Rural escapes in winter

Compton Verney, Warwickshire

Winter is a time for long winter walks along country paths followed by cosy evenings warming up by the fire in a country pub, and secluded getaways in your very own log cabin in the heart of the forest.

Compton Verney, Warwickshire

Rural escapes in winter

Winter is a time for long winter walks along country paths followed by cosy evenings warming up by the fire in a country pub, and secluded getaways in your very own log cabin in the heart of the forest.

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Discover a perfect rural escape fit for a Queen

Discover a perfect rural escape fit for a Queen

Explore Nottinghamshire's Pilgrim Country before a fireside retreat of afternoon tea, exquisite dining and a secluded courtyard room at Ye Olde Bell.

Location: Worksop, Nottinghamshire

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Enjoy a relaxing winter break in a former Georgian rectory

Enjoy a relaxing winter break in a former Georgian rectory

A former Georgian rectory set in the heart of the country, Pen-Y-Dyffryn is a haven for peace and quiet with friendly staff to make you feel welcome.

Location: Oswestry, Shropshire

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Tuck into hearty Lancashire grub at the Parkers Arms

Tuck into hearty Lancashire grub at the Parkers Arms

Eat your way through a yummy Lancashire menu in front of a log fire at this cosy rural inn with rooms.

Location: Newton-In-Bowland, Lancashire

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Get away from it all on a winter ramble in West Norfolk

Get away from it all on a winter ramble in West Norfolk

Lap up the wide-open spaces and natural beauty of West Norfolk on the waymarked routes of the Norfolk Coast Path and The Peddars Way.

Location: West Norfolk

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Fall for Lavenham’s medieval charm on a romantic winter break

Fall for Lavenham’s medieval charm on a romantic winter break

Cobbled streets, great shopping and quaint buildings make this village one of the most romantic places in the UK.

Location: Lavenham, Suffolk

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Enjoy a rural break in Hawes in Wensleydale

Enjoy a rural break in Hawes in Wensleydale

Head to Hawes the home of Wensleydale Cheese, admire Hardraw Force waterfall and watch ropes being made in the traditional way.

Location: Hawes, Yorkshire Dales National Park

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Deck the Halls at a Luxury Northumbrian Hotel

Deck the Halls at a Luxury Northumbrian Hotel

Elegance and luxury are the norm at these award-winning country house hotels in Northumberland. A great base for explorers who like to be pampered!

Location: Matfen, Longhorsley and Chathill, Northumberland

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Enjoy a family getaway at Upper Rectory Farm Cottages

Enjoy a family getaway at Upper Rectory Farm Cottages

The idyllic Upper Rectory Farm Cottages in Leicestershire offers a perfect retreat if you’re looking for a luxurious festive getaway.

Location: Swadlincote, Leicestershire

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Enjoy a relaxing rural break at Goldstone Hall Hotel

Enjoy a relaxing rural break at Goldstone Hall Hotel

Indulge in a countryside break at Goldstone Hall Hotel, winner of "The Small Hotel of the Year for The Heart of England West Midlands Region".

Location: Market Drayton, Shrosphire

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Enjoy a luxurious family getaway at the Manor Farmhouse

Enjoy a luxurious family getaway at the Manor Farmhouse

With a heated pool, sauna, cinema and billiard room on site, your family will never want to leave the Manor Farmhouse.

Location: Milstead, Kent

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Cosy winter breaks at The Pheasant Inn

Cosy winter breaks at The Pheasant Inn

Pay a visit to Cheshire’s most picturesque country inn, The Pheasant Inn whilst on an idyllic rural break this winter.

Location: Tattenhall, Cheshire

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Explore the Forge Valley

Explore the Forge Valley

A walk through 165 million years of history.

Location: Forge Valley, North Yorkshire 

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See nature come to life on the Somerset Levels

See nature come to life on the Somerset Levels

See the Red Arrows equivalent for starlings in stunning Somerset countryside.

Location: Somerset

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Beat the Christmas Pud on the Shropshire Hills

Beat the Christmas Pud on the Shropshire Hills

If you’ve indulged too much over Christmas with a lot of delicious Christmas puddings and turkey dinners, then why not try a short walking holiday to burn it off.

Location: Church Stretton, Shropshire

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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

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Star gaze in Northumberland’s Dark Sky Park

Star gaze in Northumberland’s Dark Sky Park

Home to some of Europe’s darkest night skies, Northumberland has truly spectacular galaxy gazing from atmospheric locations and ancient Roman sites.

Location: Northumberland National Park and Kielder Water & Forest Park, Northumberland

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Marvel at West Norfolk's winter wildlife

Marvel at West Norfolk's winter wildlife

Get closer to nature by spending crisp winter mornings experiencing jaw-dropping wildlife spectacles along West Norfolk's coastline.

Location: King's Lynn, West Norfolk

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Sleep in a royal bed at Thornbury Castle

Sleep in a royal bed at Thornbury Castle

Get treated like royalty at Thornbury Castle, where its opulent bedchambers, award-winning food and picturesque gardens will bring out your regal side.

Location: Thornbury, South Gloucestershire

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Spot rare winter birds on the River Exe Estuary

Spot rare winter birds on the River Exe Estuary

During winter the River Exe Estuary bursts with life. Take a guided bird watching cruise to see why the mudflats are as rich as a rainforest.

Location: Exeter, Devon

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Enjoy a family break in the artistic surroundings of Nelson Barn

Enjoy a family break in the artistic surroundings of Nelson Barn

Ramble around the Cumbrian countryside with the whole family and get a good night’s sleep at Nelson Barn.

Location: Kaber, Cumbria

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