Plan now, go later: Top 20 Bucket-List Breaks and Events for the Ultimate Luxury Gifts to Give and Receive

What are the finest Bucket-List trips you’re longing to give—and take? We pick our favourites, from London to Venice on the Orient-Express to a luxury Alaskan cruise before the glaciers melt. These are dreams that stay with you for life. Here we list the very best. 1. Alaska Cruise The raw, unspoiled beauty of the […]

Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons: best rates at Raymond Blanc’s renowned hotel: a French coup de Foudre and an iconic venue for celebrations in the English countryside

Can any lover of good food resist the chance to savour Raymond Blanc’s cuisine at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons, and to stay the night? We think not; so we have arranged for our members to do just that. If you have an anniversary or special occasion in mind, this is an excellent place […]

Plan now, go later: Top 20 Bucket-List Breaks and Events for the Ultimate Luxury Gifts to Give and Receive

What are the finest Bucket-List trips you’re longing to give—and take? We pick our favourites, from London to Venice on the Orient-Express to a luxury Alaskan cruise before the glaciers melt. These are dreams that stay with you for life. Here we list the very best. 1. Alaska Cruise The raw, unspoiled beauty of the […]

Join us on The Royal Scotsman, a Belmond train, one of the world’s most luxurious and exclusive, for a magical five-day rail journey to see Scotland’s classic splendours

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. This fabulous five-day, four-night Scotland’s Classic Splendours trip aboard The Royal Scotsman, a Belmond train, is […]

Join us on the luxurious, historic Belmond British Pullman train in December 2022 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 Thursday, December 1, 2022, 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, […]

Stylish Cotswolds manor-house retreat: Calcot & Spa, near Tetbury, Gloucestershire: enjoy one of our Members’ favourite hotels with excellent CountryClubuk rates

One of our Members’ favourite country-house hotels, the luxurious 14th-century Calcot & Spa stands in its own private 220-acre estate only 10 minutes’ drive from HRH The Prince of Wales’s Highgrove Estate, making this an ideal manor-house hotel in which to stay when visiting the Royal Gardens, and the Cotswolds at large. Warm hospitality and […]

The Savoy London: best rates saving hundreds of pounds, with free room upgrade and a bottle of wine on the house at ‘one of the Great Hotels of the World: unbeatable Members-only rates

Francis Fulford reviews The Savoy, London, where our Members receive the very best deals on accommodation. 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 for its […]

Langham London: best rates at ‘the first Grand Hotel in Europe’: exclusive advantageous CountryClubuk rates, higher categories with complientary 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 Ritz London, best 5-star hotel in Piccadilly: Members enjoy special rates, a complimentary bottle of Champagne to welcome you—and a 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 […]

Stay at the five-star Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa overlooking the 17th fairway on the world’s most famous golf course: surely the best place to be in St Andrews: and our Members enjoy exclusive Club rates

The legendary Old Course at St Andrews is where every golfer wants to be, and this is how to stay there, in five-star luxury overlooking the 17th fairway—in a room with a view at the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa, another golfing legend! From here you have the most historic vistas in world […]

Roseate House (The Royal Park), elegant Grade II townhouse in ‘quite the finest street’, overlooking Hyde Park: Rates from £159 for two with breakfast and free room upgrade

Set on the edge of Hyde Park, in Westbourne Terrace, W2—once described as ‘quite the finest street in London’—Roseate House is an elegant boutique hotel created from three Grade II listed townhouses. Dating from 1842, the buildings have been totally restored and now have stunning interiors combining luxurious furnishings with the latest technology. The beds […]

Fitzrovia Hotel, a traditional hidden gem in a quiet oasis in London’s West End | Rooms from £102 for two with free English breakfast and room upgrade

A handsome traditional wood-panelled four-star hotel, the Fitzrovia Hotel is a hidden gem and a longtime Members’ favourite. Recently refurbished, it is a comfortable oasis with some 90 rooms in easy walking distance of Oxford Circus, Regent Street and Bond Street. Not far from the BBC in Portland Place, and Harley Street for the medical […]

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh—The Caledonian: an Edinburgh icon with fabulous views of the Castle, luxurious guest rooms and fine dining—and current holder of Scotland’s Leading Hotel Title in the World Travel Awards

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 […]

The Gore, Kensington: best rates for Club Members in country-house style in the most photographed, romantic hotel in London, with the glamour of Judy Garland

Step into the boutique Gore Hotel, a two-minute walk from the Royal Albert Hall, and you will think you are in the private country home of an aristocratic family, eccentricities and all. This is no ‘corporate’ hotel—far from it. It breathes warmth and character from every wood panel, every doorknob and every slightly risqué picture […]

Lindeth Howe, Beatrix Potter’s family home on the banks of Lake Windermere in the Lake District: CountryClubuk Members enjoy free two-night breaks at this favourite hotel

An all-time favourite with our Members, this charming small Edwardian country house hotel was once home to Beatrix Potter. It stands above the banks of Lake Windermere, a few minutes’ walk from the picturesque steamboat jetty which ferries passengers around the Lake. A comfortable, airy four-star hotel, it offers the most delicious and plentiful food, […]

One Aldwych: best rates at this superb five-star hotel in London’s Covent Garden: beautifully newly refurbished, it’s a delight to stay in this stunning independent hotel

A stylish, tranquil retreat from the hubbub of Covent Garden—and only a few minutes’ walk from the delights of the Royal Opera House—One Aldwych occupies the grand Edwardian building that was once home to the Morning Post newspaper and, more recently, Lloyds Bank. Now totally refurbished, the sleek, contemporary furnishings work well with the classical […]

The Pelham, fabulous 5-star design hotel in South Kensington: Exclusive Club rates for two including breakfast and complimentary room upgrade

The Pelham is the perfect five-star South Kensington pad. A smart townhouse hotel in the salubrious end of town, it is ideal for Members who are culture vultures and/or ardent shoppers. Fabulously feminine, distinctly English, elegant and original, The Pelham is a home from home—three townhouses in one—close enough to the Knightsbridge shops for our […]

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: fully booked and sailed

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 booked by June 30, 2021! (For more cruises […]

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 […]

Nobu Hotel London Portman Square: stylish, contemporary new five-star hotel with a Nobu restaurant taking over from the famous Nobu Berkeley Street: good news for gourmets!

Nobu has opened a five-star hotel and restaurant in Portman Square, London. It’s as elegant and glamorous as one would expect, a landmark hotel in a fabulous central location, offering world-class cuisine and service. For those who love Nobu’s amazingly good food and style, it’s a dream destination—this is, after all, successor to Nobu’s famous […]

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 […]

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 completed: 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 Wellington Hotel by Blue Orchid, smart townhouse hotel in leafy Vincent Square, Belgravia | Rooms from £122 for two with free English breakfast and free room upgrade

The Wellington Hotel by Blue Orchid is rather a gem—a smart contemporary townhouse within a magnificent Edwardian building, once home to the College of Theology. It stands in peaceful surroundings next door to another Members’ favourite, the Rochester, in Westminster’s leafy Vincent Square. It offers an oasis of calm in the heart of Central London, […]

The Rochester by Blue Orchid, boutique townhouse 4-star hotel in leafy Vincent Square, Belgravia | Rooms from £105 for two with free English breakfast and free room upgrade

In a tranquil location overlooking leafy Vincent Square, the Rochester by Blue Orchid is a comfortable four-star hotel just minutes from Victoria’s rail and Underground stations and within walking distance of Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey. It has hosted the England Cricket Team, among others, and is well liked by our Members. Each room has […]

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 […]

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 […]

A New World Travel Event for September 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: sold out and event successfully concluded, please see new date in April 2023

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Award-winning Blackaddie House, by England’s first Michelin Star chef, on the banks of a Dumfriesshire salmon river

The award-winning Blackaddie House Hotel stands in mature gardens running down to the banks of the River Nith, one of our finest salmon and sea trout rivers, at Sanquhar, in the rolling hills of southwest Scotland.

 It is a real find, and we are delighted to have it as a premier hotel in our Free […]