Stunning country houses to book with your friends when lockdown is over

Luxury destinations for your post-lockdown getaway (Pictures: Independent Cottages)

With lockdown easing and summer marching ahead, many of us are trying to think of creative ways to enjoy a getaway this season.

And, given that we have been starved of social contact for so long, the best option might be to get all our loved ones in the same place for a few nights of much needed fun, relaxation and escapism.

With foreign travel off the cards for the time being, staycations are the next best thing – and these stunning country houses offered by Independent Cottages could be the perfect destination for you and your friends to burn off some steam after lockdown.

Of course, at the moment we are not allowed to stay overnight anywhere other than our own homes, and we can’t mingle inside with people from other households.

But as soon as we are allowed to travel for longer than a day-trip, and hang out properly in groups – these beautiful properties need to be top of your list.

So beautiful (Picture: Independent Cottages)
Imagine this is the sunshine with a cold glass of Prosecco (Picture: Independent Cottages)
Yep, that’s a pool (Picture: Independent Cottages)
Perfect for chats and games night (Picture: Independent Cottages)

This luxurious barn property in Somerset is a great choice for an extra-special family getaway, sleeping up to 12 guests. The sleek and stylish property boasts six comfortable bedrooms, plus its very own swimming pool and hot tub. Perfect for family members who want an energetic splash in the pool or a relaxing dip in the hot tub.  The converted barn also boats a fabulous modern kitchen and a blissful al fresco dining area. The games room and free wifi is sure to keep the kids entertained too. Ideally located within a scenic area of West Somerset, the home is a perfect base for exploring the Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Exmoor National Park.

Beautiful brick work (Picture: Independent Cottages)
You can’t not love exposed beams (Picture: Independent Cottages)
This egg bath is intriguing (Picture: Independent Cottages)
That is a serious lawn (Picture: Independent Cottages)

This sprawling farm property is located near Buxton in the beautiful Peak District, and can sleep up to 14 people. 

Sitting 1,300 feet above sea level, the luxury farmhouse offers panoramic views of the stunning countryside. 

The property boasts everything you need for a holiday with family or friends, including five spacious bedrooms; a games room; children’s play area, and loads of of private outdoor space. 

There is also an abundance of nature to enjoy, including exploring the Peak Forest or cycling to the spa town of Buxton.

We love the modern design (Picture: Independent Cottages)
A giant garden perfect for sunbathing and games (Picture: Independent Cottages)
Breakfast bar or dining table – you choose (Picture: Independent Cottages)
So much space for activities (Picture: Independent Cottages)

Cuckoo Croft Barn’s traditional setting makes the modern and spacious interior of this property somewhat of a surprise. The barn boasts open spaces with a light and airy feel throughout, and can sleep up to 12 guests. 

The property is located in the quiet town of Ryton. The area offers incredible walking and cycling opportunities, including an 8-mile walk from Dorrington through to Staffordshire. 

Fun-packed activities available to book include quad biking and paintball, or spa and pamper packages.

Nestled among the trees (Picture: Independent Cottages)
Cute hand chairs (Picture: Independent Cottages)
So cozy (Picture: Independent Cottages)

Sitting in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, Cowgill Grange offers an idyllic stay in the small hamlet of Cowgill. The stunning property offers incredible views from every angle, and the location is a popular choice for walkers and cyclists with a trail of scenic routes to explore right from the doorstep.

The property is located on the route of the Settle-Carlisle train line – renowned as one of the most scenic train journeys in the world. 

Every room of Cowgill Grange oozes with traditional glamour and the large property boasts seven bedrooms, a spacious kitchen, two dining rooms and two living rooms – each with their own log fire.

Pretty grand (Picture: Independent Cottages)
Did someone say hot tub party? (Picture: Independent Cottages)
Doesn’t get much more relaxing than this (Picture: Independent Cottages)
Now *that’s* a shower room (Picture: Independent Cottages)

This luxury coastal property offers an exceptionally classy getaway for the whole family, or all your mates. It is able to host up to 18 guests across seven spacious bedrooms. The property is a traditional Grade II listed building dating all the way back to the 16th-century.

The house is historic, but it has also been modernised to offer modern amenities including a large hot tub, a full-sized pool table and a dining conservatory. The home also boasts half an acre of private walled gardens.

You can also enjoy a welcome pack on arrival, featuring champagne, fluffy dressing gowns and homemade cake – there’s even the option to book your own personal chef. 

The beautiful coastal location of the property is just 300m from the sea.

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