Country houses are something quintessentially English. With their impressive lawns and gardens and acres of indoors space, many have been rescued from an ignominious death and turned into hotels.
And country house hotels in England really are amazing if you like to be pampered.
Whether you're after a traditional break - think slap-up meals in a restaurant overlooking a croquet lawn - or you want to get re-energised with an expert spa treatment, these stately rural retreats are the way to go.
Escape the noise and bustle of the city to while away days surrounded by fresh country air and verdant scenery - there really is no better way to unwind with a loved one or the family.
Cliveden is a grand stately house that overlooks the river Thames as it flows through the Berkshire countryside. It is one of the world’s most luxurious hotels in the world and guests have included royalty and the famous.
Overlooking Lake Windermere, this private, intimate hotel offers romantic rooms with huge deep bathtubs and breath-taking views.
Built in 1727, the Burnham Beeches Hotel nestles in 10 acres of beautiful gardens and manicured lawns and is ideally situated for visiting Windsor and London.
Country House Hotels are the cream of luxury hotels in England. If you'd like to be treated as if you were lord or lady of all you survey, spend a long weekend in one. You won't be disappointed.
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