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England's Hideaways: Discovering Enchanting Rooms, Stately Manor Houses, and Country Cottages

Written by Meg Nolan Van Reesema, Photographed by Tim Clinch

  • March 15, 2011
  • Hardcover
  • Design - Interior Decorating
  • Rizzoli
  • 9 x 11
  • $50.00
  • $59.00
  • 978-0-8478-3544-7

About This Book

Featuring stunning escapes selected for their unique views, unrivaled décor, and one-of-a-kind ambiences, this book is the perfect gift for both the sophisticated traveler and interiors aficionados. Travel journalist and hotel expert Meg Nolan van Reesema has explored England from London to the Lake District for its most pampering, exclusive hideaways. Oxfordshire’s Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons is one of England’s most prized destinations, with its 2-Michelin–star cuisine and the manor house’s French-inspired rooms featuring luscious silk fabrics, mullioned windows, and four-poster beds. Just an hour outside London, the stately Hartwell House ensures a peek into the grandeur of England’s former estates: each room offers original details, antique furnishings, and massive Georgian windows overlooking the property’s parkland, complete with grazing cows and a small river filled with swans. With more than 200 original photographs of stunning interiors set against romantic English landscapes from the moors to the seaside (the book includes properties in Cornwall, Devon, York, Wiltshire, the Cotswolds, Oxfordshire, Norfolk, The Peak District, East Sussex, Lancashire, Yorkshire Dales, Northumberland, Middle England, Lake District, and London), the book is an invaluable guide to the finest escapes in England.

About the Author

A travel writer and private hotel and villa consultant, Meg Nolan van Reesema is the author of Italian Hideaways and Caribbean Hideaways. Tim Clinch is a photographer whose work has appeared in House Beautiful, Departures, and Architectural Digest.


  • “Looking for some R&R in the UK? Then do check into Meg Nolan van Reesema’s England’s Hideaways for inspiration on where to stay. Chosen for their décor and ambiance—and evocatively showcased in Tim Clinch’s 250 photos—the thirty featured historic lodgings range from comfy-luxe castle to cozy B&B, with all manner of inviting manor houses and hotels in-between.” ~24th Letter
    “England’s finest guestrooms come alive, lavishly illustrated by over 200 interior photographs….Buy this book to plan for your next vacation across the pond; keep it to inspire your next design project.” ~Metrosource LA
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