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5 must-visit winter wonderland boutique hotels

Winter is the perfect time to explore serene beauty across the UK, but where offers the view experiences?

By Charli Tomney | 16/01/2024

The winter countryside offers a unique and magical retreat, promising a memorable and rejuvenating getaway amidst the quiet beauty of sparkling fields and mountains. Majestic rolling landscapes adorned with frosty charm create a picturesque setting, ideal for peaceful walks and outdoor activities with loved ones. Quaint villages exude cosy warmth, and historic sites take on a new levels of beauty. Enjoy the tranquillity, savour seasonal delights, and witness nature's subtle beauty at some of the best boutique hotels across the UK.

Another Place, Penrith 

In Ullswater in the Lake District you’ll find one of the most unique hotel offerings in the UK. Another Place offers everything from water sports and cycling to trekking and skiing and everything in between. Its location offers hotel residents the opportunity to even explore on of England’s highest peaks.

Penrith itself is surrounded by captivating countryside which are all available to explore during your stay, should you wish to even leave the grounds. The local area is rich in heritage and natural beauty offering a soul-soothing escape, making it an ideal destination for rejuvenation and exploration. An absolute must-visit for any winter countryside and activity lover.

The Newt in Somerset, Bruton 

300 acres of stunning glistening frost covered grounds are ready to be explored, take a walk through the orchard and warm up with a delicious warming glass of homemade cyder. Soak up the beauty of the lovingly manicured gardens then cosy up in one of the snug corners of the main house.

Wander through the quaint town of Bruton and explore cosy pubs and visit renowned cultural venues like Hauser & Wirth. The serene countryside enveloped in a winter's hush invites you to experience a peaceful retreat, making Bruton an enchanting destination for a holiday getaway

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The Harper, Holt 

Guests visiting this stunning Norfolk location can walk along the coastal path or enjoy a leisurely walk soaking up the stunning scenery which is within a stone’s throw of the hotel. Warm up with a glass of wine by a roaring fire before a sumptuous meal at Stanley’s or succumb to the allure of the sauna, steam room and relaxing pool.

Norfolk in winter beckons with serene landscapes and coastal charm. Enjoy exploring quaint villages and local businesses and savour the seasonal delights. The unhurried pace, combined with cultural richness, makes Norfolk a delightful and intimate winter retreat.

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Estelle Manor, North Leigh 

The Grade-II listed landmark house on a 60-acre Oxfordshire estate is surrounded by over 3,000 acres of beautiful parkland and gardens, the beauty only amplified in the winter months. Explore the walled gardens then relax in the spa before dining in one of the four restaurants.

Oxfordshire's countryside boasts timeless beauty with rolling hills, picturesque villages, and historic landmarks. Tranquil walks along the Thames, visits to iconic sites like Blenheim Palace, and the blend of natural and architectural wonders make Oxfordshire a captivating destination.

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The Fife Arms, Braemar 

Guests at the 19th Century dwelling will be able to take in the dramatic landscapes offered by the Cairngorms and immerse themselves in nature and the local history of Braemar. The stunning Scottish landscapes may await you outside, but no doubt the Fife Arm’s cosy amenities will keep you in the bosom of the hotel for as long as possible.

The enchanting winter wonderland of Braemar awaits, surrounded by majestic mountains, the village offers a pristine snowy landscape for outdoor adventures. Warm up in cosy pubs, witness the ethereal beauty of frozen lochs, and experience the unique charm of winter festivities.

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