20 British hotels with gorgeous gardens

20 British hotels with gorgeous gardens

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Gravetye Manor

Gravetye Manor - Classic British Escape

East Grinstead

‘Every comfort is anticipated’ at this ‘classy, tasteful’ Elizabethan manor house, from the garden flowers in the public rooms to ‘the most extensive cheese trolley we’d ever seen’.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • historic
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Hartwell House & Spa

Hartwell House & Spa - £89.50 Per Person Special Offer

Aylesbury

Swish up the drive through an Arcadian 18th-century landscape to reach this Jacobean mansion.
From £200 per night
  • gym
  • weddings
  • golf
  • garden
  • fishing
  • spa
  • wifi
  • parking
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
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Hambleton Hall

Hambleton Hall - Summer Breaks in Rutland

Hambleton

‘Tim and Stefa Hart’s country house hotel is consistently outstanding, with service I have yet to see bettered: courteous, attentive, unintrusive. And Aaron Patterson’s Michelin-starred cooking never fails.’
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • outdoor_pool
  • view
  • activities
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Lastingham Grange

Lastingham Grange - 10% discount Special Offer

Lastingham

Birdsong fills the air around the Wood family’s ‘really lovely hotel’, which stands in large, peaceful grounds on the edge of the North York Moors.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • b&b
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Plas Bodegroes

Plas Bodegroes - Exclusive 10% discount

Pwllheli

Chris and Gunna Chown’s restaurant-with-rooms, in a Grade II* listed Georgian country house on the remote Lleyn peninsula, enchants visitors old and new.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • gourmet
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Cliveden House

Cliveden House - Three for Two Short Break

Taplow

For ‘exceptional service’, a scandalous history, and rich views of the Thames, you’d be hard pressed to better this extensively restored Italianate mansion.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • gourmet
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
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Askham Hall

Askham Hall - Midweek Special Offer

Penrith

‘We felt we were staying at a grand house rather than a hotel,’ say regular Guide correspondents this year of Charles Lowther and his family'’s Grade I listed ancestral home, built around a medieval pele tower and brimming with the owners’ personality.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • outdoor_pool
  • historic
  • view
  • disabled
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Woolley Grange

Woolley Grange

Bradford-on-Avon

‘There’s lots of room to play and run around’ at this ‘pretty, rambling manor house’ in ‘fantastic grounds’ on the edge of the Cotswolds.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • disabled
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Talland Bay Hotel

Talland Bay Hotel

Talland-by-Looe

A spirit of fun flits about Teresa and Kevin O’Sullivan’s cliff-top hotel, from the sub-tropical sculpture garden full of surprises (‘you feel like Alice walking into Wonderland’) to the ‘delightfully humorous artwork scattered throughout’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • seaside
  • view
  • disabled
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Calcot Manor

Calcot Manor

Tetbury

‘You can hear the sounds of birds all around’ this converted 14th-century farmhouse.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • romantic
  • disabled
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The Priory

The Priory

Wareham

‘The setting, ambience and gardens are possibly the most attractive of any hotel we’ve stayed in, anywhere,’ writes a Guide reader this year of the Turner family’s country hotel, in a 16th-century priory on the River Frome.
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • gourmet
  • country_house
  • view
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Bodysgallen Hall & Spa

Bodysgallen Hall & Spa

Llandudno

‘A lovely old house’, this historic mansion on the slopes of Pydew mountain has glorious views of Snowdonia.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • spa
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • disabled
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The Old Rectory

The Old Rectory

Boscastle

Literary pilgrims follow narrow single-track lanes to this Victorian rectory in a ‘magical setting’ in the Valency valley, where Thomas Hardy met and courted his first wife, Emma Gifford.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • romantic
  • historic
  • b&b
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Barnsley House

Barnsley House

Barnsley

Romance is in the air, along with the birdsong of robins, nuthatches and chaffinches, at this golden-hued manor house in a pretty Cotswold village.
  • weddings
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • spa
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • outdoor_pool
  • historic
  • disabled
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Hotel Endsleigh

Hotel Endsleigh

Milton Abbot

Olga Polizzi’s countryside retreat, at its origin a Regency fishing lodge created for the Duchess of Bedford, is today an ‘unpretentious, wholly enjoyable’ hotel ‘decorated with charm and taste’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • gourmet
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • historic
  • view
  • disabled
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Millgate House

Millgate House

Richmond

It’s hard to pinpoint what Guide readers like best at Tim Culkin and Austin Lynch’s ‘lovely’, characterful B&B, for we hear praise of the ‘warm welcome’; the ‘stylish, comfortable’ rooms; the ‘outstanding’ breakfasts; the ‘beautiful’, award-winning garden.
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • view
  • b&b
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Old Whyly

Old Whyly

East Hoathly

With a lily-scented terrace in the summer and a log fire in the winter, all is ‘enchanting’ at this ‘elegant, comfortable’ Georgian manor house.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • outdoor_pool
  • guest_house
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Lime Wood

Lime Wood

Lyndhurst

Think of anything you might want from a luxury hotel – ‘friendly, professional staff’, ‘well-appointed bedrooms’, ‘delightful’ public spaces, a ‘memorable’ breakfast with peerless granola.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • gourmet
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • cooking_school
  • disabled
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The Goring

The Goring

London

‘For the quality of service, elegance and comfort, this fine hotel sits among the top rank,’ writes an admirer of London’s last grand Edwardian-era hotel, family run for more than a century.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • wifi
  • parking
  • gourmet
  • disabled
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Goldstone Hall

Goldstone Hall

Market Drayton

All is peaceful at John and Sue Cushing’s 18th-century manor house hotel, approached down a country lane embraced by green fields.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
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