The Perfect Countryside Getaways Near London

Looking for a break from city life? See our top weekend getaways throughout the UK. Time to kick back and unwind at these weekend escapes that are as idyllic as they are relaxing.

1) Babington House, Somerset 

Situated in the Somerset countryside, this cool country-house is a two hour drive from London that feels worlds away. The stylish getaway created by the Soho House group hosts 32-rooms and includes a library, cinema and Cowshed Spa. Relax in their outdoor bathtubs or near the wood burning stove – the perfect weekend refuge.

Address: Babington House, Somerset, BA11
Telephone: +44 (0)1373 812266

2) Chewton Glen, Hampshire

A luxe countryside getaway with a price tag to match, Chewton Glen is a country house paradise with stunning views over the forest. Better yet, their Treehouses (built into the trees across the property) sleep up to eight guests – perfect for a family vacation. The award winning spa offers a range of day treatments plus an overnight detox experience.

Address: Chewton Glen, Christchurch Road, New Milton, Hampshire BH25
Telephone: +44 1425 275 341

3) Lime Wood, Hampshire

Located in the depths of the New Forest, Lime Wood holds one of the top saunas across the UK, with thermal pools and an outdoor hot tub. With guests booking up to six months in advance, the Italian-inspired restaurant at Lime Wood Hotel is also worth a visit, set in a conservatory and perfect for celebrations.

Address: Lime Wood, Beaulieu Road, Lyndhurst SO43
Telephone: +44 23 8028 7177

 4) The Pig on the Beach, Dorset 

This latest edition to the Pig Hotel can be reached by ferry to the beaches of Studland Bay. Perched on the top of a hill overlooking the beach cliffs, this is a truly rural get-away location. The 23 bedroom country house features a greenhouse restaurant with seasonal produce, two relaxing treatment rooms and bedrooms with the perfect English seaside décor.

Address: The Pig – On The Beach, Manor House, Manor Road, Swanage BH19
Telephone: +44 1929 450288

5) Cliveden House, Berkshire

Most famous for its Italianate architecture and 365-acre gardens, this Relais & Chateaux hotel is everything you’d imagine and more. The stately home has more recently completed its multi-million-pound restoration, with the Cliveden Spa offering a tranquil oasis away from the City. If it’s good enough for Meghan Markle – it’s good enough for us!

Address: Cliveden House, Cliveden Road, Taplow, Maidenhead SL6
Telephone: +44 1628 668561