The top UK resort hotels

From country pursuits to luxury spas, golf courses to family activities, swimming pools to multiple choice when it comes to dinner options. Whether you’re travelling with children or going on a romantic break, here are some of our favourite resort hotels, each with their own unique attributes, where they have everything you could need or want to keep you happy, entertained and totally satisfied on your holiday, without ever having to leave the grounds.

10 of the best UK resort hotels

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Woolley Grange

Woolley Grange

Bradford-on-Avon

Part of Luxury Family Hotels (see also Fowey Hall, Fowey, and Moonfleet Manor, Fleet), a small collection of historic properties, this family-focussed hotel occupies a ‘pretty, rambling’ Jacobean manor house in ‘lovely grounds’ with ‘views across the Wiltshire countryside’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • baby-friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wi-fi
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
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Chewton Glen

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New Milton

‘My four-year-old loves Chewton as much as I do, it’s always a struggle to leave.’ ‘We stayed to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary, and it exceeded expectations.’
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • cooking_school
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • wine
  • disabled
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • honeymoon
  • vegan-friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • for_wine-lovers
  • gourmet
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wi-fi
  • with_cooking_school
  • baby-friendly
  • horse_riding
  • parking
  • wildlife_watching
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The Green Park

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Pitlochry

Bright gardens, dotted with sculptures, and a sweep of lawns tumble down to a private lochside terrace from this Victorian country house, where many thoughtful touches ‘set the hotel apart’.
  • child_friendly
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • disabled
  • exceptional_value
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • walking
  • wine
  • baby-friendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • wi-fi
  • electric_charging_point
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Forss House

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Thurso

‘Scottish country house living on a grand scale.’ Near the mainland’s northern tip, this Georgian mansion is surrounded by woodland and waterfall on the Forss river, a fishing hot spot.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • conference_meeting
  • activities
  • disabled
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wi-fi
  • gourmet
  • historic
  • parking
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • bird_watching
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • eco-friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • romantic
  • for_wine-lovers
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
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Bedruthan Hotel and Spa

Bedruthan Hotel and Spa

Mawgan Porth

It is not that they’ve put away childish things at this contemporary hotel set into the hillside above Mawgan Porth beach. It remains very family-friendly, but there is plenty for adults.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • disabled
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • wi-fi
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • baby-friendly
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • surfing
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Gilpin Hotel and Lake House

Gilpin Hotel and Lake House

Windermere

‘Nothing compares’ with the Cunliffes’ ‘really special’ country house hotel and its glamorous satellite, Lake House, with spa, half a mile away.
  • weddings
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • wine
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • for_wine-lovers
  • gourmet
  • wi-fi
  • parking
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wildlife_watching
  • vegan-friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • disabled_facilities
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Lime Wood

Lime Wood

Lyndhurst

At the end of a long drive past rustic cabins, a helipad and a forest-fringed meadow, this 21st-century rebuild of a Georgian lodge is a ‘highly professional, near faultless’ modern country house hotel.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • gourmet
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • cooking_school
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
  • with_cooking_school
  • wheelchair_accessible
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Lucknam Park

Lucknam Park

Chippenham

Fortune from wealthy families helped create this honey-toned 18th-century mansion on a large Wiltshire estate; fortunate guests nowadays arrive to a wealth of additional delights.
  • walking
  • parking
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • spa
  • country_house
  • wi-fi
  • with_cooking_school
  • horse_riding
  • gourmet
  • tennis
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • vegan-friendly
  • romantic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • weddings
  • dog_friendly
  • celebrity_chef
  • conference/meeting_friendly
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Calcot & Spa

Calcot & Spa

Tetbury

Families have ‘a grand time’ at this 16th-century manor house with spa, in ‘lovely manicured grounds’.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • romantic
  • disabled
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • tennis
  • baby-friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wi-fi
  • cycling
  • vegan-friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
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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 10, 2020