Best secluded Weekend Getaways for Two

Words by
Lee Cassanell

24th May 2022

Recharge your romantic batterie and revel in luxury 

henry's townhouse

Henry’s Townhouse 


Henry’s Townhouse on Upper Berkeley Street is a private boutique hotel and the former home of Jane Austen’s Brother, Henry. 

A collaboration between the award-winning Russell Sage Studio and Jane & Steven Collins, this Georgian home-away-from-home features seven individually designed bedrooms, a pantry kitchen to polish off your breakfast and munch on lunch and dinner and a snug sitting room to relax with a book and a wee dram. 

Elegantly designed throughout with beautiful fabrics and an abundance of diverse artwork and furniture, a visit to Henry’s will leave a long and lasting impression.

batt langley

Batty Langleys 

Batty Langley’s, named after an 18th century garden designer, is a Georgian gem located in Spitilfields. Boasting 29 luxury rooms and 5 decadent suites, Batty’s is renown for its exceptional and warm service which keeps parishoners coming back for more of the same. 

Breakfasts consists of a baker’s basket filled with just-baked croissants, warm breads pastries and preserves but those in the know will always add their succulent bacon sandwiches and salmon bagels to the morning order.

With three hangout spaces and an ‘Honesty Bar’ for those in the mood for a cheeky tipple, Batty Langley’s is a superbly located experience you’ll want to talk about.


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Barnsley House

If ambling through the Cotswolds is your idea of a good time then Barnsley House will be your own personal heaven on earth. 

The rooms and suites are exemplary as you’d expect and the addition of a spa, which is complimentary for guest for 2hr stints, is above and beyond the call of luxury.

But that’s not all, there’s an in-house cinema, a restaurant serving sumptuous seasonal dishes and a village pub for a plate of classic grub washed down with a chilled glass of white or a foaming pint.

Barnsley House is a beauty situated in an idyllic location and if you don’t mind splashing a bit of cash, you’ll be in for a relaxing romantic getaway to remember


guesthouse york

No.1 Guesthouse York

This stately Grade II Listed Regency townhouse is exceptionally welcoming and full of charm. The bedrooms, some which come with a fireplace, are laden with local antiques and there’s a shared pantry down the hall that you can grab a bite from when you’re feeing peckish.

Speaking of peckish, if you want something more substantial then the restaurant menu will make your mouthwater. Homemade corned beef fritter with crushed peas and homemade brown sauce, Whole grilled native lobster with hand cut chips in a bloody mary butter and York smoked venison with rhubarb relish are just some of the treats that will get your tastebuds popping. 

In their spa you’ll find down-to-earth treatment rooms with instantly soothing vibes, including one for ‘shared rituals’ and an elegantly rustic relaxation room. 

It’s also worth checking out out the events they are holding from evenings of jazz to local DJs spinning classic vinyl and by the time your stay is over at the The No.1 Guesthouse York, you’ll be chock full of northern soul.



The Gainborough Bath Spa

Originally built in the 1800s, The Gainsborough Bath Spa, named after the artist, Sir Thomas Gainsborough, is a luxury hotel centred around Spa Village Bath and has the exclusive privilege of having access to the famous natural thermal waters. 

Created by award-winning Champalimaud Design, rooms and suites are custom furnished with period detail and offer the kind of comfort you’d expect from a five star hotel.

Dining facilities are exemplary with the Afternoon Tea being a popular choice and the bartenders will mix you a mean cocktail if you ask them nicely. 

It’s the spa, though, that keeps guests coming back and the opportunity to wade in the sacred waters in their stunning bath house. 

A dip in the minerals might not cure all of your ailments, but you’ll leave the Gainsborough walking on air.


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The Rose, Kent. 

Critically acclaimed, The Rose in Deal features 8 unique bedrooms adorned with a mixture of charming vintage furnishings. 

The adjoining restaurant is a drool-fest of delicious dishes to delight your tastebuds during your stay. Dive into a orange margarita, chow down on cured sea trout, charcoal cream and celeriac ribbon, lose your mind for their slow-roasted pork belly with bramley apple, purple-sprouting broccoli and anchovy aioli and finish the feast with a butterscotch quince chiffon cake with diplomat cream 

Every stay includes breakfast and guests are able to help themselves to tea, coffee, biscuits and a whisky night cap from the hallway bars. They also have vintage bikes to rent, including a tandem for the couples that cannot bear to be apart