London is a wonderful place for the tourists to explore. It is centrally located to several exciting attractions and destinations in England. As a result it is an ideal place for making a day trip to the English countryside. You can walk among the stones at mysterious Stonehenge, make a splash at the Roman Baths, admire the beautiful Cathedral of Salisbury and can see the legendary resting place of King Arthur. You will have several things to see and do in London. If you want to get the most out of London you can opt for a guided tour. This city has a huge selection of cycling tours, walking tours, bus tours as well as black taxi tours.
If you want to explore the natural beauty of the English countryside, you can stay at some luxurious country hotels near to London. Lucknam Park, Sopwell House and Chewton Glen are some of the grand countryside hotels in London. They are decorated in a lavish style and are situated in scenic rural areas. These hotels are not more than 2 hours drive from central London. Therefore you do not have to travel for hours to experience the splendour of rural London.
Let’s have a brief discussion on the top 3 country hotels in London:
This hotel has a five-star facility and it is situated on 130 acres of land close to the sea and the New Forest. It is at a distance of 90 miles from southwest London. If you stay in this hotel you will be elated with its 9-hole golf course, spa, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, gym, outdoor swimming pool and restaurant. Moreover if you want you can take part in the countryside pursuits like archery, clay pigeon shooting, Apache buggy racing and falconry. You will find the name of this hotel in the Condé Nast Traveller Gold List and in the Zest Magazine Best Hotel for Relaxation for the year 2010.
It is a 5-star hotel resting on 500 acres of walled gardens and parkland. This hotel is situated 6 miles from Bath and near about 110 miles outside London. The hotel boasts of an equestrian centre with over 30 horses, hairdressing salon and spa. You can enjoy the hot balloon rides on the estate together with archery, falconry and shooting sessions for the clay pigeon. You will also find a 1.5 acre arboretum overflowing with 600 trees. Many of the trees are rare Peter White. The nearness of the hotel to the Bath will let you easily experience the several quirky shops making a prime shopping destination. The hotel is at a distance of 10 miles from the Lacock Abbey where ‘Harry Potter’ movie scenes have been filmed.
This hotel was once served as the Georgian country home of Lord Mountbatten. It is situated in St. Albans on 12 acres of land and is the home to country club and spa. The country club will provide you the access to high-tech gym, steam room, sauna and art Deco swimming pool. In order to reach the hotel, you have to take an hour drive outside central London but it takes only a few minutes from M1 and M25 motorways. This hotel is very close to Hatfield House, the Cathedral City of St Albans and Whipsnade Wild Animal Park. The main attraction of the hotel is the much-admired Restaurant at Sopwell House. This restaurant allows the guests to dine in the midst of 100 years old Magnolia trees.
Book one of the best luxury country hotels in London and explore its countryside in a spectacular fashion.
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