Editor’s choice: 2016 Country House Hotels

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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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Hambleton Hall

Hambleton Hall - 'Celebrate a Special Occasion' Special Offer

Oakham

‘We have been staying at Hambleton Hall for over 20 years and have never been disappointed; the service is impeccable, the room immaculate, and the food outstanding.’
  • 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
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Chewton Glen

Chewton Glen - Kids Stay Free Special Offer

New Milton

Imagine a luxurious resort with spa, pools, tennis, kids’ club – even a cookery school – at a quintessentially English country house, and you’ve captured the enduring appeal of Chewton Glen.
  • 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
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Lords of the Manor

Lords of the Manor - 'Taste of the Cotswolds' Special Offer

Upper Slaughter

The River Eye drifts through the gardens of this Cotswold stone former rectory, once home to the Witts family, rectors and then lords of Upper Slaughter, run as a hotel for the past 50 years.
  • 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
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Gravetye Manor

Gravetye Manor

East Grinstead

At the end of its mile-long drive, this Elizabethan manor house with glorious gardens and superb dining is, for many guests, the ultimate country house hotel.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • gourmet
  • for_winelovers
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • electric_charging_point
  • bird_watching
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
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Judges

Judges

Yarm

A circular drive, creeper-covered facade, rolling lawns and woodland are as you would expect of a country home once a retreat for circuit judges.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • wifi
  • country_house
  • conference_meeting
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • cycling
  • electric_charging_point
  • historic
  • babyfriendly
  • for_winelovers
  • foodie
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Lime Wood

Lime Wood

Lyndhurst

There’s plenty of laid-back glamour at this Georgian lodge in the heart of the New Forest, with a relaxed, family-friendly vibe and well-regarded spa.
  • 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
  • with_cooking_school
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • horse_riding
  • outdoor_dining
  • foodie
  • wildlife_watching
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Rothay Manor

Rothay Manor

Ambleside

With newly landscaped grounds, tastefully refreshed decor and ambitious cooking that’s ‘a class act’, Jamie and Jenna Shail’s Grade II listed manor house pleases, inside and out.
  • bird_watching
  • child_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • dog_friendly
  • garden
  • gourmet
  • horse_riding
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • weddings
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wifi
  • boutique
  • country_house
  • gym
  • indoor_pool
  • parking
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Glenapp Castle

Glenapp Castle

Ballantrae

Gazing out over the Ayrshire coast to the Isle of Arran, Glenapp may be towered and turreted, but the Scottish Baronial-style hotel (Relais & Châteaux) is more luxury country house than castle.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • spa
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • wildlife_watching
  • parking
  • great_breakfast
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • babyfriendly
  • honeymoon
  • boutique
  • electric_charging_point
  • outdoor_dining
  • seaside
  • foodie

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Last updated: December 12, 2016