|LUXURY ON LOCATION: Bridgerton Season 2
Binged on Bridgerton season two and wanting more? The new regency romance between Kate Sharma (Simone Ashley) and Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey) will no doubt prove as popular as the lusty romance between Daphne Bridgerton and the Duke of Hastings. The new Netflix series has once again transport us from the everyday to lavish parties and gorgeous locations. Shonda Rhimes, (Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder) and her Shondaland company has again adapted the romantic novels of Julia Quinn into binge-TV (We lost the whole weekend to it... and it was totally worth it!).
If you really want to experience regency high life these absolutely stunning English manor houses will give you a Bridgerton-inspired getaway (and word has it that Lady Whistledown approves of all of these residences!)
Ardington House, Somerset
Most Suitable for: A getaway for the whole family.
Located in the beautiful rolling hills of the North Wessex Downs with 30 acres of parkland
, Ardington House is a family home big enough to sleep up to 25 people. The property has a feeling of grandeur and is steeped in history, but will also feel incredibly homely and welcoming during your stay. A highlight is the oak-panelled dining room complete with a long mahogany table that seats 18-20 people, being the ultimate evening dinner spot for a large group. Outdoors are a variety of fun amenities to enjoy, from the heated swimming pool to the trampoline and tennis court. The property is dog-friendly and rental prices start at £2,710 per night. The Manor, Somerset
Most Suitable For: Those looking for the grander things in life
’ is a grand Georgian property set in its own private gated grounds in the heart of the picturesque village of Holcombe. The property has a rich history as it was once the residence of the family of Scott of the Antarctic, the Royal Navy officer and explorer who led two expeditions to the Antarctic regions. From the moment you enter the house, you will be transported back in time by the period features of the grandiose central gallery hallway with its columns, winding staircase and original stained glass roof light. There is a large Drawing room that is perfect for socialising post-dinner. You will not be bored whilst staying here as the house has an abundance of things to keep you occupied. There is a large heated pool and hot tub, a games room, a fully equipped gym, as well as a fully equipped play area outdoors for the little ones with a treehouse, swings, slides and more. Prices start from £1,605 per night. The Lindens, Dorset
Most Suitable for: Al Fresco Socialising
s beautiful manor house has been renovated it still retains its 18th-century charm. Located in the peaceful village of East Lulworth, this residence is an ideal location for those wishing to visit Lulworth Castle, Lulworth Cove, or Durdle Door. The house sleeps up to 16 people, making it fit for a royal soirée. Whether you’re most taken by the gracious high ceilings, open fires, parquet wood flooring, there’s something for everyone in this stunning home. The Lindens is set within acres of its own expansive grounds with the surrounding woodlands and completely private gardens, with a large terrace for BBQs and al fresco dining, a heated swimming pool for afternoon cooling down, and a private court for a spot of tennis. Prices start at £2,001 per night. Tall John’s House, Powys
Most Suitable for: A relaxing stay
Georgian manor house Tall John’s House is located in the Powys region of Wales. The property lies in extensive grounds with a walled garden, a courtyard and ample parking, with fantastic views across the secluded valley to the Black Mountains. Beautifully decorated with antique furniture, the house consists of 11 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms, so there is ample space for all guests to feel comfortable. In the surrounding area, you can spend your days walking, fishing, pony trekking and more. Breakfast is included in the rental costs and further meals are available on request for an extra cost, so this is the ideal location for anyone looking to escape somewhere luxurious where self-catering is not required. Prices start at £1,606 per night. Somerset Manor, Somerset
Most Suitable for: A active getawayThe elegant manor is located in the village of Horsington in Somerset. With space for up to 22 guests across 10 bedrooms, this luxury property is ideal for a large family getaway. There is a heated pool and sauna, perfect for long relaxing days for guests of all ages. The grounds of the property contain a tennis court and space to play croquet and football in the garden. If the weather doesn’t allow for outdoor activities, there is an indoor snooker room and table tennis indoors, both of which provide great evening entertainment for the whole family. Prices start from £1,539 per night.
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Sarah Bryans, 23/03/2022
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