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Little Barwick House

Little Barwick House

YEOVIL

‘So relaxing and homely, but with style and much attention to detail,’ Emma and Tim Ford’s ‘absolutely delightful’, ‘tranquil’ restaurant-with-rooms is the ‘complete package’, say Guide readers this year.
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  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • gourmet
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Rothay Manor

Rothay Manor - 20% Discount Special Offer

AMBLESIDE

Jamie and Jenna Shail continue to make improvements to their 19th-century manor house.
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Hartwell House

Hartwell House - 'Stay One Night and Receive the Second night for £30' Special Offer

AYLESBURY

In a Georgian Arcadia, this Jacobean mansion, refashioned in the 1700s, was the palatial refuge of the exiled Louis XVIII and his court.
From £200 per night
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The Cavendish

The Cavendish - 'Chatsworth Experience' Special Offer

BASLOW

Owned by the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, and sitting within the Chatsworth Estate, this smart hotel is a great base for exploring the Peak District.
  • child_friendly
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  • fishing
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • historic
  • gourmet
  • weddings
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Lindeth Fell

Lindeth Fell

BOWNESS-ON-WINDERMERE

‘Lovely owners’, the ‘charming and friendly’ Kennedy family, lay on a cream tea for new arrivals at their wisteria-draped Edwardian country house, run as a luxury B&B.
  • child_friendly
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  • fishing
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Congham Hall

Congham Hall - Sunday Special Offer

KING'S LYNN

The herb garden is a major draw at this Georgian country house hotel set amid lawns, orchards and woodlands close to Sandringham.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • tennis
  • indoor_pool
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  • romantic
  • honeymoon
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The Horn of Plenty

The Horn of Plenty

TAVISTOCK

‘A wonderful place,’ writes a trusted reader, of Julie Leivers and Damien Pease’s long-established hotel on the Devon/Cornwall border
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
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  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
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  • gourmet
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Hambleton Hall

Hambleton Hall - Autumn & Winter Breaks in Rutland

OAKHAM

‘Perfection to the very last detail,’ writes a reader this year, of Tim and Stefa Hart’s hotel with landscaped gardens stretching down to Rutland Water.
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  • bird_watching
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  • fishing
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  • tennis
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  • activities
  • gourmet
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The Pier at Harwich

The Pier at Harwich - Easter Break Two-night Special Offer

HARWICH

On the quay, overlooking the Stour and Orwell estuaries, and with ‘a compelling view over the boats and container ships on the water’, the Milsom family’s hotel is run by friendly young staff
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  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • historic
  • view
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Lastingham Grange

Lastingham Grange - Three nights for the Price of Two Special Offer

LASTINGHAM

‘The Wood family continues to run this little hotel like a vocation,’ say readers this year, having visited regularly for over three decades.
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Lewtrenchard Manor

Lewtrenchard Manor - Winter Sale Special Offer

OKEHAMPTON

‘Can only talk in superlatives,’ writes a reader this year of Sue and James Murray’s historic manor house.
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  • dog_friendly
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  • gourmet
  • honeymoon
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  • disabled
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The Capital

The Capital - Weekend special offer

LONDON

With its classic red brick facade, smartly suited doormen and Knightsbridge location, the hotel has offered the same ‘splendid’ intimate hospitality for almost half a century.
  • child_friendly
  • value
  • wifi
  • parking
  • gourmet
  • romantic
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The Levin

The Levin

LONDON

Location, location, location: the small but perfectly formed Levin is just a credit card toss from Harrods, close to the designer stores and cultural hubs of Knightsbridge and a stroll from the green lungs of Hyde Park.
  • child_friendly
  • value
  • wifi
  • wine
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  • romantic
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Chewton Glen

Chewton Glen - 4 Nights for the Price of 3 Special Offer

NEW MILTON

After more than 50 years, this country house hotel and spa on the edge of the New Forest still sets the standard for luxury.
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  • seaside
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  • wine
  • disabled
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The Rose and Crown

The Rose and Crown - Spring Break Special Offer

BARNARD CASTLE

In a ‘beautiful setting’, beside the Saxon church in a ‘picturesque’ North Pennines village, Cheryl and Thomas Robinson’s 18th-century inn is ‘an absolute gem’.
  • child_friendly
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  • bird_watching
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • activities
  • disabled
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Hazel Bank

Hazel Bank

KESWICK

Gary and Donna MacRae take evident pride in their hotel in its own wooded grounds, perched above this hamlet in the Borrowdale valley.
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  • garden
  • wifi
  • view
  • parking
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Jeake’s House

Jeake’s House - Midweek Winter Breaks

RYE

‘It’s a lovely place to stay, with great character and charm.’ Readers visiting Jenny Hadfield’s 17th-century B&B ‘as a little treat’ to celebrate an occasion in 2018 ‘were made to feel special and right at home’.
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Star Castle

Star Castle - March Stay Special Offer

ST MARY'S

‘High standards are maintained,’ writes a devoted fan, following a New Year stay at the Francis family’s hotel, forged from a 16th-century fortification.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
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  • bird_watching
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  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • view
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Soar Mill Cove Hotel

Soar Mill Cove Hotel - 40% Discount 40th Anniversary Special Offer

SALCOMBE

‘We couldn’t have enjoyed it more or been more welcome,’ write trusted Guide correspondents this year, after dropping by at Keith Makepeace’s long-established, family-run hotel with views across National Trust coastline to the open sea.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • indoor_pool
  • view
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
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Lake Isle

Lake Isle - D,B&B Third Night Free Special Offer

UPPINGHAM

The food is the main course at Janine and Richard Burton’s restaurant-with-rooms. ‘How I wish we had a restaurant anywhere near as good as this where I live now,’ writes a regular reader this year, after returning to her old Rutland haunt.
  • child_friendly
  • value
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • gourmet
  • dog_friendly
  • wi-fi
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Middlethorpe Hall & Spa

Middlethorpe Hall & Spa - Tailor make the break of your choice

YORK

'Tis a very pritty place,' wrote the diarist and former resident, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu. After visiting the National Trust’s red brick mansion, Guide readers happily concur.
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  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • gourmet
  • disabled
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Gliffaes

Gliffaes - Up to 30% Discount Spring Special Offer

CRICKHOWELL

‘Wonderfully located’ above the River Usk, this Victorian former vicar’s house has a ‘timeless quality’.
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  • value
  • fishing
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  • romantic
  • tennis
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Tyddyn Llan

Tyddyn Llan - Six Course Tasting Menu Special Offer

CORWEN

‘One comes for the food, and it doesn’t disappoint,’ reports a trusted Guide reader after a 2018 visit to Susan and Bryan Webb’s Michelin-starred restaurant-with-rooms in a ‘peaceful rural location’.
  • weddings
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  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • disabled
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Bodysgallen Hall and Spa

Bodysgallen Hall and Spa - Spa Break Special Offer

LLANDUDNO

‘Without exception the house and its antique contents are fabulous; it’s an absolute gem,’ wrote a long-term Guide reader after visiting the National Trust hotel overlooking Snowdonia.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • spa
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
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Argyll Hotel

Argyll Hotel - Three Night 25% Discount Special Offer

IONA

Iona Sound, frescoed with gently bobbing boats, provides a tranquil outlook for the row of crofters’ cottages that form this ‘amazing little hotel’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • seaside
  • view
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Hotel du Vin & Bistro Tunbridge Wells

Hotel du Vin & Bistro Tunbridge Wells

Tunbridge Wells

Close to the station, a hotel and restaurant inside a Grade II-listed 18th-century sandstone mansion. Intimate and clubby, there is an open fire in the bar, and Gallic-influenced dishes in the informal restaurant. Alfresco dining on the terrace. Modern bedrooms (some overlooking Calverley Park) have plenty of perks: a capsule coffee machine, fluffy bathrobes, chic toiletries for indulgent bathing. Within walking distance of the Pantiles.
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Arisaig House

Arisaig House

Arisaig

Backing on to Loch Nan Uamh, a stone-built manor with a relaxed country house atmosphere and loads of Scottish charm. Explore twenty acres of gardens and woodlands accompanied by one of the resident dogs.
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Stocks Hotel

Stocks Hotel

Sark

An elegantly decorated Victorian country house hotel with bright bedrooms – some in a converted farmhouse or stables. The comfortable lounge has a wood-burning stove, a library stocked with books about Sark and the Channel Islands. A vast array of single malt whiskies awaits in the adjoining 18th-century Smugglers Bar (white-washed stone walls, oak beams). Carriage rides using the hotel’s own livery stables can be arranged.
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The Belmont

The Belmont

Leicester

On leafy New Walk, this welcoming family-owned town hotel is formed from a row of Victorian residences. It is within easy reach of the city and station, the King Richard III Visitor Centre and the University.
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  • exceptional_value
  • disabled
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Danehurst

Danehurst

Tunbridge Wells

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Tall Storeys

Tall Storeys

SCARBOROUGH

In the heart of the Old Town conservation area, a Grade II listed Regency town house with welcoming hosts and elegant bedrooms, many (on the east side) with a seaview outlook. Freshly cooked Yorkshire breakfasts include plenty of homemade extras. A bright, sunny lounge has comfortable sofas, antique clocks and books, games and magazines. The plant-filled conservatory leads to a south-facing walled garden. Within easy walking distance to shops and the Castle.
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  • garden
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Rudding Park

Rudding Park

Harrogate

In parkland originally laid out by landscape designer Humphry Repton, this Grade I listed Regency mansion, has luxurious accommodation and two fine restaurants. Impressive facilities include two golf courses, a private cinema, a kitchen garden, and a rooftop spa.
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Norton House Hotel

Norton House Hotel

Swansea

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The Walnut Tree Inn

The Walnut Tree Inn

Northampton

Convenient for Silverstone, the hotel once served as a stopover for Victorian railway travellers; high speed trains still run along its front. The restaurant is popular for rib eye steaks and seasonal menus. Bedrooms are straightforward; breakfasts are tasty. Music and comedy events are regularly held. On the outskirts of Blisworth, 6 miles from Northampton,
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Quebecs

Quebecs

Leeds

A luxury hotel in the centre. The grand Grade II listed Victorian red brick building (formerly the Leeds and County Liberal Club) has wood-panelled walls, stained glass windows and an elegant winding staircase leading to classically-styled bedrooms. The Porter’s Lodge Bar & Lounge serves light snacks, lunch, afternoon tea and supper.
  • wi-fi
  • parking
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Grendon

Grendon

Buxton

Wonderful views, luxury extras and home-baked treats – on a quiet road within walking distance of the town centre, this B&B in an Edwardian property has an immaculate modern interior and welcoming hosts.
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Morgans

Morgans

Swansea

Imaginatively modernised hotel in converted Regency Port Authority building (Grade II* listed) in centre. Owned by Martin and Louisa Morgan, managed by Christine Owen
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  • wi-fi
  • parking
  • weddings
  • historic
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Sir Christopher Wren Hotel & Spa

Sir Christopher Wren Hotel & Spa

Windsor

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The Relish

The Relish

Folkestone

Guests are welcomed with a glass of wine or beer at this relaxed B&B which has direct access to the private, 4-acre August Gardens. Complimentary coffee, tea, soft drinks and home-made cake are available throughout the day. The grand, cream-painted 1850s merchant’s house is furnished in a clean-lined, contemporary style.
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Grey Street Hotel

Grey Street Hotel

NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE

A former bank, the Georgian building (Grade II listed) has a handsome array of arched windows, ornate stonework and pediments. Inside, the hotel is modern, enlivened with bright splashes of colour. Stylish and dog-friendly bedrooms have high ceilings, a lap top safe and tea- and coffee-making facilities. Beauty treatments are available. No on-site dining at the moment, but a ‘Grab and Go’ breakfast bag is offered, and nearby bars and restaurants are plentiful. On one of the city’s finest streets (some traffic noise), the railway station, metro and quayside are all a short walk away.
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The Roseate

The Roseate

Reading

By Forbury Gardens, triking design meets civic grandeur in a grand brick-built building (formerly The Forbury hotel, and County Hall offices). Opulently restored by India-based hotel group Roseate Hotels & Resorts, an impressive chandelier trails down; plush fabrics and ritzy wallpaper add glamour. In luxurious bedrooms there is fine bedding, original artwork, and state-of-the-art lighting and audio systems. Cerise restaurant is for sophisticated dining. Soothing treatments await in Aheli spa. Reading rail station is a 5-minute walk away.
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Buckingham’s Hotel

Buckingham’s Hotel

Chesterfield

In the city known for its crooked spire, Nick and Tina Buckingham have created an unusual hotel/restaurant. It is managed by their daughters, Vicci and Emma; son Will is co-chef
From £70 per night
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The Bull Hotel

The Bull Hotel

Bridport

In the centre of this bustling market town, a family-friendly (Fullers) hotel in a handsome Grade II listed former coaching inn. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, menus include moules frites and steak frites. Quirky rooms have bold wallpaper. The flower-filled courtyard garden is ideal for sunny days and balmy nights. https://www.booking.com/hotel/gb/the-bull-dorset.en-gb.html?aid=311076
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The White Star Tavern

The White Star Tavern

Southampton

More than a century old, this former seafarers’ hotel is in a quaint street in the city’s historic maritime district. It takes its name from the famous shipping line. A Fuller’s pub, the bar stocks draught ales and a large selection of gins and wines. In the panelled dining room, menus of classic fare are served for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Cosy, contemporary bedrooms are located on ‘decks’. Upper Deck rooms are the most spacious; bathrooms have a roll-top bath.
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The Bijou

The Bijou

Harrogate

Within easy walking distance of the town centre and railway station, this small B&B in a Victorian villa tempts with an honesty bar, pleasant front garden; private parking is an added bonus.
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The Farmers Arms

The Farmers Arms

TAUNTON

Off the beaten track, four miles south of Taunton, a relaxed and dog-friendly rustic inn with wooden floors, exposed stone walls, leather sofas and a log burner. Perfect for pre and post bracing walks, the welcoming bar serves an extensive range of Somerset ales, and there is hearty fare in the oak-beamed restaurant. Bedrooms have views of rolling countryside.
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Hotel Indigo

Hotel Indigo

Birmingham

In the iconic Cube building, a contemporary hotel with terrific views over the city and canal network below. Higher up is the Marco Pierre White Steakhouse, Bar & Grill. Guests have complimentary use of the club and spa, which includes a pool, sauna and steam/hot rooms.
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The Old Hall Hotel

The Old Hall Hotel

Buxton

Reputed to be England’s oldest hotel, the characterful building dates back to 1573, and has accommodated many illustrious Elizabethans, as well as the hapless Mary Queen of Scots. Today’s guests appreciate its blend of tradition with modernity and its great location opposite the beautiful Pavilion Gardens and Buxton Opera House.
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Raithwaite Estate

Raithwaite Estate

Whitby

A short walk from the coast, this collection of buildings nestles in 100 acres of gardens and woodland. Choose to stay in The Hall, The Keep, the six-bedroom private Lake House or one of the stone-built cottages. The luxury spa has four treatment rooms, a relaxation room, heated pool, jacuzzi, steam room, sauna and small gym.
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Ox Pasture Hall Country House Hotel

Ox Pasture Hall Country House Hotel

Scarborough

Two miles outside Scarborough in the North York Moors National Park, a dog-friendly country house hotel set in seventeen acres of gardens and grounds. Individually designed bedrooms and suites are in the main house, or set around a wisteria-clad courtyard; some have direct access to the garden. The traditional, stone-walled bar has comfortable seating by a cheerful wood-burning stove, and there is a choice of dining – traditional Yorkshire gastro pub fare in the Bistro, or more creative cuisine in the Courtyard restaurant.
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