Weekend escapes: Part I

Cosy cabins, spectacular spas and festive city breaks – we have your pre Christmas weekend escape plan covered in our 2 part guide and no passport required.

Dreamy B&Bs

Whitehouse Farm Cottage. Binfield, Berks. The beautiful B&B offers perfect privacy in 2 charming suites, and a very cosy single in the main house. A gorgeous garden bolthole run by entertaining owners - fun! 

24 Saxe-Coburg Place. An elegant B&B situated in the heart of Scotland’s Capital, Edinburgh. This beautifully presented self contained accommodation is set in one the most pleasant and quite Georgian squares in Edinburgh. A great choice for shopping too! 

Number One PortHill. Hertford. Hertfordshire. This glorious Georgian Grade II town house is just 30 minutes from London, in the charming town of Hertford. 

(Image: Number One PortHill)

What we'd wear:

Silk Grandad Shirt, Skinny Cords, Pebble Dress, Stripe Pyjamas, Sheepskin Scuffs, Hush Travel Candle, Lucia Soap, Chelsea Boots

Luxury home stays

We have selected our favourite from the gorgeous website uniquehomestays.com and picked our festive favourites for you to enjoy:

MOONTIDE, Whitsand Bay, Cornwall, United Kingdom Moontide is a luxury self-catering beach hut tucked into the Cliffside overlooking Whitsand Bay in the “forgotten corner” of Cornwall. Look forward lazy mornings under the covers gazing out to sea, long days on the beach and relaxed al fresco suppers on the wrap-around deck. Sleeps: Up to 2 guests

WILDERNESS COTTAGE Nr Llangadog, Wales, United Kingdom Perched on the edge of the Black Mountain area of the Brecon Beacons, Wilderness Cottage boasts a truly stunning setting. Sleeps: Up to 4 guests Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests Pets: One well-behaved dog

THE HOP STORE Herefordshire, Cotswolds, United Kingdom The Hop Store is idyllically situated on one of the last remaining hop farms in the UK, not far from Ledbury in Herefordshire, bordering the beautiful Cotswolds.

TWO BARE FEET Nr Holywell Bay, Cornwall, United Kingdom A New Zealand inspired love nest near Holywell Bay in Cornwall. Cosying-up by the log fire after a skinny dip in the outside bathtub will have you slip into a world of the sublime at this unique self-catering holiday home. Sleeps: Up to 2 guests

(Image: Two Bare Feet)

What we'd wear:

Star Pyjamas, Gold Star Jumper, Knitted Lounge Trousers, Lucia Soap, Hush Travel Candle, Weekend Bag, Tipped Long Bed Socks, Trick Boots.

The ultimate pre Christmas treats: Our Spa Selection and City Stars to follow tomorrow…..