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Ten of the Best Hotels with a View

by Amanda Statham

Hands up who’s booked a room in a posh hotel only to fling open the curtains and find yourself gazing at a car park or fire escape. Gutted. To ensure you’re only ever looking at beautiful lochs, lakes, sea, gardens, rivers or rolling countryside, here are my top ten favourite hotels with a view to thrill.

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Two Bridges Hotel

Two Bridges, Dartmoor National Park, Dartmoor

Two Bridges Hotel, Two Bridges, Dartmoor, Devon

You’ll see people reach for their smartphone when they arrive, because it’s one of those places that you can’t help but Instagram from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave. Its setting in the heart of Dartmoor National Park next to the River Dart, rolling hills and a cluster of trees, is like something out of a fairy-tale. The interior is a little faded yet still magical (it’s not going to win any minimalist design awards!) and while some of the 33 rooms have large ornate beds, all have fabulous views of the surrounding countryside. Locally sourced dishes like pheasant stew with rosemary gnocchi ensure the restaurant is buzzing, which, combined with the panorama, make this a must-visit hotel for a weekend break.

Solent Forts

Canal Side, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth

Solent Forts, Canal Side, Portsmouth, Hampshire

If James Bond opened a hotel, it would probably look a lot like Spitbank Fork, a converted circular maritime fort in the Solent overlooking Portsmouth. The speedboat journey out there gives an indication of just how amazing it is to spend the night completely surrounded by water and the views really are breathtaking, whether at sunset sitting around the circular fire pit, on deck gazing at the twinkling lights of the city by night or during an alfresco breakfast at sunrise with views of the sparkling Solent. It sleeps 16 and you can book one room or hire it privately as a group.

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