We think there’s something irresistibly special about historic retreats.
When you stay in one, you become part of its story… the atmosphere is heavy with traditions past, and there’s a tempting glimpse into how life was once lived.
Yet in most cases, you’ll also be surrounded by modern luxuries that allow you to relax and savour everything your unique retreat has to offer.
We’ve rounded up some of our favourite historic havens, including captivating castles, divinely converted churches – and even a luxurious lightship! – to help you write your own compelling holiday story.
Author: Nina Jervis
Main image: The Gothic Church | Somerset