It takes a smart traveller to realise that you don’t have to jet off to exotic locations, battling check-in and the dreaded jetlag to experience a little luxury. If it’s wonderful spas you are looking for, boutique hotels like no other, or truly top class food, it is all here hidden away in the UK. Well we think it’s a good idea to keep much of it a secret so shh! Don’t tell anyone and here are a few of the luxury spots that we have discovered which are too good to tell everyone about.
1. Stay in a Luxury Holiday Cottage in Cornwall
Whether you are sneaking away for a luxury weekend with your other half or taking the whole family, you will be able to find a great luxury holiday cottage in Cornwall. We love Latitude 50, who have some great holiday cottages on offer like Treglyddins is a wonderful house that sleeps 8, has its own swimming pool and is a pleasant 5 minutes walk from the shops in Rock. It boasts a beautiful garden, decked patio area for al fresco eating on warm summer evenings and for cooler nights, an inglenook fireplace with wood-burning stove. If you are a smaller party try the cute Pentire Cottage, which is a fairytale cottage with all modern luxuries and the most gorgeous of gardens. And the real luxury? There is no one to disturb you and you’ll never miss breakfast not matter how late you decide to lie in!
2. Visit Daylesford Organic Farm, Gloucestershire
Treat yourself to some delicious organically grown goodies in the Daylesford Organic Farm Shop, from artisan baked bread to freshly cut flowers, to jams pickles and preserves and so much more. For the best deep relaxing massages, heavenly facials and some simply divine yoga and Pilates classes we recommend you get booked in at the Hay Barn Spa, which is just next door. Daylesford does have everything – treat yourself to a cookery course and take that luxury feeling home with you as you recreate delicious seasonal dishes for years to come.
3. Stay in ‘Rosie’ the Gypsy Caravan in Dorset
Surrounded by horses and chickens and stunning views of the Dorset countryside you can enjoy this beautiful restoration of a 1934 Gypsy Caravan at The Old Forge. Rosie is cosy and romantic and everything is set out to cater for your every comfort. Breakfast is included and the hosts Tim and Lucy have a reputation for being friendly and welcoming and helping guests to feel most at home.
4. Dine at The Ledbury, ranked 14 in the World’s Best Restaurants.
It is no small accolade to be ranked as number 14 in the world and for that we are very grateful to have The Ledbury here on home turf. It is a truly world class restaurant guaranteed to give you a proper fine dining experience. Head Chef Brett Graham is both talented and creative and it shows through in huge measure in his food. From Roasted Scallops with Fennel, Liquorice and Elderflower, to Dover Sole with Thyme Milk Skin, Mussels and Roast Cauliflower, to the Brown Sugar Tart, with Poached Grapes and Stem Ginger Ice Cream, we are sure you will savour every mouthful.
5. Charter Your Own Motor Yacht for the Day
Live the lifestyle of the Riviera right here in lovely Britain and charter your own yacht for a day and maybe even a night too. You will have everything you need on board so you can just enjoy lapping up the ultimate of luxury, whilst your very own skipper takes care of everything. Step off for lunch and even stay overnight to make the experience one to truly remember.
These are just a few of the many wonderful luxury experiences just waiting to be discovered throughout the UK. Get out this summer and see what others you can uncover …
This post is brought to you by Latitude 50, who have a wide selection of great holiday cottages in North Cornwall.