Top Staycation Destinations With
After facing a year of unexpected challenges, we all deserve to indulge in some well-earned rest and relaxation. Whether you’re looking for a winter escape or planning ahead for next year, a UK staycation is the perfect stress-free break. We’ve rounded up our top five picks from Handpicked Hotels’ quintessentially British destinations for those looking to spend their upcoming holidays closer to home.
The New Forest, Hampshire
The secluded and luxurious Rhinefield House can be found deep within the New Forest National Park. Tudor and Gothic styling combines to create a truly unique space (be sure to visit The Alhambra Room, featuring wall-to-wall jewels!). The hotel has 50 bedrooms, included three feature suites and an outdoor pool.
Explore the beauty of the surrounding forest on horseback or by bike along one of many nature trails. Be sure to visit the nearby Highclere Castle, known as the leading set for Downton Abbey.
Stay cosy but glam by opting for an embellished jumper paired with jeans and brown ankle boots, layering over one of our must-have padded coats to complete the look.
A true picture-postcard country house hotel, Fawsley Hall is surrounded by 2000 acres of extensive parkland and formal gardens. A home purpose-built for entertaining, Elizabeth I and other royals were known to enjoy its hospitality. Today, the hotel offers 60 bedrooms including 11 feature rooms, all unique in design.
Callow End, Worcester
Heritage charm has been lovingly preserved in this beautiful former monastery. Set in 26 acres of extensive gardens, Stanbrook Abbey hosts 70 beautiful bedrooms.
Be sure to make the most of what the hotel has to offer. Go wine tasting in the basement wine cellar, enjoy the games room, and take a look at the original bake house where nuns used to make their own bread. Climb up the Abbey’s 40 metre bell tower for stunning panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.
Our ponte leggings for versatile style and comfort, paired with an on-trend ditsy print top, timeless flats and a classic leather biker.
Yarm, North Yorkshire
Grand yet welcoming, Crathorne Hall comes with stunning views of the Leven Valley on the edge of the Yorkshire Moors. Each of the 37 bedrooms is individual and unique, making the most of the buildings period features.
This Grade I listed Manor house sits in 22 acres of beautiful parkland, and hosts 53 individually designed bedrooms, including three master suites. This hotel is rich in history, and the past is kept alive through dramatic portraits and architectural detailing.
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