Hot list: Luxe weekend escapes

It’s Friday night and you want to leave the week behind and go somewhere special to eat great food, chill out and probably do nothing much at all. Here’s five favourite boltholes…
The Ned, London

London’s current favourite 5 star hotel. In the heart of the City but so much quieter at the weekends so you’ll have your pick of the nine restaurants, luxurious spa treatments and a rooftop bar and pool for ultimate posing.

Lime Wood, Hampshire

Angela Hartnett and Luke Holder in the kitchen is probably enough to get foodies down to the New Forest and joining one of the cookery classes at HH&Co is educational and great fun. The rooms are heavenly and the spa is top notch.

Lympstone Manor, Devon

The stunning Devon retreat owned by chef Michael Caines with Michelin-star food, sumptuous rooms, a view to die for and staff that are as friendly and passionate about their hotel as their

Shepherd House, Kent

For some low-key luxury, this stylish B&B in a Georgian town house is like staying at a friend’s beautiful home. Book lunch or dinner (well in advance) at The Sportsman in nearby Seasalter and marvel at Stephen Harris’s stunning food.

The Fish, Cotswolds

The latest addition to the Farncombe Estate, take your pick from traditional hotel rooms, a collection of huts or even a treehouse, all with a Scandi-chic feel but budget-friendly prices. The new hideaway huts available from July have an outdoor bath.