Country house hotels for Christmas

Country house hotels across the UK and Scotland have something particularly majestic about them and at no time is that more magical than at Christmas. Here are some of our favourite country house hotels for Christmas.
Headlam Hall, Darlington

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Country house hotels for Christmas

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Chewton Glen

Chewton Glen - Four Nights for the Price of Three Special Offer

New Milton

A five star country house hotel with a superb reputation that continues to keep Chewton Glen at the forefront of British hospitality after 50 years, it is also the home of one of the UK’s most luxurious spa experiences.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • seaside
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  • rooms_with_a_view
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  • 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
  • horse_riding
  • parking
  • wildlife_watching
  • great_breakfast
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Middlethorpe Hall & Spa

Middlethorpe Hall & Spa - Autumn/Winter Early Bird Special Offer

York

A walled city filled with history, few places are as beautiful as York and even fewer are as lovely as Middlethorpe Hall and Spa, a country house hotel built in 1713 and now owned by the National Trust.
  • weddings
  • garden
  • spa
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  • wifi
  • parking
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  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • gourmet
  • disabled
  • romantic
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • foodie
  • for_winelovers
  • vegetarian_friendly
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Bodysgallen Hall and Spa

Bodysgallen Hall and Spa - Four Nights for the Price of Three Special Offer

Llandudno

An impressive country house and a National Trust property overlooking Snowdonia, Bodysgallen Hall and Spa has everything you could ask for, for a peaceful mini break.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • spa
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • dog_friendly
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Lords of the Manor

Lords of the Manor - Midweek Dinner and Breakfast for Two Special Offer

Upper Slaughter

This honey coloured former rectory is surrounded by magical gardens; an environment that’s ideal for summer strolls and winter walks in a pair of wellies.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • country_house
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • parking
  • romantic
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • for_winelovers
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
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Cliveden House

Cliveden House - Private Cottage Seven Nights for the Price of Five Special Offer

Taplow

This magnificent mansion and its spectacular gardens make for a fairytale location for Christmas.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • gourmet
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • babyfriendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • walking
  • historic
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Headlam Hall

Headlam Hall - Autumn Gold Special Offer

Darlington

Christmas at Headlam Hall is all about luxury - festive afternoon teas in the ballroom, Christmas music and plenty of decorations that sparkle throughout.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • tennis
  • indoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • babyfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • romantic
  • historic
  • electric_charging_point
  • country_house
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Augill Castle

Augill Castle - 10% Discount Special Offer

Kirkby Stephen

With its towers and battlements, wood-panelled walls and ornate ceilings, this Victorian-folly castle set in acres of grounds still manages to be ‘very relaxed; we never felt we had to be on our best behaviour’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • view
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • parking
  • wildlife_watching
  • romantic
  • country_house
  • dog_friendly
  • babyfriendly
  • boutique
  • foodie
  • great_breakfast
10% discount voucher
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The Cavendish

The Cavendish - Sunday Stayover Special Offer

Baslow

The Cavendish marries a sense of grandeur with the warm welcome of a boutique hotel. Exquisite food is the order of the day, while luxurious furnishings add a sense of plush decadence as well.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • gourmet
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • weddings
  • disabled_facilities
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wildlife_watching
  • honeymoon
  • great_breakfast
  • country_house
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Woolley Grange

Woolley Grange - Seasonal Midweek Special Offer

Bradford-on-Avon

This traditional festive country house party offers fun for the whole family at Christmas.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • babyfriendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • country_house
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Gliffaes

Gliffaes - Four Day 'Explore Wales' Special Offer

Crickhowell

A traditional hotel that excels at a traditional Christmas, Gliffaes brings bountiful Welsh charm to the festive season, with an 18ft tree dominating the hall and lots of carol singing on Christmas Eve.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • activities
  • disabled
  • babyfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • for_winelovers
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • romantic
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • tennis
  • parking
  • electric_charging_point
  • great_breakfast
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The Traddock

The Traddock - Summer Special Offer

Austwick

Few places could be more perfect for a traditional Yorkshire Christmas, than this gorgeous manor hour. Bring the dog and combine good food with brisk walks on Christmas Day.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • fishing
  • gourmet
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • country_house
  • great_breakfast
  • historic
  • vegetarian_friendly
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More country house hotels for Christmas

Country house hotels for Christmas

Hotels not in the Guide that you may want to consider

Country house hotels for Christmas

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Ilsington Country House

Ilsington Country House

Newton Abbot

‘We would certainly go again,’ write trusted readers after a stay at the Hassell family’s country house hotel and spa in wooded grounds, with Dartmoor on the doorstep.
  • gym
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • indoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wildlife_watching
  • babyfriendly
  • country_house
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
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From castles to vast estates, romantic adult-only retreats to family-friendly escapes, between the roaring fires and the country walks, these are the places that turn the holidays into a true Christmas cracker.

Christmas conjures many images, but perhaps chief amongst them is a nostalgic idea of historic country houses and Dickensian Britain. Well, while no one will be looking to emulate the ghost of Christmas past, the UK’s country houses do give us a postcard perfect setting in which to enjoy the festive season, and most probably a prize turkey to go with it. Think log fires and sky high Christmas trees, sumptuous food and historic gardens to roam in wearing mud caked wellies and warm woolly jumpers, whisky by the fire sitting in wingback chairs, sumptuous food and plenty of carol sinking.

Like something out of a storybook, country house hotels have a delicious ability to make everyday rituals into a special occasion. The spa hotel where a facial is followed by afternoon tea; the lakeside mansion with its own organic walled garden for fruit, herbs and vegetables; or the estate with its own vineyard. Invariably, it’s the combination of history (maybe this is the former home of a Prime Minister or an aristocrat’s former country pile), grounds (perhaps you will wake to horses grazing in the fields outside), style (four-poster beds maybe) and customer service (where nothing is too much trouble), that herald a truly classy joint.

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Last updated: September 19, 2021