The UK’s most unusual hotels

The UK’s most unusual hotels

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Lewtrenchard Manor

Lewtrenchard Manor

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
  • country_house
  • historic
  • disabled
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Star Castle

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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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Romney Bay House

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New Romney

‘Comfortable all over and pleasantly relaxed’, Clinton and Lisa Lovell’s small hotel continues to win rave reviews from guests, who say ‘it’s like staying with good friends’.
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • seaside
  • view
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Pool House

Pool House - 20% discount offer

Poolewe

‘Old-fashioned in the best way’, the Harrison family’s ‘lovely, eclectic guest house’ on the shores of Loch Ewe is run by ‘friendly, informative hosts who make a real effort to ensure every guest is taken care of’.
  • walking
  • garden
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • historic
  • view
  • dog_friendly
  • guest_house
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St Cuthbert’s House

St Cuthbert’s House

Seahouses

Jeff and Jill Sutheran’s ‘superb’ B&B, in a coastal village on Lowgos Bay, ‘fully deserves’ its praise, say Guide readers this year, who were made to feel ‘very much at home’.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • b&b
  • disabled
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Cley Windmill

Cley Windmill - Two Night Dinner Special

Cley-next-the-Sea

There are inspiring views over salt marsh and sea from Julian and Carolyn Godlee’s characterful B&B and restaurant on the north Norfolk coast – but you’ll have to climb to the top of the 19th-century grinding mill to see them in their full glory.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • b&b
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Hazlitt’s

Hazlitt’s

London

There’s romance and genteel decadence to be found in these three finely refurbished Georgian houses – Peter McKay and Douglas Blain’s ‘stunningly original’ hotel.
  • child_friendly
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • historic
  • b&b
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Jeake’s House

Jeake’s House

Rye

‘Just as welcoming, beautiful, comfortable and relaxing as ever.’
  • dog_friendly
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • historic
  • b&b
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The Ceilidh Place

The Ceilidh Place

Ullapool

‘Everything is done with a smile and a bit of banter’ at Jean Urquhart’s ‘warm and welcoming’ bookshop-with-rooms, formed from a clutch of whitewashed cottages in this old fishing village.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • value
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Burgh Island Hotel

Burgh Island Hotel

Bigbury-on-Sea

‘A place to dress up, to dream, to luxuriate’, this ‘one-of-a-kind hotel’ on a tidal island charms Guide readers with its ‘magical setting’ off the south Devon coast.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • bird_watching
  • value
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • outdoor_pool
  • historic
  • view
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San Domenico House

San Domenico House

London

Take tea on the sunny roof terrace above a quiet residential street at this ‘luxurious, inviting hotel’ – or, better yet, have an espresso and imagine you’re in Italy.
  • child_friendly
  • value
  • wifi
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The Old Railway Station

The Old Railway Station

Petworth

Pull into this converted train station and take up residence in one of the refurbished Pullman carriages on the disused tracks: ‘quirky and charming’, this is a B&B with a difference.
  • garden
  • value
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • historic
  • walking
  • b&b
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Tebay Services Hotel

Tebay Services Hotel

Penrith

‘There’s a feeling of complete well-being about the place,’ write Guide readers in 2017 of the Dunning family’s hotel and upmarket farm shop just off the M6.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • view
  • disabled
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Brooks Guesthouse

Brooks Guesthouse

Bristol

In ‘a great location’ in the old city centre, a stroll from harbourside restaurants, Carla and Andrew Brooks have converted a 1960s office block–turned–backpackers’ hostel into a contemporary B&B with a difference.
  • child_friendly
  • value
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • exceptional_value_(<£50)
  • b&b
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Belle Tout Lighthouse

Belle Tout Lighthouse

Eastbourne

‘Extraordinary light’ surrounds this ‘characterful B&B’ in a decommissioned lighthouse.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • historic
  • view
  • b&b
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Strattons

Strattons

Swaffham

Down ‘a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it lane’ in the middle of town, Les and Vanessa Scott’s bohemian, family-friendly hotel is ‘an enjoyable spot’ for guests in search of ‘a comfortable bedroom and excellent food’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
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The Zetter Townhouse Marylebone

The Zetter Townhouse Marylebone

London

Decked out in an opulent, eccentric style befitting the one-time home of Edward Lear, this seven-storey Georgian pile is ‘an interesting place’ with a ‘warm, inclusive atmosphere’ and more than a touch of character.
  • child_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • disabled
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The Dial House

The Dial House

Reepham

‘I count only the sunny hours,’ reads the Latin inscription on the sundial set in the wall above the entrance to this ‘eclectically decorated’ Georgian house.
  • child_friendly
  • wifi
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Llwyn Helyg

Llwyn Helyg

Llanarthne

‘Stunning’, ‘superb’, ‘absolute bliss’… Guide readers’ praise must be music to the ears of owners Fiona and Caron Jones – and these two are big on music.
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • b&b