Calcot Manor Hotel, Cotswold, UKSponsored
Vibe: An indulgent country-house getaway.
Setting: 220 acres of private countryside, between the antiques mecca of Tetbury and the sweeping scarps of Dursley and Wotton.
Why parents love it: Blissful treatments in the spa and fine dining in the Conservatory restaurant – room monitors link to reception, so you can chat freely over Chablis. And the kids won’t go hungry: the hotel’s Gumstool pub offers tasty crowd-pleasing fare.
Why kids love it: There’s everything from toys to craft classes and PlayStations at the kids’ club, as well as cinema screenings. Outside is a playground, and woods for den-building; plus, there are tennis courts, electric bikes, horseriding and an indoor pool (restricted times).
Insider tip: There’s a glorious valley of crenellated manor houses and secret lakes to explore, below Newington Bagpath.
Find out more: i-escape.com