Looking to get away for New Year but dont to spend hours in the car? Here are 10 stylish stays under two hours from the capital, from boutique hotels to glamping spots
Top 10 stays under 2 hours from London
Its that time of year when were longing to go on holiday. The imagination flicks from Bali to Hawaii and then back to reality. But, the UK has a lot to offer and conveniently CoolStays has brought hundreds of unique destinations together in one place. Here is a round up of 10 of the most stunning destinations no more than two hours outside of London, that weve got our eye on for a New Year break.
The Gig House, Suffolk
Hide away at this charming, timber-framed gig house set in the award-winning gardens of Suffolks Columbine Hall. Set within a walled, vegetable plot and with a further garden space, the unique, timber-clad house is a tranquil and private place. Carefully restored, it showcases original character features with a simple and sophisticated style.
Adhurst Yurts, Hampshire
A magical, rural glampsite in the lush Hampshire woodlands, where four cosy yurts boast luxury home comforts. Enjoy picnics by the river and romantic nights beneath the stars and youll get a glimpse of the halcyon days of the past.
Belle Tout Lightouse , East Sussex
A lovingly converted lighthouse now resembles a charming and unique B&B, slap bang on the South Downs Way, complete with panoramic views of the English Channel, the Seven Sisters and Beachy Head. The views are spectacular. No matter which way you look, you are faced with the splendours of the English wilds.
Cowley Manor, Gloucestershire
A country house hotel fused with award-winning contemporary design and architecture, Victorian cascades, lakes and gardens that inspired Alice in Wonderland, and a modern spa, all hidden in a secluded Cotswold valley.There are 30 rooms split across the main house and the stable block, Some have lake views, others have their own terrace, while a select few are laid out over two or three floors with plenty of space to spread out and relax.
Elmley Nature Reserve, Isle of Sheppy, Kent
Escape to the wildlife of the Emley Nature Reserve in these vintage shepherds huts the only UK reserve where you can stay. Raised off the floor by authentic cast iron wheels, they have a romantic and nostalgic-feel inspired by a bygone, farming era.
Kiora, Whitstable, Kent
Luxury beach-front house in the charming town of Whitstable; where glorious sea views and sunsets await. Here, you can stroll along the vast pebble beaches and soak up the atmospheric sea vistas.
The Olde Bell, Berkshire
With a history stretching back to the 12th century, The Olde Bell offers stylish accommodation reimagined with designer styling and AA Rosette-winning dining.
Pitts Deep, Hampshire
A remote, sea-front cottage hidden on the New Forest coast, where the secluded, sandy beach is a well-kept secret. Shrouded by enchanting woodland trees and overlooking the sparkling Solent waters, it is a blissful sanctuary in a truly magical location.
Tack Barn, East Sussex
A gorgeous eco friendly lodge, the ultimate rural escape full of little luxuries. The living area features a log burner and comfy sofas while The bedroom is full of small personal touches that make the biggest difference
Vicarage House, Norfolk
A beautiful Georgian home in the rural scenes of Norfolk, with landscaped gardens, a tennis court and a heated outdoor pool. The main living accommodation can be found in the stately home which has an historic exterior, while upstairs there are five beautifully decorated bedrooms with two en-suites and a spacious family bathroom.