Editor’s Choice Hotels with a View (formerly 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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2023 Editor's Choice Hotels with a View

Editor’s Choice Hotels with a View (formerly Rooms with a View)

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Pen-y-Dyffryn

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Oswestry

Watch the sun set over the surrounding Welsh hills from the private patios of some of the 14 rooms. The hotel sits on the last hill in Shropshire (its name means head of the valley). Cross the stream at the foot of the hill into Wales and work up an appetite for dinner.
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Watersmeet

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Woolacombe

North Devon’s rugged coastline steals the show at this hotel, with views over Combesgate beach and Woolacombe Bay. Feast your eyes on them from the restaurant at this former Edwardian gentleman’s retreat. The cheapest room has no window, so be sure to book one with a sea view from the balcony or terrace.
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  • spa
  • vegetarian_friendly
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La Fregate

La Fregate

St Peter Port

Gaze out over the harbour and neighbouring Channel Islands from the clifftop restaurant here as you devour local seafood including Guernsey crab, local sea bass and scallops. The floor-to-ceiling windows are a feature in bay-view bedrooms, too; the best have balconies or terraces.
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • wifi
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • view
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  • parking
  • outdoor_dining
  • weddings
  • walking
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
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Leathes Head Hotel

Leathes Head Hotel

Keswick

In arguably the Lake District’s most picturesque valley, this Edwardian country house hotel makes the most of its location. The beautifully kept gardens are a vision of loveliness, and if you book lake-view rooms Windermere and Grasmere, everything is picture perfect.
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Underleigh House

Underleigh House

Hope

Rolling Peak District vistas are on show at Vivienne Taylor’s handsome stone longhouse with its colourful garden. Step out into the glorious scenery on walks from the doorstep and return to deep sofas in the fire-warmed lounge and more country views from the four restful bedrooms.
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Old Bank Hotel

Old Bank Hotel

Oxford

This former banking hall has rooms looking out over Oxford’s dreaming spires and Merton College. Pick of the bunch is the rooftop suite. Make yourself a cocktail and sit on the terrace as you take in St Mary’s church, the Radcliffe Camera and the quad belonging to All Souls College.
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The Torridon

The Torridon

Torridon

Scotland’s scenery is at its finest at this baronial-style hunting lodge at the head of Loch Torridon. Gaze at both mountain and watery panoramas from the beds of some of the rooms; for the best views of all, the Boathouse is a waterside retreat for four.
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  • vegetarian_friendly
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  • boutique
  • foodie
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  • wheelchair_accessible
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Mullion Cove Hotel

Mullion Cove Hotel

Helston

The drama of the Cornish coast is on show everywhere from this clifftop eyrie. Stare at it from the sleek spa, from the restaurant where you can tuck into local seafood, and from many of the bedrooms. When you think you’ve seen it all, hit the outdoor hot tub and watch the sunset.
  • child_friendly
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  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • seaside
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  • parking
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Llanthony Priory Hotel

Llanthony Priory Hotel

Abergavenny

Look down on this ruined and roofless 12th-century Augustinian priory from the simply furnished tower rooms, then descend the winding staircase to explore the remote, rugged setting in the Vale of Ewyas. The hotel, with no Wi-Fi, TV or mobile reception, is in the original prior’s quarters.
  • walking
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  • historic
  • good_value
  • rooms_with_a_view
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  • parking
  • vegetarian_friendly
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The Cartford Inn

The Cartford Inn

Little Eccleston

For the best countryside panoramas across the meandering River Wyre to the Bowland fells, book one of two wooden cabins at this gastropub with rooms, art gallery and deli. Both have balconies, and you can soak up the view as you soak in the egg-shaped bath.
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2022 Editor's Choice Rooms with a View

Editor’s Choice Hotels with a View (formerly Rooms with a View)

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The Devonshire Arms

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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
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  • vegetarian_friendly
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  • parking
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The White Horse

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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
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  • boutique
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The Manor Town House

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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
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  • garden
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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  • boutique
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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.
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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
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2021 Editor's Choice Rooms with a View

Editor’s Choice Hotels with a View (formerly Rooms with a View)

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Hambleton Hall

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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
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Talbooth House & Spa

Talbooth House & Spa

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Lindeth Fell

Lindeth Fell

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.
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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
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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
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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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2020 Editor's Choice Rooms with a View

Editor’s Choice Hotels with a View (formerly Rooms with a View)

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The Horn of Plenty

The Horn of Plenty - Escape to the Country 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
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The White Horse

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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
  • electric_charging_point
  • historic
  • mooring_available
  • parking

2019 Editor's Choice Rooms with a View

Editor’s Choice Hotels with a View (formerly Rooms with a View)

1
Special offer
The Atlantic Hotel

The Atlantic Hotel - Luxury Autumn Break Special 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
  • honeymoon
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • babyfriendly
  • bird_watching
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • cycling
  • outdoor_dining
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • spa
  • surfing
  • wildlife_watching
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • parking
  • veganfriendly
2
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
  • indoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wildlife_watching
  • cycling
  • golf
  • babyfriendly
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
3
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
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • golf
  • parking
  • babyfriendly
  • bird_watching
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • cycling
  • romantic
4
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
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wine
  • wildlife_watching
  • parking
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • cycling
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • foodie
  • boutique
  • country_house
  • for_winelovers
  • adultsonly
  • great_breakfast
5
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
  • conference_meeting
  • country_house
  • honeymoon
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • boutique
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • weddings
6
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
7
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
  • electric_charging_point
8
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
  • veganfriendly
  • seaside
  • foodie
  • child_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
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
  • pub_with_rooms

2018 Editor's Choice Rooms with a View

Editor’s Choice Hotels with a View (formerly Rooms with a View)

2
Star Castle

Star Castle

St Mary's

You can sit on the ramparts and watch for puffins, seals and invading armadas over a cream tea at this Elizabethan artillery castle and family-run hotel within star-shaped 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

'Very quiet and peaceful' on the shores of Loch Sunart, this family-friendly and dog-friendly country house has an 'exceptional location'.
  • 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 the vast, remote, elemental landscape of Assynt, a 19th-century coaching inn overlooking Loch Glendhu has moved with the times to become a relaxed modern hotel.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • disabled
  • babyfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • parking
  • good_value
  • veganfriendly
  • outdoor_dining
  • great_breakfast
  • cycling
  • foodie
  • boutique
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • wheelchair_accessible
5
Shallowdale House

Shallowdale House

Ampleforth

Guests are made to feel like old friends at this wisteria-clad, light-filled 1960s house with its peerless views over gardens to the Howardian hills.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • bandb
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wildlife_watching
  • great_breakfast
  • parking
6
The Henley

The Henley

Bigbury-on-Sea

The 'spectacular views of the rugged coastline' over Bigbury-on-Sea's sands towards Burgh Island are what first impress about this former Edwardian holiday home, but guests also appreciate the 'inventive, tasty and well-cooked' food and the 'warm, jovial and friendly' owners.
  • 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

Remote on a cliff-top between the English Channel and the rolling downs, this decommissioned 19th-century lighthouse found new purpose in 2010 as a unique B&B.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • adultsonly
  • parking
  • boutique
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • historic
9
Stella Maris

Stella Maris

Ballycastle

Though it styles itself a ‘country house’ and stands amid gently rolling hills, the sea provides the drama at Frances Kelly-McSweeney's former coastguard’s HQ on the Wild Atlantic Way.
  • 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

2017 Editor's Choice Rooms with a View

Editor’s Choice Hotels with a View (formerly Rooms with a View)

1
Special offer
The Horn of Plenty

The Horn of Plenty - Escape to the Country Special Offer

Tavistock

Gazing over a glorious sweep of the Tamar valley, the Horn of Plenty has garnered praise for gastronomic excellence since it opened as a restaurant in 1967.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • great_breakfast
  • boutique
  • country_house
  • outdoor_dining
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • foodie
  • electric_charging_point
  • child_friendly
2
Kilcamb Lodge

Kilcamb Lodge

Strontian

'Very quiet and peaceful' on the shores of Loch Sunart, this family-friendly and dog-friendly country house has an 'exceptional location'.
  • 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

With views over Esthwaite Water, a friendly welcome and high-quality home-cooked food, this hotel ticks all the boxes for ‘a warm, comfortable, traditional, country house hotel’.
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • historic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • bird_watching
  • wildlife_watching
  • great_breakfast
  • country_house
  • electric_charging_point
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • foodie
  • parking
4
Kylesku Hotel

Kylesku Hotel

Kylesku

In the vast, remote, elemental landscape of Assynt, a 19th-century coaching inn overlooking Loch Glendhu has moved with the times to become a relaxed modern hotel.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • disabled
  • babyfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • parking
  • good_value
  • veganfriendly
  • outdoor_dining
  • great_breakfast
  • cycling
  • foodie
  • boutique
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • wheelchair_accessible
5
The Three Chimneys 
and The House Over-By

The Three Chimneys 
and The House Over-By

Isle of Skye

In the north of Skye, overlooking Loch Dunvegan, this whitewashed former crofter’s house with its distinctive three chimneys is the unlikely setting for a celebrated 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
  • electric_charging_point
  • veganfriendly
6
Belle Tout Lighthouse

Belle Tout Lighthouse

Eastbourne

Remote on a cliff-top between the English Channel and the rolling downs, this decommissioned 19th-century lighthouse found new purpose in 2010 as a unique B&B.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • adultsonly
  • parking
  • boutique
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • historic
8
Mullion Cove Hotel

Mullion Cove Hotel

Helston

Where better for a sun salutation than on the cliff-top of the Lizard peninsula at this iconic white, late Victorian hotel, where yoga classes are a regular feature.
  • 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

Though it styles itself a ‘country house’ and stands amid gently rolling hills, the sea provides the drama at Frances Kelly-McSweeney's former coastguard’s HQ on the Wild Atlantic Way.
  • 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

2016 Editor's Choice Rooms with a View

Editor’s Choice Hotels with a View (formerly Rooms with a View)

1
Special offer
Pen-y-Dyffryn

Pen-y-Dyffryn - 20% Discount and Complimentary Cream Tea Special Offer

Oswestry

'As close to the Welsh border as you can get' this 'charming, family-run hotel' in a Georgian rectory has ‘tremendous views from the beautiful garden’.
  • 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

‘A wonderful reminder of the delight a well-run, imaginative hotel can offer,’ reads one of many good reports of this family-friendly hotel with shimmering vistas over estuary and salt marsh.
  • 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
  • electric_charging_point
3
Scarista House

Scarista House

Isle of Harris

The long drive is worth it to this edge-of-the-world location, where a Georgian manse, with pretty, traditional rooms and superb food, overlooks a long sandy beach.
  • 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
Last updated: November 29, 2022