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UK: Sweet Suites

Updated: Mar 3

Sometimes, you want that little bit more room at a hotel. Here are six gorgeous suites across the UK, where space is not an issue.


Congham Hall – Norfolk

Congham Hall is a privately owned, secluded Georgian manor, set in the heart of the beautiful Norfolk countryside, within 30 acres of parkland. It's a great base to for visiting the highlights of Norfolk

–– the sandy beaches of the North Norfolk coast, market towns, nature reserves and Sandringham Estate. Dandelion is the honeymoon suite, a luxurious love nest with a bedroom featuring a king-size bed and freestanding Kurv bath, a supremely comfortable sitting room, a private furnished balcony overlooking the parkland, and an ensuite wet room with rainfall shower. Decorated in shades of teal, Dandelion features ‘Larkhall’ wallpaper by Colefax and Walker, and flowing silk curtains by Sanderson. The state-of-the-art hotel spa is also worth lingering in.



The Crab and Boar – Berkshire

The Crab and Boar is a friendly four-star country pub with rooms on the outskirts of Newbury in Berkshire. It's ideally located for a day at the races and for Downton Abbey fans, with the magnificent Highclere Castle nearby. Golfers can head to the Donnington Valley Golf Club, a mere six minutes away. A modern, rustic style has transformed the suites at The Crab and Boar into beautiful sanctums featuring mahogany four-poster beds, rich wool throws and sumptuous feather duvets. Four of these rooms have private hot tubs, perfect for a long, relaxing soak, and there are Bramley bath products for extra pampering. Fresh milk is delivered to your door, too, so you can brew a cuppa in the privacy of your suite before heading outdoors to soak up some country life. This is country comfort at its finest.



Drakes – Brighton

This boutique Brighton hotel is only ten minutes' walk to the Royal Pavilion and The Lanes, and diagonally opposite Brighton Pier and the beach. It's rumoured to be frequented by the likes of Cate Blanchett, Kylie Minogue and Woody Allen. The hotel spans two late-Georgian townhouses and the Super King Feature Room at Drakes, while not strictly a suite, comprises 25 square metres of pure comfort and romance. The room is furnished with the largest handmade bed in Brighton, dressed in Egyptian cotton and velvet throws. In front of the floor-to-ceiling windows, there is an enormous free-standing bath, easily big enough for two. The room also features a Nobilis Chaise Lounge, brass telescope and a Monsoon wet room for long indulgent showers.



Ellenborough Park– The Cotswolds


In the heart of the Cotswolds, amongst rolling green hills, sits Ellenborough Park, a beautiful 15th-century country estate

caught between the Cotswolds’ highest point and Cheltenham’s renowned racecourse. The luxury five-star hotel is steeped in history and sits on 90 acres of rustic countryside. With stunning suites including the majestic Istabraq Suite, recognisable by its high ceilings with exposed beams, four-poster bed and enormous bathroom, it’s a perfect setting for a luxury UK getaway. It's one of several suites in the main house. Staying here, after a delicious breakfast and a fresh countryside stroll, quality time in the spa’s sauna, steam room and heated outdoor pool is a must, before exploring Cheltenham or any of the antique-packed Costwold villages.



The Lygon Arms – The Cotswolds

With roots dating back to the 14th century, The Lygon Arms is one of Britain's most historic inns. It's in the heart of Broadway, known for galleries and the Gordon Russell Museum – the furniture designer was brought up here and his father owned the Lygon Arms in the early 1900s. The Charles I suite is where King Charles stayed before battle during the English Civil War in 1649 and a coat of arms sits above the fireplace to mark his royal visit. A magnificent four-poster bed continues the regal theme, with medieval glamour matched by modern touches. There's also a spacious lounge, furnished with comfy sofas, antiques and original paintings, that has views of Broadway High Street.


Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences – London

Overseen by Jaguar's acclaimed Design Director, Ian Callum, this luxury London suite features specially-commissioned furniture, auto-inspired artwork and displays based on Jaguar. Subtle references to Jaguar's timeless design style and aesthetic will be familiar to those who know and love these motoring masterpieces. The design of this 1,835-square-foot, two-bedroom apartment alludes to both classic and contemporary Jaguar models, from the legendary 1960's E-type to the state-of-the art C-X75, by using materials taken from the cars, such as leather, metal and high gloss veneer. Imagine fusing the ultimate luxury car with a luxury hotel and this is the result. Porsche proponents be warned.



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