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Top Ten Bolthole Escapes under two hours from London

Here’s one for all you London folk – for those of you who are a slave to your city jobs, but in desperate need of an escape from the Big Smoke every now and again.  Do not fear crossing to the other side of the M25 – there’s a lot of good stuff out there!  So here are our Top 10 Boltholes, all under two hours from London (though don’t blame us if it takes you longer at 5.30pm on a Friday evening….).

1. Waterfront Luxury in Suffolk

Secluded lakeside log cabins with luxury interiors, private hot tubs, wood burning stoves, and your very own dining decks.  An idyllic rural retreat in the very heart of the Suffolk countryside.  From £455 for a short break (3 night weekend / 4 night midweek).

Luxury Suffolk cabins

Luxury Suffolk cabins

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2. Recycled huts in Sussex

Charming, unique and romantic huts on a farm in East Sussex.  Hand built using reclaimed, recycled and locally sources materials, the huts are finished to an exceptionally high standard and come with hot showers and hampers of local produce, should you so choose.  From £79 per hut per night.

Recycled huts in Sussex

Recycled huts in Sussex

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3. Windmill B&B in the Cotswolds

This quirky and historic windmill stands on a hill amongst the trees, just above the medieval Cotswold town of Bradford on Avon.  Ornate spiral staircase, gothic windows, and three exquisite rooms (one bed is circular, another is a queen sized water bed).  From £89 per night.

Windmill B&B in the Cotswolds

Windmill B&B in the Cotswolds

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4. Thatched ‘chocolate box’ cottage in Buckinghamshire

This thatched, stone, grade two listed cottage dates from 1650 and is a truly romantic hideaway for two which simply oozes character.  Inside a vaulted bedroom and open beams; outside a pretty conservation village which has been used many times for filming – the quintessential English village.  From £150 per night / £280 per week.

Chocolate box cottage in Buckinghamshire

Chocolate box cottage in Buckinghamshire

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5. Showman’s Wagon near the sea in Hampshire

This beautiful Showman’s Wagon has been stunningly restored by one of the last trained gypsy wagon painters in the country.  In the grounds of a working pottery just outside Milford on Sea, the wagon has an opulent gypsy chic interior, a sumptous breakfast is provided, and you are walking distance from the beach.  From £80 per night.

Gypsy Wagon in Hampshire

Gypsy Wagon in Hampshire

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6. Interior design meets the environment in Oxfordshire

A chic Cotswold cottage dating back to the 1850′s, in the heart of one of England’s areas of outstanding natural beauty.  Flagstone floors and inglenook fireplace meets luxurious bathrooms and designer kitchen.  From £1350 per week.  Shorter stays also available.

Chic Oxfordshire cottage

Chic Oxfordshire cottage

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7. Hidden gem near Shakespeare`s Stratford upon Avon

Luxurious cottage in the heart of a Warwickshire Village.  Stratford just four miles away, and the delights of the Cotswolds on your doorstep.  Charming, stylish and homely – the perfect escape from the urban whirlwind.   From £480 per week.

Luxurious cottage near Stratford

Luxurious cottage near Stratford

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8. Glamping in rural Wiltshire

Stylish glamping in bell tents in rural Wiltshire, just five miles from the city of Bath.  Comfy, cosy and well equipped, there are hot showers, and even an indoor pool a ten minute walk away at the farm.  A perfect place for relaxation, and escaping the rat race. From £79 per night.

Glamping in rural Wiltshire

Glamping in rural Wiltshire

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9. Boutique hotel by the sea in Sussex

The perfect romantic refuge!  Eight bedroom boutique hotel in St Leonards on Sea.  Spa style bathrooms and Egyptian cotton bed linen.  A funky restaurant on site and individually designed bedrooms, some with panoramic sea views from floor to ceiling windows.  From £99 per night.

Boutique hotel in Sussex

Boutique hotel in Sussex

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10. Medieval Hall House in Suffolk

14th century one bedroom medieval hall house in the pretty riverside village of Nayland.  Flagstone floor, exposed beams, inglenook fireplace and beautiful interior design.  The delights of Suffolk on your doorstep.  Short breaks from £270 / one week from £495.

Medieval house in Suffolk

Medieval house in Suffolk

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Cottages in the Cotswolds – the perfect place for a winter getaway…..

In terms of idyllic UK places to stay, there are few things which can beat a stay in a pretty Cotswolds cottage, especially now that winter is drawing in and our instinct is to curl up infront of a log fire with a large glass of wine!  Chocolate box villages, rolling countryside and cosy pubs galore, it’s a great place to escape the whirlwind of life and settle down to some serious relaxing.  Here at One Off Places we’ve got just the places for you, from one bedroom hideaways, to large cottages perfect for a family get together or a gathering of friends.

Sansome Cottage is a two bedroom cottage in the idyllic village of Ilmington with two pubs within a short walk, and a living room bursting with board games, puzzles and DVD’s where you can curl up on a winter’s evening.  From £132 per night / £590 per week.

Sansome Cottage

Sansome Cottage

Orchard Cottage is truly a boutique retreat.  There’ll be a bottle of bubbly waiting for you in this little slice of heaven and the interiors are a chic mix of old and new with original features complimented by contemporary furnishings.  It sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms, and costs from £99 per night / £595 per week.

Orchard Cottage

Orchard Cottage

The Chestnuts, in the Oxfordshire village of Shilton, is an eco-chic conversion which is the proud holder of an award from the Green Tourism Business Scheme, whilst still managing to provide its guests with flat screen televisions, Gaggia coffee machine, and Riedal wine glasses.  It sleeps 6 in three luxurious bedrooms and costs from £266 per night.

The Chestnuts

The Chestnuts

Windfall Cottage in the village of Beckford sleeps six in three bedrooms and has sumptuous free standing baths, and even its own baby suite!  The architect designed cottage will seduce you with its contemporary style and its sustainably grown oak interiors.  And if you want to complete the picture, you can rent a classic Porsche 911 carrera or a coffee and cream Nissan Figarro! An idyllic and indulgent retreat.  From £595 for three nights.

Windfall cottage

Windfall Cottage

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A visit to the Cotswolds will provide you with a refreshingly slow pace of life, stylish shops, delightful eateries, exquisite country pubs and a countryside just waiting to be enjoyed.