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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Barwick

Tim and Emma Ford ‘set the standard for fine country dining and impeccable hospitality’ at their ‘unpretentious, enchanting’ restaurant-with-rooms, Guide readers agree.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • weddings
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Lewtrenchard Manor

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Lewdown

‘It’s up there with the top hotels we’ve stayed at,’ writes a reader this year of Sue and James Murray’s romantic rebuild of a Jacobean manor house, surrounded by parkland.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • gourmet
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • historic
  • disabled
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Montagu Arms

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Beaulieu

Two stone dogs guard the entrance of this country hotel in between High Street and the high waters of Beaulieu river.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • view
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Glenfinnan House Hotel

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Glenfinnan

A Victorian remodelling of an 18th-century inn, this stone mansion stands tall in a ‘beautiful situation’, with lawns stretching to the loch, and views of Ben Nevis.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
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Bank House

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King’s Lynn

Overlooking the historic quayside, this popular spot, ‘well used by locals’, is ‘just what one hopes for and expects from a hotel in a large town’.
  • child_friendly
  • value
  • wifi
  • historic
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The Old Railway Station

The Old Railway Station

Petworth

Pull into this converted train station and take up residence in one of the refurbished Pullman carriages on the disused tracks: ‘quirky and charming’, this is a B&B with a difference.
  • garden
  • value
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • historic
  • walking
  • b&b
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Llwyndu Farmhouse

Llwyndu Farmhouse

Barmouth

Rustic and folksy, Paula and Peter Thompson’s ‘quirky’ 16th-century farmhouse at the base of the Rhinog mountains is a ‘friendly, welcoming’ spot and a fine base for exploring a ‘lovely part of the country’.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • wifi
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The Star Inn

The Star Inn

Harome

In its ‘quiet village setting’ on the edge of the North York Moors, this 14th-century thatch-roofed inn looks pure chocolate box; as with all the best chocolate boxes, there is deliciousness within.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • wifi
  • gourmet