The Peacock at Rowsley
In well-kept gardens reaching to the River Derwent, where wild trout dart through the water, this stylish 17th-century manor house is run with ‘high standards’.
From £190 per night
The ‘beautiful, rolling hills and farmland’ surrounding Jan and Adam Moore’s hotel are just the thing to set tails wagging.
From £120 per night
‘A fine example of a Good Hotel’, this 18th-century house has been run as a ‘friendly’ hotel by Stephen Bore, and Angela and Adrian Hyde since 1992.
From £75.00 per night
The Pear Tree at Purton
A ‘lovely’ country welcome awaits at Anne Young’s ‘outstanding’ small hotel. It stands in a ‘very special’ garden filled with ‘a treasure trove of wild flowers’.
From £110.00 per night
Chris Daly’s 18th-century mansion on Dartmoor makes for a ‘friendly, relaxing’ hotel, its ‘delightful’ staff and ‘laid-back’ attitude attracting many return guests.
The Master Builder’s House
‘Unpretentious style’ combines with ‘a real feel of history’ at this ‘friendly’ hotel (part of the Hillbrooke Hotels group) in a ‘lovely setting’ by the river estuary.
In a historic market town just right for a potter, Lucy and Mark Fuller’s 17th-century inn pleases dogs (‘and their well-behaved owners’) with its personable atmosphere.
From £114 per night
Mullion Cove Hotel
Steps from the Coastal Path, with ‘wonderful views’ over cove and historic harbour, this ‘friendly’ cliff-top hotel has been run by the ‘very nice’ Grose family for ten years.
From £90 per night
Walkers, birdwatchers and dog owners flock to this family-friendly hotel on the north Norfolk coast, its vista stretching across salt marshes and the sea.
From £80.00 per night
Overlooking Lake Windermere, Stephen and Lisa Leahy’s ivy-clad Victorian hunting lodge is ‘an enjoyable oasis’, say Guide readers this year.