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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

Lindeth Fell

Bowness-on-Windermere

'B&B' doesn't do justice to this wisteria-clad Edwardian country house with glorious views of Windermere, seven acres of gardens and elegant interiors.
  • walking
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • great_breakfast
  • historic
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • country_house
  • bird_watching
  • guest_house
  • boutique
  • disabled_facilities
  • wheelchair_accessible
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Bodysgallen Hall and Spa

Bodysgallen Hall and Spa

Llandudno

On the slopes of Pydew mountain, with views to Conwy Castle and the Snowdonia mountains, a 17th-century mansion in parkland and Arts and Crafts gardens, extended over centuries, is today a luxury hotel and spa.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • spa
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • dog_friendly
  • bird_watching
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • foodie
  • parking
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Headlam Hall

Headlam Hall

Darlington

Guests continue to be delighted by this grand country house – sweeping gardens, historic features, smart bedrooms, swish spa – with a warm, down-to-earth atmosphere.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • indoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • babyfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • romantic
  • historic
  • electric_charging_point
  • country_house
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • walking
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
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Seaham Hall

Seaham Hall

Seaham

A striking sculptural fountain in front of a white classical porticoed facade is a clue that this spa hotel offers luxury with a contemporary edge.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • spa
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • babyfriendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • gourmet
  • walking
  • country_house
  • for_winelovers
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Burgh Island Hotel

Burgh Island Hotel

Bigbury-on-Sea

A sea tractor ferries guests across the sands to this white concrete Art Deco edifice on a tidal island, built as a party venue in the 1930s, and what a swell party it is!
  • weddings
  • bird_watching
  • value
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • outdoor_pool
  • historic
  • view
  • ecofriendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • honeymoon
  • garden
  • spa
  • surfing
  • gourmet
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The Scarlet

The Scarlet

Mawgan Porth

Serenity and space are the two words that crop up most in the wealth of praise we receive for this 'utterly relaxing' adults-only spa hotel with sublime views over beach and sea.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • view
  • disabled
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • ecofriendly
  • parking
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • electric_charging_point
  • adultsonly
  • foodie
  • garden
  • outdoor_dining
  • surfing
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • boutique
  • honeymoon
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The Pig near Bath

The Pig near Bath

Pensford

Everything proved to be hog heaven for Guide trusties on a winter weekend break at this Georgian country house in its own deer park.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • spa
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • conference_meeting
  • country_house
  • disabled
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • outdoor_dining
  • foodie
  • great_breakfast
  • restaurant_with_rooms
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Gara Rock

Gara Rock

Salcombe

Drive down 'tiny country lanes', putter across from Salcombe aboard a little motorboat ferry, or walk the South West Coast Path to reach this remote hotel and spa with 'a commanding cliffside position and sublime views'.
  • wifi
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • walking
  • spa
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • parking
  • dog_friendly
  • child_friendly
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • seaside
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • romantic
  • weddings
  • bird_watching
  • honeymoon
  • electric_charging_point
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The New Inn

The New Inn

Tresco

In a ‘fantastic location’ close to the harbour, the only pub on Robert Dorrien-Smith’s private, car-free island is a ‘relaxed’ gathering place where the ‘lovely staff’ warmly welcome locals and holidaymakers alike.
  • babyfriendly
  • child_friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • ecofriendly
  • garden
  • historic
  • outdoor_pool
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • seaside
  • spa
  • outdoor_dining
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • foodie
  • pub_with_rooms
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Barnsley House

Barnsley House

Cirencester

Even hardened townies are seduced by the surrounds of 17th-century Barnsley House, created by visionary gardener Elizabeth Verey who moved here in the 1950s.
  • weddings
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • outdoor_pool
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • honeymoon
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • dog_friendly
  • boutique
  • outdoor_dining
  • vegetarian_friendly
Last updated: October 25, 2021