// LUXURY RESORT Stapleford Park, Leicestershire
On the list of pleasures awaiting guests at Stapleford Park, one key thing is not mentioned. The spa and leisure options are clearly listed, alongside archery, falconry, fine dining, luxurious suites and, of course, Donald Steel’s championship golf course. But what Stapleford Park fails to mention is the one thing you’re guaranteed when you turn off the country lanes and drive through a small forest of trees to the grand old country house – solitude. The type of peace and quiet you’d think money can’t buy in this day and age. Only it turns out you can. A few hours here will recharge even the lowest battery, particularly if you factor in 18 holes. Other people will be playing the same course at the same time, but it’s so spacious and cleverly routed, you may never see another soul. It’s the antidote to modern life. Just don’t go shouting about it.