20 of Britain’s Luxury Hotels for Less

20 of Britain’s Luxury Hotels for Less

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Rothay Manor

Rothay Manor

Ambleside

In large, landscaped gardens a stroll from Lake Windermere, this ‘friendly’ traditional hotel, after 50 years in the same hands, has new owners, Jenna and James Shail. ‘Everything has been spruced up,’ say Guide inspectors in 2016.
From £135 per night
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled
  • wifi
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Lindeth Fell

Lindeth Fell - Autumn 20% Discount Special Offers

Bowness-on-Windermere

Family owned and family run, the Kennedys’ ‘excellent’ luxury B&B is in an Edwardian country house overlooking Lake Windermere.
From £63 per night
  • view
  • walking
  • garden
  • b&b
  • wifi
  • child-friendly
  • parking
  • country_house
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Lewtrenchard Manor

Lewtrenchard Manor - September Treat

Lewdown

Admirers of Sue and James Murray’s ‘characterful’, ‘beautiful old manor’ continue to sing its praises. ‘It is uniformly excellent, with high standards of hotel-keeping, comfort and service,’ says a guest this year.
From £155 per night
  • romantic
  • gourmet
  • country_house
  • historic
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled
  • wifi
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The Levin

The Levin - Seasonal/Weekend Special Offer

London

Grand-hotel luxury mixes with small-scale intimacy at this ‘immaculate’ town house hotel, close to Hyde Park and the museums.
  • wine
  • child_friendly
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
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Middlethorpe Hall & Spa

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York

‘The 21st-century’s answer to staying at Downton Abbey’, this ‘elegant’, ‘well-run’ William and Mary mansion continues to win accolades from guests who deem it ‘superb’.
From £143 per night
  • gourmet
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • weddings
  • garden
  • spa
  • disabled
  • wifi
  • parking
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The Lake

The Lake - Champagne escape offer

Llangammarch Wells

‘It’s like going home,’ writes a regular Guide reader this year, who considers Jean-Pierre Mifsud’s country house hotel ‘a regular haunt’.
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • wine
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled
  • wifi
  • parking
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The Peacock at Rowsley

The Peacock at Rowsley - 25% Discount Offer

Rowsley

In well-kept gardens reaching to the River Derwent, where wild trout dart through the water, this stylish 17th-century manor house is run with ‘high standards’.
From £190 per night
  • historic
  • weddings
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • b&b
  • wifi
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The Pear Tree at Purton

The Pear Tree at Purton - Two Night Special Offer

Purton

A ‘lovely’ country welcome awaits at Anne Young’s ‘outstanding’ small hotel. It stands in a ‘very special’ garden filled with ‘a treasure trove of wild flowers’.
From £110.00 per night
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled
  • wifi
  • country_house
  • dog_friendly
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Judges

Judges - Bubbly Spring and Summer Rates: £125

Yarm

Guests roundly praise the ‘professionalism and charm’ of the Downs family’s ‘brilliant’ country house hotel. The Victorian pile stands in ‘lovely manicured parkland’ on the edge of the North Yorkshire moors; within, the ‘dedicated’ staff are ‘unstarchy’, ‘friendly’, ‘extremely attentive’.
From £145 per night
  • country_house
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • wifi
  • parking
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Glenfinnan House Hotel

Glenfinnan House Hotel - Three nights for Two Special Offer

Glenfinnan

There’s a touch of magic and romance on the ‘idyllic’ shores of Loch Shiel, where stands the MacFarlane family’s ‘lovely, traditional’ hotel.
From £140 per night
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
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Seaham Hall

Seaham Hall - Unwind and Dine Special Offer

Seaham

‘A wonderful place, combining luxury, style and high standards with a pleasantly friendly and relaxed approach.’ This serene, ‘civilised’ Georgian country house close to the sea is ‘popular with all ages’, say trusted Guide correspondents who celebrated ‘a very special wedding anniversary in this very special place’ in 2016.
From £195.00 per night
  • indoor_pool
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • spa
  • disabled
  • wifi
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Askham Hall

Askham Hall - Midweek Special Offer

Penrith

Homey and faintly bohemian, the Lowther family’s Grade I listed Elizabethan mansion is surrounded by terraces, topiary and lawns.
From £125 per night
  • view
  • outdoor_pool
  • historic
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled
  • wifi
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Langar Hall

Langar Hall

Langar

‘High standards are faultlessly maintained’ at Imogen Skirving’s much-loved, somewhat eccentric hotel in the Vale of Belvoir.
  • romantic
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
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Overwater Hall

Overwater Hall

Ireby

‘A fine example of a Good Hotel’, this 18th-century house has been run as a ‘friendly’ hotel by Stephen Bore, and Angela and Adrian Hyde since 1992.
From £75.00 per night
  • country_house
  • view
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
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Northcote Manor

Northcote Manor

Burrington

Surrounded by ancient fruit orchards and mature woodlands, quiet pathways and open lawns, Jean-Pierre Mifsud’s 18th-century manor house in the Taw valley is ‘a very special place’, say Guide readers this year.
From £170.00 per night
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled
  • wifi
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The Pig

The Pig

Brockenhurst

Make merry at this convivial, creeper-covered country house standing in gardens with abundant ‘space for gambolling’. Inside, expect a jolly mish-mash of oil portraits, boar’s heads, wellies to borrow.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • spa
  • disabled
  • wifi
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Augill Castle

Augill Castle

Kirkby Stephen

With ‘no rules – just plenty of warm, friendly staff, and wonderful food and service’, Wendy and Simon Bennett’s Victorian fantasy castle continues to win rave reviews.
From £160 per night
  • tennis
  • view
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • disabled
  • wifi
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Hotel Endsleigh

Hotel Endsleigh

Milton Abbot

A Regency fishing lodge built for Georgiana, Duchess of Bedford, stands in a ‘magical’ landscape of grottoes and follies created by Humphry Repton, on the banks of the Tamar.
From £190 per night
  • romantic
  • gourmet
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • view
  • historic
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled
  • wifi
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The Scarlet

The Scarlet

Mawgan Porth

An eco-friendly, low-tech ethos meets indulgent, high-spec style at this adults-only hotel in ‘a superb situation overlooking a classic Cornish bay’.
From £210.00 per night
  • seaside
  • view
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • weddings
  • walking
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled
  • wifi
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The Old Rectory

The Old Rectory

Hastings

‘Welcoming, generous, on top of its game – it’s altogether delightful.’ From the hand-woven rugs designed by a local artisan to the home-baked bread and home-cured bacon at breakfast, much is super-local (and just plain super) at this ‘stylishly quirky’, ‘beautifully refurbished’ B&B on the edge of the Old Town, say trusted Guide readers in 2016.
From £90 per night
  • wifi
  • weddings
  • garden
  • b&b
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