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

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Old Downton Lodge

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Ludlow

Barns and stables – some medieval – surround a courtyard laid out as parterre gardens, at Willem and Pippa Vlok’s restaurant-with-rooms, deep in the Shropshire countryside.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • gourmet
  • activities
  • wi-fi
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2
The Carpenters Arms

The Carpenters Arms

Felixkirk

‘Excellent standards are being maintained,’ confirms a Guide trusty this year, after staying at this village inn with rooms overlooking the Vale of Mowbray.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • gastropub
  • activities
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
  • parking
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3
Newbegin House

Newbegin House

Beverley

‘Perfect hosts’ Nuala and Walter Sweeney clearly enjoy welcoming guests to their ‘beautiful Georgian house’ in a market town dominated by its sublime Gothic minster.
  • b&b
  • garden
  • wi-fi
4
The Bridge Inn at Ratho

The Bridge Inn at Ratho

Ratho

Flanked by the 18th-century stone bridge after which it’s named, Graham and Rachel Bucknall’s ‘characterful’ restaurant-with-rooms on the water has much to like.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • gastropub
  • wi-fi
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5
The Seaside Boarding House

The Seaside Boarding House

Burton Bradstock

White walls, pleasant staff, bright sunshine, blue, blue sky, sparkling sea just over the road…’ For one reader this year, everything hit the spot at this cool small hotel overlooking Lyme Bay.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • seaside
  • view
  • honeymoon
  • wi-fi
6
Knockendarroch Hotel

Knockendarroch Hotel

Pitlochry

‘How refreshing to find a hotel that continues to strive to be the best, and succeed.’ Guide readers returned to Struan and Louise Lothian’s ‘small but pleasing hotel’ this year with friends, to find ‘the greeting friendly, the room lovely and warm’.
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • parking
  • view
  • wi-fi
  • guest_house
  • romantic
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7
Eckington Manor

Eckington Manor

Eckington

With its own farm, orchard, vegetable and herb gardens, food is at the heart of everything at Judy Gardner’s restored restaurant-with-rooms, occupying a half-timbered farmhouse and rustic outbuildings.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • gourmet
  • cooking_school
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
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