Hotel of the month: Coombe End Manor
At some point we’ve all imagined having a retreat to ourselves; a secluded stay away from home, far from the madding crowd, somewhere to trade fast-paced city life for rural romanticism. Just such a place is Coombe End Manor, a private luxury manor house with monastic roots dating to the 15th century. Set in 1,000 hectares of sprawling woodland and landscaped gardens in the heart of the Cotswolds, the estate offers undisturbed tranquility. It is essentially the respite we’ve all been searching for – and it’s less than 100 miles from London.