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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Rothay Manor

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Ambleside

The flower-bedecked balconies at this manor house hotel offer spectacular views to Wansfell Pike. Dating from 1823, it stands in wooded grounds on the edge of Ambleside.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • vegan-friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • gourmet
  • wi-fi
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • horse_riding
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Hambleton Hall

Hambleton Hall - Summer Breaks in Rutland

Oakham

'I find it difficult to make any original comments,’ writes a Guide regular after this year’s visit to Tim and Stefa Hart’s much-loved hotel (Relais & Châteaux) with celebrated grounds reaching down to Rutland Water. ‘All the superlatives have been used by other guests.'
  • 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
  • parking
  • wi-fi
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • walking
  • romantic
  • golf
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • wildlife_watching
  • honeymoon
  • electric_charging_point
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Chewton Glen

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New Milton

‘My four-year-old loves Chewton as much as I do, it’s always a struggle to leave.’ ‘We stayed to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary, and it exceeded expectations.’
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • cooking_school
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • wine
  • disabled
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • honeymoon
  • vegan-friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • for_wine-lovers
  • gourmet
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wi-fi
  • with_cooking_school
  • baby-friendly
  • horse_riding
  • parking
  • wildlife_watching
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Lords of the Manor

Lords of the Manor - 'Idyllic Autumn' Special Offer

Upper Slaughter

A golden stone Carolean manor house-turned-rectory in an ‘idyllic setting’ is run as a 'welcoming, comfortable and relaxing' hotel, under highly experienced manager Michael Obray.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • country_house
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • parking
  • romantic
  • wi-fi
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • for_wine-lovers
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
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Judges

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Yarm

‘Everything about Judges smacked of class and excellence.’ Readers this year loved this smart hotel on the edge of the North Yorkshire moors.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • wifi
  • parking
  • country_house
  • conference_meeting
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • wi-fi
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
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Gravetye Manor

Gravetye Manor

East Grinstead

‘Whenever a special date crops up, we make a beeline for Gravetye and have never been disappointed.’
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • parking
  • gourmet
  • for_wine-lovers
  • wi-fi
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • electric_charging_point
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Glenapp Castle

Glenapp Castle

Ballantrae

Beyond ‘splendid wrought iron gates’, a ‘beautifully wooded half-mile drive’ leads to Paul and Poppy Szkiler’s towered and turreted Victorian pile, with a fountain ‘dominating the forecourt'.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • spa
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • wi-fi
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • wildlife_watching
  • parking
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Lime Wood

Lime Wood

Lyndhurst

At the end of a long drive past rustic cabins, a helipad and a forest-fringed meadow, this 21st-century rebuild of a Georgian lodge is a ‘highly professional, near faultless’ modern country house hotel.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • gourmet
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • cooking_school
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
  • with_cooking_school
  • wheelchair_accessible

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Last updated: October 8, 2018. Information from the 2019 Good Hotel Guide