Top hotels for Autumn breaks

The leaves are turning and there’s a distinct crispness in the air when you wake up in the morning - Autumn has to be one of the most beautiful times of the year in the UK and an idyllic time to escape on a mini break outside of the school holidays. So here are some of our most beautiful hotels to visit this autumn.
The autumn foliage is amazing at the Cottage in the Wood, Cumbria

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Top hotels for Autumn breaks

Top hotels for Autumn breaks

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Lindeth Fell

Lindeth Fell

Bowness-on-Windermere

'B&B' doesn't do justice to this wisteria-clad Edwardian country house with glorious views of Windermere, seven acres of gardens and elegant interiors.
  • walking
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • great_breakfast
  • historic
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • country_house
  • bird_watching
  • guest_house
  • boutique
  • disabled_facilities
  • wheelchair_accessible
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Chewton Glen

Chewton Glen

New Milton

Imagine a luxurious resort with spa, pools, tennis, kids' club – even a cookery school – at a quintessentially English country house, and you've captured the enduring appeal of Chewton Glen.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • cooking_school
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • wine
  • disabled
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • honeymoon
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • for_winelovers
  • gourmet
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • with_cooking_school
  • babyfriendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • great_breakfast
  • electric_charging_point
  • outdoor_dining
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The Rose & Crown

The Rose & Crown

Barnard Castle

Guide readers and their dogs love this village inn, with panelled dining room and a beamed locals bar warmed by a big open fire.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • pub_with_rooms
  • activities
  • disabled
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • wildlife_watching
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • outdoor_dining
  • electric_charging_point
  • foodie
  • cycling
  • vegetarian_friendly
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Soar Mill Cove Hotel

Soar Mill Cove Hotel

Salcombe

It's just a ten-minute walk to a beautifully uncrowded beach through National Trust land from this ocean-facing hotel, purpose built for families and fun.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • view
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • babyfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • parking
  • outdoor_dining
  • bird_watching
  • electric_charging_point
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The Nare

The Nare

Veryan-in-Roseland

The prices might look 'eye watering' at Toby Ashworth's family-friendly, dog-loving Edwardian hotel in a fantastic position above sandy Carne beach, but they are 'great value for this level of luxury'.
  • gym
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • cooking_school
  • view
  • disabled
  • dog_friendly
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • parking
  • outdoor_dining
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • babyfriendly
  • country_house
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • walking
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Montagu Arms

Montagu Arms

Beaulieu

Wigeon and teal are arriving now to overwinter on the shining expanse of the Beaulieu River, in front of this Arts and Crafts-style Victorian hotel.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • parking
  • for_winelovers
  • spa
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • foodie
  • wildlife_watching
  • country_house
  • historic
  • outdoor_dining
  • electric_charging_point
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Corse Lawn House

Corse Lawn House

Corse Lawn

Guests can eat and drink alfresco at the Hine family's hotel, a Queen Anne-style mansion overlooking a willow-draped duck pond in a rural hamlet.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • tennis
  • indoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • babyfriendly
  • good_value
  • outdoor_dining
  • country_house
  • boutique
  • electric_charging_point
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Star Castle

Star Castle

St Mary's

You can take tea on the ramparts or imbibe history along with a St Agnes gin in the Dungeon Bar at the Francis family’s hotel, occupying an Elizabethan artillery castle within star-shaped fortress walls.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • view
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • for_winelovers
  • foodie
  • tennis
  • vegetarian_friendly
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Knockinaam Lodge

Knockinaam Lodge

Portpatrick

A 'wonderful country house hotel in a peaceful location by the sea' this former Victorian hunting lodge comes with panelled walls, log fires, period furniture, the obligatory stag's head, a dazzling array of malt whiskies, and views across the water to Northern Ireland.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • historic
  • gourmet
  • view
  • seaside
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • fishing
  • golf
  • for_winelovers
  • child_friendly
  • cycling
  • horse_riding
  • wildlife_watching
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • boutique
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The Hare and Hounds

The Hare and Hounds

Tetbury

There is nowhere better in Britain to see spectacular autumn colour than at the National Arboretum, Westonbirt, a stroll from this Cotswold hotel.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • honeymoon
  • conference_meeting
  • country_house
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • outdoor_dining
  • golf
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • electric_charging_point
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Kinloch Lodge

Kinloch Lodge

Isle of Skye

Stalking, fishing and foraging with the aid of a ghillie are all laid on at Lord and Lady Macdonald’s former hunting lodge on the shores of Loch Na Dal.
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • honeymoon
  • fishing
  • garden
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • seaside
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • disabled_facilities
  • child_friendly
  • with_cooking_school
  • wildlife_watching
  • romantic
  • great_breakfast
  • walking
  • foodie
  • parking
  • country_house
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Biggin Hall

Biggin Hall

Buxton

In a small Peak District village, James Moffett’s ancient manor house is run as a hotel in a spirit of generosity, with complimentary drinks on arrival, and a packed lunch for walker, cyclist or angler.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • conference_meeting
  • country_house
  • good_value
  • outdoor_dining
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • historic
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The Three Chimneys and The House Over-By

The Three Chimneys and The House Over-By

Isle of Skye

In a scattered hamlet on the western shore of Loch Dunvegan, in the far north of Skye, a whitewashed stone crofter’s cottage is the setting for this fine-dining restaurant-with-rooms.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • for_winelovers
  • ecofriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • seaside
  • parking
  • great_breakfast
  • wildlife_watching
  • weddings
  • foodie
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • boutique
  • dog_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • veganfriendly
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The Cottage in the Wood

The Cottage in the Wood

Braithwaite

Autumn is a glorious time to visit Liam and Kath Berney’s restaurant-with-rooms on Whinlatter Pass, in England’s only true mountain forest.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wine
  • wildlife_watching
  • parking
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • cycling
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • foodie
  • boutique
  • country_house
  • for_winelovers
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Hotel Endsleigh

Hotel Endsleigh

Tavistock

Hunter wellies wait by the door at Olga Polizzi’s dog-friendly ducal fishing lodge in parkland laid out by Humphry Repton, with the River Tamar running through.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • parking
  • wildlife_watching
  • babyfriendly
  • boutique
  • foodie
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • great_breakfast
  • electric_charging_point
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The Gunton Arms

The Gunton Arms

Thorpe Market

Close to the bracing North Norfolk coast, this dog-friendly pub-with-rooms is a showcase for owner Ivor Braka’s art collection, including works by the likes of Lucian Freud, Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • pub_with_rooms
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • historic
  • view
  • disabled_facilities
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • romantic
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • babyfriendly
  • country_house
  • wildlife_watching
  • bird_watching
  • foodie
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The Pig at Bridge Place

The Pig at Bridge Place

Canterbury

Take tea in a panelled bar with a log burner and deep, plush sofas, or cosy up in the snug or study, at this Grade I listed mansion, built in 1701, in a village close to Canterbury.
  • child_friendly
  • for_winelovers
  • garden
  • historic
  • romantic
  • wifi
  • spa
  • great_breakfast
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • foodie
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • walking
  • disabled_facilities
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Hipping Hall

Hipping Hall

Kirkby Lonsdale

Between the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District – and just ten minutes from the M6 – Hipping Hall is a surprising foodie find with understated but luxurious bedrooms and a relaxed atmosphere.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • country_house
  • conference_meeting
  • gourmet
  • wine
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • for_winelovers
  • golf
  • fishing
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • disabled_facilities
  • wildlife_watching
  • foodie
  • historic
  • honeymoon
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • child_friendly

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Last updated: October 17, 2021