Only 45 minutes from London, this luxury county house-style hotel offers a tranquil retreat set in Capability Brown’s sculpted gardens. There’s a famous golf course, a sumptuous spa and two restaurants. Ask for a tour of the spots used in famous films, including Layer Cake, Goldfinger and Bridget Jones’s Diary. From £285 per room.
Park Road, Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire SL2 4PG; 01753 717171; stokepark.com