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Hygge, the Scandinavian way of life that’s implicit of all things good, wholesome, life affirming, and, in cold dark months, cosy as well, is the latest Scandi phenomena to fascinate the wider world just in time for Christmas, and we know a hotel or two that epitomise all of those things.  So here are ten of the Good Hotel Guide’s cosy hotels in the U.K and Ireland, or hotels for hygge!

Top cosy hotels in the UK

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The Rose & Crown

The Rose & Crown - 'Summer Escape' Special Offer

Barnard Castle

An 18th century coaching inn, The Rose and Crown was one of the 2020 Good Hotel Guide Editor’s choice pubs with rooms.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • pub_with_rooms
  • activities
  • disabled
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • wildlife_watching
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • outdoor_dining
  • electric_charging_point
  • foodie
  • cycling
  • vegetarian_friendly
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Special offer
Montagu Arms

Montagu Arms - 'Luxury Classic Car Break' Special Offer

Beaulieu

In a lovely village roamed by New Forest ponies, on the Beaulieu river, this Victorian Arts and Crafts inn is run as a luxurious, characterful hotel, with fine-dining restaurant and a pub in a 1920s wing.
  • 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
3
Lewtrenchard Manor

Lewtrenchard Manor

Okehampton

A luxury manor house hotel in Devon, don’t let the grandeur of Lewtrenchard Manor fool you; this place is very much a cosy hideaway.
  • 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
4
The Inn at Whitewell

The Inn at Whitewell

Clitheroe

Conjuring a sense of idiosyncratic aristocracy and home comforts, The Inn at Whitewell sits on the banks of the River Hodder and is brimming with blazing fires, antiques, paintings and eccentricity inside.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • activities
  • for_winelovers
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • wildlife_watching
  • honeymoon
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • foodie
  • outdoor_dining
  • cycling
  • historic
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • pub_with_rooms
5
The Star Inn at Harome

The Star Inn at Harome

Helmsley

Devotees of this thatched village pub-with-rooms with its Michelin-starred cooking and quirky style will be thrilled when it fully re-opens in autumn following 2021’s disastrous fire; rooms and breakfast, meanwhile, are unaffected.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • conference_meeting
  • pub_with_rooms
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • dog_friendly
  • foodie
  • for_winelovers
  • great_breakfast
  • historic
  • outdoor_dining
  • veganfriendly
  • babyfriendly
  • restaurant_with_rooms
6
Glenfinnan House Hotel

Glenfinnan House Hotel

Fort William

In a picture perfect location on the banks of Loch Shiel, Glenfinnan House Hotel is like something from JK Rowling’s imagination, and indeed the nearby Glenfinnan viaduct railway bridge was used in the Harry Potter films.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • country_house
  • honeymoon
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • boutique
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • weddings
7
Chapel House

Chapel House

Penzance

White, with splashes of contemporary colour characterise this historic boutique hotel in Penzance, where each of the six light and spacious bedrooms has a handmade oak bed and views over Penzance harbour.
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • romantic
  • babyfriendly
  • historic
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • great_breakfast
  • boutique
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • outdoor_dining
  • veganfriendly
  • surfing
8
Bank House

Bank House

King's Lynn

A Grade II Georgian town house hotel, set on the quayside, in the heart of the historic King’s Lynn, Bank House.
  • child_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • good_value
  • historic
  • outdoor_dining
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wifi
  • babyfriendly
  • boutique
  • walking
  • weddings
  • bird_watching
9
The Old Railway Station

The Old Railway Station

Petworth

Stay in a Pullman Carriage at The Old Railway Station in Petworth, in the heart of The South Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
  • garden
  • value
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • historic
  • walking
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • honeymoon
  • boutique
  • electric_charging_point
  • veganfriendly
10
Borrowdale Gates

Borrowdale Gates

Keswick

A luxury, four star hotel nestled into the Borrowdale Valley. This award-winning hotel has a gentility about it that beckons you to tuck into afternoon tea.
From £65 per night
  • child_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • garden
  • golf
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wifi
  • bird_watching
Last updated: August 19, 2022