A welcoming sanctuary, Kate and Gordon Innes’s hotel was built in the early 19th century by French prisoners of war. It is now a popular spot for afternoon teas, cocktail evenings.
A ‘little jewel’ in a secluded setting, this small baronial mansion is enveloped by sweeping manicured lawns within acres of woodland.
Praise pours in for Stephen and Lisa Davies’s ‘great-value’, ‘very welcoming’ Victorian guest house in the Tweed valley – ‘a little patch of undiscovered Scotland’.
'Stunning hotel, stunning views.’ A reader this year endorses John and Sylvia Matthews’s restaurant-with-rooms in an Edwardian manor house overlooking the Tweed valley
In a pretty town between the wild and wonderful Ring of Beara and the spectacular Ring of Kerry, this ‘attractively priced’ hotel exudes ‘a genuine sense of hospitality’, thanks to the ‘warm, helpful, friendly’ staff – and to hosts Una and Dermot Brennan.
On a small private island in the south Adriatic, off the coast of the island of Hvar, this ‘splendid’ complex (‘my favourite place for a weekend break’, says a fan) is owned and run by Dagmar Meneghello, journalist and arts patron, with her three adult children, Djenko, Romina and Tarin.
A short detour off the scenic Southern Upland Way reveals a ‘pleasant town’ where Robert and Mhairi Ash’s ‘lovely Victorian house’ overlooks the surrounding hills.
Last updated: January 24, 2018