The Beautiful South: England at its most original

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Most people wish to turn left when boarding an aeroplane and wander into First Class. If only they did the same when disembarking in London, they would discover South East England. This ancient road from London to Paris is a hugely historical area that betters the best of Britain.  It has some of the most spectacular castles, gardens, art houses, ancient towns and English vineyards in existence.

Fancy tripping over castles, having exclusive use of the private dining room of Anne Boleyn, walking in the footsteps of the greatest writers or sharing the genius of the Bloomsbury Art Set? LUXURY TRAVEL BUTLER would like to suggest three spectacular luxury trips based on alluring themes.

The Hope & Glory Tour - Castles and Gardens

Experience the true, quintessential England, full of glorious things to see.

The places visited have great importance and beauty, and are the backdrop for love affairs, church reformations and hundreds of years of garden creation. Penshurst Place and Hever Castle – moated, turreted, and written about - are where Anne Boleyn shamelessly seduced Henry VIII.

Walled gardens, loggias, statues, topiary and borders of thousands seasonal flowers. You can visit the places that are admired and copied all over the world.

A perfect journey for those who love history, gardens, gentility and an ageless England.

The Ink & Imagination Tour - Art and Literature

The triangle between London, Tunbridge Wells and Lewes is brimming with talent. The Bloomsbury Set lived in Charleston House, Virginia Woolf wrote and walked here, Jane Austen began writing Pride & Prejudice after visiting her brother here and Rudyard Kipling wrote his most beloved works in The Weald of Sussex.

Walk into Charleston House, experience what it’s like to paint and create in one of the most famous and individual art colonies in the world.

Enjoy a summer picnic in the gardens and sit under the oak tree listening to the life of The Jungle Book author. High Tea in the home of the man who wrote Vanity Fair, William Makepeace Thackeray – and wonder at the church where every single window was crafted and made by the incomparable Marc Chagall...

The Bowler Hat & Jelly Tour - the best of the South East

This is another truly unique tour... You can privately feast in royal love nests after dark, be guided through gardens that have been loved and tended to for years by those who invented the English garden style.

You can see first-hand the most admired styles of interior design through the magnificent Arts & Craft movement created by Morris and Webb.

Guests have lectures, and take applied art workshops in Charleston House. Stay in luxury seaside hideaways in ancient Rye. The food & wine is the very best the English countryside offers – wine tasting, walks and lectures are all part of a magical, special tour.

Included in all tours are luxury travel (groups are no more than twelve), private tours, guides, and access. Exceptionally unique and luxurious accommodation. Meals and wine, with the exception of Rye. Tours are always fully accompanied to ensure your trip exceeds all expectations.