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Rothay Manor

Rothay Manor - Stay and Save Special Offer

Ambleside

The flower-bedecked balconies at this manor house hotel offer spectacular views to Wansfell Pike. Dating from 1823, it stands in wooded grounds on the edge of Ambleside.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • vegan-friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • gourmet
  • wi-fi
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • horse_riding
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The Cavendish

The Cavendish - Four Nights for the Price of Three Special Offer

Baslow

‘Comfortable, pretty and very English’, the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire’s smart hotel on the Chatsworth Estate delighted readers this year.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • gourmet
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • weddings
  • wi-fi
  • disabled_facilities
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wildlife_watching
  • honeymoon
  • great_breakfast
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Mallory Court

Mallory Court - 'Warwickshire Escape' Four Nights for the price of Three Special Offer

Leamington Spa

An Arts and Crafts house in ‘beautiful’ landscaped gardens, run as a country house hotel, is promoted from the Shortlist this year at the urging of a trusted reader.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • spa
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • tennis
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • vegan-friendly
  • wi-fi
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • baby-friendly
  • golf
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • dog_friendly
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Lindeth Fell

Lindeth Fell - 'Save over £100' Special Offer

Bowness-on-Windermere

‘The Kennedys certainly know how to welcome their guests and to make every minute special,’ report visitors staying for lunch this year.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • bandb
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wi-fi
  • great_breakfast
  • baby-friendly
  • historic
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • parking
  • country_house
  • wheelchair_accessible
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Woolley Grange

Woolley Grange - Gourmet Two Night Break Special Offer

Bradford-on-Avon

One of the first country house hotels to welcome families, this mellow Wiltshire manor continues to delight all ages. Extensive grounds contain a grass maze and play garden with tractor; indoors, there’s a crèche, games room, pool and spa.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • baby-friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wi-fi
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
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The Lygon Arms

The Lygon Arms - Three Nights for the Price of Two Special Offer

Broadway

‘Bravo, I spent three marvellous days ’
  • dog_friendly
  • child_friendly
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • indoor_pool
  • weddings
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wi-fi
  • disabled_facilities
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • historic
  • honeymoon
  • romantic
  • baby-friendly
  • spa
  • vegan-friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • for_wine-lovers
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The Horn of Plenty

The Horn of Plenty - 2 night Escape to the Country Special Offer – flexible cancellation

Tavistock

What do Jennifer Saunders and David Bowie have in common? Both have stayed at this ‘superbly relaxing’ spot overlooking the Tamar valley.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • gourmet
  • wi-fi
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • great_breakfast
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Hambleton Hall

Hambleton Hall - 40th Anniversary Weekday Stay Special Offer

Oakham

‘I find it difficult to make any original comments: all the superlatives have been used by other guests’ writes a Guide regular.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • outdoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • activities
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • gourmet
  • parking
  • wi-fi
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • walking
  • romantic
  • golf
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • wildlife_watching
  • honeymoon
  • electric_charging_point
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Lastingham Grange

Lastingham Grange

Lastingham

‘Loved it all.’ ‘A slice of heaven.’ Readers have an abiding fondness for this small hotel, a wisteria-swathed 17th-century stone farmhouse, owned by the Wood family since the 1950s.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • country_house
  • wi-fi
  • dog_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
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Lewtrenchard Manor

Lewtrenchard Manor - Winter Warmer Special Offer

Okehampton

A ‘wonderful hotel’ with that ‘special feel’ of family ownership, Sue and James Murray’s manor house delights with its ‘history, beauty and style’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • gourmet
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • golf
  • for_wine-lovers
  • fishing
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wi-fi
  • wildlife_watching
  • parking
  • bird_watching
  • great_breakfast
  • horse_riding
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
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Chewton Glen

Chewton Glen - 3 Nights for the Price of 2 Special Offer

New Milton

Be warned: you’ll raise children’s expectations sky high by taking them to this super-luxury hotel. Will anything ever match sleeping in a Treehouse suite with hot tub, 35 feet above ground? Or fun and games in the new fairytale children’s club?
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • cooking_school
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • wine
  • disabled
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • honeymoon
  • vegan-friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • for_wine-lovers
  • gourmet
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wi-fi
  • with_cooking_school
  • baby-friendly
  • horse_riding
  • parking
  • wildlife_watching
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The Rose & Crown

The Rose & Crown - Autumn Escape Special Offer from £95 per person per night

Barnard Castle

‘This hotel is amazing.’ ‘The perfect place for a break in the country.’ A chorus of approval in 2019 for Cheryl and Thomas Robinson’s 18th-century coaching inn beside the Saxon church in a ‘charming, peaceful village’.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • activities
  • disabled
  • wildlife_watching
  • wi-fi
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • parking
  • pub_with_rooms
  • outdoor_dining
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • good_value
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • electric_charging_point
  • electric_charging_point
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Star Castle

Star Castle - Autumn full board Special Offer

St Mary's

Now here is the real thing, an Elizabethan stone house within star-shaped fortress walls. Tim the boatman offers sea trips. You can swim in the indoor pool, play tennis, go horse riding, hire an electric Scilly Cart or take afternoon tea on the ramparts.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • view
  • wi-fi
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Soar Mill Cove Hotel

Soar Mill Cove Hotel - Midweek Special Offer

Salcombe

‘We rate this very highly in almost every respect.’ Praise from a reader for Keith Makepeace’s much-loved, family-run, family-friendly, dog-friendly hotel in a ‘gorgeous’ coastal setting.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • view
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • baby-friendly
  • wi-fi
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • parking
  • outdoor_dining
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Gliffaes

Gliffaes - Three Night Autumn Break Special Offer

Crickhowell

‘An amazing mansion set in equally amazing gardens.’ Praise from Guide readers this year, for this former Victorian vicar’s house high above the River Usk.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • activities
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
  • baby-friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • for_wine-lovers
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • romantic
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • tennis
  • parking
  • electric_charging_point
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Argyll Hotel

Argyll Hotel

Iona

‘Being here makes even a committed atheist feel holy,’ wrote a reader after a visit to Iona and a stay at this hotel, occupying a row of crofters’ cottages.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • vegan-friendly
  • wi-fi
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Killiecrankie Hotel

Killiecrankie Hotel - '30% off Third Night' Special Offer

Pitlochry

‘Strongly endorsed’ by trusted readers on a return visit, this ‘wonderful’ whitewashed 1840s dower house at the end of a tree-lined drive displays ‘impressive, unchanging excellence’.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • wi-fi
  • country_house
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • baby-friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
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La Sablonnerie

La Sablonnerie - Suite Upgrade Special Offer

Little Sark

‘Wonderful as ever,’ writes a reader this year, a regular returnee to Elizabeth Perrée’s 16th-century, whitewashed stone farmhouse in a beautiful part of this car-free island.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • exceptional_value
  • honeymoon
  • seaside
  • tennis
  • bird_watching
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • dog_friendly
  • parking
  • romantic
  • wildlife_watching
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • outdoor_dining
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Rathmullan House

Rathmullan House - Winter Nights Special Offer

Rathmullan

More a professional operation, less an intimate Irish country house experience, Mark and Mary Wheeler’s hotel on the shore of Lough Swilly, in ‘wild and wonderful’ Donegal, has something for everyone.
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  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • seaside
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • disabled
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wi-fi
  • parking
  • wildlife_watching
  • for_wine-lovers
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The George of Stamford

The George of Stamford - Sumptuous Sundays Special Offer

Stamford

‘Another excellent stay,’ reports a Guide regular this year, after returning to Lawrence Hoskins’s ‘very traditional’ town-centre hotel, once a coaching inn on the old Great North Road.
From £195.00 per night
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  • weddings
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • child_friendly
  • wi-fi
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • parking
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The Nare

The Nare - Four night Autumn Break Special Offer

Veryan-in-Roseland

A great place for three-generation family holidays; adults are cosseted by immaculate service and comfort, while children are kept busy with lovely Carne beach, swimming pools, tennis and family painting sessions with a resident artist.
  • gym
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • cooking_school
  • view
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
  • dog_friendly
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
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Lords of the Manor

Lords of the Manor - One Night Complimentary Special Offer

Upper Slaughter

A golden stone Carolean manor house-turned-rectory in an ‘idyllic setting’ is run as a ‘welcoming, comfortable and relaxing’ hotel, under highly experienced manager Dorian Charlton.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • country_house
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • parking
  • romantic
  • wi-fi
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • for_wine-lovers
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
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Montagu Arms

Montagu Arms - 'Paddle to the Pub' Special Offer

Beaulieu

‘Our sixth visit, and a wonderful end to our holiday,’ write readers who stopped over at this wisteria-smothered hotel in an unspoilt New Forest village.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • conference_meeting
  • gourmet
  • view
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • wi-fi
  • parking
  • for_wine-lovers
  • spa
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • electric_charging_point
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The Black Swan

The Black Swan - Three Nights for the Price of Two Special Offer

Kirkby Stephen

‘Our very special place, where we love to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the countryside,’ writes a reader this year, signing off with a smiley emoji.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • pub_with_rooms
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
  • for_wine-lovers
  • baby-friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • parking
  • great_breakfast
  • wheelchair_accessible
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The Old Bridge

The Old Bridge - 2 nights for the price of 1 100% Flexible Special Offer

Huntingdon

When the proprietors are a Master of Wine and an interior designer, you can count on a smart bedroom and a decent vino. So it is at Julia and John Hoskins’s ivy-clad hotel, centred on a Georgian house, with the Great Ouse flowing just behind.
  • weddings
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  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • conference_meeting
  • wine
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  • 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.

Last updated: July 28, 2020