Rural and coastal escapes

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.

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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Relax in a hot tub surrounded by nature at Woodland Holiday Park

Relax in a hot tub surrounded by nature at Woodland Holiday Park

Stay in a timber lodge with a hot tub and a forest full of wildlife in Norfolk, close to the heritage coast.

Location: Trimmington, Norfolk

 
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

 
Take a romantic walk through ancient countryside

Take a romantic walk through ancient countryside

Escape to north Nottinghamshire for a romantic break, discovering ancient countryside, decadent dining and luxurious B&Bs.

Location: Creswell, Nottinghamshire

 
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 your very own fairy story as you mount the stairs of Truro’s Victorian Water Tower.

Location: Truro, Cornwall

 
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

 
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

 
Sail away with the view at your very own lakeside boathouse

Sail away with the view at your very own lakeside boathouse

Nestled in the grounds of Middleton Hall near Belford, in Northumberland, the Boathouse is a quirky yet lovely little hideaway for two.

Location: Belford, Northumberland

 
Alfresco Shakespeare in Eastbourne’s pretty Italian Gardens

Alfresco Shakespeare in Eastbourne’s pretty Italian Gardens

Discover one of the South Coast’s best kept secrets, with hidden gardens, secluded walkways, outdoor Shakespeare and rock pooling.

Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex

 
Find a romantic spot in Suffolk

Find a romantic spot in Suffolk

Escape to the Heart of Suffolk this winter for a romantic getaway, and enjoy cosy accommodation with roaring fires, luxurious treats and plenty of beautiful countryside to explore.

Location: Suffolk

 
Enjoy a luxurious camping trip at Crafty Camping

Enjoy a luxurious camping trip at Crafty Camping

Luxury glamping in a beautiful forest setting alongside Guy Mallinson’s Woodland Workshop, featured in the BBC Mastercrafts series.

Location: Holditch, Dorset

 
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

 
Enjoy a romantic weekend retreat on Scilly

Enjoy a romantic weekend retreat on Scilly

Experience real island life and hunker down for the ultimate romantic coastal retreat this winter.

Location: Isles of Scilly

 
Revel in a riverside romance at Norfolk Mead Hotel

Revel in a riverside romance at Norfolk Mead Hotel

The Norfolk village of Coltishall, only 6 miles from Norwich and set on the edge of the Broads, offers plenty of romantic things to do by the river.

Location: Norwich, Norfolk

 
Add sparkle to a romantic break in Brighton

Add sparkle to a romantic break in Brighton

Spoil your loved one with a glass of English sparkling wine and breath-taking sea views.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

 
Enjoy a romantic date beneath a canopy of stars and dark sky

Enjoy a romantic date beneath a canopy of stars and dark sky

Escape the bright lights of the city with a romantic, intimate break in Sussex’s coastal countryside – just you, your date and billions of stars.

Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex

 
Fall in love with Tickton Grange

Fall in love with Tickton Grange

Relax in this magnificent Georgian country house hotel. Dine in its award-winning restaurant or lose yourselves in its beautiful gardens.

Location: Beverley, East Yorkshire

 
See the golden sun set over the world-famous Sherwood Forest

See the golden sun set over the world-famous Sherwood Forest

Rekindle your romance and stay in a luxurious cabin within tranquil, secluded woodland, ideal for romantic escapes.

Location: Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire

 
Rekindle your romance in the Peak District

Rekindle your romance in the Peak District

Put a spring in your step with a tete-a-tete in a country house hotel, share a walk with heart-stopping views and chill out in a relaxing spa.

Location: Castleton, Derbyshire

 
Explore Suffolk's most picturesque villages

Explore Suffolk's most picturesque villages

Switch off and retreat to the heart of Suffolk for a refreshing break with country ambles and relaxing evenings in front of a cosy fire.

Location: Suffolk

 
Fall in love with picture perfect Lavenham

Fall in love with picture perfect Lavenham

With its winding streets lined with thatched cottages and medieval timber-framed buildings, it’s very easy to fall in love with Lavenham.

Location: Lavenham, Suffolk

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