From Dartmoor in the South, to Loch Lomond & The Trossachs in the North, Britain’s National Parks are home to some of the country’s most spectacular and inspiring scenery. This week’s selection of hotels, located in or within very easy access of the National Parks, are sure to make your stay a wonderful one.
Brecon Beacons | Llangoed Hall Hotel
This stunning country house hotel, nestled in the Wye Valley in Wales, is situated in 17 acres of manicured grounds, with individually designed rooms, and offers wonderful award-winning 3 AA rosette dining. Winner of the AA Hotel of the Year for Wales 2014, it’s a superb luxury retreat.
The Norfolk & Suffolk Broads | The Barnham Broom
With first class facilities, Barnham Broom boasts a stylish setting in the heart of the Norfolk. With two golf courses, health club, luxury Spa and more, it is the perfect base to explore both the city and the surrounding area. The resort overlooks 300 acres of beautiful countryside, offering contemporary bedrooms and an award-winning Brasserie.
The Cairngorms | Craiglynne
Located in Grantown-on-Spey, in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, the Craiglynne Hotel is ideal for those wishing to explore The Cairngorms, or Cromdale Hills which many of the bedrooms overlook. Guests will find a warm, welcoming atmosphere, traditional Highland fayre, delightful grounds, and relaxing lounges to sit and enjoy a famous Speyside whisky. The hotel’s convenient location makes it the ideal base for exploring the Highlands and Cairngorms.
Yorkshire Dales | Swinton Park
Romantic, luxury castle hotel near Ripon, North Yorkshire, set in 200 acres of parkland, lakes and gardens. Featuring a 3 AA rosette restaurant and stunning guest bedrooms, it’s the winner of a Green Tourism Gold Award, and is the perfect base for exploring the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Lake District | Old England Hotel & Spa
On the shores of Lake Windermere, Old England Hotel & Spa offers breathtaking scenery and exceptional facilities, with the locally renowned Lakeside restaurant, stylish bedrooms, 20 metre heated pool and thermal suite, and superb location to explore all that the Lake District has to offer.
New Forest | The Bell Inn, Bramshaw
Nestled in the New Forest village of Brook, this charming, traditional country inn has been owned by the same family for almost 230 years. With modern and individually designed bedrooms, award-winning restaurant, and warm hospitality, it’s ideal for both couples and families.
Northumberland | Matfen Hall Hotel
This stunning luxury country house hotel, just 15 minutes from Newcastle and set in 300 acres of spectacular Northumberland parkland, boasts a golf estate includes a 27-hole course, par 3 course and driving range, award-winning spa, fine dining (or more informal bistro) and stylish elegant bedrooms.
Pembrokeshire | Lamphey Court Hotel
Just two miles from award-winning secluded beaches, coves and the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, this luxury country house hotel boasts a spa with indoor pool, comfortable spacious bedrooms and hearty food. It’s perfect for families, couples and those wanting to explore this beautiful part of Wales.
South Downs | Square Townhouse
Nestled just a stone’s throw away from Brighton beach, this boutique hotel is the perfect destination to escape to the sea and explore one of the UK’s most bohemian cities. Immerse yourself in the hotel’s luxurious charm, immaculate service, and beautifully designed bedrooms. Indulge in delicious breakfasts, enjoy a lavish treatment in the pamper room, or sip on crafted cocktails in the trendy bar.
North York Moors | Grinkle Park
Nestled between the North Yorkshire moors and the famous northern coastal town of Whitby, Grinkle Park offers an elegant 4* country house setting from which you can explore all the area has to offer. The hotel’s 21 bedrooms combine traditional 4* luxury with contemporary comforts while the Conyers restaurant offers elegant dining, all set within lush grounds that are bursting with colour and character.
Dartmoor | Bovey Castle
Located in Dartmoor National Park, the 5 star luxury Bovey Castle sits majestically on the edge of the valley overlooking the stunning Edwardian gardens and flowing River Bovey. The Great Western restaurant offers exceptional food, immaculate service and a superb atmosphere. There’s an award winning spa and treatment rooms, and an 18 hole golf course on-site.
Loch Lomond & The Trossachs | The Lodge on Loch Lomond
A unique destination hotel located on the beachfront at Luss, only 30 minutes drive from Glasgow, and enjoying magnificent panoramic views over Scotland’s favourite loch. Most of the stylish rooms offer stunning views of the loch, as does the award winning 2 AA rosette restaurant. With a vast range of activities, this is the perfect location for a relaxing or activity filled break.
Exmoor | Kentisbury Grange Hotel
With a combination of classic, yet contemporary décor, the award-winning Kentisbury Grange Hotel offers the ultimate relaxation experience. A luxury retreat with unparalleled dining options, this boutique manor house offers a wide selection of the finest brasserie-style cuisine, coupled with elegant bedrooms and a superb Devon location.
Peak District | The Devonshire Arms at Pilsley
Situated at the heart of the Chatsworth Estate in one of the Peak District’s most charming villages, The Devonshire Arms at Pilsley is everything you’d expect it to be. Great food, excellent ales, and comfy rooms surrounded by magnificent countryside. A short distance away from the splendour of Chatsworth House and all the Peak District has to offer.
Snowdonia | Plas Dinas Country House
Luxury boutique county house hotel set on the coast in the foothills of Snowdonia, with impressive, individually furnished bedrooms, restaurant serving real home cooking. and traditional lounge area serving afternoon tea and cakes.