Editor’s Choice Country House Hotels

Log fires, character defined over the centuries, warm and friendly service and excellent food, country house hotels have a particular charm all of their own. Expect homemade, food, local produce, antiques and four poster beds, not to mention some of the most glorious country views around.
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2024 Editor's Choice Country House Hotels

Editor’s Choice Country House Hotels

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Ty Mawr

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Brechfa

We hear great things of the new owners of the 17th-century ‘Big House’, a welcoming hotel on the edge of Brechfa Forest, with the River Marlais running by the garden. Readers praise the welcome, traditional and charming bedrooms, and nightly menus of locally sourced produce.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • activities
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • good_value
  • wildlife_watching
  • cycling
  • electric_charging_point
  • country_house
  • historic
  • parking
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
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The Priory

The Priory - Gin Stay Package Special Offer

Wareham

Standing where town meets Dorset countryside, in four acres of English cottage gardens bordered by the River Frome, this former monastery has many fans among our readers. You might play croquet on the lawn before a cream tea. Boat House rooms are right on the riverbank.
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • disabled_facilities
  • golf
  • mooring_available
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • walking
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • adultsonly
  • boutique
  • electric_charging_point
  • country_house
  • historic
  • parking
  • outdoor_dining
  • foodie
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Mallory Court

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Leamington Spa

Geared more to sybaritic luxury than to country pursuits, with spa breaks in place of hunting, shooting and fishing, this Edwardian mansion is a smart Relais & Châteaux hotel. Bedrooms are contemporary and stylish. There’s a fine-dining restaurant and spa, ten acres of grounds, and you can take the dog.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • spa
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • tennis
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • babyfriendly
  • golf
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • dog_friendly
  • foodie
  • gourmet
  • country_house
  • electric_charging_point
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • for_winelovers
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Viewfield House

Viewfield House

Portree

Kippers for breakfast. A glass of scotch by the drawing room fire. Suppers served in a dining room hung with ancestral portraits. Bedrooms furnished with good antiques… Iona and Jasper Buxton’s Georgian-cum-Victorian Skye mansion in 20 wooded acres is the very model of a warm, inviting Scottish country house.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • disabled_facilities
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • parking
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • dog_friendly
  • babyfriendly
  • country_house
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • great_breakfast
  • historic
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Langar Hall

Langar Hall

Langar

The spirit of the late Imogen Skirving lives on at this apricot-hued Georgian country house in the Vale of Belvoir, run today by the late chatelaine’s granddaughter Lila Arora. Every bedroom has its own personality and story. Gary Booth’s cooking is outstanding, the ambience faintly and delightfully eccentric.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • conference_meeting
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • for_winelovers
  • boutique
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • country_house
  • foodie
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • historic
  • outdoor_dining
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Lastingham Grange

Lastingham Grange

Lastingham

A devotee and regular return visitor to this country house on the edge of the moors sums it up perfectly: ‘It radiates comfort; delightful and friendly service from the Wood family; excellent food; a wonderful garden and marvellous location.’
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • country_house
  • dog_friendly
  • bird_watching
  • cycling
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • foodie
  • wildlife_watching
  • babyfriendly
  • child_friendly
  • parking
  • great_breakfast
  • outdoor_dining
  • wheelchair_accessible
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Gidleigh Park

Gidleigh Park

CHAGFORD

Reached by a narrow single-track road, on the edge of Dartmoor national park, 20th-century Tudor-style Gidleigh is the epitome of country-house luxury. Guests can have tea by the log-burner in a panelled drawing room or take a hamper into the grounds. Gorgeous views, Michelin-starred cuisine, Devon heaven.
From £115.00 per night
  • weddings
  • garden
  • fishing
  • disabled
  • country_house
  • child_friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • historic
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • walking
  • tennis
  • honeymoon
  • gourmet
  • great_breakfast
  • outdoor_dining
  • romantic
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wifi
  • bird_watching
  • veganfriendly
  • for_winelovers
  • foodie
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Enniscoe House

Enniscoe House

Ballina

At the foot of Mount Nephin, in wooded grounds on Lough Conn, Susan Kellett’s Georgian ancestral home is a dream of an Irish country house, a little quaint, dated, charming, filled with antiques, portraits, hunting trophies. At night guests get together over drinks before a convivial dinner of organic produce.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • historic
  • country_house
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • golf
  • bird_watching
  • wildlife_watching
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The Old Rectory Hotel

The Old Rectory Hotel

Martinhoe

Huw Rees and Sam Rees Prosser have created their dream hotel – a place where friends would like to stay – in a remote situation between Exmoor and the Bristol Channel. A house-party atmosphere prevails, with guests invited to join the hosts for drinks and canapés before a locally sourced dinner from a nightly changing menu.
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • disabled
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • parking
  • wildlife_watching
  • foodie
  • country_house
  • adultsonly
  • electric_charging_point
  • fishing
  • horse_riding
  • surfing
  • veganfriendly
  • boutique
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • historic
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Warwick Hall

Warwick Hall

Carlisle

Interiors are presented in classic country-house style at this dog-friendly mansion on a wooded estate looped by the River Eden. Country pursuits include fishing and pheasant shooting, while tea by the fire and home cooking of locally sourced produce lend a house-party feel.
  • child_friendly
  • wifi
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • country_house
  • walking
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • weddings
  • fishing
  • historic
  • electric_charging_point
  • bird_watching
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • cycling
  • tennis
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • golf
  • veganfriendly

2023 Editor's Choice Country House Hotels

Editor’s Choice Country House Hotels

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Bodysgallen Hall and Spa

Bodysgallen Hall and Spa - 25% Discount Spring Special Offer

Llandudno

This Tudor Gothic-style Elizabethan mansion, extended over centuries, overlooks parkland with a rare 17th-century parterre, walled rose garden, cascade, lily pond and follies.
  • 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
  • bird_watching
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • foodie
  • parking
  • romantic
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Knockinaam Lodge

Knockinaam Lodge - Romantic Two Night Special Offer

Portpatrick

Where the road ends and the Irish Sea begins, this former Victorian hunting lodge with a private cove is secluded, unapologetically traditional and rich in comforts and good food.
  • 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
  • electric_charging_point
  • bird_watching
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • babyfriendly
  • country_house
  • great_breakfast
  • outdoor_dining
  • parking
  • foodie
  • veganfriendly
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Plumber Manor

Plumber Manor - Spring/Summer Three Night Special Offer

Sturminster Newton

For over 50 years the Prideaux-Brune family have welcomed guests to their ancestral Jacobean manor house in an English country garden with the Divelish stream skipping through.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • golf
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • babyfriendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • historic
  • weddings
  • electric_charging_point
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • cycling
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Middlethorpe Hall & Spa

Middlethorpe Hall & Spa - 'Tailor-Made Break' Special Offer

York

First-time visitors can’t help but stand and stare at this exquisite country house, with its William and Mary symmetry and 20 acres of gardens and parkland.
  • weddings
  • garden
  • spa
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • 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
  • bird_watching
  • electric_charging_point
  • gym
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • wildlife_watching
  • outdoor_dining
  • parking
  • cycling
  • golf
  • child_friendly
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Cringletie House

Cringletie House - 'Winter at Cringletie' 25% Discount Package Special Offer

Peebles

‘Expensive but very comfortable' with 'excellent food', this Victorian Scottish baronial hotel on a 28-acre estate combines luxury with unforced family and dog-friendliness.
  • babyfriendly
  • child_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • country_house
  • disabled_facilities
  • dog_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • fishing
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  • horse_riding
  • parking
  • romantic
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • weddings
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wifi
  • veganfriendly
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • foodie
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Ees Wyke Country House

Ees Wyke Country House - Two Night Stay Special Offer

Ambleside

‘This is one of the best country houses we have stayed in,’ writes a reader, of this white-painted Georgian gentleman’s residence with glorious views over Esthwaite Water to the Langdale Pikes.
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • historic
  • rooms_with_a_view
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  • great_breakfast
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  • electric_charging_point
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • foodie
  • parking
  • fishing
  • guest_house
  • veganfriendly
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Farlam Hall

Farlam Hall

Brampton

There is a relaxed, timeless ambience at this grown-up 19th-century country house (Relais & Château), but things have moved on apace, with fine dining now at the very heart of the operation.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • country_house
  • golf
  • bird_watching
  • fishing
  • great_breakfast
  • electric_charging_point
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • for_winelovers
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • foodie
  • cycling
  • historic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wildlife_watching
  • boutique
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • parking
  • gourmet
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Hazel Bank

Hazel Bank

Keswick

For many guests, Hazel Bank is the epitome of a small country-house hotel, offering 'fantastic food, a great wine selection, charming hosts' along with the a picturesque valley setting, captivating views and walks from the doorstep.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • adultsonly
  • country_house
  • great_breakfast
  • foodie
  • wildlife_watching
  • cycling
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • parking
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Currarevagh House

Currarevagh House

Oughterard

‘A winding drive through woodland takes you back in time’ to Henry and Lucy Hodgson’s Victorian country house on a 180-acre estate on the shores of Lough Corrib.
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • horse_riding
  • wildlife_watching
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • great_breakfast
  • electric_charging_point
  • historic
  • mooring_available
  • parking
  • foodie
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The Old Rectory Hotel

The Old Rectory Hotel

Martinhoe

In an isolated hamlet on the edge of Exmoor national park, where hog-backed cliffs tower above the Bristol Channel, this hotel, in a handsome rectory dating back to the 16th century, 'goes from strength to strength'.
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • disabled
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • parking
  • wildlife_watching
  • foodie
  • country_house
  • adultsonly
  • electric_charging_point
  • fishing
  • horse_riding
  • surfing
  • veganfriendly
  • boutique
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • historic

2022 Editor's Choice Country House Hotels

Editor’s Choice Country House Hotels

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Hambleton Hall

Hambleton Hall - Winter and Early Spring Escape Special Offer

Oakham

The sumptuous bedrooms here have fabulous views of Rutland Water and are filled with luxury fabrics, plump cushions and sofas – all kept to perfection by tip-top housekeeping. The restaurant has the UK’s longest-held single Michelin star.
  • 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
  • walking
  • romantic
  • golf
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • wildlife_watching
  • honeymoon
  • electric_charging_point
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • cycling
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • for_winelovers
  • parking
  • guest_house
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Pen-y-Dyffryn

Pen-y-Dyffryn - 20% Discount Special Offer

Oswestry

Set among flower-filled gardens in a secluded, green valley, this old rectory is a highly pleasing prospect. There’s tea and cake on arrival, individually styled bedrooms, ‘superb food’ in the restaurant, and smoked haddock at breakfast.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • golf
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  • country_house
  • cycling
  • veganfriendly
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
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  • great_breakfast
  • guest_house
  • electric_charging_point
  • outdoor_dining
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Tudor Farmhouse

Tudor Farmhouse - 'Autumn Leaves Package' Special Offer

Clearwell

This beautifully converted stone farmhouse in the Forest of Dean has sleek, contemporary rooms with just a touch of rusticity in the beams and exposed stone walls. Book a foraging or wildlife safari, returning to buttered crumpets for tea.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • golf
  • fishing
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • boutique
  • babyfriendly
  • cycling
  • wildlife_watching
  • foodie
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • great_breakfast
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
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Llangoed Hall

Llangoed Hall

Brecon

Art lovers will love this romantic place, which has works by Sickert, Whistler and Augustus John. Staying here feels like an Edwardian country house weekend, with aristocratic, antique-filled interiors and 17 acres of landscaped gardens.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
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  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • gourmet
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • for_winelovers
  • babyfriendly
  • parking
  • veganfriendly
  • ecofriendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • child_friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • foodie
  • boutique
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The Millstream

The Millstream

Chichester

In a pretty harbourside village, these former 17th-century workers’ cottages are set in gardens with a stream running through. Bedrooms are light and restful, the restaurant highly praised.
  • weddings
  • garden
  • fishing
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • bird_watching
  • parking
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  • vegetarian_friendly
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  • veganfriendly
  • seaside
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  • child_friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • historic
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Summer Lodge

Summer Lodge

Evershot

This sprawling dower house – enlarged with the help of local architect Thomas Hardy in 1893 – has traditional bedrooms in florals and stripes, and grand public rooms heaving with antiques.
From £60 per night
  • weddings
  • swimming
  • garden
  • spa
  • wifi
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • for_winelovers
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  • conferencemeeting_friendly
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  • romantic
  • tennis
  • great_breakfast
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  • walking
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  • golf
  • horse_riding
  • honeymoon
  • foodie
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Langar Hall

Langar Hall

Langar

At the end of a long avenue of lime trees, this golden-hued Georgian house offers ‘quietly eccentric’ rooms decorated in pretty prints and filled with antiques, paintings and books. Couples can book a chalet by the croquet lawn.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • conference_meeting
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • for_winelovers
  • boutique
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • country_house
  • foodie
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • historic
  • outdoor_dining
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Hotel Endsleigh

Hotel Endsleigh

Tavistock

The Grade I listed parkland, with its dells, follies and grottoes, was designed by Humphry Repton, and would be a draw on its own, but Olga Polizzi has completed the pastoral idyll with her exquisite interiors in this cottage orné.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
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  • conference_meeting
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  • foodie
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  • great_breakfast
  • electric_charging_point
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • babyfriendly
  • outdoor_dining
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The Grasmere Hotel

The Grasmere Hotel

Grasmere

The Winsland family run this handsome Victorian house in a riverside setting with unfailing dedication. Guests love the views of Helm Crag, the well-appointed bedrooms, the lounges to relax in, and excellent Cumbrian breakfasts.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • wifi
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • country_house
  • great_breakfast
  • boutique
  • foodie
  • historic
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Kinloch House

Kinloch House

Blairgowrie

An imposing Victorian mansion in large grounds, Kinloch has an oak-panelled hall, library and portrait gallery, but it also manages to be a snug, homely sort of place, with roaring fires and plush bedrooms with views of Marlee Loch.
  • weddings
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • country_house
  • conference_meeting
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • parking
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wildlife_watching
  • great_breakfast
  • historic

2021 Editor's Choice Country House Hotels

Editor’s Choice Country House Hotels

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Headlam Hall

Headlam Hall - 'Spring Revival' Special Offer

Darlington

The warm welcome and informal atmosphere at Headlam are much praised by readers. That’s not to say that certain traditions aren’t observed, but alongside afternoon tea, fine dining and period features, there is a spa and modern touches.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • indoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • babyfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • romantic
  • historic
  • electric_charging_point
  • country_house
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • walking
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • parking
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Corse Lawn House

Corse Lawn House

Corse Lawn

As the decades have rolled by, this handsome Queen Anne-style house beside a pond quacking with ducks has resisted fads and fashions without compromising on quality. Returning guests love its peach- coloured rooms, loose-leaf tea and G&Ts on the terrace.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • tennis
  • indoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • babyfriendly
  • good_value
  • outdoor_dining
  • country_house
  • boutique
  • electric_charging_point
  • walking
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Gravetye Manor

Gravetye Manor

East Grinstead

Jeremy and Elizabeth Hosking’s Elizabethan manor enjoys the perfect setting, with beautiful gardens amid 1,000 acres of woodland. Inside, it’s just as good, with slick service, antique-filled rooms and Michelin-starred dining.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
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  • gourmet
  • for_winelovers
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  • wildlife_watching
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The House at Temple Sowerby

The House at Temple Sowerby

Penrith

Dine on fine food in a circular conservatory overlooking a walled garden at this Georgian house in the Eden valley. Bedrooms are homely and traditional, but with crucial spoiling extras, such as spa baths and hydrotherapy showers.
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • conference_meeting
  • activities
  • wine
  • vegetarian_friendly
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  • great_breakfast
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  • electric_charging_point
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  • cycling
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The Torridon

The Torridon

TORRIDON

A long drive along a single track leads to this Victorian hunting lodge in a spectacular location overlooking Loch Torridon. Kayak, hike and star-gaze; dine on the best Highland produce. Bedrooms have mesmerising views.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
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  • cycling
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  • romantic
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  • honeymoon
  • vegetarian_friendly
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  • boutique
  • foodie
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  • wheelchair_accessible
  • fishing
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Currarevagh House

Currarevagh House

Oughterard

The past is a foreign country at this beautiful 180-acre estate beside Lough Corrib; it has been in the same family since 1890. Step back into another era: no door keys, no TV, and a gong to summon you for a delicious four-course dinner.
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
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  • horse_riding
  • wildlife_watching
  • vegetarian_friendly
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  • great_breakfast
  • electric_charging_point
  • historic
  • mooring_available
  • parking
  • foodie
7
Grove of Narberth

Grove of Narberth

Narberth

This beautifully restored Jacobean mansion oozes laid-back luxury, from four-posters to candlelit dining. Add to that views of the Preseli hills, extensive grounds, and one of Pembrokeshire’s prettiest market towns just down the road.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • disabled
  • babyfriendly
  • dog_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
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  • conferencemeeting_friendly
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  • wildlife_watching
  • romantic
  • boutique
  • country_house
  • electric_charging_point
  • foodie
  • historic
  • honeymoon
  • outdoor_dining
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
9
Kinloch House

Kinloch House

Blairgowrie

Marcello Tully’s destination restaurant is reason enough to visit this heirloom-filled former hunting lodge owned by Lord and Lady Macdonald. The setting is pretty special, too, with spectacular views of Loch Na Dal from some of the rooms.
  • weddings
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • country_house
  • conference_meeting
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • rooms_with_a_view
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  • parking
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wildlife_watching
  • great_breakfast
  • historic
10
The Newt in Somerset

The Newt in Somerset

Castle Cary

As well as grand Georgian architecture, refined interiors, and a spa at The Newt, you will find a treetop walk, wild swimming pool, ice-cream parlour, and even an interactive gardening museum. And don’t forget the cyder bar.
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • walking
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wifi
  • wildlife_watching
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • historic
  • foodie
  • garden
  • honeymoon
  • great_breakfast
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • spa
  • disabled_facilities
  • electric_charging_point
  • gym
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • outdoor_dining
  • outdoor_pool
  • child_friendly

2020 Editor's Choice Country House Hotels

Editor’s Choice Country House Hotels

1
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Bodysgallen Hall and Spa

Bodysgallen Hall and Spa - 25% Discount Spring Special Offer

Llandudno

Coats of arms adorn this 17th century mansion in magnificently restored gardens and parkland, run as a hotel and spa by the National Trust, with views of Snowdonia. Tea in a panelled lounge, fine dining and an aura of professionalism are hallmarks.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • spa
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
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  • wheelchair_accessible
  • rooms_with_a_view
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  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • foodie
  • parking
  • romantic
2
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Hartwell House

Hartwell House - Three Nights for the Price of Two Special Offer

Aylesbury

Once home to French royalty in exile, this National Trust-owned mansion brims with antiques, paintings, tapestries. Despite the grandeur, it’s unstuffy. Play croquet. Dress down for the café/bar, dress up for fine dining.
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
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  • dog_friendly
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  • wildlife_watching
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • foodie
3
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Hambleton Hall

Hambleton Hall - Winter and Early Spring Escape Special Offer

Oakham

The superlative staff, outstanding cuisine and sumptuously appointed bedrooms have won unstinting praise this year for the Harts’ former hunting lodge turned hotel. Beautifully landscaped gardens are bordered by shimmering Rutland Water.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • country_house
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  • cycling
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • for_winelovers
  • parking
  • guest_house
4
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The Priory

The Priory - Gin Stay Package Special Offer

Wareham

Flower-filled gardens border the River Frome from this 16th-century former priory. You can take lunch alfresco, afternoon tea by the fire in a cosy lounge, dine very well in the Garden restaurant. Some bedrooms are in the Boathouse on the riverbank.
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • disabled_facilities
  • golf
  • mooring_available
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • walking
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • adultsonly
  • boutique
  • electric_charging_point
  • country_house
  • historic
  • parking
  • outdoor_dining
  • foodie
5
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Lords of the Manor

Lords of the Manor - 'Taste of the Cotswolds' Special Offer

Upper Slaughter

In a gentle Cotswold landscape, this cherished 17th-century manor house and former rectory is furnished with antiques, the walls hung with portraits of past rectors. You can take tea by the fire or in lovely gardens, dine formally or informally.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • country_house
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • parking
  • romantic
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  • for_winelovers
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  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • honeymoon
  • electric_charging_point
  • foodie
7
Hotel Endsleigh

Hotel Endsleigh

Tavistock

A very special place, Olga Polizzi’s ducal fishing lodge stands in an Arcadian landscape with the Tamar running through. The relaxed chic style mixes contemporary touches with period furnishings, in perfect harmony with the historic building.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
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  • honeymoon
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  • boutique
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  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • great_breakfast
  • electric_charging_point
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • babyfriendly
  • outdoor_dining
8
The Mustard Seed at Echo Lodge

The Mustard Seed at Echo Lodge

Ballingarry

Flower-filled public rooms, elegant dining and the welcoming host win praise for this hotel, a fine 19th-century parochial house and former nunnery, in terraced gardens. Traditionally styled bedrooms have truly charming individual touches.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • conference_meeting
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  • foodie
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9
Lime Wood

Lime Wood

Lyndhurst

Starry and glamorous yet relaxed, this rebuilt and extended Georgian lodge offers all you could look for in a country house hotel and spa. A perfect blend of traditional hospitality and 21st-century luxury, in a bucolic New Forest setting.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
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  • celebrity_chef
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  • great_breakfast
  • electric_charging_point
  • veganfriendly
10
Douneside House

Douneside House

Tarland

The Edwardian interiors of this Scots Revival former holiday home of the MacRobert family have been lovingly preserved in a recent makeover. Furnished with antiques, it stands in beautifully landscaped gardens. At dinner Scottish ingredients shine.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • spa
  • wifi
  • parking
  • tennis
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
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  • historic
  • conference_meeting
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  • wheelchair_accessible
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • foodie
  • boutique
  • wildlife_watching
  • outdoor_dining
  • electric_charging_point
  • veganfriendly

2019 Editor's Choice Country House Hotels

Editor’s Choice Country House Hotels

1
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Askham Hall

Askham Hall - Luxury Foodie Mid-Week Break Special Offer

Penrith

The Lowther family’s Grade I listed ancestral home has a relaxed, house-party feel, with historic and personal touches – old photographs, a priest hole, perhaps a four-poster or antique bath, topiary garden and free-ranging livestock. Great food and wine, too.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • rooms_with_a_view
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  • historic
  • view
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  • babyfriendly
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  • parking
2
Llangoed Hall

Llangoed Hall

Brecon

The late Sir Bernard Ashley’s art collection still adorns this Jacobean mansion remodelled by Clough Williams Ellis. An Edwardian house-party atmosphere prevails, with fresh flowers, new-laid eggs from happy hens,
  • weddings
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
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  • wheelchair_accessible
  • foodie
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3
Brockencote Hall

Brockencote Hall

Chaddesley Corbett

Guests drive through woodland to discover this château-style Victorian mansion with a romantic lake, fountain and ancient dovecote. Afternoon tea can be taken by the fire in a panelled library hung with oil paintings. Elegant bedrooms are supplied with all comforts.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • fishing
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • tennis
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
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  • for_winelovers
  • vegetarian_friendly
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4
Gravetye Manor

Gravetye Manor

East Grinstead

A romantic Elizabethan manor house in well-tended gardens, Michelin-starred cooking in a dramatic glass-walled new dining room, log fires in comfy lounges, and every imaginable comfort combine at this perennial Guide favourite.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
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  • gourmet
  • for_winelovers
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  • electric_charging_point
  • bird_watching
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • veganfriendly
5
Langar Hall

Langar Hall

Langar

One of the Guide’s most characterful hotels, this apricot-washed Georgian mansion might be a private house, with its many idiosyncratic charms. Antique clocks tick. Walls are hung with artworks. Pretty, old- fashioned, individually styled bedrooms overlook magical grounds.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • conference_meeting
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • for_winelovers
  • boutique
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • country_house
  • foodie
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  • historic
  • outdoor_dining
8
Temple House

Temple House

Ballymote

Guests gather for drinks by a log fire before sitting down together to dine, house-party style, at this classic Georgian mansion in parkland overlooking medieval castle ruins. Antiques, hunting prints, a stag’s head and fossil collection make for interesting browsing.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • bandb
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • historic
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • golf
  • parking
  • babyfriendly
  • bird_watching
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • cycling
  • romantic
  • electric_charging_point
9
The Hare and Hounds

The Hare and Hounds

Tetbury

Wooded grounds surround this Victorian Cotswold stone house, built by the founder of neighbouring Westonbirt Arboretum. Interiors are stylish, but log fires, tweedy armchairs and a library of curios lend a private-house feel. Well-mannered hounds are welcome.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • honeymoon
  • conference_meeting
  • country_house
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • outdoor_dining
  • veganfriendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • electric_charging_point
10
Lympstone Manor

Lympstone Manor

Exmouth

Celebrity chef Michael Caines’s perfectionism is everywhere apparent in this beautifully restored Georgian mansion on the Exe estuary. From watercolours and water colours (an estuary-inspired palette) to Michelin-starred cooking, everything is tiptop.
  • disabled_facilities
  • country_house
  • for_winelovers
  • gourmet
  • garden
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
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  • horse_riding
  • outdoor_dining
  • seaside
  • tennis
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • babyfriendly
  • outdoor_pool

2018 Editor's Choice Country House Hotels

Editor’s Choice Country House Hotels

1
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Chewton Glen

Chewton Glen - 'Your Stay Your Way' £100 Credit Special Offer

New Milton

This quintessential English country house with spa, pools, kids’ club, elegant bedrooms and fun tree houses, hits all the right luxurious notes for a romantic or family stay.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
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  • with_cooking_school
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  • seaside
2
Longueville Manor

Longueville Manor

St Saviour

'Absolutely faultless from the moment we arrived', Malcolm and Patricia Lewis's manor-house hotel (Relais & Châteaux) sits in landscaped gardens with a lake and specimen trees.
  • child_friendly
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  • walking
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
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  • for_winelovers
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  • foodie
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3
Farlam Hall

Farlam Hall

Brampton

There is a relaxed, timeless ambience at this grown-up 19th-century country house (Relais & Château), but things have moved on apace, with fine dining now at the very heart of the operation.
  • weddings
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4
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.
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  • value
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
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5
Lewtrenchard Manor

Lewtrenchard Manor

Okehampton

A ‘stunning Jacobean building’ is, astonishingly, largely the creation of Victorian squire, parson and prolific author the Revd Sabine Baring-Gould.
  • weddings
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6
Gilpin Hotel and Lake House

Gilpin Hotel and Lake House

Windermere

With its indulgent bedrooms, Michelin-starred dining, attentive staff and guaranteed privacy, many look to Gilpin as the ultimate in Lakeland luxury.
  • weddings
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  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • wifi
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  • adultsonly
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7
Currarevagh House

Currarevagh House

Oughterard

‘A winding drive through woodland takes you back in time’ to Henry and Lucy Hodgson’s Victorian country house on a 180-acre estate on the shores of Lough Corrib.
  • golf
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  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
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9
Glenapp Castle

Glenapp Castle

Ballantrae

A tree-lined drive leads to this splendid Victorian Scottish baronial pile and luxury hotel in landscaped grounds, where dinner can be a grand occasion or a more informal affair.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
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  • fishing
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10
Grove of Narberth

Grove of Narberth

Narberth

In a hillside glade, this once-derelict country house has been beautifully made over, with attention to guests’ comfort, real fires, good textiles, fine dining restaurant and simpler artisan fare.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • disabled
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  • conferencemeeting_friendly
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  • honeymoon
  • outdoor_dining
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly

2017 Editor's Choice Country House Hotels

Editor’s Choice Country House Hotels

1
Special offer
Hambleton Hall

Hambleton Hall - Winter and Early Spring Escape Special Offer

Oakham

‘Could a summer day get any better than sitting in a beautiful garden, gazing down over manicured hedges and a fountain, to Rutland Water gleaming in the sunshine?’
  • weddings
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  • bird_watching
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  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
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  • golf
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  • honeymoon
  • electric_charging_point
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  • cycling
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • for_winelovers
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  • guest_house
2
Special offer
Lords of the Manor

Lords of the Manor - 'Taste of the Cotswolds' Special Offer

Upper Slaughter

Winding lanes lead to this 17th-century former rectory, ‘a bit hidden away’, in a ‘gorgeous location’, in 'beautifully maintained' gardens on the River Eye.
  • weddings
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  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
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  • gourmet
  • country_house
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  • vegetarian_friendly
  • honeymoon
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3
Special offer
Askham Hall

Askham Hall - Luxury Foodie Mid-Week Break Special Offer

Penrith

With a Michelin-starred restaurant, Grade II listed garden, 17th-century pele tower and French drawing room, Askham Hall sounds as if it might be very formal; not a bit of it.
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Lake Country House Hotel & Spa

Lake Country House Hotel & Spa

Llangammarch Wells

A Victorian mock-Tudor fishing lodge in wooded grounds on the River Irfon is today a spa hotel and foodie destination with a country house ambience and views to the Cambrian mountains.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
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Lewtrenchard Manor

Lewtrenchard Manor

Okehampton

A ‘stunning Jacobean building’ is, astonishingly, largely the creation of Victorian squire, parson and prolific author the Revd Sabine Baring-Gould.
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  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
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  • parking
  • cycling
  • outdoor_dining
  • boutique
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Gilpin Hotel and Lake House

Gilpin Hotel and Lake House

Windermere

With its indulgent bedrooms, Michelin-starred dining, attentive staff and guaranteed privacy, many look to Gilpin as the ultimate in Lakeland luxury.
  • weddings
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • wine
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • for_winelovers
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2016 Editor's Choice Country House Hotels

Editor’s Choice Country House Hotels

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Chewton Glen

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New Milton

This quintessential English country house with spa, pools, kids’ club, elegant bedrooms and fun tree houses, hits all the right luxurious notes for a romantic or family stay.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
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Rothay Manor

Rothay Manor

Ambleside

They're serious about their food at this idyllic manor house hotel on the outskirts of Ambleside, with walks from the door and superb facilities for both humans and their four-legged friends.
  • bird_watching
  • disabled_facilities
  • dog_friendly
  • garden
  • gourmet
  • horse_riding
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • rooms_with_a_view
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  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • weddings
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wifi
  • boutique
  • country_house
  • gym
  • parking
  • electric_charging_point
  • historic
  • foodie
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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
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Glenapp Castle

Glenapp Castle

Ballantrae

A tree-lined drive leads to this splendid Victorian Scottish baronial pile and luxury hotel in landscaped grounds, where dinner can be a grand occasion or a more informal affair.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
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  • tennis
  • country_house
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  • vegetarian_friendly
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  • boutique
  • electric_charging_point
  • outdoor_dining
  • seaside
  • foodie
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Lime Wood

Lime Wood

Lyndhurst

A New Forest bolt-hole, this country house hotel has an easy glamour, romantic and family-friendly rooms, heart-warming Italian food and top-notch spa.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
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  • wifi
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Last updated: May 19, 2024