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February 2, 2011 2:36 PM Subscribe
Recommendations for somewhere within a two-hour plane or train trip of London (not including time to get to LHR, LGW, LCY, KGX, etc.) for a three-day personal retreat. Ideally, self-catering or B&B.
posted by nickrussell to Travel & Transportation around London, England (4 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
As with many life-changing events, I am about to achieve a major milestone and subsequently would like to take some time to reflect on life goals and professional/personal direction.
The idea is to take four days (two 1/2 travel days + three days of reflection).
Ideally, self-catering accommodation sounds ideal. Alternatively, a B&B or boutique hotel would work as well.
All suggestions are welcome, from major city centres to hideaway cottages off the beaten track. If you have a specific flat or cottage to recommend, that's even better. Cost isn't an issue but I'm thinking more rustic luxury than flash.
Some features that might be interesting are biking towns, hiking paths, farmers markets, local jazz cafes, walking cities, hillside staircases, private restaurants, vineyards, forests, artists colonies and the like. I would like great local restaurants and parks to sit and write.
I'm not thinking of anything programatic or touristy like cooking classes, yoga weekend, nightclubs, bar streets, shopping, museums, etc.
This cannot be completely off-grid as I'll be going during the week but really only a GPRS mobile signal is required.
I'd been keen to here of specific places that inspired MeFites and any similar personal journeys and tips/suggestions/input.
Also any activity suggestions to help elucidate passions/goals/desires/ambitions.