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.
Escape with your special someone to a medieval palace hidden beside Lincoln Cathedral and Lincoln’s Medieval Bishop’s Palace.
Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire
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
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
Treat your loved one to a luxurious break at the five-star Grand Hotel & Spa in York, including a penthouse suite with your very own butler.
Location: York, North Yorkshire