10 hotels to daydream about visiting

We’re all going to be in the mood for real escapism post lockdown, and that deserves somewhere extra special to visit. Peppered across the UK are some exquisite gems to stay in, with independent hotels, inns and B&Bs tucked away by beaches, forests and rural bliss, and all ready and waiting to open their doors to us all once again. Giving us the chance to daydream until then, here are 10 hotels to daydream about visiting…

10 hotels to daydream about visiting

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Lindeth Fell

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Bowness-on-Windermere

‘The Kennedys certainly know how to welcome their guests and to make every minute special,’ report visitors staying for lunch this year.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • bandb
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wi-fi
  • great_breakfast
  • baby-friendly
  • historic
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • parking
  • country_house
  • wheelchair_accessible
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Bodysgallen Hall and Spa

Bodysgallen Hall and Spa - 'The Great Half-Price Break' Special Offer

Llandudno

‘A highlight of our journey. It was everything one could expect, in a historic setting.’ A reader on a hotel tour this year was impressed by this Grade I listed Elizabethan mansion-turned-hotel-and-spa in parkland with views of Snowdonia and Conwy Castle.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • spa
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
  • wheelchair_accessible
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Seaham Hall

Seaham Hall - Summer Revival Special Offer

Seaham

Readers ‘felt they had done their very best to look after us’, after a week-long stay at this Georgian mansion.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • spa
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wi-fi
  • baby-friendly
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
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Headlam Hall

Headlam Hall - Summer Special Offers from £75 per person per night

Darlington

Girdled by walled gardens, with farmland sprawling beyond, the Robinson family’s stately 17th-century property has an intimate, ‘country house feel’ running through its smart, contemporary public spaces.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • tennis
  • indoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • outdoor_pool
  • disabled
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • wi-fi
  • baby-friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • romantic
  • historic
  • electric_charging_point
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Burgh Island Hotel

Burgh Island Hotel

Bigbury-on-Sea

Built into a hillside on a tidal island, this sleek, white, concrete hotel has a seagoing aspect. Built in 1929 for a wealthy industrialist, it hosted the likes of Nancy Cunard, Noël Coward and Josephine Baker.
  • weddings
  • bird_watching
  • value
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • outdoor_pool
  • historic
  • view
  • wi-fi
  • eco-friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • honeymoon
  • garden
  • spa
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The Scarlet

The Scarlet

Mawgan Porth

Shhh! It’s adults only at this ‘truly special’ cliff-top hotel, which, say readers this year, ‘achieves a wonderful balance of chic luxury, tranquillity and culinary delight’.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • view
  • disabled
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • eco-friendly
  • wi-fi
  • parking
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • electric_charging_point
  • adults-only
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The Pig near Bath

The Pig near Bath

Pensford

There’s nothing bland about a Pigling. 'We had a great time,' say Guide insiders after a 2019 visit to the third in Robin Hutson’s burgeoning litter. 'They get the experience just right.'
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • spa
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • conference_meeting
  • country_house
  • disabled
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • wi-fi
  • wildlife_watching
  • vegan-friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • honeymoon
  • wheelchair_accessible
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Gara Rock

Gara Rock

Salcombe

High on the south Devon coast, Gara Rock re-enters the Guide following a stylish revamp, and a relaunch as a ‘well-being retreat’.
  • wi-fi
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • walking
  • spa
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • parking
  • dog_friendly
  • child_friendly
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • seaside
  • wheelchair_accessible
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The New Inn

The New Inn

Tresco

Just off the beach, the only pub on Robert Dorrien-Smith’s private, car-free island is a ‘relaxed’ gathering place for locals and holidaymakers alike.
  • child_friendly
  • wifi
  • seaside
  • outdoor_pool
  • historic
  • wi-fi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • baby-friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • eco-friendly
  • garden
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Barnsley House

Barnsley House

Cirencester

There is ‘a romantic air’ to this Cotswold stone mansion, built in the 1690s and extended in the 1820s. Today a hotel and spa, it is part of the Calcot Collection (see entry for Calcot).
  • weddings
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • spa
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • outdoor_pool
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • honeymoon
  • wi-fi
  • wheelchair_accessible
Last updated: August 13, 2020