Best country hotels within two hours of London

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Beautiful hotels within two hours of London

Best country hotels within two hours of London

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Cliveden House

Cliveden House - Three Nights for the Price of Two Midweek Special Offer

Taplow

Redolent of its sometimes racy past, this veritable palazzo, designed by Sir Charles Barry in 1850 for the Duke of Sutherland, sits in National Trust pleasure grounds above the Thames.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • gourmet
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled_facilities
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • walking
  • historic
  • parking
  • electric_charging_point
  • gym
  • horse_riding
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • veganfriendly
  • babyfriendly
  • mooring_available
  • outdoor_dining
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Gravetye Manor

Gravetye Manor

East Grinstead

Deep in the Sussex countryside, a romantic Elizabethan manor house, built by an ironmaster for his bride, stands amid 1,000 acres of historically important gardens, pleasure grounds and woodland.
  • 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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Old Parsonage Hotel

Old Parsonage Hotel

Oxford

‘A stone’s throw from everything Oxford has to offer’, Jeremy Mogford’s second hotel (see the Old Bank) impressed our inspectors with its ‘peaceful, classy vibe’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • value
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • outdoor_dining
  • electric_charging_point
  • cycling
  • boutique
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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
  • walking
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The Pig in the Wall

The Pig in the Wall

Southampton

This little piggy, the babe in the litter of Robin Hutson’s Pig hotels, is set in a crenellated Georgian house and former pub built into the city’s medieval wall.
  • child_friendly
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • disabled_facilities
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • boutique
  • outdoor_dining
  • electric_charging_point
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Number One Port Hill

Number One Port Hill

Hertford

Filled with vintage glassware, ornaments and curios, Annie Rowley’s B&B in a historic market town mixes Georgian elegance with warmth of welcome, indulgent treats, and breakfast taken communally.
  • boutique
  • garden
  • historic
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wifi
  • adultsonly
  • guest_house
  • outdoor_dining
  • veganfriendly
  • walking
  • weddings
  • with_cooking_school
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
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Hever Castle B&B

Hever Castle B&B

Edenbridge

You can enjoy exclusive access to the grounds of Anne Boleyn's childhood home once the crowds have gone home when you stay in this ‘wonderful B&B for history lovers’, housed in the adjacent ‘Tudor village'.
  • babyfriendly
  • child_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • garden
  • historic
  • parking
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • weddings
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wifi
  • great_breakfast
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Gonville Hotel

Gonville Hotel

Cambridge

There is a relaxed ambience at this family-owned hotel overlooking Parker’s Piece, with smart contemporary bedrooms, relaxed dining, bicycles to borrow, jazz evenings and spa treatments.
  • child_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • dog_friendly
  • parking
  • spa
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wifi
  • outdoor_dining
  • boutique
  • garden
  • cycling
  • electric_charging_point
  • veganfriendly
  • weddings
  • gym
  • golf
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • rooms_with_a_view

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Best country hotels within two hours of London

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The Farmhouse at Redcoats

The Farmhouse at Redcoats - Foodie Staycation Package Special Offer

Hitchin

In serene countryside, this well-restored old farmhouse, with many features dating from the 15th century, stands in large, landscaped gardens.
  • babyfriendly
  • child_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • for_winelovers
  • garden
  • gourmet
  • parking
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • weddings
  • wifi
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • historic
  • outdoor_dining
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wheelchair_accessible
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The Dog at Wingham

The Dog at Wingham - Super Special Two Night Special Offer

Canterbury

More a stylish gastropub than a community hub, this historic inn has a loyal following of foodies who rave about its 'delicious meals'.
  • wifi
  • parking
  • golf
  • weddings
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • walking
  • pub_with_rooms
  • dog_friendly
  • child_friendly
  • outdoor_dining
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • babyfriendly
  • bird_watching
  • boutique
  • garden
  • historic
  • foodie
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The Fox at Willian

The Fox at Willian - Complimentary Gin & Tonic Special Offer

Willian

By the parish church in a quiet village mentioned in the Domesday Book, this inviting pub is a popular gathering place, liked for its ‘relaxed, jolly atmosphere’.
  • wifi
  • pub_with_rooms
  • parking
  • electric_charging_point
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • outdoor_dining
  • good_value
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • boutique
  • garden
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • veganfriendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • disabled_facilities
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Drakes

Drakes

Brighton

Indulge in a Pornstar Martini in the sea-facing cocktail bar at this stuccoed, bow-fronted Georgian seafront hotel, for this is Brighton, after all – hip, tolerant and fun.
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • disabled
  • gourmet
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • for_winelovers
  • boutique
  • foodie
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Old Bank Hotel

Old Bank Hotel

Oxford

Jeremy Mogford’s conversion of the old Barclays Bank gets credit from a Guide insider for its 'brilliant location, right in the city centre'.
  • child_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • gourmet
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • outdoor_dining
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • parking
  • weddings
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • honeymoon
  • cycling
  • electric_charging_point
  • historic
  • walking
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Duke House

Duke House

Cambridge

Tucked away in the city centre, within minutes of its historic colleges, this boutique B&B bolt-hole has a modern elegance in keeping with the house’s Victorian age, plus a pretty courtyard.
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • boutique
  • great_breakfast
  • babyfriendly
  • garden
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
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Number One Port Hill

Number One Port Hill

Hertford

Filled with vintage glassware, ornaments and curios, Annie Rowley’s B&B in a historic market town mixes Georgian elegance with warmth of welcome, indulgent treats, and breakfast taken communally.
  • boutique
  • garden
  • historic
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wifi
  • adultsonly
  • guest_house
  • outdoor_dining
  • veganfriendly
  • walking
  • weddings
  • with_cooking_school
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
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Artist Residence Brighton

Artist Residence Brighton

Brighton

Bohemian Brighton is artfully encapsulated in this Regency townhouse with its cool vibe, quirky furnishings and neighbourhood café-bar.
  • wifi
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • good_value
  • babyfriendly
  • child_friendly
  • boutique
  • great_breakfast
  • outdoor_dining
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Sopwell House Hotel

Sopwell House Hotel

St Albans

A favourite hangout of the England football team, the former home of Lord Louis Mountbatten is ‘well-run’, with contemporary bedrooms, cosseting suites, a good choice of eating and drinking spaces, and a magnificent spa.
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • country_house
  • garden
  • gym
  • historic
  • indoor_pool
  • parking
  • spa
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • weddings
  • wifi
  • electric_charging_point
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • outdoor_pool
  • outdoor_dining
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • veganfriendly
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University Arms

University Arms

Cambridge

An £80 million makeover of an old coaching inn has resulted in this splendid city hotel, which playfully references Cambridge in its décor, and serves retro classics and more exotic fare in Parker’s Tavern.
  • child_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wifi
  • weddings
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • gym
  • foodie
  • parking
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • cycling
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Brightonwave

Brightonwave

Brighton

Works by local artists adorn this owner-run Victorian townhouse B&B a short stroll from the pier, with individually styled bedrooms and many pleasing touches.
  • good_value
  • seaside
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wifi

When it comes to the end of the week we are all in the mood for a bit of escapism, but we don’t want to tire ourselves out with long travel times to get there.  Those who live in and around the city are blessed with a bounty of hotels, inns, spas and retreats that make for the perfect weekend trip from London.

Whether it’s a jaunt to the university city of Cambridge or a romantic break at a historic inn in Oxford; a Tudor inspired getaway in Kent (a.k.a the garden of England) complete with tours at some of the UK’s most famous vineyards, or a coastal trip to Southhampton. The variety of hotels near London provides a feast for ardent travellers who are short on time.

Boutique hotels in Hertfordshire, only a short drive outside London, as well as being easily accessible by train, include luxury spa breaks as well as decadent pubs with rooms. Hop on the train and Brighton is not far from London, offering retro beach holidays as well as a vibrant nightclub scene.

Last updated: June 15, 2024