Hotels for Outdoor Pursuits

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Hotels for Outdoor Pursuits

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Hambleton Hall

Hambleton Hall - 'Celebrate a Special Occasion' Special Offer

Oakham

‘We have been staying at Hambleton Hall for over 20 years and have never been disappointed; the service is impeccable, the room immaculate, and the food outstanding.’
  • 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
  • walking
  • romantic
  • golf
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • wildlife_watching
  • honeymoon
  • electric_charging_point
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • cycling
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • for_winelovers
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The Rose & Crown

The Rose & Crown - Winter Snuggler Third Night Free Special Offer

Barnard Castle

Overlooking the green in a 'beautiful village with lots of country walks', this local inn strikes exactly the right balance between old-world charm and modern comforts.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • pub_with_rooms
  • activities
  • disabled
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • wildlife_watching
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • outdoor_dining
  • electric_charging_point
  • foodie
  • cycling
  • vegetarian_friendly
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Ty Mawr

Ty Mawr - 15% Discount Three Night Stay Special Offer

Brechfa

With the vast Brechfa Forest on its margins, this 'gorgeous, lovely hotel' whose gardens are bordered by the River Marlais is perfect for hikers and bikers.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • activities
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • good_value
  • wildlife_watching
  • cycling
  • electric_charging_point
  • boutique
  • country_house
  • historic
  • parking
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
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Gliffaes

Gliffaes - Four Day 'Explore Wales' Special Offer

Crickhowell

There are sublime views from this eccentric Victorian country house with Italianate campaniles and 20th-century porte cochère, in wooded grounds overlooking the River Usk.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • activities
  • disabled
  • babyfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • for_winelovers
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • romantic
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • tennis
  • parking
  • electric_charging_point
  • great_breakfast
  • cycling
  • outdoor_dining
  • veganfriendly
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Old Downton Lodge

Old Downton Lodge - 2021 Midweek Special Offer

Ludlow

‘Pheasants scatter as you edge your way down the lanes’ to Pippa and Willem Vlok’s restaurant-with-rooms, occupying medieval and Georgian farm buildings around a flower-filled courtyard.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • gourmet
  • activities
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • parking
  • electric_charging_point
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • for_winelovers
  • bird_watching
  • boutique
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • cycling
  • historic
  • outdoor_dining
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • foodie
  • dog_friendly

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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!

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Last updated: January 27, 2022