You’d never know you were just 10 minutes away from the M25 once you’re holed up together in this tranquil 17th-century country house with delightful views. It’s just a stone’s throw from the beautiful Surrey Hills, where you can enjoy all manner of country pursuits. For something a little more celebratory, head to the vineyard at Denbies Wine Estate for a fruity glass of red.
The 13 acres of Italian gardens that surround the house are stunning, so collect some Hunter wellies from the boot room or hop on a vintage bicycle to venture around them, being sure to visit the Roman temple. If you prefer to stay warm inside, there’s a gym with a sauna and steam room, and plenty of cosy corners for curling up with a book. However you spend the day, it should end in style at the 1877 Restaurant & Bar – we heartily recommend the Casterbridge sirloin steak.
Rooms from £129, phcompany.com/ de-vere/wotton-house