Getaways with the gang

Caught in a loop of rearranging that group get-together? 

We’re all in favour of booking a proper mini break with the gang. An official trip that can’t be rain-checked, and a date in the diary to really look forward to. Going anywhere with your best friends is guaranteed to be fun, but you deserve a dreamy, luxury location for your weekend escape together. 

From a country house in Wales to brand new boutique hotels to book before everyone discovers them, we’ve done the research so you don’t have to.

Artist Residence, Bristol

What was a rather desolate, derelict 19th-century boot factory has been given a new lease of life and transformed into a quirky boutique with bags of personality (the fabulous suite, above, from Artist Residence, London will give you a feel for their eclectic style). Situated in Stokes Croft, a mere five minutes from Bristol City Centre, it’s perfect if you want to hit the town for drinks. Opening soon, artistresidence.co.uk

The Dixon, London

An impressive Edwardian building - once home to Tower Bridge Magistrates’ Court - and just a hop and skip from Shakespeare’s Globe and the Tate Modern on London's cultural hub, The Southbank. If you and your friends are looking to stay in the capital, this would be a real treat: the decor is seriously chic. Opening November 2018, thedixon.co.uk

The Fife Arms, Aberdeenshire

In the heart of Cairngorms National Park, this old highland hotel in Braemar has been given a stylish makeover by two renowned art dealers, so you’ll find pieces dotted throughout the property. The landscape is unbeatable. Long walks before cosy nights in are most definitely in orders. Opening this winter, thefifearms.com

Seren Mor, Pembrokeshire

Nestled on the green cliffs of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, this incredible eco-house has been designed as a contemporary beachside retreat, complete with a huge open-plan kitchen (perfect for a feast or two) and a cosy living room to chat away the hours in as the sun sets around you and the log fire crackles in the background. Available now, uniquehomestays.com


Tempted? For the chance to win a weekend getaway at Seren Mor for you and five friends, enter our competition.