There’s nothing quite like an escape to the country and the Chic Retreats collection of country boutique hotels, luxury B&Bs and countryside villas has the pick of small chic hotels for a romantic rural jaunt or walking holiday.

For opulent Georgian splendour book a stay at Babington House in Somerset: with a Cowshed spa, swimming pools, cinema, a brasserie-style restaurant and stunning natural surroundings on the doorstep it’s the ultimate country house retreat. Our UK selection of country chic retreats also features elegant, home-from-home, Dormy House in the Cotswolds which has a spa, several intimate living rooms with roaring log fires and two excellent restaurants to dine in. From here, you can play golf on the neighbouring course or walk down through the fields to the nearby, picturesque village of Broadway.

If you want to leave the UK behind, the Hacienda de San Antonio, overlooking the volcanic hills of Colima in Mexico, couldn’t be more of a contrast. Part of a working ranch with a coffee plantation and organic farm, you can explore the estate, take a tour around the granite precipices of the nearby volcano and go mountain biking or bird watching. In Argentina, the best country chic retreat comes in the form of the new Grace Cafayate a luxury boutique hotel which forms part of ‘La Estancia de Cafayate’, a secluded 1,250 acre estate in the Calchaquí Valley, an area famous for its outstanding natural beauty and premium wines.

In Spain, Trasierra in Andalucia is in the middle of a 350-acre estate surrounded by olive and scented orange groves and backed by the Sierra Morena Mountains. A stay here is all about making the most of the scenery on long walks, bird watching or horse riding. The owner Charlotte Scott opens the house up for yoga retreats and courses such as photography and Spanish lessons at certain times of the year too, so you can learn a new skill in an inspiriting, peaceful setting.  Alternatively, stay at Hotel Iturregi, a boutique hotel in Basque Country which offers the best of both worlds: peace and quiet but with San Sebastian only 20 minutes’ drive down the road.

Think of the countryside in Italy and the rolling hills of Tuscany spring to mind (and we have plenty of country boutique hotels to choose from there) but we also have Villa Cordevigo Wine Relais on Lake Garda, Azienda Agricola Mandranova on a working olive farm in Sicily, the charming Borgo di Carpiano in Umbria and many more. Why not try Hotel Spa La Torre where you can ski-in and out of the Dolomites in winter or Hotel su Gologone, a little oasis in Sardinia that’s equally popular with honeymooners and families.

Whether you are looking for an adventurous break or simply a peaceful holiday in the hills, our collection of boutique hotels and luxury villas in the country is here to help you find your perfect rustic hideaway. 


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Argentario Golf Resort & Spa
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grosseto, italy

Argentario Golf Resort & Spa is unlike any other luxury hotel in Tuscany we know. This stunning contemporary hotel in the Maremma has been created using local stone, wood and glass, creating a masterpiece of design.
Cary Arms & Spa
Beach Hut Offer


babbacombe, united kingdom

The Cary Arms & Spa combines boutique hotel style with an English pub feel in the quaint seaside town of Babbacombe, Devon. This charming beachside retreat is surrounded by cliffs & hills along a glorious stretch of coastline.

Grand Hotel Majestic
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lake maggiore, italy

Head to where the sun always shines! The Grand Hotel Majestic in Pallanza is a luxurious and traditional hotel sitting on the shores of Lake Maggiore, Italy. Enjoying fabulous views of the charming islands and the Piedmont coastline, this luxury hotel is ideal for a relaxing midweek break or romantic weekend escape.
Il Borro
3 for 2 offer


arezzo, italy

Exceptional service, luxury and indulgence are just a few highlights that a stay in the medieval village Il Borro offers guests. Choose between one of the magnificent suites, farmhouses or historic villas and enjoy one of the many activities on offer during your stay in Tuscany.
Little Cottage - Beachspoke
Couple Offer


cornwall, united kingdom

Little Cottage is a not-so-little contemporary house in Praa Sands, Cornwall. Sleeping up to 11 people with the coastline as its garden, this new unique self-catering property to let is the jewel in the crown in Beachspoke's collection.
AfroChic Diani


diani beach, kenya

AfroChic Diani is a newly opened luxury lodge on the Kenyan coast. This beautiful boutique villa has just 10 suites and is perfect for a relaxing stay after a safari. A peaceful hotel by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean.

Agua d'Alte


evora, portugal

Surrounded by olive groves and vineyards Agua d'Alte is a new country house hotel in the region of Evora in Alentejo, Portugal.  There is plenty to do in the area for those not happy to just relax by the pool and enjoy delicious home cooking.

Aiguille Grive Chalets Hotel



Aiguille Grive Chalets Hotel is a design boutique hotel just a few minutes from the ski resort of Les Arc 1800 in the French Alps. Made up of 6 chalets (each with 4-6 bedrooms) and 12 double rooms this Chic Retreat is the perfect hideaway for families and friends.
Albergo Villa Casanova


lucca, italy

Albergo Villa Casanova is the stunning result of a total transformation of an 18th-century Tuscan farmhouse surrounded by 360 acres of woodland just 10 minutes from Lucca, Tuscany. This new 14 suite boutique hotel has an infinity pool, tennis court and fantastic restaurant.

Albergo Villa Marta


lucca, italy

Albergo Villa Marta is a former hunting lodge which has been transformed into a boutique hotel near Lucca, Tuscany. This luxury country house hotel is hidden away in the Tuscan countryside allowing guests to totally relax. Albergo Villa Marta is in possibly one of best locations, with many sites nearby.
Amori Villa



Amori Villa is a small luxury hotel and luxury villa in Ubud, Bali with just 4 luxury suites and 1 villa where traditional Balinese design meets modern luxury. Relax by the infinity pool take a spa treatment and enjoy the superb service.
Antico Borgo di Tabiano Castello


parma, italy

Antico Borgo di Tabiano Castello is a small luxury hotel in the majestic 11th-century Tabiano Castle, Parma. This medieval fortress has been transformed into a boutique hotel with 40 elegant rooms, a wellness centre & an outdoor pool.

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