BEST Small Hotels in the South of England

Dower House Hotel

, Rousdon, Lyme Regis
, Dorset
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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

Halsons Bed and Breakfast

, Bridport
, Dorset
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A charming little village B&B on the Jurassic Coast.

Double rooms from £80
Guest rating 9.8

Number 38 Clifton

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

Double rooms from £130
Guest rating 9.4

Goss Hall Bed and Breakfast

, Ash
, Kent
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A Grade II Listed Kent manor house in quiet countryside.

Double rooms from £110
Guest rating 9.7

Limestone Hotel

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

Double rooms from £110
Guest rating 9.3

Little Court

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

Double rooms from £109
Guest rating 9.6

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

Villa at Henrietta Park

, Bath
.

A haven of peace and comfort in Bath.

Double rooms from £169
Guest rating 9.3

Cottage Lodge

, Brockenhurst
, Hampshire
.

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

Double rooms from £60
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

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

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

Artist Residence Brighton

, Brighton
, East Sussex
.

A quirky boutique townhouse hotel in a fabulous location.

Double rooms from £90
Guest rating 9.0

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

Reasons to visit the South of England

The South of England is a large area of immense variety. From the limestone cliffs and ancient fossils of the Jurassic Coast, to the rolling hills and glorious views of the South Downs. There are gorgeous, historic cities like Bath, and numerous country houses and castles ranging from sumptuous palaces to simple ruins. For sure there is something for everyone in the South of England.

See also Cornwall, Devon, Bath and London.

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