Tucked away on Farncombe Estate in the Cotswolds, alongside Dormy House and Foxhill Manor, The Fish is a boutique property with some extraordinary features. Alongside country-chic rooms and suites in The Stables, The Outhouse and The Coach House, there are three show-stopping luxury treehouses accessed via a rope bridge (perfect for a family escape). Fifteen converted shepherd huts are also nestled within the grounds, with cosy double beds and freestanding baths – some have their own private hot tubs. A stroll down the hill leads to Hook, the restaurant helmed by Farncombe’s culinary director Martin Burge. With a focus on sustainable and seasonal cuisine, he’s introduced a delectable maritime-inspired menu. Eat on the large, paved terrace, or in the dining room, with an open kitchen for watching the skilled chefs at work. Large groups will love Feasting on The Deck, an outdoor deck where you can enjoy a three-course BBQ extravaganza. It’s a fabulous spot for families and dogs, with an array of activities available on the Adventure Field, children’s woodland play area, agility course specifically for canines and – are you ready? – an outdoor ‘dogtub’.
Rates: Doubles £220
+44(0)1386 858000; thefishhotel.co.uk