10 Places to Spoil your Mum on Mother's Day

Thinking caps on... Where to take your beloved mum for Mother's Day this year, that is the question? Here at Cool Places, we have a wonderful selection of places to stay for Mother's Day where you can treat her in style, ranging from seaside hotels with views and properties with spas to country pubs with quality restaurants. March 10th is rapidly approaching – best get cracking!

The Suffolk

The newest addition to Aldeburgh's hospitality scene is The Suffolk, a high-quality restaurant and bar with a handful of stylishly decorated rooms upstairs, two of which have sea views. Food-wise at this Suffolk Coast destination, choose from the likes of hand-dived scallops with celeriac and bacon, game terrine with grape mustard, halibut en croûte with lobster mousse and beurre blanc, and twice-baked suffolk gold soufflé with caramelised onion – yum.

Hotel Endsleigh

Located on the Devon and Cornwall border, this magical hotel is the cousin of the fabulous waterside Tresanton in Cornwall (both are owned by Olga Polizzi). The 18 rooms go from 'Classic' to the more spacious 'Repton' and 'Bedford', plus well-appointed suites. All are artfully decorated, mixing old and new pieces, wooden floors, vibrantly painted wallpapers, and original roll-top baths. They do a lovely afternoon tea, too – ideal for a Mother's Day outing.


The luxurious bedrooms, secret bars and trio of dining spaces will impress any mum this Mother's Day. A renovated 16th-century Cotswolds coaching inn, the historic property has been totally reimagined, and each of the 18 rooms and suites has a slight Renaissance painting vibe. Food-wise, it's worlds away from pub grub – Wild, is all about grilling on open flames, Horn has a changing three-course set menu, and Hiro is a 10-seater Japanese omakase.

Careys Manor

You can't get a more enviable position in the New Forest than this fantastic spa hotel in the heart of the National Park on the outskirts of Brockenhurst. The older sibling of the first-rate Montagu Arms in nearby Beaulieu, why not treat your mum to a treatment or two? – the SenSpa is as good as it gets. There are also three restaurants on site: Cambium (one of the best places to eat in the area), Le Blaireau brasserie, and Thai-focused Zen Garden.

Brimstone Hotel

Love the Lake District? It doesn't get much better than Brimstone, one of the region's new breed of dazzling boutique hotels, located in a slate-clad building that's perfectly in keeping with the surroundings. Aside from 16 cool and contemporary bedrooms, there's also an on-site restaurant and an inn just up the road, plus a spa with a pool, sauna and steam room – super relaxing, and a top-notch place to stay for Mother's Day.

The Swan at Lavenham

This Suffolk institution has reinvented itself over the years, blending its characterful timbered building with a modern look in the guest rooms and an award-winning spa. The 45 bedrooms come in all shapes and sizes, from the lowest-priced Lavenham rooms to the Constable and Gainsborough suites. There's a comfy lounge and a small courtyard garden, plus a bar and The Gallery restaurant that serves an unashamedly fine-dining-style menu.

Budock Vean Hotel

On a rather splendid private estate complete with a private nine-hole golf course is this 49-room country house hotel in South Cornwall, above the Helford River. Boasting a huge swimming pool, an intimate little spa where you book a variety of packages, and a terrace with a hot tub, there's also a restaurant and cocktail bar to enjoy – plenty of options for Mother's Day. Oh, they have seven self-catering cottages and holiday homes, if that's more suited to your needs.

Calcot & Spa

Sitting in over 220 acres of prime Cotswolds countryside, this estate has 35 luxe guest rooms and an excellent restaurant, The Brasserie (that also serves afternoon tea), plus The Hive, a café lounge for informal grazing. What else? A sublime spa with an indoor and outdoor pool, a gym, sauna and steam room, plus a hot tub. Also worth keeping in mind is nearby sister hotel The Painswick or northern cousin Lord Crewe Arms.

Talbooth House & Spa

Here you have an agreeable country house in Essex on the boutique side of things, with just 12 stylish rooms, an outdoor heated pool (usable in winter) and a hot tub. Oh, there's a spa too, offering a range of packages. Which will you choose as a Mother's Day treat? Come dinnertime, head to their fine dining restaurant, Le Talbooth, just a two-minute drive away. Nearby hotel Milsoms is also part of the collection, as is The Pier at Harwich, Kesgrave Hall and Idle Waters cottage.

The Horn of Plenty

Overlooking the scenic Tamar Valley pretty much on the Devon-Cornwall border, this is a swanky place indeed, with first-rate service, attention to detail and impeccably designed guest rooms. The food is the other star attraction: expect perfectly formed menus full of delicious choices, from ham hock croquette with mustard sauce and remoulade and gnocchi with broccoli fritters and aubergine puree to pan-seared pollack with cuttlefish ragu.

For additional 'places to stay for Mother's Day' options, check out our 'Best Places for Afternoon Tea' and 'Spa hotels' guides.

If you're looking for somewhere in a particular region, head to our 'destinations' section, where you search by areas like the North Norfolk Coast, The Highlands, Pembrokeshire, and the Yorkshire Dales.

And if you're after something more specific, browse our 'places to stay' section, featuring guides like dog-friendly cottages, eco-retreats, and boutique hotels.

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