river under a bridge London’s a tough city in many ways. Although fabulous, it’s a place where there’s always something to do, parties to go to, shows to see, more work to be done. That’s why we advocate spending time away from the UK capital from time to time, in order to chill out and relax. So this Easter, why not treat yourself and relax in one of these wondrous havens of tranquillity just a couple of hours out of town? Take your pick…

Champneys Forest Mere

Champneys is a well known brand and always a good option. The Forest Mere spa is in the centre of lush Hampshire forest, so you can spend a lovely weekend detoxing with friends, family or even alone! Don’t miss the sea water pool and make sure you try the mud treatment. You can also benefit from the blissful spa, sauna and steamroom and beautiful, opulent hotel rooms.

The Oxfordshire

Found nestling in the centre of the Chilterns, The Oxfordshire is a good option those looking to enjoy a health and relaxing weekend. The amazing golf course will inspire you even if you’re not a fan of the sport (although make sure you take someone with you who does enjoy golf…) Try the Tempus spa for the three wonderful treatment rooms, as well as the big swimming pool, sauna and steamroom.

Babington House

The country cousin of media trendy handout Soho House, Babington House is just a two hour drive from London. Facilities include both indoor and outdoor heated pools, as well as a tennis court, croquet lawn steam room, aroma room and sauna and a cinema. The awe-inspiring Manor House also has a private church, where you could attend an Easter Service. This impressive mansion also boasts a lake and a crèche, as well as a study and pool room.  This is an amazing experience that’s definitely not to be missed.

The Goodwood Hotel

Get yourself to the Sussex Downs for a brilliant weekend at the hotel set on the Goodwood Estate. From the elegant suites to the Health Club, it’s a chance to relax and rejuvenate. Choose from the range of luxury products and from some of the soothing face and body treatments in the spa.

Lower Slaughter Manor

Set in the heart of the Cotswolds in Lower Slaughter village, make sure you visit this outstandingly beautiful Manor House for a perfect weekend away. A great chance to explore Cotswolds – the market towns of Moreton-in-marsh, Chipping Campden and Stow-on-the-Wold are close – this is a highly popular destination, so make sure you book in advance!

So there you have it, our pick of the best weekends out of town this Easter. And not an Easter bunny in sight…



About the author

Nicolas Holmes

Nick joined Robert Holmes to inject fresh ideas and help grow the New Homes department of Robert Holmes as well as helping to inject technology into the business and to grow its client base. Together with one of the Directors Nick is in charge of all Development opportunities that Robert Holmes deals with along with sales. Aged 40, he provides succession together with the two existing directors. Nick has always been focused on building client relationships and sales. He built up his own gallery in Chelsea, where he had a loyal following of customers and artists.

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