Top 50 Boutique Hotels

Where to spend your UK Winter break

By Charli Tomney | 09/11/2022

Lime Wood Hotel

Snuggle up in front of log fires, explore the frosty wilderness of some of the UK’s most breath-taking landscapes and indulge in Michelin Star food, all from the comfort of your hotel.

For those in Hampshire this winter, why not book a stay at Lime Wood Hotel, Lyndhurst. The boutique country house is set in the heart of the New Forest National Park with 33 spectacularly designed rooms. Comfort and luxury are at the heart of this hotel’s design with each room having its own view of the gorgeous grounds the hotel is located on.

Dine at the famous Hartnett Holder & Co restaurant, renowned chef Angela Hartnett and Lime Wood’s own Luke Holder, with their team, create locally sourced Italian dishes with a respectful nod to the seasons.

The hotel offers the perfect winter getaway with their website saying ‘Explore the surrounding winter woodland, warm up your toes in front of our open fires then hunker down for a cosy overnight stay. Make this winter one to remember with a quiet and relaxing retreat to our house.’

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Links House at Royal Dornoch

For journeys further afield and for a more adventurous stay, Links House at Royal Dornoch is a must-visit. Winner of the Unique Experience Award in 2021, this luxury Highland escape is perfect for those wanting to spend more time in the wilderness this winter.

From golf and fishing, to shooting and hiking, this manor home is set right in the heart of the Scottish Highlands with plenty of access to rolling hills and stunning views.

The hotel itself is cosy and comfortable with each of the 15 rooms hosting full bathrooms and walk-in showers, luxurious sitting rooms and writing desks. With the 1st tee of the iconic Royal Dornoch Golf Club adjacent to the main house, golf lovers can rejoice and play at one of the best golf courses in the world.

‘The finest dining experience in the Highlands’ is what Links House claims, with chefs utilising the many wonderful ingredients from the local surroundings. This winter, local patrons can enjoy a unique dining experience highlighting local produce in the MARA restaurant.

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Yorebridge House

In the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, you’ll find Yorebridge House, a luxury 12-bedroom boutique hotel. After an 18-month floor to ceiling renovation, the house boasts many of its original features, with creative and modern flairs to make element of the property sing.

Being located in the Dales means the hotel is close to local and historic attractions such as Bolton Castle, Bowes Museum, Brimham Rocks, Aysgarth Falls and even a local brewery. Shop the local shops for unique gifts, or attend one of the many festive events, like Skipton’s Yuletide Festival and Market.

After a day of exploring unwind and relax in the warming rooms of the hotel and dine at the 3 AA Rosette in-house restaurant. Head up by Dan Shotton, the website says

‘Dan Shotton and his team produce menus excelling in design, flavour and innovation, served in a relaxed, romantic atmosphere, where you are looked after by knowledgeable, friendly and professional staff.’

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Rothay Manor Hotel

If you find yourself in Cumbria this winter, Rothay Manor should certainly be on your radar. The Grade II listed luxury country house sits in the heart of the stunning Lake District.

The 18 rooms are individually designed and offer oodles of comfort and charm, featuring modern bathrooms, fluffy dressing gowns and many other luxury amenities.

Head chef Daniel McGeorge can ensure you are well fed with local Cumbrian delights from their 3 AA Rosette restaurant. The food takes inspiration from the local landscape, with subtle Japanese and Scandinavian influences.

While staying in the Lakes, it’s vital you get out and explore the landscape, abundant with beauty and nature. The hotel can point you in the right direction of walks you may be interested in, while throughout the year foraging masterclasses are also held with local experts.

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In Surrey’s gorgeous town of Leatherhead, you’ll find elegant and charming Beaverbrook. The quintessential English country house estate sits in the heart of the Surrey hills and boasts 35 exquisite rooms.

If you’re looking for a stay which is packed with activities within the grounds you’re staying in, then look no further. The hotel is home to its own private cinema, private dining rooms, 470 acres of gardens and grounds for hiking/walking/cycling, Sharky & George kid’s club, two bars, The Coach House Spa offering fitness gym, treatments, indoor and outdoor pool, spa facilities.

You needn’t leave the hotel for food either, Beaverbrook has its own fine-dining Japanese Grill at The Dining Room and an Anglo-Italian at Garden House restaurant. On top of that you can also dine in the relaxed Pizzeria at The Deli.

Loved by celebrities and luxury stacationers alike, Beaverbrook is not to be missed this winter.

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