Luxury and indulgence
For most of us luxury holidays mean someone catering to our every whim. Luckily for us, England has a long history of hospitality and hotels that do just that. Sleep between cotton sheets with a thread count so high you won’t want to leave your bed, enjoy the pleasures of an egg chef who will poach, fry and scramble to exactly your requirements, and relax in surroundings so elegant you take a photo or two to replicate the look at home. For a more private experience, choose a swanky self-catering abode which includes the services of a cordon bleu chef and daily cleaning service. The biggest challenge you will face is leaving.
Located in the charming Georgian town of Marlow, the Michelin starred Hand and Flowers is all about great food in luxurious surroundings.
Location: Marlow, Buckinghamshire
If you’ve got a head for heights and a taste for good cocktails, go to Manchester’s highest bar with a view.
Location: Deansgate, Manchester
There’s nothing so quintessentially English as settling down in the drawing room for sandwiches, scones and a pot of Yorkshire tea.
Location: Oulton, Yorkshire
Perched on the edge of the famous Lake Windermere, this Grade-II-listed Georgian mansion is surrounded by 17 acres of neatly trimmed grounds – plus the obligatory folly (in this case a temple).
Location: Windermere, Cumbria