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Rothay Manor

Rothay Manor - 20% Discount Special Offer

AMBLESIDE

Jamie and Jenna Shail continue to make improvements to their 19th-century manor house.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • wi-fi
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The Cavendish

The Cavendish - Two-night Special Offer

BASLOW

Owned by the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, and sitting within the Chatsworth Estate, this smart hotel is a great base for exploring the Peak District.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • historic
  • gourmet
  • weddings
  • wi-fi
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Lindeth Fell

Lindeth Fell - '4th Night Free' Special Offer

BOWNESS-ON-WINDERMERE

‘Lovely owners’, the ‘charming and friendly’ Kennedy family, lay on a cream tea for new arrivals at their wisteria-draped Edwardian country house, run as a luxury B&B.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • b&b
  • wi-fi
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Congham Hall

Congham Hall - Sunday Special Offer

KING'S LYNN

The herb garden is a major draw at this Georgian country house hotel set amid lawns, orchards and woodlands close to Sandringham.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • tennis
  • indoor_pool
  • wi-fi
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
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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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Hambleton Hall

Hambleton Hall

OAKHAM

‘Perfection to the very last detail,’ writes a reader this year, of Tim and Stefa Hart’s hotel with landscaped gardens stretching down to Rutland Water.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • outdoor_pool
  • view
  • activities
  • gourmet
  • parking
  • wi-fi
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The Pier at Harwich

The Pier at Harwich - Easter Break Two-night Special Offer

HARWICH

On the quay, overlooking the Stour and Orwell estuaries, and with ‘a compelling view over the boats and container ships on the water’, the Milsom family’s hotel is run by friendly young staff
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • historic
  • view
  • wi-fi
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Lastingham Grange

Lastingham Grange - Three nights for the Price of Two Special Offer

LASTINGHAM

‘The Wood family continues to run this little hotel like a vocation,’ say readers this year, having visited regularly for over three decades.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • b&b
  • country_house
  • wi-fi
  • dog_friendly
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Lewtrenchard Manor

Lewtrenchard Manor - Winter Sale Special Offer

OKEHAMPTON

‘Can only talk in superlatives,’ writes a reader this year of Sue and James Murray’s historic manor house.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • gourmet
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • historic
  • disabled
  • golf
  • fishing
  • wi-fi
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The Capital

The Capital

LONDON

With its classic red brick facade, smartly suited doormen and Knightsbridge location, the hotel has offered the same ‘splendid’ intimate hospitality for almost half a century.
  • child_friendly
  • value
  • wifi
  • parking
  • gourmet
  • romantic
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The Levin

The Levin - Seasonal/Weekend Special Offer

LONDON

Location, location, location: the small but perfectly formed Levin is just a credit card toss from Harrods, close to the designer stores and cultural hubs of Knightsbridge and a stroll from the green lungs of Hyde Park.
  • child_friendly
  • value
  • wifi
  • wine
  • wi-fi
  • romantic
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Chewton Glen

Chewton Glen - 4 Nights for the Price of 3 Special Offer

NEW MILTON

After more than 50 years, this country house hotel and spa on the edge of the New Forest still sets the standard for luxury.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • cooking_school
  • view
  • wine
  • disabled
  • honeymoon
  • gourmet
  • wi-fi
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The Rose and Crown

The Rose and Crown - Winter Snuggler Break Special Offer

BARNARD CASTLE

In a ‘beautiful setting’, beside the Saxon church in a ‘picturesque’ North Pennines village, Cheryl and Thomas Robinson’s 18th-century inn is ‘an absolute gem’.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • gastropub
  • activities
  • disabled
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Jeake’s House

Jeake’s House - Midweek Winter Breaks

RYE

‘It’s a lovely place to stay, with great character and charm.’ Readers visiting Jenny Hadfield’s 17th-century B&B ‘as a little treat’ to celebrate an occasion in 2018 ‘were made to feel special and right at home’.
  • dog_friendly
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • historic
  • b&b
  • child_friendly
  • wi-fi
  • walking
  • bird_watching
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Star Castle

Star Castle - March 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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Soar Mill Cove Hotel

Soar Mill Cove Hotel - 40% Discount 40th Anniversary Special Offer

SALCOMBE

‘We couldn’t have enjoyed it more or been more welcome,’ write trusted Guide correspondents this year, after dropping by at Keith Makepeace’s long-established, family-run hotel with views across National Trust coastline to the open sea.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • indoor_pool
  • view
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
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Lake Isle

Lake Isle - D,B&B Third Night Free Special Offer

UPPINGHAM

The food is the main course at Janine and Richard Burton’s restaurant-with-rooms. ‘How I wish we had a restaurant anywhere near as good as this where I live now,’ writes a regular reader this year, after returning to her old Rutland haunt.
  • child_friendly
  • value
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • gourmet
  • dog_friendly
  • wi-fi
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Gliffaes

Gliffaes - Up to 30% Discount Spring Special Offer

CRICKHOWELL

‘Wonderfully located’ above the River Usk, this Victorian former vicar’s house has a ‘timeless quality’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • country_house
  • view
  • activities
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
  • romantic
  • tennis
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Tyddyn Llan

Tyddyn Llan - Six Course Tasting Menu Special Offer

CORWEN

‘One comes for the food, and it doesn’t disappoint,’ reports a trusted Guide reader after a 2018 visit to Susan and Bryan Webb’s Michelin-starred restaurant-with-rooms in a ‘peaceful rural location’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
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Argyll Hotel

Argyll Hotel - Three Night 25% Discount Special Offer

IONA

Iona Sound, frescoed with gently bobbing boats, provides a tranquil outlook for the row of crofters’ cottages that form this ‘amazing little hotel’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • seaside
  • view
  • wi-fi
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The Airds Hotel

The Airds Hotel - Three Nights for the Price of Two Special Offer

PORT APPIN

‘Highly, highly recommended. We shall return.’ Much praise from a reader for this ‘wonderful little boutique hotel’ with ‘delightful’ views across Loch Linnhe and the Morvern mountains.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • honeymoon
  • view
  • activities
  • wi-fi
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Knockinaam Lodge

Knockinaam Lodge - Valentine's/Gourmet Weekend Special Offer

PORTPATRICK

In the lea of the cliffs, overlooking a private beach on the rugged Galloway coast, Sian and David Ibbotson’s Victorian hunting lodge offers a great sense of escape.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • historic
  • gourmet
  • view
  • wi-fi
  • seaside
  • fishing
  • golf
  • child_friendly
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The White House

The White House

HERM

Visitors are not spoilt for choice of places to stay on this tiny, car-free island – they’re just spoilt at the island’s best and only hotel
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • honeymoon
  • seaside
  • outdoor_pool
  • view
  • wi-fi
  • gourmet
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La Sablonnerie

La Sablonnerie

LITTLE SARK

A horse-drawn carriage brings guests to this rose-covered, 16th-century farmhouse on a car-free island.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • exceptional_value
  • honeymoon
  • seaside
  • tennis
  • bird_watching
  • fishing
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Marlfield House

Marlfield House - Two Night Break Special Offer

GOREY

Lavish, ‘prompt and very attentive’ hospitality is the order of the day at this ‘distinguished’ family-run hotel in an ‘imposing’ Regency house surrounded by 36 acres of grounds.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • wine
  • wi-fi
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Family-friendly hotels

The summer holidays are always a time of great joy, but there’s also a phenomenal juggling act to be done in order to make sure that parents and children alike get a chance to relax and enjoy themselves.  Instead of everyone spending time doing something that no one really wants to do as a measly compromise, the right hotel is an opportunity for everyone to enjoy time out.  

No choosing between entertainment for the kids and luxury for adults, the Good Hotel Guide carefully selects hotels for their variety of opportunities, whether it’s those with plenty of pools and activities available, beautiful grounds to roam in or a steady supply of books to luxuriate in, there’s something for everyone.

Recognising that not every child or parent wants to spend their holiday ferrying children to and from summer camps, the hotels that garner the most treasured memories for families are those that straddle quality time and the chance to take a little worry and responsibility away.  The likes of Fowey Hall and Moonfleet Manor in Dorset and Cornwall are both expert at such things, with spa and creche facilities alike.

Of course a trip to the beach is the stuff that even fairytales are made of, so it will come as no surprise that the UK’s coastal hotels, whether they be in Norfolk or Devon, are supremely popular for stylish holidays with the family.  Strolls into postcard perfect towns and menus that cater for all ages in suitable environments are joyful for everyone involved, and this is a selection of family friendly hotels that have delighted guests time and again.