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2023 Editor's Choice Quirky Hotels

Editor’s Choice Quirky Hotels

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Southernhay House

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Exeter

A Roman Doric portico makes a swanky statement about this Grade II-listed Georgian house, but within lies a stylish yet relaxed and fun boutique hotel.
  • wifi
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • boutique
  • romantic
  • garden
  • historic
  • outdoor_dining
  • great_breakfast
  • adultsonly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • cycling
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The Old Railway Station

The Old Railway Station

Petworth

One of Britain’s prettiest disused stations is today an excellent B&B, with bedrooms in the station building and restored Pullman coaches, cream teas served in the waiting room or on the platform, while breakfast is truly first class.
  • garden
  • value
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • historic
  • walking
  • honeymoon
  • boutique
  • good_value
  • great_breakfast
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
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Jeake’s House

Jeake’s House

Rye

Swathed with creepers and bedecked with flowers, this wildly atmospheric B&B stands on a cobbled street in a medieval citadel with views over Romney Marsh.
  • dog_friendly
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • historic
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • good_value
  • great_breakfast
  • veganfriendly
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Howtown Hotel

Howtown Hotel

Penrith

If you want a hotel with hi-tech wizardry and hot tubs, this place is not for you, but ‘if you are happy with traditional hospitality’ and ‘like to be cosseted, Howtown Hotel will do nicely’.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • horse_riding
  • wildlife_watching
  • bird_watching
  • dog_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • parking
  • country_house
  • historic
  • wheelchair_accessible
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The Rookery

The Rookery

London

Hip eateries and bars have supplanted hovels and bawdy houses in this once-notorious area, but behind the 18th-century facade of three shop-houses Georgian London lives on.
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • boutique
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The Gunton Arms

The Gunton Arms

Thorpe Market

‘A fun take on a gallery crossed with an old boozer, and a good-value one at that’, this former steward’s house in a 1,000-acre deer park is an ‘anything-but-traditional’ pub-with-rooms, say inspectors.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • pub_with_rooms
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • historic
  • view
  • disabled_facilities
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • romantic
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • babyfriendly
  • country_house
  • wildlife_watching
  • bird_watching
  • foodie
  • parking
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • veganfriendly
  • boutique
  • good_value
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Castle Leslie Estate

Castle Leslie Estate

Glaslough

Gorgeous interiors and a friendly, informal ambience are a winning combination at Susan Stuart’s beautiful B&B, where every bedroom has a sea view, and breakfast is quite special.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • spa
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • golf
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • for_winelovers
  • horse_riding
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • great_breakfast
  • wildlife_watching
  • honeymoon
  • babyfriendly
  • gourmet
  • dog_friendly
  • boutique
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • cycling
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The 25 Boutique B&B

The 25 Boutique B&B

Torquay

This delightfully eccentric boutique B&B, a stroll from Torquay’s seafront, has won numerous awards for its singular style and luxurious standards.
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • seaside
  • adultsonly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • boutique
  • great_breakfast
  • romantic
  • walking
  • electric_charging_point
  • guest_house
  • veganfriendly
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The Dial House

The Dial House

Norwich

Highly idiosyncratic and seriously fun, this hotel features bedrooms themed on the Georgian Grand Tour and Victorian global gallivanting.
  • child_friendly
  • wifi
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • romantic
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • weddings
  • dog_friendly
  • boutique
  • historic
  • country_house
  • outdoor_dining
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • bird_watching
  • cycling
  • golf
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • parking
  • walking
  • foodie
  • great_breakfast
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The Fife Arms

The Fife Arms

Braemar

Swiss gallerists Iwan and Manuela Wirth have had a creative fling at this Victorian coaching inn in a Cairngorms village famed for its Highland Games, filling interiors with important artworks and Victoriana, though menus are short, the cooking spare and elegant.
  • wifi
  • walking
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • garden
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • boutique
  • great_breakfast
  • romantic
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • child_friendly
  • bird_watching
  • golf
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • fishing
  • spa
  • veganfriendly
  • weddings
  • foodie
  • historic
  • parking

2022 Editor's Choice Quirky Hotels

Editor’s Choice Quirky Hotels

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Widbrook Grange

Widbrook Grange - Two night Christmas Special Offer

Bradford-on-Avon

You may feel you have tried one too many of the huge selection of gins here when spot items such as a sheep made from spark plugs or a bicycle made over into a basin stand. Tastefully upcycled paraphernalia abounds, with a top-hat lampshade here, a dressmaker’s form there.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • indoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • boutique
  • for_winelovers
  • outdoor_dining
  • babyfriendly
  • country_house
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Monachyle Mhor

Monachyle Mhor

Lochearnhead

It’s not all farmhouse traditional in this little haven in the Scottish hills – you can book a three-storey glass and wood tree pod, or stay in a 1950s wagon, in a ferry cabin or in yurts. The main building houses a bar with funky Italian stools and a white lounge with vintage chairs.
From £97.50 per night
  • weddings
  • garden
  • child_friendly
  • wifi
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • dog_friendly
  • walking
  • great_breakfast
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • bird_watching
  • disabled_facilities
  • wildlife_watching
  • fishing
  • foodie
  • for_winelovers
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • boutique
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • veganfriendly
  • babyfriendly
  • romantic
  • parking
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
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The Star Inn at Harome

The Star Inn at Harome

Helmsley

Good food is a given in this thatched Michelin-starred pub on the edge of the North Yorkshire moors. Less expected are the rooms in farm buildings across the road, which might feature a snooker table, a piano, a rope-slung bed or a hunting theme.
  • 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
  • rooms_with_a_view
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Westmorland Hotel

Westmorland Hotel

Penrith

This isn’t your normal motorway service station: Tebay, created by the Dunning family when the M6 carved up their hill farm, has quiet rooms overlooking the fells and fresh farm produce in the restaurant (no Greggs here). It’s a scenic stop off for drivers en route to Scotland.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • disabled
  • good_value
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • babyfriendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • great_breakfast
  • parking
  • electric_charging_point
  • veganfriendly
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Roundwood House

Roundwood House

Mountrath

Check out the library in the double-height stables dedicated to the history of the evolution of civilisation before a delicious dinner, served with a serenade from chef patron Paddy Flynn. The atmosphere is so convivial that guests often end up chatting until late – luckily, breakfast is served until 11am.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • country_house
  • view
  • bird_watching
  • babyfriendly
  • parking
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • foodie
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • cycling
  • historic
  • horse_riding
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Belle Tout Lighthouse

Belle Tout Lighthouse

Eastbourne

If you book the Keeper’s Loft in the tower of this former lighthouse, you will have to climb a ladder to bed (there are other rooms in the adjoining house). The lantern room has 360-degree views of the English Channel, the Seven Sisters and the South Downs; it’s good for star gazing, too.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • adultsonly
  • parking
  • boutique
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • historic
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Cley Windmill

Cley Windmill

Cley-next-the-Sea

Stay in a room with a door leading onto a platform encircling the mill, or sign a waiver to book the Wheel Room above, reached by a steep ladder. Rising from the reeds by the River Glaven, the windmill also has a circular dining room at its base.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • dog_friendly
  • romantic
  • historic
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • seaside
  • honeymoon
  • outdoor_dining
  • mooring_available
  • great_breakfast
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Artist Residence London

Artist Residence London

London

Expect a buzzy vibe and an air of boho chic in this London pad, where bedrooms might feature a set of decorator’s steps to hold bathroom products next to a freestanding bath, a Smeg fridge in an old fireplace, or a coffee table on wheels. Public rooms are used as gallery space, with neon pop art.
  • child_friendly
  • wifi
  • conference_meeting
  • boutique
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • babyfriendly
  • dog_friendly
  • outdoor_dining
  • great_breakfast
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Llanthony Priory Hotel

Llanthony Priory Hotel

Abergavenny

Rooms may be simple in the old prior’s quarters, but they do come with views of the impressive ruins of the 12th-century Augustinian abbey. There’s a cosy stone-flagged bar and a vaulted dining room with large black range and gleaming brass and copper.
  • walking
  • exceptional_value
  • romantic
  • historic
  • good_value
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • cycling
  • parking
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • pub_with_rooms

2021 Editor's Choice Quirky Hotels

Editor’s Choice Quirky Hotels

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Talland Bay Hotel

Talland Bay Hotel - 'Spring Showers & Beautiful Flowers' Special Offer

Talland-By-Looe

Whether you’re sitting on a zebra-print sofa looking at the 3D Mickey Mouse on the wall or perched on a wooden bench with giant budgies in the garden with its fairy statues, you’ll find this coastal hotel ‘curiouser and curiouser’.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • disabled
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • outdoor_dining
  • boutique
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • child_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
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The Ceilidh Place

The Ceilidh Place

Ullapool

The Urquhart family’s hotel has only 13 rooms, but it also has a bookshop, coffee shop and events space as well as the more traditional bar and restaurant. There’s even a bunkhouse across the car park for those travelling on a budget.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • value
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • babyfriendly
  • bird_watching
  • boutique
  • cycling
  • wheelchair_accessible
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The Old Railway Station

The Old Railway Station

Petworth

A first-class stay at this converted station is just the ticket, especially if you book one of the romantic Pullman carriages. Check-in is at the old ticket booth, with breakfast served on the platform or in the original Waiting Room.
  • garden
  • value
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • historic
  • walking
  • honeymoon
  • boutique
  • good_value
  • great_breakfast
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
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Belle Tout Lighthouse

Belle Tout Lighthouse

Eastbourne

Where better than a lighthouse lantern room for superb sea views? There are panoramic vistas of the South Downs, too, and of the night sky. You can stay in the atmospheric Keeper’s Loft in the tower, where the bed is reached by ladder.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • adultsonly
  • parking
  • boutique
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • historic
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Tuddenham Mill

Tuddenham Mill

Newmarket

The waterwheel is in the bar and the gearing apparatus of this 18th-century mill is on show in the dining room, with its original beams. Some bedrooms have access to the millstream, where swans glide in sight of the enormous chimney.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wildlife_watching
  • bird_watching
  • babyfriendly
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • foodie
  • great_breakfast
  • romantic
  • outdoor_dining
  • boutique
  • parking
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • electric_charging_point
  • cycling
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The Dial House

The Dial House

Norwich

Rooms are geographically themed so you can stay in Africa, with vaulted beams and slipper bath, or in Parisian Garret with its antiques. A revolving bookcase reveals a secret dining room, and everything is for sale in the retail wing.
  • child_friendly
  • wifi
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • romantic
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • weddings
  • dog_friendly
  • boutique
  • historic
  • country_house
  • outdoor_dining
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • bird_watching
  • cycling
  • golf
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • parking
  • walking
  • foodie
  • great_breakfast
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No.15 by GuestHouse

No.15 by GuestHouse

Bath

The Georgian facade may be traditional but there’s a world of eccentricity within: the spa is in a former coal cellar, room keys are kept in a doll’s house, and The Dispensary restaurant holds the contents of an antique chemist’s shop.
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • conference_meeting
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • romantic
  • boutique
  • babyfriendly
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Twr y Felin Hotel

Twr y Felin Hotel

St Davids

It’s not every day you find a contemporary art museum in a Georgian windmill. Works include Marcus Oleniuk’s photographs of St Davids peninsula: there are magnificent views of the real thing from the observatory above the Tower Suite.
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • disabled_facilities
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wifi
  • boutique
  • parking
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • weddings
  • garden
  • electric_charging_point
  • surfing
  • outdoor_dining
  • foodie
  • veganfriendly

2020 Editor's Choice Quirky Hotels

Editor’s Choice Quirky Hotels

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Widbrook Grange

Widbrook Grange - Two night Christmas Special Offer

Bradford-on-Avon

If the Borrowers opened a hotel, it would probably be something like Nick and Charlotte Dent’s Georgian farmhouse, filled with upcycled objets trouvés.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • indoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • boutique
  • for_winelovers
  • outdoor_dining
  • babyfriendly
  • country_house
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Howtown Hotel

Howtown Hotel

Penrith

If you want a hotel with hi-tech wizardry and hot tubs, this place is not for you, but ‘if you are happy with traditional hospitality’ and ‘like to be cosseted, Howtown Hotel will do nicely’.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • horse_riding
  • wildlife_watching
  • bird_watching
  • dog_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • parking
  • country_house
  • historic
  • wheelchair_accessible
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Cley Windmill

Cley Windmill

Cley-next-the-Sea

'One of the quirkiest, most characterful B&Bs', this five-storey, 19th-century tower mill is set ‘in an idyllic spot’, amid reed beds on the former quayside of the River Glaven.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • dog_friendly
  • romantic
  • historic
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • seaside
  • honeymoon
  • outdoor_dining
  • mooring_available
  • great_breakfast
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The Gunton Arms

The Gunton Arms

Thorpe Market

‘A fun take on a gallery crossed with an old boozer, and a good-value one at that’, this former steward’s house in a 1,000-acre deer park is an ‘anything-but-traditional’ pub-with-rooms, say inspectors.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • pub_with_rooms
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • historic
  • view
  • disabled_facilities
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • romantic
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • babyfriendly
  • country_house
  • wildlife_watching
  • bird_watching
  • foodie
  • parking
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • veganfriendly
  • boutique
  • good_value
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The Pig on the Beach

The Pig on the Beach

Studland

There is a hint of Castle Gormenghast about this fairytale 1820s marine villa, with its jumble of roofs, gables, gargoyles, towers and dormers, in gardens running down to a sandy beach.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • seaside
  • conference_meeting
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • disabled_facilities
  • weddings
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • parking
  • wildlife_watching
  • foodie
  • outdoor_dining
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • electric_charging_point
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Low Mill Guest House

Low Mill Guest House

Bainbridge

Rooms are a quirky mix of rusticity, wit and chic at this 18th-century watermill on the River Bain, complete with mill machinery, where breakfast brings free-range eggs from a neighbour’s hens.
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • historic
  • good_value
  • cycling
  • great_breakfast
  • adultsonly
  • boutique
  • wildlife_watching
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • vegetarian_friendly
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Artist Residence Oxfordshire

Artist Residence Oxfordshire

South Leigh

A 16th-century village inn has been reinvented as a fun, bohemian hangout, with rustic-chic bedrooms, upcycled furniture, modern artworks, good pub grub and an irrepressible sense of fun.
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • wifi
  • pub_with_rooms
  • babyfriendly
  • dog_friendly
  • walking
  • electric_charging_point
  • parking
  • boutique
  • outdoor_dining
  • romantic
  • vegetarian_friendly

2019 Editor's Choice Quirky Hotels

Editor’s Choice Quirky Hotels

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Knockinaam Lodge

Knockinaam Lodge - Romantic Two Night Special Offer

Portpatrick

Churchill loved his long, hot baths. Book the room he slept in at this former coastal hunting lodge (where he laid plans for D-Day with Eisenhower), and you can wallow in the very same enamelled concrete tub.
  • 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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Special offer
The George of Stamford

The George of Stamford - 'Irresistible Stays' Special Offer

Stamford

The gallows sign no longer hangs across the road from this historic inn, but the old waiting rooms are still marked ‘London’ and ‘York’, from its days as a stagecoach stop. Look out for the portrait and walking sticks of England’s one-time heaviest man.
From £195.00 per night
  • wifi
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • parking
  • historic
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • outdoor_dining
  • for_winelovers
  • foodie
  • romantic
  • child_friendly
  • weddings
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The Star Inn at Harome

The Star Inn at Harome

Helmsley

There is a piano in room 8 at this estimable restaurant-with-rooms, should you wish to practise the Moonlight Sonata at dead of night. Or pot the black at the snooker table in room 5. Michelin-starred cooking raises more smiles.
  • 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
  • rooms_with_a_view
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Lewtrenchard Manor

Lewtrenchard Manor

Okehampton

Renaissance woodwork. An ornate Jacobean plaster ceiling. A Rococo fireplace flanked by putti. The extravagant 19th-century rebuilding of an ancient manor house was the work of squire, parson and prolific writer Sabine Baring-Gould.
  • 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
  • parking
  • cycling
  • outdoor_dining
  • boutique
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The Old Railway Station

The Old Railway Station

Petworth

Just the ticket for train buffs! Guests check in at the former parcels office at this beautiful disused station, sleep in a colonial style bedroom, or a Pullman carriage with Edwardian fittings, take breakfast in the waiting room.
  • garden
  • value
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • historic
  • walking
  • honeymoon
  • boutique
  • good_value
  • great_breakfast
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
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Hazlitt’s

Hazlitt’s

London

A cluster of Soho Georgian houses here combine as a boutique hotel brimming with wit and studied eccentricity – antiques and curios, oil paintings, throne loos, books, busts, vintage beds. Public rooms are patrolled by Sir Godfrey the cat.
  • child_friendly
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • boutique
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
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Roundwood House

Roundwood House

Mountrath

Many hotels have a ‘library’, sometimes just a token bookshelf, but in the grounds of this Georgian mansion and lovable, idiosyncratic hotel, a galleried library contains a thousand tomes dedicated to the evolution of civilisation.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • country_house
  • view
  • bird_watching
  • babyfriendly
  • parking
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • foodie
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • cycling
  • historic
  • horse_riding
9
The Pig on the Beach

The Pig on the Beach

Studland

Whimsical touches at this neo-Gothic fantasy include wood carvings from a Portuguese palace, a coat of arms prop from Pirates of the Caribbean. Sleep in a shepherd’s hut, a thatched dovecote or a room with a loo with a view.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • seaside
  • conference_meeting
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • disabled_facilities
  • weddings
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • parking
  • wildlife_watching
  • foodie
  • outdoor_dining
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • electric_charging_point
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The Dial House

The Dial House

Norwich

More than a thousand weird and wonderful objects are for sale at this Grand-Tour-themed small hotel, eclectically furnished throughout. Sleep in the Raj room; buy a white elephant, enter the Natural History room through a display case door.
  • child_friendly
  • wifi
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • romantic
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • weddings
  • dog_friendly
  • boutique
  • historic
  • country_house
  • outdoor_dining
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • bird_watching
  • cycling
  • golf
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • parking
  • walking
  • foodie
  • great_breakfast

From a retreat favoured by Dylan Thomas to a suite in a windmill, views of Snowdonia to a former priory inhabited by Augustinian monks, the UK has a variety of unique hotel experiences to choose from. Each beautifully decorated and offering its own brand of warmth and hospitality, there’s an abundance of details and experiences that make for a quirky getaway.

Whether it’s interiors that inspire a little bit of magic or rooms that are geographically themed to transport you to an African safari or a Parisian Garret. Perhaps you will sleep in an observatory tower or a converted chapel. Travel to a lighthouse brought back from disrepair, or dine in a restaurant that’s decorated like an antique chemist’s shop. Or get whisked away with a night in a romantic Pullman carriage.

Last updated: May 19, 2024