With the final bank holiday of the Spring season approaching, we thought we'd curate a little selection of drivable getaways for you to enjoy a 3 dayer with your friends, family or even just for yourself.
Pitts Deep Cottage
This extraordinary Beach House is positioned at the end of a long isolated track through private woodland where it sits snugged down right on the edge of a wild and varied beach. Sand, pebbles, mud flats and salt marsh framed by ancient oaks make an unbeatable tapestry, for this is where the New Forest meets The Solent.
For a stay in the city, look no further than The Laslett in London’s Notting Hill. Set across five Grade-II listed Victorian townhouses, The Laslett takes inspiration from the neighbourhood it calls home, resulting in a hotel that’s elegant, eclectic and creative. Rooms are stylish and contemporary, and filled with British art and Penguin Classics, while The Henderson Bar (named after Russell ‘Russ’ Henderson, one of the founders of Notting Hill Carnival) serving up modern twists on British classics is not to be missed.
Number 38 Clifton
Number Thirty Eight Clifton is Bristol's new townhouse accommodation offering ten stylish bedrooms in a recently refurbished Georgian merchant’s house at the top of the City. Number 38 offers the discerning traveller an alternative to the corporate environment of many city hotels and provides a contemporary 'home away from home' feel — focusing on providing their customers with the highest level of comfort and care.
In a Grade-II listed country house in the Chew Valley about eight miles outside Bath, The Pig is a real rural retreat, sitting in the middle of this undiscovered part of Somerset. A Georgian mansion surrounded by 20 acres of countryside filled with deer, The Pig is elegant English country chic at its best – think wood burners, freestanding baths in the bedrooms, thick velvet curtains and mismatched rugs. At The Pig, food is one of the main events. Ingredients are locally-sourced or grown in its garden, with traditional hearty English food the mainstay of the menu.
Family-run Langar Hall in the Vale of Belvoir, Nottinghamshire, is a traditional country retreat – but with an informality and a touch of the bohemian brought about by owner Imogen Skirving. It’s eccentric and colourful, just like a British country house should be, with unrivalled hospitality. Langar Hall’s food (“English with a twist”) is exceptional, as are its grounds.