The Grand Tradition of the Country House Hotel in Great Britain

Jonah Andersson 07/27/2013
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Edinburgh Castle, Scotland, UK

The Grand Tradition of the Country House Hotel

With summer almost here, there is nothing like escaping to the countryside and pampering yourself in a luxurious hotel. The country house hotels of Britain offer wide open spaces and modern amenities, without compromising the character and ambiance of the place, the peace and the solitude. There is nothing more rejuvenating than staying in a country house hotel and getting away from the madding crowd.

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London

Discover a country house hotel experience in London that doesn’t have to be expensive. Whilst London is home to the famous Ritz and Savoy, a short drive from the urban jungle is full of beautiful country house hotels that are perfect for a short trip. Cliveden House in Berkshire is set in almost 400 acres of National Trust gardens and home to a spa, beautiful guest suites and nearby boat trips on the Thames.

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Chester

There are plenty of charming country house hotels in Chester, one of which is the Rowton Hall Hotel and Spa. This country house hotel dates all the way back to 1779 and has a lot of history behind it. It is maintained by the Wigginton family and the moment you step in, you will be transported back in time and given an extremely warm welcome. Taste the hotel’s award-winning cuisine at the Langdale Restaurant, which is panelled with oak. The dishes are prepared using fresh ingredients, including fruit and vegetables that are grown in the hotel’s very own kitchen garden. If you dine in the restaurant, you will get a bottle of the house wine.

The rooms are richly decorated and stylish. They offer panoramic views of the garden and have en suite bathrooms, free view television and Wi-Fi connectivity. Do make a point of relaxing at the spa; and if you take the health club and spa package, you will be able to get access to the indoor swimming pool, sports facilities, steam room and sauna.

With Chester just a short drive away, you can take your family to the races, Chester zoo and enjoy some shopping.

Edinburgh

Edinburgh Castle, Scotland, UK
Edinburgh Castle, Scotland, UK (Credit: GettyImages)

Edinburgh is dotted with castles and palaces. These places offer an opportunity to get away from the city and discover a rural hotel experience in Edinburgh. The distinctive style and grandeur of the hotels can leave you yearning for more.

When you are in Edinburgh, discover the beautiful Prestonfield Hotel. This baroque building was the home of Lord Provost and was constructed in 1687. Today, it is a luxurious 5-star hotel that boasts 23 elegantly decorated rooms and suites.

The spacious suites are dramatically decorated and ooze grandeur and opulence. Likewise, the rooms are stylish and theatrical. The rooms and suites are luxurious and extremely comfortable. Once you have finished admiring the gorgeous décor, you can head to the Rhubarb, the hotel’s restaurant. In addition, Prestonfield Hotel boasts of private dining rooms, public rooms and salons. Prestonfield has a colourful history, which is complemented by its colourful and energetic décor.

Scottish Parliament,  Edinburgh Scotland
Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh Scotland

If you can drag yourself from the charms of the hotel, you can drive to the best shopping streets of Edinburgh and also enjoy the historic landmarks and monuments at the Royal Mile. And, when your stay comes to an end, your heart will feel sad and heavy for having left behind the grand tradition of the country house hotel.

 

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Emily is an avid traveller who loves writing about destinations all over the world. In particular she enjoys writing about snagging bargain accommodation in cities like London, desert island getaways and idyllic country retreats.

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