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Little Barwick House

Little Barwick House - 'Festive Sparkler Escape' Special Offer

Yeovil

‘Hospitality was as good as ever, with a welcome log fire on a chilly day.’ Guests are warmly received at Emma and Tim Ford’s Georgian country house, set in mature gardens.
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The Horn of Plenty

The Horn of Plenty - Two Night Signature Tasting Menu Getaway Special Offer

Tavistock

What do Jennifer Saunders and David Bowie have in common? Both have stayed at this ‘superbly relaxing’ spot overlooking the Tamar valley.
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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.’
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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’.
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Chewton Glen

Chewton Glen - 3 Nights for the Price of 2 Special Offer

New Milton

‘My four-year-old loves Chewton as much as I do, it’s always a struggle to leave.’ ‘We stayed to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary, and it exceeded expectations.’
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The Rose & Crown

The Rose & Crown - Winter Snuggler 3rd Night Free Special Offer

Barnard Castle

‘This hotel is amazing.’ ‘The perfect place for a break in the country.’ A chorus of approval in 2019 for Cheryl and Thomas Robinson’s 18th-century coaching inn beside the Saxon church in a ‘charming, peaceful village’.
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Star Castle

Star Castle - Spring 2020 Full Board Special Offer

St Mary’s

With ‘epic’ views across to Tresco and Bryher, the Francis family’s ‘really good hotel’ combines ‘a great setting’ with ‘fabulous historic features’.
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Soar Mill Cove Hotel

Soar Mill Cove Hotel - 3 Nights for the Price of 2 Special Offer

Salcombe

‘We rate this very highly in almost every respect.’ Praise from a reader for Keith Makepeace’s much-loved, family-run, family-friendly, dog-friendly hotel in a ‘gorgeous’ coastal setting.
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Porth Tocyn Hotel

Porth Tocyn Hotel - 3 Nights for the Price of 2 Special Offer

Abersoch

There is a deceptive ‘wacky’ quality to the Fletcher-Brewers’ ‘lovely’ hotel overlooking Cardigan Bay, a casual vibe that belies the professionalism of the operation.
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Tyddyn Llan

Tyddyn Llan - Six Course Tasting Menu Special Offer

Corwen

‘Not quite the back of beyond’, but this restaurant-with-rooms ‘in a very pleasant, quiet, rural location’ is well worth the trek, according to trusted Guide readers.
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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.
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Killiecrankie Hotel

Killiecrankie Hotel - December Pre-Christmas 3rd Night Free Special Offer

Pitlochry

‘Strongly endorsed’ by trusted readers on a return visit, this ‘wonderful’ whitewashed 1840s dower house at the end of a tree-lined drive displays ‘impressive, unchanging excellence’.
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Lords of the Manor

Lords of the Manor - Winter Stay and Dine 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.
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The Peacock at Rowsley

The Peacock at Rowsley - 25% Discount Offer

Rowsley

Whether exploring the estate around medieval Haddon Hall, or tackling more challenging terrain in the Peak District national park, walkers are in their element at Lord and Lady Manners’s 17th-century hotel. Ask reception for their walks folder.
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Pen-y-Dyffryn

Pen-y-Dyffryn - Up to 30% Discount & Complimentary Afternoon Tea Special Offer

Oswestry

‘Our third visit. Most of the other guests were also returners. It isn’t surprising.’ Readers are drawn back time and again to this stone rectory in ‘immaculate gardens’, overlooking the Welsh hills.
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Park House, Hotel & Spa

Park House, Hotel & Spa - Sunday Spa Break Special Offer

Midhurst

‘All aspects of the hotel hit the standard: staff service, decor, food quality, ambience.’ New endorsements for this Edwardian country house hotel under the South Downs.
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Trefeddian Hotel

Trefeddian Hotel - Winter Breaks Special Offer

Aberdovey

‘It was fabulous to gaze across the dunes and golf course to the sea, with the sunset,’ writes a reader who ‘much enjoyed’ this year's break at the Cave family’s hotel.
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Widbrook Grange

Widbrook Grange - £199 per room Sunday Special Offer

Bradford-on-Avon

‘The place abounds with creative uses of old, mainly farm, paraphernalia.’ Guide inspectors enjoyed Nick Dent’s diverting Georgian farmhouse turned dog-friendly hotel with most rooms in converted outbuildings.
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Judges

Judges - Autumn and Winter Special Offer from £125 B&B

Yarm

‘Everything about Judges smacked of class and excellence.’ Readers this year loved this smart hotel on the edge of the North Yorkshire moors.
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Glenfinnan House Hotel

Glenfinnan House Hotel - Three nights for Two Special Offer

Fort William

In one of the most dramatic settings of any UK hotel, Jane MacFarlane’s 18th-century-cum-Victorian mansion stands against a backdrop of woodland and mountain, overlooking Loch Shiel.
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The Scarlet

The Scarlet - Complimentary Wine Flight Special Offer

Mawgan Porth

Shhh! It’s adults only at this ‘truly special’ cliff-top hotel, which, say readers this year, ‘achieves a wonderful balance of chic luxury, tranquillity and culinary delight’.
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Cary Arms & Spa

Cary Arms & Spa - Romantic Festive Twilight Spa Hideaway Special Offer

Babbacombe

‘The lodging-houses at Bablicome are magnificent to be seen, And the accommodation there would suit either king or queen.’ William Topaz McGonagall extols the beauties of Babbacombe, where Lana de Savary’s hotel sits just above the beach, at the foot of a wooded corniche road.
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Blackaddie House

Blackaddie House - Half Price Bed & Breakfast Special Offer

Sanquhar

Sweet flows Rabbie Burns's beloved River Nith, past the garden of an old manse that the poet knew well. Owned by Jane and Ian McAndrew, it is swept up from the Shortlist on a wave of reader approval.
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Twr y Felin Hotel

Twr y Felin Hotel - Blas Restaurant Dining Club Special Offer

St David's

We don’t wish to blow our own trumpet, but we like to think the Guide played a small part in the runaway success of Wales’s first contemporary art hotel.
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The Dog at Wingham

The Dog at Wingham - Luxury Winter Break Special Offer

Canterbury

Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Under enthusiastic owner Marc Bridgen this ancient pub is today ‘less a local than a comfortable lounge bar’ and canine-friendly restaurant-with-rooms.
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Best hotels for walking

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Best hotels for walking

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Hintlesham Hall

Hintlesham Hall

Ipswich

One hundred and seventy-five acres of rolling countryside surround this Grade I listed country house, with opportunities for golf, clay pigeon shooting and boundless walks; treatments and a Jacuzzi in the restful spa. Characterful bedrooms, some timbered, some panelled, have four-poster of canopy beds. Fine dining menus in Carrier’s restaurant make use of fresh herbs and vegetables from the garden.
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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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Warpool Court Hotel

Warpool Court Hotel

St Davids

Just an 8-minute walk from the city centre, a hotel in fifteen acres of Italianate gardens and peaceful, private coastal land. It has unsurpassed sea views, direct footpath access to the Pembrokeshire Coast and St Davids Peninsula Coastline, a tennis court and seasonal indoor pool. On display is a collection of listed hand-painted tiles, as well as original and limited edition works by local and internationally acclaimed artists.
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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 pre- and post a bracing walk, 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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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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White Lodge B&B

White Lodge B&B

Lewes

In secluded gardens and woodland, a low-built contemporary house with sun terraces and spacious accommodation overlooking acres of greenery. There’s an open-plan lounge for relaxing, and communal Aga-cooked breakfasts with a choice of home-made breads are served in a light-filled dining area. Five miles N of Lewes.
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The Rutland Arms Hotel

The Rutland Arms Hotel

Bakewell

Well located in the town, a comfortable hotel in a handsome building dating back to 1809. It makes a good base for hikers and visitors to Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall nearby. Bedrooms (some recently refurbished in the main house; some with a 4-poster bed) are also in a courtyard building across the road. Dining is in the elegant Square Restaurant or in the lively Juniper Pizza and Gin bar.
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Ullswater House

Ullswater House

Pooley Bridge

In the village centre, with easy access to the lake and fells, David and Angela Beattie’s modern B&B is a great spot for walkers and cyclists – packed breakfasts and lunches can be provided, and secure storage is available.
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Pigeonwood House

Pigeonwood House

Folkestone

Situated in a tiny hamlet the North Downs above Folkestone, this homely B&B in an 18th-century farmhouse has spectacular views across fields and hills, and on a clear day over to France. The Channel Tunnel is a ten-minute drive.
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Creag Mhor Lodge

Creag Mhor Lodge

Glencoe

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Brook Farm B&B

Brook Farm B&B

Taunton

Nestling in over seven acres, there are glorious views of the garden from every room of this lovingly refurbished 18th-century house. Accommodation is in three spacious rooms (one with a separate bathroom), and B&B guests may sit in front of a warm hearth in the cosy sitting room/library or drawing room. The host is helpful with local knowledge. A short walk away, a lively pub serves tasty food.
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Warwick Hall

Warwick Hall

Carlisle

Stroll along the river Eden, fish for salmon, brown trout and grayling, or just relax in the inviting fire-lit drawing room of this imposing country house; a lovely terrace overlooks the water. Informal and dog-friendly, the B&B has immense, well-appointed rooms with spectacular views of the grounds. Breakfasts feature home produced and local fare; a three-course dinner may be pre-booked. On an estate with a large walled garden, four miles outside Carlisle.
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The Sally

The Sally

Carlisle

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Fern Lee Guest House

Fern Lee Guest House

Carlisle

Close to the Hadrian’s Wall Path, this B&B in a Victorian house is a useful stopover for weary walkers. Comfortable bedrooms are equipped with tea- and coffee-making facilities and a cooling fan for warm weather. Guests start the day with a fine breakfast; the welcoming hosts suggest where to eat in the evening. Near a busy road, rooms at the back are quieter. The city centre, train and bus stations are a 10-minute walk away.
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Treetops B&B

Treetops B&B

Fort William

Built in the style of an alpine chalet, the spacious bedrooms in this modern building have glorious views of Ben Nevis. B&B guests start the day with a noteworthy Scottish breakfast. A great base for discovering the area, by foot, kayak or bicycle, the knowledgeable hosts are on hand with helpful tips on places to visit and where to eat nearby. There are excellent transport links to Fort William, 3 miles away.
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Glentower Lower Observatory

Glentower Lower Observatory

Fort William

From the summit of Ben Nevis, gale warnings for ship owners and skippers were once transmitted to this distinctive Victorian building. Today, it is a serene B&B, with spacious bedrooms, many with stunning views of Loch Linnhe and the Ardgour Hills. Scottish breakfasts (porridge with a dash of whisky or lashings of cream; scrambled eggs with local smoked salmon) are served in a light-filled room overlooking tranquil gardens and the loch. A packed lunch may be pre-ordered; for early risers, a packed breakfast. The town is a short walk away.
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The Old Forge

The Old Forge

Marlborough

Once the village blacksmiths, the 16th-century building is now a peaceful B&B with a TV, fridge, hairdryer, radio alarm, and tea- and coffee-making facilities in contemporary bedrooms. For breakfast, local and homemade produce is served in a large open-plan kitchen. A picnic area at the front is set beside the river bank where the Kennet flows past. In a small village, 5 miles W of Marlborough.
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The Inn with the Well

The Inn with the Well

Marlborough

Close to the Ridgeway path (Europe’s oldest pathway), a small, friendly pub serving cask ales from local and micro breweries, and tasty food. The original well can be viewed through a glass panel in the restaurant floor. Comfortable accommodation is in an annexe; pets are welcome in ground floor rooms. 3 miles N of Marlborough.
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The Plantation

The Plantation

Poole

Updated in colonial style, a dog-friendly red-brick pub in a leafy residential area close to the village of Canford Cliffs and a beach. It has ornithological and botanical wallpaper and fabrics, dark wood shutters and screens; natural tones and materials in spacious bedrooms. Pub classics and sharing platters are served in the large conservatory (a riot of patterned floor tiles and exotic palms in up-cycled storage crates) or in one of the tropical Tiki huts in the garden.
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The Crown Inn

The Crown Inn

Pooley Bridge

Beside the River Eamont, a 17th-century coaching inn (Thwaites) has been revamped to make the most of its idyllic surroundings. It has a large modern rooftop sun terrace with splendid views, and garden seating by the water’s edge. On cold days, the cosy interior, furnished with plaids and reclaimed timber, is warmed by blazing fires. Food is served throughout the day. Some of the rustic and plainly styled bedrooms (a few are in a separate building) have views of Lake Ullswater.
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Downsview Guesthouse

Downsview Guesthouse

Ashford

Glorious views reach far across the valley at this comfortable B&B just outside Ashford, and the Stour Valley Walk is close by –  ideal for ramblers and cyclists. Bedrooms are well-equipped; there are books and games in the lounge; and guests may use a small kitchen with a microwave, orange juice, a fridge with fresh milk, and tea and coffee making facilities. In the morning, a good choice breakfast is provided in the spacious dining room.
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Last updated: September 13, 2019