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Bridgerton Fans Rejoice: Regal Stays Worthy Of Queen Charlotte Herself!

12 July 2023

Even if you’ve never seen the Netflix sensation that is Bridgerton, we’re willing to bet you’ve heard of it. Set in the lively and competitive world of Regency-era London, the show focuses on the young social elite as they make their grand entrance into society. Think swish ballgowns and sparkling jewels, dapper suits, and the most opulent surroundings imaginable!

(Queen Charlotte, meanwhile, is a Bridgerton prequel that focuses on the rise of our eponymous heroine in the late 18th century).

We’ve been feeling inspired by all that grandeur, which is why we’ve trawled our retreats for stately stays that are suitably lavish and indulgent!

Stays like a luxury Grade II-listed folly that’s steeped in history and gently elevated over stunning Shropshire gardens. There’s a ‘sun trap’ lawn dotted with fruit trees to pick from, and a shimmering lake to take many a turn around… dressed in your holiday finery, of course.

Also in Shropshire awaits a classical 18th century garden temple; designed by a famed architect and surrounded by 1,000 acres of Capability Brown-landscaped parkland.

Meanwhile, north of the border is an exquisite Scottish Borders stately home for unforgettable large group breaks; built around a 16th century tower and boasting its own tennis court… not to mention direct access to a stretch of the River Tweed.

Why not mix yourself a fresh glass of Gin Affair, and explore the list in full?

Author: Nina Jervis
Main image: Manowce | Poland

30 Regal Getaways:

Sham Castle

Acton Burnell, Shropshire, England
A historic, captivating, and luxurious Grade II-listed folly, gently elevated over immaculate landscaped gardens and a shimmering lake in rural Shropshire.
Bedrooms: 3
Sleeps: 4
From
£867 (3 nights)

Temple of Diana

Shifnal, Shropshire, England
For a truly unique escape, the Temple of Diana blends classical architecture and a heavenly location, making for a stay you'll treasure for a lifetime. 
Bedrooms: 3
Sleeps: 6
From
£1679 for a 7 night stay

Bemersyde House

Near Melrose, Scottish Borders, Scotland
An exquisite stately home for grand group breaks, built around a 16th century tower and nestled on a sprawling estate in the Scottish Borders, with direct access to a shimmering stretch of the River Tweed.
Bedrooms: 11
Sleeps: 23
From
£2995/2 nts

Neidpath Castle

Peebles, Scottish Borders, Scotland
A luxuriously romantic royal suite in a medieval castle on the unspoilt Scottish Borders, with the River Tweed rushing gently below.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£350 / night

Orchardleigh Castle

Frome, Somerset, England
Give your break a touch of regal polish, in a private dog-friendly castle with a scenic outdoor hot tub, set on an historic, 500-acre Somerset estate.
Bedrooms: 8
Sleeps: Up to 24
From
£600 / night

Fettercairn Stables & Estate

Fettercairn, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
A royal-style country manor for group breaks that demand something extra-special, set within a 400-acre Scottish castle estate that forms the ‘Gateway to the Glen'.
Bedrooms: 6
Sleeps: 12
From
£1,862 (3 nights)

The Temple

Euston, Suffolk, England
A domed 18th century retreat with a mesmerising blend of historic features and sumptuous modern luxuries, secluded in the picture-perfect heart of a vast Suffolk estate.
Bedrooms: 2-4
Sleeps: 8
From
£300 / night

The Tower at Dollarbeg Castle

Dollarbeg, Clackmannanshire, Scotland
A royally luxurious apartment in an ancient fairytale castle, complete with a cinema room and a panoramic rooftop tower, peacefully secluded in Scotland's smallest county.
Bedrooms: 3
Sleeps: 6
From
£235 / night

Chateau Wartle

Meikle Wartle, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
An historic and spectacular setting for grand group breaks, sumptuously secluded on a private estate in Aberdeenshire.
Bedrooms: 5
Sleeps: 16
From
£6,562 (7 nights)

Torrisdale Castle Estate

Campbeltown, Argyll, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
Set on the stunning spine of Kintyre, just footsteps from a private sandy beach and sensational views, is the Torrisdale Castle Estate. 
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: Varies
From
£220 /2 nts

Kilmartin Castle

Kilmartin, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
Exclusive rule of an authentic, sustainable, and exquisitely restored castle that dates all the way back to the 16th century, located within Scotland’s most concentrated collection of archaeological sites.
Bedrooms: 5
Sleeps: 10 exclusive
From
1100.00

Thirlestane Castle

Lauder, Scottish Borders, Scotland
An exquisite 16th century castle nestled in the heart of the Scottish Borders, Thirlestane is the ultimate castle experience.
Bedrooms: 8
Sleeps: 2-16
From
£230 /night

The Welsh Gatehouse

Mathern, Monmouthshire, Wales
Inspire your creative spirit in Grade II listed, castle-style Monmouthshire accommodation for two, exquisitely steeped in centuries of history and romance.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£140 / night

Hen Wrych Hall Tower

Abergele, County Conwy, Wales
Snuggle up together at Hen Wrych Hall Tower - an utterly romantic fortress for two complete with an open fire, a luxurious slipper bath and a magnificent, hand-carved four-poster bed!
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£436 / week

Chateau Rhianfa

Menai Bridge, Anglesey, Wales
Star in your very own fairytale, with a stay in an opulent French-styled setting that overlooks the magical beauty of Snowdonia.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: Varies
From
£144 / night

Dalnaglar Castle

Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland
A grand 19th century retreat, spectacularly set within a 200-acre estate in the heart of Glenshee, on the southern fringe of the Cairngorms National Park.
Bedrooms: 10
Sleeps: Up to 20
From
£3,999 (3 nights)

Swanswell Gate

Coventry, Warwickshire, England
A medieval gatehouse, lovingly restored and perfectly located in the heart of Coventry city, overlooking Lady Herbert’s Garden for the ultimate romantic, pet-friendly escape.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£945 /week

Tomatin Sporting Lodge

Tomatin, The Highlands, Scotland
A spectacular 19th century retreat for large, wow-factor group breaks, surrounded by 1800 garden acres in a Scottish Highlands village close to Cairngorms National Park.
Bedrooms: 12
Sleeps: 18
From
£3,155 (3 nights)

Dunstan Hall

Craster, Northumberland, England
Spirit your loved ones away to a magnificent, Grade II*-listed country retreat, rich in fascinating history and secluded in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty close to the Northumberland coast.
Bedrooms: 10
Sleeps: 18
From
£1950 (3nts)

Magherintemple Lodge

Ballycastle, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Experience all the fun of the seaside while you stay in an charmingly historic chocolate-box haven on the North Antrim Coast.
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4 (2 adults 2 children)
From
£290 (2 nights)

The Knoll Tower

Shifnal, Shropshire, England
Historic former hunting lodge in Shropshire's Weston Park - a romantic retreat for two.  
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£723 for a 7 night stay

Triumphal Arch Lodge

Colebrooke, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland
Make your holiday a triumph with a stunningly stately stay in the gateway to historic Colebrooke, set by the tranquil lakes of County Fermanagh.
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4
From
£290 (2 nights)

Manowce

Nowe Warpno, Police, Poland
An elegant and historic palace, exquisitely decorated and surrounded by sweeping woodland, for the ultimate in luxurious group and individual stays.
Bedrooms: 16 Suites/Bedrooms
Sleeps: 1-42 Guests
From
£90 pppn

Palmers Folly

Holkham, Norfolk, England
An exclusive and luxurious Grade II-listed couples' retreat, set on North Norfolk's elegant 25,000-acre Holkham Estate.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£809 (7nts)

The Gatehouse Barrow

Barrow, Lancashire, England
A characterful, dog-friendly retreat for two, luxuriously restored with sleek modern elements and perfectly set in a quaint Lancashire village.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£405 (7 nights)

Bishops Frome Chapel

Bishops Frome, Herefordshire, England
An elegantly restored 16th century retreat, set within 60 acres of Herefordshire estate gardens that overlook a shimmering lake, with easy access to the Malvern Hills and Forest of Dean.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£627 (7 nights)

Shortflatt Tower

Belsay, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England
Stay in the grounds of a Grade I listed Pele Tower in the heart of Northumberland and experience a unique world of character, history and intrigue.
Bedrooms: 8
Sleeps: 16
From
£2380 (/ 3 night stay)

Taw Tower

Barnstaple, Devon, England
Step inside a secluded, Grade II listed Devon watchtower, complete with idyllic views over the River Taw.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£307 / week

The Summer House

Wroxeter, Shropshire, England
An historically romantic, view-filled Shropshire country retreat for two, attached to a unique octagonal tower.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£323 (2 nts)

Orchardleigh Boathouse

Frome, Somserset, Somerset, England
A tranquil and romantic dog-friendly hot tub retreat for two, nestled on the edge of a sparkling lake on a historic 500-acre Somerset estate.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£270 / night

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