Heavenly Retreats to Rent in the New Year

Heavenly Retreats to Rent in the New Year

As we settle into 2024 and the start of new chapters, the promise of heavenly hideaways and luxury escapes inspires excitement and anticipation. As perfect for winter breaks as summer sojourns, our collection of heavenly retreats to rent in 2024 calls for the dreamiest departures from the everyday.

Whether you are seeking a dog-friendly cottage in a country idyll, a sensational sea-view cabin for two on a salt-kissed clifftop, or a magnificent stately home for all your family and friends, savour magical moments and create unforgettable memories with a luxury stay in beautiful locations across the UK.

Dover’s Rise, Chipping Campden

The beautiful interiors of Dover's Rise, Chipping Campden | Boutique Retreats 

For the seekers of country escapism, the five-bedroom Dover’s Rise is a dream come true. Set on the edge of the idyllic Cotswolds town of Chipping Campden, this luxurious, dog-friendly retreat for ten reflects Cotswolds traditional charm on the outside with honey-hued stone and dormer windows, and stars gorgeous, contemporary cottage interiors with exposed beams, flagstone floors and wood burning stoves. A charming space for gatherings with family and friends, it’s drawn with spacious rooms, a large garden with sun-soaked terraces and a bubbling alfresco hot tub for those bewitching eves under champagne sunsets. With close proximity to a delightful seventeenth-century inn and surrounded by rolling countryside, it’s hard to find a more enthralling setting to flee the ordinary with your favourite people.

Winscombe Court, Mendip Hills

An aerial view of Winscombe Court, Mendip Hills | Boutique Retreats

Dreaming of fairytales this year? A magical manor in the heart of the Mendip Hills, Winscombe Court rests in regal harmony for resplendent retreats. Welcoming twenty guests across ten divine bedrooms, this 250-year-old homestay with two kitchens and a grand dining room evokes storybook charm. Uncover its tapestry of social spaces and cosy corners and explore spectacular grounds. Inside, a swimming pool complex proposes hours of bliss with a pool, sauna and hot tub. Meanwhile a rooftop terrace offers stunning views and somewhere special to watch the sun sink below the horizon. For the energetic, an all-weather tennis court resides in the grounds, and for those hoping for leisurely hours, a myriad of fireside sofas promises indulgent relaxation. 

Spellbound, Cirencester

The beautiful swimming pool in the grounds of Spellbound, Cirencester | Boutique Retreats

For a staycation that’s abundantly spellbinding, seek the sanctuary of the heavenly retreat Spellbound this year. Located on the fringes of the Cotswolds National Landscape close to the market town of Cirencester and just two hours from London, this family and dog-friendly abode for ten guests is the ideal destination for short breaks and long holidays. For halcyon summer days, relax by the outdoor heated swimming pool and soak up the sun on one of the loungers as ice cubes clink in a glass of your favourite tipple. In winter, take soothing dips in the bubbling outdoor hot tub, before making way to the games room or hunkering down in the cinema room for evenings that captivate all generations. Adding warmth and cosiness throughout is underfloor heating and a double-sided wood burning stove.

Ula, Porthleven

Coastal views from the gorgeous living area of Ula, Porthleven | Boutique Retreats

Scandi interiors, sweeping sea views and sumptuous furnishings combine to create Ula, our stunning dog-friendly homestay for two in Porthleven. The most romantic of retreats, this “gem of the sea” promises peace and panoramas from a bubble of cliffside bliss. Wake up to a golden sun scattering shards of light across dancing seas and soak up the atmosphere of this Cornish coastal setting. Only a short walk into the centre of Porthleven, harbourside coffees await for slow mornings by the sea, while leisurely lunches and candlelit dinners are catered for by a wealth of award-winning restaurants in the village. For the walkers, rambling coast paths trail off in either direction from Ula, while for the sea gazers, an endless blue horizon provides the chance to see dolphins and whales cutting through aquamarine seas.

Bellevue, Lulworth Cove

The glass-fronted, contemporary living area of Bellevue, Lulworth Cove | Boutique Retreats

The road to Lulworth leads you to Bellevue. A heavenly blend of thatch, stone and glass, this beautiful abode presents upside-down living and combines the traditional and the contemporary for a homestay that is uniquely appealing. Sleeping up to six guests across three bedrooms, it proposes a captivating haven in which to host romantic retreats and laughter-filled get-togethers with your closest coterie. Welcome the New Year with mindful moments rooted in the present, indulging in luxurious lie-ins between cloud-soft linens and soul-warming soaks in the outdoor hot tub. Treat yourself to carefree explorations of the nearby Jurassic Coastline and recline in the calming embrace of Bellevue’s interiors upon your return, ready for delicious repasts rustled up in the stunning glass-fronted kitchen.

Olea, Arundel

The beautiful thatched Olea in Arundel | Boutique Retreats

Fall in love with the irresistible charm of Olea, a fairytale thatched cottage for two, close to the ancient town of Arundel in West Sussex. Crowned with thatch and draped in climbing roses, it exudes novel-worthy appeal and inspires awe, beckoning for winsome tales ensconced in countryside. Inside, authentic period charm and luxurious modern comforts seamlessly combine with exposed stone walls, flagstone floors and open shelves lined with vintage décor. Curl up one of the fireside sofas with your favourite book or relax in the suntrap courtyard beneath hanging plants with a glass of something crisp. For untold adventures, head out to explore the nearby village of Amberley or further afield to Goodwood, the South Downs National Park or the West Sussex coastline and weave magical memories into your escape.

Kai, Lake District

Kai's alfresco hot tub and countryside views, Penrith | Boutique Retreats

There are few places more bewitching than the Lake District for heavenly retreats. A land shaped by bracken-scored fells and majestic glacial lakes, this jaw-dropping National Park is exquisite in its raw beauty. Sitting pretty in the picturesque countryside surrounding Penrith on the edge of the Lakes, Kai tempts for rejuvenating solo getaways and retreats for two. Set within a 1,500-acre historic estate in the Eden Valley, it presents uninterrupted countryside views from its large windows and affords a glorious base from which to explore and relax. Flow through unforgettable days of adventure in the National Park and spend laidback evenings relishing the home comforts of this serene sanctuary. With an open fire and wood-fired hot tub to soothe the soul and a wealth of home comforts, retreats are designed to be savoured here.

Corry Bothy, Isle of Skye

Gorgeous loch views from the kitchen of Corry Bothy, Isle of Skye | Boutique Retreats

Overlooking the mesmerising sight of Broadford Bay on the Isle of Skye, the dog-friendly Corry Bothy frames enchanting views of loch and mountains. A one-bedroom Hebridean hideaway of otherworldly allure, it nestles within the hull of a former fisherman’s shelter and sits within a three-hundred-year-old estate. Step across heated floors to enjoy the cosy interiors, where Nordic infusions meet contemporary style. Composed of a glass-fronted entrance with comfortable seating, a main living area with a crackling wood burning stove, a perfectly proportioned kitchen and diner, and an irresistibly cosy bedroom, no detail is left uncovered. For the most extraordinary escape, the gardens merge with private estate and rolling wilderness, looking across the sea-kissed islands and mountains beyond.

Apple Blossom House, Exeter

The sumptuous interiors of Apple Blossom House, Exeter | Boutique Retreats

For the finest homestays with family and friends, turn your attention towards the picture-perfect Apple Blossom House. A three-bedroom paradise in the heart of Devonshire countryside yet only eight miles from Exeter, it offers the best of all worlds for city glamour and country forays. For the lovers of nature, Apple Blossom’s fifteen acres of verdant gardens provide an idyllic playground for picnics and strolls, knitted with woodland, grassy meadows, orchards and waterways. Meanwhile, for those who can’t wait to cosy up inside, the beautifully curated interiors mingle soothing tones, open beams, wooden floors and plump furnishings for laidback daydreams. The heart of the home, the gorgeous country kitchen is especially popular with family chefs, with plentiful accoutrements, spacious oak-topped units, and a seven-ring gas range with a double oven for the most delicious feasts.

Fika, Whitsand Bay

The ocean-view hot tub and deck of Fika, Whitsand Bay | Boutique Retreats

Located in Whitsand Bay in the southeastern reaches of Cornwall, our fabulous Fika simply takes the breath away. A coastal paradise set high above sapphire seas, this dream abode lends itself perfectly to solo escapes and romantic retreats. Sweep past a backdrop of the most spectacular sea views to reach the front door and step into a light-filled dream world adorned with tranquil tones and organic textures. On sun-soaked days, open up the sliding doors and step outside onto the private wood deck, basking in far-reaching views from the sweet table and chairs, relaxing recliners or outdoor hot tub. Branch out to explore the beauty of the Rame Peninsula, and when the sun bids its adieu for the day, return to your beach-inspired bolthole to relish moments in Fika’s luxurious cocoon.

Brick House Farm, Hereford

One of Brick House Farm's beautiful bedrooms with a freestanding bath | Boutique Retreats

A games room, cinema room, alfresco hot tub and symphony of welcoming rooms paint the picture of Brick House Farm. A gorgeous homestay in leafy Herefordshire, this family and dog-friendly retreat for fourteen possesses a uniquely captivating quality and calls for dreamlike reviviscence surrounded by countryside. Encapsulating cottage living on a grand scale, it has everything you could need for socialising and relaxing, including luxurious living and dining spaces, six impeccably curated bedrooms, and generous outdoor spaces for sun-soaked reveries. Make use of the outdoor games equipment for Blyton-esque afternoons of football, croquet and badminton, enjoy chargrilled feasts on the BBQ or wholesome repasts cooked in the handsome kitchen, and settle down with your favourite movie and bowls of butter-kissed popcorn for cherished moments together.

Dreaming of a luxury escape in 2024? Take a look at our collection of heavenly retreats in the UK. 


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