Hartwell House - £94.50 Per Person Per Night Special Offer
‘The three generations were happy with the day. We relaxed over croquet, some played tennis, and we had the library for ourselves.’ Praise this year for this Jacobean-cum-Georgian mansion in an Arcadian landscape, from readers who celebrated a significant anniversary there.
From £200 per night
The Cavendish - 'Chatsworth Experience' Special Offer
‘Comfortable, pretty and very English’, the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire’s smart hotel on the Chatsworth Estate delighted readers this year.
Hambleton Hall - Summer Breaks in Rutland
'I find it difficult to make any original comments,’ writes a Guide regular after this year’s visit to Tim and Stefa Hart’s much-loved hotel (Relais & Châteaux) with celebrated grounds reaching down to Rutland Water. ‘All the superlatives have been used by other guests.'
Lewtrenchard Manor - Autumn Retreat Special Offer
A ‘wonderful hotel’ with that ‘special feel’ of family ownership, Sue and James Murray’s manor house delights with its 'history, beauty and style’.
The Goring - Three Nights for Two Special Offer
‘We enjoyed our very expensive one-night stay,’ writes a reader who pushed the boat out at Jeremy Goring’s grand Edwardian hotel, the last of its kind in London to be run by the founding family.
Chewton Glen - 4 Nights for the Price of 3 Special Offer
‘My four-year-old loves Chewton as much as I do, it’s always a struggle to leave.’ ‘We stayed to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary, and it exceeded expectations.’
Jeake’s House - Weekly Discount Special Offer
A cinematic street of cobblestone and gently listing cross-beamed houses hosts this ‘beautiful, comfortable and relaxing' B&B, once a haunt of Malcolm Lowry and Radclyffe Hall.
Star Castle - 20% October Discount Special Offer
With 'epic' views across to Tresco and Bryher, the Francis family’s ‘really good hotel’ combines ‘a great setting’ with ‘fabulous historic features’.
Middlethorpe Hall & Spa - Tailor make the break of your choice
Handy for the racecourse, this William and Mary mansion, built for Sheffield cutler Thomas Barlow ‘in the Italian mode’, operates as a hotel and spa, ‘ideal for those seeking individual attention and pampering’.
Gliffaes - 'Explore Wales' Summer Special Offer
‘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.
La Sablonnerie - Suite Upgrade Special Offer
‘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.
Lords of the Manor - 'Idyllic Autumn' Special Offer
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 Michael Obray.
Cliveden House - Three for Two Short Break
Meghan Markle spent the night before her wedding at this 'magnificent' Italianate mansion in 'glorious' National Trust grounds on a bluff above the Thames.
The Elms - Summer Getaway Special Offer from £130 per room per night
‘A place for relaxing weekends and special occasions’, a country house hotel in a 'beautifully' proportioned Queen Anne mansion.
Pen-y-Dyffryn - Up to 30% Discount & Complimentary Afternoon Tea Special Offer
‘Our third visit. Most of the other guests were also returners. It isn’t surprising.’ Readers are drawn back time and again to this stone rectory in ‘immaculate gardens’, overlooking the Welsh hills.
‘The place abounds with creative uses of old, mainly farm, paraphernalia.’ Guide inspectors enjoyed Nick Dent’s diverting Georgian farmhouse turned dog-friendly hotel with most rooms in converted outbuildings.
Glenfinnan House Hotel - Three nights for Two Special Offer
In one of the most dramatic settings of any UK hotel, Jane MacFarlane's 18th-century-cum-Victorian mansion stands against a backdrop of woodland and mountain, overlooking Loch Shiel.
Drakes - 'Romantic Stay and Dine Getaway in Brighton' Special Offer
‘One of the nicest locations we’ve stayed at.’ Trusted readers enjoyed a night's stay at Andy and Gayle Shearer’s boutique hotel on the seafront.
Seaham Hall - 'Sunshine and Dine' Special Offer
Readers ‘felt they had done their very best to look after us', after a week-long stay at this Georgian mansion.
St Brides Spa Hotel
'An example of what a British seaside hotel can do.' Trusted readers were impressed by Lindsey and Andrew Evans's coastal property, created with an 'ambition, vision and style one might associate with California or Australia'.
Cedar Manor - Midweek Break Special Offer
‘A true gem in the Lake District.’ Readers this year had a 'thoroughly enjoyable‘ stay at Caroline and Jonathan Kaye’s 'fabulous‘ small hotel.
The Scarlet - Complimentary Wine Flight Special Offer
Shhh! It’s adults only at this ‘truly special’ cliff-top hotel, which, say readers this year, ‘achieves a wonderful balance of chic luxury, tranquillity and culinary delight’.
Cary Arms & Spa - 'Audacious October' £190 per Room per Night Special Offer
‘The lodging-houses at Bablicome are magnificent to be seen, And the accommodation there would suit either king or queen.’ William Topaz McGonagall extols the beauties of Babbacombe, where Lana de Savary’s hotel sits just above the beach, at the foot of a wooded corniche road.
Stoberry House and Garden - Autumn and Winter Four for Three Night Special Offer
‘Fabulous views’ over the cathedral and the Vale of Avalon to Glastonbury Tor await at Frances and Tim Meeres Young’s 18th-century coach house, run as a ‘faultless’ B&B.
The Grove - Three for Two Special Offer
In a grove, indeed, surrounded by flower gardens, kitchen garden and meadows, with views to the Preseli hills, Neil and Zoë Kedward’s hotel is ‘a real haven’.