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
This quintessential English country house with spa, pools, kids’ club, elegant bedrooms and fun tree houses, hits all the right luxurious notes for a romantic or family stay.
Bedruthan Hotel and Spa
Seen through walls of windows, the sea is a huge presence at this family-run hotel ‘in a fabulous location’ on the cliffs above a surfers’ beach.
The Green Park
Traditional as Burns Night and bannocks, the McMenemie family’s Victorian country house hotel stands in well-kept lawned gardens on the shores of Loch Faskally.
Under the big skies of Caithness, wrapped in woodland and a curve of the River Forss, this Georgian mansion offers the grandeur of Scottish country house living but with modern-day warmth and comforts.
Gilpin Hotel and Lake House
With its indulgent bedrooms, Michelin-starred dining, attentive staff and guaranteed privacy, many look to Gilpin as the ultimate in Lakeland luxury.
A New Forest bolt-hole, this country house hotel has an easy glamour, romantic and family-friendly rooms, heart-warming Italian food and top-notch spa.
It may be a grand Jacobean manor but fun and frolicking for all the family is positively encouraged at Woolley Grange which has all bases covered from crèche and cinema to spa and pools.
Calcot & Spa
Amid 240 acres of native woodland, rewilded organic meadow and grassland, this 16th-century stone manor house offers a real escape to the country.
Approached down a mile-long avenue of lime and beech trees, this ‘very grand and lovely’ Palladian mansion exults in 500 acres of parkland and gardens.
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.