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Little Barwick House

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Barwick

‘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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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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Lewtrenchard Manor

Lewtrenchard Manor - Winter Sale 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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Hazel Bank

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Borrowdale

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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Star Castle

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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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Tyddyn Llan

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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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Bodysgallen Hall and Spa

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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.
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The Airds Hotel

The Airds Hotel - January Sale 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

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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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Lords of the Manor

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Upper Slaughter

A coat of arms and portraits of past owners set the tone at this honey-hued former rectory, recommended by Guide readers for a ‘welcoming, comfortable, relaxing’ country house experience
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Hipping Hall

Hipping Hall - Gourmet Getaway Break Special Offer

Cowan Bridge

‘A wonderful place,’ write readers this year, of Andrew Wildsmith’s first venture, between Lake District and Yorkshire Dales.
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Pen-y-Dyffryn

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Oswestry

‘We always look forward to staying.’ Miles and Audrey Hunter’s ‘tranquil’ small hotel on the Welsh border received a flurry of praise from new and regular visitors this year.
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Gilpin Hotel and Lake House

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Windermere

‘They just keep making it better every year,’ writes a trusted correspondent, of this luxurious country house hotel in Lakeland countryside.
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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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Park House, Hotel & Spa

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Midhurst

‘We much enjoyed our stay,’ writes a reader this year, of this Edwardian country house hotel in ‘grounds of a sporty nature’.
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The Crown and Castle

The Crown and Castle - Big 'January/February Steal' Special Offer

Orford

‘There have been changes since last year at this restaurant-with-rooms in a small coastal town dominated by its 12th-century castle and famous for its oysters.
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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 - Winter/Spring 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

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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 Crown

The Crown - January up to 50% Discount B&B 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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Askham Hall

Askham Hall - Midweek Special Offer

Penrith

An easy-going atmosphere and oodles of character filter through Charles Lowther’s dramatic ancestral home.
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Best hotels for walking

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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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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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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 Aga-cooked breakfasts served in the communal breakfast room. Five miles N of Lewes.
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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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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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Creag Mhor Lodge

Creag Mhor Lodge

Glencoe

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Brook Farm B&B

Brook Farm B&B

Taunton

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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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