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UK Countryside Getaway Spots For Ladies Who Do More Than Lunch

Sometimes you just need to get away with your ladies and enjoy a long weekend of girl talk, spa treatments, long walks in the countryside, and bubbly-sipping garden picnics. Whether you’re into farmhouses, Scottish castles, luxury mansions, or old-fashioned English estates, we’ve got some incredible UK countryside spots for you to explore with your ladies. One thing’s for sure. London won’t be calling any time soon, since you’ll be too occupied soaking up the countryside.
 
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Cornwell Manor

If you’re heading to the countryside with the ladies, you’ll want to be sure to plan a stroll through the gardens at Cornwell Manor. Featured in The Holiday, this gorgeous manse is also available for overnight stays. Be sure to bring something to wear for a dip in the pool!
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Soho Farmhouse

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
If a countryside girls getaway sounds a little too old-fashioned for you, consider Soho Farmhouse your perfect alternative. Whether you choose to stay in the cozy cabins, the 7-bedroom farmhouse, glamp in the bell tents, or bunk up in the 4-bed farm cottage, there’s plenty of relaxing to be done on this cool, contemporary property.
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Barnsley House Hotel

You might have trouble convincing your friends that it’s time to head back home after a stay at Barnsley House in the Cotswolds. This 18-room manse is about as dreamy as it gets, with perfectly modern interiors and award-winning gardens. We’d love to be sipping champagne with the best of ‘em in these sweet digs.
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Aynhoe Park

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For the playful and the imaginative, Aynhoe Park is a world to be discovered. Within these stately walls lies an extensive collection of sculptures and taxidermy, while outside your butler draws a hot tub on the lawn under the canopy of stars above. This is one girls getaway that’s anything but typical.
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The Manor at Old Down Estate

Situated in the South West countryside, The Manor at Old Down Estate has panoramic views across the River Severn to Wales. Choose from a stay inside the classically appointed manor or the cute garden cottage, either perfectly luxurious for a weekend getaway with your best friends.
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Port Eliot Estate

Why simply watch Downton Abbey when you can stay in an estate that’s almost identical? Grab the girls, pack your bags full of fancy hats, and prepare to be ladies of the manor for a weekend in St. Germans. Thousand-year-old Port Eliot Estate is too stately to miss.
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Ellenborough Park

You and the girls can live like royalty for a weekend at this luxury hotel in the Cotswolds. Explore the old racecourse history or soak up some poolside hangtime with your besties at this gorgeous English estate.
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Kingston Estate

This classic Georgian countryside estate is surrounded by picturesque rolling hills and gorgeous gardens. Spend the weekend in the mansion or pile up with the girls for a sleepover in one of the nine cottages.
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Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'saisons

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If you’re after a foodie centric girls getaway, check out the Michelan-star restaurant at Belmond Le Manoir in Oxfordshire for a meal that’s as unforgettable as the surroundings. With about a thousand wine bottles to choose from, we’d say there’s likely to be a rosé worth saying, “yes way,” to.
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Firle Place

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Sprawling across the South Downs National Park, Firle Place offers a series of accommodations from glamping to cozy inns and farmhouses. Choose your own adventure for a weekend of fun with your favorite femmes.
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Pennard House

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Perfectly posh Pennard sets the stage for this Sommerset beauty. Take your pick of accommodations from the glamping Tipis or the stately Georgian Manor House. Surely you and the ladies with be sipping on tea with your little fingers up soon after check-in.
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Voewood

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An Arts and Crafts style home built in 1905, Voewood is set in the woodland just off the North Norfolk coastline. With fifteen rooms that vary in eclectic and modern décor, the small boutique hotel feels like home when you fill it with a group of your best gals.
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Cliveden House

Berkshire, United Kingdom
Pop a few bottles of bubbly in anticipation of this trip to Berkshire with your favorite babes. From the stunning estate and gardens to the three-bedroom cottage, Cliveden House is all luxury. Built in 1666 by the second Duke of Buckingham as a gift to his mistress, this spot is a perfectly glamorous setting for a weekend full of girl talk.
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Lime Wood Hotel

Hampshire, United Kingdom
This charming sun-filled inn could be just the reset you’ve been searching for. Head to Hampshire with your besties and spend the weekend laughing about city life while getting pampered. You might even try your hand at fly-fishing, because why not?
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Mapperton

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Gather the girls and take a step back a few centuries to this fine 1540s estate in the Dorset countryside. Enjoy breakfast on the croquet lawn and sip on afternoon tea in the orangery, stroll past the medieval church and explore the gorgeous gardens. Sounds like we made it up, right?
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Buckland Tout- Saints Hotel

If relaxing by the coast and enjoying picnics in some seriously stunning gardens is your idea of a good time with the gals, head to Buckland Tout Saints. This luxury boutique hotel in the countryside of the Devon South Hams is what girls getaway goals are made of.
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The Pig Hotel

Brockenhurst, United Kingdom
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One of Hampshire’s hottest culinary destinations boasts a beautiful boutique hotel in the countryside. Book a private dinner for the girls, roll into the big fluffy beds, and wake up in time for epic spa treatments. What more could you possibly want in a girls getaway?
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Cowadray House

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Why bother being Lady of the Manor when you can be a group of ladies at the Cowdray House? This incredible spot in the West Sussex countryside is an ideal place to spend a leisurely weekend dipping into the indoor and outdoor swimming pools, battling on the tennis courts, and taking over the private bowling alley.
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Lunga House

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This 16th century Scottish seaside castle has that cozy vibe you’re aiming for in a girls getaway spot. With small villages nearby, everything about this experience is sure to be quaint and calming.
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Osea Island

Essex, United Kingdom
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Just off the coast of Southeast England, Osea Island is a perfect getaway for a gaggle of girls who love to be by the sea. The island is home to multiple cottages and mansions, a charming village, and a whole lot of seaworthy adventures. 
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The Byre at Inchyra

An 18th century Scottish estate and country house, The Byre at Inchyra is surrounded by private forest and woodland. If you’re searching for a home far away from home that can accommodate a group of ladies who are up for adventure, this could be your jam.
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