Homes Away From Home

If you have ever trembled in your shoes at the sound of your parents screeching these all too familiar words at the top of their voice, fear not as I have gathered our favourite Top 10 Homes Away from Home so that you can behave just as you wish (well, within reason of course).

Just imagine a full few days without any washing up, cleaning, ironing or cooking on the roster. Pure bliss, I hear you cry!

Moddershall Oaks Country Spa Retreat

Everything about this hotel is welcoming, from the delicious afternoon tea with homemade cakes, to the ambient bedrooms that are furnished in earthy tones. But what I really love the most is the Snug, which is just as its name implies. This is a chilled out space where you can get together with a group of friends and indulge in some spa treatments. Sounds like a Saturday night in with the girls, only someone else does the pampering and cleaning up!


Glazebrook House, Devon

Straight out of a fairytale, Glazebrook House enchants anyone who uncovers this hidden gem with quirky, boutique furnishings and chic decor. Each bedroom feels like an adventure inside this stylish hotel with different theme from one to the next within the world of Alice in Wonderland. Guests of Glazebrook are promised excellent service with a warm, homely ambience from the check in to the check out and a guarantee they will crave a second visit.


The Elms, Worcestershire

A quintessential infusion of antique-chic with their Grade II Listed, Queen Anne country house furnishings and contemporary design with their newly refurbished spa. Cosy up beside their roaring log fires and feel truly at home with outstanding staff, ensuring that every guest feel sublime throughout their stay.


The Black Swan, Helmsley

Country-chic furnishings, award-winning food and cosy log-burning fires – what more could you possible ask for? The recently refurbished haven of The Black Swan creates a delightfully homely ambience with every comfort and luxury incorporated to ensure that each guest feels truly comfortable during their sumptuous stay.


Gilpin Hotel, Windermere

Partnered with Gilpin’s renowned Michelin Starred restaurant, ‘Hrishi,’ their infamous Spa Suite’s and excellent service; this beloved family run hotel pays an extra close attention to ensure that each guest has the most fabulous experience during their stay.


The Hideaway Experience

Panoramic views across the Scottish landscape with a fully fitted kitchen, private outdoor hot tub and open plan spaces provide the perfect countryside retreat for those of you craving a peaceful paradise away from the tensions and strains of daily life. Sit back and relax from the comforts of your feature roll-top bath and watch the world go by through the floor-to-ceiling windows feeling truly at home and relaxed.


The Montagu Arms, Beaulieu

Original wooden beams, down-to-earth colour scheme and country-chic furnishings offer the perfect ‘at home’ haven for those of you wishing to escape reality with a little more comfort. Make the most of their award-winning restaurant and transfers to the award-winning spa in their sister hotel!


The Traddock, Austwick

Located in the heart of the infamously picturesque Yorkshire Dales, hospitality and service staff at The Traddock are not only warm and welcoming, but are driven to create a homely place to rest and recharge. Being a small, family-run business, The Traddock pay an extreme attention to detail when it comes to ensuring that each and every guest who check into this cosy hotel feel completely comfortable during their stay.


Tickton Grange, Beverley

Set within beautifully manicured gardens and surrounding Yorkshire landscapes lies the gorgeous Tickton Grange – a perfect and peaceful destination for a home away from home. Modestly boasting four-poster beds, award-winning food and delicate furnishings, each room within Tickton Grange flourishes in a timeless elegance.


Maison Talbooth, Dedham

Set within beautiful gardens with a heated, outdoor pool and stylishly cosy bedrooms, every moment at Maison Talbooth feels like a page out of Vogue. If you wish to explore the outdoors a little during your stay, take a stroll down the country lane to their sister establishment; the country inn, ‘Le Talbooth,’ or if it’s a little later in the evening, feel like royalty and feel free to make the most of their complimentary transfers.


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” I heard about this place from a friend who raved about it, so I thought I would treat the missus to a weekend away. The food was excellent, the staff were polite and the room – well the wife loved it. A decent place to go for a romantic couple of days away.”

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