With the absolutely amazing weather we’ve had across the country over the last couple of weeks it got the Londonoffices team fantasising about getting away for the weekend … or maybe more. Last minute deals abroad may be tempting but when the weather is so good here, why miss out. There are some stunning retreats near London that provide luxury and relaxation in its purest form.
Whether you are looking to try something new or just to indulge during your trip, we are sure we have something that will please you, possibly even amaze!
Soho Farmhouse, Oxfordshire
Mature, stylish and totally unforgettable, this beautiful retreat will have you never wanting to leave. Serving as both a private club and a tranquil short term getaway, each and every aspect is a slice of perfection. The Main Barn serves as the cosy central hub of the community, complete with log fires and chic arm chairs, where the House Kitchen serves up breakfast, lunch and dinner, along with afternoon tea, local beers and cocktails.
Looking for something to help the day pass in a lazy Sunday afternoon fashion? The Boathouse’s 25m outdoor infinity pool that connects to the 16m indoor pool, heated of course, the Electric Barn Cinema and the Cookhouse’s cookery school should help you do just that.
Ideal for couples, small groups and even families, there is a range of exquisite country residences from the eight-man Farmhouse Cottage to the serene Bell Tents complete with decadent 6ft. beds.
Coworth Park, Ascot
This hotel is luxury personified. From superior and deluxe rooms to premium suites and the signature Dower House, it is all in the detail within this beautiful residence. Each space is pristine and gleaming with bright whites and silky, spotless creams. Four poster beds, underfloor heading and copper roll-top baths are all part of the package while the enormous power shower is an experience of its own.
With 240 acres of picturesque parkland, an equestrian centre, polo fields, kids’ club and plenty of outdoor pursuits, Coworth Park has more than enough to keep even the most active guest entertained. Before booking your stay here it is also worth looking to the events calendar first. On September 5th Aromatherapy Associates, hosted by head of education Christina Salcedas, will be discussing ‘the Power of Essential Oils’ as they show how different oil blends can boost emotional and physical wellbeing.
Hurley House Hotel, Berkshire
If cute and boutique is more your style when it comes to holidaying, the chic Hurley House in the heart of Berkshire is sure to tick all the boxes. An elegant fine dining restaurant accompanies a welcoming bar, exquisite meeting room and wonderful outside terraces while of course, the rooms are spectacular too.
Don’t worry, the more intimate setting doesn’t mean a compromise on luxury. Afternoon tea provides the ideal blend of sweet and savoury while the Champagne and sharing platter, including a glass of Ruinart Champagne, will appeal to your inner id. The onsite spa will have you pampered like a queen with relaxing aromatherapy massages while the invigorating deep tissue massage will abolish the stresses of city life.
When you finally decide to retire to your room, the tasteful design presents understated chic to make you feel in tune with your surrounds and of course, totally rested.
Burgh Island Hotel, South Devon
Now as you may have noticed from the title, this is a bit of a wild card and hopefully you can forgive the tangent here however, there is method behind the madness. Burgh Island Hotel is owned by one of the office providers on the Londonoffices’ portfolio, Office Space in Town (OSIT) and not only is it incredibly beautiful but it also comes at a discounted rate for OSIT members.
Loved since 1929, this island has seen its fair share of famous faces; it was once even the preferred retreat of Agatha Christie who wrote “Evil Under the Sun” and “And Then There Were None” in the sophisticated Beach House. This is a history that is reflected throughout the hotel today with most of the 25 rooms and suites bearing the name of a guest from time gone by.
Utter peace and time to yourself with a huge dose of luxury is what guests of this stunning island hotel experience.
Now if we haven’t turned your head away from the sandy beaches of Europe or the searing heat of the East we don’t know what will! All this luxury and beauty is surely worth a chance this summer, no?