In need of some downtime, either as a couple before you give birth, or with the family in tow? Kick back in the Cotswolds!
Lisa Durant stayed with her son Luca, two, at Calcot Manor in the Cotswolds.
The 14th-century Calcot Manor is a perfect place to unwind. You can have a grown-up stay and take advantage of the Aromatherapy Associates spa, outdoor hot tub, roaring fires and five-star food.
But you can also bring the kids – and your dog too – and not worry about upsetting anyone. Once you’ve checked in, grab an awesome roast at the country-pub-style restaurant The Gumstool or go à la carte at The Conservatory for dinner.
This is one of the best family-friendly hotels in the UK, with an Ofsted-registered crèche, called The Playzone, where nannies will take care of your little one while you have a break.
You can explore the estate by bike, child carriers are available, or take a dip in the heated outdoor pool. If you fancy an adults- only dinner, the baby-listening service will give you a quiet (fingers crossed!) evening while the kids are asleep.