20 British hotels with gorgeous gardens

20 British hotels with gorgeous gardens

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Hartwell House

Hartwell House - Three nights for the price of two

Aylesbury

Wander through the ‘extravagantly and sumptuously furnished’ rooms at this stately mansion – it’s not hard to imagine being a member of the court of Louis XVIII of France, who lived here, in exile, in the 19th century. Today, run by Historic House Hotels for the National Trust, it is a ‘special’, ‘blissfully quiet’ place to stay.
From £200 per night
  • view
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • gym
  • weddings
  • garden
  • spa
  • disabled
  • wifi
  • parking
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Gravetye Manor

Gravetye Manor - Classic British Escape

East Grinstead

‘Classy, comfortable and tasteful, the house has kept its period character without being “old hat”; the rooms are elegantly furnished without being pretentious,’ say trusted Guide correspondents in 2016, of this ‘special’ country house hotel.
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • view
  • historic
  • wine
  • weddings
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • wifi
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Hambleton Hall

Hambleton Hall - Summer Breaks in Rutland

Hambleton

Arrive, as did Guide readers this year, ‘in perfect time for sitting on the terrace and being wonderfully spoilt’.
From £270.00 per night
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • view
  • activities
  • outdoor_pool
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
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Lastingham Grange

Lastingham Grange - 10% discount Special Offer

Lastingham

On the edge of the North York Moors, where the road merges into a bridle path, this ‘excellent’, traditional country house hotel is run by the Wood family: brothers Bertie and Tom, and their mother, Jane.
From £210 per night
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • b&b
  • wifi
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Plas Bodegroes

Plas Bodegroes - Exclusive 20% discount

Pwllheli

Roses, roses all the way: on the remote Llyn peninsula, Chris and Gunna Chown’s ‘lovely’ restaurant-with-rooms occupies a Georgian manor house.
From £150 per night
  • romantic
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
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Cliveden House

Cliveden House - Three for Two Short Break

Taplow

‘Expensive but worth every penny,’ say guests seduced by the ‘beautiful’ grounds, ‘stunning’ bedrooms, ‘superb’ meals and ‘attentive, personable’ staff at this history-rich Italianate mansion on the River Thames.
From £495 per night
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • gourmet
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
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Askham Hall

Askham Hall - Midweek Special Offer

Penrith

Homey and faintly bohemian, the Lowther family’s Grade I listed Elizabethan mansion is surrounded by terraces, topiary and lawns.
From £125 per night
  • view
  • outdoor_pool
  • historic
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled
  • wifi
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Woolley Grange

Woolley Grange

Bradford-on-Avon

Parents ‘sleep like babies’ at this ‘fantastic’ family-friendly hotel, a Jacobean manor house in ‘glorious’ countryside.
From £120 per night
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled
  • wifi
  • parking
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Talland Bay Hotel

Talland Bay Hotel

Talland-by-Looe

There are, ‘quite literally’, fairies at the bottom of the garden at Teresa and Kevin O’Sullivan’s ‘friendly’ cliff-top hotel, on a ‘remote’ country road ‘with spectacular views of the sea’.
From £120 per night
  • seaside
  • view
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled
  • wifi
  • parking
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Calcot Manor

Calcot Manor

Tetbury

White-glove service may be the norm at any luxury hotel, but even the youngest guests receive white-mitten treatment at this exceptionally family-friendly spot.
From £249 per night
  • romantic
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • spa
  • disabled
  • wifi
  • parking
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The Priory

The Priory

Wareham

‘Delightful’ riverside gardens, ‘stunning’ views, ‘excellent’ meals and an ‘exceptionally friendly’ atmosphere keep guests returning to this well-loved country hotel in a former 16th-century priory.
From £220 per night
  • romantic
  • gourmet
  • country_house
  • view
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
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Bodysgallen Hall and Spa

Bodysgallen Hall and Spa

Llandudno

The name may mean ‘house among thistles’, but the ‘meticulously kept’ combination of manicured lawns, knotted gardens and meadow flowers tells otherwise.
From £189 per night
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • gym
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • spa
  • disabled
  • wifi
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The Old Rectory

The Old Rectory

Boscastle

The ‘magical setting’ in the Valency valley is the perfect spot for a whimsical tale. Thomas Hardy arrived here in 1870, to be met at the door by the rector’s sister-in-law, Emma Gifford, his future first wife. If it’s the romance of the story that draws guests to Sally and Chris Searle’s B&B, it’s the hospitality that inspires them to return.
From £70 per night
  • romantic
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • b&b
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
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Barnsley House

Barnsley House

Barnsley

Soak in the ‘serenity’ and ‘romantic air’ of this ‘relaxed’ 17th-century gabled stone manor house, once home to the garden designer Rosemary Verey.
From £199 per night
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • outdoor_pool
  • historic
  • weddings
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • spa
  • disabled
  • wifi
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Goldstone Hall

Goldstone Hall

Market Drayton

‘Intimate and informal, this characterful, family-run Georgian manor house fits the bill for quiet weekends away,’ say Guide inspectors in 2016.
From £90 per night
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
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Hotel Endsleigh

Hotel Endsleigh

Milton Abbot

A Regency fishing lodge built for Georgiana, Duchess of Bedford, stands in a ‘magical’ landscape of grottoes and follies created by Humphry Repton, on the banks of the Tamar.
From £190 per night
  • romantic
  • gourmet
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • view
  • historic
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled
  • wifi
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Millgate House

Millgate House

Richmond

Expect ‘a warm welcome’ at this ‘lovely’, characterful B&B in the heart of a ‘peaceful’ market town on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales.
From £125 per night
  • view
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • b&b
  • wifi
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Old Whyly

Old Whyly

East Hoathly

Sarah Burgoyne’s ‘beautiful’ Grade II listed Georgian manor house in a Wealden village is filled with antiques and oil paintings, and surrounded by flower-filled gardens, ‘glorious’ in all seasons.
From £98 per night
  • tennis
  • outdoor_pool
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • guest_house
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Lime Wood

Lime Wood

Lyndhurst

‘Stunning’, super-hip yet utterly serene, this country house hotel and spa in the heart of the New Forest is a sophisticated, rustic playground for the stylish set.
  • romantic
  • gourmet
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • cooking_school
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • spa
  • disabled
  • wifi
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The Goring

The Goring

London

‘For quality of service, elegance and comfort, it is without equal.’ Busy city workers and Buckingham Palace tourists may throng the neighbourhood, but this ‘conveniently located’ luxury hotel is ‘remarkably quiet and secluded from the urban bustle’, say admirers in 2016, who were ‘greeted with great courtesy’.
From £395.00 per night
  • gourmet
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • disabled
  • wifi
  • parking