From boat trips on serene rivers and meditative forest walks to luxurious vineyard escapes, wild gardens and horse rides across historic parkland, it’s time to rediscover the natural world. All you need to do is select your British bolthole, between these seven sweet addresses.
London, in all its vibrant, metropolitan glory, cannot be missed, but England’s real crown jewels? They don’t reside in The Tower. Come rain or come shine, the English countryside is evergreen and, with some of her most historic houses and princely castles within easy reach of the capital.
From colorful herbaceous borders to world-class vegetable patches and sweet-scented roses, there is something uniquely special about English gardens and historic country estates. Here are some of the most spectacular, where the contemporary design of the planting also nods to the past.
It looks much like the venerable estates in the television series Downton Abbey. Yet Cliveden House possesses a history and heritage beyond anything in that drama. An extraordinary hotel of rare beauty, the place for all those who have always dreamed of spending a night in a museum.