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Are you thinking of a UK getaway for your 2020 break?

With the current uncertainty around international travel, it is not surprising that many of you are thinking about alternative ways in which to escape for a 2020 getaway.
If you are still unsure about whether you want to take on international travel in 2020 then why not enjoy a break in one of the below luxury homes and enjoy the beauty of the wonderful British countryside.

Farleigh Wallop, Hampshire 

One of the most exclusive and sought-after private retreats in the south of England, Farleigh Wallop is just 1 hour away from London but is situated on a secluded estate with extensive private grounds.

  • 10 double bedrooms, 1 single room (extra kids' beds possible) 
  • Choose from fully staffed and catered, or self-catered 
  • Guest kitchen, 5 reception rooms, games and cinema room for family entertainment
  • Extensive estate grounds, including outdoor swimming pool (heated May-September), croquet lawn, tennis court, 10-acres manicured gardens, boating lake for rowing or paddleboarding, e-bikes and mountain-bikes

The Farmhouse at Thyme, Southrop, the Cotswolds

This beautifully appointed 18th century Cotswolds stone house lends itself perfectly for a country retreat, with large outdoor space and a cosy interior.

  • 8 bedrooms, all en-suite
  • Self-catered
  • Enormous state-of-the-art kitchen/dining room, living room, drawing room with open fires and snug to tuck away in
  • Secluded, spacious courtyard for al fresco dining, with large, private lawn, boules court and hammocks
The Tallet at Thyme, Southrop,  the Cotswolds

Situated on the stunning Thyme Estate in the picturesque village of Southrop, this beautiful countryside escape provides the perfect mix of hotel hospitality & independent travelling

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Self-catered
  • Open-plan kitchen/dining area, with large living space and wood-burning stove
  • Secluded courtyard for al fresco dining when the weather is warmer

Old Walls at Thyme, Southrop, the Cotswolds

Found in Southrop village, just outside the Thyme Estate, this gorgeous Cotswolds style cottage is perfect to getaway from any crowds.

  • 2 bedrooms, (extra kid's beds possible)
  • 2 bathrooms,
  • Living area with wood-burning stove, and south facing conservatory overlooking a large patio, lawn and countryside views
The Officer's House, Rye Harbour, East Sussex

Discover the peace and tranquillity of Rye Harbour, in this contemporary coastal retreat.

  • 2 double rooms, 1 twin room, and 1 single bed and bunk bed room (capacity for 9 guests)
  • Self-catered
  • Beautiful open kitchen and living room, TV room, and dining room
  • Shingle garden for alfresco dining
  • A minute's walk from the river frontage and 2-minute walk to the Nature Reserve with a direct path to the beach
The Torridon, Wester Ross, Scotland

Arriving by helicopter or private transfer from Inverness Airport, retreat to your own private hotel in the rugged Scottish Highlands. With plenty of activities on offer, you and your nearest and dearest can embrace the great outdoors and make The Torridon your temporary home from home.

  • 14 bedrooms, all en-suite
  • Fully catered by the Torridon's head chef, Paul Green
  • Newly designed restaurant dining area, oak-panelled library, Whisky Bar and lounge with open log fire
  • Experience the natural playground of the Highlands, with 58 acres of private estate land. Spot wildlife on the Loch, experience Estate to Plate at The Torridon Farm, and enjoy activities galore on the mountains and in the natural woodland

The Bothy Cottage at South Lodge, Horsham, West Sussex

A beautiful, private cottage surrounded by its own gardens. This cottage offers the privacy to kick back in your own home from home, whilst also enjoying the 5* facilities of this luxury hotel (subject to availability).

  • 4 bedrooms, all en-suite
  • Self-catered, and catering options available
  • Spacious living room with log burner, dining room and country kitchen
  • Plentiful, private garden space
  • 93 acre estate overlooking the South Downs

Spring Cottage, Cliveden Estate, Berkshire

Set on the banks of the River Thames within the Cliveden Estate, Spring Cottage offers the utmost in privacy and escapism.

  • 2 double bedrooms, 1 children’s room
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Country kitchen with an Aga and dining table, large elegant lounge with an open fireplace and a snug room (can be made into an additional bedroom, with a sofa bed)
  • A private outdoor covered porch with comfortable seating, private garden with River Thames Views, and a secluded courtyard garden.

Dower House, Coworth Park, Ascot 

Grade ll listed cottage which has been restored into an enchanting English country escape.

  • 3 double rooms, all en-suite
  • Fully-equipped kitchen (chef upon request), living room, dining room and study
  • Private garden with a river running through, and gated entrance

Heathfield House, the New Forest, Hampshire

Surrounded by secluded parklands in the New Forest, there is plenty of space to relax in this restored 250 year old country manor. Also on the estate are two other cottages (4 and 2 bedrooms) that can be taken all together or separately.

  • 12 bedrooms
  • 12 bathrooms (11 en-suite)
  • Self-catered or full catering. Meal delivery also possible
  • Housekeeping available
  • Designer kitchen, elegant dining room, 2 sumptuous log-fired living rooms, and games and cinema room for family entertainment
  • A spacious terrace and 15 acres of landscaped grounds
  • 10 minute drive to the coast
  • Concierge to help with any questions, and a surprise welcome hamper included

The Coach House, on Heathfield Estate, the New Forest, Hampshire

Located deep in the New Forest, close to the sea, this elegant retreat is irresistibly inviting. Nestled in 15 acres of landscaped grounds, The Coach House is one of three uniquely charming properties on the Heathfield Estate.

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Self-catered or full catering. Meal delivery also possible
  • Large kitchen/dining room and living room with woodburning stove
  • 3 private garden areas to enjoy the English sun: a large, south facing lawn, a magical walled garden, and a cobbled courtyard ideal for al fresco dining in the evening
  • Concierge to help with any questions, and a surprise welcome hamper included

Magnolia Cottage, on Heathfield Estate, the New Forest, Hampshire

Perfect for a quite romance à deux or enjoy life’s simple pleasure with a couple of close friends or family. Deep in the forest, nestled in 15 acres of landscaped grounds Magnolia Cottage has a quaint charm that’s irresistibly inviting.

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Self-catered or full catering. Meal delivery also possible
  • A modern kitchen, and large living/dining room, opening directly onto a covered terrace
  • A south-facing terrace and a front garden terrace perfect for catching the evening sun
  • Concierge to help with any questions, and a surprise welcome hamper included

Lavender House, Bray, Berkshire

Standing proudly in the heart of Bray, this is the perfect retreat for families or friends. A contemporary feel, yet cosy and relaxing with just the right blend of luxurious touches. This house allows for a beautiful feeling of outdoor living with impressive garden space.

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Spacious kitchen, leading to a beautiful conservatory and thereafter gorgeous patio. Outdoor cooking and living is a must here with a "Green Egg" barbeque and pizza oven.
  • Cinema room

Bray House, Bray, Berkshire

Steps away from the country lanes of Bray, this eclectic cottage will be a wonderful option for any guests looking for a country getaway.

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • High-tech kitchen
  • Large dining space, leading to a lush, green courtyard

Tiggers Cottage, Bray, Berkshire

This beautiful, 180 year old, black and white Tudor cottage is located within a moment’s walk of pretty Bray High Street with lovely views over the memorial gardens.

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Concierge service
  • Spacious kitchen overlooking the Rose and Herb courtyard garden with its stunning water feature.

The Garden Villa at The Royal Crescent Hotel, Bath

This unique setting gives guests the chance to enjoy their own private residence within the grounds of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa. Nestled in the heart of the hotel’s one acre of secluded grounds, The Garden Villa comes with private access to the tranquil Walled Garden.

  • 4 bedrooms (2 luxury Suites, and 2 classic bedrooms)
  • Private walled garden with stylish outdoor furniture and fire pits, perfect for relaxing in the evening
  • Includes full English breakfast, use of the Spa & Bath House facilities (subject to availability). and valet parking
  • Pet friendly

For more information or for other UK getaway options please call us on 0330 041 4888 or email enquiries@blackopal.uk.com

 

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