Editor’s Choice Hotels with Gardens

From historic country house hotels with gardens dating back from the 1700, to those with more modern design and cliff top views, these hotels have beautiful gardens brimming with bluebells, springing with snowdrops, bursting with rivers, lakes and beautiful views to wake up to.  Here is our Editor’s Choice for best hotels with gardens.

2018 Editor's Choice Hotels with Gardens

Editor’s Choice Hotels with Gardens

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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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Lords of the Manor

Lords of the Manor

Upper Slaughter

‘Croquet on the lawn is a must’ at this honey-stone former rectory surrounded by ‘beautiful, magical’ gardens – but that’s not all of it.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • country_house
  • historic
  • parking
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Boath House

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Auldearn

There are whisky and castle trails to strike out on, but begin, perhaps, with a stroll around the Matheson family’s ‘lovely’ mansion – ‘the grounds are wonderful,’ say Guide inspectors in 2017.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • country_house
  • spa
  • b&b
  • disabled
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Askham Hall

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Penrith

‘We felt we were staying at a grand house rather than a hotel,’ say regular Guide correspondents this year of Charles Lowther and his family'’s Grade I listed ancestral home, built around a medieval pele tower and brimming with the owners’ personality.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • outdoor_pool
  • historic
  • view
  • disabled
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Douneside House

Douneside House - Culinary Experience

Tarland

Find a spot for quiet contemplation, as did Guide readers this year, in the expertly maintained gardens or graceful public rooms of this ‘lovely place’ on the edge of the Cairngorms national park.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • spa
  • wifi
  • parking
  • tennis
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
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Talland Bay Hotel

Talland Bay Hotel

Talland-by-Looe

A spirit of fun flits about Teresa and Kevin O’Sullivan’s cliff-top hotel, from the sub-tropical sculpture garden full of surprises (‘you feel like Alice walking into Wonderland’) to the ‘delightfully humorous artwork scattered throughout’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • seaside
  • view
  • disabled
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Bodysgallen Hall & Spa

Bodysgallen Hall & Spa

Llandudno

‘A lovely old house’, this historic mansion on the slopes of Pydew mountain has glorious views of Snowdonia.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • spa
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • disabled
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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

2017 Editor's Choice Gardens

Editor’s Choice Hotels with Gardens

1
Special offer
Lindeth Fell

Lindeth Fell - Autumn 20% Discount Special Offers

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
10% discount voucher 25% voucher Upgrade voucher
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Middlethorpe Hall & Spa

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York

‘A cheerful, likeable hotel’, this William and Mary mansion stands in Italianate parkland, with easy access to the city centre.
  • weddings
  • garden
  • spa
  • wifi
  • parking
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • gourmet
  • disabled
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Talland Bay Hotel

Talland Bay Hotel

Talland-by-Looe

A spirit of fun flits about Teresa and Kevin O’Sullivan’s cliff-top hotel, from the sub-tropical sculpture garden full of surprises (‘you feel like Alice walking into Wonderland’) to the ‘delightfully humorous artwork scattered throughout’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • seaside
  • view
  • disabled
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Ballyvolane House

Ballyvolane House

Castlelyons

Approached up a long drive, this ‘beautifully maintained’ 18th-century country house stands in extensive grounds – ‘a delight tn the eye’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • activities
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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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Goldstone Hall

Goldstone Hall

Market Drayton

All is peaceful at John and Sue Cushing’s 18th-century manor house hotel, approached down a country lane embraced by green fields.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
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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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The Grove

The Grove

Narberth

In ‘flourishing gardens’ near the coast, Neil and Zoë Kedward’s ‘beautifully quiet’ hotel is ‘a real haven – particularly when you arrive in the dark after a long drive’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • parking
  • disabled
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Austwick Hall

Austwick Hall

Austwick

‘A visit to this B&B is to be remembered, not just for the quirky, individual rooms, but also for the dedication and kindness of its owners, Michael Pearson and Eric Culley.’
  • walking
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • b&b

2016 Editor's Choice Gardens

Editor’s Choice Hotels with 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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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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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