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The Castle at Taunton

Castle Green, Taunton

The Castle at Taunton, Castle Green, Taunton, Somerset

The Castle at Taunton hotel is the ideal base for exploring the stunning Somerset and Devon countryside that surrounds. Run by the Chapman family for 65 years, the Castle has won a host of awards not only for the warmth of its hospitality but also... more

  • Walking (15 mins)

Bailbrook House

Eveleigh Avenue, London Road West, Bath

Bailbrook House, Eveleigh Avenue, Bath, Bath & Northeast Somerset

Just a hop, skip and a jump away from the historic centre of Bath, Bailbrook House is set on a hill within 20 acres of rolling west country grounds and has impeccable views over the city and the Avon Valley beyond. Built in the 1790s, the mansion... more

  • Walking
Rose in Vale Country House Hotel, Mithian, St Agnes, Cornwall

The twenty-two rooms are considerately designed for your comfort, seamlessly blending the 17th century Cornish Long House and ornate 18th-century Georgian architecture with the modern conveniences that you require. From serene panoramic views of the... more

  • Walking, Hiking,

Appleby Manor Hotel & Garden Spa

Roman Road, Appleby-in-Westmorland

Appleby Manor Hotel & Garden Spa, Roman Road, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria

Appleby Manor is a true country house hotel, set in half a million acres of some of the loveliest countryside in England and is surrounded and protected by the magnificent mountains and fells of the Lake District, North Pennines and Yorkshire Dales.... more

  • Walking

The Norfolk Mead Hotel

Church Loke, Coltishall

The Norfolk Mead Hotel, Church Loke, Coltishall, Norfolk

The Norfolk Mead Hotel,a former merchant's house, is approached via a secluded driveway leading to this lovely Georgian country house on a quiet edge of the Norfolk Broads. The first thing that strikes you is the intensely silent view down to the... more

  • Walking

Doxford Hall

Doxford Hall Hotel & Spa, Chathill

Doxford Hall, Doxford Hall Hotel & Spa, Chathill, Northumberland

A Northumbrian 4 Red Star hotel built in 1818, Doxford Hall is perfect for weddings, conferences, leisure breaks and dining, The first reference to the parish of Doxford goes back to 1296 when a Thomas de Doxford was named in a muster roll and... more

  • Walking, Hiking, Scrambling, Trekking,

Compton House

Townsend, Axbridge

Compton House, Townsend, Axbridge, Somerset

A showcase of Georgian splendour, Compton House wouldn't look out of place in a lavish period drama. Boasting mullioned windows, flag stones and original fireplaces, this Grade II listed country house, near the medieval town of Axbridge in Somerset,... more

  • Walking, Hiking

Hurtwood Hotel

Walking Bottom, Peaslake

Hurtwood Hotel, Walking Bottom, Peaslake, Surrey

The Hurtwood Hotel is an elegant 1920’s boutique hotel with an emphasis on comfort and relaxation. A perfect retreat for business, pleasure or families alike, located in Peaslake; a charming English village within the Surrey Hills, yet only 28 miles... more

  • Excellent walks around the outstanding Surrey Hills right on the doorstep.
Lynford Hall Hotel, Mundford, Norfolk

Lynford Hall is one of West Norfolk's premier event venues, situated within 5 miles of the recently upgraded A11 and 1hr 45 minutes from Central London, also easily accessible from Norwich, Cambridge or Newmarket. The Hall itself has a rich... more

  • Walking, Hiking, Scrambling, Trekking, Cycling, bird watching, lake

Fawsley Hall

Fawsley, Daventry

Fawsley Hall, Fawsley, Daventry, Northamptonshire

Fawsley Hall hotel looks out over the serene landscape of Northamptonshire, the shire of ´spires and squires´, set deep within the Heart of England. The original Tudor manor house, with its vaulted great hall and Queen Elizabeth I chamber, forms the... more

  • Walking

The Fox and Hounds Country Hotel

Eggesford, Chulmleigh

The Fox and Hounds Country Hotel, Eggesford, Chulmleigh, Devon

A stunning family run hotel situated by the River Taw in the heart of Devon with easy access to Exeter, Barnstaple, Dartmoor and Exmoor. The Fox & Hounds Country Hotel has been in careful hands for the last 8 years and has built up a fantastic... more

  • Walking, Hiking,

Scalford Hall

Scalford Road, Melton Mowbray

Scalford Hall, Scalford Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

Scalford Hall Hotel is situated in Leicestershire, a former hunting lodge and is the former home of Colonel Colman, founder of Colman’s Mustard, rumour is the game Cluedo is based on Scalford Hall. The Hotel offers free WiFi access and free parking.... more

  • Walking

Alexandra Hotel & Restaurant

Pound Street, Lyme Regis

Alexandra Hotel & Restaurant, Pound Street, Lyme Regis, Dorset

If you are looking for boutique chic by the sea, The Alexandra Hotel & Restaurant ticks all the right boxes. For those partial to a drink or two its revered wine list, complemented by award-winning food, is reason enough to book a room, while for... more

  • Coastal walks

Gilpin Hotel & Lake House

Crook Road, Windermere

Gilpin Hotel & Lake House, Crook Road, Windermere, Cumbria

There’s luxury and then there’s Gilpin Hotel and Lake House, two first-class hotels among the lush waters of the Lake District, made for the discerning traveller in you. Family owned and run, Gilpin is a super stylish Georgian hotel with a list of... more

  • Outstanding walks (1 min)

Malmaison - Manchester

1/3 Piccadilly, Manchester

Malmaison - Manchester, 1/3 Piccadilly, Manchester, Greater Manchester

Enter the city via Piccadilly station and you’ll find the grand, imposing Malmaison Manchester, an impressive and welcome sight just a short stroll away. Unpack your bags in your choice of decadently furnished rooms or suites, draped with soft throws... more

  • Walking

Hotel du Vin - York

89 The Mount, York

Hotel du Vin - York, 89 The Mount, York, North Yorkshire

In its quest for a quirky, interesting building in a prestigious area of York, Hotel du Vin alighted upon a former orphanage sitting proudly on The Mount near the historic heart of the city. The group then proceeded to create yet another one-off,... more

  • Walking

The Horn of Plenty

Gulworthy, Tavistock

The Horn of Plenty, Gulworthy, Tavistock, Devon

This 4 Star Country House with 2 AA rosettes has been thrilling guests for almost 50 years with some of the very best food, views and accommodation you'll find in the South West. Awarded Silver 'Small Hotel of the Year' in the Visit England Awards... more

  • Nordic walking (15 mins)
The Carlyon Bay Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort, Sea Road, St Austell, Cornwall

The Carlyon Bay Hotel is the perfect hiding place in glorious Cornwall. Perched atop cliffs overlooking St Austell Bay with dramatic views, it really is a photographers dream! All guest rooms are furnished to a high standard many with breathtaking... more

  • Outstanding walks

Cedar Manor Hotel & Restaurant

Ambleside Road, Windermere

Cedar Manor Hotel & Restaurant, Ambleside Road, Windermere, Cumbria

Built in 1854 as a private country retreat, The Cedar Manor Hotel & Restaurant now provides comfortable accommodation for those wishing to relax and enjoy the breathtaking scenery, wonderful walks and wealth of leisure facilities Windermere and the... more

  • Mountain walking

Bovey Castle

North Bovey, Dartmoor

Bovey Castle, North Bovey, Dartmoor, Devon

The 5 Red Star, 3 AA Rosette Bovey Castle, owned by the Eden Hotel Collection has recently received a £2 million restoration and refurbishment with the renovation of the entire ground floor completed in early 2015. The transformation has included... more

  • Walking

Gravetye Manor

Vowels Lane, West Hoathly

Gravetye Manor, Vowels Lane, West Hoathly, West Sussex

This 17 bedroom Relais & Chateaux Country House Hotel near West Hoathly in Sussex, is set in 1000 acres of wooded parklands and gardens, famous for being created by William Robinson, arguably one of England’s greatest gardeners. Enjoy glorious vistas... more

  • Walking

The Waterside Hotel

11/12 Royal Parade, Eastbourne

The Waterside Hotel, 11/12 Royal Parade, Eastbourne, East Sussex

The unique boutique Waterside Hotel & Restaurant offers a welcoming atmosphere with stunning sea views and outstanding cuisine. The twenty individually designed rooms boast every home comfort with extravagant suites, Jacuzzi baths and seaview bath... more

  • Cliff-top walks

Ettington Park

Alderminster, Stratford-upon-Avon

Ettington Park, Alderminster, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

If I say this is the sort of place that popstars playing nearby stay at (it is), it might give you an idea of what Ettington Park near Stratford Upon Avon is like. A Neo-Gothic Mansion surrounded by 40 acres of parkland and with outside dining... more

  • Walking

Highbullen Hotel, Golf & Country Club

Chittlehamholt, Umberleigh

Highbullen Hotel, Golf & Country Club, Chittlehamholt, Umberleigh, Devon

So, you purr through the Dartmoor countryside and roll up at Highbullen, the spectacular Mole valley views your backdrop. For a treat, you have booked the master bedroom, a frothy confection of French antique furniture, and have asked for champagne... more

  • Nature trails

Strand House

Tanyards Lane, Winchelsea, Rye

Strand House, Tanyards Lane, Rye, East Sussex

Strand House offers intimate and unique accommodation close to the peaceful village of Winchelsea. Surrounded by glorious countryside and woodlands. There are just thirteen individually furnished bedrooms, full of character with modern facilities and... more

  • Walking

The Great House Restaurant and Hotel

Market Place, Lavenham

The Great House Restaurant and Hotel, Market Place, Lavenham, Suffolk

Celebrating 30 years at The Great House Hotel! An authentic luxury boutique hotel in the middle of the medieval village of Lavenham in Suffolk, next to National Trust Lavenham Guildhall. This 15th century building with an imposing 18th century façade... more

  • Walking

The Old Bell Hotel

Abbey Row, Malmesbury

The Old Bell Hotel, Abbey Row, Malmesbury, Wiltshire

The Old Bell Hotel, built in 1220 is reputed to be the oldest purpose built hotel in England, still offering warmth, comfort and hospitality and retaining the ambience of a bygone age. There are thirty three individually furnished bedrooms some with... more

  • Walking

The Noel Arms

High Street, Chipping Campden

The Noel Arms, High Street, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

The Noel Arms Hotel is steeped in history dating back to possibly the English Civil War. Today it offers friendly, relaxed accommodation with an excellent restaurant and bar. The bedrooms offer all home comforts with a four-poster bedroom with a 17th... more

  • Walking

Kesgrave Hall

Hall Road, Kesgrave, Ipswich

Kesgrave Hall, Hall Road, Ipswich, Suffolk

This charming four star Suffolk hotel opened in 2008 and boasts 23 en-suite bedrooms with plenty of wow factor – some even have bathtubs in the rooms and fabulous walk-in showers. Whichever room you choose, you can be sure of a delightful,... more

  • Walking

Brockencote Hall

Chaddesley Corbett, Kidderminster

Brockencote Hall, Chaddesley Corbett, Kidderminster, Worcestershire

Brockencote Hall Hotel is privately owned by the Eden Hotel Collection, winners of the ‘AA Small Hotel Group of the Year’ 2014-2015. Crunch up the long drive that winds its way up past the lake and towards Victorian Brockencote Hall and you are... more

  • Walking

The Cottage in the Wood

Holywell Road, Malvern Wells

The Cottage in the Wood, Holywell Road, Malvern Wells, Worcestershire

Gazing across the English countryside from the Malvern Hills, The Cottage in the Wood offers sweeping, panoramic views across the Cotswolds, Vale of Evesham and Severn Valley. Enjoy a unique experience. Stay in individually styled rooms in the... more

  • Walking, Hiking and Trekking

Malmaison - Reading

18/20 Station Road, Reading

Malmaison - Reading, 18/20 Station Road, Reading, Berkshire

Past its gleaming Georgian exterior, through the plush reception and up the wrought iron staircase, throw your bags down in one of Malmaison Reading’s luxurious bedrooms. This hip hotel brand never lets standards slip and this gloriously converted... more

  • Walking

Cotswold House & Spa

The Square, Chipping Campden

Cotswold House & Spa, The Square, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

This award-winning luxury hotel and spa in the heart of Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, which has recently benefitted from a substantial refurbishment, will appeal to discerning travellers visiting the Cotswolds, looking for tranquillity, sublime... more

  • Walking

Malmaison - Newcastle

The Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne

Malmaison - Newcastle, The Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear

Supremely comfortable beds and great food aside, Malmasion Newcastle put you in prime position to admire one of northern England’s most famous bridges. Set in the heart of the city, this former shipbuilding makes the most of its location, giving you... more

  • Walking

Salcombe Harbour Hotel & Spa

Cliff Road, Salcombe

Salcombe Harbour Hotel & Spa, Cliff Road, Salcombe, Devon

Welcome to the award-winning Salcombe Harbour Hotel & Spa, recognised as one of the most desirable waterside hotels in the UK and the premier address on the south coast. A recent multi-million-pound refurbishment has created this chic new luxury spa... more

  • Walking
Boringdon Hall Hotel and Spa, Plymouth, Devon

Just five minutes from the vibrant city of Plymouth and on the edge of the idyllic Dartmoor National Park, Boringdon Hall retains its traditional charm and historic character of a bygone era combined with the comforts of modern day living. With a... more

  • Walking

Leathes Head

Borrowdale, Keswick

Leathes Head, Borrowdale, Keswick, Cumbria

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  • Hiking, Walking

The Talland Bay Hotel

Porthallow, Looe

The Talland Bay Hotel, Porthallow, Looe, Cornwall

Close to the South West Coast path, overlooking a quiet bay at Porthhallow and just five minutes from uncrowded beaches around Looe, the hotel gets you from hello. Glorious pine-fringed grounds and eye-catching sculptures with a seaview backdrop are... more

  • Coastal walks

South Sands

Bolt Head, Salcombe

South Sands, Bolt Head, Salcombe, Devon

The South Sands boutique hotel is located right on the beach in South Sands Bay, a perfect place to relax and unwind. There are twenty-two bedrooms and five Beach Suites, offering every home comfort. The restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner... more

  • Walking, pub walks
The Manor House, an Exclusive Hotel & Golf Club, Castle Combe, Bath, Wiltshire

Sitting quietly in the Bybrook Valley in the picture perfect Cotswolds village of Castle Combe, The Manor House ticks all the rural country bolthole boxes. Michelin-star dining? Tick. Herbs and produce sourced from the kitchen garden? Tick. Luxurious... more

  • Walking maps are available from Reception

Bicester Hotel, Golf and Spa

Akeman Street, Chesterton, Bicester

Bicester Hotel, Golf and Spa, Akeman Street, Bicester, Oxfordshire

Bicester Hotel Golf and Spa is surrounded by stunning Oxfordshire countryside with tranquil gardens and grounds. The 52 deluxe bedrooms are furnished to a high standard with a number of themed designs. Other great facilities include a high quality... more

  • Walking

Howard's House

Teffont Evias, Salisbury

Howard's House, Teffont Evias, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Howard´s House hotel is set in 2 acres of glorious gardens in one of the most beautiful villages in Wiltshire. Hidden away in the quietness of the lovely Nadder valley. The nine luxury bedrooms have been created, using floral prints and pastel... more

  • Walking

The Cavendish Hotel

Church Lane, Baslow

The Cavendish Hotel, Church Lane, Baslow, Derbyshire

The Cavendish Hotel exudes a quiet elegance and is decorated with an extensive collection of original artwork, antiques and charming furnishings. Its a calm tranquil place and all the bedrooms overlook Chatsworth Estate in the Peak District and are... more

  • Walking in the Peaks and Pennine Way

Down Hall Country House Hotel

Matching Road, Hatfield Heath, Bishop's Stortford

Down Hall Country House Hotel, Matching Road, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire

Set in the lush rambling Hertfordshire/Essex countryside, the impressive Italianate Downs Hall Country House Hotel’s history dates back to the 1300s. This is a classic country house hotel equipped with extensive grounds and woodland to explore where... more

  • Walking routes, orienteering

Wivenhoe House

Wivenhoe Park, Colchester

Wivenhoe House, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex

Surrounded by pretty manicured gardens, woodland and tranquil lakes, this 18th-century manor house hotel is situated in a peaceful setting within acres of historic parkland, yet only minutes from the heart of Colchester. The hotel offers luxurious... more

  • Set in Wivenhoe Park, there are many different walks to take during your visit

Maison Talbooth

Stratford Road, Dedham, Colchester

Maison Talbooth, Stratford Road, Colchester, Essex

Tranquillity is the essence of the Maison Talbooth hotel, a Victorian country house, which enjoys a superb position on a bluff overlooking the Stour river valley, stretching away to the Mediaeval church at Stratford St Mary. The twelve spacious... more

  • Walking

Hendon Hall Hotel

Ashley Lane, Hendon, London

Hendon Hall Hotel, Ashley Lane, London, London

Hendon Hall Hotel is ideal for a relaxing break, whilst enjoying a cosmopolitan atmosphere on the edge of one of the world's greatest cities. Boasting that most precious of London commodities - extensive private grounds. Immaculately manicured lawns... more

  • Walking

The Enchanted Manor

St Catherine's Point, Sandrock Road, Niton

The Enchanted Manor, St Catherine's Point, Niton, Isle of Wight

Enjoy a romantic break at one of the most enchanting, unique retreats imaginable at the 5 Star award-winning Enchanted Manor which provides first-class facilities including deluxe suites with own lounge area, flat screen TV's and DVD's. Bathrooms... more

  • Miles of magnificent walks

Pen-y-Dyffryn Country Hotel

Rhydycroesau, Oswestry

Pen-y-Dyffryn Country Hotel, Rhydycroesau, Oswestry, Shropshire

Pen-y-Dyffryn Country Hotel specialises in relaxing short breaks. Set in 5 acres of beautiful grounds it's the perfect retreat from the madding crowds. All bedrooms are individually furnished, several with Jacuzzi baths or private patios, and the... more

  • Outstanding walks (free guides available)

Budock Vean Hotel

Helford Passage, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth

Budock Vean Hotel, Helford Passage, Falmouth, Cornwall

On a quiet bend of the tranquil Helford River nestles the award-winning 4 star Budock Vean Hotel. Set in 65 acres of glorious gardens, woodlands and its own golf course – The Budock Vean is a sanctuary for rest and relaxation. With an AA Rosette... more

  • Walking breaks twice a year, Walking

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