Sometimes we're torn between a hotel break where everything is just-so and all done for you, and the appeal of a private selfcatered sanctuary all to ourselves. Well, what if we told you that you can have both?
We've put together this list of hotels with self-catered accommodation on site, so that you can enjoy the best of both - your own private bolthole away from it all, with luxury hotel facilities just steps away.
The B&B itself is a stylish shabby chic bolthole in the classic Artist Residence style, nestled just to the West of Oxford and on the Eastern fringes of the Cotswolds - a perfect location for both city days out and for keen walkers. On site enjoy the tavern with local ales, an open fire and cosy armchairs to lounge about in. and homemade bar snacks. Food-wise, they offer both homemade bar snacks and also a full menu in the dining room of local, seasonal produce. It’s been included in the Michelin Eating Out in Pubs Guide 2017, has been awarded 2 AA Rosettes for culinary excellence, as well as being rated as a 5* inn.
As for their self-catered accommodation, they have a comfortable chic shepherds hut in the herb garden, allowing you to enjoy your own space.
The Gin Trap Inn is a beautiful 17th Century North Norfolk Inn, renowned for its excellent modern British cuisine. The menu changes regularly and seasonally and is focused on fish and seafood and locally farmed meat and game, with plenty of family favourites too for the kids. The whole place is dog-friendly too, so there's no need to leave the pup at home this holiday!
Their two cottages are well-appointed, with two double bedrooms each and lots of living space, including a contemporary fitted kitchen and a balcony. Breakfast is included in rates - but we wouldn't blame you if you end up eating at the pub for dinner too!
The Eastbury Cottage is a perfect cottage escape sleeping 6 in Dorset. It's spacious, with 3 bedrooms, a cosy living space, well-equipped kitchen, separate dining space and a kids bunkhouse outside, amongst more. It's also dog-friendly and has a private hot tub too.
It's just a stone's throw from its partnered hotel, The Eastbury Hotel and Spa
- so guests can feel free to roam their grounds, to relax in style at their spa or dine at their restaurant.
It's a superb 19th century coaching inn on the North Norfolk Coast with a quirky Georgian charm. It's a favoured local watering hole, with excellent food too and a perfect base from which to explore the coast. It features 3 self-catered open-plan cottages with kitchenettes on site to enjoy your privacy, but you're not so far from the atmosphere of the pub either.
Idle Waters is a completely idyllic 16th-century timbered riverside cottage in Dedham. Whilst it looks old and rustic from the outside and beamed inside, on the inside, it's right up-to-date, with an open-plan fitted kitchen and diner and doors leading out onto the garden, a bay-fronted living room overlooking the river, and river-view bedrooms too.
Enjoy the Talbooth House & Spa
facilities too, including a tennis court and sumptuous open air swimming pool, hot tub and spa. They offer an array of spa treatments and therapies, and offer brilliant spa packages too, such as whole day, half day or after-hours - so there's definitely a treat right for anyone.
It's comfy boutique family-run hotel in Norfolk, occupying a lovely historic building. It features stunning secluded garden and a luxurious heated indoor swimming pool for guests to enjoy, and a very fine restaurant too.
As for their self-catered accommodations, they feature both a handful of self-catered cottages as well as glamping yurts! They're a family-friendly and dog-friendly establishment and you can enjoy any of accommodation still with their hotel facilities to hand.
It’s a country house hotel in Durham featuring a cosy bar, great restaurant, cute café and well-tended gardens as well as its rather luxury golf course, spa and pool. The list of facilities seems to go on forever, but it retains its comfy, boutique and personalised feel.
Self-catered-wise, they have The Hideaway - a chic adults-only apartment situated on their grounds, built in an annexe of the Gardener’s Cottage. Filled with stylish furniture and eye-catching art, it also features patio doors opening onto a private garden, which has outdoor seating, a small lawn and a hot tub.
In the heart of the Lake District, Grasmere Glamping takes things to a new level. Enjoy their bespoke glamping Pod, with incredible views, perfect for couples wanting a romantic retreat.
Head to the Yan to enjoy their comfy country open-plan lounge and the restaurant, serving hearty British food from 3pm till 9pm, featuring a choice of sumptuous sharing platters as well as a range of delicious breakfast dishes.
Head to South Wales to enjoy this top-notch cosy Shepherds hut on the grounds of Parkway Hotel. Enjoy your private hut, complete with wood-burning stove, your own cedar hot tub and a firepit outside with sunloungers.
The hotel itself is a modern spa hotel, with dozens of treatments to choose from as well as pool, sauna, steam room and gym. Both the hotel and the Shepherd's Cwtch are dog-friendly too! The location is a brilliant base for visiting Cardiff, Newport's RSPB reserve and more.
Experience ultimate luxury with the shepherds huts at Titchwell Manor Hotel. Based on the North Norfolk Coast, you're in a perfect location for exploring the coast, with a tranquil meadow literally on your doorstep too. The huts have their own sunken jacuzzis and large heated decking area with a comfy sofa area.
Titchwell Manor itself is known for incredible food across two restuarants – the casual Eating Rooms at one end and the more formal Conservatory at the other, both of which serve an excellent 3 AA-rosette menu. The hotel serves breakfast every morning and there is a cosy lounge and bar too.