Craving a new year holiday? There’s no need to splurge on a plane fare with these top notch UK retreats! From slick countryside barns to plush hotel stays, your first 2015 trip could be right on your doorstep…
CLIFF BARNS, NORFOLK
These renovated barns make the perfect hideaway. Kitted out with stone fire places, Western-themed decor and a mega hot tub, you and a group of friends can kick back with the piles of books or board games provided, or summon the in-house chef to come and cook you a three-course feast. Like the sound of it? Enter our competition to win a stay for you and 10 others with i-escape.com, plus a Topshop shopping spree!
NO. 131, CHELTENHAM
Forget quaint cottages, this Cotswolds hotel feels more like a cool New York pad. Enjoy slick rooms with enormous showers and double-sided plasma TVs, a restaurant with neon modern art lining the walls and a buzzing basement cocktail bar open ’til early doors. Our favourite part? No. 131 is all about the little touches – think pre-heated hot water bottles at bedtime, the complimentary painkillers at breakfast and all our favourite style mags piled up in the lounge area.
PRIORY BAY YURTS, ISLE OF WIGHT
Thinking ahead for a summer break? Why not try glamping? The recently opened yurts at Priory Bay on the Isle of Wight are not what you’d normally expect from a campsite. Each yurt offers luxury bedrooms (complete with Victorian-style bath tubs), access to a private beach and its very own butler service. Beats a three-man tent at Glastonbury!