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Wanderlust: 3 of the Best UK Country Hotels

Look to one of these chic, rustic retreats to bring countryside style to your home.


Whether you live in the sticks or in the big smoke, channeling a little countryside charm into your abode is a walk in the park with our Country Retreat palette. Part of our Travels in Colour collection, this edited palette of shades is designed to make it even easier for you to create a scheme. But, if you need further inspiration to whet your appetite, check out these rural boltholes – you'll be making hay in no time.


The Wild Rabbit, Oxfordshire


Nestled in the heart of the Cotswolds, The Wild Rabbit is your archetypal, chocolate-box English country inn, complete with rolling pastoral views, roaring open fires and exposed stone walls. But banish thoughts of chintzy B&Bs – old-fashioned it is not. Owned by Daylesford Organic, it goes without saying that the bedrooms are impossibly chic, peaceful havens of stoney creams and off-whites, with shaker-style wood furniture and sumptuous linens (oh, and bath and body goodies from Daylesford's Bamford range, naturally).

Get the look

To recreate The Wild Rabbit's blissfully tranquil feel, make our Country Retreat palette from the Travels in Colour collection your first port of call. Evening Barley and Milky Pail echo the natural stone of the inn's exposed walls, so all that's required is to stock up on natural linen upholstery and bedding – and the obligatory Daylesford scented candles, of course.

www.thewildrabbit.co.uk Double rooms from £150.


Cowley Manor, Gloucestershire


Deceptively stately from the outside, colourful and contemporary on the inside, Cowley Manor is an award-winning spa retreat with style. Each bedroom has its own unique features, but each one is lavishly adorned with colour and pattern, proving that country style needn't mean playing it safe.

Get the look

Nature's table has plenty to offer when it comes to decorating schemes. Love your summer fruits? Try teaming ripe berry colours with the Travels in Colour Country Retreat shades - Heather Climb and Amethyst Starling work particularly well for a hedgerow-inspired palette. Delicious.

www.cowleymanor.com Rooms from £195.


Babington House, Somerset


A classic country pile with an urban edge, Babington House is the rural outpost of the Soho House Group. True to the style of its sister properties, you'll find lavish velvet-upholstered tub chairs, distressed mirrors at every turn and an art collection to rival any London gallery.

Get the look

Take home Babington's balance of home comforts and old-school glamour by keeping rooms simple but focussing on the detail. Neutral walls will provide an excellent base, leaving you free to go to town with statement lighting, button-back chairs, large distressed rugs and luxuriously plump cushions. If you're lucky enough to have beams or panelling at home, use Rope Swing to complement darker woods and play up to the building's heritage.

www.babingtonhouse.co.uk Doubles from £250.

More of a seaside person? Get inspiration for your holidays as well as your home with our 3 of the Best UK Beach Hotels feature.

Find out more about our Travels in Colour palettes.

Need more help to recreate the look or trend in your own home? Contact our Dulux Design Service to find your nearest Dulux designer on 0333 222 7021 or visit www.duluxdesignservice.co.uk.

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