Buckinghamshire, the Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, the country road crosses through landscapes where charming little villages nestle in valleys. On your journey, indulge in some British history, revisit the works of Shakespeare, and explore the grounds of some elaborate country estates so beautiful that they have been used in television series and famous films. Visit manor houses and castles and relive the golden age of British aristocracy over an all-important afternoon tea!
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Hotel and restaurant in the country. Hartwell House, at just 64 kilometres northwest of London, is a picture-book country house set within 37 hectares of magnificent landscape.Whereas the building dates to the 17th century, the history of the property stretches back to the time of Edward the Confessor, almost a millennium ago.Behind the Jacobean façade, the house has fine Georgian interiors, rococo marble chimney pieces and a grand hall in the baroque style. Yet, despite bearing the traces of various periods, it retains an elegant integrity. The opulent rooms, with high ceilings and antique furniture, evoke quintessential English charm. ... Learn moreless
A manor house of exquisite sophistication dating from the 19th century, Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire was built for Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild, who wanted a country house incorporating architectural elements of Renaissance chateaus found in the Loire Valley. Inside you’ll find exceptional furniture...Read More less
Enjoy a breath of fresh air just a few kilometers northwest of London! Offering panoramic views of the Vale of Aylesbury and the Chilterns, this rural walk is an enjoyable one. Stroll among butterflies and wild flowers in summer, or admire the winter landscapes when the weather turns cold. In the distance,...Read More less
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Hotel and restaurant in the country. On the doorstep of Warwick Castle, a mere 10 minutes away from the house where William Shakespeare was born, in Stratford-upon-Avon, Mallory Court stands like a midsummer night’s dream.With understated beauty and a dedicated staff, this country manor house cultivates British elegance down to the slightest detail, from the perfectly tended lawns to the organic herb garden and traditional herbaceous borders. Elan Spa is an ideal place to rejuvenate yourself. Opened in early 2017, it sits in a sheltered wooded area. Screened from the hotel by trees, on the far side of Mallory’s rose gardens, the spa provides a natural, secluded setting for relaxation.With the Cotswolds also within easy reach, Mallory Court is the perfect base from which to explore this designated area of natural beauty. ... Learn moreless
On the banks of the Avon, Warwick Castle is an example of a medieval fortress built in 914 that is still standing today. Towers, ramparts, dungeons, and ceremonial pieces feature in festivals and other special events that Warwick Castle organizes to help bring the monument to life.
Indissociable from the English writer Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon is where the author of King Lear, Romeo and Juliet, and Hamlet was born in 1564. This charming, characterful town of half-timbered houses – most of them dating back to the 16th century – attracts plenty of tourists, and is a popular...Read More less
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Hotel and restaurant in a village. Nestled amid beautiful gardens, Buckland Manor is one of the finest manor houses in the Cotswolds and a unique retreat for peace and reflection. If not relaxing in the surroundings of timeless beauty and elegance, where crackling log fires warm the cosy lounges, you can always burn up some energy on the tennis court or try your hand at horse riding, hunting and hiking into the vicinity area.Savour top hospitality, fine wines and exquisite food — be it a sumptuous dinner or a light al fresco lunch — amid glorious vistas where the sun falls on honeyed stone. With its air of classic English charm, Buckland Manor offers an idyllic spot for a few days away or an exclusive event. ... Learn moreless
The picturesque Cotswolds town of Chipping Campden is still home to handsome buildings dating from the 14th to the 17th century. The High Street, Market Hall, and William Grevel’s House all bear witness to the town's rich past, which prospered due to the wool trade.
Surrounded by the glorious Cotswolds hills, Sudeley Castle is set within landscaped parkland spanning over 480 hectares and enriched with more than 1,000 years of history. The final resting place of Catherine Parr, wife and widow of Henry VIII, is also significant in the history of the Tudor dynasty....Read More less
A perfect example of a folly, Broadway Tower is the work of the famous landscape architect Capability Brown, who created it in the 18th century. Built on three floors, the tower now holds exhibitions about its history, and was used as a vantage point during the Second World War. Today, you can go up...Read More less
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Hotel and restaurant in town. Ivy climbs up the Georgian sandstone of The Bath Priory, a charming manor built in 1835, nestled in the gardens of a former priory. Lilac, heather and hyacinth are among the lovely f lower names given to the rooms whose decor offer a splendid blend of modern fabrics and antique furniture. Sheltered by low walls, the herb garden is just a hint of the delicious aromas you will soon savour.Crossing Royal Victoria Park, you are only steps from the historic centre of Bath, where you can stroll among Georgian architecture and visit the Roman baths. But the most beautiful bath awaits your return at The Garden Spa by L’Occitane. Afternoon tea is served in the lounge decorated with paintings and works of art. ... Learn moreless
The stunning baroque manor house of Dyrham Park in South Gloucestershire is set in an ancient deer park dating back to the 17th century. Spanning more than 110 hectares and complete with lake, orchard, and centuries-old trees, William Blathwayt’s former country house is now home to furniture, works of...Read More less
Built in 1820, Claverton Manor is located near Bath. It is currently home to a museum devoted to American art. Don’t miss the delightful garden, which is well worth exploring too! Extremely popular with the British public, this museum also set out to strengthen relations between American and the United...Read More less
Anyone into antiques and collectibles of any kind won’t want to miss this! From jewelery to paintings via Japanese tea ceremony utensils, it offers something for everyone! An essential destination when staying in the city of Bath, Bartlett Street Antiques Centre is an Aladdin's cave!
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Hotel and restaurant in the country. The Vineyard has been described as a temple to Californian wine. Just outside Newbury, an hour from London, it definitely deserves its reputation. The cellar holds wines from both the New and Old Worlds, as well as award-winning estate wines from owner Sir Peter Michael.The hotel is also celebrated for its dining experience, using local and sustainable seasonal produce to deliver a blend of old-world tastes and new-world approaches and techniques. As if the bar had not been set high enough, the traditional guest rooms, spacious contemporary suites, a spa and an enviable private art collection conspire to make The Vineyard the perfect retreat for gourmands and the culinary curious. ... Learn moreless
Enjoyed the television series? Relive the golden age of the English aristocracy by visiting this very castle where the Downton Abbey series was filmed! The magnificent castle with its intricate stone carvings reaching into the Berkshire sky has belonged to the Carnarvon family since the 17th century...Read More less
Not far from historic Newbury, this 18-hole golf course is a real pleasure for those who want to practice their swing on the green. A game of golf at Deanwood Park Golf Club in the charming county of Berkshire is a joy!
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To give you inspiration, Relais & Châteaux presents the Routes du Bonheur: Suggestions for travel itineraries that you can fully personalise according to your wishes and the experiences you would like to discover. Our consultants are available to help customise your route and assist you in making reservations at our properties. It is up to you to reserve any recommended activities on-site or nearby that might interest you.