5 five star country escapes from London

Luxury hotels in Britain are regarded as having an excellent understanding of refinement and true elegance by people seeking the best travelling experience. One staying in such a residence should expect the finest dining, service and surroundings; many top hotels in the UK offer these luxuries in abundance. Check out the list below of five top hotels outside London that offer the highest standards expected of a luxury countryside retreat.

Coworth Park

Escape the lights of the city by relaxing and enjoying the tranquility of this luxury 5 star country house and spa in Ascot. This recent addition to the Dorchester Collection is set in 240 acres of scenic parkland that borders Windsor Great Park. Coworth Park mixes modern luxury living with the laid back atmosphere of a relaxing country house, just a short distance from one of the world’s greatest cities.

Coworth Park

Belmond Le Manoir

The luxurious fine dining offered at Belmond Le Manoir is the highlight of any visit to the top country home near London. “A twist of imaginative genius” is how Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons restaurant by Raymond Blanc has been described, which holds two coveted Michelin stars. The purity and freshness of the ingredients ensure the excellent quality of the food, many of which are sourced from the two acre vegetable and herb garden, where over 70 herb varieties and 90 vegetable types are grown. Belmond Le Manoir offers a unique luxury place to stay for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of London.

Belmond Le Manoir

The Chester Grosvenor

Located right in the centre of the city of Chester, The Chester Grosvenor is one of Britain’s top luxury hotels. The hotel building is Grade II listed and is located beside the city’s ancient walls and famous Eastgate clock. It offers an optimum place to relax thanks to The Grosvenor Spa and the meticulously decorated bedrooms. ‘Simon Radley at The Chester Grosvenor’, a Michelin starred exclusive dining venue since 1990, offers one of the finest dining experiences available in the UK while the Parisian themed ‘La Brasserie’ offers an alternate location to dine and relax in peace.

The Chester Grosvenor

Cliveden House

Set in 376 acres of scenic Berkshire countryside, Cliveden is one of the top luxury hotels in the world. This luxury UK hotel near London and Heathrow Airport offers stunning views of the River Thames. This stately home from the 17th century interiors are brimming with true English charm. A truly warm ambiance is created by antique furniture as well as oil paintings.

Cliveden House

Gleneagles Hotel

Just an hour’s drive from the major cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, Gleneagles 5 Red Star resort resides in its own estate spanning 850 acres. This luxury hotel in Scotland symbolises the highest standards of elegance, style and comfort and offers three different championship golf courses, one of which will host the Ryder Cup 2014! A wide variety of top outdoor activities can also be pursued such as off road driving, shooting, archery, fishing, riding and falconry. There is a selection of restaurants and bars at Gleneagles including the Michelin starred Andrew Fairlie while the venue’s luxury spa offers the most modern therapeutic treatments available.

Gleneagles

Feel free to share your views on these luxury UK hotels outside London or any other top hotels that may have been missed in the comments section below.

Marta Miklinska is Digital Marketing Manager at 5ive Star London.

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