Editor’s choice: 2016 César Winners

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the césar awards are the hotel industry’s equivalent of the oscars of the film world – honouring the best hotels of the best in various categories from humble b&bs to luxurious country houses. named after the celebrated swiss hotelier césar ritz, ten césar awards are presented each year to the guide’s best hoteliers. the winners are selected by the guide’s editorial team based on recommendations by readers and professional inspection.

 

Editor’s choice: 2016 César Winners

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Augill Castle

Augill Castle

Kirkby Stephen

With its towers and battlements, this Victorian-folly castle in 20 acres of grounds looks the real deal yet is ‘extremely laid-back – you can’t fail to feel at home’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • view
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • romantic
  • dog_friendly
  • foodie
  • great_breakfast
  • country_house
  • cycling
  • electric_charging_point
  • historic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • babyfriendly
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Hazel Bank

Hazel Bank

Keswick

‘Relaxing’ and ‘luxurious’ are the oft-repeated descriptions of this small country house with captivating fell views, walks from the doorstep and an intimate atmosphere.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • adultsonly
  • country_house
  • great_breakfast
  • foodie
  • wildlife_watching
  • cycling
  • vegetarian_friendly
3
The Lord Crewe Arms

The Lord Crewe Arms

Blanchland

In a postcard-perfect village of honey-stone cottages with a sparkling river, this historic building blends atmosphere with 21st-century comforts and robust food.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • historic
  • pub_with_rooms
  • disabled
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • outdoor_dining
  • bird_watching
  • cycling
  • foodie
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • parking
  • wheelchair_accessible
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Hotel Endsleigh

Hotel Endsleigh

Tavistock

Olga Polizzi's cottage-orné with tall chimneys, verandas, gables and dormers, in an Arcadian landscape on the River Tamar, is full of flair – and of history.
  • 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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Grove of Narberth

Grove of Narberth

Narberth

Described in 1811 as the 'respectable old house of Grove, embosomed in trees’, the ancient seat of the Poyer family is today a luxurious country house hotel, embosomed in verdant grounds.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • disabled
  • babyfriendly
  • dog_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • bird_watching
  • wildlife_watching
  • romantic
  • boutique
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The Coach House at Middleton Lodge

The Coach House at Middleton Lodge

Richmond

Not so much a hotel as a grand country estate, with bedrooms in cottages, former stables and outbuildings, a restaurant in the coach house and 200 acres to explore.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • conference_meeting
  • activities
  • disabled
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • bird_watching
  • foodie
  • great_breakfast
  • boutique
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • outdoor_dining
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • spa
  • veganfriendly

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Last updated: December 12, 2016