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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Old Downton Lodge

Old Downton Lodge

Ludlow

Hidden away down a ‘long winding track’, Pippa and Willem Vlok’s restaurant-with-rooms has a secluded, ‘away from it all’ feel.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • gourmet
  • activities
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • parking
  • electric_charging_point
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • for_winelovers
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The Carpenters Arms

The Carpenters Arms

Thirsk

At this smart village inn, with views over the Vale of York, visitors can chat with locals over a pint of real ale, dine on classy pub food, and sleep in spacious, chalet-style rooms.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • pub_with_rooms
  • conference_meeting
  • activities
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • parking
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • foodie
  • restaurant_with_rooms
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Newbegin House

Newbegin House

Beverley

In a ‘wonderful’ walled garden, yet just minutes from the centre of Beverley, this classic Georgian town house is brimful of family treasures accumulated by owners Walter and Nuala Sweeney, who ‘treat their guests as friends’.
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • garden
  • good_value
  • wifi
  • parking
  • child_friendly
  • great_breakfast
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • country_house
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The Seaside Boarding House

The Seaside Boarding House

Burton Bradstock

Order a crab sandwich on the terrace, gaze out over Lyme Bay from this white-painted hotel above Chesil Beach, and you can half imagine you’re in Edward Hopper’s Cape Cod.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • honeymoon
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • foodie
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
5
Knockendarroch Hotel

Knockendarroch Hotel

Pitlochry

Pitlochry’s renowned Festival Theatre was born in 1951 in the grounds of this Victorian mansion, run today as a welcoming hotel by Struan and Louise Lothian.
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • guest_house
  • romantic
  • cycling
  • electric_charging_point
  • veganfriendly
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The Bridge Inn at Ratho

The Bridge Inn at Ratho

Ratho

Beside a bridge over the Union Canal, Graham and Rachel Bucknall’s genial pub-with-rooms is conveniently sited for Edinburgh airport.
  • babyfriendly
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • good_value
  • parking
  • pub_with_rooms
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • weddings
  • wifi
10% discount voucher
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Eckington Manor

Eckington Manor

Eckington

Judy Gardner’s restaurant-with-rooms and purpose-built cookery school sit amid a working farm in the Avon valley.
  • 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
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St. Mary’s Inn

St. Mary’s Inn

Morpeth

‘Friendly, attentive’ staff encourage a ‘jovial, relaxed’ feel at this updated pub-with-rooms, in a ‘cleverly renovated’ former hospital building.
  • child_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • dog_friendly
  • good_value
  • pub_with_rooms
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wifi

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Last updated: December 12, 2016