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
Woolley Grange - Autumn Break Special Offer
The first of Nigel Chapman’s Luxury Family Hotels (see also Fowey Hall, Fowey, and Moonfleet Manor, Fleet) occupies a ‘pretty, rambling’ Jacobean manor house in ‘lovely grounds’ with ‘views across the Wiltshire countryside’.
Chewton Glen - 3 Nights for the Price of 2 Special Offer
From the ozone-treated pool and outdoor hot tubs, to crystal steam rooms and aromatherapy saunas, this spa sets the standard. There are top-to-toe beauty treatments, yoga and Tai Chi, all in a lovely New Forest setting.
Soar Mill Cove Hotel - 3 Nights for the Price of 2 Special Offer
‘We rate this very highly in almost every respect.’ Praise from a reader for Keith Makepeace’s much-loved, family-run, family-friendly, dog-friendly hotel in a ‘gorgeous’ coastal setting.
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’.
Bodysgallen Hall and Spa - 'The Great Half-Price Break' Special Offer
‘A highlight of our journey. It was everything one could expect, in a historic setting.’ A reader on a hotel tour this year was impressed by this Grade I listed Elizabethan mansion-turned-hotel-and-spa in parkland with views of Snowdonia and Conwy Castle.
Rathmullan House - Winter Nights Special Offer
More a professional operation, less an intimate Irish country house experience, Mark and Mary Wheeler’s hotel on the shore of Lough Swilly, in ‘wild and wonderful’ Donegal, has something for everyone.
The Nare - 'Coastal Walking' Special Offer
‘The views are glorious,’ writes a Guide regular, after a visit to Toby Ashworth’s hotel above Carne Beach. ‘Each night I fell asleep to the sound of waves.’
Bedruthan Hotel and Spa - Complimentary Lunch Special Offer
It is not that they’ve put away childish things at this contemporary hotel set into the hillside above Mawgan Porth beach. It remains very family-friendly, but there is plenty for adults.
Cliveden House - Three for Two Short Break
Surely one of Britain’s most beautiful spas lies within old brick walls in the gardens of this Italianate mansion. Facilities include an indoor and (notorious) outdoor pool, a gym, hot tubs – an easy drive from London.
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.
Montagu Arms - 'Forest to Fork' Dining Break Special Offer
‘Our sixth visit, and a wonderful end to our holiday,’ write readers who stopped over at this wisteria-smothered hotel in an unspoilt New Forest village.
Park House, Hotel & Spa - Sunday Spa Break Special Offer
Day guests, members and hotel residents pass through a marble shower before dipping in a mother-of-pearl indoor pool at this Edwardian country house’s spa. They can also bathe in the outdoor pool, use sauna or steam rooms.
Trefeddian Hotel - Winter Breaks Special Offer
‘It was fabulous to gaze across the dunes and golf course to the sea, with the sunset,’ writes a reader who ‘much enjoyed’ this year's break at the Cave family’s hotel.
Dart Marina - Up to 30% Discount Two-Night Midweek Special Offer
Children are welcome in the afternoons to enjoy the pool, spa bath, steam room and fitness suite at this hotel on the River Dart. The signature massage and facial treatments, body wraps and manicures, will appeal more to harassed parents.
Seaham Hall - Three Night Christmas Stay Special Offer
A tunnel leads from the hotel to the Serenity Spa, creating a heightened sense of escape. Extensive facilities include a hammam, an Indian steam room, outdoor hot tubs, an ice fountain and a Zen garden with infinity hydrotherapy pool.
The Scarlet - Complimentary Wine Flight Special Offer
A contemplative, adults-only space, this Ayurvedic-inspired spa has an inside- outside feel, with cliff-top hot tubs, an indoor pool with sea views, a reed-filtered outdoor pool. Herbs and heat, salt and seaweed are all deployed for your well- being.
Cary Arms & Spa - Romantic Festive Twilight Spa Hideaway Special Offer
On a cliff-side above a secluded south Devon cove, this stylish hotel is just the place for seaside de-stressing. A sun terrace at the spa looks over Babbacombe Bay; inside, there’s an aromatherapy shower, a hydrotherapy pool, a sauna and steam rooms. Algae-based beauty and well-being treatments are available for face and body – and a duo massage room means double the repose.
No. 1 Pery Square - Two Night "Dine & Unwind" Escape Special Offer
In the city’s Georgian quarter, a grand terrace town house overlooking the People’s Park is owned and run by Patricia Roberts as a chic hotel with a spa ‘in the vaults’.
Askham Hall - Midweek Special Offer
‘The warm welcome, beautiful setting and delicious food’ are ‘truly exceptional’ at Charles Lowther’s battlemented ancestral pile.
Congham Hall - Sunday Special Offer
Fragrant herbs and flowers from the renowned herb garden infuse signature treatments in the Secret Garden Spa at this Georgian mansion. There’s a pool with floor-to-ceiling windows, a thermal suite, an outdoor hot tub.
Headlam Hall - Winter Escape Special Offer from £80 per Person per Night
Girdled by walled gardens, with farmland sprawling beyond, the Robinson family’s stately 17th-century property has an intimate, ‘country house feel’ running through its smart, contemporary public spaces.
Trigony House - 3 Nights for the Price of 2 Winter Special Offer
In mature woodland and gardens, Jan and Adam Moore’s relaxed and pet-friendly Scottish country house hotel is in an 18th-century former sporting lodge.
Close to the northernmost of the Lakes, under Wythop Woods in the shadow of Skiddaw, this 300-year-old coaching inn, managed by Matthew Wylie, is ‘a very special place, say fans’.
The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa
Guests don robes and flip-flops to relax and sip champagne with lunch at this luxury hotel’s spa garden. The bath house has a relaxation pool, vitality pool, salt- infused sauna and a blossom steam room.