Editor’s choice: 2016 Hotel Discoveries

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

1
The Carpenters Arms

The Carpenters Arms

Felixkirk

‘A fashionable place that attracts far-flung customers’, this updated pub-with-rooms stands in a small village overlooking the Vale of Mowbray, on the edge of the North York Moors.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • gastropub
  • activities
  • disabled
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2
Newbegin House

Newbegin House

Beverley

‘A welcoming home-away-from-home’, Nuala and Walter Sweeney’s ‘remarkable’ B&B is but one of the ‘delightful pleasures of the lovely town’.
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • b&b
3
Eckington Manor

Eckington Manor

Eckington

Judy Gardner runs her rural restaurant-with-rooms and cookery school in an ‘attractive conversion’ of farm buildings, in a ‘charming, peaceful' village on the edge of the Cotswolds.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • gourmet
  • cooking_school
  • disabled
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4
The Bridge Inn at Ratho

The Bridge Inn at Ratho

Ratho

Run with ‘an easy, informal air’, Graham and Rachel Bucknall’s ‘bright’, ‘lively’ restaurant-with-rooms on the historic Union Canal has ‘all the character you could hope for’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • gastropub
5
The Seaside Boarding House

The Seaside Boarding House

Burton Bradstock

Mary-Lou Sturridge and Tony Mackintosh (late of London’s Groucho Club) have turned a once-derelict B&B into a ‘laid-back but sophisticated’ restaurant-with-rooms within sound of the waves.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • seaside
  • view
6
Knockendarroch Hotel & Restaurant

Knockendarroch Hotel & Restaurant

Pitlochry

‘Bright flowers around the house add to the charm’ on a spring day at Struan and Louise Lothian’s Victorian stone mansion, in sloping gardens on a quiet street.
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • parking
  • view
10% discount voucher 25% voucher
7
Old Downton Lodge

Old Downton Lodge

Ludlow

‘Panoramic vistas peppered with sheep and lambs’ surround Willem and Pippa Vlok’s ‘tranquil’ restaurant-with-rooms.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • gourmet
  • activities
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