Editor’s Choice 2017 Hotels with Gardens

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Lindeth Fell

Bowness-on-Windermere

Family owned and family run, the Kennedys’ ‘excellent’ luxury B&B is in an Edwardian country house overlooking Lake Windermere.
From £63 per night
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  • view
  • walking
  • garden
  • b&b
  • wifi
  • child-friendly
  • parking
  • country_house
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Austwick Hall

Austwick

A galanthophile’s paradise awaits in the woodland walks and sculpture-strewn trails at this B&B in the Dales. ‘Lovingly’ restored and run with ‘highly personal’ style, Michael Pearson and Eric Culley’s is a manor house with history.
From £125 per night
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  • walking
  • garden
  • b&b
  • wifi

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
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  • romantic
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • outdoor_pool
  • historic
  • weddings
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • spa
  • disabled
  • wifi

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
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  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
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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
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  • 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

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
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  • view
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • b&b
  • wifi

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
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  • seaside
  • view
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled
  • wifi
  • parking

Middlethorpe Hall & Spa

York

‘The 21st-century’s answer to staying at Downton Abbey’, this ‘elegant’, ‘well-run’ William and Mary mansion continues to win accolades from guests who deem it ‘superb’.
From £143 per night
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  • gourmet
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • weddings
  • garden
  • spa
  • disabled
  • wifi
  • parking

The Grove

Narberth

‘Unfussy’, ‘warm’, ‘genuine’, Neil Kedward and Zoë Agar’s stylish country hotel stands in ‘flourishing’ gardens near the coast.
From £210 per night
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  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • disabled
  • wifi
  • parking
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Ballyvolane House

Castlelyons

There’s ‘an atmosphere of warm hospitality’ and ‘a genuine sense of welcome’ at Justin and Jenny Green’s historic, family-friendly country house in the North Cork countryside, say Guide inspectors in 2016.
From £150 per night
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  • tennis
  • country_house
  • activities
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
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