Editor’s choice: 2016 Hotel Discoveries

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hotel discoveries – the good hotel guide prides itself on seeking out the top hotels across the land – but sometimes we come across beautiful accommodation which we hadn’t reviewed before. after reviewing these newbies, we gathered the best of these together in our top ten discoveries for 2015. there are some stunning newcomers to the guide this year.

Editor’s choice: 2016 Hotel Discoveries

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Pitlochry

‘A stately house with a fairly large garden, quite close to town’ is how John Stewart, founder of Pitlochry Festival Theatre, described this Victorian baronial mansion which in 1951 hosted the first performances in a marquee.
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • guest_house
  • romantic
  • cycling
  • electric_charging_point
  • veganfriendly
  • dog_friendly
  • boutique
2
Newbegin House

Newbegin House

Beverley

Minutes from Beverley centre, this Georgian town house whisks you off to a world of refinement with its handsome interiors, artwork and treasures, and walled garden.
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • garden
  • good_value
  • wifi
  • parking
  • child_friendly
  • great_breakfast
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • cycling
  • electric_charging_point
  • historic
  • veganfriendly
  • walking
  • wildlife_watching
  • babyfriendly
3
The Seaside Boarding House

The Seaside Boarding House

Burton Bradstock

There’s more than an air of Cape Cod about this white clapboard hotel above Chesil Beach, which could have come straight out of an Edward Hopper painting.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • honeymoon
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • foodie
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • outdoor_dining
  • parking
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
4
Old Downton Lodge

Old Downton Lodge

Ludlow

‘Pheasants scatter as you edge your way down the lanes’ to Pippa and Willem Vlok’s restaurant-with-rooms, occupying medieval and Georgian farm buildings around a flower-filled courtyard.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • gourmet
  • activities
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • parking
  • electric_charging_point
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • for_winelovers
  • bird_watching
  • boutique
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • cycling
  • historic
  • outdoor_dining
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • foodie
  • dog_friendly
5
The Bridge Inn at Ratho

The Bridge Inn at Ratho

Ratho

Guests receive a ‘cheerful welcome’ at this pub-with-rooms, which stands by a bridge over the Union Canal in a conservation village.
  • garden
  • good_value
  • parking
  • pub_with_rooms
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • weddings
  • wifi
6
The Carpenters Arms

The Carpenters Arms

Thirsk

A successful blend of the traditional and the modern can be found at this smart village inn, with views over the Vale of York, chalet-style bedrooms, and classy food.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • pub_with_rooms
  • conference_meeting
  • activities
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • outdoor_dining
7
Eckington Manor

Eckington Manor

Eckington

On a working farm on the edge of a village surrounded by the River Avon, Judy Gardner’s stylish restaurant-with-rooms is also home to a light-filled, state-of-the-art cookery school.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • gourmet
  • cooking_school
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • with_cooking_school
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • for_winelovers
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • foodie
  • vegetarian_friendly

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Last updated: December 12, 2016