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Coombe Abbey's accommodation appears to be a traditional country manor in some respects, but it is actually a restored 12th-century Cistercian abbey. The elegant structure is the centrepiece of 500 acres of lushly landscaped land near Coventry, and the interior decor is equally magnificent, with period details and antique furniture. Typically, the property specialises in themed activities such as murder mysteries, ghost tours, and mediaeval banquets – for updates, visit the dedicated events page.
Every room has stunning views of the courtyard, lawns, or tree-lined drive. Each room also has satellite TV and tea and coffee making facilities. Guests can dine at the hotel's elegant à la carte restaurant. The Garden Bar serves afternoon tea with sandwiches, scones, and clotted cream, and there is a changing Sunday lunch menu.
Every weekend, Coombe Abbey hosts a splendid mediaeval banquet. The hotel is known for its themed parties, which range from murder mysteries to ghost tours.
The Witchery by the Castle has a variety of extravagant suites, each with its own distinctive features. Big oak beds and 4-posters, velvet-lined walls, and flamboyant red and gold décor are among the gothic touches in the lavishly decorated suites. Separate dining areas and spacious bathrooms with free-standing silver baths are available.
The Witchery's nine suites are all unique, but walk-in dressing rooms, love seats, and tapestries set the tone. Some rooms have views of Edinburgh's Royal Mile, while others look down into Princes Street or over to the old town. Each morning, an indulgent breakfast hamper will be served in the room, or guests can opt for a cooked breakfast served in the restaurant at no extra charge.
The Witchery's seductive glamour has piqued the interest of The Times, The Telegraph, and Condé Nast Traveller, and its suites have been enjoyed by a slew of celebrity guests. The lavish restaurant serves delightful Scottish cuisine in idyllic surroundings.
A hotel on its own island sounds like a spy film setup but staying here seems like you have been invited to a private oligarch's home for an evening high tea. Linked to the mainland by a sandy beach at low tide, the Burgh Island Hotel can only be accessed at high tide by its unique sea tractor, which is similar to an open train carriage hydraulically elevated over large wheels.
The hotel itself is a magnificent collection of domed ceilings and trappings from the 1930s evoking the era of Agatha Christie novels, as she wrote two books while staying here. Ballroom lessons, tennis court and swimming in a sea spring pool separated from the sea by a WWI sluice gate are all activities included. The rooms come with balconies with views of the Atlantic, gin and tonic for free
Hywel Sele Lodge's self-catering cottage is definitely eye-catching, both in appearance and history. In the 15th century, nobleman Hywel Sele tried to assassinate his nephew, Owain Glyndr, Prince of Wales – who survived his arrow and killed Sele in revenge. The setting is a bit less macabre. The Tudor Gothic-style lodge, which sleeps up to three people, is located in the heart of Snowdonia National Park, near the seaside town of Dolgellau. With its fairy-tale turret, natural stonework, and grand archway, it's quite a sight in and of itself.
As the name implies, this lovely camp is built on the site of the old sawmill on the Glen Dye estate. The incredible combination of peace and adventure packed into the private clearing in the woods is something that no name could possibly convey. From the big double bed of the 50s original Safari Caravan, you'll wake up to birdsong and the rippling of the old mill stream, then make your way to the Forester's Seed Store cabin, your lounge and kitchen, which is itself a lovingly restored 20s house.
You have a variety of cooking choices, ranging from the seed store's kitchen, which will satisfy even the most ardent chef, to the Big Green Egg oven or the wild challenge of the firepit. You can also choose how daring you want to be with your bathing.
If you have friends living in the estate's cottages, bumping into walkers on the trails is probably the only time you'll see another soul. If you want an escape into civilisation then visit Fettercairn Distillery for whisky tasting and tours, Balmoral Castle for history, or Knockburn Loch for water sports instruction. Whatever you do, the camp will be waiting for you when you return, with strings of festoon lights leading you between its treasures.
Would you interested in gettting lost and spend some time alone or with your loved once where there’s literally no one to disturb you? Well, we have just the right place for you.
The Island is a boutique luxury property nestled among the greenery on a rocky islet above Newquay's Towan Beach. A private suspension footbridge connects the house to the famous surfing beach and harbour, but the house is in its own world, complete with swaying palm trees and its own flag. There are three stylish bedrooms and pretty much everything where everyone will like to stay for a few days.
As The Island is located in the bay and is surrounded by sand at low tide and sea at high tide, so after a wonderful day at the beach full of white sand and gorgeous sea, you can walk back up to The Island and enjoy the beautiful gardens that wrap around the your home for the next few days.
The Rookery, on the other hand, is on the polar opposite end of the London hotel continuum, drawing inspiration for its design from Smithfield's crime-ridden history. The Bartholomew Fair was held at Smithfield Meat Market until it was shut down by police in 1855 for being a "school of vice." The hotel's dark colour schemes, carved wood throughout, red silk, and gold leaf reflect this history. The Conservatory bar has an honesty bar, and the well-stocked library is a great place to sit and read. Although there is no dedicated restaurant, but you can order baguettes, crab tortellini, and other dishes from the room service menu card.
These were the few places where you can stay for an unusual but an exciting experience. All the above-mentioned resorts are lesser-known and hence will be far from the chaos and order, also COVID-19 safe. Book your next trip to UK with best travel website Travelxp.com.
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