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.
Christmas at the Lygon Arms

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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
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  • 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
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Woolley Grange

Woolley Grange - Gourmet Two Night Break Special Offer

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
  • parking
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • babyfriendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • country_house
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The Lygon Arms

The Lygon Arms - Summer Staycations 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
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Congham Hall

Congham Hall - Summer Adventure 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
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The Horn of Plenty

The Horn of Plenty - 2 night Escape to the Country 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
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • gourmet
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • great_breakfast
  • boutique
  • babyfriendly
  • outdoor_dining
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Hambleton Hall

Hambleton Hall - Summer Break 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
  • parking
  • walking
  • romantic
  • golf
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • wildlife_watching
  • honeymoon
  • electric_charging_point
  • wheelchair_accessible
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Lewtrenchard Manor

Lewtrenchard Manor - Twixmas Break Special Offer

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
  • parking
  • bird_watching
  • great_breakfast
  • horse_riding
  • boutique
  • foodie
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Chewton Glen

Chewton Glen - Summer Staycations 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
  • seaside
  • 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
  • horse_riding
  • parking
  • wildlife_watching
  • great_breakfast
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The Priory

The Priory - Three Nights for the Price of Two Midweek Staycation 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
  • gourmet
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • disabled_facilities
  • golf
  • mooring_available
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • walking
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • adultsonly
  • boutique
  • electric_charging_point
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Middlethorpe Hall & Spa

Middlethorpe Hall & Spa - From £129 per person per night 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
  • parking
  • 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
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Gliffaes

Gliffaes - Four Day 'Explore Wales' Special Offer

Crickhowell

A traditional hotel that excels at a traditional Christmas, Gliffaes brings bountiful Welsh charm to the festive season, with an 18ft tree dominating the hall and lots of carol singing on Christmas Eve.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • activities
  • disabled
  • babyfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • for_winelovers
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • romantic
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • tennis
  • parking
  • electric_charging_point
  • great_breakfast
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Bodysgallen Hall and Spa

Bodysgallen Hall and Spa - Four Nights for the Price of Three 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
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Lords of the Manor

Lords of the Manor - Midweek Dinner and Breakfast for Two 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
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Montagu Arms

Montagu Arms - 'Paddle to the Pub' 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
  • electric_charging_point
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • foodie
  • wildlife_watching
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Headlam Hall

Headlam Hall - Summer Escape Special Offer from £115 per person per night

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
  • parking
  • tennis
  • indoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • babyfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • romantic
  • historic
  • electric_charging_point
  • country_house
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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
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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
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Judges

Judges - 'Accommodation Special Rates' Special Offer

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
  • parking
  • country_house
  • conference_meeting
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
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The Traddock

The Traddock - Summer 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
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • fishing
  • gourmet
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • country_house
  • great_breakfast
  • historic
  • vegetarian_friendly
25% voucher
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Special offer
Seaham Hall

Seaham Hall - Four Night Staycation 25% Discount 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.
  • weddings
  • 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
  • gourmet
  • parking
  • walking
10% discount voucher
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The Dial House

The Dial House - Free In-Room Cocktail 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
10% discount voucher 25% voucher
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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
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Cuckoo Brow Inn

Cuckoo Brow Inn - Three Night 15% Discount Special Offer

Far Sawrey

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
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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
  • parking
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • foodie
  • restaurant_with_rooms
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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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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
  • gourmet
  • parking
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • weddings
  • garden
  • electric_charging_point
  • surfing
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Best UK hotels for a Christmas holiday

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Moonfleet Manor

Moonfleet Manor - Weekend Break Special Offer

Fleet

It’s one long round of fun at this family-friendly hotel, centred on a Georgian manor house overlooking Chesil Beach and the Fleet Lagoon.
  • 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
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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
  • parking
  • gourmet
  • for_winelovers
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • electric_charging_point
  • boutique
25% voucher
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Knockinaam Lodge

Knockinaam Lodge

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
  • boutique
10% discount voucher
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Kinloch Lodge

Kinloch Lodge

Isle of Skye

With views to take the breath away, this former hunting lodge owned by Lord and Lady Macdonald stands on the shores of Loch Na Dal at the foot of densely wooded Kinloch hill.
  • 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
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The Scarlet

The Scarlet

Mawgan Porth

While children let rip at sister hotel Bedruthan (previous entry), all is serene at the adults-only Scarlet, ‘perfectly located overlooking the beach and ocean’, with Ayurvedic-inspired spa and outdoor hot tubs.
  • 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
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The Seaside Boarding House

The Seaside Boarding House

Burton Bradstock

Order a crab sandwich on the terrace, gaze out over Lyme Bay from this white-painted hotel above Chesil Beach, and you can half imagine you’re in Edward Hopper’s Cape Cod.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • honeymoon
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • foodie
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
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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
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Glenapp Castle

Glenapp Castle

Ballantrae

With sweeping views of Ailsa Craig and the Mull of Kintyre, Paul and Poppy Szkiler’s Scottish Baronial-style castle hotel balances a ‘stunning, grand building’ with ‘relaxed luxury’.
  • 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
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The Crescent Turner Hotel

The Crescent Turner Hotel

Whitstable

Above the town, a newly built hotel with a ‘distant view of sea’ across fields and houses.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • seaside
  • vegetarian_friendly
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The Grand Hotel

The Grand Hotel

Eastbourne

‘Like an ocean liner’, this great, white Victorian edifice gazes over the water from the seafront of the resort town.
  • 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
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Woodlands Lodge Hotel

Woodlands Lodge Hotel

Southampton

Touring dogs and their discerning owners are warmly welcomed at Imogene and Robert Anglaret’s ‘perfect little dog-friendly hotel’ which has walkies straight into the surrounding New Forest.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • babyfriendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wheelchair_accessible
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The Crown Inn

The Crown Inn

PETERBOROUGH

Paths through open countryside lead to the shady horse chestnut tree that guards this pretty, thatch-roofed country inn.
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • pub_with_rooms
  • conference_meeting
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • babyfriendly
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Ballygally Castle

Ballygally Castle

Ballygally

Facing a sandy beach on the scenic Antrim Coast Road, a sociable hotel in a 17th-century baronial pile.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • disabled
  • babyfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
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Kerswell Farmhouse

Kerswell Farmhouse

Cornworthy

Named after the wells and cress beds fed by nearby springs, Nichola and Graham Hawkins’s B&B is enfolded by their small working farm.
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • golf
  • good_value
  • great_breakfast
  • parking
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • wifi

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: June 18, 2021