12 brilliant British boutique hotels reopening next month

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The first half of 2020 has been relentless, to put it kindly. So it’s no wonder we’re in need of a holiday and it’s looking like the best option could be a staycation.

A survey of 2,023 British adults by Censuswide found that the UK is the most wished-for holiday spot by Brits this year, followed by Spain, USA, Greece and France.

The mosr recent government advice has suggested that hotels and other accommodation offerings can open from July 4, which has seen a number of our favourite hotels tentatively start to open their doors.

If you’re in need of a getaway, check out our pick of the best re-openings below.

The Pig, various locations

(The Pig Hotels)

Opening date: July 6

The Pig and its array of hotels is opening its doors on July 4, subject to government guidance. The first night will be for NHS and care workers who won a stay following the group’s #treatourNHS campaign. The group is now taking bookings at all of its hotels, besides its newest, The Pig at Harlyn Bay which aims to open July 31, from July 6 onwards.

You can read our full review of The Pig at Bridge Place here.

Rooms from £109 per night, thepighotel.com

Belmond Cadogan, London and Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Oxfordshire


Opening date: July 4 and July 14 respectively

Belmond is looking to reopen its UK properties this summer, with London’s Belmond Cadogan Hotel scheduled for a July 4 reopening and its Oxfordshire offering, Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons (pictured), scheduled for a July 14 reopening. This follows the news that its luxury cross-Europe train, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, will return to railways from July 8.

Rooms at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons from £595 per night, belmond.com

Lime Wood, Hampshire

(Lime Wood)

Opening date: July 4

Luxury country house hotel (with an eco-friendly spa to boot ), Lime Wood is set to reopen on July 4, depending on government guidelines. It will offer a reduced number of tables in its restaurant and is only offering dinner reservations to hotel guests. The Herb House Spa will remain closed until further notice.

You can read our full review of Lime Wood here.

Rooms from £330 per night, limewoodhotel.co.uk

Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa, Chippenham

(Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa)

Opening date: July 13

Just over an hour from London by train, Lucknam Park is set among 500 acres of walking trails making it the ideal socially-distanced escape. The hotel promises to adhere to the ‘strictest of World Health Organisation advice’ as it reopens, and will be monitoring developments on a daily basis.

You can read our full review of Lucknam Park here.

Rooms from £375 per night, lucknampark.co.uk

Grantley Hall, Yorkshire

(Grantley Hall)

Opening date: August 1

Yorkshire’s finest, Grantley Hall is ‘tentatively’ accepting bookings for August 1, a date that is subject to change. As part of its reopening, it’s offering a seven-night Yorkshire dales Escape from £2,500 for two people. This includes seven nights bed and breakfast, complimentary upgrade if available, a couple’s spa treatment, a Grantley Hall picnic and a gift bag with a bottle of wine and box of chocolates, tickets to Fountains Abbey, a guidebook to the best walks in North Yorkshire and a £25 voucher to use in local tea rooms. An idyllic way to unwind this summer.

You can read our full review of Grantley Hall here.

Rooms from £275 per night, grantleyhall.co.uk

Cliveden House, Berkshire

(Cliveden House)

Opening date: July 4

Sitting pretty in the Berkshire countryside, Cliveden House is the grande dame of country manors (it was even where Meghan Markle chose to spend her last night as a single woman). Cliveden is taking bookings from July 4 onwards.

Rooms from £334 per night, clivedenhouse.co.uk

Hampton Manor, Hampton in Arden

(Hampton Manor)

Opening date: July TBC

A foodie estate just an hour from London by train? Our hearts are singing. Throughout the months of July and August, Hampton Manor is offering a staycation package – a two night stay with dinner at its Michelin-starred restaurant on both nights and breakfast on both mornings, plus a complimentary wine tasting.

You can read our full review of Hampton Manor here.

The Great British Summer Staycation at Hampton Manor starts from £730, hamptonmanor.com

Beaverbrook Hotel & Spa, Surrey

(Beaverbrook Hotel & Spa)

Opening date: July 4

One of the UK’s loveliest country piles, Beaverbrook is opening its doors in early July with a slew of offers. Our favourite is the Sultry Summer Romance package (£665 per night) which includes Beaverbrook bubbles, bouquet of flowers picked from the gardens, an afternoon treat, a 60-minute spa session and full use of the spa facilities as well as a full English breakfast for two. There will be a few new safety measures in place at Beaverbrook, too, including temperature checks, continued use of hand sanitiser and guests will only be permitted if they have a reservation.

You can read our full review of Beaverbrook here.

Rooms from £280 per night, beaverbrook.co.uk

Gara Rock, Devon

(Gara Rock)

Opening date: July 4

Perched on a clifftop in the Devonshire countryside, with just the waves below to lull you to sleep, Gara Rock makes for an ideal isolated escape. It’s hoping to welcome visitors back from July 4 and when it does reopen, there will be increased cleaning procedures, one-way systems around the hotel and plenty of hand sanitiser at your disposal.

You can read our full review of Gara Rock here.

Rooms from £270 per night, gararock.com

Chewton Glen, Hampshire

(Chewton Glen)

Opening date: July 4

Taking bookings from July 4, Chewton Glen sits on 130 acres of countryside and has just 72 bedrooms – each designed with privacy in mind (if you want extra privacy, check out its famous treehouses). The spa recently had a revamp and room service will be provided at no extra cost during your stay.

Rooms from £285 per night, chewtonglen.com

The Fife Arms, Highlands

(The Fife Arms)

Opening date: August TBC

The Fife Arms, set in the Scottish Highlands, boasts beds clad in tartan and rooms designed by art dealers Hauser & Wirth. It’s now taking bookings from August, and says there will be ‘new changes’ and ‘additional offerings’ on the horizon.

You can read our full review of The Fife Arms here.

Rooms from £295 per night, thefifearms.com

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