2020 has been a funny year, and staycation is once again on the tip of everyone’s tongue, if you need some inspiration where to book for the remainder of 2020.
Or maybe an early 2021 short break, this is the list for you
1. BURNSIDE HOTEL, STRATFORD-UPON-AVON
Recommended because need I say more than “Shakespeare County”
Although this luxury boutique hotel only reopened mid to late 2019, turning what was a 19th Century manor residence in a hotel. It’s not in the middle of Stratford-upon-Avon, but is only 5 minute walk to Anne Hathaway’s cottage and merely a 5 minute drive to the most of the Shakespearean tourist attractions.
The hotel itself is fantastically refurbished and the bathrooms are genuinely jaw dropping.
If you want a tourist staycation or just a day in Stratford this is the place for you.
2. FEVERSHAM ARMS HOTEL & VERBENA SPA, YORK
Recommended because it’s tucked away in the heart of Yorkshire
Beyond the high street of the beautiful town of Helmsley, nestled in North York Moors National Pak lies this, luxury and very exclusive Hotel & Spa. This is a treasure for relaxation and ideal for any staycation, or just an excuse to visit Yorkshire.
Helmsley, itself has a Castle, some stunning walks along the River Rye and a few Michelin starred restaurants dotted around for good measure too.
If you want a multiple night get away in a property that boasts some of the nicest spa facilities too, pack your swimsuit and let's go.
3. HAMPTON MANOR, SOLIHULL
Recommended because its a family run Michelin Star, 4 Star Hotel for all the foodies
Yes — Family run hotel.
Off the beaten track, a stones through from Solihull, Birmingham Airport (BHX) and the National Exhibition Centre (NEC.) Hampton Manor is the former estate of Prime Minister, Sir Robert Peel, with history in every nook and cranny.
The Hill family who run the Manor now, have food at the heart of the hotels offering and a home grown ethos which very few can compete with.
Obviously with a location like this you can explore the shopping of Solihull , perhaps even Birmingham, with trains running from the local station at Hampton in Arden. Maybe even the centre of England sign at the local pub in Meriden too.
4. CAVE HOTELS AND GOLF RESORT, CANTERBURY
Recommended because you can use the “Chauffeur”
Benchmark for any hotel when they can use the word sexy and confidently say they offer the highest specification to immerse our guests in total luxury during their stay. Even their standard rooms are better than most if not all four star hotels in the UK.
Fire Pit Restaurant offers breakfast, Afternoon Tea and surrounding for an evening mean indoor or alfresco that, might make you want to spend your money in the hotel. Did I even mention Pool, Gym, 12 person Jacuzzi and oh an 18 and 9 hole Golf course.
Breathtaking hotel on the doorstep of Canterbury close to Faversham, in Kent.
5. BERMONDSEY SQUARE HOTEL, LONDON
Recommended because I had to include one in “The BIG Smoke”
Slightly more left field than all the other recommendations, but, located in the (was) trendy area of Bermondsey, London, south of Tower Bridge.
The hotel itself is intentionally different, Graffiti on the staircase walls, bedrooms with desks built in, suites with attitude and style. And then we also have the Lucy in the Sky Suite with rooftop Hot tub.
London on your staycation list…? Bermondsey Square offers it all and has fantastic dining spaces too.
6. NEW BATH HOTEL & SPA, MATLOCK
Recommended because “Peak District” Mecca
This Luxury Hotel with open air natural spring fed thermal pool, is truly Peak District Mecca. The property over looks the Derwent River, offers Matlock on its door steps, the Black Rocks tourist spot and Gullivers Kingdom to boot. Not to mention the historical towns of the Peak District within driving distance too.
The hotel itself offers 54 beautiful individually designed bedrooms a base to explore, a romantic retreat, or Spa facilities to enjoy too.
No Better location or hotel in the Peak District.
To read more please visit wrestlingwithhotels.co.uk
Disclaimer: Please note some and or all services during Covid 19, may or may not be available.
Please check with the hotel website before booking to prevent disappointment