Saltee Stay-cations close to home
Born and bred in the UK, Saltee is always seeking that once in a lifetime getaway. Many of those trips are ‘on-hold’ for a little while. We thought we’d instead share our top 5 list of must-visit destinations on our doorstep. Dreaming of breaks that are Saltee but just a little closer to home.
Heritage and luxury effortlessly combine to create a quintessential home away from home. Retreat to Lucknam Park, which offers unspoilt country house living at its very best.
Lucknam Park is unspoilt, elegant country house living at its very best. However, whilst it is a glorious, grand house, it is not run in a formal and stuffy manner and therefore the ideal place to relax. The feedback is clear ‘it is much more of a home away from home atmosphere!’
Tucked away just outside the historic village of Bridge, three miles south of Canterbury, find the latest PIG of the litter, a red-bricked musical honeypot. The centre-piece is an old building with a rock-n-roll vibe, which over the past four decades has been home to some renowned parties and gigs playing host in the ‘70s to Led Zeppelin.
It houses lots of period features, including large fireplaces, secret stairways, panelled rooms and endless nooks and crannies. Perfect for families.
A luxury eco hotel just for grown-ups. Imagine views of cliff, sea and sky at every moment, light airy spaces designed to connect you to the outdoors. It’s hard to describe the unique atmosphere of the Scarlet. Think of being cared for like you would be in the house of a friend, with spaces to unwind, meadow gardens, cliff-top hot tubs, an Ayurvedic inspired spa, relaxation lounges, fireside and an A* pool.
The rooms are arranged over five levels, each offering their own special views over gardens, cliffs, beach, sea and sky.
Pass through the ornate gates and receive a warm welcome from the gatekeeper. Make your way along the sweeping drive, following the River Skell past historic woodland until you reach the beautifully manicured Rill Gardens and catch your first enchanting glimpse of the Grade II listed Grantley Hall.
Experience five-star indulgence in one of four restaurants, enjoy quintessentially British afternoon tea in the Drawing Room, extend your evening in one of three sophisticated bars, explore the stunning grounds with the Kitchen Garden and English Heritage listed Japanese Garden or escape to tranquillity in the Three Graces Spa.
When Gleneagles first opened its doors in 1924, this magnificent country estate in the heart of Scotland was described as a “riviera in the Highlands”. Today Gleneagles continues to offer an unrivalled array of attractions, including luxury hotel accommodation, championship golf courses, an award-winning spa, and the only restaurant in Scotland to hold two Michelin stars.
- Vegan-friendly, cruelty free and paraben free
- Dermatologically tested – suitable for sensitive skin
- Hydrating and nourishing – includes coconut oil and rice extract
- Natural essential oils will soothe aching and tired muscles