BOUTIQUE HOTELS IN South East

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History has left its mark on the south east of England, a royal favourite stashed with grand palaces and medieval castles, not to mention striking Roman ruins. You’d be forgiven for forgetting this slice of glorious countryside is just a stone’s throw from London, but there’s no denying its windswept beaches and hillside trails are the perfect antidote to urban stresses. Restorative breaks in the south east of England are all about fresh air, leisurely walks, and cosseting stays in stylish country inns and elegant seaside boltholes.

Destinations in South East

Berkshire Hotels
Graced with the queen’s Easter residence, Windsor Castle, Berkshire brims with regal charm. Ascot racecourse and Eton College set the tone; for a child-friendly day out, head to Legoland’s acres of parkland.
East Sussex Hotels
Brighton’s vibrant pier and bohemian beaches are just the spot for sea-view picnics. St-Leonards-on-Sea’s coastline is jaw-dropping; further inland, Rye’s lacework of cobbled streets are packed with cute cafés and medieval towers.
West Sussex Hotels
The county’s rural assets – postcard-worthy hills, pretty valleys and sprawling beaches – are part of its allure, but West Sussex is also home to intriguing Roman ruins and elegant stately homes.
Surrey Hotels
This home county’s bustling villages have plenty of contemporary appeal, but traces of its colourful, fascinating past remain: make Hampton Court Palace the highlight of a weekend getaway.
Buckinghamshire Hotels
The region’s spellbinding Chiltern Hills and lush landscapes have inspired the works of Roald Dahl and T.S. Eliot. Bookworms take note: Enid Blyton’s thatch-roofed home is just a gentle stroll away from lively market towns.
Hampshire Hotels
Majestic Hampshire is hot on London’s heels when it comes to royal cachet. Its centrepiece is sleepy Winchester, once England’s capital, which plays host to dramatic castles, opulent palaces and a spectacular Gothic cathedral.
Isle of Wight Hotels
As a festival hub, The Isle of Wight lives up to its reputation as a party-goer’s haven. Its palate-pleasing seafood, pristine beaches and seaside promenades aren’t to be sneered at, either.
Kent Hotels
From the magnificent Canterbury Cathedral to secret wartime tunnels, a hefty slice of the country’s history is tucked away in the ‘garden of England’ – just the spot for romantic getaways and bracing coastal hikes on the White Cliffs of Dover.
Oxfordshire Hotels
Oxford’s Gothic chapels and Neoclassical colleges are a delight to explore. The county’s not short of earthly pleasures, either, with the Cotswolds’ rolling hills and Bicester’s designer outlets right on the doorstep.

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Featured hotels in South East

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Sitting alongside the river, The Mill is a pub with boutique hotel rooms in the hamlet of Gordleton, Hampshire. Whilst there is plenty to discover on its doorstep there is no need to venture further than the beautiful gardens and grounds, which have hidden places to sit and a secret garden full of art and sculptures.

$98
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The beautiful village of Longstock in Hampshire is home to The Peat Spade Inn, a wonderfully atmospheric pub with rooms less than a mile from Stockbridge, the fly fishing capital of the world.

$105
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The Running Horse is a boutique inn serving fabulous food in the village of Littleton, near Winchester, not far from the New Forest in Hampshire.

$93
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Managers Sinead and Zach have created a charming and cosy 11 room gem on the edge of Surrey. Their focus is on serving the best food and drink in the Home Counties with a side order of charming rooms. The Swan Inn welcomes couples, families and business travellers.

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