BEST Small Hotels in England

Mitchelcroft

, Buckfastleigh
, Devon
.

A unique bed-and-breakfast surrounded by flowers and meadows, right on the edge of Dartmoor.

Double rooms from £90
Guest rating 10.0

Seaham Hall Hotel

, Seaham
, County Durham
.

An award-winning boutique hotel and luxury spa set in elegant gardens with a stunning cliff-top location overlooking the sea.

Double rooms from £179
Guest rating 9.6

Dower House Hotel

, Rousdon, Lyme Regis
, Dorset
.

A dog-friendly country house hotel on the border of Devon and Dorset, just outside Lyme Regis.

Double rooms from £115
Guest rating 9.6

The Traddock Hotel

, Settle
, Yorkshire
.

Peace and quiet surrounded by the scenery of the Yorkshire Dales. Walking routes start at the front door.

Double rooms from £95
Guest rating 9.5

Trewornan Manor

, Wadebridge
, Cornwall
.

An adult-only country house hotel just a few minutes from the glorious North Cornwall coast.

Double rooms from £108
Guest rating 10.0

Goss Hall Bed and Breakfast

, Ash
, Kent
.

A Grade II Listed Kent manor house in quiet countryside.

Double rooms from £110
Guest rating 9.7

Glazebrook House

, South Brent
, Devon
.

Quirky, offbeat interiors in a country house boutique hotel on the edge of Dartmoor.

Double rooms from £239
Guest rating 9.8

Havener's

, Fowey
, Cornwall
.

Situated right on the Town Quay overlooking Fowey harbour.

Double rooms from £70
Guest rating 9.8

Lord Crewe Arms

, Blanchland
, Northumberland
.

A pub, hotel and restaurant at the heart of Blanchland, a pretty-as-a-picture village in Northumberland.

Double rooms from £119
Guest rating 9.5

The Cookie Jar

, Alnwick
, Northumberland
.

An exquisitely decorated little boutique hotel, almost within arms-reach of magnificent Alnwick Castle.

Double rooms from £184
Guest rating 9.7

Cottage Lodge

, Brockenhurst
, Hampshire
.

A family-run award-winning hotel and restaurant in the New Forest.

Double rooms from £60
Guest rating 9.3

Cavendish Hotel

, Baslow
, Derbyshire
.

A historic village hotel in Derbyshire with magnificent views across the Chatsworth House Estate.

Double rooms from £149
Guest rating 9.0

Leworthy Farmhouse

, Holsworthy
, Devon
.

An authentic Devonshire farmhouse B&B set in glorious countryside, surrounded by pigs, chickens, sheep and ducks.

Double rooms from £75
Guest rating 9.9

Poole Farm

, Launceston
, Devon
.

A small farmhouse B&B with a huge guest satisfaction rating.

Double rooms from £98
Guest rating 9.9

Halsons Bed and Breakfast

, Bridport
, Dorset
.

A charming little village B&B on the Jurassic Coast.

Double rooms from £80
Guest rating 9.8

The Old Stocks Inn

, Stow-on-the-Wold
, Gloucestershire
.

A recently-refurbished 17th-century coaching inn that blends original features with contemporary design.

Double rooms from £149
Guest rating 9.4

Limestone Hotel

, West Lulworth
, Dorset
.

A stylish hotel situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the Jurassic coastline.

Double rooms from £110
Guest rating 9.3

Apsley House Hotel

, Bath
.

An elegant Georgian house in Bath that was once home to the Duke of Wellington.

Double rooms from £165
Guest rating 9.3

Middle Burrow Bed and Breakfast

, Timberscombe
, Somerset
.

A proper farm B&B within the Exmoor National Park.

Double rooms from £80
Guest rating 9.9

Number Sixteen

, London
.

A chic, contemporary hotel with it's own private garden in a Victorian terrace in South Kensington.

Double rooms from £282
Guest rating 9.2

Hazel Bank

, Keswick
, Cumbria
.

A magnificent country house hotel set amongst four acres of beautiful grounds in Borrowdale.

Double rooms from £149
Guest rating 9.8

Kentisbury Grange Hotel

, Kentisbury
, Devon
.

A magnificent Victorian manor house in north Devon, transformed into an exquisite boutique hotel.

Double rooms from £110
Guest rating 9.5

Pencubitt House

, Liskeard
, Cornwall
.

An adults-only country house hotel just outside Liskeard.

Double rooms from £70
Guest rating 9.5

Hartfield Guest House

, Telford
, Shropshire
.

A beautiful red-brick Victorian detached house situated on the outskirts of Telford, not far from the Ironbridge Gorge and Weston Park.

Double rooms from £95
Guest rating 9.5

Meadowview Guest House

, Wighton
, Norfolk
.

A traditional village house just three miles from the Norfolk coast.

Double rooms from £110
Guest rating 9.7

Number 38 Clifton

, Bristol
.

A cool new boutique hotel on the Clifton Downs above the city of Bristol.

Double rooms from £130
Guest rating 9.4

Star Castle Hotel

, St Marys
, Isles of Scilly
.

A family-run hotel with an award-winning restaurant and amazing views in the Isles of Scilly.

Double rooms from £158
Guest rating 9.4

Wooden Cabbage Country House B&B

, East Chelborough
, Dorset
.

A unique country house B&B surrounded by fields and a flower-filled garden.

Double rooms from £115
Guest rating 9.7

Cold Cotes Guest House

, Felliscliffe
, Yorkshire
.

A delightful farm guest house surrounded by a glorious cottage garden on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales.

Double rooms from £85
Guest rating 9.7

Shallowdale House

, Ampleforth
, Yorkshire
.

A small country B&B with an impeccable interior and stunning garden.

Double rooms from £125
Guest rating 9.3

Cedar Manor Hotel

, Windermere
, Cumbria
.

A traditional country house hotel in quiet gardens just a short walk from Lake Windermere.

Double rooms from £160
Guest rating 9.3

Little Court

, Dorchester
, Dorset
.

A delightful Edwardian country house with fabulous gardens featured by Gertrude Jekyll.

Double rooms from £109
Guest rating 9.6

Peak Edge Hotel at the Red Lion

, Chesterfield
, Derbyshire
.

A modern boutique hotel alongside a 16th century pub with a fantastic menu.

Double rooms from £95
Guest rating 9.3

Buckland Manor

, Broadway
, Worcestershire
.

An elegant country house hotel in the Cotswolds, surrounded by carefully-tended gardens and 10 acres of grounds.

Double rooms from £203
Guest rating 9.3

The Royal Oak Inn

, Winsford
, Somerset
.

A thatched village inn in the heart of Exmoor with an award-winning restaurant.

Double rooms from £130
Guest rating 9.5

The St Mawes Hotel

, St Mawes
, Cornwall
.

A harbourside hotel with a lively and informal atmosphere.

Double rooms from £140
Guest rating 9.2

The Adria Boutique Hotel

, London
.

A quintessentially British 5 Star hotel in the borough of Kensington.

Double rooms from £210
Guest rating 8.8

The Lamb Inn

, Chinley
, Derbyshire
.

An English country pub serving good food and good beer, with comfortable, modern accommodation.

Double rooms from £95
Guest rating 9.5

Lewtrenchard Manor

, Lewdown
, Devon
.

A prestigious manor-house hotel in a secluded Devon valley.

Double rooms from £162
Guest rating 9.5

Lewinnick Lodge

, Newquay
, Cornwall
.

A boutique hotel and restaurant perched in a spectacular clifftop position overlooking the ocean.

Double rooms from £145
Guest rating 9.5

Tuddenham Mill Hotel

, Tuddenham
, Suffolk
.

An impressive boutique hotel packed full of character.

Double rooms from £145
Guest rating 9.2

The Bath Priory

, Bath
.

A luxurious hotel and spa with a Michelin-starred restaurant, in 4 acres of gardens close to the city centre.

Double rooms from £176
Guest rating 9.2

Heddon's Gate Hotel

, Martinhoe
, Devon
.

A former hunting lodge in wooded gardens high above the Heddon Valley.

Double rooms from £100
Guest rating 9.4

The Zetter Townhouse, Clerkenwell

, London
.

A quirky Georgian townhouse hotel located on a picturesque cobbled square in Clerkenwell.

Double rooms from £275
Guest rating 9.1

Dorset Square Hotel

, London
.

Beautifully positioned townhouse hotel on a leafy square in Marylebone, London.

Double rooms from £282
Guest rating 9.1

Egerton House Hotel

, London
.

A fabulous 5-star hotel in Knightsbridge, right in the centre of the most exclusive part of London.

Double rooms from £268
Guest rating 9.4

Covent Garden Hotel

, London
.

A deluxe hotel in the heart of London's West End theatre district.

Double rooms from £426
Guest rating 9.4

Artist Residence London

, London
.

An uber-smart boutique hotel with an all-day restaurant and bar, in a quiet street in the heart of London.

Double rooms from £275
Guest rating 9.1

Oak House No 1

, Tetbury
, Gloucestershire
.

An outstanding art hotel filled with the most opulent decor imaginable.

Double rooms from £395
Guest rating 9.4

Overwater Hall

, Bassenthwaite
, Cumbria
.

Unpretentious luxury and warm hospitality, in a Georgian mansion that makes a wonderful country house hotel.

Double rooms from £100
Guest rating 9.4

Lympstone Manor

, Exmouth
, Devon
.

A Georgian manor house on the banks of the Exe estuary with extensive grounds and unrivalled views.

Double rooms from £255
Guest rating 9.4

Beacon Country House Hotel

, St Agnes
, Cornwall
.

Cornish views, and a stunning location near the north Cornish coast.

Double rooms from £130
Guest rating 9.4

Russell's

, Broadway
, Worcestershire
.

A hotel and restaurant in the centre of beautiful Broadway.

Double rooms from £130
Guest rating 9.4

Thatched Cottage Hotel

, Brockenhurst
, Hampshire
.

A quaint little cottage hotel in the heart of the New Forest.

Double rooms from £121
Guest rating 9.0

Villa at Henrietta Park

, Bath
.

A haven of peace and comfort in Bath.

Double rooms from £169
Guest rating 9.3

The Scarlet

, Mawgan Porth
, Cornwall
.

An uber-cool boutique hotel for adults only, set beside the beach and cliffs, with sea views to die for.

Double rooms from £195
Guest rating 9.3

Austons Down

, Claverdon
, Warwickshire
.

A modern country house B&B close to Stratford, Kenilworth and Warwick.

Double rooms from £90
Guest rating 9.3

Castle House Hotel

, Hereford
, Herefordshire
.

A boutique townhouse hotel in Hereford, with a garden and terrace backing onto the castle moat.

Double rooms from £155
Guest rating 9.3

Ascot House Hotel

, Harrogate
, Yorkshire
.

A small Harrogate hotel with a big Yorkshire welcome.

Double rooms from £79
Guest rating 9.3

Artist Residence Brighton

, Brighton
, East Sussex
.

A quirky boutique townhouse hotel in a fabulous location.

Double rooms from £90
Guest rating 9.0

South Sands

, Salcombe
, Devon
.

Perfectly positioned on the Salcombe estuary, with fabulous views and a brilliant seafood restaurant.

Double rooms from £170
Guest rating 9.0

The Old Vicarage

, Kenton
, Devon
.

A lovely village B&B close to Exeter, Powderham Castle and the River Exe.

Double rooms from £90
Guest rating 9.2

Cary Arms

, Torquay
, Devon
.

A historic English inn spectacularly re-purposed as a fresh modern boutique hotel with extraordinary sea views.

Double rooms from £245
Guest rating 9.2

No 38 The Park

, Cheltenham
, Gloucestershire
.

An elegant Georgian townhouse hotel overlooking gardens, in the heart of Cheltenham.

Double rooms from £119
Guest rating 9.2

The Bell

, Alderminster
, Warwickshire
.

A traditional country pub with luxury rooms located in Shakespeare Country.

Double rooms from £100
Guest rating 9.2

Glewstone Court Country House Hotel

, Ross-on-Wye
, Herefordshire
.

An 18th century country house in the Wye Valley.

Double rooms from £76
Guest rating 9.1

Windermere Suites

, Windermere
, Cumbria
.

Eight fabulously individual suites in a five-star-rated Bed and Breakfast close to the lake.

Double rooms from £211
Guest rating 9.1

Waters Edge Guest House

, Stratford Upon Avon
, Warwickshire
.

A boutique guest house with a large garden and river frontage on the River Avon.

Double rooms from £80
Guest rating 9.1

Queensberry Hotel

, Bath
.

Historic architecture, modern style and something extra in a Georgian townhouse hotel in Bath.

Double rooms from £130
Guest rating 9.1

Judge's Lodging

, York
.

A Georgian townhouse hotel close to all the main sights in York.

Double rooms from £110
Guest rating 9.1

Swinfen Hall Hotel

, Lichfield
, Staffordshire
.

A Georgian manor hotel on a 100 acre estate, with a multi-award-winning restaurant.

Double rooms from £100
Guest rating 9.0

Wrea Head Hall

, Scarborough
, Yorkshire
.

A grand gothic mansion in extensive grounds on the edge of the North Yorks Moors.

Double rooms from £90
Guest rating 9.0
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Reasons to visit England

Overseas visitors flock to London, and it's not hard to see why: Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge, the London Eye, the Tower of London, to name just a few of the attractions. There are many other cities worthy of a visit too though: Bristol perhaps, Norwich, or maybe York.

Beyond the cities, the countryside is as varied as it is wonderful. For hills and mountains, you could choose from Dartmoor in the south-west to the Lake District in the far north. And in between there's the Cotswolds, the Peak District and much, much more besides.

As an island country, England is blessed with thousands of miles of coastline, all waiting to be explored. There are high, rugged cliffs in remote locations and long, sandy beaches with interesting towns alongside. The choices are as endless as the coast itself.