With summer well underway, we have decided to compile a selection of our favourite UK based luxury getaways so that you can escape to peace and tranquillity.

Kensington Gardens

City Escapes in London

For a getaway to the city, London is the natural choice. With everything from Harrods to Hyde Park and The Tate Modern, there’s nowhere like the capital to spend a few days to unwind.

The Milestone Hotel

Situated in Kensington, with views over Kensington Gardens, this beautiful hotel offers lavish rooms, suites and fine dining in its restaurants. The Milestone Hotel is also within walking distance of both The Royal Albert Hall and Harrods.

The Egerton House Hotel

Located in the heart of Knightsbridge, on the doorstep of the V&A Museum, Natural History and Science Museums and The Royal Albert Hall, Egerton House Hotel’s lounge and bar, and immaculately decorated rooms are guaranteed to leave you feeling indulged.

Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard

Relish in breathtaking views over London from the Shangri-La Hotel, at the Shard. With in-room spa services and butler service in suites, this award winning getaway (‘Best New Hotel in the World’ and ‘The Most Amazing View’) is the ideal city destination.

Amba Hotel Charing Cross

Situated just steps away from Trafalgar Square and housed within an elegant Grade II listed building, Amba Hotel Charing Cross offers the unique experience of 150 years of British architectural heritage combined with the hotel’s sleek interior. Furthermore, Covent Garden is within walking distance for those looking for a convenient shopping location.

Oxfordshire

Outside of London

Edgar House, Chester

Edgar House is set peacefully atop the City Walls, overlooking the River Dee. The House itself is home to individually designed, luxurious boutique bedrooms and a riverside garden. With Chester’s historic attractions, shops and restaurants only moments away, this hotel is perfect for those looking for a location with a rich history and culture.

Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat’saisons, Oxfordshire

Nestled in the picturesque village of Great Milton, Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat’saisons enjoys an idyllic, typically English setting and is surrounded by lawns, flower borders and orchards. The hotel’s vegetable and herb gardens provide the kitchen, and the Raymond Blanc Cookery School, with fresh, organic produce.

Tavistock House Hotel, Tavistock

Set in a Victorian townhouse in Devon, built by the Duke of Bedford circa 1850, this beautiful boutique hotel allows you to discover both the countryside and the charming market town of Tavistock. Each room is complete with an impressive 40” LED Smart TV with Netflix and the hotel’s location offers an ideal base to explore World Heritage Site, and birthplace of Sir Francis Drake, Tavistock.

The Chester Residence, Edinburgh

With its rich history and stunning architecture, Edinburgh is consistently named one of the best city destinations in Europe. Located in the city’s West End, The Chester Residence offers the perfect platform to explore the city, including the World Heritage Site which combines the Medieval Old Town and the Georgian New Town, as well as boutique shopping and Edinburgh’s many bar and restaurant options.

Lake District

Countryside Escapes

Knockendarroch Hotel & Restaurant, Perthshire

Positioned in central Pitlochry, the hotel’s 12 rooms benefit from awe-inspiring panoramic views of Highland Perthshire. With a luxury lounge where guests can enjoy drinks and canapés, comfort and relaxation are guaranteed.

Overwater Hall, Cumbria

With 18 acres of formal gardens and woodland against the backdrop of Skiddaw and the Uldale Fells, Overwater Hall provides the ideal setting for a peaceful getaway in the Lake District. This Grade II listed building was lovingly refurbished to preserve the historic ambience of the house and mix traditional and contemporary styles, resulting in this enchanting hotel.

Yorkshire Dales

Yorkshire Escapes

Bookilber Barn

Set in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, Bookilber Barn’s stunning location guarantees a tranquil retreat. Located on the doorstep of the beautiful Malham Cove, Janet’s Foss and Ingleton Waterfalls, Bookilber Barn is the perfect location for those wishing for a relaxing escape to the countryside.

Feversham Arms Hotel, Helmsley

Nestled in Helmsley, North Yorkshire, this secluded retreat is surrounded by beautiful countryside. The Feversham Arms Hotel is home to the luxurious Verbena Spa, with a wide variety of treatments and packages available for guests so you can unwind and indulge.

Oulton Hall, Leeds

Surrounded by stunning landscaped gardens, this grade II listed manor house is situated a few miles from the centre of Leeds. The Oulton Hall Hotel consists of 152 bedrooms, decorated to retain the building’s charm, but with modern influences. The hotel also contains a techogym, The Studio – which offers fitness classes, a swimming pool and a spa. However, Oulton Hall more famously is houses to two premium golf courses and a golf academy for your leisure.

The Grand Hotel & Spa, York

Located beside the city wall, The Grand is within short walking distance of York’s delightful medieval streets and boutique shops. With views of York Minster, a spa within the hotel, the option of afternoon tea, and cocktails in the hotel bar, guests are guaranteed indulgence, on the doorstep of a city rich with history and culture.

If we have given you any inspiration for destinations to retreat to in the coming weeks, or if you know of any we have missed, we would love to hear from you on Facebook or Twitter.

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