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.
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Country house hotels for Christmas

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Hartwell House

Hartwell House - Complimentary Fourth Night Special Offer

Aylesbury

This historic house has many a compelling reason to visit during the festive season. It has a history as the periodic home of royalty and its palatial style continues to this day.
From £200 per night
  • gym
  • weddings
  • golf
  • garden
  • spa
  • wifi
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • honeymoon
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • dog_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • country_house
  • horse_riding
  • disabled_facilities
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • walking
  • wildlife_watching
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The Cavendish

The Cavendish - Four Nights for Three Autumn Escape 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
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • weddings
  • disabled_facilities
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wildlife_watching
  • honeymoon
  • great_breakfast
  • country_house
  • electric_charging_point
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • parking
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The Horn of Plenty

The Horn of Plenty - Escape to the Country Special Offer

Tavistock

When guests return from days exploring art galleries and nature trails, they can nestle in with dog in tow for superb meals, a well stocked library and, always, a toasty log fire at Christmas.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • great_breakfast
  • boutique
  • country_house
  • outdoor_dining
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • foodie
  • electric_charging_point
  • child_friendly
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Hambleton Hall

Hambleton Hall - Winter & Spring Escape Special Offer

Oakham

With log fires and spectacular Christmas trees, this magical country house hotel is perfect for Christmas and New Year.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • outdoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • activities
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • gourmet
  • walking
  • romantic
  • golf
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • wildlife_watching
  • honeymoon
  • electric_charging_point
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • cycling
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • for_winelovers
  • parking
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Chewton Glen

Chewton Glen - Complimentary Breakfast for Two 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
  • 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
  • gym
  • parking
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The Priory

The Priory - Gin Stay Package Special Offer

Wareham

Riverside gardens and a country house hotel in a former 16th-century priory, The Priory in Dorset is known for the personal touches, like remembering everybody’s name.
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • disabled_facilities
  • golf
  • mooring_available
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • walking
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • adultsonly
  • boutique
  • electric_charging_point
  • country_house
  • historic
  • parking
  • outdoor_dining
  • foodie
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Middlethorpe Hall & Spa

Middlethorpe Hall & Spa - Health and Beauty Spa Break 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
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • gourmet
  • disabled
  • romantic
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • foodie
  • for_winelovers
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • bird_watching
  • electric_charging_point
  • gym
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • wildlife_watching
  • outdoor_dining
  • parking
  • cycling
  • golf
  • child_friendly
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Special offer
Bodysgallen Hall and Spa

Bodysgallen Hall and Spa - 'Five Nights for the Price of Four' Self-Catering 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
  • bird_watching
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • foodie
  • parking
  • romantic
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Knockinaam Lodge

Knockinaam Lodge - Two Night Golf Package Special Offer

Portpatrick

A Victorian hunting lodge overlooking the Irish Sea, Knockinaam Lodge celebrates Christmas complete with a traditional Christmas lunch, boardgames, Boxing Day suppers, long walks and plenty of time for a good snooze
  • 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
  • electric_charging_point
  • bird_watching
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • babyfriendly
  • country_house
  • great_breakfast
  • outdoor_dining
  • parking
  • foodie
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The Nare

The Nare - 'Christmas Country House Party by the Sea' Special Offer

Veryan-in-Roseland

At this seaside hotel, Christmas is all about home-made mince pies, crackling fires and black-tie dining.
  • 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
  • electric_charging_point
  • great_breakfast
  • vegetarian_friendly
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Lords of the Manor

Lords of the Manor - 'Taste of the Cotswolds' 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
  • honeymoon
  • electric_charging_point
  • foodie
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Special offer
Cliveden House

Cliveden House - Three Nights for the Price of Two 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
  • parking
  • electric_charging_point
  • gym
  • horse_riding
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • veganfriendly
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The Devonshire Arms

The Devonshire Arms - Four Nights for the Price of Three Autumn Escape Special Offer

Skipton

This former 17th-century inn, which is part of the Duke of Devonshire's 30,000-acre estate at Bolton Abbey, is today an impressive country house hotel, with fine dining and a spa.
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • gourmet
  • wifi
  • child_friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • historic
  • spa
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • walking
  • weddings
  • garden
  • cycling
  • country_house
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • bird_watching
  • disabled_facilities
  • veganfriendly
  • for_winelovers
  • fishing
  • electric_charging_point
  • gym
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • foodie
  • romantic
  • parking
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Widbrook Grange

Widbrook Grange - Three Nights for the Price of Two Special Offer

Bradford-on-Avon

Widbrook Grange is a Georgian farmhouse with whimsical charm from up-cycled farm paraphernalia as part of the decor, there is a distinct homeliness alongside its luxe hospitality.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • indoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • boutique
  • for_winelovers
  • outdoor_dining
  • babyfriendly
  • country_house
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Seaham Hall

Seaham Hall - Indulgent Christmas Break Special Offer

Seaham

From deliciously decadent dining and spa days with added sparkle to dancing the night away at the hotel's glitzy New Year’s Eve ball, visit for a magical two or three-night Christmas mini-break by the Durham coast.
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • spa
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • babyfriendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • walking
  • country_house
  • for_winelovers
  • cycling
  • foodie
  • outdoor_pool
  • outdoor_dining
  • parking
  • gym
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Forss House

Forss House - 20% off Two Night Hogmanay Package Special Offer

Thurso

On the banks of the Forss River and surrounded by woodland, Forss House is a country house with traditional style. Bedrooms have high ceilings and lovely views, and foot has a reputation for excellence.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • conference_meeting
  • activities
  • disabled
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • historic
  • parking
  • bird_watching
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • romantic
  • for_winelovers
  • golf
  • cycling
  • foodie
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
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The Dial House

The Dial House - 'Free Bottle of Fizz' September Special Offer

Norwich

From hampers to wreath masterclasses, Christmas at the Dial House is as stylish as you would expect from this charming hotel.
  • child_friendly
  • wifi
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • romantic
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • weddings
  • dog_friendly
  • boutique
  • historic
  • country_house
  • outdoor_dining
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • bird_watching
  • cycling
  • golf
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • parking
  • walking
  • foodie
  • great_breakfast
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Shieldaig Lodge

Shieldaig Lodge - £150 Discount Three Night Christmas Package Special Offer

Gairloch

This magnificent Highland retreat is set in a 26,000 acre estate and is nestled next to Shieldaig Bay. With all the warmth of its original 19th century origins, it’s all log-fires, snug lounges and an extensive whisky and gin collection.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • country_house
  • romantic
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • for_winelovers
  • honeymoon
  • bird_watching
  • seaside
  • golf
  • horse_riding
  • cycling
  • wildlife_watching
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • boutique
  • babyfriendly
  • foodie
  • historic
  • dog_friendly
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The Eastbury Hotel & Spa

The Eastbury Hotel & Spa - Winter Getaway Special Offer

Sherborne

Fun, food and relaxation await at The Eastbury on a Christmas festive break.
  • babyfriendly
  • child_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • dog_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • garden
  • golf
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • outdoor_dining
  • spa
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • weddings
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wifi
  • country_house
  • parking
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • walking
  • cycling
  • historic
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The Cottage in the Wood

The Cottage in the Wood - Christmas and New Year Package 10% discount Special Offer

Malvern Wells

At Christmas they include a range of packages to really help you celebrate the season. It includes fine dining with a five-course lunch on Christmas Day, welcome cocktails on Christmas Eve, a Bucks Fizz breakfast and lots of seasonal decorations.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • gourmet
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • babyfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • bird_watching
  • boutique
  • country_house
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wildlife_watching
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
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Lucknam Park

Lucknam Park - Gourmet Getaway Special Offer

Chippenham

This celebrated country house hotel and spa sits in the heart of beautiful Wiltshire and offer the height of luxury escapes.
  • babyfriendly
  • celebrity_chef
  • child_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • country_house
  • disabled_facilities
  • dog_friendly
  • foodie
  • garden
  • gourmet
  • gym
  • honeymoon
  • horse_riding
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_dining
  • outdoor_pool
  • parking
  • romantic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • spa
  • tennis
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • weddings
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wifi
  • with_cooking_school
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • cycling
  • historic
  • electric_charging_point
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Mallory Court

Mallory Court - Warwickshire Escape Four Nights for the price of Three Special Offer

Leamington Spa

Mallory Court is a four-star hotel and a member of the Relais and Châteaux group, which means you know when you visit you’re in for a superb treat, especially when it comes to food at Christmas.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • spa
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • tennis
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • babyfriendly
  • golf
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • dog_friendly
  • foodie
  • gourmet
  • country_house
  • electric_charging_point
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • for_winelovers
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Congham Hall

Congham Hall - Autumn Break Special Offer

King's Lynn

From spa treatments to exceptional food, Christmas at Congham Hall is always luxurious.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • tennis
  • indoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • electric_charging_point
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • boutique
  • country_house
  • foodie
  • great_breakfast
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
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Cringletie House

Cringletie House - 25% Discount Special Offer

Peebles

A small baronial mansion surrounded by magnificent gardens, Cringletie House adds a real touch of Scotland to the Christmas period.
  • babyfriendly
  • child_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • country_house
  • disabled_facilities
  • dog_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • fishing
  • garden
  • horse_riding
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • weddings
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wifi
  • veganfriendly
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • foodie
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Montagu Arms

Montagu Arms - Three Nights for the Price of Two Special Offer

Beaulieu

Treat the family to exquisite festive dining or country pub comforts at the Montagu Arms Hotel in The New Forest.
  • 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
  • boutique
  • dog_friendly
  • cycling
  • rooms_with_a_view
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Watersmeet

Watersmeet - Rambler's Package Special Offer

Woolacombe

‘The location is stunning, with views of the Devon coast with its sandy beaches and tumbled rocks,’ writes a reader delighted by this family-friendly hotel, promoted from the Shortlist this year.
  • babyfriendly
  • bird_watching
  • child_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • garden
  • golf
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_dining
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  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • seaside
  • spa
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • weddings
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wifi
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • boutique
  • country_house
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Cowley Manor

Cowley Manor - Spa and Stay Special Offer

Cheltenham

An Italianate mansion in landscaped gardens and pleasure grounds is today ‘a lovely, classic country house hotel with a modern, quirky feel’.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • babyfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • boutique
  • outdoor_dining
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • veganfriendly
  • wildlife_watching
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The Traddock

The Traddock - Winter Firesde Warmer 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
  • exceptional_value
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • country_house
  • great_breakfast
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • cycling
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wildlife_watching
  • babyfriendly
  • parking
  • foodie
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The Farmhouse at Redcoats

The Farmhouse at Redcoats - Foodie Staycation Package Special Offer

Hitchin

In serene countryside, this well-restored old farmhouse, its many features dating from the 15th Century, stands in large, landscaped gardens.
  • babyfriendly
  • child_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • for_winelovers
  • garden
  • gourmet
  • parking
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  • weddings
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  • honeymoon
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  • wheelchair_accessible

More country house hotels for Christmas

Country house hotels for Christmas

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: December 01, 2022