The 10 Winter Retreats Worth Leaving London For

As much as we love London town, occasionally it can get a bit much. We’ve learned to stoically embrace £4.50 coffees, inexplicable tube standstills, and people who point-blank refuse to walk on the left of the escalators with a stiff upper lip. After all, we’re British. But, there comes a time when even the most hardened of Londoners needs a cheeky getaway.
And, since we’re tough on the outside but softies underneath, a beautifully bucolic bolt-hole is just what the doctor ordered. Luckily there are an abundance of cosy country retreats, all within an hour of the big city, ready to be escaped to and explored. Just think of all those cream teas and crackling fires! It’s almost enough to make us give up the tube for good…

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