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