A British boutique staycation – The Hovel countryside retreat
Staycations and minimoons are becoming increasingly popular. Many of us that live in London long to escape the fast paced, polluted city to fresh air as and when we can. We want to see green… And I don’t mean visiting parks with the rest of the capital’s population!
Just one hour away from central London you can be immersed in pure, scenic, Warwickshire countryside. Accessible but rural, rustic but modern, a barn but luxury: The Hovel Barn set on a working farm, just outside of Coventry is the perfect private retreat. Nestled in a vibrant vineyard, the little barn seems a world away from hustle and bustle, however it is actually ideally located in close proximity to both Birmingham NEC and airport!
Decorated like your dreamiest Pintrest board, this converted countryside getaway is ideal for both a cosy Christmas holiday or British summer vacation with its underfloor heating and hot tub. One of our favourite elements has to be the hotel concierge bolero luggage cart, currently home to an on trend, large succulent and a wardrobe for the snuggly soft hot tub robes.
Relax in the boutique style apartment. Sip champagne at the beautiful breakfast bar whilst perched on the contemporary, upholstered, velvet bar stools or, lounge the matching green velvet sofa under the light of a beautifully quirky, fringed, flamingo lamp?!
The renovation of this stunning holiday cottage is supported by a rural conservation group as part of a best of their British program, and rightly so – some 100 yards away you’ll find organic cows, chickens and rolling fields. Here you most certainly get a taste of living the good life!
Fitted with a sleek kitchen and all amenities you can hide away here all weekend or, with wonderful walks and many pretty places to visit locally, host Jane, pro baker and previously an agronomist in another life can advise on the best eateries around. Alternatively, during the summer months enjoy Al fresco dining, barbequing and the sunset from the perfect patio area.
A romantic getaway, once in a lifetime farm stay or even a pre-flight pad, if you’re looking for luxury this is the perfect place for you. Find “The Hovel” on AirBnb and Instagram @Thehovelbarn and book your boutique stay.
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