12/12/2011 08:18 GMT | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Escape To The Country: The Best Rural Retreats

There's nothing better than a bit of peace and quiet in unspoilt countryside when you want to get away from it all. From grand, stately piles to boutique B&B's, here's our pick of the best rural retreats in the UK. It's time to dig out your wellies and head to the country.