Change your mindset on luxury breaks this autumn – foreign travel restrictions may not be lifted any time soon, but that doesn’t mean you’ll need to compromise on quality for your next getaway.
Many of us can be guilty of being so keen to jet off for some winter sun that we overlook the hidden gems on our doorstep, so take this most unusual of years as an opportunity to discover the deluxe dream stays the UK has to offer.
Here are just a few of our handpicked favourites at Fuse Concierge to give you a little luxury inspiration for your next staycation.
Taj 51 Buckingham Gate – London
Rewrite every stereotype of a visit to the capital with this super-exclusive Taj residence – London doesn’t have to mean cramped hotel space, stressful business trips, or leaving the family at home.
This incredibly opulent trio of townhouses overlooks a private courtyard and is especially welcoming to children, with welcome gift packs for the younger travellers in your group.
Pull the drapes on hectic London life and settle in for the most relaxing city staycation you could imagine.
Coworth Park – Ascot
If you’re in search of good old-fashioned grandeur with luxury modern touches this winter, look no further than Ascot’s Coworth Park, part of the Dorchester Collection.
The hotel features an eco spa and Michelin-starred restaurant, but for the most exclusive of stays, let our lifestyle managers secure the Dower House for you, a separate grade II-listed building where the Duke of Sussex stayed the night before his wedding.
Four Seasons – Hampshire
There’s something about a crisp autumn day in the countryside that lends itself to romance like nothing else, so head to Jane Austen country for a beautiful staycation on a Georgian estate that’s straight out of a classic novel.
If your idea of heaven is plenty of outdoor activities, this Four Seasons retreat delivers with clay pigeon shooting and an adventure playground.
Round off the perfect day with something special from their comprehensive wine cellar to accompany fine dining in the restaurant.
Pentire Penthouse – Cornwall
For those who want their luxury stay a little more modern than a stately home, we recommend Pentire Penthouse with sweeping views over Fistral Beach.
Perched high on a clifftop and spanning two floors, the design-conscious property also features a roof terrace and an eight-person jacuzzi for enjoying those unparalleled coastal scenes.
Our lifestyle management team can put together a perfect itinerary and schedule seamless service for this self-catering break.
Bovey Castle – Dartmoor
Enjoy Dartmoor National Park from the comfort of luxury hotel Bovey Castle, featuring an exclusive spa and award-winning golf course.
But for us, what really makes this staycation stand out is the selection of private lodges perfect for families, where you can still enjoy the main hotel’s facilities and housekeeping.
Chewton Glen – New Forest
Immerse yourself in a New Forest retreat with Chewton Glen’s refined accommodation – choose from the main hotel, a variety of suites, or our favourite, a private treehouse for the ultimate escape.
Of course, there’s a luxurious spa and fine dining on-site, and you can also brush up your own kitchen skills at Glen’s cookery school.
Lime Wood – New Forest
A lake cabin is a dream romantic stay in any season, but battening down the hatches with a loved one in autumn or winter feels particularly special.
Lime Wood’s lake cabin has the privacy of being nestled at the end of a private pathway and cantilevered over a lake, but the security of access to all of the 5* spa hotel’s impeccable facilities.
Glenapp Castle – Ayrshire
Head north of the border for a fairytale stay in a 19th-century castle decked out with all the deluxe features you’d expect from a Fuse-recommended property, including lavish furnishings and superb sea views.
For an experience, you won’t forget, our lifestyle management team can arrange a visit to nearby Galloway Forest Park, one of only four Dark Skies Parks in Europe where you can star gaze free of light pollution.
Croft 103 – Loch Eriboll
Merging eco-design with contemporary craftsmanship, these luxury cottages make for a memorable staycation on the edge of Loch Eriboll.
There’s even an alfresco bathtub where if you can manage to keep the water hot enough, you could enjoy a soak under the stars and maybe even spot the Northern Lights. Idyllic.
These are some of our hand-picked staycation choices, but if you have something else in mind for your dream autumn/winter staycation, don’t hesitate to give Fuse Concierge a call +44 (0) 20 7078 4243, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Our experienced lifestyle management team can take care of every detail. All you need to do is relax and enjoy the peace! www,fuseconcierge.com/services/