Private British Summer Escapes

With all the charms of the British countryside, there’s no need to hop on a plane for your next getaway. From quaint Cotswold village homes to elegant Oxfordshire manor houses, this week in The Edit we’ve put together a list of our favourite private properties in the UK for your next trip.



Kingham, UK

This design-centric Cotswolds bolthole offers a truly unique stay in the charming village of Kingham. Featuring bold splashes of colour and House of Hackney wallpapers, the cottage has a whimsical yet country-inspired style. The overall effect is a cosy and contemporary home. Perfect for up to six people, Kingham Cottage offers three luxurious double bedrooms and two bathrooms, a rustic-chic kitchen, comfortable sitting room and sheltered outdoor garden.

Set in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside, guests at Kingham Cottage have plenty to explore in the area. Although the picturesque village of Kingham has much to offer, visitors are also within easy reach of Oxford, located less than an hour away on the train.

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Broadway, UK

One of our favourite properties for a Cotswolds break, Broadway House combines classic country style with a range of modern facilities. Decked out with a seasonal heated pool and outdoor sun terrace, hot tub and tennis court, it offers an exceptional retreat for a Summer getaway. Sleeping up to ten guests, this spacious home also features a living room with working fireplace, charming dining room and rustic-chic kitchen equipped with an AGA. Visitors can also head out to explore the quaint and historic village of Broadway, widely recognised as one of the Cotswolds’ most beautiful villages.

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Hampshire, UK

A true country residence, Farleigh House is owned by Lord and Lady Lymington, and has only recently been made available for private stays. Reflecting its nature as a residential home, the property blends luxury and tradition with home comforts and style across its ten suites and bedrooms, welcoming its guests to their stay. Farleigh House is also equipped with a croquet lawn, tennis courts, swimming pool and home cinema for guests to enjoy, whilst other activities such as clay pigeon shooting can be arranged upon request. On certain occasions, the Lord and Lady may even join their guests for dinner in the property’s elegant formal dining room, offering a truly unique experience of life at Farleigh House.

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Suffolk, UK

Only two and a half hours outside of London lies The Walled Garden, a unique and contemporary property nestled on a five thousand acre estate in Suffolk. Perfect for families and friends, The Walled Garden offers eight luxurious en-suite bedrooms, sleeping up to sixteen guests across the property. With a range of cosy yet chic living spaces, including a TV room fit with 110-inch flat screen Smart television and a games room with table football and tennis, The Walled Garden perfectly blends modern amenities with traditional country charm. If this stylish home isn’t enough to convince you, the country estate on which it sits offers a variety of activities to make the most of the Summer weather, from rowing boats and bike hire to scavenger hunts, wine tasting and archery. Guests can also explore the beautiful county and coast of Suffolk, with rural pubs, pretty seaside towns and stately homes all within easy reach.

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Dartmouth, UK

A truly spectacular property in the beautiful countryside of Devon, Venn Valley House offers a luxurious, self-catered home-away-from-home. The property provides every luxury to its guests, with a seasonal outdoor pool and al fresco dining areas, an expansive indoor pool, a hot tub, Hammam, cinema room and a bar, as well as offering them the flexibility of their own fully-equipped kitchen. Sleeping up to twenty guests across eight bedrooms and four additional pull-out beds, quality certainly does not give way to quantity at Venn Valley House as each bedroom offers an opulent and comfortable stay. The property is also within walking distance of Blackpool Sands beach and a short drive from the town of Dartmouth, ensuring guests make the most of their time in this picture-perfect area of England.

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