Hartwell House - 'Stay One Night and Receive the Second night for £30' Special Offer
In a Georgian Arcadia, this Jacobean mansion, refashioned in the 1700s, was the palatial refuge of the exiled Louis XVIII and his court.
From £200 per night
The Cavendish - Escape on Sunday
Owned by the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, and sitting within the Chatsworth Estate, this smart hotel is a great base for exploring the Peak District.
Congham Hall - Sunday Special Offer
The herb garden is a major draw at this Georgian country house hotel set amid lawns, orchards and woodlands close to Sandringham.
Lewtrenchard Manor - Autumn Escape Special Offer
‘Can only talk in superlatives,’ writes a reader this year of Sue and James Murray’s historic manor house.
With its classic red brick facade, smartly suited doormen and Knightsbridge location, the hotel has offered the same ‘splendid’ intimate hospitality for almost half a century.
The Levin - Seasonal/Weekend Special Offer
Location, location, location: the small but perfectly formed Levin is just a credit card toss from Harrods, close to the designer stores and cultural hubs of Knightsbridge and a stroll from the green lungs of Hyde Park.
Chewton Glen - 4 Nights for the Price of 3 Special Offer
After more than 50 years, this country house hotel and spa on the edge of the New Forest still sets the standard for luxury.
Jeake’s House - Midweek Winter Breaks
‘It’s a lovely place to stay, with great character and charm.’ Readers visiting Jenny Hadfield’s 17th-century B&B ‘as a little treat’ to celebrate an occasion in 2018 ‘were made to feel special and right at home’.
Star Castle - Christmas Stay Special Offer
‘High standards are maintained,’ writes a devoted fan, following a New Year stay at the Francis family’s hotel, forged from a 16th-century fortification.
Middlethorpe Hall & Spa - Tailor make the break of your choice
'Tis a very pritty place,' wrote the diarist and former resident, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu. After visiting the National Trust’s red brick mansion, Guide readers happily concur.
Knockinaam Lodge - Christmas Special Offer at Knockinaam – 24th, 25th & 26th December 2018
In the lea of the cliffs, overlooking a private beach on the rugged Galloway coast, Sian and David Ibbotson’s Victorian hunting lodge offers a great sense of escape.
Marlfield House - Two Night Break Special Offer
Lavish, ‘prompt and very attentive’ hospitality is the order of the day at this ‘distinguished’ family-run hotel in an ‘imposing’ Regency house surrounded by 36 acres of grounds.
Lords of the Manor - The 'Lordly Dog' Special Offer
A coat of arms and portraits of past owners set the tone at this honey-hued former rectory, recommended by Guide readers for a ‘welcoming, comfortable, relaxing’ country house experience
Cliveden House - Three for Two Short Break
Having hosted everyone from Chaplin to Churchill, this ‘superbly refurbished’ Italianate mansion seduces visitors with the prospect of ‘luxurious country house living’.
Pen-y-Dyffryn - Up to 30% Discount & Complimentary Afternoon Tea Special Offer
‘We always look forward to staying.’ Miles and Audrey Hunter’s ‘tranquil’ small hotel on the Welsh border received a flurry of praise from new and regular visitors this year.
Gilpin Hotel and Lake House - Save £50 in 'HRiSHi' Michelin Restaurant Special Offer
‘They just keep making it better every year,’ writes a trusted correspondent, of this luxurious country house hotel in Lakeland countryside.
Eddrachilles Hotel - 3 Nights Dinner, B&B from £450 per room
In ‘a splendid location’, Fiona and Richard Trevor’s 18th-century church manse looks out at fishing boats bobbing on the water of a tranquil inlet.
Glenfinnan House Hotel - Three nights for Two Special Offer
Built for a veteran of Culloden and remodelled in Victorian times, Jane MacFarlane’s stone mansion stands in a breathtaking situation on the shores of Loch Shiel, with views of Ben Nevis and the Glenfinnan Monument.
‘Exquisite’ was the verdict of a regular reader on a belated return visit to this ultra-chic hotel on the resort’s Regency seafront.
Seaham Hall - Two-night Christmas Stay' Special Offer
Steeped in history, this ‘wonderfully civilised’ coastal Georgian mansion combines ‘style, luxury and high standards’.
St Brides Spa Hotel - Sunday Sea View Special Offer
‘The physical ambience and sea coast views are wonderful,’ write trusted readers, of this spa hotel overlooking bay and village on the Pembrokeshire coast.
Cedar Manor - Midweek Break Special Offer
‘We arrived hungry and tired, and came away feeling relaxed, recharged and utterly spoiled.’ Visitors celebrating a special occasion in 2018 at Caroline and Jonathan Kaye’s ‘impressive’ small hotel ‘felt welcome from the moment we walked in’.
Cary Arms & Spa - New Year's House Party/Cottages Special Offer
At the end of a ‘precipitous, twisty descent’, ‘courageous’ visitors are rewarded with ‘unrestricted views and a genuine, good-humoured welcome’ at Lana de Savary’s ‘fabulously secluded’ cliff-face hotel.
Stoberry House - Autumn and Winter Three Night Special Offer
‘Five stars’, ‘Highly recommended’, ‘Faultless.’ ‘Frances, Tim and their lovely staff treat guests as if they are treasured members of the family.’ This year’s Guide received plentiful accolades for Tim and Frances Meeres Young’s B&B in an 18th-century coach house.
Tuddenham Mill - Twixmas Break Special Offer
A recent make-over has turned this 244-year-old mill into a thoroughly modern restaurant-with-rooms. Under strapping beams in the main mill, long-serving chef (and now chef/patron) Lee Bye serves ‘ambitious dinners’.