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With snow on the cards, Smith wants to snuggle up in a scenic country pile. Where better than the spa-adorned Lucknam Park, in rural Wiltshire?

Style Epicurean country pile
Setting Woodland, hedges and herbs

Why this week? Book a two-night stay and take advantage of the hotel’s Shop and Spa offer for as little as £350 a night. The offer includes: full English breakfast on both mornings, dinner for two in the Brasserie on one evening, a Soul Foot Treatment Pedicure for each guest, use of the spa facilities, and a book of Lucknam Park shopping vouchers for Bath stores such as Mee, the Highgrove Shop and Quadri.

Our favourite bits? That’s a hard question to answer, given that this hotel has it all: award-winning spa, Michelin-starred restaurant, 500-acre estate and even an equestrian centre, home to 35 glossy-flanked horses. Tennis courts, croquet lawn, football pitch, a home cinema and even a hair salon are further feathers in this handsome hotel’s hat.

Mr & Mrs Smith say ‘A restorative break is in order, and while a sun-drenched drive through rolling English countryside is a tonic, it’s not until Lucknam Park Hotel’s gates open to reveal a mile-long double avenue of 400 lime and beech trees that I feel fully restored. The avenue – so capacious that the RAF hid planes along it during the war – leads to an elegant, honey-coloured country house set in 500 acres of glorious parkland. Harry the managing director is there to meet us, and charms us instantly by greeting infant Master Smith by name. That’s pretty classy. And so is our room, located in the former stables across a picture-perfect courtyard of Oxbridge college-grade lawn and spectacular flowers. If you crave modernist minimalism in your interiors, keep walking – but only as far as the stunning new spa building behind – because the bedrooms at Lucknam Park are studies in comfort and restrained luxury. Patterned fabrics, wallpapers and hand-woven carpets cohabit in sumptuously good taste.’

Read the full anonymous review of Lucknam Park, Wiltshire

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