very own fairy story as you mount the stairs of Truro’s Victorian Water Tower.

Location: Truro, Cornwall

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Find your way to foodie heaven on the Quayside

Find your way to foodie heaven on the Quayside

Fine dining, traditional pubs and a history of oyster fishing combine to make Emsworth an enticing destination for food lovers.

Location: Emsworth, Hampshire

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Ugbrooke Park

Ugbrooke Park

Why not swap the usual hotel for this rather lovely stately home, and live like lords and ladies of the manor for the weekend?

Location: Newton Abbot, Devon

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Glamping in a shepherd’s hut

Glamping in a shepherd’s hut

Find inspiration, learn and relax at Woodspring Farm, a well-hidden jewel on National Trust Land, in the seaside village of Kewstoke.

Location: Kewstoke, Somerset

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Enjoy a romantic getaway in Brighton

Enjoy a romantic getaway in Brighton

Brighton has a long tradition of being a place for couples to enjoy being together.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Take a cruise on the world’s last seagoing paddle steamer

Take a cruise on the world’s last seagoing paddle steamer

Savour the seaside at its most elegant and relaxing, but be warned – you might bump into Clevedon Pier’s resident ghost while waiting for the steamer.

Location: Clevedon, Somerset

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Satisfy your inner Willy Wonka at The Chocolate Hotel

Satisfy your inner Willy Wonka at The Chocolate Hotel

Calling all chocoholics: the UK’s only chocolate-themed hotel has 15 rooms, dedicated to all that is tasty and tantalising.

Location: Bournemouth, Dorset

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Relax and unwind at Gilpin Hotel & Lake House

Relax and unwind at Gilpin Hotel & Lake House

Let your body unwind at this boutique hotel and endulge in good food and picturesque walks.

Location: Windermere, Cumbria

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Enjoy a relaxing stay at The Swan at Lavenham

Enjoy a relaxing stay at The Swan at Lavenham

A stunning 15th century, 4 star hotel and 2 rosette award restaurant steeped in history.

Location: Lavenham, Suffolk

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Rejuvenate your body and soul at Church Spa

Rejuvenate your body and soul at Church Spa

Set in a beautiful former 19th Century Methodist church, this is a unique setting for a spa and is nestled in the enchanting village of East Markham.

Location: Newark, Nottinghamshire

Spa breaks and pampering

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