Make way for snug and cosy weekends in the UK countryside. Walks, roll-top baths and roaring fires optional.

Summer may be long gone but there’s still the prospect of those cool, crisp but still sunny winter weekends.

Book yourself a cozy British bolt hole for a spot of luxury – after all, in winter we can legitimately justify spending entire days indoors lounging, reading, and, er, more lounging in front of a roaring log fire should things turn a bit nippy 0utdoors.

For those who prefer the town to country, No. 131 in the heart of Gloucestershire spa town Cheltenham will keep you stylishly snug. Soak up its Regency-meets-rock’n’roll vibe at bar and eatery Crazy Eights – one of the town’s hippest new hangouts.

Foodies and families can run wild at The Pig Near Bath in Somerset, with sprawling grounds and farmyard environs complete with kitchen gardens and livestock.

Finally, adventure seekers can get well off the beaten track at the mainland’s most northern coastline at The Inn at John O’Groats. Alternatively head to Lundies House, also Northern Scotland where you can feast on local flavors and explore the rugged surroundings. Breathtaking Scottish landscapes, epic views and considered contemporary design are sure to blow away any cobwebs.