Editor’s Choice Rooms with a View

Set in some of the most breathtaking locations, these hotels take the idea of a good view to a new level. Sea views all the way to the horizon, scenic moorland, deserted beaches and wild lochs, these are the hotels set in the most beautiful locations, providing you with the Editor's Choice for the best rooms with a view.
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2022 Editor's Choice Rooms with a View

Editor’s Choice Rooms with a View

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The Devonshire Arms

The Devonshire Arms - Four nights for the price of three special offer

Skipton

Even the smaller rooms at this hotel on the Southern edge of the Yorkshire Dales have views of the Italian box garden, while suites look onto rolling countryside and the quaint Huffa Bridge. Possibly the best views of the lot are from the hotel’s aptly named Wharfe View Cottage, which sleeps six.
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • gourmet
  • wifi
  • child_friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • historic
  • spa
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • walking
  • weddings
  • garden
  • cycling
  • country_house
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • bird_watching
  • disabled_facilities
  • veganfriendly
  • for_winelovers
  • fishing
  • electric_charging_point
  • gym
  • rooms_with_a_view
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The White Horse

The White Horse - 'Complimentary Fizz' Special Offer

Brancaster Staithe

The Room at the Top at this family-run hotel even has a telescope so you can better appreciate the big-sky landscape of endless tidal salt marshes, sandy beaches, and Scolt Head Island. There’s a marsh-side outdoors seating area while public rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows to bring the outside in.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • disabled
  • golf
  • babyfriendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • boutique
  • electric_charging_point
  • outdoor_dining
  • foodie
  • great_breakfast
  • pub_with_rooms
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Hazel Bank

Hazel Bank

Keswick

Magnificent fell and valley views are almost part of the furniture at the MacRaes’ Victorian house, where one bedroom has a window seat to better appreciate the views of Dalehead, and another is named Great Gable after the mountain it looks onto. There’s an added bonus, too, of red squirrels in the garden.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • adultsonly
  • country_house
  • great_breakfast
  • foodie
  • wildlife_watching
  • cycling
  • vegetarian_friendly
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Eddrachilles Hotel

Eddrachilles Hotel

Scourie

The Highlands meet the sea at Eddrachilles, which means that as well as the island-studded Badcall Bay, you can also see the Quinag mountain and gentle moorland hills. Six of the ten rooms have watery views; the scenic North Coast 500 road passes the driveway to the old manse.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • historic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • romantic
  • wildlife_watching
  • mooring_available
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • good_value
  • weddings
  • boutique
  • seaside
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The Henley

The Henley

Bigbury-on-Sea

You could spend all day drinking in the panorama over the Avon estuary and beyond to Burgh Island from this little hideaway, so it’s a good thing the vistas can be enjoyed from the dining room, decked sun terrace and from each of the four bedrooms. Take time out to visit the island by hydraulic tractor.
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • fishing
  • parking
  • wildlife_watching
  • foodie
  • great_breakfast
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The Manor Town House

The Manor Town House

Fishguard

Watch the sun set over Fishguard Bay from your room at this Georgian townhouse B&B, with spectacular views from the rear terrace across Cardigan bay to the Preseli Hills. The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path is nearby for some seriously scenic strolls.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • good_value
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Captain’s Club Hotel

Captain’s Club Hotel

Christchurch

You can lie back in bed and watch others messing about on the river through the floor-to-ceiling windows of this sleek modern hotel on the banks of the Stour. There’s no hurry – breakfast is served until a blissful 11am.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • disabled
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • mooring_available
  • parking
  • babyfriendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • outdoor_dining
  • great_breakfast
  • electric_charging_point
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The Scarlet

The Scarlet

Mawgan Porth

Cornish sea views don’t get much better than from this adults-only hotel, cleverly designed with tiered rooms built into the rock to make the most of the coastal setting. Bedrooms, the restaurant and even the spa pool have wall-to-ceiling windows, and clifftop hot tubs look over Mawgan Porth beach.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • view
  • disabled
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • ecofriendly
  • parking
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • electric_charging_point
  • adultsonly
  • foodie
  • garden
  • outdoor_dining
  • surfing
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • boutique
  • honeymoon
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Old Bank Hotel

Old Bank Hotel

Oxford

Oxford’s dreaming spires and Merton College are on show from some of the rooms in this former banking hall. Bag the rooftop suite with its cocktail-making station, shower for two and a terrace and you can look onto St Mary’s Church, the Radcliffe Camera and the quad of All Souls College.
  • child_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • gourmet
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • outdoor_dining
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • parking
  • weddings
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • honeymoon
  • cycling
  • electric_charging_point
  • historic
  • walking
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Stella Maris

Stella Maris

Ballycastle

As a Victorian coastguard’s fortress with gun turrets, this hotel naturally commands superb sea views. These days it’s binoculars rather than guns that are trained on the ocean, in the hope of spotting dolphins. Almost all the bedrooms are sea facing.
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • disabled_facilities
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wildlife_watching
  • bird_watching
  • parking
  • country_house
  • historic
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • cycling
  • boutique

2021 Editor's Choice Rooms with a View

Editor’s Choice Rooms with a View

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Lindeth Fell

Lindeth Fell - Up to 10% Discount Winter Special Offer

Bowness-on-Windermere

The beautifully kept gardens already create the perfect picture at this Edwardian house. Add the glorious views of Windermere and surrounding fells and you won’t want to look away. Lake-view rooms Windermere and Grasmere are the best.
  • walking
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • great_breakfast
  • historic
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • country_house
  • bird_watching
  • guest_house
  • boutique
  • disabled_facilities
  • wheelchair_accessible
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Hambleton Hall

Hambleton Hall - 'Celebrate a Special Occasion' Special Offer

Oakham

A Michelin-starred meal in sight of Rutland Water makes a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach. The same stunning panorama can be seen from some bedrooms and from the flower-filled terrace and pretty ornamental gardens.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • outdoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • activities
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • gourmet
  • walking
  • romantic
  • golf
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • wildlife_watching
  • honeymoon
  • electric_charging_point
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • cycling
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • for_winelovers
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Maison Talbooth

Maison Talbooth

Dedham

It is Constable country on the Essex– Suffolk border and you could be gazing at your own landscape from this quirky boutique hotel. One room, Shelley, has a double aspect, looking out to the gardens, the pool and across Dedham Vale.
  • swimming
  • spa
  • child_friendly
  • wifi
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • gourmet
  • walking
  • outdoor_pool
  • tennis
  • garden
  • foodie
  • parking
  • boutique
  • for_winelovers
  • dog_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • weddings
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • country_house
  • outdoor_dining
  • veganfriendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • seaside
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • bird_watching
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Tresanton

Tresanton

St Mawes

Olga Polizzi’s seaside hotel cascades down the hillside above the sea. Each of its bedrooms looks on to the water, and from the restaurant terrace and beach club you can gaze over the water to St Anthony’s Lighthouse.
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • babyfriendly
  • bird_watching
  • great_breakfast
  • outdoor_dining
  • mooring_available
  • child_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • foodie
  • parking
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • weddings
  • wheelchair_accessible
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Coll Hotel

Coll Hotel

Isle of Coll

The epic seascape showcasing Mull, Staffa and the Treshnish Isles is visible from most of the rooms at Coll’s only hotel and pub. It’s also on show from the waterside gardens and restaurant, where you can enjoy the freshest seafood.
  • child_friendly
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • babyfriendly
  • walking
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wildlife_watching
  • good_value
  • mooring_available
  • outdoor_dining
  • disabled_facilities
  • weddings
  • foodie
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Dunkery Beacon Country House

Dunkery Beacon Country House

Wootton Courtenay

The highest point of Exmoor, after which the hotel is named, can be seen from the veranda and from one of the bedrooms. This former Edwardian hunting lodge makes a great base for exploring the moorlands – and for night-sky viewing.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • wine
  • for_winelovers
  • good_value
  • outdoor_dining
  • dog_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • country_house
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • boutique
  • cycling
  • golf
  • horse_riding
  • foodie
  • great_breakfast
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Gara Rock

Gara Rock

Salcombe

You can swim in the pool and see the sun dip into the ocean, or watch boats as you wallow in the hot tub at this clifftop hotel above a beautiful beach. Most of the rooms, suites and cottages have a sea view, plus a balcony or garden.
  • wifi
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • walking
  • spa
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • parking
  • dog_friendly
  • child_friendly
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • seaside
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • romantic
  • weddings
  • bird_watching
  • honeymoon
  • electric_charging_point
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Rosleague Manor

Rosleague Manor

Letterfrack

Beautiful gardens run down to scenic Ballinakill Bay, with the mountains of Connemara beyond, at Mark Foyle’s creeper-clad manor. Rooms at the front of the house command the best watery vistas, but garden views are lovely, too.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • babyfriendly
  • country_house
  • cycling
  • seaside
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • great_breakfast
  • tennis
  • romantic
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The Cookie Jar

The Cookie Jar

Alnwick

Ramparts can be seen from the terraced garden, with full views of Alnwick Castle from some bedrooms. The interiors in this former convent provide a striking contrast, with blue walls, patterned carpets, and stained glass in the Chapel room.
  • wifi
  • disabled_facilities
  • dog_friendly
  • child_friendly
  • fishing
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • romantic
  • historic
  • walking
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • boutique
  • outdoor_dining
  • foodie
  • garden
  • parking
  • wheelchair_accessible
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Llwyndu Farmhouse

Llwyndu Farmhouse

Barmouth

There is even a sea view through the window of a walk-in wardrobe at Peter and Paula Thompson’s Tudor farmhouse. There’s no need to linger among the coat hangers; Cardigan Bay and the Llyn peninsula can be seen from other rooms.
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  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • good_value
  • foodie
  • boutique
  • country_house
  • great_breakfast
  • seaside

2020 Editor's Choice Rooms with a View

Editor’s Choice Rooms with a View

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The Horn of Plenty

The Horn of Plenty - Two Night Winter/Spring Getaway Special Offer

Tavistock

Most bedrooms have balcony or private terrace views over the lush, verdant Tamar valley, at Julie Leivers and Damien Pease’s former mine captain’s house in beautifully tended grounds with manicured lawns, rhododendrons, mature trees.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • great_breakfast
  • boutique
  • country_house
  • outdoor_dining
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • foodie
2
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The White Horse

The White Horse - 'Complimentary Fizz' Special Offer

Brancaster Staithe

In the big-sky Norfolk landscape, the Nye family’s inn has views across tidal salt marshes and sandy beach to Scolt Head Island. Eat on the terrace or in the dining room with its wall of windows. The top bedroom has a telescope. Birdwatchers’ bliss.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • disabled
  • golf
  • babyfriendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • boutique
  • electric_charging_point
  • outdoor_dining
  • foodie
  • great_breakfast
  • pub_with_rooms
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Hell Bay Hotel

Hell Bay Hotel

Bryher

On a tiny, rugged island, Robert Dorrien- Smith’s stylish hotel enjoys a glorious situation, in grounds bordered by a beach washed by the Atlantic. Bedrooms have a terrace or balcony. Drinks on the Sunset Deck are a little taste of heaven.
  • gym
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • spa
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • outdoor_pool
  • view
  • disabled
  • dog_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • foodie
  • boutique
  • bird_watching
  • outdoor_dining
  • wildlife_watching
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
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Hazel Bank

Hazel Bank

Keswick

Perched above Rosthwaite, the MacRaes’ Victorian villa gazes out across the beautiful Borrowdale valley to Great Gable and the ‘Jaws of Borrowdale’, Kings How and Castle Crag. Rear-facing rooms look on to woodland where you might see Squirrel Nutkin.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • adultsonly
  • country_house
  • great_breakfast
  • foodie
  • wildlife_watching
  • cycling
  • vegetarian_friendly
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Kylesku Hotel

Kylesku Hotel

Kylesku

Loch Glendhu laps the shore below Tanja Lister and Sonia Virechauveix’s former coaching inn, which stands against a backdrop of mountains in a Highland wilderness. From decked terrace or light- filled bar, watch seals, otters, golden eagles.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • babyfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • parking
  • seaside
  • good_value
  • veganfriendly
  • outdoor_dining
  • great_breakfast
  • cycling
  • foodie
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Harbourmaster Hotel

Harbourmaster Hotel

Aberaeron

It is not just the views of the harbour that beguile at Glyn and Menna Heulyn’s waterfront hotel, with bobbing boats and sails red in the sunset. The Georgian quayside itself, with its brightly coloured houses against a backdrop of hills, is a charm.
  • walking
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • boutique
  • view
  • disabled
  • child_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • veganfriendly
  • good_value
  • foodie
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • cycling
  • electric_charging_point
  • restaurant_with_rooms
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Stoberry House

Stoberry House

Wells

Frances and Tim Meeres Young’s exceptional B&B stands in landscaped parkland, overlooking the gem of a city and its cathedral, with views over the Vale of Avalon to Glastonbury Tor, steeped in the legend of King Arthur, topped by roofless St Michael’s Tower.
  • golf
  • garden
  • value
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • romantic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • great_breakfast
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • parking
  • veganfriendly
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The Seaside Boarding House

The Seaside Boarding House

Burton Bradstock

There are fabulous views over Lyme Bay from Mary-Lou Sturridge and Tony Mackintosh’s hotel above Chesil Beach. All bedrooms look out to sea or along the cliffs. The dining room opens out on to the terrace for an airy, outside-in feel.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • honeymoon
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • foodie
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • outdoor_dining
  • parking
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
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Currarevagh House

Currarevagh House

Oughterard

At the gateway to the Connemara mountains, Henry and Lucy Hodgson’s Victorian country house lies in wooded grounds bordering island-studded Lough Corrib. Every bedroom – some with dual aspect – has a view of the lough or Benlevy (Mount Gable).
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • horse_riding
  • wildlife_watching
  • good_value
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • great_breakfast
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The Zetter

The Zetter

London

At street level, Clerkenwell may be characterful but it’s not very scenic. Book a rooftop deluxe studio at this Victorian warehouse turned boutique hotel, however, and from your terrace you can enjoy panoramic views of the glorious gallimaufry of a city.
  • child_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • disabled
  • babyfriendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • ecofriendly
  • foodie
  • cycling
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • outdoor_dining
  • conferencemeeting_friendly

2019 Editor's Choice Rooms with a View

Editor’s Choice Rooms with a View

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The Atlantic Hotel

The Atlantic Hotel - Free Dinner Offer

St Brelade

Full-height windows and balconies afford spectacular views across landscaped gardens to the ocean at this upmarket hotel. Connoisseurs of golf landscaping might prefer to overlook James Braid’s La Moye course. The sunsets do not require Photoshop.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • honeymoon
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • for_winelovers
  • gourmet
  • babyfriendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • bird_watching
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • cycling
  • outdoor_dining
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • spa
  • surfing
  • wildlife_watching
  • foodie
  • vegetarian_friendly
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Special offer
Romney Bay House

Romney Bay House - Autumn Coastal Break Special Offer

New Romney

Between the Strait of Dover and Littlestone Golf Club, this glamorous house, built for a Hollywood actress, is surrounded by the flat, sheep-studded expanse of Romney Marsh – not a pretty- pretty landscape, but one that has stirred many a literary imagination.
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • romantic
  • parking
  • good_value
  • foodie
  • adultsonly
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The Blakeney Hotel

The Blakeney Hotel

Holt

Many bedrooms, some with balcony, look across estuary and salt marsh towards Blakeney Point, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, at this family-friendly, quayside hotel. The first-floor lounge has panoramic views; boat trips reveal the local seals.
  • gym
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
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  • conference_meeting
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  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wildlife_watching
  • cycling
  • golf
  • babyfriendly
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • vegetarian_friendly
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The Foveran

The Foveran

St Ola

The light-filled dining room at this restaurant-with-rooms offers stirring vistas across Scapa Flow to the southern Orkney islands. The luminous, big-sky landscape is all around, and, late in the season, the northern lights may loom into view.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • wifi
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • parking
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • good_value
  • historic
  • veganfriendly
  • seaside
  • foodie
  • great_breakfast
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Temple House

Temple House

Ballymote

Bedrooms overlook a 1,000-acre estate at this grand but lived-in ancestral home, with terrace gardens, sheep-grazed pastures, native woodlands carpeted with bluebells in the springtime, and, beside the lake, the ivy-covered ruins of a medieval Knights Templar castle.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • bandb
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • historic
  • country_house
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  • rooms_with_a_view
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • golf
  • parking
  • babyfriendly
  • bird_watching
  • vegetarian_friendly
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The Cottage in the Wood

The Cottage in the Wood

Braithwaite

Mountain-view rooms gaze out towards Skiddaw at this restaurant-with-rooms in England’s only true mountain forest, while the garden view ones may offer a glimpse of red squirrels. Dining room and terrace also enjoy memorable vistas of the verdant surroundings.
  • walking
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  • value
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • rooms_with_a_view
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  • parking
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • cycling
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • foodie
  • boutique
  • country_house
  • for_winelovers
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Glenfinnan House Hotel

Glenfinnan House Hotel

Fort William

A lawn reaches down to the Loch Shiel shoreline from this 18th-century stone mansion, with views across the water towards a monument to Bonnie Prince Charlie and Ben Nevis. Roaming red deer add to the drama.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • rooms_with_a_view
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  • honeymoon
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • boutique
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • weddings
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The Scarlet

The Scarlet

Mawgan Porth

Most bedrooms have a seaward balcony and floor-to-ceiling windows at this serene, coolly contemporary adults-only hotel. There is a sea-view restaurant, while the decked terrace, reed-bed swimming pool and hot tub are within sight of the beach.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • view
  • disabled
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • ecofriendly
  • parking
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • electric_charging_point
  • adultsonly
  • foodie
  • garden
  • outdoor_dining
  • surfing
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • boutique
  • honeymoon
9
The Pig on the Beach

The Pig on the Beach

Studland

Guests can choose a view of countryside, or of the sea towards Old Harry chalk- stack rocks and the Isle of Wight, at this Gothic, turreted former aristocrat’s holiday home. Thatched bothies overlook the trademark kitchen garden.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • seaside
  • conference_meeting
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • disabled_facilities
  • weddings
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • parking
  • wildlife_watching
  • foodie
  • outdoor_dining
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • restaurant_with_rooms
10
Llanthony Priory Hotel

Llanthony Priory Hotel

Abergavenny

Romantic priory ruins that once inspired JMW Turner stand in a wild and wonderful setting, swaddled by the Vale of Ewyas in the Black Mountains. This hotel occupies former cloisteral buildings. Norman arches frame wooded hillsides.
  • walking
  • exceptional_value
  • romantic
  • historic
  • good_value
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • cycling
  • parking
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • child_friendly

2018 Editor's Choice Rooms with a View

Editor’s Choice Rooms with a View

1
Heddon’s Gate Hotel

Heddon’s Gate Hotel

Barnstaple

Guests feel ‘thoroughly spoilt’ at this welcoming hotel, tucked away in wooded seclusion at the end of a quarter-mile private drive.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • seaside
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • good_value
  • wildlife_watching
2
Star Castle

Star Castle

St Mary's

You can take tea on the ramparts or imbibe history along with a St Agnes gin in the Dungeon Bar at the Francis family’s hotel, occupying an Elizabethan artillery castle within star-shaped fortress walls.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • view
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • for_winelovers
  • foodie
  • tennis
  • vegetarian_friendly
3
Kilcamb Lodge

Kilcamb Lodge

Strontian

‘The situation is absolutely beautiful; perfect for wild swimmers,’ write readers this year, in praise of this remote hideaway hotel on the shores of Loch Sunart.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • parking
  • wildlife_watching
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • country_house
  • foodie
  • romantic
  • cycling
  • boutique
  • electric_charging_point
  • mooring_available
4
Kylesku Hotel

Kylesku Hotel

Kylesku

In a ‘very beautiful spot’ on the remote, rocky shores of Loch Glendhu, an old coaching inn has been transformed into a modern hotel that takes full advantage of the beauty and bounty of its setting.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • babyfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • parking
  • seaside
  • good_value
  • veganfriendly
  • outdoor_dining
  • great_breakfast
  • cycling
  • foodie
5
Shallowdale House

Shallowdale House

Ampleforth

Returning guests feel they’re ‘coming home’ when they stay at this wisteria-clad, light-filled 1960s house with its peerless views over gardens to the Hambleton hills.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • bandb
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wildlife_watching
  • great_breakfast
6
The Henley

The Henley

Bigbury-on-Sea

It's partly the lovely situation, with a 'stunning panorama' across the Avon estuary to Burgh Island, partly the warmth of the welcome that bring some of our readers back to this beachside bolt-hole time and again.
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • fishing
  • parking
  • wildlife_watching
  • foodie
  • great_breakfast
7
Belle Tout Lighthouse

Belle Tout Lighthouse

Eastbourne

A beacon of hospitality in a remote situation between Beachy Head and the Seven Sisters chalk cliffs, this iconic 19th-century lighthouse, decommissioned in 1902, found new purpose in 2010 when it first opened to guests.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • adultsonly
  • parking
  • boutique
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • historic
8
Nanny Brow

Nanny Brow

Ambleside

In six acres of grounds and woodland, Sue and Peter Robinson’s ‘sympathetically restored’ Arts and Crafts stone house overlooks walkers’ paradise Brathay valley.
  • walking
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • historic
9
Stella Maris

Stella Maris

Ballycastle

You can drift off to sleep to the sound of the waves and wake to the view over Bunatrahir Bay at this Victorian coastguard's fortress turned one-of-a-kind hotel.
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • disabled_facilities
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wildlife_watching
  • bird_watching
  • parking
  • country_house
  • historic
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • cycling
  • boutique
10
Bryniau Golau

Bryniau Golau

BALA

There are ‘stunning’ views of Bala Lake and Arenig mountain from the bedrooms of this Victorian house on a hillside in Snowdonia national park.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • value
  • bb
  • good_value

2017 Editor's Choice Rooms with a View

Editor’s Choice Rooms with a View

1
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The Horn of Plenty

The Horn of Plenty - Two Night Winter/Spring Getaway Special Offer

Tavistock

The name promises all manner of good things, and they certainly deliver at this dog-friendly hotel in a former Victorian mine captain’s house with glorious views over the ‘dramatic sweep of the Tamar valley’ and a long reputation for foodie excellence.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • great_breakfast
  • boutique
  • country_house
  • outdoor_dining
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • foodie
2
Kilcamb Lodge

Kilcamb Lodge

Strontian

‘The situation is absolutely beautiful; perfect for wild swimmers,’ write readers this year, in praise of this remote hideaway hotel on the shores of Loch Sunart.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • parking
  • wildlife_watching
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • country_house
  • foodie
  • romantic
  • cycling
  • boutique
  • electric_charging_point
  • mooring_available
3
Ees Wyke Country House

Ees Wyke Country House

Ambleside

Richard Lee often greets guests in his chef’s uniform, which sets the tone for this personally run country house with views over Esthwaite Water and fells.
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • historic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • good_value
  • bird_watching
  • wildlife_watching
  • great_breakfast
  • country_house
  • electric_charging_point
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • foodie
4
Kylesku Hotel

Kylesku Hotel

Kylesku

In a ‘very beautiful spot’ on the remote, rocky shores of Loch Glendhu, an old coaching inn has been transformed into a modern hotel that takes full advantage of the beauty and bounty of its setting.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • babyfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • parking
  • seaside
  • good_value
  • veganfriendly
  • outdoor_dining
  • great_breakfast
  • cycling
  • foodie
5
The Three Chimneys and The House Over-By

The Three Chimneys and The House Over-By

Isle of Skye

In a scattered hamlet on the western shore of Loch Dunvegan, in the far north of Skye, a whitewashed stone crofter’s cottage is the setting for this fine-dining restaurant-with-rooms.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • for_winelovers
  • ecofriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • seaside
  • parking
  • great_breakfast
  • wildlife_watching
  • weddings
  • foodie
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • boutique
  • dog_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • veganfriendly
6
Belle Tout Lighthouse

Belle Tout Lighthouse

Eastbourne

A beacon of hospitality in a remote situation between Beachy Head and the Seven Sisters chalk cliffs, this iconic 19th-century lighthouse, decommissioned in 1902, found new purpose in 2010 when it first opened to guests.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • adultsonly
  • parking
  • boutique
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • historic
7
Dunkery Beacon Country House

Dunkery Beacon Country House

Wootton Courtenay

Built at the dawn of the Edwardian era as a men-only hunting lodge, and with views to the eponymous beacon, this smart but unstuffy hotel is an ideal base from which to explore Exmoor.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • wine
  • for_winelovers
  • good_value
  • outdoor_dining
  • dog_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • country_house
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • boutique
  • cycling
  • golf
  • horse_riding
  • foodie
  • great_breakfast
8
Mullion Cove Hotel

Mullion Cove Hotel

Helston

‘In a glorious setting’ on the cliff-top with 'spectacular views', this Edwardian cathedral of a hotel that opened its doors in 1898 after being built by the Great Western Railway also has a 'really nice, welcoming atmosphere'.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • outdoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • good_value
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • great_breakfast
  • romantic
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • spa
  • indoor_pool
  • electric_charging_point
  • bird_watching
  • gym
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • parking
9
Stella Maris

Stella Maris

Ballycastle

You can drift off to sleep to the sound of the waves and wake to the view over Bunatrahir Bay at this Victorian coastguard's fortress turned one-of-a-kind hotel.
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • disabled_facilities
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wildlife_watching
  • bird_watching
  • parking
  • country_house
  • historic
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • cycling
  • boutique
10
Bryniau Golau

Bryniau Golau

BALA

There are ‘stunning’ views of Bala Lake and Arenig mountain from the bedrooms of this Victorian house on a hillside in Snowdonia national park.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • value
  • bb
  • good_value

2016 Editor's Choice Rooms with a View

Editor’s Choice Rooms with a View

1
Special offer
Pen-y-Dyffryn

Pen-y-Dyffryn - 20% Discount Special Offer

Oswestry

We never want for glowing reports of this dog-friendly former Georgian rectory, ‘set in a secluded and beautiful valley’, with views to the Welsh hills.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • golf
  • wildlife_watching
  • country_house
  • cycling
  • veganfriendly
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • foodie
  • great_breakfast
  • guest_house
2
The Blakeney Hotel

The Blakeney Hotel

Holt

With its quayside position overlooking the boats of north Norfolk's salt marsh estuary towards Blakeney Point, this large, family-friendly hotel, established in 1922, has a loyal following.
  • gym
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wildlife_watching
  • cycling
  • golf
  • babyfriendly
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • vegetarian_friendly
3
Scarista House

Scarista House

Isle of Harris

The only sounds are the soughing of the sea and the cry of gulls at this remote Georgian manse in an 'extraordinary setting' between a three-mile sandy beach and heather-clad mountains.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • seaside
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • cycling
  • golf
  • surfing
  • great_breakfast
  • wildlife_watching
  • parking
  • foodie
  • weddings
4
Swinside Lodge

Swinside Lodge

KESWICK

At the foot of Cat Bells, Mike and Kath Bilton’s small country hotel is ‘simply the best’, say guests this year, affirming past reports on this ‘friendly’ Georgian house minutes from Derwentwater.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • wifi
Last updated: December 03, 2021