Looking to escape the nine to five grind of city life for a few days? Look no further, we’ve done the hard work for you. Here at Secret Escapes, we know that countryside breaks and rural escapes can be just what the doctor ordered, and we’ve hand-picked a range of hotels to showcase the best of what the UK and Ireland has to offer. Plus, with up to 60% off the cost of what you’d pay elsewhere, you won’t be breaking the bank.

Channel your inner Lord or Lady with a grand,
Downton Abbey-style countryside getaway, head down to picturesque Cornwall or Wales for a blast of sea air and panoramic views or explore the windswept Yorkshire Dales for cosy pubs and hikes aplenty. You can also unearth your inner Elizabeth I wandering through a rural manor houses or make nice with giraffes and more in the rolling Kent Downs. Whatever you’re looking for, we’re here to help you find that perfect country break.

Of course, sometimes you want to do more than just enjoy some peace and quiet in the countryside. Many of our elegant country retreats offer top-notch facilities to help you rest and recuperate, from Michelin-starred restaurants and whisky distilleries or wineries to blissful spas and swimming pools.

Plus, there’s more to explore than just the UK and Ireland. Further afield, we offer a whole host of trips for you to enjoy, from hunts to spot the Northern Lights in Iceland to spotting wildlife and more in magical Lapland.

Have a read of some articles below to give you a source of country inspiration:

• Read ‘Secret guide to: must-see destinations in Oxfordshire’.
• Read ‘The best country houses to visit in the UK’.
• Read ’15 of Britain’s wild swimming spots and waterfalls’.
• Read ‘Road trip: Scottish Highlands’.

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