Editor’s choice: 2016 Country House Hotels

we are blessed in the uk with some of the world’s finest country house hotels – and our editor’s choice features the top ten crème de la crème. country house hotels are renowned for their gorgeous gardens, their extensive grounds and their luscious landscapes.

Editor’s choice: 2016 Country House Hotels

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Gravetye Manor

Gravetye Manor - Classic British Escape

East Grinstead

‘Every comfort is anticipated’ at this ‘classy, tasteful’ Elizabethan manor house, from the garden flowers in the public rooms to ‘the most extensive cheese trolley we’d ever seen’.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • historic
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Rothay Manor

Rothay Manor

Ambleside

New brooms Jamie and Jenna Shail have refreshed this Georgian manor house since taking over in 2016, but traditional values have not been swept away.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • honeymoon
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Hambleton Hall

Hambleton Hall - Summer Breaks in Rutland

Hambleton

‘Tim and Stefa Hart’s country house hotel is consistently outstanding, with service I have yet to see bettered: courteous, attentive, unintrusive. And Aaron Patterson’s Michelin-starred cooking never fails.’
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • outdoor_pool
  • view
  • activities
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Chewton Glen

Chewton Glen - 4 Nights for 3

New Milton

‘Superb’, ‘excellent’, ‘impressive’, ‘delightful’ – on the edge of the New Forest, this model of a country house hotel and spa is on top form, having celebrated its golden anniversary.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • cooking_school
  • view
  • wine
  • disabled
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Judges

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Yarm

‘It’s the little touches’ that make the Downs family’s Victorian country house a ‘lovely, charming place’, confirm Guide readers in 2017.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • wifi
  • parking
  • country_house
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Lords of the Manor

Lords of the Manor

Upper Slaughter

‘Croquet on the lawn is a must’ at this honey-stone former rectory surrounded by ‘beautiful, magical’ gardens – but that’s not all of it.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • country_house
  • historic
  • parking
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Glenapp Castle

Glenapp Castle

Ballantrae

Drive through the ‘splendid’ wrought iron gates and up a ‘beautifully wooded’ path: in ‘meticulously tended’ grounds stands this ‘impressive’ 19th-century Scottish baronial castle.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • historic
  • spa
10% discount voucher 25% voucher
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Lime Wood

Lime Wood

Lyndhurst

Think of anything you might want from a luxury hotel – ‘friendly, professional staff’, ‘well-appointed bedrooms’, ‘delightful’ public spaces, a ‘memorable’ breakfast with peerless granola.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • gourmet
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • cooking_school
  • disabled

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Selected hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.

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