Get away from it all

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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Camping meets glamour at Alde Garden Campsite

Camping meets glamour at Alde Garden Campsite

Discover a glamping oasis in Suffolk.

Location: Nr Framlingham, Suffolk

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See The National Forest in bloom at Yoxall Lodge

See The National Forest in bloom at Yoxall Lodge

Too many hours indoors during winter’s gloomy days and you’re looking to break out into spring’s fresh air and lengthening daylight hours.

Location: Yoxall, Staffordshire

Walking and hiking
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Gastro glamping at the foot of Belvoir Castle

Gastro glamping at the foot of Belvoir Castle

Pronounced ‘beaver’ by locals and literally meaning ‘beautiful view’, the Vale of Belvoir offers the perfect place to hideaway.

Location: Near Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Indulge in a boutique break

Indulge in a boutique break

The 16th-century Bull Hotel was a former coaching inn that has been lovingly restored to a stylish hotel.

Location: Bridport, Dorset

Price: £90 per room with B&B

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Go shopping for retro clothes on a Cotswolds vintage tour

Go shopping for retro clothes on a Cotswolds vintage tour

Visit the Cotswolds and discover vintage treasures on a carefully designed retro-themed driving tour.

Location: Tewkesbury or Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire

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See an open-air play

See an open-air play

Carved into a granite cliff face on the southern tip of Cornwall, the Minack Theatre is a wonderfully unique theatrical experience.

Location: Porthcurno, Cornwall

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Keeping it in the family at Castle Howard

Keeping it in the family at Castle Howard

The Howard family has called Castle Howard home for 300 years but their house is your house as you explore one of Yorkshire’s finest historic estates.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

Castles and Historic Properties
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Enjoy scenic holiday routes in style with a Morgan car

Enjoy scenic holiday routes in style with a Morgan car

Hire a Morgan Motor Car from the original Morgan factory which still produces British cars in Malvern Link over 100 years since production began.

Location: Malvern, Worcestershire

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Dnjoy a visit to Beechenhill Farm

Dnjoy a visit to Beechenhill Farm

Beechenhill Farm is an organic dairy farm within the beautiful Peak District National Park.

Location: Ilam, Staffordshire

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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Relax and recharge at Lifehouse

Relax and recharge at Lifehouse

Lifehouse is an idyllic escape from daily life, offering spa & overnight stays and wellness packages as well as spa-day options.

Location: Thorpe-le-Soken, Essex

Spa breaks and pampering
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Take an elegant break in a stunning 17th Century Coaching Inn

Take an elegant break in a stunning 17th Century Coaching Inn

Experience delectable food and sublime surroundings in a place that’s been welcoming guests for hundreds of years.

Location: Wooburn Common, Buckinghamshire

Price: From £90 for double/twin

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Choose between red, white or rosé at Sealwood Cottage

Choose between red, white or rosé at Sealwood Cottage

Sample the fruits of this Derbyshire vineyard in the charming countryside of The National Forest, and then go to sleep in a pyramid-roofed bedroom.

Location: Swadlincote, Derbyshire

Vineyards and wine tasting
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Stay at a quintessential Cotswolds Inn

Stay at a quintessential Cotswolds Inn

Tucked away in the beautiful and peaceful Cotswold village of Asthall, the Maytime Inn is the perfect rural getaway.

Location: Burford, Oxfordshire

Price: From £130

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Stay in an eco-lodge at Somerleyton Estate

Stay in an eco-lodge at Somerleyton Estate

Wake up surrounded by nature in an eco-lodge on the banks of tranquil Fritton Lake.

Location: Lowestoft, Suffolk

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St Michaels Hotel and Spa

St Michaels Hotel and Spa

Spa treatments and sub-tropical gardens at a Cornish gem.

Location: Falmouth, Cornwall

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Biddenden Vineyards in Kent

Biddenden Vineyards in Kent

Making wine in the Garden of England.

Location: Biddenden, Kent

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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

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Jazz, art and sunsets in St Ives

Jazz, art and sunsets in St Ives

Some say it’s the painterly light that makes St Ives so special. For others it’s the great swathes of golden sand.

Location: St Ives, Cornwall

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