Best hotels with gardens in the UK

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.

2019 Editor's Choice Hotels with Gardens

Best hotels with gardens in the UK

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Congham Hall

Congham Hall - Sunday Special Offer

King’s Lynn

With more than 400 varieties of herbs, the herb garden at this Georgian country house is a great attraction for students
of all things culinary and physic, while supplying kitchen and spa. Best experienced with the heady aromas found at dawn or dusk.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • tennis
  • indoor_pool
  • wi-fi
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
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Hambleton Hall

Hambleton Hall - Summer Breaks in Rutland

Hambleton

The owners of this former hunting lodge have created a glorious patchwork on 17 south-facing acres, with a parterre, ornamental ponds, mature trees, statues and topiary, bordering Rutland Water. Lovely in all seasons.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • outdoor_pool
  • view
  • activities
  • gourmet
  • parking
  • wi-fi
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Bodysgallen Hall and Spa

Bodysgallen Hall and Spa - 'Escape to the Country' Special Offer

Llandudno

Guests can wander more than 200 acres of parkland, pleasure grounds and gardens at this Jacobean manor house. Garden tours take in a rare 17th-century box parterre. There are woodland walks, a lily pond, a cascade, specimen trees, a prolific walled kitchen garden.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • spa
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
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Cliveden House

Cliveden House - Three for Two Short Break

Taplow

Sir Charles Barry’s Italianate mansion overlooking the Thames stands amid pleasure grounds, with a yew maze, rose garden, a Japanese water garden, a parterre laid out by John Fleming, pioneer of ‘carpet bedding’ – and Britain’s most notorious swimming pool.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • gourmet
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • wi-fi
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Boath House

Boath House

Auldearn

An ornamental trout lake, wildflower meadow, streams and formal plantings surround this Georgian mansion. The walled garden supplies organic fruit and vegetables for the table; bees and hens do their bit for breakfast.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • country_house
  • spa
  • b&b
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
  • walking
  • bird_watching
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Goldstone Hall

Goldstone Hall

Market Drayton

One of the UK’s largest hotel kitchen gardens, reclaimed from wilderness, supplies the kitchen with a wealth of produce at this Georgian manor house. There is a herb walkway, a walled garden with double-tiered herbaceous border, a riot of colour all summer long.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • wi-fi
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Hotel Endsleigh

Hotel Endsleigh

Milton Abbot

Olga Polizzi’s ducal fishing lodge stands in an 18th-century arcadia laid out by Humphry Repton, with the River Tamar running through. Discover streams, pools, cascades, ravines, a shell house and grotto, and one of England’s longest herbaceous borders.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • gourmet
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • historic
  • view
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
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The Salutation

The Salutation

Sandwich

The ‘Secret Garden’, laid out by Lutyens, architect of this Queen Anne-style house, is revealed to the paying public and hotel residents. Designed as a series of ‘rooms’, the walled garden includes a poplar, holm oak and meadow walk, wet meadow, tropical and jungle garden.
From £90 per night
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  • golf
  • gourmet
  • bird_watching
  • historic
  • romantic
  • wi-fi
  • walking
  • weddings
  • dog_friendly
  • child_friendly
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Longueville Manor

Longueville Manor

St Saviour

From 1863, the Rev Christian (aka WB) Bateman landscaped the grounds around this ancient manor house, with lake, specimen trees, kitchen garden. They remain much as he designed them – though with the addition of a pool, jogging trails and spa.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • country_house
  • outdoor_pool
  • historic
  • wine
  • tennis
  • wi-fi
  • honeymoon
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Hilton Park

Hilton Park

Clones

Oaks grown from acorns planted in 1752 to commemorate an ancestor’s marriage, champion beeches, a kitchen garden and a rose garden created by Victorian landscaper Ninian Niven, can all be found in the park and pleasure grounds of this very special stately home.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • historic
  • view
  • activities
  • wi-fi

2018 Editor's Choice Hotels with Gardens

Best hotels with gardens in the UK

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Lindeth Fell

Lindeth Fell - October 25% Discount’ Special Offer

Bowness-on-windermere

‘Lovely owners’, the ‘charming and friendly’ Kennedy family, lay on a cream tea for new arrivals at their wisteria-draped Edwardian country house, run as a luxury B&B.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • b&b
  • wi-fi
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Bodysgallen Hall and Spa

Bodysgallen Hall and Spa - 'Escape to the Country' Special Offer

Llandudno

‘Without exception the house and its antique contents are fabulous; it’s an absolute gem,’ wrote a long-term Guide reader after visiting the National Trust hotel overlooking Snowdonia.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • spa
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
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Lords of the Manor

Lords of the Manor - Cotswold Sumptuous Mid-Week 10% Discount Summer Stay Special Offer

Upper Slaughter

A coat of arms and portraits of past owners set the tone at this honey-hued former rectory, recommended by Guide readers for a ‘welcoming, comfortable, relaxing’ country house experience
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • country_house
  • historic
  • parking
  • romantic
  • wi-fi
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Askham Hall

Askham Hall - Midweek Special Offer

Penrith

An easy-going atmosphere and oodles of character filter through Charles Lowther’s dramatic ancestral home.
  • 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 - Autumn/Winter Luxury Break Special Offer

Tarland

‘A beautiful location, lovely gardens, good food and friendly service – and a view from our room that was probably the best we have ever enjoyed.’
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • spa
  • wifi
  • parking
  • tennis
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • dog_friendly
  • wi-fi
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Talland Bay Hotel

Talland Bay Hotel

Talland-by-looe

‘The style is one of the unique assets’ at Teresa and Kevin O’Sullivan’s cliff-top hotel overlooking sub-tropical gardens filled with whimsical sculpture and statuary.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • seaside
  • view
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
  • gourmet
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
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Boath House

Boath House

Auldearn

‘We were looking forward to our stay,’ write Guide insiders, on returning to this classical Georgian mansion in ‘wonderful grounds’, rescued from ruin in the 1990s by Don and Wendy Matheson.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • country_house
  • spa
  • b&b
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
  • walking
  • bird_watching
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Barnsley House

Barnsley House

Barnsley

Henry VIII gave the manor of Barnsley to each wife in turn – the old romantic! – before it passed to the Bourchier family, who built this Cotswold stone house in the 1690s.
  • weddings
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • spa
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • outdoor_pool
  • historic
  • disabled
  • honeymoon
  • wi-fi
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Hotel Endsleigh

Hotel Endsleigh

Milton Abbot

A Regency cottage-orné, built by Jeffry Wyatville as a fishing lodge for Georgiana, Duchess of Bedford, is run today in characteristic relaxed-chic style by Olga Polizzi (see also Tresanton, St Mawes).
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • gourmet
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • historic
  • view
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
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Millgate House

Millgate House

Richmond

‘Silver, copper, glass, china, pictures, rugs’ and other treasures are ‘trustingly displayed’ at Tim Culkin and Austin Lynch’s ‘wonderfully eccentric B&B’ just off the town square.
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • view
  • dog_friendly
  • wi-fi
  • walking

2017 Editor's Choice Gardens

Best hotels with gardens in the UK

1
Special offer
Lindeth Fell

Lindeth Fell - October 25% Discount’ Special Offer

Bowness-on-windermere

‘Lovely owners’, the ‘charming and friendly’ Kennedy family, lay on a cream tea for new arrivals at their wisteria-draped Edwardian country house, run as a luxury B&B.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • b&b
  • wi-fi
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Middlethorpe Hall & Spa

Middlethorpe Hall & Spa - Tailor make the break of your choice

York

'Tis a very pritty place,' wrote the diarist and former resident, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu. After visiting the National Trust’s red brick mansion, Guide readers happily concur.
  • weddings
  • garden
  • spa
  • wifi
  • parking
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • gourmet
  • disabled
  • romantic
  • wi-fi
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The Grove

The Grove - Three for Two Special Offer

Narberth

Behind mature trees in 26 acres of gardens and meadows overlooking the Preseli hills, this whitewashed 18th-century mansion offers a ‘bucolic setting with that “away from it all” feeling’, reports a reader after this year’s visit.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • parking
  • disabled
  • dog_friendly
  • wi-fi
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Talland Bay Hotel

Talland Bay Hotel

Talland-by-looe

‘The style is one of the unique assets’ at Teresa and Kevin O’Sullivan’s cliff-top hotel overlooking sub-tropical gardens filled with whimsical sculpture and statuary.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • seaside
  • view
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
  • gourmet
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
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Ballyvolane House

Ballyvolane House

Castlelyons

A mildly bohemian air filters through the Green family’s wisteria-hung Georgian country house hotel, bordered by bluebell woods.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • activities
  • wi-fi
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Barnsley House

Barnsley House

Barnsley

Henry VIII gave the manor of Barnsley to each wife in turn – the old romantic! – before it passed to the Bourchier family, who built this Cotswold stone house in the 1690s.
  • weddings
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • spa
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • outdoor_pool
  • historic
  • disabled
  • honeymoon
  • wi-fi
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Goldstone Hall

Goldstone Hall

Market Drayton

For ‘a quiet weekend in a friendly, characterful hotel among bucolic surroundings’, John and Sue Cushing’s red brick Georgian manor ‘fits the bill perfectly’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • wi-fi
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Hotel Endsleigh

Hotel Endsleigh

Milton Abbot

A Regency cottage-orné, built by Jeffry Wyatville as a fishing lodge for Georgiana, Duchess of Bedford, is run today in characteristic relaxed-chic style by Olga Polizzi (see also Tresanton, St Mawes).
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • gourmet
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • historic
  • view
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
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Millgate House

Millgate House

Richmond

‘Silver, copper, glass, china, pictures, rugs’ and other treasures are ‘trustingly displayed’ at Tim Culkin and Austin Lynch’s ‘wonderfully eccentric B&B’ just off the town square.
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • view
  • dog_friendly
  • wi-fi
  • walking
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Austwick Hall

Austwick Hall

Austwick

Guests step straight into a ‘grand entrance hall’ at this B&B in a village in the Yorkshire Dales national park.
  • walking
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • b&b
  • parking
  • wi-fi

2016 Editor's Choice Gardens

Best hotels with gardens in the UK

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Gravetye Manor

Gravetye Manor - Charming British Escape

East Grinstead

‘We have become addicted to this place,’ write trusted readers, following a return visit to this beautiful Elizabethan manor house (Relais & Châteaux).
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • historic
  • parking
  • gourmet
  • wi-fi
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Glenapp Castle

Glenapp Castle - Seven nights for the price of six 'seventh heaven' special offer

Ballantrae

Mellow sandstone battlements, turrets and towers are revealed only at the final turn of the ‘lengthy’ drive through the ‘vibrant, meticulously tended’ grounds of Paul and Poppy Szkiler’s 19th-century baronial pile.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
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  • historic
  • spa
  • wi-fi
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Lime Wood

Lime Wood

Lyndhurst

‘At night, surrounded by floodlit cedars and oaks, it felt like a movie set,’ writes one reader this year, after visiting the luxury New Forest retreat.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • gourmet
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • cooking_school
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
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Stone House

Stone House

Rushlake Green

Stone House closed down at the end of January 2018.
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • historic
  • activities
  • wine
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