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 - 'Save over £100' Special Offer

Bowness-on-Windermere

With glorious views of Windermere and seven acres of spectacular grounds, this guest house feels more like a country house hotel, complete with wood panelling and ornate ceilings.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • bandb
  • wi-fi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • great_breakfast
  • historic
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • parking
  • country_house
  • bird_watching
  • guest_house
  • disabled_facilities
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Bodysgallen Hall and Spa

Bodysgallen Hall and Spa - Seven nights for the price of five Special Offer

Llandudno

Set in 220 acres of parkland, this antique-filled Elizabethan mansion has plenty to impress, from the oak-panelled hall and 13th-century tower to the modern spa and ‘lovely’ gardens.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • spa
  • disabled_facilities
  • wi-fi
  • tennis
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • dog_friendly
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Seaham Hall

Seaham Hall - 'Enchanting Autumn Escape' Special Offer

Seaham

‘A wonderful place’, this Georgian mansion with a pedigree (Lord Byron was married to Anne Isabella Millbanke in the drawing room) stands in landscaped gardens overlooking Durham’s heritage coast.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • spa
  • disabled_facilities
  • wi-fi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • baby-friendly
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • vegan-friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • gourmet
  • parking
  • walking
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Headlam Hall

Headlam Hall - Autumn Gold Special Offer from £85 per person per night

Darlington

This country hotel ticks all the boxes – historic building, beautiful gardens, smart bedrooms, relaxed dining, spa and pool – while retaining a homely feel.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wi-fi
  • parking
  • tennis
  • indoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • baby-friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • romantic
  • historic
  • electric_charging_point
  • country_house
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Burgh Island Hotel

Burgh Island Hotel

Bigbury-on-Sea

This decadent Art Deco grande dame, set on its own tidal island, ‘harks back to a more glamorous age’, and a recent refurbishment has been given the thumbs up by faithful regulars.
  • weddings
  • bird_watching
  • value
  • wi-fi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • outdoor_pool
  • historic
  • view
  • eco-friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • honeymoon
  • garden
  • spa
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The Scarlet

The Scarlet

Mawgan Porth

While children let rip at sister hotel Bedruthan (previous entry), all is serene at the adults-only Scarlet, ‘perfectly located overlooking the beach and ocean’, with Ayurvedic-inspired spa and outdoor hot tubs.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wi-fi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • view
  • disabled
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • eco-friendly
  • parking
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • electric_charging_point
  • adults-only
  • foodie
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The Pig near Bath

The Pig near Bath

Pensford

Fallow deer roam parkland around a part-Georgian house that has been converted into one of the Pig hotels in Robin Hutson’s Home Grown collection (see index).
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • spa
  • disabled_facilities
  • wi-fi
  • conference_meeting
  • country_house
  • disabled
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • vegan-friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • outdoor_dining
  • foodie
  • great_breakfast
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Gara Rock

Gara Rock

Salcombe

‘The perfect pit stop’ on the Coast Path between Salcombe and Dartmouth, Gara Rock stands ‘high on the cliff above a beautiful beach’.
  • wi-fi
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • walking
  • spa
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • parking
  • dog_friendly
  • child_friendly
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • seaside
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • vegan-friendly
  • romantic
  • weddings
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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.
  • baby-friendly
  • child_friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • eco-friendly
  • garden
  • historic
  • outdoor_pool
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • seaside
  • spa
  • outdoor_dining
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • wi-fi
  • tennis
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Barnsley House

Barnsley House

Cirencester

The late Rosemary Verey, doyenne of the 20th-century English country garden, created the flourishing grounds at this 17th-century Cotswold stone mansion, her home from the late 1950s.
  • weddings
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • spa
  • disabled_facilities
  • wi-fi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • outdoor_pool
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • honeymoon
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • dog_friendly
  • boutique
Last updated: October 24, 2020