England, United Kingdom

We've hand-picked the very best boutique and luxury hotels in England to bring you our collection of stylish romantic retreats. Find your perfect hotel and get the low-down on holidays in England – just choose your destination from the list below…

Destinations in England

  • Bath

    Bath

    Bath provides the perfect English getaway. This is a genteel city soaked in history, which has kept its stiff upper lip but learned how to relax with a cocktail, too.
  • Berkshire

    Berkshire

    For fine eateries, picturesque countryside and fascinating heritage, the Royal County of Berkshire is hard to beat.
  • Brighton

    Brighton

    Forget kiss-me-quick hats and candyfloss on Palace Pier – with its pretty, terraced squares, Brighton gives Bath a run for its Regency money.
  • Bristol

    Bristol

    Bristol is a great metropolis without the stress. There are friendly bars, amazing restaurants, and a cleaned-up harbourside with art galleries and many a bar-with-a-view.
  • Buckinghamshire

    Buckinghamshire

    With woodlands fit for a fairytale and country hideaways down almost every lane, Buckinghamshire’s an accessible escape from city life.
  • Chester

    Chester

    Chester, a former Roman fort beside the wending River Dee, has a historic racecourse, plentiful shops and cafés and a crumbling cluster of antique monuments; both a living time capsule and the buzzy beating heart of Cheshire.
  • Cornwall

    Cornwall

    With its soft sand beaches, hot summer sun and spectacularly noisy waves, Cornwall is the stuff of perfect childhood holidays.
  • Cotswolds

    Cotswolds

    The quintessentially English Cotswolds is the United Kingdom’s centre of bucolic bliss: luxury villas and boutique hotels abound in chocolate-box villages and evergreen countryside. It’s enough to send Anglophile tourists into apoplexy.
  • County Durham

    County Durham

    For rolling hills dotted with architectural gems head to County Durham: a northern idyll brimming with classic English charm. Wild forest rambles, historic cityscapes and sweeping, pebble-spotted coasts make this corner of Britain a true all-rounder.
  • Devon

    Devon

    Devon is the stuff of childhood dreams. Sun-kissed beaches and quiet little coves hark back to a time when all you needed for a day of unbridled pleasure was a bucket and spade, acres of sand and the promise of an ice-cream before bed.
  • Dorset

    Dorset

    Dorset is a tale of two landscapes: the chalky downlands of Cranborne Chase and the Purbeck Hills, with their pretty villages and grand houses; and the wild, adventure-friendly Jurassic Coast, rebranded but untamed.
  • East Sussex

    East Sussex

    The East Sussex coast has always attracted crowds; in the height of summer, you may have to fight your way onto the beaches, just as the Romans and Normans once did.
  • Gloucestershire

    Gloucestershire

    Gloucestershire, with its picture-postcard English towns and countryside, is perfect for a romantic weekend.
  • Hampshire

    Hampshire

    A hop from London, Hampshire has long been the go-to county for urbanite weekenders in need of a rural retreat.
  • Lake District

    Lake District

    Cumbria’s dramatic, brooding landscape has inspired creative souls for centuries: poet William Wordsworth penned many of his most famous works in the Lake District, and it’s where Beatrix Potter settled with her beloved flock of Herdwick sheep.
  • Liverpool

    Liverpool

    This stately old lady on the banks of the Mersey may have celebrated her 800th birthday, but she’s enjoying an invigorating shake-up these days…
  • London

    London

    England's capital has got it all. And she flaunts it.
  • Manchester

    Manchester

    Mancunians may be too down-to-earth to say it themselves, but the capital of the northwest has come over all Manhattanchester.
  • Norfolk

    Norfolk

    The famous Broads, the wild and wonder-filled beaches, the huge skies: Norfolk is a remote and inspiring corner of England, just a couple of hours from London.
  • North Yorkshire

    North Yorkshire

    Where wild moors and rolling dales form the backdrop to solid, greystone market towns and idyllic country villages, North Yorkshire is the UK's ultimate antidote to urban life.
  • Northumberland

    Northumberland

    For film-set-worthy views, historic architectural gems and bucolic English charm, Northumberland is a one-stop-farm-shop for a country break. Explore ancient castles and sweeping coasts, and bring your walking boots for hikes in the majestic Pennines.
  • Oxfordshire

    Oxfordshire

    Tradition and new ideas combine in Oxfordshire to create the best of all worlds.
  • Peak District

    Peak District

    The sheer size and scale of the Peak District makes for much of its mystery. Stretched across northern Derbyshire and rolling into a handful of other counties, it comprises 555 square miles of moors and uplands, dramatic views and drystone walls, plus pubs and tearooms aplenty.
  • Somerset

    Somerset

    A delicious combination of chocolate-box villages, undulating hills and elegant cities (Bath and Wells), Somerset is the sort of place where honey-laden bees buzz lazily through orchards, perhaps pausing on a fallen apple.
  • Suffolk

    Suffolk

    Flat as a pint of Adnams left in the sun, evocative East Anglia has more in common, topographically at least, with just-across-the-North-Sea Netherlands than the hilly counties to the west.
  • West Sussex

    West Sussex

    With the cathedral city of Chichester providing its meanest seaside streets, West Sussex is a green and pleasant county, where seasons and hills roll gently, all against the ever-shifting backdrop of the sea.
  • Wiltshire

    Wiltshire

    Nothing falls flat in this gorgeous setting of sweeping hills and verdant vales, where folklore, myth and mystery lurk around every curve of the road.
  • Worcestershire

    Worcestershire

    Sitting comfortably between the Cotswolds, Warwickshire and the Welsh Marches, Worcestershire is a preserved pocket of tumbling hills, riverside towns and a grand old cathedral city.

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Room 1 at Barnsley House, Cotswolds

Room 1 at Barnsley House, Cotswolds

Judging by the amount of A-list nuptials that take place at this Cotswolds boutique hotel, chocolate-box-pretty countryside combined with cool cutting-edge furnishings seem to be essentials when it comes to it’s-time-to-tie-the-knot allure – just ask Liz Hurley. This spa-spangled manor house understands the value of a decent bathroom, and doesn’t let its 17th-century heritage get in the way of marvellous modern trappings. Perfectly pitched at weekending lovers, light and airy Room 1 is equipped for an especially dirty pair, thanks to a twinset of freestanding tubs (facing a TV so, if conversation stalls, you can watch while you wash).
 

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The Cardinal Suite at Blakes Hotel, London

The Cardinal Suite at Blakes Hotel, London

The UK’s original boutique hotel (and where the real-life Mr and Mrs Smith spent the first night of their honeymoon), Blakes is a decadent, Orient-inspired oasis in the heart of South Kensington. Designed with exotic exuberance by Anouska Hempel, each room takes its interiors inspiration from a different land – a tour-by-decor of Turkey, Russia, India and more. Room 109, the Cardinal Suite, is the most shamelessly romantic: with heavy, textured fabrics, floral artwork and the kind of ornate, crimson-draped four-poster that makes you reach for the smelling salts, it’s an essay in decorative decadence.

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