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

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St Brelade

With ‘spectacular’ views over landscaped gardens to St Ouen’s Bay, Patrick Burke’s upmarket hotel is ‘just about perfect for a restful break’.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • honeymoon
  • seaside
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • view
  • gourmet
  • wi-fi
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Romney Bay House

Romney Bay House - Three Night Special Offer

New Romney

In the otherworldly landscape of Romney Marsh, this extraordinary 1920s house was built by Clough Williams Ellis for Hollywood actress Hedda Hopper.
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • seaside
  • view
25% voucher
3
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The Cottage in the Wood

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

Braithwaite

‘Stunning views’ towards Skiddaw, and glimpses of rare wildlife, are served with ‘superb dinner’ at Kath and Liam Berney’s ‘idyllic’ restaurant-with-rooms on the Whinlatter Pass.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • wine
  • wi-fi
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Glenfinnan House Hotel

Glenfinnan House Hotel - Three nights for Two Special Offer

Glenfinnan

Built for a veteran of Culloden and remodelled in Victorian times, Jane MacFarlane’s stone mansion stands in a breathtaking situation on the shores of Loch Shiel, with views of Ben Nevis and the Glenfinnan Monument.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • country_house
  • honeymoon
  • wi-fi
10% discount voucher
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The Blakeney Hotel

The Blakeney Hotel

Blakeney

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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The Foveran

The Foveran

St Ola

A passion for all things Orcadian infuses this ‘delightful’ and ‘welcoming’ restaurant-with-rooms overlooking Scapa Flow and the southern Orkney islands.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • seaside
  • wi-fi
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Temple House

Temple House

Ballymote

Sheep crop the grasses in the parkland around Roderick and Helena Perceval’s classical Georgian mansion overlooking a lake and a ruined 13th-century castle – a working private estate rather than romantic Grand Tour fantasy.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • bandb
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • historic
  • country_house
  • wi-fi
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Llanthony Priory Hotel

Llanthony Priory Hotel

Llanthony

Ecclesiastical historians rejoice! In the ‘romantic’ setting of a vertiginous valley beneath the Black mountains, this ‘atmospheric’ small hotel partly occupies an ivy-clad medieval tower. It is one of four Grade 1 listed buildings in the ruined priory’s precincts.
  • walking
  • exceptional_value
  • romantic
  • historic
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The Scarlet

The Scarlet

Mawgan Porth

While families whoop it up at sister hotel Bedruthan (previous entry), grown-ups enjoy the serenity at this adults-only hotel and spa.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • view
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
  • parking
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The Pig on the Beach

The Pig on the Beach

Studland

Forged from the coastal villa of an aristocratic MP this ‘gloriously Gothic mini-Hogwarts, all gargoyles and turrets’ gazes out across the sea to Old Harry Rocks.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • seaside
  • wi-fi

2018 Editor's Choice Rooms with a View

Editor’s Choice Rooms with a View

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Star Castle

Star Castle - Christmas 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

Martinhoe

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
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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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 - Winter 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

Near Sawrey

‘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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Mullion Cove Hotel

Mullion Cove Hotel - Spring and Summer Garden Break Special Offer

Mullion Cove

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 - Up to 25% Discount & Complimentary Afternoon Tea Special Offer

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

Blakeney

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

Scarista

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