Built in the 12th century, this former villa overlooking the Mediterranean opened as a hotel in 1997.
Graham and Fay Cowan spent six years renovating the 19th-century Victorian manse before opening it as a resort in 2000.
Rebuilt in the Renaissance era, the hacienda is adorned with Spanish Baroque and sleek contemporary furniture, vaulted ceilings, and sweeping frescoes.
Outside the Cliveden House, a stone terrace leads to a 1,000-yard parterre and the estate’s 376 acres of formal gardens and parklands.
Rising from the rustic landscape at the edge of the New Forest, a leisurely drive from Stonehenge near the Hampshire coast, is England’s definitive country-house hotel, Chewton Glen.
First opened as a restaurant in 1953, the Château de la Chèvre d’Or has evolved over the years into a 33-room resort.