Got a little extra time to spare? The scenic drive from London to coastal Cornwall makes for a perfect road trip. Noteworthy stops include Stonehenge and the college town of Exeter. In designer-hotelier Olga Polizzi’s Tresanton, once a yacht club, all 30 rooms have sea views and nautical flourishes (striped bedding, seashell sculptures).
Be sure to check out the Pinuccia, Tresanton’s 26-foot yacht, which can be chartered for the day. When the weather’s nice, the hotel can arrange sailing lessons in the serene waters of Falmouth Bay. From $375.