Editor’s Choice 2017 Fishing Hotels

Editor’s Choice 2017 Fishing Hotels

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The Lake

The Lake - Champagne escape

Llangammarch Wells

‘It’s like going home,’ writes a regular Guide reader this year, who considers Jean-Pierre Mifsud’s country house hotel ‘a regular haunt’.
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • wine
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled
  • wifi
  • parking
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Knockinaam Lodge

Knockinaam Lodge - Spring Breaks

Portpatrick

Sheltered by a horseshoe of wooded hills, and edged by a private beach on the coast of the Rhinns of Galloway, Sian and David Ibbotson’s 19th-century former hunting lodge is a popular choice for special occasions.
  • romantic
  • gourmet
  • honeymoon
  • view
  • historic
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
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The Inn at Whitewell

The Inn at Whitewell

Whitewell

There are ‘superb’ rooms, ‘attentive’ staff and ‘cream-tea scones just as they should be’ at this ‘comfortable’, well-loved country hotel above the Forest of Bowland.
  • activities
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
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Gliffaes

Gliffaes

Crickhowell

Pheasants scatter on the lawn around this Italianate mansion standing ‘proudly’ by the River Usk, where Guide inspectors in 2016 found ‘a fine house filled with warm, amiable staff’.
From £135 per night
  • view
  • activities
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • disabled
  • wifi
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Enniscoe House

Enniscoe House

Castlehill

Find ‘an otherworldly air of genteel shabbiness’ and ‘a somewhat Enid Blyton approach to things’ at this ‘countryside hideaway’, gazing down ‘a sweep of fields’ to the lakeshore.
From £80 per night
  • historic
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
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Currarevagh House

Currarevagh House

Oughterard

Surely Ireland’s oldest hotel in continuous family ownership, Henry and Lucy Hodgson’s Victorian country house on the shores of Lough Corrib was taking paying guests as a sporting lodge in 1890.
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • view
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
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Howtown Hotel

Howtown Hotel

Ullswater

Take a step back in time to a gentler age. This 17th-century stone farmhouse has been home for 112 years to the Baldry family, who welcome guests with legendary kindness.
  • view
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • guest_house
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Forss House

Forss House

Thurso

An unusual Georgian house in wooded grounds, sitting above a meander in the River Forss, Ian and Sabine Richards’s hotel was once home to Major CRE Radclyffe – author, game hunter, falconer. The eccentric crenellated entrance hall was built for him as a trophy room.
From £175 per night
  • activities
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • disabled
  • wifi
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The Arundell Arms

The Arundell Arms

Lifton

You don’t have to be into field sports to love this ‘very nice’ sporting hotel, but it helps.
From £98 per night
  • activities
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
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Ballathie House

Ballathie House

Kinclaven

Sporting prints abound, and display cabinets here showcase ‘monster’ fishing trophies – a sign of this country hotel’s long association with salmon fishing.
  • view
  • activities
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled
  • wifi
  • parking