Editor’s choice: 2016 Hotel Gardens

hotels with stunning gardens make a trip away even more special. floral displays, landscaped grounds, delightful walled gardens and wildflower meadows – these hotels have everything to offer for the keen gardener or green-fingered traveller. for a true english garden, head to gravetye manor, west sussex, to experience the extensive grounds with colourful flowerbeds and victorian greenhouses. the national trust owns bodysgallen hall and spa which stands in parkland offering follies, a knot garden and relaxing woodland walks.

Editor’s choice: 2016 Hotel Gardens

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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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Lindeth Fell

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Bowness-on-Windermere

Enter through the wood-panelled hall at mid-afternoon to be greeted with a cream tea at this upmarket B&B overlooking Lake Windermere.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • bandb
  • wifi
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Stone House

Stone House

Rushlake Green

Grandeur and charm come in equal measure at the Dunn family’s ancestral home, a Tudor manor house standing in extensive, ‘well-maintained grounds’ that are ‘a pleasure to explore’ in any season.
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • historic
  • activities
  • wine
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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
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Barnsley House

Barnsley House

Barnsley

Romance is in the air, along with the birdsong of robins, nuthatches and chaffinches, at this golden-hued manor house in a pretty Cotswold village.
  • weddings
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • spa
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • outdoor_pool
  • historic
  • disabled
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Hotel Endsleigh

Hotel Endsleigh

Milton Abbot

Olga Polizzi’s countryside retreat, at its origin a Regency fishing lodge created for the Duchess of Bedford, is today an ‘unpretentious, wholly enjoyable’ hotel ‘decorated with charm and taste’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • gourmet
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • historic
  • view
  • disabled
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Millgate House

Millgate House

Richmond

It’s hard to pinpoint what Guide readers like best at Tim Culkin and Austin Lynch’s ‘lovely’, characterful B&B, for we hear praise of the ‘warm welcome’; the ‘stylish, comfortable’ rooms; the ‘outstanding’ breakfasts; the ‘beautiful’, award-winning garden.
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • view
  • b&b
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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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