Hotel Brunelleschi: luxurious, historic, and looking out over the Duomo in the very heart of Florence

‘They’re giving me a room at the Brunelleschi’ So wrote Dan Brown in his novel The Da Vinci Code. The novelist returned to the hotel twice in his new novel, Inferno—and now it is our handpicked four-star hotel in Florence, undoubtedly among the finest in this art capital of Europe. The Hotel Brunelleschi is the […]

New World Travel Event: Join us for a sparkling and luxurious six-star Regent Seven Seas cruise from Rome to Venice from October 2-11, 2022

We are delighted to invite you to join us on a luxurious nine-night Regent Seven Seas cruise showcasing European history, archaeology, culture, art, music, Nature, fine wine, gourmet cuisine, elegance, style and beauty: and all at the exclusive advantageous CountryClubuk rate—with two free suite upgrades if you book by June 30, 2021! The date is […]

Join our Private Visits to HRH The Prince of Wales’s world renowned Garden at Highgrove, followed by a delicious Champagne Lunch or Afternoon Tea: new dates announced!

We are honoured to announce new invitations for Private Visits to the Royal Garden at HRH The Prince of Wales’s Estate at Highgrove. Our previous dates sold to our Members immediately, with a very long waiting list—so we are thrilled to be invited on new dates so that our Members need not be disappointed. After […]

Grinkle Park, a fine sporting baronial mansion in its own parkland estate in North Yorkshire

Grinkle Park in North Yorkshire—a superb baronial mansion-house hotel and a welcome addition to our Free Breaks Portfolio—has also won the national award for Good Shoot Hotel. The accolades cover everything from ‘brilliant hospitality’ to ‘excellent rooms’ to ‘fantastic accomodation, wine cellar, bar and food’—plus excellent, well-run shooting on the Grinkle Park Estate, one of […]

The Ritz London, best 5-star hotel in Piccadilly: Club rates save you up to £600 for two with complimentary bottle of Champagne and complimentary room upgrade

Asked to name a great hotel—not only in London but the world—and most people think of The Ritz. For style, gracious living, impeccable service and social cachet, it has no equal. It is one of our Members’ all-time favourite hotels—the perfect location for a luxurious stay and a celebration of any kind. And as our […]

A New World Travel Event for 2022: Take the world’s most glamorous, historic rail journey: the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express from London to Venice: Five-day exclusive holiday and stay at Ca’ Sagredo private palazzo on the Grand Canal

Join us for five wonderful, exciting days, sleep the night aboard the ‘King of Trains, and the Train of Kings’ as it travels to Venice, be pampered by your personal steward, revel in its history of spies and intrigue, and enjoy gourmet dining, fine wines and spellbinding views of the Alps. Then reach Venice and […]

Bauer Palazzo, a palace in one of the best locations in Venice, overlooking the Grand Canal near San Marco Piazza: Members enjoy exclusive rates at this historic and palatial five-star hotel

Always when day-dreaming of Venice, the luminous, liquid paintings by Canaletto drift into mind. Not only water sets this cityscape apart, but architecture—rising from those translucent blues and greys are the domes of Byzantine churches, the marble of the High Renaissance, and the Baroque, and the pale pink palaces which look out on to the […]

The Biltmore Mayfair opens at one of London’s most prized addresses, 44 Grosvenor Square, Mayfair: site of the famous announcement of the Duke of Wellington’s victory over the French in the Battle of Waterloo

Prestigious 44 Grosvenor Square Mayfair has long been one of our Members’ favourite London addresses. It was here that news of the Duke of Wellington’s defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte’s army at the Battle of Waterloo was announced to the then Prime Minister, the Earl of Liverpool, who was dining there with the Cabinet. And in […]

Edwardian splendour, contemporary comfort and style in the heart of the City of York: The Grand, Yorkshire’s only five-star hotel

If you could choose a perfect place to stay in the beautiful and historic city of York, The Grand would be it. Standing resplendent by the mediaeval Bar walls, within walking distance of the Minster and the railway station, The Grand is well named—an historic work of art in its own right, Grade II Listed […]

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh—The Caledonian: an Edinburgh icon with fabulous views of the Castle, luxurious guest rooms and fine dining

To stay in the heart of Edinburgh, one of Europe’s loveliest capitals, beside its showcase landmark, Edinburgh Castle, is magical. To see the golden sun set on the castle walls from the windows of your own private room or suite makes it even more amazing—what a view this is! And as a Member of CountryClubuk […]

Exclusive CountryClubuk Private Salmon Fishing & Sporting House Party at wonderful Amhuinnsuidhe Castle on the Isle of Harris: the dates, July 16-23, 2021: fully booked and successful event underway: watch out for new dates

You are invited to join the eagerly awaited CountryClubuk Salmon Fishing & Sporting House Party in the splendour of Amhuinnsuidhe Castle, on the Isle of Harris, for the prime week of July 16 to July 23, 2021. Set in the magnificent mountains of the 55,000-acre North Harris estate in the Outer Hebrides, this is one […]

The Savoy London, ‘one of the Great Hotels of the World’: Unbeatable Members’ rates with complimentary room upgrade and free bottle of wine—and free Champagne in Kaspar’s restaurant

Francis Fulford reviews The Savoy, London, where our Members receive the very best deals on accommodation and dining. The Savoy would surely figure in anybody’s list of ‘Great Hotels of the World’, not only because of the attention to detail for which it has always been famous (it makes its own beds, for instance), or […]

To the ‘Golden Bee’ of Sardinia: Abi d’Oru, the first five-star hotel on the Costa Esmerelda, and still a gracious, upscale resort overlooking the white sand beach and turquoise waters of the Gulf of Marinella

An ancient crossroads between East and West, Sardinia emerged from mystery and obscurity in the 1960s with the creation of the Costa Smeralda by the Aga Khan—and historic Abi d’Oru was the first hotel to be built here on the northern coast. This high-class resort has been welcoming guests for five-star relaxation and pleasures, combined […]

Join us on The Royal Scotsman, a Belmond train, one of the world’s most luxurious and exclusive, for a magical five-day journey to see Scotland’s classic splendours: the rail journey starts on July 21, 2021, from Waverley Station, Edinburgh: fully booked and new date arranged

Explore the breathtaking scenery, the great lochs, glens, coasts and castles of Scotland in fine Edwardian style and five-star comfort aboard the Royal Scotsman, a Belmond train—and visit HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother’s family seat at Glamis Castle. The date is July 21, 2021, and this fabulous five-day, four-night Scotland’s Classic Splendours trip aboard […]

Mediterranean sun, sea, sport, spa and space: Enjoy the Award-Winning Rocco Forte Verdura Resort in Sicily: Exclusive CountryClubuk Rates, with Golf on Three Kyle Phillips Golf Courses

For a peaceful and expansive five-star spa, golf, sun and sea destination in Sicily, award-winning Verdura Resort is a dream location. Set on more than 500 acres of beach-side, mountain-ringed Sicilian countryside, amid orange and olive groves and gardens, award-winning championship golf courses, and more than a mile of private Mediterranean coastline, Verdura is an […]

Villa Spalletti Trivelli, Rome, the fabulous palazzo home of a Roman Count and Countess: live as the Romans would like to live: exclusive Club savings of 15% to 35%

There can be no finer place in Rome to stay than the Villa Spalletti Trivelli. It is the elegant family palazzo of a Roman Count and Countess. Neighbours include the Italian President, Giorgio Napolitano, whose 17th-century Palace is just across the leafy park. The Trevi Fountain is a stroll away. At the Villa Spalletti Trivelli, […]

Join us on the luxurious and historic Belmond British Pullman train in December 2021 for a Christmas event to remember—a five-star rail journey from London to Canterbury with fine wining and dining, to see a live candlelit performance of carols in Canterbury Cathedral

We are delighted to invite you aboard the luxurious and historic Belmond British Pullman train on December 16 for a Christmas event to remember—a five-star rail journey from London to Canterbury with fine wining and dining on board, to see a candlelit performance of carols in Canterbury Cathedral. Expect luxury, history, festivities, culture, fine food […]

Celebrate in style with ‘Live at The Ritz’ top-class swing band, candelit dinner and five-star stay in The Ritz London, saving Members over £200 per head!

How to celebrate in style? Why not sit back, listen to a top-rank live swing band and enjoy a sumptuous candlelit dinner before retiring for the night to one of The Ritz’s elegant gilded bedrooms—having been welcomed with a bottle of chilled Champagne! Every Friday and Saturday evening, the Michelin-starred Ritz Restaurant, widely considered one […]

Luxurious, elegant, historic: Belmond Reid’s Palace, Madeira, sun-soaked garden island ‘in perpetual June’: Members enjoy exclusive rates and VIP privileges at this world famous hotel

Warmed by the Gulf Stream, subtropical Madeira is Portugal’s own sun-soaked floating garden isle—and the distinguished luxury hotel Belmond Reid’s Palace is the undisputed queen of the island. Created by an Englishman to accommodate every visiting aristocrat’s needs since opening in 1891, Reid’s Palace stands high on a promontory which commands a sweeping panorama of […]

To Hostal de La Gavina, for the five-star grace and flavour of a Catalonian mansion: Blissful days beside the beach and sea, in the footsteps of Ava Gardner, Frank Sinatra, José Carreras and King Juan Carlos: Elegance, luxury, and exclusive Club rates

Hostal de La Gavina, S'Agaro

Our gracious new hotel on the Mediterranean coast is a privately owned Catalan mansion standing on a rocky promontory on one of the finest beaches in Spain. This, the beautiful Hostal de La Gavina (it means The Seagull), is Catalunya’s only five-star Grand Luxe resort hotel, and it is welcoming our Members with warm Catalan […]

Canaves Oia Hotel & Suites, Santorini, Greek Islands

Canaves Oia Hotel & Suites

For an island of unbridled romance, it is extraordinary to think that Santorini is responsible for the largest single volcanic eruption known to man. An eruption so enormous it created what is now The Caldera, the horseshoe-shaped lagoon around the island, ended the Minoan civilisation on Crete and quite possibly created the legend of Atlantis. […]

Legendary hotel in Monaco: The fabulously glamorous, luxurious 5-star Monte-Carlo Beach: Exclusive CountryClubuk Members’ rates from £169 per person, with free access to the Casino de Monte Carlo

Our favourite Monte Carlo beach hotel has to be the five-star Monte-Carlo Beach, with the best waterfront location of any hotel in Monaco. This ultra-luxurious La Belle Epoque hotel has been on Monaco’s society scene since it opened in the 1920s, and for good reason. As its director, Danièle Garcelon, now says, ‘Our location is […]

The Athenaeum Hotel & Apartments, Mayfair, for suites with a view of Green Park | Rooms from £220 for two

Refreshed and reconfigured, with apartments to one side and a Chelsea Flower Show-style vertical wall garden to the other—you cannot miss it, just walk along Piccadilly and look up!—the five-star Athenaeum Hotel & Apartments is a quiet revelation overlooking Green Park and, from the higher rooms, suites and lounges, Buckingham Palace. It has long been […]

Langham London, a Royal opening for ‘the first Grand Hotel in Europe’: Rooms from £305, higher categories with free Club Lounge

In the year 1865, the future King George V was born, the American Civil War was won, and the Langham Hotel was built as the first ‘Grand Hotel’ in Europe. The opening ceremony was performed by the then Prince of Wales, the future King Edward VII, who entertained actresses Lillie Langtry and Sarah Bernhardt among […]

The Saint James, Château Club in the Heart of Paris

The Saint James Club in Paris extends to our Members the benefits of private membership at its historically important château in the heart of Paris. For business meetings in Paris, the venue and ambience could hardly be more impressive. For pleasure, this superb chateau behind an almost regal gated entrance, surrounding its guests in French […]

Edwardian country-house hotel: Grovefield, an oasis for visits to Burnham, Windsor, Ascot, the Chiltern Hills and more

An Edwardian country house set in private, secluded grounds near Burnham in the Buckinghamshire countryside, and not far from Taplow, Maidenhead and Windsor, Grovefield House hotel is the former home of the London’s famous brewing family, the Fullers. We are delighted to welcome this country-house oasis to our Free Breaks Portfolio. Grovefield makes an ideal […]

Ski and sun: Blissful days and nights in a Palace in Courchevel for the finest ski-in, ski-out sport on Les Trois Vallées: Hotel De Charme Les Airelles

It doesn’t get more glamorous than Courchevel 1850—pristine snowscapes, a finely-crafted Alpine charm and some of the planet’s finest dining combine to make this ski area one of Europe’s most exclusive. And when luxury ski cognoscenti think of the best place to stay in Courchevel, it has to be Palace Les Airelles. One of the […]

Join us on board the world’s most luxurious cruise ship, Regent Seven Seas Explorer, on this 12-night Baltic ‘White Nights’ Cruise to St Petersburg in June 2020: As a CountryClubuk Member you save £4,473pp or more: sold out and sailed

Sail aboard Seven Seas Explorer, the world’s most luxurious cruise ship, on a spectacular six-star 12-night Baltic cruise in 2020, including two days in St Petersburg, starting at the exclusive, unbeatable all-inclusive Club price of from £5,536, saving you from £4,473 per person: this is a truly remarkable and exclusive saving for CountryClubuk Members of up […]

Ca’ Sagredo, a Venetian palace overlooking the Grand Canal: part of Venetian history: blissful nights and days in a palace of fine art, beauty and delight

A Palazzo in Venice: luxury down to a fine art Venice is Europe’s most romantic city; Ca’ Sagredo is a Venetian palace overlooking the Grand Canal, its walls lined with ancient frescoes. Together, the experience is out of this world . . . Drifting like a mirage within its watery realm, Venice is certainly the […]