Editor’s Choice Historic Hotels

2018 Editor's Choice Historic Hotels

Editor’s Choice Historic Hotels

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Lewtrenchard Manor

Lewtrenchard Manor - Devonshire Delight

Lewdown

‘It’s up there with the top hotels we’ve stayed at,’ writes a reader this year of Sue and James Murray’s romantic rebuild of a Jacobean manor house, surrounded by parkland.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • gourmet
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • historic
  • disabled
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Middlethorpe Hall & Spa

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

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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Sign of the Angel

Sign of the Angel

Lacock

Guests in search of an ‘authentic, olde-worlde atmosphere’ find it in the flagstone passageways, huge fireplaces, wonky beams and creaky floorboards of this 15th-century coaching inn, in an ‘exquisitely preserved’ National Trust village.
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • historic
  • weddings
  • british
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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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Temple House

Temple House

Ballymote

History hangs about Roderick and Helena Perceval’s Georgian mansion, approached via a drive through sheep-grazed parkland.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • bandb
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • historic
  • country_house
10% discount voucher
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Burgh Island Hotel

Burgh Island Hotel

Bigbury-on-Sea

‘A place to dress up, to dream, to luxuriate’, this ‘one-of-a-kind hotel’ on a tidal island charms Guide readers with its ‘magical setting’ off the south Devon coast.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • bird_watching
  • value
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • outdoor_pool
  • historic
  • view
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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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Llanthony Priory Hotel

Llanthony Priory Hotel

Llanthony

‘The setting in the Welsh Borders could hardly be more romantic.’
  • walking
  • exceptional_value
  • romantic
  • historic
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The Goring

The Goring

London

‘For the quality of service, elegance and comfort, this fine hotel sits among the top rank,’ writes an admirer of London’s last grand Edwardian-era hotel, family run for more than a century.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • wifi
  • parking
  • gourmet
  • disabled
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Castle Leslie

Castle Leslie

Glaslough

‘Positively flourishing’, the Leslie family’s sprawling estate has remained in the hands of its founding family for nearly three and a half centuries.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • historic
  • disabled

2017 Editor's Choice Historic Hotels

Editor’s Choice Historic Hotels

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Hartwell House & Spa

Hartwell House & Spa - £89.50 Per Person Special Offer

Aylesbury

Swish up the drive through an Arcadian 18th-century landscape to reach this Jacobean mansion.
From £200 per night
  • gym
  • weddings
  • golf
  • garden
  • fishing
  • spa
  • wifi
  • parking
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
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Special offer
Lewtrenchard Manor

Lewtrenchard Manor - Devonshire Delight

Lewdown

‘It’s up there with the top hotels we’ve stayed at,’ writes a reader this year of Sue and James Murray’s romantic rebuild of a Jacobean manor house, surrounded by parkland.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • gourmet
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • historic
  • disabled
Upgrade voucher
3
Special offer
Middlethorpe Hall & Spa

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

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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Boath House

Boath House - January/February & Valentine Week's special offer

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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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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Currarevagh House

Currarevagh House

Oughterard

‘The wonderful views of Lough Corrib, combined with warm, easy-going hospitality, make this a place in which we could stay for ages.’
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • view
  • dog_friendly
10% discount voucher 25% voucher
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Hilton Park

Hilton Park

Clones

At the end of a mile-long drive through ‘an estate of great tranquillity and beauty’ stands Fred and Joanna Madden’s Italianate mansion.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • historic
  • view
  • activities
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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
Upgrade voucher
9
Castle Leslie

Castle Leslie

Glaslough

‘Positively flourishing’, the Leslie family’s sprawling estate has remained in the hands of its founding family for nearly three and a half centuries.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • historic
  • disabled