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.

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

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
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • view
  • gourmet
  • wi-fi
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Special offer
Romney Bay House

Romney Bay House - Three Night 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
  • view
25% voucher
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Special offer
The Cottage in the Wood

The Cottage in the Wood - Autumn 'Taste Cumbria' Special Offer

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
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • wine
  • wi-fi
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Special offer
Glenfinnan House Hotel

Glenfinnan House Hotel - Three nights for Two Special Offer

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.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • country_house
  • honeymoon
  • wi-fi
10% discount voucher
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Special offer
The Scarlet

The Scarlet - 15% off Spa Treatments Special Offer

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
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • view
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
  • parking
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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
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • seaside
  • indoor_pool
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
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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.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • seaside
  • wi-fi
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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
  • wi-fi
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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
  • wi-fi
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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

2018 Editor's Choice Rooms with a View

Editor’s Choice Rooms with a View

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Special offer
Star Castle

Star Castle - Family Stay Special Offer

St Mary's

‘High standards are maintained,’ writes a devoted fan, following a New Year stay at the Francis family’s hotel, forged from a 16th-century fortification.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • view
  • wi-fi
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Heddon’s Gate Hotel

Heddon’s Gate Hotel

Barnstaple

Perfect peace reigns at this friendly hotel in at the end of a quarter-mile drive, in a densely wooded river valley at the western edge of Exmoor national park.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • view
  • seaside
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Kilcamb Lodge

Kilcamb Lodge

Strontian

Amid its own grounds of lawn and woodland, on the shores of Loch Sunart, Sally and David Ruthven-Fox run a welcoming small hotel.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • view
  • wi-fi
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Kylesku Hotel

Kylesku Hotel

Kylesku

Grey seals loll the day away along an old ferry slipway on the shores of ‘wild, beautiful’ Loch Glendhu – the ‘superb setting’ for ‘hands-on, energetic’ Tanja Lister and Sonia Virechauveix’s ‘most enjoyable’ small hotel.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
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Shallowdale House

Shallowdale House

Ampleforth

We have readers who return year after year to this ‘delightful, comfortable’ B&B with panoramic views across the North Yorkshire countryside.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • bandb
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • b&b
  • guest_house
  • wi-fi
10% discount voucher
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The Henley

The Henley

Bigbury-on-Sea

‘As superb and lovely as ever,’ Martyn Scarterfield and Petra Lampe’s Edwardian holiday cottage turned guest house is ‘a home-away-from-home’ for many devoted returning visitors.
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • seaside
  • view
  • wi-fi
  • fishing
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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
  • value
  • b&b
  • wi-fi
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Belle Tout Lighthouse

Belle Tout Lighthouse

Eastbourne

‘Great place. Wonderful breakfast.’ A thumbs-up this year from visitors to David and Barbara Shaw’s unusual B&B, at a decommissioned granite lighthouse in a ‘dramatic, empty landscape’, in the South Downs national park.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • historic
  • view
  • b&b
  • parking
  • wi-fi
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Nanny Brow

Nanny Brow

Ambleside

Homely character, tumbling views and relaxed efficiency – the key elements of Sue and Peter Robinson’s Arts and Crafts house.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • view
  • child_friendly
  • wi-fi
  • historic
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Stella Maris

Stella Maris

Ballycastle

Guests can ‘watch the dolphins frolicking in the bay’ from the conservatory of Frances Kelly-McSweeney’s hotel in a ‘dramatically beautiful’ setting overlooking Bunatrahir Bay on the Wild Atlantic Way.
  • weddings
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • view
  • wi-fi

2017 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 Signature Tasting Menu Getaway Special Offer

Tavistock

‘A wonderful place,’ writes a trusted reader, of Julie Leivers and Damien Pease’s long-established hotel on the Devon/Cornwall border
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • gourmet
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Ees Wyke Country House

Ees Wyke Country House - Two Night Break Special Offer

Ambleside

‘We will never tire of the stunning location, lovely rooms, superb food and excellent hospitality.’ Praise from readers, on a fourth visit to Richard Lee’s Georgian country house overlooking Esthwaite Water.
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • historic
  • wi-fi
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Special offer
Mullion Cove Hotel

Mullion Cove Hotel - 'Third Night Free' Special Offer

Helston

On the cliff-top with ‘fabulous views of Mounts Bay and down to Mullion Cove itself’, the Grose family’s dog-friendly hotel is a ‘really comfortable, welcoming place to stay’.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • seaside
  • outdoor_pool
  • view
  • wi-fi
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Kilcamb Lodge

Kilcamb Lodge

Strontian

Amid its own grounds of lawn and woodland, on the shores of Loch Sunart, Sally and David Ruthven-Fox run a welcoming small hotel.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • view
  • wi-fi
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Kylesku Hotel

Kylesku Hotel

Kylesku

Grey seals loll the day away along an old ferry slipway on the shores of ‘wild, beautiful’ Loch Glendhu – the ‘superb setting’ for ‘hands-on, energetic’ Tanja Lister and Sonia Virechauveix’s ‘most enjoyable’ small hotel.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
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The Three Chimneys and The House Over-By

The Three Chimneys and The House Over-By

Dunvegan

‘We felt comfortable and well fed,’ report readers, following a stay at Shirley and Eddie Spear’s remote restaurant-with-rooms overlooking Loch Dunvegan on the Isle of Skye.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • gourmet
  • view
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
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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
  • value
  • b&b
  • wi-fi
10% discount voucher 25% voucher
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Belle Tout Lighthouse

Belle Tout Lighthouse

Eastbourne

‘Great place. Wonderful breakfast.’ A thumbs-up this year from visitors to David and Barbara Shaw’s unusual B&B, at a decommissioned granite lighthouse in a ‘dramatic, empty landscape’, in the South Downs national park.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • historic
  • view
  • b&b
  • parking
  • wi-fi
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Dunkery Beacon Country House

Dunkery Beacon Country House

Wootton Courtenay

‘Our first visit and not our last to this lovely welcoming hotel,’ writes a trusted reader, of John and Jane Bradley’s Edwardian hunting lodge, a beacon of excellence in Exmoor national park.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • view
  • wine
  • wi-fi
25% voucher
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Stella Maris

Stella Maris

Ballycastle

Guests can ‘watch the dolphins frolicking in the bay’ from the conservatory of Frances Kelly-McSweeney’s hotel in a ‘dramatically beautiful’ setting overlooking Bunatrahir Bay on the Wild Atlantic Way.
  • weddings
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • view
  • wi-fi

2016 Editor's Choice Rooms with a View

Editor’s Choice Rooms with a View

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Pen-y-Dyffryn

Pen-y-Dyffryn

Oswestry

‘We always look forward to staying.’ Miles and Audrey Hunter’s ‘tranquil’ small hotel on the Welsh border received a flurry of praise from new and regular visitors this year.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • view
  • honeymoon
  • wi-fi
  • romantic
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The Blakeney Hotel

The Blakeney Hotel

Holt

Standing right on the quay overlooking estuary and salt marshes, in a coastal village of flint cottages, gift shops and galleries, Emma Stannard’s hotel is ideal for outdoorsy family holidays.
  • gym
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • seaside
  • indoor_pool
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
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Scarista House

Scarista House

Isle of Harris

It’s worth driving the long road to Scarista House, with its ‘well-deserved reputation for excellent feasting’ and ‘one of Britain’s most extraordinary locations’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • view
  • seaside
  • gourmet
  • wi-fi
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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