Like a more perfect version of the ideal English country manor, Le Manoir is somewhere you'll never want to leave, and spend every anniversary wanting to return to.


Owned by chef Raymond Blanc, the two Michelin-starred restaurant is booked solid for much of the year (don't worry, they hold tables for hotel guests).

The rooms are equally top-notch and combine a mixture of country house classic (all plush soft furnishings and heavy drapes and names like Hyacinth), with exotic fantasy suites, such as Rouge et Noir (pictured) and Jade, where you are greeted by an oversized bonsai tree!

he pretty Japanese tea garden is made for a post-lunch/pre-dinner stroll and there's croquet set up on the lawn to fill any extra idle hours. You'd be mad to stray out of the hotel's blissful bubble.


WOW FACTOR: The Le Manoir breakfast - a stomach-rumbling display of every meat, fruit, cheese and bread imaginable - is definitely worth setting your alarm for. You'll want time to do a few courses!

GO: Doubles from £515, B&B (