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Hotels for Outdoor Pursuits

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Hambleton Hall

Hambleton Hall - Summer Break Special Offer

Oakham

From the landscaped gardens with ‘a five-star view’ over Rutland Water to the Michelin-starred dining, Tim and Stefa Hart’s acclaimed hotel nails English country house excellence.
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The Rose & Crown

The Rose & Crown - Autumn Escape Special Offer from £105 per person per night

Barnard Castle

‘I would love to keep this place secret – but that would be selfish.
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Gliffaes

Gliffaes - Four Day 'Explore Wales' Special Offer

Crickhowell

‘We have always loved the house and gardens and river views,’ say Guide regulars of this ‘very friendly’ hotel in the heart of the Brecon Beacons national park.
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Old Downton Lodge

Old Downton Lodge - 2021 Midweek Special Offer

Ludlow

Hidden away down a ‘long winding track’, Pippa and Willem Vlok’s restaurant-with-rooms has a secluded, ‘away from it all’ feel.
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Hotels for Outdoor Pursuits

Fishing in the grounds of country house hotels or surfing followed by Michelin star meals

Hunting, shooting fishing – these are the traditional countryside pursuits, but as anyone who is a fan of the verdant beauty that is rural Britain, you will know that it’s so much more than that.

From Scotland and its enchanting islands to the South West and its surf-ready coastline, the UK has a fantastic array of adventures for holiday goers, as well as those looking for gentler outdoor activities, whether quietly fishing in the Lake District or observing wildlife out at sea. 

At The Airds Hotel in Port Appin, guests can borrow bicycles and head off exploring the lochs against the backdrop of the Morvern mountains, as well as enjoying hill walking, falconry, whale watching and sea-faris.  With many a dog friendly hotel available, it goes without saying that plenty of hotels, bed and breakfasts and retreats encourage four legged friends to join the fun and games.

The ready availability of activities however is not to say there is any loss of luxury.  Guests at the likes of Soar Mill Cove or Thurlestone Hotel in South Devon, close to the sailing town of Salcombe or surfing at Bantham can return home at the end of the day to spectacular local cuisine and expertly crafted afternoon teas as well.  There are even spa experiences to soothe aching muscles and warm up after a dip in the chilly English sea.

No great outdoor adventure would be complete without superb food to come back to and country house hotels such as Hambleton Hall with its Michelin Star restaurant are the perfect example of such finery – although we are also partial to a cosy pub with rooms.  At Forss House in the Highlands they get the balance perfectly right with hearty breakfasts of Finnan haddock followed by a day trout fishing, playing golf, horse riding or mountain biking.  You could even top off the experience by seeing the Northern Lights!

Hotels not in the Guide that you may want to consider

Hotels for Outdoor Pursuits

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Prince Hall Country House

Prince Hall Country House

Dartmoor

A dramatic setting for weddings, family gatherings or a special celebration, the moorland views are just part of the allure of this isolated Georgian mansion, where former visitors are said to have included Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Was he inspired here to write The Hound of the Baskervilles? Possibly. No need to venture far, though. In 7 hectares of private gardens and grounds, the whole house is for hire on a self-catering basis and offers a pack of comforts. There’s a fully equipped farmhouse-style kitchen, leading out to a BBQ area with seating, a large dining room, relaxing lounge with log fire, a lobby and a games room with a pool table, darts, table tennis and football. The hot tub and infrared sauna make relaxing diversions. Twenty people can be accommodated in nine simply decorated bedrooms (extra beds can be arranged). One has a super-king four-poster, another a sleigh bed and ‘lovely view across the moor’.
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Last updated: September 21, 2021