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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Little Barwick House

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Yeovil

‘So relaxing and homely, but with style and much attention to detail,’ Emma and Tim Ford’s ‘absolutely delightful’, ‘tranquil’ restaurant-with-rooms is the ‘complete package’, say Guide readers this year.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • for_wine-lovers
  • wi-fi
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Lewtrenchard Manor

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Okehampton

‘Can only talk in superlatives,’ writes a reader this year of Sue and James Murray’s historic manor house.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • gourmet
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • golf
  • for_wine-lovers
  • fishing
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wi-fi
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Montagu Arms

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Beaulieu

‘We had breakfast in the restaurant overlooking the most attractive garden,’ write readers, well pleased with this hotel in a New Forest village on Beaulieu Water.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • conference_meeting
  • gourmet
  • view
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • wi-fi
  • electric_charging_point
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Glenfinnan House Hotel

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Fort William

Built for a veteran of Culloden and remodelled in Victorian times, Jane MacFarlane’s stone mansion stands in a breathtaking situation on the shores of Loch Shiel, with views of Ben Nevis and the Glenfinnan Monument.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • country_house
  • honeymoon
  • vegan-friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wi-fi
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Bank House

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King's Lynn

Jeannette and Anthony Goodrich’s investment has reaped a rich return, converting a former bank – albeit one in a Georgian Grade II* listed town house admired by Sir Nikolaus Pevsner – into a ‘very attractive’ boutique hotel.
  • child_friendly
  • value
  • wifi
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • boutique
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • wi-fi
  • pub_with_rooms
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Llwyndu Farmhouse

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Barmouth

It’s easy to unwind at ‘welcoming’ Peter and Paula Thompson’s ‘super little hotel’ overlooking Cardigan Bay and the Lleyn peninsula.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wi-fi
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The Star Inn at Harome

The Star Inn at Harome

Helmsley

‘Wow, what a wonderful place this is!’ A regular reader lauded Andrew Pern’s restaurant-with-rooms on the edge of the North York Moors, which has a Michelin star and ambience on tap.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • conference_meeting
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • pub_with_rooms
  • vegetarian_friendly
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The Old Railway Station

The Old Railway Station

Petworth

Now a ‘gracious’ B&B, this restored Victorian train station and princely Pullman carriages on disused tracks ooze the romance of travel’s golden age.
  • garden
  • value
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • historic
  • walking
  • b&b
  • wi-fi
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • disabled_facilities
  • vegetarian_friendly
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Last updated: June 15, 2019