Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 10 July 2014

The 50 best weekend retreats

Lainston House Hotel
For a very English weekend away and a classy approach to the romantic break, David Else recommends Lainston House Hotel, which he calls 'a quintessential country house hotel, complete with manicured gardens, croquet lawn and fly-fishing on the chalky streams of the nearby rivers Itchen and Test.'
Where Lainston House Hotel, Sparsholt, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 2LT (01962 776088; www.lainstonhouse.com)
How much From £245 room only

Whether it’s fine dining at a luxury London hotel or a romantic break in Snowdonia, Holly Williams gets you away from it all

This week's panel:

David Else is the author of the ‘Lonely Planet Guide to Great Britain’;

Sophie Lam is deputy travel editor of ‘The Independent’;

James Lohan is founder of the website Mr & Mrs Smith ( www.mrandmrssmith.com);

Sarah Miller is editor of ‘Condé Nast Traveller’ magazine

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