Hartwell House - Summer 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 - 'Chatsworth Experience' Special Offer
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 Retreat Special Offer
‘Can only talk in superlatives,’ writes a reader this year of Sue and James Murray’s historic manor house.
The Goring - Three Nights for Two Special Offer
A royal warrant and a Michelin star are but two accolades held by London’s last grand Edwardian hotel, still run by the family that built it.
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 - Weekly Discount Special Offer
‘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 - 20% October Discount 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.
Gliffaes - 'Explore Wales' Summer Special Offer
‘Wonderfully located’ above the River Usk, this Victorian former vicar’s house has a ‘timeless quality’.
Lords of the Manor - Summer in the Cotswolds 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’.
The Elms - Summer Getaway Special Offer from £130 per room per night
‘Very enjoyable; a place for relaxing weekends and special occasions,’ say Guide inspectors of the ‘beautifully proportioned Queen Anne mansion in spacious grounds’.
Pen-y-Dyffryn - Up to 20% 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.
Set in 11 acres of Wiltshire countryside near Bradford-on-Avon, this 18th century Georgian farmhouse is ‘genuinely rustic in decor’, say inspectors, earning it a full Guide entry this year.
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.
Drakes - 'Romantic Stay and Dine Getaway in Brighton' Special Offer
‘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 - 'Sunshine and Dine' Special Offer
Steeped in history, this ‘wonderfully civilised’ coastal Georgian mansion combines ‘style, luxury and high standards’.
St Brides Spa Hotel
‘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’.
The Scarlet - 15% off Spa Treatments Special Offer
While families whoop it up at sister hotel Bedruthan (previous entry), grown-ups enjoy the serenity at this adults-only hotel and spa.
Cary Arms & Spa - 'Audacious October' £190 per Room per Night 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 Four for 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.
Forss House - Free Bottle of Wine Special Offer
Near the mainland’s northern tip, Ian and Sabine Richards’s Georgian mansion is surrounded by woodland and waterfall on the Forss river, a fishing hotspot.
Tuddenham Mill - Three for Two 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’.