Just outside the city of Worcester, The Elms honours all that’s great about the English countryside, like beautifully preserved Queen Anne architecture, manicured lawns and acres of parkland. However, there’s nothing formulaic about this rural escape. Quirky design touches and surprising features – such as the luxurious three-bedroom apartment-style Gladstone Suite – set the hotel apart. And each individually designed bedroom and suite in the Queen Anne mansion is nothing short of glorious. Additional accommodations include the Hot Tub Garden rooms tucked away in the coach houses. Cosy and romantic, with direct access to the gardens, these rooms are the ideal choice for romancing couples and those who wish to bring a dog along. Take a little stroll behind the mansion to discover the self-contained, eco-conscious Greenhouse Spa where all manner of massages, body wraps, body scrubs, facials, and manicures take place at the hands of expertly trained therapists. Refuel at the Badger Bar & Grill, serving hearty British comfort food alongside cocktails and afternoon tea.
Doubles from £179
+44 (0)1299 896666; theelmshotel.co.uk