The South

Luxury South England Holidays

Scenic southern England brims with charming countryside, quaint villages, pretty seaside harbour towns and sandy smugglers coves. Its lands and soaring white cliffs are the place of remarkable history and cultural heritage. Take pleasure in the graceful Georgian spa town of Bath.

The South at a glance

  • The region is simply draped in rich history that has helped define this country. From Roman Britannia to the medieval history of the most famous cathedrals and castles in the land.
  • The scenic South of England claims to host some of Britain’s most iconic sights. From the spectacular white cliffs of Beachy Head, the Roman and Georgian Architecture of Bath to the wild and remote tranquility of Devon and Cornwall.
  • London is one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities. This is a capital where the worlds culture’s mix in harmony with the cityscape steeped in incredible history and unique Royal heritage. Enjoy the splendour of its instantly recognisable iconic buildings and landmarks.
  • The South of England is famed for its pretty rolling countryside and greenery all dotted with picturesque villages. It’s landscape is diverse with ancient woodlands, spectacular rocky coastlines and sandy beaches, to wild heather covered moors and heathland.
  • It is credited with many Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and gorgeous National Parks including the South Downs, the New Forest and the high windswept moors of Devon.
  • Must do’s include watching the changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace, a nautical visit to the HMS Victory and Mary Rose in Portsmouth, discovering Canterbury Cathedral in Kent and walking the Cornish coastal path.
  • Enjoy the extraordinary international food scene of London, fabulous seafood cooked by acclaimed chefs in the SW and the delights of a Devonshire cream tea. Discover the wonders of English sparkling wine, west country cider and English artisan cheese.
  • London is one of the most accessible cities on the planet with 5 international airports close by. Excellent road links across the British Isles makes a driving tour an ideal option.

Amberley Castle

West Sussex, The South

Amberley Castle’s idyllic setting beside the River Arun at the at the foot of the South Downs is in some of the finest English countryside. The story of this historic castle dates back to 683AD when the land was gifted to Bishop Wilfrid in 683 AD by Caedwalla, King of Wessex. A colourful history means…

4 AA red Star Country House Hotel
3 AA Rosettes

Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons

Oxfordshire, The South

Tucked away in the picturesque countryside, this 15th-century manor sets the standard for others to follow in the UK. World renowned Chef Raymond Blanc’s passion permeates through every aspect of the hotel-from the individually-designed suites to the menus in their two Michelin-starred restaurant. Lush gardens are an abundance of colour in summer, while its kitchen…

5 AA red Star Hotel
5 AA Rosettes
2 Michelin Stars

Cliveden House

Berkshire, The South

Set in beautiful National Trust gardens this historic Italianate mansion, dating from 1605 has been home to Dukes and Earls, the Astor family and most famously the scene of the Profumo Affair. Inside it’s stately walls Cliveden combines exquisite Edwardian elegance with modern luxury, fine cuisine and faultless hospitality. Sip tea in the Great Hall…

5 AA red Star Country House Hotel
3 AA Rosettes

Gidleigh Park

Devon, The South

Gidleigh is a handsome hotel perched on its bluff above the Teign Valley overlooking 107 acres of private woodlands right on the edge of Dartmoor National Park.  A boulder-strewn rushing brook in front of the hotel gives away its wild and dramatic location.  Its impeccable culinary credentials are in the safe hands of chef Chris…

5 AA red Star Country House Hotel
3 AA Rosettes
1 Michelin Star

Gravetye Manor

Sussex, The South

A visit to Gravetye will enchant and delight the senses. This historic county house built in 1598 is set in 1000 acres of parkland and gardens famous for being created by William Robinson, arguably one of England’s greatest gardeners. It is the epitome of classic country house hospitality. From the refined yet sophisticated interiors, to…

5 AA red Star Country House Hotel
3 AA Rosettes
1 Michelin Star

Lucknam Park Hotel

Chippenham, The South

One of England’s finest country house hotels located just six miles from the historic city of Bath. Lucknam Park is a Palladian mansion dating from 1720, set in 500 acres of listed parkland and beautiful gardens. The house has been lovingly restored to the elegance and style of a past era with a great choice…

5 AA red Star Country House Hotel
3 AA Rosettes
1 Michelin Star

The Goring

London, The South

Crafted over a century by one family, The Goring is the genuine article – a grand hotel with impeccable manners and a subtle streak of wit and wonder. The supremely elegant Dining Room at The Goring has retained its Michelin star for two years with a focus on traditional British classics and lighter, more modern…

5 AA red Star Hotel
3 AA Rosettes
1 Michelin Star

The Montagu Arms

Beaulieu, The South

The Montagu Arms is a smart and sophisticated family owned hotel with over 200 years of history. Located in the charming Beaulieu village surrounded by glorious New Forest scenery, expect truly warm hospitality in a timeless atmosphere. At the helm in the kitchen is sure-footed Roux Scholar Head Chef Matthew Tompkinson, who prepares elegant dishes…

4 AA silver Star Hotel
3 AA Rosettes

Whatley Manor

Wiltshire, The South

Whatley Manor is a handsome 19th-century farmhouse in the heart of the Cotswolds. Immerse yourself in its twelve acres of heavenly grounds transformed into 26 distinctive garden rooms or relax in the tranquillity of its renowned Aquarias Spa. The immensely talented Executive Chef Niall Keating prepared the most daring and innovative of Tasting Menu’s in…

5 AA red Star Hotel
3 AA Rosettes
1 Michelin Star