Timeless • Luxurious • Unique
This luxury boutique hotel in South Kensington was designed by Anoushka Hemel and converted from a set of Victorian town houses. Each room is individually and intricately furnished with a nod to far flung locations and Mathew Williamson transformed the courtyard garden into a tropical hideaway with a gold-domed bird cage conservatory. Best known for its inspirational design, sophistication and service, Blakes has become renowned for its celebrity clientele.
Foodie • Cosy • Relaxing
The Pig is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city with an exceptional kitchen garden, sophisticated restaurant and beautiful, calming surroundings. A cosy, country house tucked away in the New Forest, where their food ethos revolves around what the gardener, forager and chef from the Kitchen Garden have dreamt up. For true shabby chic the potting shed and new shepherds’ huts have been transported into single treatment rooms with charming features where you can enjoy massage treatments using Bamford and Oskia products.
Elegant • Tranquil • Beautiful
If you’re looking for a romantic escape to a home-away-from-home, there is no better place to retreat to than Babington House in Somerset. This country bolt-hole will truly allow you to switch off from the daily grind. Their Cowshed Spa features the most heavenly treatments (we highly recommend the 90-minute Moody Massage), the rooms are luxuriously cosy, many with beautiful roll top baths and the food is some of the best we’ve had. A favourite feature we love is their outdoor pool, which is heated year-round. Nothing beats a morning swim to clear your head before tucking into breakfast.
The Wild Rabbit
Peaceful • Fresh • Charming
The Wild Rabbit is part of the Daylesford estate, one of the most sustainable organic farms in the UK. Their food-cum-wellness principles originated at the farm are in the heart of everything they do from the locally sourced, organic ingredients used in their restaurant to the handmade horsehair mattresses you’ll sleep on. Set in the heart of the Cotswolds, The Wild Rabbit is a gourmet haven with locally sourced seasonal food in a relaxed setting that feels like home. For added relaxation enjoy the Bamford Haybarn spa, a wellness retreat that nurtures the mind, body and spirit using only the finest natural products.
Ethical • Picturesque • Wellness
The Scarlet Hotel is a eco-luxury, adult-only escape on the north coast of Cornwall with sea view bedrooms, cliff-top hot tubs and a luxurious, Ayurvedic spa. The perfect place to feel pampered and relaxed with so many spaces to unwind from the meadow gardens to the relaxation lounges. A fifteen minute walk from the Mawgan Porth Beach below it (along a pretty coastal trail) this hotel and spa is a haven of tranquillity.
Divine • Lavish • Comfy
Hedonistic healers will love The Herb House spa at Limewood, which strikes the perfect balance between style and comfort, relaxation and result-led treatments. Enjoy yoga on the roof amongst the aromatic herbs followed by one of their Bamford De-stress massages where you pick your own essential oil depending on your mood. Also make time to enjoy the beautiful New Forest, which is quite literally on their doorstep. Plus, the smoothies at the Raw & Cured restaurant are a health-junkie’s dream, as is their sugar- and dairy-free chocolate rocky road brownie…