After a while, even exclusive hotels do have the tendency to blur into one another. But if you dig deep enough, there are some jewels that will sparkle in your memory forever. All unique in style and rich in luxury, we’ve excavated a handful of hidden gems that stud the British coastline, perfect for any holiday.
The Dower House Hotel, Lyme Regis
Anyone who has ever visited Lyme Regis can only invoke positive memories: celestial scenery, powdery sand, and a quaint town for a spot of shopping. If a day-trip doesn’t seem enough, then get acquainted with this Victorian country home, open for guests. The Dower House Hotel is the perfect country retreat, fusing modern luxury with country-home style. Rooms are equipped with super-king size four poster beds, all with ensuites to ensure prime comfort. The hotel has a bar, complete with a crackling fireplace during winter evenings and expansive windows to thrown open during summer days, allowing guests to revel at the rolling Devon hills.
If you’re interested in booking, click here. Featured room begins at £160 per night.
Orestone Manor, South Devon
Imbued with history, the Orestone Manor Country House Hotel, is one place you’ll never forget. Former home of the designer of the first Christmas card, John Calcott Horsley, Orestone Manor continues to create wonderful memories for their guests. Family-owned, and run by two chefs, the Manor offers intimate luxury, delicious food and sumptuous accommodation. Based in the coastal Devon village of Maidencombe, various activities are available for you and family to undertake with seal spotting coming top of the list. This charming, family-owned, country house hotel has won awards and accolades from Condé Nast Johansens, double AA Rosettes for fine dining and has 14 splendid rooms available, all unique in character and ambiance. As well as the excellent food and pampered luxury, what really gets us excited is their speciality suites: sea views, separate seating areas and even private outdoor hot-tubs for winding down. It’s a hidden gem of a place.
If you’re interested in booking, click here prices begin at around £129 per night.
Rose in Vale Hotel, Cornwall
Restore and revitalize at Rose in Vale Hotel in St. Agnes, Cornwall. This hidden Georgian retreat offers an oasis of calm, with the hotel’s classical character combined with genuine warmth. There are unending possibilities for enthralling excursions from their perfectly positioned Cornish location offering the best of culture, history and entertainment in Cornwall. Serene panoramic views fill each of the room windows, of the woodland and garden. Each ensuite is equipped with deep baths, allowing you to shrug off the journey and fully relax. The Hotel boasts 10 acres of garden, where a sustainably heated outdoor pool sits. If you are an avid explorer, Cornwall is the perfect destination for you: surfing on the north coast to sailing on the south.
If you’re interested in booking, click here. The featured room is from £129 per night.
Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa
If you are a bit of a History buff and keen for a little bit of luxury then you’re lucky that Bailliffscourt Hotel & Spa marries the two. Each room is furnished with an open fire-place, enhancing the character of each room, as each ensuite is complete with a pair of roll-top baths. The restaurant continues the theme through its architecture: think mullion windows and tapestry-hung walls. To make sure you’re fully relax, an award-winning Spa has been built in the style of a Sussex barn, with expansive windows which brings the outdoors into the beautiful indoor pool area. There’s plenty to do during the day, whether it’s as a couple or with family, due to the abundance of beach side cafes, charming pubs and even take a tour around award winning vineyards.
If you’re interested in booking, click here. The featured room is from £555 per night.
Seaham Hall, Durham
If you wish to venture North, then Seaham Hall should not be left amiss. A celebrated and award winning hotel, the judges acknowledged the first-class facilities and the committed team striving to deliver an unsurpassed guest experience. The Hotel’s surreal cliff location spoils you with a stunning view of the Durham Heritage Coastline, alongside 37 sprawling acres of delightful gardens to enjoy. Take a stroll along the beach or perhaps rent out bikes, available on request, and venture out to the surrounding areas. For those who wish to fully indulge in their relaxing getaway, the Serenity Spa create a hands-on experience to ensure you leave revitalized and refreshed. The suites are designed stylishly and are all ample, with sumptuous sofas and luxurious king sized beds. All rooms offer stunning uninterrupted coastal views, each with individual style and character whilst ensuites boast walk-in showers and freestanding baths.
If you’re interested in booking, click here. The featured room is from £295 per night.