Best hotels for cosy Winter breaks

Jenai Laignel / 11 December 2015

With your summer holiday seeming like a lifetime away, your sights may be set on planning a weekend getaway. There are plenty of gorgeous UK hotels in fantastic locations. Here are our top picks:

Littlecote Hotel, West Berkshire

Littlecote hotel in the snow

Surrounded by 113 acres of landscaped gardens and rolling parklands, this Grade I listed Tudor House is steeped in history and, if legend is to be believed, may even be haunted.

The hotel boasts plenty of cosy corners in its library for you to while away your evenings with a good book and you won't go hungry judging by the gastronomic offerings provided by Littlecote's award-winning restaurant. 


Cricket St Thomas, Somerset

Exterior of Cricket St Thomas, Somerset

Located close to the Jurrassic Coast, this Regency-era hotel has something for everyone. There are plenty of activities to keep you busy, from archery and spa treatments to boules and disc golf. If you want to brave the cold, the hotel is surrounded by 160 acres of lakes and grounds. 


Nidd Hall Hotel, North Yorkshire

Exterior of Nidd Hall in Yorkshire

Nestled in the heart of Yorkshire and set amongst 45 acres of stunning grounds,  Nidd Hall Hotel is blessed with landscapes that will take your breath away. There is plenty to keep you occupied here, from fishing and putting to bowls and dancing.


Whitley Hall Country House Hotel, Peak District

Exterior of Whitely Hall in Sheffield

This gorgeous, ivy-clad mansion in the Peak District is surrounded by beautifully-manicured gardens and two lakes. The 16th-century country house is a tranquil retreat, yet has the benefit of being just a short drive away from the bustling city of Sheffield.


Ilsington Country House Hotel, Dartmoor

Bedroom at Ilsington Hotel, Dartmoor

Whisk your other half away this autumn to Ilsington Country House Hotel, situated in Dartmoor National Park.

The hotel is the perfect base to explore the stunning local scenery of South Devon, with the charming town of Newton Abbot very close by. At the end of a busy day, relax in the hotel's health club, complete with whirlpool spa, heated pool, sauna and steam room.


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