Best weekend getaway in the UK, Sopwell House

Best weekend getaway in the UK, Sopwell House
Who says you need to travel far for the perfect weekend getaway? We have been blessed with an incredible weather this Summer, so what better excuse to pack your bags and get yourself and your family away for a UK mini-break.

Whether you’re looking to spend the weekend basking in the sun, or you want to head to a serene countryside location, Sopwell House is the perfect place for you.

This 4-star hotel has everything you need for a luxury spa break that won’t break the bank. There is an indoor pool, steam room and sauna, not to mention an impressive selection of spa treatments available too. When you’re done with the pampering, the hotel restaurant and brasserie offer up a host of delicious dishes, or for those after a tipple, there’s the conservatory bar and the cocktail lounge.

Once the country home of Lord Mountbatten, this luxurious Georgian mansion on 12 acres of spectacular gardens is perfect for couples looking for a romantic retreat in the countryside. The hotel is within short driving distance of St Albans train station. If you’re planning to visit with your children, you’ll be pleased to hear that there are plenty of activities and attractions nearby to keep the little ones entertained (the Roman Verulamium Museum and Willows Activity Farm, for instance).

The 128 rooms vary in size and shape depending on whether you are staying in the old part of the building or the new one. All have an elegant, boutique feel with comfortable king-size beds, ESPA bath products, Nespresso coffee machines, views over the garden or surrounding countryside.

We stayed in the Ivy Suite in the gated former stable block. Separate from the main hotel, access to the exclusive Mews Suites is through secure gates and set within beautifully landscaped gardens created by RHS Chelsea and Hampton Court Palace Flower Show Gold award winner Ann-Marie Powell.

The suites offer a greater privacy and a choice of more individually designed rooms. Guests can relax and unwind in the exclusive garden area and soak away in the outdoor hydro pool.

The service is friendly and accommodating, and the food is equally as good. If you’re after a quick bite, choose the brasserie for simple, yet delicious dishes – such as steak burger, Caesar salad or mozzarella, tomato & basil filled gnocchi with pesto cream sauce. Choose the restaurant for refined modern British cuisine – please be advised that the main restaurant will be closed from the 6th of August until 14th of September for some development work (the brasserie is open as usual).

How much? Prices from £255 for a two nights Spa break.

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Location: Sopwell House, St Albans (for bookings, click here)

www.sopwellhouse.co.uk

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Best weekend getaway in the UK - Sopwell House - Launeden

Best weekend getaway in the UK - Sopwell House - Launeden

Best weekend getaway in the UK - Sopwell House - Launeden

Best weekend getaway in the UK - Sopwell House - Launeden

Best weekend getaway in the UK - Sopwell House - Launeden

Best weekend getaway in the UK - Sopwell House - Launeden

Best weekend getaway in the UK - Sopwell House - Launeden

Best weekend getaway in the UK - Sopwell House - Launeden

Best weekend getaway in the UK - Sopwell House - Launeden

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