Best British hotels to live the Downton lifestyle

Best British hotels to live the Downton lifestyle

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Hambleton Hall

Hambleton Hall - Autumn and Winter Breaks in Rutland

Oakham

‘I find it difficult to make any original comments,’ writes a Guide regular after this year’s visit to Tim and Stefa Hart’s much-loved hotel (Relais & Châteaux) with celebrated grounds reaching down to Rutland Water. ‘All the superlatives have been used by other guests.’
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • outdoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • activities
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • gourmet
  • parking
  • wi-fi
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • walking
  • romantic
  • golf
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • wildlife_watching
  • honeymoon
  • electric_charging_point
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Lewtrenchard Manor

Lewtrenchard Manor - Winter Break Special Offer

Okehampton

A ‘wonderful hotel’ with that ‘special feel’ of family ownership, Sue and James Murray’s manor house delights with its ‘history, beauty and style’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • gourmet
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • golf
  • for_wine-lovers
  • fishing
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wi-fi
  • wildlife_watching
  • parking
  • bird_watching
  • great_breakfast
  • horse_riding
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
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Bodysgallen Hall and Spa

Bodysgallen Hall and Spa - 'The Great Half-Price Break' Special Offer

Llandudno

‘A highlight of our journey. It was everything one could expect, in a historic setting.’ A reader on a hotel tour this year was impressed by this Grade I listed Elizabethan mansion-turned-hotel-and-spa in parkland with views of Snowdonia and Conwy Castle.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • spa
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
  • wheelchair_accessible
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Lords of the Manor

Lords of the Manor - 'Idyllic Autumn' Special Offer

Upper Slaughter

A golden stone Carolean manor house-turned-rectory in an ‘idyllic setting’ is run as a ‘welcoming, comfortable and relaxing’ hotel, under highly experienced manager Michael Obray.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • country_house
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • parking
  • romantic
  • wi-fi
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • for_wine-lovers
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
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Cliveden House

Cliveden House - Three for Two Short Break

Taplow

Meghan Markle spent the night before her wedding at this ‘magnificent’ Italianate mansion in ‘glorious’ National Trust grounds on a bluff above the Thames.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • gourmet
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • baby-friendly
  • wi-fi
  • disabled_facilities
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
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Gravetye Manor

Gravetye Manor

East Grinstead

‘Whenever a special date crops up, we make a beeline for Gravetye and have never been disappointed.’
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • parking
  • gourmet
  • for_wine-lovers
  • wi-fi
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • electric_charging_point
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Ballathie House

Ballathie House

Stanley

A Victorian ghost, a Russian grand duke and a former Prince of Wales have all graced this ‘lovely’ Scottish country house in a 'delightful position' on the River Tay.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • activities
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • bird_watching
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
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Country house hotels like Downton Abbey

Fans of Downton Abbey will feel right at home in this selection of country house hotels. These exquisite hotels thrive on the estates that titled families once called home – and in some cases still do. Emulate the lifestyle of Lord and Lady Grantham as you stroll through beautiful gardens, try your hand at shooting and fishing, and have aperitifs in the drawing room before sitting down to a spread that Mrs Patmore would be proud of.

Last updated: November 10, 2019