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The Horn of Plenty

The Horn of Plenty - Luxury Gourmet 3 Night Break

Tavistock

‘The amiable staff at this charming country hotel make you feel like a guest in a good friend’s house.’
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
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The Cavendish

The Cavendish - Escape on Sunday

Baslow

‘Within lovely walking distance’ of Chatsworth House, the Duke of Devonshire’s ‘very nice hotel’ continues to please.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • historic
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The Queensberry

The Queensberry

Bath

The city centre is an easy walk from Helen and Laurence Beere’s ‘near-faultless’ hotel, in an ‘unsurpassed situation’ within reach of museums, shops and heritage spots.
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • wifi
  • parking
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Lindeth Fell

Lindeth Fell

Bowness-on-Windermere

Enter through the wood-panelled hall at mid-afternoon to be greeted with a cream tea at this upmarket B&B overlooking Lake Windermere.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • bandb
  • wifi
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Congham Hall

Congham Hall - Sunday Special Offer

King’s Lynn

Arrangements of garden flowers scent the public rooms at this ‘lovely country hotel’, where each of the ‘pretty bedrooms’ is named after a herb.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • tennis
  • indoor_pool
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Hambleton Hall

Hambleton Hall - Autumn and Winter Breaks in Rutland

Hambleton

‘Tim and Stefa Hart’s country house hotel is consistently outstanding, with service I have yet to see bettered: courteous, attentive, unintrusive. And Aaron Patterson’s Michelin-starred cooking never fails.’
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • outdoor_pool
  • view
  • activities
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The Pier at Harwich

The Pier at Harwich - Lobster Lovers Sunday

Harwich

‘A beacon of urbanity and flair on the quay’, Paul Milsom’s hotel is praised for its ‘obliging, well-intentioned’ staff.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • historic
  • view
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Lastingham Grange

Lastingham Grange - 10% discount Special Offer

Lastingham

Birdsong fills the air around the Wood family’s ‘really lovely hotel’, which stands in large, peaceful grounds on the edge of the North York Moors.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • b&b
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The Great House

The Great House - Midweek Special Offer

Lavenham

Martine and Régis Crépy’s ‘enjoyable, enormously comfortable’ restaurant-with-rooms adds a dash of French flavour in a medieval wool village as English as they come.
  • child_friendly
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • wine
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Lewtrenchard Manor

Lewtrenchard Manor - Devonshire Delight

Lewdown

‘It’s up there with the top hotels we’ve stayed at,’ writes a reader this year of Sue and James Murray’s romantic rebuild of a Jacobean manor house, surrounded by parkland.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • gourmet
  • honeymoon
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  • historic
  • disabled
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The Capital

The Capital - Weekend special offer

London

Look out for the Union flag, and the doorman in suit and hat: this ‘intimate luxury hotel’ is all about ‘old-fashioned London hospitality’ – and is well loved for it.
  • child_friendly
  • bird_watching
  • value
  • wifi
  • parking
  • gourmet
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The Levin

The Levin - Seasonal/Weekend Special Offer

London

Between Harrods and Hyde Park, this well-established small hotel is ideally located for visitors seeking culture, commerce and the calm of one of the city’s largest green spaces.
  • child_friendly
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • wine
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The Feathers

The Feathers - Winter Warmer Special Offer

Ledbury

A riot of Tudor black and white, with 17th- and 19th-century additions, David Elliston’s ancient coaching inn–turned–spa hotel has been receiving guests since the reign of Elizabeth I.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
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Chewton Glen

Chewton Glen - Taste of Chewton Glen Special Offer

New Milton

‘Superb’, ‘excellent’, ‘impressive’, ‘delightful’ – on the edge of the New Forest, this model of a country house hotel and spa is on top form, having celebrated its golden anniversary.
  • 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
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The Rose and Crown

The Rose and Crown - Autumn Escape

Romaldkirk

Pull a Windsor chair over to the log fire at Cheryl and Thomas Robinson’s creeper-covered 18th-century inn, in a picture-postcard village in the North Pennines.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • gastropub
  • activities
  • disabled
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Star Castle

Star Castle

St Mary’s

‘Everything you’d expect from a really good hotel is here,’ writes a trusted Guide correspondent in 2017, fresh from celebrating the holidays at the Francis family’s characterful hotel above Hugh Town.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • view
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Soar Mill Cove Hotel

Soar Mill Cove Hotel - Autumn Adventures Await

Soar Mill Cove

.From dolphin-spotting to table tennis, there is plenty to enjoy at Keith Makepeace’s family-friendly hotel, which stands in expansive countryside, with views towards the sea.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • indoor_pool
  • view
  • disabled
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Tyddyn Llan

Tyddyn Llan - Six Course Tasting Menu Special Offer

Llandrillo

In this thickly rural corner of north Wales, Susan and Bryan Webb run their much-admired, 'friendly, relaxed’ restaurant-with-rooms.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • disabled
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Plas Bodegroes

Plas Bodegroes - Exclusive 10% discount

Pwllheli

Chris and Gunna Chown’s restaurant-with-rooms, in a Grade II* listed Georgian country house on the remote Lleyn peninsula, enchants visitors old and new.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • gourmet
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Knockinaam Lodge

Knockinaam Lodge - Third night B&B Free

Portpatrick

On a sheltered cove on the wildly scenic Galloway coast, Sian and David Ibbotson’s stone hunting lodge is liked for its ‘tranquil setting’, its ‘professional, friendly, caring’ staff, and its fine collection of single malts.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • historic
  • gourmet
  • view
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The White House

The White House - Bluebells in Bloom 2016

Herm

‘We love it,’ write regular Guide readers this year, after their fifth holiday at the best, and only, hotel on this tiny, car-free island.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • honeymoon
  • seaside
  • outdoor_pool
  • view
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La Sablonnerie

La Sablonnerie - Famous wine tasting

Sark

‘The distilled essence of Sark – relaxed, laid-back and tranquil – this remains a most charming place.’
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • exceptional_value
  • honeymoon
  • seaside
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Marlfield House

Marlfield House - Two Night Break Special Offer

Gorey

In woodland and extensive formal gardens, the Bowe family’s ‘beautiful’ Regency-style mansion has been providing ‘prompt and attentive service’ for more than 35 years.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • wine
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The Nare

The Nare - Autumn/Winter Spa Special Offer

Veryan-in-Roseland

‘In lush, beautifully tended gardens, this wonderful cliff-top hotel offers a sense of timeless peace and isolation.’
  • gym
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • cooking_school
  • view
  • disabled
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Lords of the Manor

Lords of the Manor

Upper Slaughter

‘Croquet on the lawn is a must’ at this honey-stone former rectory surrounded by ‘beautiful, magical’ gardens – but that’s not all of it.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • country_house
  • historic
  • parking
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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.