Best UK hotels for a Christmas holiday

Christmas is becoming an increasingly popular time to take a UK hotel break. Perhaps you find yourself alone, or you just want to escape the extended family.
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Best UK hotels for a Christmas holiday

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Cuckoo Brow Inn

Cuckoo Brow Inn

Ambleside

From sumptuous breakfasts to five course Christmas Day lunches, the festive season at Cuckoo Brow inn is a treat.
  • babyfriendly
  • bird_watching
  • child_friendly
  • cycling
  • dog_friendly
  • garden
  • good_value
  • parking
  • pub_with_rooms
  • walking
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • outdoor_dining
  • foodie
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Special offer
Middlethorpe Hall & Spa

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

York

This magnificent property is the stuff that Christmas cards are made of, and over the festive season they turn everything from their spa to their afternoon tea into a festive treat.
  • 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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Montagu Arms

Montagu Arms

Beaulieu

Treat the family to exquisite festive dining or country pub comforts at the Montagu Arms Hotel in The New Forest.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • parking
  • for_winelovers
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • foodie
  • wildlife_watching
  • country_house
  • historic
  • outdoor_dining
  • electric_charging_point
  • dog_friendly
  • cycling
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • bird_watching
  • babyfriendly
  • great_breakfast
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Headlam Hall

Headlam Hall

Darlington

Christmas at Headlam Hall is all about luxury - festive afternoon teas in the ballroom, Christmas music and plenty of decorations that sparkle throughout.
  • 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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The Old Bridge

The Old Bridge

Huntingdon

The ivy clad 18th century townhouse hotel is all about festive parties and convivial celebrations at Christmas.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • conference_meeting
  • wine
  • for_winelovers
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • outdoor_dining
  • mooring_available
  • foodie
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The Horn of Plenty

The Horn of Plenty

Tavistock

When guests return from days exploring art galleries and nature trails, they can nestle in with dog in tow for superb meals, a well stocked library and, always, a toasty log fire at Christmas.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • great_breakfast
  • boutique
  • country_house
  • outdoor_dining
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • foodie
  • electric_charging_point
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Special offer
Chewton Glen

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

New Milton

Mince pies, mulled wine and afternoon tea are just part of the joys of Christmas at Chewton Glen spa and hotel.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • cooking_school
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • wine
  • disabled
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  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • honeymoon
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • for_winelovers
  • gourmet
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • with_cooking_school
  • babyfriendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • great_breakfast
  • electric_charging_point
  • outdoor_dining
  • gym
  • parking
  • boutique
  • cycling
  • historic
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • seaside
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Lords of the Manor

Lords of the Manor

Upper Slaughter

A Cotswold Christmas would not be complete without the perfect country house to spend it in.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • country_house
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • parking
  • romantic
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • for_winelovers
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • honeymoon
  • electric_charging_point
  • foodie
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Special offer
Seaham Hall

Seaham Hall - 20% Discount Coastal Lodge Special Offer

Seaham

From deliciously decadent dining and spa days with added sparkle to dancing the night away at the hotel's glitzy New Year’s Eve ball, visit for a magical two or three-night Christmas mini-break by the Durham coast.
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • spa
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • babyfriendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • walking
  • country_house
  • for_winelovers
  • cycling
  • foodie
  • outdoor_pool
  • outdoor_dining
  • parking
  • gym
  • boutique
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Congham Hall

Congham Hall

King's Lynn

From spa treatments to exceptional food, Christmas at Congham Hall is always luxurious.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • tennis
  • indoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • electric_charging_point
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • boutique
  • country_house
  • foodie
  • great_breakfast
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
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Special offer
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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Special offer
Shieldaig Lodge

Shieldaig Lodge - Hogmanay Special Offer

Gairloch

At this magical Highland retreat, you're welcomed in festive style, with a wee dram and Christmas cake, before a three-course dinner. The enchanting surroundings are perfect for waking to on Christmas Day when you can enjoy roaring fires, big breakfasts, afternoon teas and hot toddies, as well as the full Christmas lunch.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • country_house
  • romantic
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • for_winelovers
  • honeymoon
  • bird_watching
  • seaside
  • golf
  • horse_riding
  • cycling
  • wildlife_watching
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • boutique
  • babyfriendly
  • foodie
  • historic
  • dog_friendly
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Special offer
The Lygon Arms

The Lygon Arms - 15% Discount Early Bird Special Offer

Broadway

A coaching inn dating back to the 1300s, The Lygon Arms is all about log fires, vaulted ceilings and ancient wood panelling - perfect for Christmas!
  • dog_friendly
  • child_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • indoor_pool
  • weddings
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wifi
  • disabled_facilities
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • historic
  • honeymoon
  • romantic
  • babyfriendly
  • spa
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • gym
  • outdoor_dining
  • parking
  • walking
  • garden
  • horse_riding
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
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Special offer
The Devonshire Arms

The Devonshire Arms - 'Three Night Summer Slowdown' Special Offer

Skipton

This former 17th-century inn, which is part of the Duke of Devonshire’s 30,000-acre estate at Bolton Abbey, is today an impressive country house hotel, with fine dining and a spa.
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • gourmet
  • wifi
  • child_friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • historic
  • spa
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • walking
  • weddings
  • garden
  • cycling
  • country_house
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
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  • disabled_facilities
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  • for_winelovers
  • fishing
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  • gym
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • foodie
  • romantic
  • parking
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The Retreat at Elcot Park

The Retreat at Elcot Park

Newbury

In this stylish Regency mansion, take Christmas up a notch on an idyllic escape at a quintessentially Christmassy home-from-home. They have a Christmas party menu fit for the holidays, complete with gorgeous gourmet bits such as roasted carrot and cumin soup and traditional roasted turkey. On Christmas Day they serve five courses and a glass of Champagne, and there's a three-night escape for the season full of treats, traditions and surprises.
  • babyfriendly
  • bird_watching
  • boutique
  • child_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • country_house
  • cycling
  • disabled_facilities
  • dog_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • fishing
  • garden
  • gym
  • historic
  • indoor_pool
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  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • spa
  • tennis
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • weddings
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wildlife_watching
  • good_value
  • for_winelovers
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The Barnsdale

The Barnsdale

Oakham

In the cosy surroundings of this former hunting lodge, celebrate the festive season in country style. Delivering comfort and joy and the most wonderful time of the year, they host dedicated Christmas packages and parties filled with rustic charm and Boxing Day rambles. Immerse yourself in festive traditions complete with flowing drinks, sensational food, Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve, Breakfast & Bubbles on Christmas Day, a classic Christmas lunch, plenty of cake and even a holiday quiz.
  • babyfriendly
  • bird_watching
  • boutique
  • child_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • country_house
  • cycling
  • disabled_facilities
  • dog_friendly
  • fishing
  • garden
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  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • weddings
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wildlife_watching
  • good_value
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The Mitre

The Mitre

From its blissful location by Hampton Court, Christmas at The Mitre offers an extra touch of glamour. Cosy and welcoming, full of history, charm it's perfectly located for a crisp Boxing Day ramble along the Thames after indulging in a host of seasonal celebrations. Their Christmas party menu is totally decadent, Christmas Day sees you enjoy five courses and a glass of Champagne, and their two-night Christmas escape package is brimming with fabulous food and a magical atmosphere.
  • babyfriendly
  • boutique
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • cycling
  • dog_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • historic
  • outdoor_dining
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • weddings
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Special offer
Bodysgallen Hall and Spa

Bodysgallen Hall and Spa - 25% Discount Spring Special Offer

Llandudno

This dreamy Elizabethan mansion-turned-hotel-and-spa with views of Snowdonia, comes to life at Christmas time as you can imagine - it’s the perfect combination of tradition and modern luxury.
  • 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
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  • bird_watching
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  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • foodie
  • parking
  • romantic
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The Priory

The Priory

Wareham

A lunch filled with festive classics and Christmas eve settling into your cosy surroundings - it's all about the senses at The Priory Wareham.
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • disabled_facilities
  • golf
  • mooring_available
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • walking
  • vegetarian_friendly
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  • boutique
  • electric_charging_point
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  • historic
  • parking
  • outdoor_dining
  • foodie
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Special offer
The Nare

The Nare - '40 Winks Break' Special Offer

Veryan-in-Roseland

At this seaside hotel, Christmas is all about home-made mince pies, crackling fires and black-tie dining.
  • gym
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • cooking_school
  • view
  • disabled
  • dog_friendly
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • parking
  • outdoor_dining
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • babyfriendly
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • walking
  • electric_charging_point
  • great_breakfast
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • foodie
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Special offer
The Cavendish

The Cavendish - Three Nights for the Price of Two Special Offer

Baslow

The Cavendish marries a sense of grandeur with the warm welcome of a boutique hotel. Exquisite food is the order of the day, while luxurious furnishings add a sense of plush decadence as well.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
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  • weddings
  • disabled_facilities
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The George of Stamford

The George of Stamford

Stamford

Festive parties and sumptuous food and drink abound at this 17th century historic house with breathtaking sea views at Christmas.
From £195.00 per night
  • wifi
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • parking
  • historic
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
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  • for_winelovers
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  • child_friendly
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Bedruthan Hotel and Spa

Bedruthan Hotel and Spa

Mawgan Porth

Seen through walls of windows, the sea is a huge presence at this family-run hotel ‘in a fabulous location’ on the cliffs above a surfers’ beach.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • disabled
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • babyfriendly
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
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  • surfing
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  • electric_charging_point
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  • veganfriendly
  • walking
  • with_cooking_school
  • gym
  • wildlife_watching
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The Cottage in the Wood

The Cottage in the Wood

Malvern Wells

At Christmas they include a range of packages to really help you celebrate the season. It includes fine dining with a five-course lunch on Christmas Day, welcome cocktails on Christmas Eve, a Bucks Fizz breakfast and lots of seasonal decorations.
  • child_friendly
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  • garden
  • dog_friendly
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  • wifi
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  • exceptional_value
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The Traddock

The Traddock

Austwick

Few places could be more perfect for a traditional Yorkshire Christmas, than this gorgeous manor hour. Bring the dog and combine good food with brisk walks on Christmas Day.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • conference_meeting
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  • wheelchair_accessible
  • country_house
  • great_breakfast
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • cycling
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Hartwell House

Hartwell House

Aylesbury

This historic house has many a compelling reason to visit during the festive season. It has a history as the periodic home of royalty and its palatial style continues to this day.
From £200 per night
  • gym
  • weddings
  • golf
  • garden
  • spa
  • wifi
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • honeymoon
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • dog_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
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  • wildlife_watching
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Hambleton Hall

Hambleton Hall

Oakham

With log fires and spectacular Christmas trees, this magical country house hotel is perfect for Christmas and New Year.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
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  • view
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  • vegetarian_friendly
  • gourmet
  • walking
  • romantic
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  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
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  • electric_charging_point
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • cycling
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • for_winelovers
  • parking
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Special offer
Titchwell Manor

Titchwell Manor - Three Nights for the Price of Two Special Offer

Brancaster

A dinner of Christmas classics re-worked, Christmas is a romantic and intimate escape.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • honeymoon
  • seaside
  • view
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wildlife_watching
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  • boutique
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Thornbury Castle

Thornbury Castle

THORNBURY

For a truly historic Christmas, book a three-night stay at one of the few rooms still on offer at this authentic castle where Henry VIII stayed with Anne Boleyn. Enjoy feasting and merriment on Christmas Eve with a cream tea, music, champagne and canapés before dinner. Awake to breakfast in your bedchamber before Christmas lunch and a buffet dinner. On Boxing Day there's breakfast, afternoon tea, a tour of the castle and a gala dinner with live acoustic guitar.
  • dog_friendly
  • garden
  • historic
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
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  • walking
  • weddings
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • disabled_facilities
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • foodie
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Woolley Grange

Woolley Grange

Bradford-on-Avon

This traditional festive country house party offers fun for the whole family at Christmas.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
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  • wheelchair_accessible
  • vegetarian_friendly
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  • historic
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Twr y Felin Hotel

Twr y Felin Hotel

St Davids

From mulled wine and homemade mince pies, to live festive reading and invigorating rambles, each year Twr Y Felin offers something unique alongside the traditional for a magical festive season.
  • 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
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Lewtrenchard Manor

Lewtrenchard Manor

Okehampton

Christmas at Lewtrenchard Manor offers a sumptuous gateway into superb food, relaxation and entertainment.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • gourmet
  • honeymoon
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  • historic
  • conference_meeting
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  • for_winelovers
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  • great_breakfast
  • horse_riding
  • foodie
  • vegetarian_friendly
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  • parking
  • cycling
  • outdoor_dining
  • boutique
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The Carpenters Arms

The Carpenters Arms

Thirsk

An impressive pub with rooms in a Domesday village near Thirsk, Christmas here is about chilly walks followed by warming feasts.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
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  • conference_meeting
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  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
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  • veganfriendly
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Star Castle

Star Castle

St Mary's

What could be more magical that Christmas at this unique castle in the ocean?
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • view
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • for_winelovers
  • foodie
  • tennis
  • vegetarian_friendly
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The Castle at Taunton

The Castle at Taunton

Taunton

A riot of wisteria in spring, the Chapman family’s well-loved, stone-fronted, crenellated hotel has a choice of bedrooms, some contemporary, some retro-chic, some single, some interconnecting, while all tastes and appetites are catered for in Brazz brasserie.
  • babyfriendly
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  • garden
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  • rooms_with_a_view
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • weddings
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wifi
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  • historic
  • veganfriendly
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Knockinaam Lodge

Portpatrick

A Victorian hunting lodge overlooking the Irish Sea, Knockinaam Lodge celebrates Christmas complete with a traditional Christmas lunch, boardgames, Boxing Day suppers, long walks and plenty of time for a good snooze
  • 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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The Atlantic Hotel

The Atlantic Hotel

St Brelade

Glamorous ocean vistas are on show through the floor-to-ceiling windows of this hotel, which sits on a headland above St Ouen’s Bay.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • honeymoon
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • babyfriendly
  • bird_watching
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • cycling
  • outdoor_dining
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • spa
  • surfing
  • wildlife_watching
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • parking
  • veganfriendly
3
The Scarlet

The Scarlet

Mawgan Porth

Eco values as well as enjoyment are fundamental to this cliff-top hotel, with sea thrift-covered roof, sweeping curves, reed-filtered pool and walls of windows to soak up the light and the seascape.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • view
  • disabled
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • ecofriendly
  • parking
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • electric_charging_point
  • adultsonly
  • foodie
  • garden
  • outdoor_dining
  • surfing
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • boutique
  • honeymoon
4
The Double Red Duke

The Double Red Duke

Bampton

Stylish and welcoming, the Double Red Duke has got to be one of the most perfect spots for a traditional Christmas lunch. Their Christmas menu starts with a glass of mulled wine, followed by a feast of delicious options ranging from lobster and crab salad to start, to traditional turkey or beef Wellington for main, and plenty of chocolate, Christmas pudding, port and cheese to cap things off.
  • foodie
  • child_friendly
  • great_breakfast
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • dog_friendly
  • pub_with_rooms
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • good_value
  • outdoor_dining
  • for_winelovers
  • walking
  • cycling
  • garden
5
The Bell at Skenfrith

The Bell at Skenfrith

Skenfrith

This historic coaching inn is a dreamy place for Christmas, serving up a widely acclaimed Christmas lunch, beloved by adults and children alike.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • wine
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • boutique
  • bird_watching
  • babyfriendly
  • cycling
  • golf
  • horse_riding
  • outdoor_dining
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • wildlife_watching
  • veganfriendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • for_winelovers
  • foodie
  • pub_with_rooms
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • historic
  • weddings
6
Kinloch Lodge

Kinloch Lodge

Sleat

Christmas here brings a feast of festive lunches and rustic winter picnics, mince pies, mulled wine, and whisky. There’s always a log fire to relax by in the evening.
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • honeymoon
  • fishing
  • garden
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • seaside
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • disabled_facilities
  • child_friendly
  • with_cooking_school
  • wildlife_watching
  • romantic
  • great_breakfast
  • walking
  • foodie
  • parking
  • country_house
7
The Seaside Boarding House

The Seaside Boarding House

Burton Bradstock

A playful mix of Edward Hopper’s Cape Cod and Edwardian seaside hotel, this white-painted villa above Chesil Beach has an easy-going stylishness, conducive to fun.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • honeymoon
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • outdoor_dining
  • parking
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • fishing
  • electric_charging_point
8
Kerswell Farmhouse

Kerswell Farmhouse

Totnes

There are two spacious, luxury, rustic-chic bedrooms in a converted barn at this Devon longhouse B&B on a working Dartmoor farm, with breakfast served in teh farmhouse dining room.
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • golf
  • great_breakfast
  • parking
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • wifi
  • historic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • veganfriendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • adultsonly
  • boutique
  • country_house
13
Glenapp Castle

Glenapp Castle

Ballantrae

A castle sparkling with fairy lights, Glenapp Castle turns into a winter wonderland in December. Spend the season dining, stargazing, partying and even enjoying the odd spot of falconry.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • spa
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • wildlife_watching
  • parking
  • great_breakfast
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • babyfriendly
  • honeymoon
  • boutique
  • electric_charging_point
  • outdoor_dining
  • seaside
  • foodie
14
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
15
Captain’s Club Hotel

Captain’s Club Hotel

Christchurch

Enjoy a chic Christmas at this contemporary hotel, waking to river views and a day of entertainment. Good food, lots of fizz and even a suite with its own cinema room so you can hunker down and watch your favourite festive movie.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • disabled
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • mooring_available
  • parking
  • babyfriendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • outdoor_dining
  • great_breakfast
  • electric_charging_point
  • cycling
  • horse_riding
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • boutique
16
Augill Castle

Augill Castle

Kirkby Stephen

A fairytale retreat if ever there was one, Augill Castle in Cumbria is a Victorian-folly castle complete with towers and battlements. Decorated in sumptuous style, it is also relaxing and welcoming, complete with a level of whimsy and warmth that makes it a favourite for families as well as couples over Christmas. It's so tempting you could imagine Santa himself turning up.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • view
  • disabled
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • romantic
  • great_breakfast
  • country_house
  • cycling
  • electric_charging_point
  • historic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • babyfriendly
  • parking
  • boutique
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
17
The Grand Hotel

The Grand Hotel

Eastbourne

A great white wedding cake of a hotel, this Victorian extravaganza invites you to take a step back in time, to take tea or cocktails to the sound of the Palm Court Strings, dine in style and retire to a deluxe bedroom at prices that won’t break the bank.
  • babyfriendly
  • child_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • dog_friendly
  • for_winelovers
  • garden
  • gym
  • historic
  • honeymoon
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • parking
  • romantic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • seaside
  • spa
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • weddings
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wifi
18
Prestonfield

Prestonfield

Edinburgh

Built as a grand home and place of entertainment for the Lord Provost, Prestonfield is a sumptuously furnished hotel that is never less than theatrical, but at Christmas it basks in the extra glow, with candles and twinkling tree lights. Enjoy festive menus and Winter Wonderland party nights in the ballroom, with food, drink and entertainment.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • golf
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • for_winelovers
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • veganfriendly
  • great_breakfast
  • outdoor_dining
  • foodie
  • electric_charging_point
  • boutique
  • cycling
  • wildlife_watching
19
The Goring

The Goring

London

Its family roots and boutique size give The Goring the sense of visiting a superbly enriching home, and as such it has a real intimacy to it that’s perfect for a cosy Christmas escape.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • gourmet
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • for_winelovers
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • foodie
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • great_breakfast
  • babyfriendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • outdoor_dining
  • electric_charging_point
  • dog_friendly
20
Moonfleet Manor

Moonfleet Manor

Fleet

A Georgian manor house above Chesil Beach, this is a dog- and people-friendly hotel designed for holidays and fun, catering to everyone from tinies to grown-ups with sophisticated tastes.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • indoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • babyfriendly
  • parking
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • electric_charging_point
  • bird_watching
  • outdoor_dining
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • seaside
  • historic
21
Gravetye Manor

Gravetye Manor

East Grinstead

This historic location is what magical Christmases are made of, complete with roaring fires, private dining menus and a talent for superb mince pies.
  • 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

Many hotels have responded to the trend by creating special menus, Christmas packages and cosy celebrations. If you decide to delay your stay, check out our selection of the best hotels at Easter

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Last updated: June 17, 2024