Escape To The UK

Surrey Life|July 2020

Escape To The UK
Overseas holidays may be on hold for a little while but we’ve picked out some UK staycations to help you feel like you’re elsewhere in the world
Rebecca Younger


Welsh farm meets Japanese forest retreat at Fforest, in West Wales. This 200-acre farm is bordered by a wild nature reserve and the River Teifi and a place to really get back to nature and experience the natural beauty around you. From a traditional Welsh crog loft to a spacious geodesic dome with Japanese-style onsen outdoor bath area, there’s a host of different accommodation options for the ideal remote rural escape this summer.

From £161 per night (two-night minimum stay),


Sit out on the terrace of The House at Beaverbrook on a summer’s day and you could quite easily be in Tuscany. Nestled in the heart of the Surrey Hills, the quintessential British country estate is surrounded by vibrant gardens and unspoilt countryside. There’s also a tranquil spa and cookery school where you can get a further flavour of rural Italy by learning to make pasta from scratch.

Prices from £395 per room per night, 01372 571300; Book through private members luxury hotel club Little Emperors ( to receive preferential rates and benefits including complimentary breakfast and room upgrade, subject to availability.


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July 2020