Editor’s Choice 2017 Historic Hotels

Editor’s Choice 2017 Historic Hotels

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Hartwell House

Hartwell House - Special Garden Offer

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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Lewtrenchard Manor

Lewtrenchard Manor - January Sale

Lewdown

Admirers of Sue and James Murray’s ‘characterful’, ‘beautiful old manor’ continue to sing its praises. ‘It is uniformly excellent, with high standards of hotel-keeping, comfort and service,’ says a guest this year.
From £155 per night
  • romantic
  • gourmet
  • country_house
  • historic
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled
  • wifi
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Stone House

Stone House - Spring Awakening Break

Rushlake Green

Old-fashioned hospitality never goes out of style at the Dunn family's late Tudor ancestral manor house standing in ‘beautifully kept’ gardens and great swathes of secluded grassland.
From £140.00 per night
  • activities
  • historic
  • wine
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
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Middlethorpe Hall & Spa

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
  • gourmet
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • weddings
  • garden
  • spa
  • disabled
  • wifi
  • parking
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
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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Hilton Park

Hilton Park

Clones

‘Grand and glorious’ Hilton Park is less a hotel than a stately ancestral home where one stays as a cherished guest.
From £90 per night
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • view
  • activities
  • historic
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • parking
Boath House

Boath House

Auldearn

Once thought of as the most beautiful Regency house in Scotland (it was designed by Aberdeen architect Archibald Simpson), this ‘wonderful’ luxury hotel is owned and run by the Matheson family.
From £295 per night
  • gourmet
  • country_house
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • fishing
  • spa
  • b&b
  • disabled
  • wifi
Swinton Park

Swinton Park

Masham

‘The first sight of the hotel is superb’: preening in sweeping grounds with parkland, lakes, a herd of fallow deer and an impressive walled garden, this mock-Gothic castle recreates an ‘authentic stately-home experience’ for its guests.
From £350 per night
  • romantic
  • historic
  • cooking_school
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled
  • wifi
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Castle Leslie

Castle Leslie

Glaslough

‘I was charmed by its old-world, run-down eccentricity when I visited some 20 years ago; in that time, it has positively flourished,’ says a regular Guide correspondent in 2016 of the Leslie family’s history-rich hotel.
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • historic
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled
  • wifi
  • parking