With some restrictions and changing rules around travel, finding lovely places to go to close to home, is big on ideas and short on availability. With this in mind, we’re thinking ahead in planning and suggest you take the leafy plunge and book your getaways now to avoid disappointment. There’s nothing better than the romance of cooler air, changing leaves, and first log fires of the season. Crisp air walks, followed by indulgent bubble baths and cosy nights. Take a leaf out of my book and get those plans underway.
Limewood in the New Forest is the quintessential country-house hotel getaway that offers oodles of romantic luxury in a singular destination. Just 90 minutes by train and a short taxi ride, and you will be deposited at the door, or of course an easy self-drive. Cottages, cabins, pavilions and rooms are on offer all sumptuous cocoons in which to cosy up with your love. Oh, and did we mention inspired Anglo Italian cuisine? Lush and lovely and not to be missed.
15 Great Pulteney Street Bath is an elegant and vivacious hotel on one of Bath’s grandest streets. An easy first-class rail trip from central London and the kind of destination in which you won’t need a car to experience this lovely town while so many of the international tourists are not crowding it. Push the boat out on romance and book one of the fabulous and capacious suites. Our secret: The Hideout Suite has its own hot tub! Breakfast in bed was never so opulent.
Cheltenham is a simple ride from Paddington, but self-drive recommended so you can potter around the impossibly beautiful Cotswolds which are right on the doorstep. Before you know it you’ll be alighting from your taxi or pulling up at the imposingly grand yet super cool No. 131 the Promenade. The Georgian façade belies the contemporary features you’ll experience inside. Think enormous beds and deep soaking tubs, and delicious chef’s bestselling book style food.
If you say Nantucket you tend to think of the under the wire wealth of private jets in summer, but it’s an impossibly romantic getaway in the fall when the sunshine crowds are not around. Main street is the stuff of movie sets and add autumn leaves and you have the setting for pure romance. Book a room at The Wauwinet who offer pre stay concierge service to ensure you visit is beautifully planned so you can arrive stress free to slip into the Pratesi linen clad beds.
Dutchess County is literally only a couple of hours outside of the city but feels like a world away which is what we all need at the moment. At The Troutbeck you will discover Frette Linens, farm to table cuisine presided over by a Michelin starred chef, riding, fishing, yoga and Pilates. The country air will blow out the cobwebs, do wonders for your locked up Covid feelings, and inject a large dash of luxury country romance into your relationship.
The Hampton’s is also not just a summer destination especially when you’re in the know and check into the multi-ward winning best B&B. The Baker House 1650 is like staying in the grand and supremely comfortable weekend getaway home of some very stylish friends. The residential feel is note perfect, and the accommodations are quite simply gorgeous. Your hosts are wonderfully connected and can pre-book your dining experiences at some of the area’s best establishments.
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