Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire
The 133-room Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire, housed in an 18th-century Georgian manor house, is sure to please country and city mice alike. The former will be impressed by its urbane sophistication (the original stable block has been transformed into a destination spa and the lap pool is located in a conservatory-like glass structure), and the latter by its grounds (23 acres of English Heritage–registered gardens and more than 500 acres of tamed parkland). Spend the afternoon in the Zen meditation room or shooting clay pigeons. Hartley-Witney village, minutes from the property, boasts a quiet row of antique shops and the country’s oldest cricket ground, but should you tire of rural bliss, the hustle and bustle of central London is an hour’s train ride away.