BRITISH BOUTIQUE HOTELS, B&Bs AND LUXURY HOUSES

Our collection of British Chic Retreats and boutique hotels shows that you don’t have to travel very far to stay somewhere stylish. Whether you’re looking for a cultural city break, a romantic long weekend in the countryside or a bucket and spade seaside holiday with the children, we have a range of British boutique hotels to suit your needs.

The obvious bright lights, big city destination is London with its world-famous landmarks, shops and hip restaurant scene (and we have plenty of boutique hotels dotted all over the capital for you to choose from) but there’s also Bath, Bournemouth, Edinburgh and Cheltenham, to name a few. Each city is very distinct - as are the boutique hotels, B&Bs, apartments and guest houses we’ve selected to match. In buzzy Brighton, spend your days browsing the independent fashion stores and antiques shops in the Lanes, strolling along the seafront or visiting the Brighton Pavillion. At night, check into the 8-room Kemp Townhouse, a relaxing, intimate retreat with spot-on service. If you’re in Edinburgh, our boutique hotel list features well-located Ardmor House, 15-minutes from the shops on Princes Street and Prestonfield, a real gourmet experience 10 minutes drive from the centre.


If
 you prefer rolling hills, green fields, mountains and rugged moors then perhaps consider our boutique hotels in the Lake District, the Scottish Highlands and Camarthenshire in Wales. Hike up Helvellyn, England’s third highest mountain located on Lake Ullswater and then stay the night at the Boathouse at Knotts End, a unique boathouse for two with stunning views and its own jetty. In the Highlands, we recommend 7-room Loch Ness Lodge or the Pool House on Loch Ewe while in Camarthenshire, The Corran is the perfect base for all kinds of outdoor pursuits (think mountain biking, horse riding and quad biking).


There’s no more typical British holiday than a few days by the coast and we have scoured the best locations across England, from Cornwall and Devon in the south west to Aldeburgh in Suffolk and Saundersfoot in Pembrokeshire, Wales to find a range of British boutique hotels and luxury houses with a seaside twist. Splash out on a room at Hotel Tresanton in Cornwall’s St Mawes, which has classy design and fabulous views. Or book Moonrakers, a large, luxury house that sleeps 12 and is perfect for group gatherings, family holidays or luxury hen parties. For something more off the beaten track, try The Cary Arms in Babbacombe, a cosy Devon pub with a choice of rooms or cottages right next to the South West Coast path that wends its way round to Torquay.


Britain also has quaint market towns in Warwickshire and Worcestershire, honey-hued villages in the Cotswolds and tranquil back-to-nature spots such as the New Forest in Hampshire and the Norfolk Broads. In the Cotswolds, choose between spa hotels Dormy House and Cowley Manor; in the New Forest you can’t beat THE PIG near Brockenhurst, an excellent restaurant with rooms (we guarantee you’ll have to loosen your belt after a proper dinner here) from where you can explore by bicycle; and in Norfolk, opt for Congham Hall Country Hotel, a Georgian manor in beautiful parkland near King’s Lynn.


Somerset is one of the loveliest counties to visit for a British countryside experience and one of Lulu's favourites is Babington House with its Cowshed Spa, indoor and outdoor pool and family-friendly attitude.  For a more intimate option with great food try The Talbot Inn, part owned and run by the ex-Manager of Babington it was voted hotel of the year by The Sunday Times and is sister to The Beckford Arms in Wiltshire.  Lulu has a real soft spot for the Wellington Arms in Hampshire: it is close to perfection and serves some of the best British food we have come across in the UK.

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Beachspoke

BEACHSPOKE

st ives, united kingdom

Eeny, meeny, miny, mo..! You might well end up having to flip a coin to decide which of these adorable Chic Retreats in St Ives to stay in! All 3 sleep just 2 people - Black Moon is sexy and seductive whereas Blue Moon epitomises beachside chic and Moon Shadow is just like staying in your very own boutique hotel.

Cary Arms

CARY ARMS

united kingdom

The Cary Arms combines boutique hotel style with an English pub feel in the quaint seaside town of Babbacombe, Devon. This charming beachside retreat is surrounded by cliffs & hills along a glorious stretch of coastline.

Chewton Glen

CHEWTON GLEN

united kingdom

Multi award-winning luxury hotel Chewton Glen has been voted one of the 'World's Best Hotels' by Conde Nast Traveller. Situated in the New Forest in Hampshire it is the perfect spot for a mid-week dash a deux or a few days away with the family.

Dormy House

DORMY HOUSE

united kingdom

Award-winning Dormy House Hotel & Spa sets the (very high) standard for luxury Cotswold hotels and is sure to captivate the hearts of everyone who stays. Possibly the best boutique hotel and spa in the Cotswolds.

Lime Wood

LIME WOOD

lyndhurst, united kingdom

Set in the heart of the New Forest, Hampshire, Lime Wood is the best luxury boutique hotel and spa to have opened in the New Forest, just 1.5 hours from London. Perfect for romantic breaks, a mid-week dash, or time away with the family.

The Gallivant

THE GALLIVANT

united kingdom

Situated right by Camber Sands beach, in East Sussex, The Gallivant is a trendy barefoot chic boutique hotel with an on-site bistro. Just 3.5 miles from the medieval town of Rye this laid back hideaway is perfect for a few nights away by the sea.
The Portobello Hotel

THE PORTOBELLO HOTEL

london, united kingdom

The Portobello Hotel, one of the most romantic boutique hotels in London, is a Notting Hill institution popular with the music, entertainment and fashion crowd. A real haven, this luxury hotel is right in the heart of West London, walking distance from some great shops, restaurants & bars.

5 The Lawn

5 THE LAWN

east sussex, united kingdom

Not content with a standard boutique hotel, owner Jude, has created a luxury Chic Retreat for two in a magnificent Georgian villa at the heart of St Leonards-on-sea in East Sussex.  5 The Lawn and comes complete with your very own private marble pool, 3D cinema and steam room.

Beckford Arms

BECKFORD ARMS

sp3 6px, united kingdom

Beckford Arms in Wiltshire serves delicious British food in a traditional pub setting which is complemented by 8 en-suite bedrooms, sitting room, bar, private dining room and garden with a terraced area. This Chic Retreat is unbeatable on style, food and value.

Bishopstrow House and Spa

BISHOPSTROW HOUSE AND SPA

united kingdom

Bishopstrow House and Spa is a Georgian Country House Hotel set in beautiful gardens near Warminster. With an indoor pool, spa and fantastic restaurant this luxury hotel is the perfect place to relax and unwind for all the family.

Brooks Guesthouse Bristol

BROOKS GUESTHOUSE BRISTOL

bristol, united kingdom

Brooks Guesthouse is a new a luxury B&B perfectly positioned just a few minutes walk away from the new harbour side, the Old Vic and Cabot Circus. This family run contemporary Chic Retreat is right next to St Nicholas Market in the heart of Bristol's old town, ideal for business or pleasure.

Captains Club Hotel and Spa

CAPTAINS CLUB HOTEL AND SPA

christchurch, united kingdom

Captains Club Hotel and Spa, a luxury hotel overlooking the River Stour, has a bold, contemporary maritime style, from the ship-like exterior to the luxurious interior design. A great boutique hotel for a trip to Christchurch or nearby Bournemouth.

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