Decadent Countryside Getaways

The great British staycation is seemingly becoming ever popular, but unlike the British holidays of days gone by, things have changed enormously. Think less camping and more glamping, allowing you to enjoy the great outdoors whilst coming home to comfort and better yet, electricity. With so much stunning scenery on offer, it’s understandable why.

Norfolk countryside

Norfolk countryside

Whether you’re planning a week in the incredible Scottish Highlands, several days in the inspiring Lake District or a weekend in the gorgeous Norfolk countryside, there are plenty of ideas for accommodation, food and activities that guarantee you will have a decadent countryside getaway.


Glamping offers you the experience of camping but with a twist on tradition. Instead of a rain drenched two man tent, you are housed in something with a little more space and a lot more glamour. From Gypsy Caravans to Yurts to Geo-domes, Glamping allows you to get closer to nature but allows you to do so with plenty of luxury. These structures, no matter which you pick, are meant as a home from home and can include a wood burner, dining table and chairs and the warmth you’re not likely to get from a standard tent.

For something a little more decadent but still in the heart of the glorious countryside, opt for a luxurious hotel, such as Barnham Broom in the heart of the Norfolk countryside. Hotels like this allow you to have the best of both worlds as it is housed in over 300 acres of countryside, whilst it features luxurious rooms, a golf course, gym and a spa, meaning you can spend your days rambling in the country and come home to a relaxing massage and a glass of Prosecco.

What to Do

What better way to experience the breathtaking views of the countryside than by the air? There are a number of companies who offer hot air balloon rides over beautiful scenery, allowing you to take in your surroundings at a leisurely pace with a glass of champagne in hand. This is a fantastic activity if you’re in need of a little romance.

Food and Drink

There’s really is nothing quite like tradition and when it comes to afternoon tea, there really is no compromising. From dainty sandwiches to a steaming pot of tea, to cream and jam filled scones and of course finished off with a generous helping of cakes (all locally sourced and freshly made of course), afternoon tea is a real treat. There are plenty of locations around the UK that put on afternoon tea daily.

Whether it’s a romantic getaway, or a weekend break for you and your girlfriends, a decadent countryside getaway has so much to offer.


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