Escape to the Country

Staying in is the new flying out. Beat the airport queues with one of the UK's coolest staycation experiences this summer.

Luxury Lifestyle

1 The Tawny’s new Hillside Treehouses

Head to the heart of rural Staffordshire for a rustic meets riveting escape.  Along with 55 immaculately designed Shepherds Huts, Valley Treehouses, Boathouses and the Lookout, guests can now stay in one of six new treehouses this May.

Set within the 70-acre grounds of the wonderfully restored wild garden of Consall Hall Estate and designed with sustainability in mind, the luxurious treehouses offer stretching views of the beautiful English countryside – whilst clever design, eco-friendly foundations and use of space offer pure escapism. Rates from £420.00, book via

2 Brockencote Hall Hotel’s Self-Catered Lodge 

Set in Worcestershire, this beautiful Victorian country manor house hotel has just launched its brand-new self-catered Lodge. Transformed into a luxurious two-storey lodge, this dog-friendly hideaway is ideal for larger groups with three sumptuous double bedrooms and flexible dining choices.

Complete with ESPA amenities, an open kitchen, enclosed private garden, stunning views of the grounds and your very own luxuriating bubbly, private hot tub – the ideal relaxing  weekend perk. Just add Champagne! 

Prices from £700.00 per night – based on 6 people sharing, book via



Ideal for reconnecting with nature this summer, The Assembly at Heckfield Place in Hampshire is celebrating the Summer Solstice this June with a week-long series of events featuring some of the property's favourite makers, thinkers and doers. 

Featuring workshops and experiences led by experts from a variety of fields and taking place in various locations across the estate, try your hand at everything from watercolour painting to Forest Bathing sessions.

Starting from £45.00 per person, book via

4 Beaverbrook’s Balloon Dining 

Push the boat, or the balloon out with Beaverbrook’s fantastically whimsical dining experience in Surrey.

Following the success of last year’s Reach for the Sky Yakiniku enchantment, guests can once again book (and dine) in the stationary hot air balloons. Just in time for the Jubilee, six Union Jack themed hot air balloons will frame the side of The House for alfresco Japanese dining with a twist. 

Grounded within Beaverbrook’s magnificent gardens with space for up to four diners in each, the extraordinary settings of the classic hot air balloon baskets are ideal for a dynamite dining experience. 

Dinner prices from £125.00pp, book via

5 Gleaneagles Townhouse

Grab your kilt - Gleneagles Townhouse, the first venture beyond the Perthshire hills for Gleneagles Hotel in its almost 100-year history is opening in Edinburgh this June.

The 33-bedroom hotel, members’ club and all-day restaurant, based at 39 St Andrew Square, will open to hungry guests after being painstakingly restored - with Head Chef Jonny Wright at restaurant The Spence's helm. 

Rates at Gleneagles Townhouse start from £495 (room only). Applications now open via

6 Spa sessions at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh

Splash out on something special at the Waldorf Astoria Spa, which has just reopened in partnership with 111SKIN and Ground Wellbeing. Offering both residents and day guests the ultimate city spa experience, the curated range of treatments and 111SKIN masks have been designed to achieve superior results for a youthful appearance.  If a Molecular Hydration Face, Body and Scalp Treatment doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, the six Ritual Massages are bound to impress instead.

Book via

7 Active adventures with Tudor Farmhouse

Located in Gloucestershire’s Forest of Dean, make the most of the longer and warmer days with a 2 night e-biking break. 

Providing guests with access to electric bike hire to enjoy exploring the stunning Wye Valley and Forest of Dean, take on over 35 square miles of Forestry Commission land with 50 miles of way marked trails.

With endless trails to explore, this scenic break is perfect for something both active and indulgent - with delectable lunches included along the way. 

Priced from £650.00, book via

Shell Out In Cornwall

1 Three Mile Beach's Three-night Seafront Feasting

Celebrate Cornwall’s abundance of fresh produce with this three-day gastronomic experience, featuring the likes of foraging, gin masterclasses and enough seafood to make even a shark envious.

2 THE ST ENODOC IN ROCK's weekend barbecues

This Rock-based stay has launched a special BBQ menu, available to all on every Saturday throughout the summer. Think fresh and locally sourced seafood, meat and vegetables, a glass of wine and gorgeous views. Overlooking the pool and beyond to the estuary, the terrace provides a breath-taking setting on a sunny day.

3 Bedruthan Hotel's Open Air Theatre Programme

Situated on a spectacular meadow overlooking the glittering bay of Mawgan Porth, Bedruthan Hotel’s series of exciting outdoor theatre performances suits all ages and theatrical appetites. Pick your spot and get comfortable with cosy rugs and garden cushions – then most of the open-air experience with bespoke picnic hampers.

14 Al fresco movie nights at The Grove, Hertfordshire

Pack the popcorn,  The Grove, a luxury five-star country estate in Hertfordshire, is welcoming back everyone’s favourite outdoor cinema by Everyman for a series of unforgettable outdoor film screenings.

Taking place from 15th July to 4th September, enjoy a luxury cinematic experience in the enchanting Walled Garden. 

Relax under the stars with bean bags, delicious snacks and beverages, and enjoy an array of new releases, family favourites and cult classics. 

For those that don’t fancy the drive home, make a night of it and stay over in one of The Grove’s 215 beautifully decorated rooms and suites (plus, tickets for Everyman’s secret cinema at The Grove are included with room bookings for the entire summer pop-up). 

Cinema and dining packages start from £59 per adult and £35 per child. Book via

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