Known for its romantic rolling hills, verdant valleys and royal parks, beautiful Berkshire offers a myriad of gorgeous luxury properties ensconced on magnificent parklands, by shimmering rivers and in the lively heart of the countys cosmopolitan cities. Escape to historic southern England where its as easy to find a classy little bar as it is to peek into the world of Jane Austen.
Tucked away in the rolling hills of West Berkshire, The Vineyard is renowned for sumptuous five-star accommodations, incredible cuisine, a stunning collection of over 30,000 wines and an astonishing private art collection. Lavish guestrooms and suites feature a luxurious marriage of contemporary and traditional dcor, along with luxe down-filled duvets, high-count linens, marble baths, four-poster beds, balconies and terraces. Sometimes called a temple to California wines, The Vineyards celebrated French restaurant serves up cuisine well matched to the cellars bounty. A seductive spa refreshes the spirit, while the incredible art collection is a feast for the eyes. Just a short drive from legendary Highclere Castle, The Vineyard is the perfect home base for history buffs and Downton Abbey fans.
A glorious neoclassical mansion set on over 350 acres of National Trust parkland, Clivedens storied past is spangled with glamorous guests from politicos to the literati. This legendary five-star luxury property features magnificent formal gardens, stunning chalk cliffs and idyllic river and countryside views. Magnificent interiors are awash in opulent architectural details, gorgeous antique furnishings and lavish fabrics. With 38 sumptuous guestrooms and suites, the hotel also boasts a freestanding summer house called Spring Cottage perched in the riverbank. Amenities in each of the individually-themed rooms include roll-top baths, under-floor heating and fireplaces. Classic French cuisine is served amid chandeliers and historic portraits in the elegant Terrace Dining Room, while the Waldo offers clever twists on traditional British fare. From storied sculptures to its wondrous maze and enchanting woodland walks, Cliveden is truly a bastion of elegant decadence.
Ensconced on 240 spectacular acres of polo parkland, restored Georgian masterpiece Coworth Park boasts three world-class restaurants, a seductive spa and an aura of magnificent grandeur. An enchanting mix of vintage elegance and whimsical modern touches, this classy country seat is conveniently close to Windsor Great Park, and is the only hotel in the UK with its own polo fields. Guestrooms are spread about the mansion itself as well as assorted stables and cottages, and all include Bang + Olufsen televisions, under-floor heating and spectacular sound systems. Extravagant public areas include tennis courts, equestrian centre, a polo academy and an indoor pool opening onto the sprawling sun terrace. Fine-dining haven Restaurant Coworth Park celebrates innovative British fare, while cosy The Barn invites guests to relish pub fare and a pint by the fire. Relaxed breakfast, lunch and snacks are available at caf Spatisserie, while afternoon tea is an elegant tradition in The Drawing Room. Enjoy cocktails by the outdoor pool or take a spin on one of the Cliveden Boathouses vintage launches. Gym, snooker room, squash courts and indoor and outdoor tennis courts are on-site, while golf, shooting and archery are available nearby.
Ensconced within the refined red-brick walls of a Reading townhouse, The Forbury is a delightful surprise of bold modern dcor and incredible commissioned artwork, all crowned with a massive chandelier made of over 86,000 Italian glass beads. With 23 spectacular guestrooms and suites, The Forbury pampers guests with sumptuous fabrics, rich walnut floors, king-size beds, custom-woven satin sheets, free Wi-Fi and Bang & Olufsen audio-visuals. Bathrooms are works of art with stone floors and walls, monsoon showers and massive baths, while luxury rooms feature individual specialties from a steam room to a copper bath in front of the fire. Sumptuous British cuisine is served at Cerise, where the best table is in the Moroccan-inspired Secret Garden. With a 30-seat cinema, library and exotic secret garden, The Forbury is a sexy, stylish urban getaway.
With a spectacular river-bend setting in Sonning-on-Thames, this 150-year-old inn boasts a celebrated French restaurant, bewitching private gardens and an enchanting choice of guestrooms including free-standing riverside cottages. The 21 individually decorated guestrooms feature high-count Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, flat-screen televisions and free made-to-order breakfast. Known for its fine cuisine and excellent service, the French Horn invites guests to linger over cocktails in the cosy panelled bar, enjoy fine locally sourced dishes in the award-winning restaurant and fall under the evening spell cast by illuminated water-front gardens. Nearby activities include fishing, horseback riding, golf and shooting.
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