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Rural Retreats

Escape To The Country

Our Rural Retreats are handily situated within some of the UK's most eye-catching landscapes. Explore your surrounds during a scenic autumn break in the UK, before retreating to the comfort of your hotel as you bask in the season of the senses. 

From cycling through evolving red and golden hues of cycling paths in the Cairngorms at Aviemore to enjoying reinvigorating autumnal walks on the Solent Coast at Elmers Court Hotel & Resort, upgrade your autumn holiday as you create new memories together.

Aviemore Resort

Explore Rothiemurchus, one of the largest natural forests in Britain. Enjoy kayaking, paddleboarding or just a dip of your toes in Loch Morlich. Bag one of the many Munros in the Cairngorms - there's so much to do with Aviemore Resort as your base.

In the resort, there's everything you could possibly need - a range of hotels, lodges and self-catering apartments, outdoor playpark and indoor heated pool - we even have our own cinema and luxury shopping store!

You'll be spoiled for choice with our range of restaurants and bars and for golfers, our course blends the best of the surroundings with a great round of golf.

Cairngorms

Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa

When looking for autumn holiday ideas in the UK, our hotel situated in Peebles in the beautiful Scottish Borders countryside represents a relaxing haven just 40 minutes from Edinburgh. 

Set on the banks of the River Tweed and in timeless natural surroundings, you'll feel a million miles away this autumn season. We also have a 18-hole championship golf course, pool and Vital Spa & Leisure Club on-site for all your health and fitness needs. Nearby, explore independent shops, cafes and galleries in Peebles or take the Tweed Valley Railway Path.

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Elmers Court Hotel & Resort

Located on the picturesque Solent Coast with views directly to the Isle of Wight on the edge of the New Forest, Elmers Court lies within 23 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, as an autumnal getaway providing a variety of holiday types within one stunning location. 

The 19th century manor house overlooks our Queen Mary lawn and the Lymington River, with ferry crossing access out to the Isle of Wight just a few minutes' walk away. Away from the main house, you'll find our courtyard housing 42 comfortable en-suite bedrooms and our Solent Restaurant where we serve delicious afternoon teas as well as our relaxed dining menu.

A short walk from here are our self-catering apartments, where a variety of aspects can be found should you wish to look out to our lawns, the sea or woodland areas as you enjoy a flexible home from home experience.  

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Linden Hall Hotel, Golf & Spa

The impressive Linden Hall Golf and Country Club was built by merchant and banker Charles William Bigge in 1812. Today, it nestles in 450 acres of private grounds and is the perfect country house hotel.

Our stunning Northumberland countryside location is minutes from Northumberland National Park for out of this world autumn strolls that can also include your four-legged friends, all before heading back to our brand new Linden Tree Pub for a welcoming atmosphere and delicious gastro dining.

Back at the hotel, find a relaxing escape in the country that's perfect for an autumn spa break, with extensive health club and spa facilities, private golf course and further food and drink options including the comfortable elegance of our Dobson Restaurant in one of the impressive drawing rooms of the original house.

Linden Hall, Autumn

Hill Valley Hotel, Golf & Spa

Amidst acres of peaceful gardens, Hill Valley is the perfect location for an autumnal stay in the Shropshire countryside, with relaxed country club ambience and stylish, modern interiors. For golfers, there are two challenging and professionally designed courses or if you prefer, a leisurely swim in the pool before a massage in our Vital Health & Wellbeing Club.

After a day exploring the local area of Whitchurch or a shopping trip to the local historic market towns of nearby Chester, Market Drayton and Shrewsbury, relax over a delicious meal in our elegant Borders Restaurant. You can also enjoy a drink in the bar, before retiring to your luxurious bedroom for a great night's sleep in our comfortable beds.

Green at Hill Valley

Portal Golf & Spa Resort

Set in beautiful countryside amidst the rolling hills of Cheshire, the inviting Portal Golf & Spa Resort provides some of the finest accommodation in the area.

You can always expect excellent service and an enjoyable dining experience within our stunning rural idyll, where views over our grounds and golf greens can be take in before your relax in one of the stunning bedrooms as it becomes your home from home.

Leave the cares of the day behind with a relaxing swim in our pool or indulge in a pampering ELEMIS massage from one of our expert therapists, before a delicious meal in our SALT brasserie. If golf is your game, there are three magnificent courses to choose from to continue playing into the autumn season, with resident pros on hand if you want some golfing tips.

Golf at Portal

Leeming House

Set in 22 acres of beautiful grand gardens in the countryside of Cumbria, our 200-year-old country house hotel has breathtaking scenery and fine facilities.

With direct access to the shores of Ullswater and a private fishing licence, we invite you to roam the impressive Lake District countryside and take in the glorious autumn scenery - with your four-legged friends also most welcome!

Leeming House is just a short journey from the towns of Penrith, Pooley Bridge and Glenridding for relaxed navigation of these quaint Lakes locations, while an activity centre with various water sports, rock-climbing, archery and even corporate team building events can all be booked through the hotel.

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Old England Hotel & Spa

Set on the shores of Lake Windermere - England's largest lake - our hotel offers the best of breathtaking scenery and exceptional facilities during an autumn holiday.

From unrivalled views over our mature lawns, to private jetties and moorings on the lake - our hotel proves a popular choice for family holidays, country adventures and romantic getaways. Our hotel in Cumbria is perfect for exploration on both land and water - hire a private jetty on our lake and marvel in the glorious scenery we have on offer.

Once you've finished exploring, we recommend a visit to our spa and thermal suite for a relaxing steam before you dine in our stunning Lakeview Restaurant, where you can observe the boats on the water while indulging in a decadent afternoon tea or selecting from our list of classic seasonal dishes.

Old England on Lake Windermere

Pittodrie House

Set within its own ancient grounds and offering the best in breathtaking scenery and fine facilities, Pittodrie House's picturesque setting within 2,400 acres of scenic estate land means we're a popular choice for family holidays, business and weddings during the autumn months.

Our hotel near Aberdeen by Inverurie is perfect for country adventures - roam the marvellous Aberdeenshire landscapes and marvel in the glorious scenery we have on offer.

Once you've finished exploring, we recommend a visit to our fantastic Mither Tap Restaurant, where you'll find the finest of seasonal fare in a remarkable Scottish countryside setting.