Hygge, the Scandinavian way of life that’s implicit of all things good, wholesome, life affirming, and, in cold dark months, cosy as well, is the latest Scandi phenomena to fascinate the wider world just in time for Christmas, and we know a hotel or two that epitomise all of those things.  So here are ten of the Good Hotel Guide’s cosy hotels in the U.K and Ireland, or hotels for hygge!

Top cosy hotels in the UK

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Little Barwick House

Little Barwick House - Midweek Sparkler

Barwick

‘We could not have asked for better.’ ‘We have never been disappointed.’ ‘Our fourth visit. It seems to get better every time.’ There is a chorus of praise this year for Tim and Emma Ford’s restaurant-with-rooms, in a Georgian dower house down ‘a narrow road that could well have led to the Hobbits’ Shire’.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
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Lewtrenchard Manor

Lewtrenchard Manor - Springtime Offer

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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Montagu Arms

Montagu Arms - Escape to the Country

Beaulieu

‘Pretty much perfect for country lovers’, this ‘very special’ hotel in the New Forest national park ‘charms’ with its ‘relaxed’ ambience and ‘excellent’ food.
  • gourmet
  • view
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
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Glenfinnan House Hotel

Glenfinnan House Hotel - Three nights for Two Special Offer

Glenfinnan

There’s a touch of magic and romance on the ‘idyllic’ shores of Loch Shiel, where stands the MacFarlane family’s ‘lovely, traditional’ hotel.
From £140 per night
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
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Bank House

Bank House - Easter Break

King's Lynn

Glance up at the statue of Charles I as you pass through the wrought iron gateway to this popular Georgian town house hotel on the quayside.
From £85 per night
  • historic
  • child_friendly
  • value
  • wifi
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Llwyndu Farmhouse

Llwyndu Farmhouse - Two Night Special Offer

Barmouth

At the end of a jiggledy single-track road up a steep hill, Paula and Peter Thompson’s ‘very family-friendly’, ‘super little hotel’ stands out for its simplicity and personable, folksy charm.
From £110 per night
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • wifi
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Borrowdale Gates

Borrowdale Gates - Summer Special

Grange-in-Borrowdale

In wooded grounds, Jo Bester’s Lakeland hotel near Derwentwater is liked for its ‘good position’, ‘helpful staff’ and ‘tasty food’.
  • view
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • disabled
  • wifi
  • parking
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The Star Inn

The Star Inn

Harome

There’s a 'congenial’ ambience at this 14th-century inn on the edge of the North York Moors, the whole bolstered by intriguing modern meals and unabashedly rustic elements – stuffed birds, antlers, ‘a stag’s head of some size’.
From £150 per night
  • gourmet
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
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The Old Railway Station

The Old Railway Station

Petworth

Train buffs make tracks for this ‘quirky’ B&B, occupying a handsomely restored timber-built late Victorian station and four refurbished Pullman carriages on the disused railway line.
From £100 per night
  • romantic
  • historic
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • b&b
  • wifi
  • parking
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Losehill House

Losehill House

Hope

At the end of a leafy lane, this ‘beautiful’ hillside spa hotel has winning views across the Hope valley.
  • indoor_pool
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi