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The Horn of Plenty

The Horn of Plenty - Winter Getaway Special Offer

Tavistock

‘A wonderful place,’ writes a trusted reader, of Julie Leivers and Damien Pease’s long-established hotel on the Devon/Cornwall border
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Hambleton Hall

Hambleton Hall - Autumn & Winter Breaks in Rutland

Hambleton

‘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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Lewtrenchard Manor

Lewtrenchard Manor - Autumn Escape Special Offer

Lewdown

‘Can only talk in superlatives,’ writes a reader this year of Sue and James Murray’s historic manor house.
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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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The Rose and Crown

The Rose and Crown - Winter Snuggler 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’.
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Star Castle

Star Castle - Christmas 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.
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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.
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Tyddyn Llan

Tyddyn Llan - Six Course Tasting Menu Special Offer

Llandrillo

‘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’.
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The Airds Hotel

The Airds Hotel - 15% Discount Luxury Autumn Break Special Offer

Port Appin

‘Highly, highly recommended. We shall return.’ Much praise from a reader for this ‘wonderful little boutique hotel’ with ‘delightful’ views across Loch Linnhe and the Morvern mountains.
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Knockinaam Lodge

Knockinaam Lodge - Christmas Special Offer at Knockinaam – 24th, 25th & 26th December 2018

Portpatrick

In the lea of the cliffs, overlooking a private beach on the rugged Galloway coast, Sian and David Ibbotson’s Victorian hunting lodge offers a great sense of escape.
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La Sablonnerie

La Sablonnerie - Last minute offer not to be missed

Little Sark

A horse-drawn carriage brings guests to this rose-covered, 16th-century farmhouse on a car-free island.
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  • exceptional_value
  • honeymoon
  • seaside
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The George

The George - Sumptuous Sundays Special Offer

Stamford

‘As good as ever in all respects,’ writes a regular visitor after this year’s visit to Lawrence Hoskins’s popular hotel, a historic landmark of this Georgian town.
From £195.00 per night
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The Nare

The Nare - Complimentary Guided Walk Special Offer

Veryan-in-roseland

‘Old-fashioned in all the best ways’, ‘a Cornish jewel’, ‘a real joy – almost a privilege – to stay there’; complements rained down from trusted readers after visits to Toby Ashworth’s hotel on the Roseland Peninsula.
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Cliveden House

Cliveden House - Three for Two Short Break

Taplow

Having hosted everyone from Chaplin to Churchill, this ‘superbly refurbished’ Italianate mansion seduces visitors with the prospect of ‘luxurious country house living’.
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The Old Bridge

The Old Bridge - 2 nights for the price of 1

Huntingdon

On the banks of the River Ouse, Julia and John Hoskins’s ivy-covered town house hotel impressed trusted readers, who enjoyed the buzz created by locals ‘chatting over drinks’ in the ‘casual, cosy setting’ of the bar.
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Castleman

Castleman - Midweek Special Offer

Blandford Forum

‘Set in a period property, this hotel pampers its clients like friends, and captures an age of country house hospitality,’ write readers this year, of Barbara Garnsworthy’s former dower house in a feudal village.
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The Manor Town House

The Manor Town House - 20% Discount Winter Warmer Special Offer

Fishguard

The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path runs through the valley below the rear garden terrace of Helen and Chris Sheldon’s Georgian town house in this market town between the Preseli hills and the cliffs of Strumble Head.
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Trefeddian Hotel

Trefeddian Hotel - January Break from £65 per person per night

Aberdyfi

The Cave family’s holiday hotel overlooking Cardigan Bay is ‘very much family orientated, and the facilities are excellent – indoor pool, putting green, games room, beach across the road.’
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The Rose & Crown

The Rose & Crown - £60 Per Room Sunday Night 'Stretch the Weekend' Special Offer

Snettisham

Across from the cricket pitch, Jeannette and Anthony Goodrich’s ‘delightful’ 14th-century whitewashed pub has open fires, low beams, roses round the door.
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Widbrook Grange

Widbrook Grange - £199 per room Sunday Special Offer

Bradford-on-avon

A sheep made out of scrap metal and spark plugs, ‘old farm vehicles and delivery floats’ are part of the fun at Jane and Peter Wragg’s Georgian farmhouse that gains a full Guide entry this year.
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Judges

Judges - Summer/Autumn Special Offer

Yarm

‘Wonderful. Ten out of ten,’ writes a delighted reader in 2018, of this Victorian retreat.
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Glenfinnan House Hotel

Glenfinnan House Hotel - Three nights for Two Special Offer

Glenfinnan

Built for a veteran of Culloden and remodelled in Victorian times, Jane MacFarlane’s stone mansion stands in a breathtaking situation on the shores of Loch Shiel, with views of Ben Nevis and the Glenfinnan Monument.
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The Angel Hotel

The Angel Hotel - Winter Wonderland (from £191) Special Offer

Abergavenny

‘Faultless, elegant and comfortable,’ writes a reader after a visit to this ‘fine, family-run hotel’, forged from a 19th-century coaching inn.
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Stoberry House

Stoberry House - Autumn and Winter Three Night Special Offer

Wells

‘Five stars’, ‘Highly recommended’, ‘Faultless.’ ‘Frances, Tim and their lovely staff treat guests as if they are treasured members of the family.’ This year’s Guide received plentiful accolades for Tim and Frances Meeres Young’s B&B in an 18th-century coach house.
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The Crown

The Crown - October D, B&B from £165 Special Offer

Stoke By Nayland

In the Stour valley, close to the Essex border, Richard Sunderland’s pub-with-rooms stands in the ‘village centre, surrounded by landscaped gardens, with views over lovely countryside’.
From £145 per night
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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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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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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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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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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 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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One Warwick Park

One Warwick Park

Tunbridge Wells

Near the Pantiles, a former brewery and school house is now a modern hotel with sophisticated, neutral-toned bedrooms and suites (some in the neighbouring Townhouse are more contemporary and have a separate entrance). Breakfast is buffet-style. Informal dining as well as a la carte menus are served in Seventeen restaurant. Situated by Cumberland Walk, al fresco morning snacks, cocktails, and light bites can be enjoyed on The Terrace.
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The Rest Hotel Lincoln

The Rest Hotel Lincoln

Lincoln

On a quaint, steep, cobbled street, an old parish hall has been imaginatively converted into a chic B&B with an on-site coffee shop. The Castle and Cathedral are a five-minute walk away,
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The Keep

The Keep

Yeovil

A smart, well-appointed B&B situated in the heart of town. A Continental breakfast is served in a contemporary dining area, or may be taken in the room.
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Guildford Harbour Hotel,

Guildford Harbour Hotel,

Guildford

In the thick of things, a large, modern hotel on the cobbled high street. Public spaces are vibrantly furnished or bright with colourful prints. Food and drink is available throughout the day; HarSpa has a whirlpool, sauna, steam room and small open-air heated pool.
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Number Four Boutique Hotel

Number Four Boutique Hotel

Portsmouth

A short walk from Portsmouth City Centre and the seafront, this stylish hotel has elegantly decorated bedrooms, and a lounge bar run by obliging and friendly staff. Part of the Mercer Collection.
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Jurys Inn Nottingham

Jurys Inn Nottingham

Nottingham

A well-managed chain hotel in a good location, convenient for the shops, station and the Trent Bridge cricket ground. Impeccable rooms have excellent beds and open storage. Paid parking nearby.
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The Admiral of the Humber

The Admiral of the Humber

Hull

Handy for the train station, a modern Wethersppon pub with 22 large, comfortable rooms and an inviting rooftop terrace for sunny days. Food and drink can be ordered via the Wetherspoon app.
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St Martins Lodge

St Martins Lodge

Leicester

In the historic quarter, adjacent to the King Richard llI Visitor Centre. a beautifully renovated Grade II listed Georgian building, decorated in greys, monochrome patterns, pastel pink. Many bedrooms offer unrestricted views of Leicester Cathedral; breakfast is in a room overlooking the peaceful gardens.0116 261 5200
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Castle Farmhouse

Castle Farmhouse

Leicester

Next to the 15th-century castle, a hospitable owner and friendly pets provide the warmest of welcomes at this small B&B in a village seven miles W of Leicester. There are two homely bedrooms, a guest lounge, an outdoor pool and a gym.
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The Pilgrim’s Progress

The Pilgrim’s Progress

Bedford

A friendly Wetherspoon pub in a handsome building right In the centre of town. Bedrooms are comfortable and well-equipped, with modern bathrooms. Food and drinks may be ordered via the Wethersppon app, and there are plenty of places to sit inside, plus a terrace and garden for alfresco dining.
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The Embankment

The Embankment

Bedford

An informal hotel in a renovated black-and-white Victorian building on The Embankment, with fine views out over the River Great Ouse. Rooms are prettily decorated with touches of floral fabrics and wallpaper. Throughout the day, a wide range of food is served in the homely public spaces.
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The Hopping Hare

The Hopping Hare

Northampton

Standing grandly over more recent housing development, this brick-built former manor house is two miles outside the town. The family-owned hotel includes a destination restaurant, a stylish bar, fireside sofas and intimate spaces for drinking and dining. Bright jewel colours run through to pleasing bedrooms.
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Loch Leven Hotel

Loch Leven Hotel

Glencoe

At the foot of mighty Glencoe, a hotel with a gin distillery in the grounds. Family-run, the historic loch-side former ferry inn dates back to the time of Bonnie Prince Charlie, and has homely rooms, a choice of dining options, a well-stocked bar and stunning views.
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The Hatch Inn

The Hatch Inn

Taunton

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Elmdon Lodge

Elmdon Lodge

Birmingham

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