10 of the best hotels for the over 50s

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10 of the best hotels for the over 50s

10 of the best hotels for the over 50s

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The Nare

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Veryan-in-Roseland

A ‘country house hotel by the sea’, in sub-tropical gardens overlooking Carne Beach, The Nare is old-fashioned in all the best ways. A four-o’clock cream tea, an hors d’oeuvre trolley and flame grills from a gueridon in the silver-service dining room are reminders of a less-frenetic age.
  • gym
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • cooking_school
  • view
  • disabled
  • dog_friendly
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • parking
  • outdoor_dining
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • babyfriendly
  • country_house
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • walking
  • electric_charging_point
  • great_breakfast
  • vegetarian_friendly
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Dedham Hall

Dedham Hall

Colchester

In the heart of Constable country, this ancient manor house in gardens teeming with wildlife, has traditional, affordable accommodation. Residential art courses hold a particular appeal, and our readers’ reports paint a highly favourable picture.
  • wifi
  • disabled
  • good_value
  • wildlife_watching
  • great_breakfast
  • child_friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • garden
  • parking
  • disabled_facilities
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • bird_watching
  • country_house
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
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Lewtrenchard Manor

Lewtrenchard Manor

Okehampton

A Jacobean manor house, almost entirely rebuilt by an ebullient Victorian, is today a family-run hotel. There are beautiful gardens to explore, Dartmoor national park is on the doorstep, public rooms are filled with period furniture and artworks, while a dinner of locally sourced produce is served in the panelled dining room.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • gourmet
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • golf
  • for_winelovers
  • fishing
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wildlife_watching
  • bird_watching
  • great_breakfast
  • horse_riding
  • foodie
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
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Biggin Hall

Biggin Hall

Buxton

In a Peak District village, this Grade II* listed manor house is a welcoming hotel where complimentary drinks on arrival, and a packed lunch for walkers reflect a spirit of generosity. House bedrooms are traditionally furnished, with a modern bathroom.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • conference_meeting
  • country_house
  • good_value
  • outdoor_dining
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • historic
  • boutique
  • cycling
  • disabled_facilities
  • electric_charging_point
  • parking
  • restaurant_with_rooms
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Ees Wyke Country House

Ees Wyke Country House

Ambleside

Overlooking Esthwaite Water, this Georgian country house – once Beatrix Potter’s holiday home – has a likeable, lived-in feel. In the light-filled dining room, with views to Coniston Old Man and the Langdale Pikes, a short menu of locally source dishes showcases local produce.
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • historic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • bird_watching
  • wildlife_watching
  • great_breakfast
  • country_house
  • electric_charging_point
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • foodie
  • parking
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Plas Dinas Country House

Plas Dinas Country House

Caernarfon

Anyone who can recall the romance between the young Princess Margaret and photographer Anthony Armstrong Jones will get a kick out of staying at his family’s country house. Public rooms are filled with family portraits and memorabilia, while Princess Margaret bedroom has a four-poster and a roll-top bath for two.
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • historic
  • weddings
  • romantic
  • walking
  • country_house
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • honeymoon
  • foodie
  • veganfriendly
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Castle Leslie Estate

Castle Leslie Estate

Glaslough

Brimming with character and bonhomie, this Victorian mansion on a 1,000-acres estate, once beloved of poet laureate John Betjeman, is filled with Grand Tour heirlooms. Each main house bedroom comes with some colourful piece of Leslie family lore.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • spa
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • golf
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • for_winelovers
  • horse_riding
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • great_breakfast
  • wildlife_watching
  • honeymoon
  • babyfriendly
  • gourmet
  • dog_friendly
  • boutique
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • cycling

There is nothing stuffy or staid about these ten hotels. They all have broad appeal, but, from rural peace to beachside luxury, they are ideal for the over-50s in search of fresh air, a little peace and a bit of spoiling.

Last updated: October 03, 2022