10 of the Best CoolStays, 2 Hours from London

10 of the Best CoolStays, 2 Hours from London

1st August 2017

If you live inside the M25 then you're actually a fair way from popular holiday destinations in the North and West of the UK, but hop in the car and (traffic permitting) you can discover plenty of amazing places to stay within easy reach. Here's 10 of our favourites that are under 2 hours from London.


Whitstable - Kent

Sleeps 8

Luxury beach-front house in the charming town of Whitstable; where glorious sea views and sunsets await.

Coln Lodge

Near Lechlade - Cotswolds

Sleeps 6-10

Welcome to the Lakes and a designer house, with full concierge services, activities for all and access to a luxurious spa.

Cowley Manor

Cowley - Gloucestershire

Sleeps Up to 4 per room

Cowley Manor - A country house hotel fused with award-winning contemporary design and architecture, Victorian cascades, lakes and gardens that inspired Alice in Wonderland, and a modern spa, all hidden in a secluded Cotswold valley.

The Secret Garden

Bassingbourn - Cambridgeshire

Sleeps 2

The Secret Garden brings stylish, eco-friendly glamping to Hertfordshire – and not so far from historic Cambridge

The House in Hastings

Hastings - East Sussex

Sleeps 10

Fabulous unique interior, comfy luxurious furnishings and a great location make this a cracking holiday home for friends and family.

Boxwood Retreat

Beckley - East Sussex

Sleeps 6

Had enough of the city? Ensconced in woodland and close to the coast, quiet Boxwood Retreat is easy to reach and a pleasure to discover

Admirals Rest

Deal - Kent

Sleeps 4

A boutique, Victorian cottage in the seaside town of Deal, just minutes from the Kent coast and its White Cliffs and sandy bays...

Vista Point

East Preston - West Sussex

Sleeps 9

An architectural gem with 1970s flair, Vista Point may be the ultimate retro holiday home, and has fantastic views of the West Sussex coast

Creeksea Place Barns

Burnham-on-crouch - Essex

Sleeps 2-8 per barn

Eight barns with serious style for parties of all sizes in rural Essex with river views, own gym and spa on site.

Heathfield House

Holmsley - Hampshire

Sleeps 24

A luxury manor house, with excellent concierge services- this elegant manor house is the perfect place for a special celebration.

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