Staycations are being swooped up at the UK’s top country house estates as cooped up Brits seek the finest and most trusted places post-lockdown.
Reservations have seen growth of nearly 40% per week since potential reopening was first muted back in early June, according to Graeme Bateman, Managing Director of Elite Hotels. And it’s easy to see why. With new social distancing measures, a stay at a grand house will be even more like your own exclusive playground, many just open for residents and members for the time being.
So as we all start checking out the best getaways this summer it pays not to hang around. We’ve put together five of the best five star hotels together with exclusive subscriber offers for Luxury Restaurant Club members.
Who knew Luton had one of the most majestic mansion houses in the UK, hidden away in 1,000 acres of idyllic countryside. Rich with history, and used in many a famous film set such as Eyes Wide Shut and Four Weddings and a Funeral, the property was only converted to a hotel just under 13 years ago. The five star hotel is part of Elite Hotels, which includes The Grand Eastbourne, Tylney Hall and Ashdown Park.
Club offer: 20% discount when staying three nights or more available from July- September, with member dining rates. Open from July 4th, 2020. Download free app here and follow details to the club.
Rates: From £184.00 per room per night (prior to discount), including breakfast for two.
If you haven’t heard of Cliveden then where have you been? It’s possibly England’s most iconic country house, within beautiful National Trust gardens and on one of the prettiest stretches of the Thames; and has played host to powerful personalities, grand parties and scandalous affairs for the last 350 years. No wonder the hotel’s motto is, ‘Nothing ordinary ever happened here, nor could it.’
Club offer: Three nights for the price of two with complimentary breakfast for Luxury Restaurant Club members. Open from July 4th, 2020. Download free app here and follow details to the club.
Rates: From £890 inc. VAT per room per night.
To book: Call +44 (0) 1628 607107, quoting your Luxury Restaurant Club member details.
Just outside Bath enough to feel remote, this magnificent 18th-century country-house hotel and spa has everything going for it. 500 acres of listed parkland, a yoga studio, outdoor gym, equestrian centre, cookery school and one of the best spas in the country. It’s also a member of the luxurious Relais & Châteaux collection and has Michelin-star credentials; so guests can expect exceptional service and food, and elegant rooms as well as fabulous facilities (albeit some services may not be available).
Club offer: Club four nights for the price of three with complimentary afternoon tea on one day, exclusively for Luxury Restaurant Club members. Open for residential stays from 13th July and open to non-residents for dining from mid-August. Download free app here and follow details to the club.
Rates: From £439 per room per night.
To book: Call +44 (0) 1225 742777 quoting your Luxury Restaurant Club member details.
Where better to spend a summer escape than in the tranquility of Devon overlooking the Exe estuary. Chef Michael Caines’ Lympstone Manor has become one of the foremost places to stay and dine in the country. The architectural transformation of the home, once owed by the Barings or Barings Bank, into a 21 bedroom ultra-sophisticated contemporary country house hotel, is a sight to behold.
Club offer: Club members and their guests receive a complimentary glass of Michael Caines Blanc de Blanc Champagne when dining for lunch or dinner. Pre-booking is essential. Open from July 4th, 2020. Member to quote Luxury Restaurant Guide at the time of booking and show card on arrival. Dinner is available for hotel residents only throughout July, however lunch is available. Download free app here and follow details to the club.
Rates: From £295 inc VAT per room per night, on a room only basis.
Book online or call +44 (0) 01395 202040 quoting your Luxury Restaurant Club member details.
The Grand Hotel is one of the UK’s most magnificent Victorian hotels. On the seafront at Eastbourne, it dominates the shoreline and enjoys a stunning outlook over the sea and, to the right, the cliffs at Beachy Head. Built in 1875, it has welcomed many of the good and the great over the years including, Winston Churchill, Charlie Chaplin and Elgar, and has been known for its legendary service ever since. It is also the only five star hotel by the sea in Sussex and is part of Elite Hotels, which includes Luton Hoo Hotel & Spa, Tylney Hall and Ashdown Park.
Club offer: 10% discount when staying three nights or more from July to September, plus a Kir Royale Cocktail on arrival. Open from July 4th, 2020. Download free app here and follow details to the club.
Rates: From £193.50 per room per night (prior to discount) including breakfast for two.
Book online or call +44 (0) 1323 412345 quoting your Luxury Restaurant Club member details.