The best private members’ clubs in the countryside

Sometimes a hotel just won’t do, which is why these members-only clubs in the countryside are perfect home-from-home weekend getaways where exclusivity is everything.

10 Castle Street, Dorset

This secret Dorset hideaway is the perfect weekend escape from the city for those in the know. It’s name might make it sound like it’s in the middle of a bustling town but, in fact, this Queen Anne mansion is wrapped in lush gardens and woodland, just outside the pretty village of Cranborne. Enjoy lazy afternoons of croquet and cocktails on the terrace, with plenty of top-notch food options available in the restaurant. Even better, there’s a spa on the way too. If you’re not a member, you can become a ‘passing member’ for the weekend.