Budget travel, breaks and getaways are all very well but sometimes you want to experience the finer side of life. We can’t all live a 24/7 luxurious lifestyle but for special occasions, or if you get an unexpected windfall why not take a break that is far from the ordinary and treat yourself to an experience like no other. For luxury breaks in the UK you have no shortage of options, your first instincts when choosing a luxury getaway may be to seek out hotels that offer all sorts of amenities and attentive service at the drop off a hat, but a decadent getaway doesn’t need to mean room service and spas, read on for three remote locales that, while they may be hard to find on the map will certainly find an extra special place in your heart.
Spitbank Fort, Solent
Imagine starting your getaway by literally getting away from it all on your own private boat launch complete with glasses on champagne. That is exactly how a night at Spitbank Fort begins. This 1859 sea fort located in the Solent is now home to a 9 room boutique hotel. Upon arrival you will be treated to a tour of this intriguing structure, where you will learn all about it’s history and transformation from windswept military installation to luxury abode. Explore the fort from wine caves to lighthouse before settling down for a gourmet 4 course feast specially prepared for you. After an amazing meal your bespoke suite awaits.
The Beach Hut, Cornwall
Take a break from the rat race with a back to basics getaway that manages to be both rustic yet will be the most luxurious beach cabin you have ever spent time in. The peace and quiet that you will find here makes it a beautifully romantic spot to reconnect and enjoy each others company. With access to a private beach and miles of Cornish countryside this open plan beach hut located in a place of outstanding natural beauty will be the ideal place to retreat to. The cosy wood burning stove is the perfect way to start a star studded night. With your stay including fresh produce such as local cheese, bread, clotted cream and eggs you might find yourself never needing to leave this beautiful spot.
Super Nova, Isle of Skye
The call of red deer echo around the hills as you make your way towards Super Nova with a bag of freshly caught and cooked seafood. The expansive views of the Isle of Sky stretch out before you and as the skies darken you will be able to stargaze form the comforts of this refurbished former chapel. The unique location and layout of this particular getaway will give you seclusion form all your worries on this world famous Scottish Island such a way that it will have you wanting to stay for much longer than 1 night. This beautiful accommodation is self catering for romantic dinners in together followed by a luxurious soak in a tub built for two, there is even a sauna should you want things to get steamy.