Escape the City

Happy #ThursdayFriday! Last weekend’s Bank Holiday got me thinking about countryside breaks. I do love London on a Bank Holiday, but with another bank holiday weekend at the end of the month, my thoughts are now turning to a weekend’s escape to the country…

So, today’s #5aday blog features 5 beautiful countryside retreats in glorious surroundings… all within 2 hours of London.

  1. Barnsley House – Stylish contemporary country-house retreat in the Cotswolds with stunning feature gardens. Screen shot 2013-05-09 at 07.29.36
  2. Cowley Manor – Mix of Cotswolds’ stately home grandeur with chic interior design of a city boutique hotel. Screen shot 2013-05-09 at 07.32.16
  3. Fawsley Hall – Beautiful hotel in gorgeous Northamptonshire surroundings. Relax in award-winning Grayshott Spa. Screen shot 2013-05-09 at 07.34.03
  4. The Royal Oak – Opt for one of the cute cottages & enjoy delicious food at this lovely pub in East Lavant, Sussex. Screen shot 2013-05-09 at 07.35.04
  5. Whatley Manor – Grand Cotswold retreat with Swiss influence. More traditional than trendy. Sensational spa. Screen shot 2013-05-09 at 07.38.42

Relax and be pampered at one of these 5 stunning countryside retreats but which one offers the best escapism in today’s #GTopSpot?

Today’s #ThursdayFriday #GTopSpot goes to #1 Barnsley House – A hidden gem in the Cotswolds. Utterly charming. G x

Screen shot 2013-05-09 at 07.30.00

By Sarah Mayo

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