Best UK hotels for a Christmas holiday

Christmas is becoming an increasingly popular time to take a UK hotel break. Perhaps you find yourself alone, or you just want to escape the extended family.
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Featured hotels with Special Offers

Best UK hotels for a Christmas holiday

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Special offer
Hartwell House

Hartwell House - Complimentary Fourth Night Special Offer

Aylesbury

This historic house has many a compelling reason to visit during the festive season. It has a history as the periodic home of royalty and its palatial style continues to this day.
From £200 per night
  • gym
  • weddings
  • golf
  • garden
  • spa
  • wifi
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • honeymoon
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • dog_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • country_house
  • horse_riding
  • disabled_facilities
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • walking
  • wildlife_watching
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Special offer
The Lygon Arms

The Lygon Arms - Three Nights for the Price of Two Special Offer

Broadway

A coaching inn dating back to the 1300s, The Lygon Arms is all about log fires, vaulted ceilings and ancient wood panelling - perfect for Christmas!
  • dog_friendly
  • child_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • indoor_pool
  • weddings
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wifi
  • disabled_facilities
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • historic
  • honeymoon
  • romantic
  • babyfriendly
  • spa
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • gym
  • outdoor_dining
  • parking
  • walking
  • garden
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Special offer
Congham Hall

Congham Hall - 'January Sale' Special Offer

King's Lynn

From spa treatments to exceptional food, Christmas at Congham Hall is always luxurious.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • tennis
  • indoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • electric_charging_point
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • boutique
  • country_house
  • foodie
  • great_breakfast
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
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The Horn of Plenty

The Horn of Plenty - January 25% Discount Special Offer

Tavistock

When guests return from days exploring art galleries and nature trails, they can nestle in with dog in tow for superb meals, a well stocked library and, always, a toasty log fire at Christmas.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • great_breakfast
  • boutique
  • country_house
  • outdoor_dining
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • foodie
  • electric_charging_point
  • child_friendly
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Hambleton Hall

Hambleton Hall - Winter & Spring Escape Special Offer

Oakham

With log fires and spectacular Christmas trees, this magical country house hotel is perfect for Christmas and New Year.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • outdoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • activities
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • gourmet
  • walking
  • romantic
  • golf
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • wildlife_watching
  • honeymoon
  • electric_charging_point
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • cycling
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • for_winelovers
  • parking
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Chewton Glen

Chewton Glen - Three Nights for the Price of Two Special Offer

New Milton

Mince pies, mulled wine and afternoon tea are just part of the joys of Christmas at Chewton Glen spa and hotel.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • cooking_school
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • wine
  • disabled
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • honeymoon
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • for_winelovers
  • gourmet
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • with_cooking_school
  • babyfriendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • great_breakfast
  • electric_charging_point
  • outdoor_dining
  • gym
  • parking
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Thornbury Castle

Thornbury Castle - Midweek Gourmet Celebration Special Offer

Thornbury

For a truly historic Christmas, book a three-night stay at one of the few rooms still on offer at this authentic castle where Henry VIII stayed with Anne Boleyn. Enjoy feasting and merriment on Christmas Eve with a cream tea, music, champagne and canapés before dinner. Awake to breakfast in your bedchamber before Christmas lunch and a buffet dinner. On Boxing Day there's breakfast, afternoon tea, a tour of the castle and a gala dinner with live acoustic guitar.
  • dog_friendly
  • garden
  • historic
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • weddings
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • disabled_facilities
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • foodie
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The Priory

The Priory - Gin Stay Package Special Offer

Wareham

A lunch filled with festive classics and Christmas eve settling into your cosy surroundings - it's all about the senses at The Priory Wareham.
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • disabled_facilities
  • golf
  • mooring_available
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • walking
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • adultsonly
  • boutique
  • electric_charging_point
  • country_house
  • historic
  • parking
  • outdoor_dining
  • foodie
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Middlethorpe Hall & Spa

Middlethorpe Hall & Spa - Health and Beauty Spa Break Special Offer

York

This magnificent property is the stuff that Christmas cards are made of, and over the festive season they turn everything from their spa to their afternoon tea into a festive treat.
  • weddings
  • garden
  • spa
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • gourmet
  • disabled
  • romantic
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • foodie
  • for_winelovers
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • bird_watching
  • electric_charging_point
  • gym
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • wildlife_watching
  • outdoor_dining
  • parking
  • cycling
  • golf
  • child_friendly
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Special offer
Bodysgallen Hall and Spa

Bodysgallen Hall and Spa - 'Five Nights for the Price of Four' Self-Catering Special Offer

Llandudno

This dreamy Elizabethan mansion-turned-hotel-and-spa with views of Snowdonia, comes to life at Christmas time as you can imagine - it’s the perfect combination of tradition and modern luxury.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • spa
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • dog_friendly
  • bird_watching
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • foodie
  • parking
  • romantic
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Special offer
The George of Stamford

The George of Stamford - 'Irresistible Stay' Special Offer

Stamford

Festive parties and sumptuous food and drink abound at this 17th century historic house with breathtaking sea views at Christmas.
From £195.00 per night
  • wifi
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • parking
  • historic
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • outdoor_dining
  • for_winelovers
  • foodie
  • romantic
  • child_friendly
  • weddings
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The Nare

The Nare - 'Four Nights of Romance' Special Offer

Veryan-in-Roseland

At this seaside hotel, Christmas is all about home-made mince pies, crackling fires and black-tie dining.
  • gym
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • cooking_school
  • view
  • disabled
  • dog_friendly
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • parking
  • outdoor_dining
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • babyfriendly
  • country_house
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • walking
  • electric_charging_point
  • great_breakfast
  • vegetarian_friendly
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Bedruthan Hotel and Spa

Bedruthan Hotel and Spa - Christmas Breaks Special Offer

Mawgan Porth

Seen through walls of windows, the sea is a huge presence at this family-run hotel ‘in a fabulous location’ on the cliffs above a surfers’ beach.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • disabled
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • babyfriendly
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • surfing
  • parking
  • electric_charging_point
  • outdoor_dining
  • veganfriendly
  • walking
  • with_cooking_school
  • gym
  • wildlife_watching
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Special offer
Lords of the Manor

Lords of the Manor - 'Taste of the Cotswolds' Special Offer

Upper Slaughter

A Cotswold Christmas would not be complete without the perfect country house to spend it in.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • country_house
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • parking
  • romantic
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • for_winelovers
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • honeymoon
  • electric_charging_point
  • foodie
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Special offer
Montagu Arms

Montagu Arms - Winter Indulgence Fine Dining Break Special Offer

Beaulieu

Treat the family to exquisite festive dining or country pub comforts at the Montagu Arms Hotel in The New Forest.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • parking
  • for_winelovers
  • spa
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • foodie
  • wildlife_watching
  • country_house
  • historic
  • outdoor_dining
  • electric_charging_point
  • boutique
  • dog_friendly
  • cycling
  • rooms_with_a_view
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Headlam Hall

Headlam Hall - 'Winter Escape' Special Offer

Darlington

Christmas at Headlam Hall is all about luxury - festive afternoon teas in the ballroom, Christmas music and plenty of decorations that sparkle throughout.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • indoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • babyfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • romantic
  • historic
  • electric_charging_point
  • country_house
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • walking
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • parking
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Special offer
The Old Bridge

The Old Bridge - 2 nights for the price of 1 100% Flexible Special Offer

Huntingdon

The ivy clad 18th century townhouse hotel is all about festive parties and convivial celebrations at Christmas.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • conference_meeting
  • wine
  • for_winelovers
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • outdoor_dining
  • mooring_available
  • good_value
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Special offer
Titchwell Manor

Titchwell Manor - Complimentary Pre-Dinner Cocktail Special Offer

Brancaster

A dinner of Christmas classics re-worked, Christmas is a romantic and intimate escape.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • honeymoon
  • seaside
  • view
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wildlife_watching
  • good_value
  • great_breakfast
  • boutique
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • foodie
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
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The Traddock

The Traddock - Winter Firesde Warmer Special Offer

Austwick

Few places could be more perfect for a traditional Yorkshire Christmas, than this gorgeous manor hour. Bring the dog and combine good food with brisk walks on Christmas Day.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • country_house
  • great_breakfast
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • cycling
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wildlife_watching
  • babyfriendly
  • parking
  • foodie
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Special offer
Seaham Hall

Seaham Hall - 'Dine & Stay' Special Offer

Seaham

From deliciously decadent dining and spa days with added sparkle to dancing the night away at the hotel's glitzy New Year’s Eve ball, visit for a magical two or three-night Christmas mini-break by the Durham coast.
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • spa
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • babyfriendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • walking
  • country_house
  • for_winelovers
  • cycling
  • foodie
  • outdoor_pool
  • outdoor_dining
  • parking
  • gym
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Special offer
Cuckoo Brow Inn

Cuckoo Brow Inn - Three Night 15% Discount Special Offer

Ambleside

From sumptuous breakfasts to five course Christmas Day lunches, the festive season at Cuckoo Brow inn is a treat.
  • babyfriendly
  • bird_watching
  • child_friendly
  • cycling
  • dog_friendly
  • garden
  • good_value
  • historic
  • parking
  • pub_with_rooms
  • walking
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • outdoor_dining
  • foodie
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The Dial House

The Dial House - 'Free Bottle of Fizz' September Special Offer

Norwich

From hampers to wreath masterclasses, Christmas at the Dial House is as stylish as you would expect from this charming hotel.
  • child_friendly
  • wifi
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • romantic
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • weddings
  • dog_friendly
  • boutique
  • historic
  • country_house
  • outdoor_dining
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • bird_watching
  • cycling
  • golf
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • parking
  • walking
  • foodie
  • great_breakfast
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Shieldaig Lodge

Shieldaig Lodge - Food Lovers Package Special Offer

Gairloch

At this magical Highland retreat, you're welcomed in festive style, with a wee dram and Christmas cake, before a three-course dinner. The enchanting surroundings are perfect for waking to on Christmas Day when you can enjoy roaring fires, big breakfasts, afternoon teas and hot toddies, as well as the full Christmas lunch.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • country_house
  • romantic
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • for_winelovers
  • honeymoon
  • bird_watching
  • seaside
  • golf
  • horse_riding
  • cycling
  • wildlife_watching
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • boutique
  • babyfriendly
  • foodie
  • historic
  • dog_friendly
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The Cottage in the Wood

The Cottage in the Wood - 'Stay Four Nights Get One Night Free' Special Offer

Malvern Wells

At Christmas they include a range of packages to really help you celebrate the season. It includes fine dining with a five-course lunch on Christmas Day, welcome cocktails on Christmas Eve, a Bucks Fizz breakfast and lots of seasonal decorations.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • gourmet
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • babyfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • bird_watching
  • boutique
  • country_house
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wildlife_watching
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
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Lewtrenchard Manor

Lewtrenchard Manor

Okehampton

Christmas at Lewtrenchard Manor offers a sumptuous gateway into superb food, relaxation and entertainment.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • gourmet
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • golf
  • for_winelovers
  • fishing
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wildlife_watching
  • bird_watching
  • great_breakfast
  • horse_riding
  • foodie
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
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Star Castle

Star Castle

St Mary's

What could be more magical that Christmas at this unique castle in the ocean?
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • view
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • for_winelovers
  • foodie
  • tennis
  • vegetarian_friendly
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Judges

Judges

Yarm

Sumptuous dinners and Christmas fairs are just some of the features at this beautiful hotel in December. If you’re lucky, you might even get a white Christmas!
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • wifi
  • country_house
  • conference_meeting
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • cycling
  • electric_charging_point
  • historic
  • babyfriendly
  • for_winelovers
  • foodie
  • outdoor_dining
  • romantic
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Woolley Grange

Woolley Grange

Bradford-on-Avon

This traditional festive country house party offers fun for the whole family at Christmas.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • babyfriendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • country_house
  • veganfriendly
  • historic
  • parking
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The Carpenters Arms

The Carpenters Arms

Thirsk

An impressive pub with rooms in a Domesday village near Thirsk, Christmas here is about chilly walks followed by warming feasts.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • pub_with_rooms
  • conference_meeting
  • activities
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • outdoor_dining
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Twr y Felin Hotel

Twr y Felin Hotel

St Davids

From mulled wine and homemade mince pies, to live festive reading and invigorating rambles, each year Twr Y Felin offers something unique alongside the traditional for a magical festive season.
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • disabled_facilities
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wifi
  • boutique
  • parking
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • weddings
  • garden
  • electric_charging_point
  • surfing
  • outdoor_dining
  • foodie
  • veganfriendly
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The Castle at Taunton

The Castle at Taunton

Taunton

The 150-year-old wisteria covering the facade of this historic building with its tower and crenellations attests to its longevity as a well-loved hotel at the heart of the county town.
  • babyfriendly
  • child_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • garden
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • weddings
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wifi
  • electric_charging_point
  • historic
  • veganfriendly
  • great_breakfast

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Best UK hotels for a Christmas holiday

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Special offer
Knockinaam Lodge

Knockinaam Lodge - 'Refurb Rates' Special Offer

Portpatrick

A Victorian hunting lodge overlooking the Irish Sea, Knockinaam Lodge celebrates Christmas complete with a traditional Christmas lunch, boardgames, Boxing Day suppers, long walks and plenty of time for a good snooze
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • historic
  • gourmet
  • view
  • seaside
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • fishing
  • golf
  • for_winelovers
  • child_friendly
  • cycling
  • horse_riding
  • wildlife_watching
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • electric_charging_point
  • bird_watching
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • babyfriendly
  • country_house
  • great_breakfast
  • outdoor_dining
  • parking
  • foodie
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The Atlantic Hotel

The Atlantic Hotel - Celebration Gourmet Break Special Offer

St Brelade

Ocean views are on show through the floor-to-ceiling windows from some of the rooms at this hotel, on a headland above St Ouen's Bay.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • honeymoon
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • babyfriendly
  • bird_watching
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • cycling
  • outdoor_dining
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • spa
  • surfing
  • wildlife_watching
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • parking
  • veganfriendly
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The Scarlet

The Scarlet - 'Essence of Scarlet' Special Offer from £225 per night

Mawgan Porth

Eco values as well as enjoyment are fundamental to this cliff-top hotel, with sea thrift-covered roof, sweeping curves, reed-filtered pool and walls of windows to soak up the light and the seascape.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • view
  • disabled
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • ecofriendly
  • parking
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • electric_charging_point
  • adultsonly
  • foodie
  • garden
  • outdoor_dining
  • surfing
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • boutique
  • honeymoon
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Gravetye Manor

Gravetye Manor

East Grinstead

This historic location is what magical Christmases are made of, complete with roaring fires, private dining menus and a talent for superb mince pies.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • gourmet
  • for_winelovers
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • electric_charging_point
  • bird_watching
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • veganfriendly
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Kinloch Lodge

Kinloch Lodge

Isle of Skye

Christmas here brings a feast of festive lunches and rustic winter picnics, mince pies, mulled wine, and whisky. There’s always a log fire to relax by in the evening.
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • honeymoon
  • fishing
  • garden
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • seaside
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • disabled_facilities
  • child_friendly
  • with_cooking_school
  • wildlife_watching
  • romantic
  • great_breakfast
  • walking
  • foodie
  • parking
  • country_house
6
Prestonfield

Prestonfield

Edinburgh

Built as a grand home and place of entertainment for the Lord Provost, Prestonfield is a sumptuously furnished hotel that is never less than theatrical, but at Christmas it basks in the extra glow, with candles and twinkling tree lights. Enjoy festive menus and Winter Wonderland party nights in the ballroom, with food, drink and entertainment.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • golf
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • for_winelovers
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • veganfriendly
  • great_breakfast
  • outdoor_dining
  • foodie
  • electric_charging_point
7
Augill Castle

Augill Castle

Kirkby Stephen

A fairytale retreat if ever there was one, Augill Castle in Cumbria is a Victorian-folly castle complete with towers and battlements. Decorated in sumptuous style, it is also relaxing and welcoming, complete with a level of whimsy and warmth that makes it a favourite for families as well as couples over Christmas. It's so tempting you could imagine Santa himself turning up.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • view
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • romantic
  • dog_friendly
  • great_breakfast
  • country_house
  • cycling
  • electric_charging_point
  • historic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • babyfriendly
  • parking
8
The Bell at Skenfrith

The Bell at Skenfrith

Skenfrith

This historic coaching inn is a dreamy place for Christmas, serving up a widely acclaimed Christmas lunch, beloved by adults and children alike.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • wine
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • boutique
  • bird_watching
  • babyfriendly
  • cycling
  • golf
  • horse_riding
  • outdoor_dining
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • wildlife_watching
  • veganfriendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • for_winelovers
  • foodie
  • pub_with_rooms
9
Captain’s Club Hotel

Captain’s Club Hotel

Christchurch

Enjoy a chic Christmas at this contemporary hotel, waking to river views and a day of entertainment. Good food, lots of fizz and even a suite with its own cinema room so you can hunker down and watch your favourite festive movie.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • disabled
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • mooring_available
  • parking
  • babyfriendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • outdoor_dining
  • great_breakfast
  • electric_charging_point
  • cycling
  • horse_riding
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • boutique
10
Bingham Riverhouse

Bingham Riverhouse

Richmond-upon-Thames

You can paddleboard on the river, stroll to see the deer in Richmond Park, and feel a world away from central London at this smart, multifaceted Thames-side hotel.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • conference_meeting
  • wine
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • historic
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • dog_friendly
  • boutique
  • foodie
  • veganfriendly
11
The Seaside Boarding House

The Seaside Boarding House

Burton Bradstock

A playful mix of Edward Hopper’s Cape Cod and Edwardian seaside hotel, this white-painted villa above Chesil Beach has an easy-going stylishness, conducive to fun.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • honeymoon
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • foodie
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • outdoor_dining
  • parking
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • fishing
  • electric_charging_point
12
The Double Red Duke

The Double Red Duke

Bampton

Stylish and welcoming, the Double Red Duke has got to be one of the most perfect spots for a traditional Christmas lunch. Their Christmas menu starts with a glass of mulled wine, followed by a feast of delicious options ranging from lobster and crab salad to start, to traditional turkey or beef Wellington for main, and plenty of chocolate, Christmas pudding, port and cheese to cap things off.
  • foodie
  • child_friendly
  • great_breakfast
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • dog_friendly
  • pub_with_rooms
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • good_value
  • outdoor_dining
  • for_winelovers
  • walking
  • cycling
  • garden
13
The Goring

The Goring

London

Its family roots and boutique size give The Goring the sense of visiting a superbly enriching home, and as such it has a real intimacy to it that’s perfect for a cosy Christmas escape.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • gourmet
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • for_winelovers
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • foodie
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • great_breakfast
  • babyfriendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • outdoor_dining
  • electric_charging_point
  • dog_friendly
14
Moonfleet Manor

Moonfleet Manor

Fleet

‘As a family we have said we need to try to visit once a year at least,’ write readers after a visit to this child-friendly, dog-friendly hotel occupying a Georgian manor house above Chesil Beach.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • indoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • babyfriendly
  • parking
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • electric_charging_point
  • bird_watching
  • outdoor_dining
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • seaside
  • historic
15
Glenapp Castle

Glenapp Castle

Ballantrae

A castle sparkling with fairy lights, Glenapp Castle turns into a winter wonderland in December. Spend the season dining, stargazing, partying and even enjoying the odd spot of falconry.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • spa
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • wildlife_watching
  • parking
  • great_breakfast
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • babyfriendly
  • honeymoon
  • boutique
  • electric_charging_point
  • outdoor_dining
  • seaside
  • foodie
17
The Grand Hotel

The Grand Hotel

Eastbourne

A ‘perfect position for walking on the Downs and the beach’, this majestic, white Victorian hotel is on the seafront and has views stretching along the coast.
  • babyfriendly
  • child_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • dog_friendly
  • for_winelovers
  • garden
  • gym
  • historic
  • honeymoon
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • parking
  • romantic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • seaside
  • spa
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • weddings
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wifi
21
Kerswell Farmhouse

Kerswell Farmhouse

Totnes

Spectacular views across the rolling South Hams countryside towards Dartmoor are just one of the joys of Nichola and Graham Hawkins’s secluded farm B&B.
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • golf
  • great_breakfast
  • parking
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • wifi
  • historic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • veganfriendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • adultsonly
  • boutique
  • country_house

Many hotels have responded to the trend by creating special menus, Christmas packages and cosy celebrations. If you decide to delay your stay, check out our selection of the best hotels at Easter

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Last updated: January 30, 2023