Hotels and Inns

Great Britain and Ireland Hotels

Our collection of handpicked luxury hotels and inns are amongst the best in Great Britain and Ireland. We believe that the modern traveller is looking for an authentic experience with a true sense of place and our venues deliver exactly that. Whatever your accommodation preferences, all offer the most comfortable stay, genuine warm hospitality and extraordinary food in the most scenic locations.

Amberley Castle

West Sussex, The South

Amberley Castle’s idyllic setting beside the River Arun at the at the foot of the South Downs is in some of the finest English countryside. The story of this historic castle dates back to 683AD when the land was gifted to Bishop Wilfrid in 683 AD by Caedwalla, King of Wessex. A colourful history means…

4 AA red Star Country House Hotel
3 AA Rosettes

Ballyfin Demesne

County Laois, Ireland

Ballyfin is one of Ireland’s finest country houses, restored back to life with remarkable grace as a luxurious retreat. This beautiful house is surrounded by 600 acre walled demesne of woods, hills and water.  With only 20 bedrooms, warm intimacy prevails, and service levels are exceptional. Outdoor pursuits include archery, shooting, walking and cycling paths,…

5 AA red Star Hotel
2 AA Rosettes

Barnsley House

The Cotswolds, Middle England

Barnsley House is a romantic country house built in 1697, located in the charming Cotswold Hills village of Barnsley.  Once home to the internationally-acclaimed garden designer Rosemary Verey, this luxury hotel now offers 18 beautiful letting bedrooms, most of which overlook, or open onto the world-famous gardens and include the much photographed Laburnam Arch.  Tucked…

4 AA red Star Country House Hotel
2 AA Rosettes

Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons

Oxfordshire, The South

Tucked away in the picturesque countryside, this 15th-century manor sets the standard for others to follow in the UK. World renowned Chef Raymond Blanc’s passion permeates through every aspect of the hotel-from the individually-designed suites to the menus in their two Michelin-starred restaurant. Lush gardens are an abundance of colour in summer, while its kitchen…

5 AA red Star Hotel
5 AA Rosettes
2 Michelin Stars

Boath House Hotel

Nairn, Scotland

Boath House is a romantic Georgian house lovingly restored by its owners Don and Wendy Matheson, renowned for its great Scottish food. Garden-lovers will also be seduced by the impressive grounds and walled garden. It’s whisky-themed library and fireplaces offer lots of intimate spaces to relax. Great food is the focus here, much of which…

5 AA gold Star Restaurant with Rooms
4 AA Rosettes
1 Michelin Star

Bodysgallen Hall

Llandudno, Wales

Bodysgallen Hall & Spa is a charming country house retreat near the Victorian Seaside town of Llandudno on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park. With 13th-century origins, this house, its glorious gardens and follies, is sure to impress your senses. Set in 200 acres of wooded parkland, its offers spectacular views of castles and…

4 AA red Star Country House Hotel
3 AA Rosettes

Calcot

The Cotswolds, Middle England

Dating back to the 14th century, Calcot is set in over 220 acres of beautiful Cotswolds meadowland. This stylish former Cotswold farmhouse has an enviable reputation for most friendly of welcomes, great food and an outstanding spa. You can choose between The Conservatory restaurant for fine dining and complete relaxation, or The Gumstool Inn for…

4 AA red Star Country House Hotel
2 AA Rosettes

Cliveden House

Berkshire, The South

Set in beautiful National Trust gardens this historic Italianate mansion, dating from 1605 has been home to Dukes and Earls, the Astor family and most famously the scene of the Profumo Affair. Inside it’s stately walls Cliveden combines exquisite Edwardian elegance with modern luxury, fine cuisine and faultless hospitality. Sip tea in the Great Hall…

5 AA red Star Country House Hotel
3 AA Rosettes

Cromlix

Dunblane, Scotland

Scottish tennis superstar Andy Murray acquired Cromlix, close to his hometown, with the aim to reinvent the glorious era of this grand country house living. Following extensive refurbishment, the house has been transformed into an elegant Victorian mansion with a luxury 15-bedroom and Gate Lodge, five-star destination. Situated in beautiful countryside, Cromlix is set in…

5 AA Star Country House Hotel
3 AA Rosettes

Dormy House

Cotswolds, Middle England

This 17th century farmhouse has become one of the most loved hotels in the Cotswolds, renowned for its personal service and luxuriously laid-back atmosphere. Recently refurbished offering the ultimate in farmhouse chic, it is also perfectly located to enjoy nearby villages of Broadway and Chipping Campden. The sleek spa is a chance to pamper yourself…

4 AA red Star Hotel
3 AA Rosettes

Dromoland

County Clare, Ireland

Surround yourself in luxury and feel treated like a king, Dromoland Castle is one of the few Irish estates that can trace its history back to native Gaelic families of royal heritage. A remarkable retreat with an easy elegance, set on the shores of Lough Dromoland. The Earl of Thomond restaurant delivers innovative cuisine, using…

5 AA red Star Hotel
2 AA Rosettes

Dunstane House

Edinburgh, Scotland

Dunstane House is a stylish and welcoming city retreat with an authentic Scottish soul. Located in a stately Victorian townhouse, over the last 150 years this traditional villa has been the home to merchants, musicians, doctors, distillers and bankers. Now lovingly refurbished by the current owners to create a distinctive family run boutique hotel renowned…

VisitScotland 5 Star Hotel

Felin Fach Griffin

Brecon, Wales

A cosy Country Inn with a laid-back style all of its own, offering the warmest of Welsh hospitality. Unwind after your exertions of the day with your feet up in front of a crackling log fire sipping on a pint of Wye Valley HPA ale, or a Brecon gin and tonic. Their kitchen produces perfectly…

VisitWales 4 Star Restaurant with Rooms

Foxhill Manor

The Cotswolds, Middle England

Foxhill is a private manor house hotel overlooking the iconic Cotswolds village of Broadway. An intimate Grade II listed Arts and Crafts country home refreshed and revitalised for the 21st century, Foxhill Manor is a new type of stay where everything revolves around you. All the character and charm of a boutique-hotel hideaway, served up…

5 AA Star Hotel

Gidleigh Park

Devon, The South

Gidleigh is a handsome hotel perched on its bluff above the Teign Valley overlooking 107 acres of private woodlands right on the edge of Dartmoor National Park.  A boulder-strewn rushing brook in front of the hotel gives away its wild and dramatic location.  Its impeccable culinary credentials are in the safe hands of chef Chris…

5 AA red Star Country House Hotel
3 AA Rosettes
1 Michelin Star

Gilpin Lodge

Windermere, The North

Gilpin Hotel is a family run business with a big heart offering superb fine dining, extraordinary service and true seclusion. Warmth and friendliness prevails with a touch of home. Many of their rooms have cedarwood hot tubs, whilst others have their own treatment area, steam room, stone bath, sauna and hydrotherapy hot tub. With a…

5 AA Star Hotel
3 AA Rosettes
1 Michelin Star

Glenapp Castle

Ayrshire, Scotland

Glenapp Castle is a romantic Scottish retreat hidden away from the world. A fine example of 19th-century Scottish Baronial grandeur, Winston Churchill was once a guest in 1944, when they discussed the D-Day landings. Spacious rooms boast open fires, while the suites enjoy magnificent views over woodland to the Irish Sea. Falconry displays and opportunities…

5 AA red Star Country House Hotel
3 AA Rosettes

Gravetye Manor

Sussex, The South

A visit to Gravetye will enchant and delight the senses. This historic county house built in 1598 is set in 1000 acres of parkland and gardens famous for being created by William Robinson, arguably one of England’s greatest gardeners. It is the epitome of classic country house hospitality. From the refined yet sophisticated interiors, to…

5 AA red Star Country House Hotel
3 AA Rosettes
1 Michelin Star

Grove of Narberth

Pembrokeshire, Wales

You will fall in love with the Grove of Narberth. This wildly romantic privately owned country house hotel is nestled in the heart of the rolling Pembrokeshire countryside with stunning views of the Preseli Hills. At the Grove you can be assured of a warm Welsh welcome and the perfect base to explore everything this…

4 AA red Star Hotel
3 AA Rosettes

Hambleton Hall

Oakham, Middle England

With it’s spectacular lakeside setting overlooking Rutland Water, Hambleton Hall is one of Britain’s finest country house hotels.  This is a place to relax in total comfort, style and a real sense of history.  Its restaurant is a haven for gourmets having held its Michelin Star since 1982, the longest retained star in the UK. …

4 AA red Star Country House Hotel
4 AA Rosettes
1 Michelin Star

Inverlochy Castle

Fort William, Scotland

Queen Victoria in 1873 wrote ‘I never saw a lovelier or more romantic spot’. A royal recommendation is befitting of this beautiful 19th century castle. Located in the foothills of the mighty Ben Nevis it is surrounded by bright evergreen trees and the sparkling deep blue of the nearby loch. Nowhere else will you find such…

5 AA red Star Country House Hotel
3 AA Rosettes

Isle of Eriska Hotel

Oban, Scotland

There’s a certain magic about staying at a hotel on a private island, but especially one on the west coast of Scotland boasting gorgeous views of Loch Linnhe and the dramatic Morvern mountains beyond.  Isle of Eriska Hotel is a truly unique and memorable experience.  Highland cattle graze, badgers visit, grey seals and otters swim…

VisitScotland 5 gold Star Hotel

Kinloch Lodge Hotel

Isle of Skye, Scotland

Kinloch Lodge is a charming place, discreetly located on a particularly beautiful part of the island at the foot of a mountain and at the head of Loch na Dal. Owned and managed by the Macdonald family since the 1970’s, the hotel has a long tradition warm hospitality and outstanding food. It truly is the…

3 AA red Star Country House Hotel
3 AA Rosettes

L’Enclume

Cumbria, The North

Simons Rogan’s iconic riverside Restaurant with Rooms is located in the idyllic Cumbrian village of Cartmel. The rooms are extremely comfortable and full of character and charm. The restaurant is renowned for its truly unique offering in the UK restaurant scene, both for the warm, informed service style and innovative dishes and for the provenance…

5 AA gold Star Restaurant with Rooms
5 AA Rosettes
2 Michelin Stars

Llangoed Hall

Brecon, Wales

Deep in the Wye valley, this privately owned 17th-century Edwardian manor house overlooks meadows leading down to the River Wye, on the edge of the national park. This extraordinary house and gardens dates from 1632, and it was first converted into a hotel by Sir Bernard Ashley, husband of Laura Ashley, darling of the textiles…

4 AA red Star Country House Hotel
3 AA Rosettes

Llys Meddyg

Newport, Wales

This charming Georgian Coaching Inn in the seaside chic town of Newport is a place to kick off your boots and enjoy the informal atmosphere that owners Ed and Louise have created. The restaurant has established a well-earned reputation over many years, as one of the best in Wales. Try the Newport bay crab and…

4 AA silver Star Restaurant with Rooms
2 AA Rosettes

Lord Crewe Arms

Northumberland, The North

In the 12th century, the Lord Crewe Arms was an abbots’ guesthouse. This heavenly inn has been lovingly created from converted miners’ cottages and an old village pub. Located in the pretty honeyed stoned Blanchland on the edge of the Pennines, it is the perfect village hideaway with old flagstone floors and blazing open fires….

3 AA red Star Country House Hotel
1 AA Rosette

Lucknam Park Hotel

Chippenham, The South

One of England’s finest country house hotels located just six miles from the historic city of Bath. Lucknam Park is a Palladian mansion dating from 1720, set in 500 acres of listed parkland and beautiful gardens. The house has been lovingly restored to the elegance and style of a past era with a great choice…

5 AA red Star Country House Hotel
3 AA Rosettes
1 Michelin Star

Middlethorpe Hotel and Spa

York, The North

Just outside the City centre is the impressive Middlethorpe Hall country house set in 20 acres of manicured gardens and parkland. Built in 1699, it was once the home of the famous diarist Lady Mary Wortley-Montagu. The bedrooms, each decorated individually, are located in the house and in the 18th-century courtyard alongside. The panelled dining…

4 AA red Star Hotel
2 AA Rosettes

Moor Hall

Aughton, The North

A 16th Century Manor House steeped in history dating back to the thirteenth century. Its recent renovation has transformed the property into an exceptional restaurant with modest rooms. Situated in charming west Lancashire village of Aughton in five acres of breathtaking gardens overlooking a beautiful lake. At the helm is one of the most brilliant…

5 AA gold Star Restaurant with Rooms
5 AA Rosettes
2 Michelin Stars

Northcote

Lancashire, The North

Northcote is a 19th century manor house on the edge of the delightful Ribble Valley in Lancashire, once the family home of a Lancashire textile baron. Smart and sophisticated yet it retains a truly relaxed and friendly tone that defines this region of the country. Respected Michelin starred Executive Chef Lisa Goodwin-Allen produces very visual, elegant…

4 AA red Star Small Hotel
4 AA Rosettes
1 Michelin Star

Old Downton Lodge

Ludlow, Middle England

This 18th-century romantic farmhouse is hidden away in the tranquil Shropshire hills. A unique collection of medieval, half-timbered stables and barns surround a courtyard of herbs and flower borders that looks out over the hills of the Welsh Marches. Originally a dairy farm and cider mill, it is full of character with exposed beams, high…

5 AA gold Star Restaurant with Rooms
3 AA Rosettes

Palé Hall

Bala, Wales

Palé Hall is a beautifully appointed, destination country house hotel offering the perfect retreat. Situated in the tranquil Dee valley this historic Victorian mansion has an idyllic woodland garden rolling down to the banks of the river. The spectacular Snowdonia National Park is on our doorstep. Expect to enjoy exceptional standards of service in a…

5 AA red Star Country House Hotel
3 AA Rosettes

Plas Bodegroes

Pwllheli, Wales

This delightful Georgian country house stands in its own secluded grounds, perfectly located on the wild Llŷn Peninsula to enjoy everything this spectacular region has to offer.  Plas Bodegroes has a long established reputation for offering one of the most desirable restaurant with rooms in Wales.  Its pretty Victorian veranda is covered in climbing flowers…

VisitWales 5 Star Restaurant with Rooms
2 AA Rosettes

Sheen Falls Lodge

Kerry, Ireland

This magical seventeenth-century former marquis’s fishing lodge sits inside a 300-acre estate with stunning views across Kenmare Bay and the cascading Sheen waterfalls. The lodge combines outstanding Irish hospitality with these most tranquil of surroundings to deliver a truly magical stay. Its falls restaurant might offer home-smoked salmon caught on the estate and Kerry lamb…

5 AA red Star Country House Hotel
2 AA Rosettes

The Angel at Hetton

North Yorkshire, The North

This inn enjoys 500 years of local history set in the charming small dales village of Hetton. At the helm is Michelin-starred chef and culinary legend Michael Wignall who runs the venue alongside his wife Johanna. Together their new standards of hospitality are immediately recognised. A place where unsurpassed levels of service, outstanding food and…

5 AA silver Star Restaurant with Rooms

The Balmoral

Edinburgh, Scotland

In the heart of the city The Balmoral occupies Edinburgh’s most prestigious address, 1 Princes Street. A landmark location enjoying stunning views of the city skyline and historic castle. For over a century this iconic hotel delivers warm hospitality and provides a perfect retreat. With a roman style health spa, choice of bars and 2…

5 AA red Star Hotel
4 AA Rosettes
1 Michelin Star

The Cliff

County Waterford, Ireland

Superb seascape views from its cliff top location together with striking modern architecture and Michelin-starred dining mean that the Cliff is an extraordinary hotel. Warm hospitality in a relaxed atmosphere is all prevailing. Its spa is pretty special too, complete with vast windows, infinity pool and a full range of treatments. Their chef Martijn Kajuiter…

4 AA Star Hotel
4 AA Rosettes
1 Michelin Star

The Goring

London, The South

Crafted over a century by one family, The Goring is the genuine article – a grand hotel with impeccable manners and a subtle streak of wit and wonder. The supremely elegant Dining Room at The Goring has retained its Michelin star for two years with a focus on traditional British classics and lighter, more modern…

5 AA red Star Hotel
3 AA Rosettes
1 Michelin Star

The Merrion

Dublin, Ireland

The Merrion is located in the heart of Georgian Dublin. Comprising of four Grade I Listed terrace houses, and home to one of the largest private art collections in Ireland. The hotel offers guests the choice to dine in the renowned 2 Michelin Star ‘Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud’, and for less formal dining, ‘The Garden Room’…

5 AA red Star Hotel
4 AA Rosettes
2 Michelin Stars

The Montagu Arms

Beaulieu, The South

The Montagu Arms is a smart and sophisticated family owned hotel with over 200 years of history. Located in the charming Beaulieu village surrounded by glorious New Forest scenery, expect truly warm hospitality in a timeless atmosphere. At the helm in the kitchen is sure-footed Roux Scholar Head Chef Matthew Tompkinson, who prepares elegant dishes…

4 AA silver Star Hotel
3 AA Rosettes

The Peacock

Rowsley, Middle England

The Peacock at Rowsley began life as a manor house in the late 1600s and has been a beacon of hospitality ever since.  Located in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales, the chic country inn is set in beautiful gardens on the banks of the River Derwent famed for its excellent fly fishing.  It’s characterful…

3 AA red Star Hotel
3 AA Rosettes

The Torridon

Torridon, Scotland

Once a grand shooting lodge, The Torridon Hotel is located on the shores of a magnificent sea loch surrounded by highland mountainscapes.  All bedrooms individually designed with the finest of furnishings and fabrics to ensure the ultimate levels of comfort.  The enormously talented Head Chef Ross Stovold produces outstanding dishes with a modern touch showcasing…

5 AA Star Country House Hotel
3 AA Rosettes

Tuddenham Mill

nr. Newmarket, Middle England

This stylish 18th century Suffolk abode is a converted brick and clapboard water mill set on the edge of the millpond within 12 acres of land. The original wheel, its grinding machinery and 53-foot chimney are still in situ. Tuddenham Mill’s restaurant brings together an exceptional environment, a genuine passion for great food and wine and discrete…

4 AA red Star Hotel
3 AA Rosettes

Tyddyn Llan

Corwen, Wales

Tyddyn Llan is a delightful Georgian hunting lodge set in a magically peaceful Vale of Edeyrnion at the eastern edge of the Snowdonia National Park. Chef Proprietor Bryan Webb and his wife Susan make a winning team where food takes centre stage. Ambience is warm and generous, and the rooms beautifully appointed with period furnishings,…

VisitWales 5 Star Restaurant with Rooms
1 Michelin Star

Whatley Manor

Wiltshire, The South

Whatley Manor is a handsome 19th-century farmhouse in the heart of the Cotswolds. Immerse yourself in its twelve acres of heavenly grounds transformed into 26 distinctive garden rooms or relax in the tranquillity of its renowned Aquarias Spa. The immensely talented Executive Chef Niall Keating prepared the most daring and innovative of Tasting Menu’s in…

5 AA red Star Hotel
3 AA Rosettes
1 Michelin Star

Ynyshir

Machynlleth, Wales

Ynyshir is a destination restaurant with rooms located on the Cambrian Coast near Machynlleth. The surrounding scenery is spectacular, with its wild sandy beaches, ancient pines and water-pummelled hills. So much so that Queen Victoria acquired the handsome white painted house as a hidden retreat. The undulating grounds are lovely and lead to the RSPB…

5 AA Star Restaurant with Rooms
5 AA Rosettes
1 Michelin Star

Yorebridge House

Yorkshire, The North

Set in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, with the breath-taking landscape unfolding all around you, Yorebridge House is the perfect retreat to return to following a long romantic windswept walk. The graded II listed, former Headmaster’s house and school buildings have been lovingly restored to a cosy contemporary oasis of calm. Watch head Chef…

5 AA gold Star Restaurant with Rooms
3 AA Rosettes