Sometimes a retreat to the country is just what we need. Recently, the top three of the country house hotels were named, and here they are. Barnsley House, located in Gloucestershire, was given high marks for its laid back luxury, which is exactly as a divine country escape should be described. It did not hurt that it also brags a spa and private cinema. The other two that will sweep you off your feet are Lime Wood in Hampshire, and Fawsley Hall in Northamptonshire. Lime Forest has cornered the New Forest market, and to tap into the mystical rhythm of the New Forest, this hotel offers foraging tours led by an expert. And as for Fawsley Hall, well it has provided a roof over the head of the elite, including Elizabeth I. This place still holds its charm, and makes for the perfect tea spot.