Top UK Country House Estates

Who doesn't dream of being 'to the manor born' and getting a glimpse of how the other half live, if only for a few days? With that in mind, we've collated a selection of 'Top UK Country House Estates' for a high-class holiday, from grandiose hotels to boutique B&Bs. Prepare to be impressed!

Congham Hall

This 31-room country house hotel in Norfolk is elegant and tranquil, yet you're just a 10-minute drive from King's Lynn and a short ride from fab beaches like Hunstanton. On-site facilities range from a spa, pool and hot tub to a restaurant and bar.

Whatley Manor

Home to a Green Michelin-starred restaurant, this dog-friendly Grade II-listed country house hotel in the Cotswolds boasts a spa and 12 acres of beautiful gardens, making it a rather special place to stay. The five-star eco-retreat also has a spa and a private cinema.

The Grove, Cromer

Occupying a lovely historic building, this family-run, dog-friendly property in North Norfolk has 16 guest rooms, well-kept grounds where you'll find a heated indoor swimming pool, and a two AA-rosette restaurant. Oh, and a footpath leads from the gardens to the cliffs and beach below.

Matfen Hall

Here you have an impressive 65-room country house hotel in Northumberland that's home to a golf course, spa and 300 acres of parkland. Offering five-star luxury all the way, the Gothic mansion has grandeur, opulence and attention to detail aplenty.

The Belsfield Hotel

Picture the type of country house estate you dream of staying at and you may well come up with somewhere like The Belsfield – a quintessential Lake District getaway on the banks of Windermere with classic architecture, friendly staff and tempting afternoon teas.

Bovey Castle

This deluxe country house hotel in Devon sits on a vast 275-acre estate in Dartmoor National Park and boasts a spa, golf course, restaurant and cocktail bar, plus facilities for tennis, golf and croquet. If you prefer to self-cater, check out one of their luxury lodges.

The Alverton

You'll find contemporary rooms at this historic manor house in Cornwall – the ideal venue for a party or wedding! Part of a small group that also owns the Greenbank in Falmouth, there's a relaxed on-site brasserie and a terrace overlooking well-tended private gardens.

Bossington Hall

Enjoy proper luxury in Devon at this swanky nine-room B&B in Exmoor, where amenities include a private honesty bar, a cinema screen, a wellness suite, squash and tennis courts, and acres of verdant gardens. Each bedroom is different, with the massive Greenaleigh Suite accommodating four.

Budock Vean

Set on a private estate and with a nine-hole golf course, this traditional country house hotel in Cornwall has a huge swimming pool and an intimate spa, and is suitable for families and couples alike. Prefer to self-cater? Check out their cottages and holiday homes.

Morston Hall

This first-rate country house hotel in Norfolk is idyllically set in lovely gardens and home to 13 guest rooms. Chef-Patron Galton Blackiston has been at the helm for over three decades, while the destination restaurant has held a Michelin star for a whopping 24 years!

The Coach House

Sitting on a private estate in Northumberland's Tyne Valley, the Coach House offers four beautifully decorated en-suite rooms – ideal if you're looking for a base to explore this scenic part of the UK from. Meanwhile, sister properties Laverick Cottage and The Bothy offer self-catering.

Titchwell Manor

This large redbrick Victorian farmhouse on the Norfolk Coast houses a 26-room boutique hotel with a first-rate 3 AA-rosette restaurant. Stay in a Signature Hot Tub room for a touch of luxury or opt for a Shepherds Hut, their latest offering, complete with a Jacuzzi on the deck.

Port Lympne Hotel

You won't forget your stay at this historic Grade II-listed country house hotel in Kent that boasts its own safari park! Your visit includes an animal-spotting tour (think lions, tigers and bears), plus a golf buggy to get around.

Storrs Hall Hotel

With a dreamy position right on the shores of Lake Windermere, this is like no other in the area – a country house hotel combining low-key intimacy with contemporary comforts. The family also owns nearby Lindeth Fell, an elegant B&B.

Hotel Endsleigh

This fabulous 19-room country house estate on the border of Devon and Cornwall occupies 100 scenic acres of gardens, streams, woodland, follies and grottoes. The fairy-tale dog-friendly retreat is the cousin of the excellent waterside Tresanton.

Old Downton Lodge

How does a beautiful country house hotel in Shropshire with nine stylish rooms and a restaurant in an atmospheric grand Norman hall sound? Voted one of the best 100 places to eat in the UK, Chef Karl Martin whips up five- and seven-course tasting menus.

Montagu Arms

Part of the same group that owns Careys Manor spa hotel, the Montagu Arms is located in the New Forest and home to 33 well-appointed bedrooms. Stroll along the two-mile river walk to Buckler's Hard before heading back to the cosy bar and highly-rated Terrace Restaurant.

Penrhiw Priory

There are just seven guest rooms and one suite at this country house hotel nestled in gorgeous grounds near St Davids, Pembrokeshire. Head to Blas at nearby sister hotel Twr-y-Felin for dinner – a three Rosette restaurant dishing up local specialities.

Berwick Lodge

Located just outside Bristol and set in 18 acres, this 14-room country house hotel offers an intriguing mix of English character alongside Turkish decor. The restaurant, Hattusa, serves Modern British fare as well as afternoon tea – enjoy the latter outside in the garden or in the cosy lounge with an open fire.

Luccombe Manor

This Victorian-era family-friendly hotel on the Isle of Wight boasts a private garden, fab sea views, a games room, an outdoor hot tub and a summer spa pool... need we go on. Adjacent Luccombe Hall and the nearby Shanklin Villa Apartments are owned by the same people and just as appealing.

Losehill House Hotel & Spa

Enjoy an enticing mix of traditional and contemporary comforts at this luxurious hotel in the Peak District, where you can dine at the two AA-rosette restaurant, hit the spa facilities (including an indoor pool), and discover the scenery of the nearby Derbyshire countryside.

The Horn of Plenty

Situated on the Devon-Cornwall border high above the Tamar Valley, this splendid country house hotel has 16 individually designed guest rooms, a three AA Rosette fine dining restaurant, and you can bring your dog, too. Additional facilities include on-site spa treatments and afternoon teas.

Milsoms Kegrave Hall

This 23-room country house retreat in Suffolk was once a school, but these days you can enjoy boutique accommodation, afternoon tea, a meal in the relaxed brasserie, a few drinks on the outside terrace, and strolls in the manicured grounds.


The former home of a Lord, this country house hotel in Perthshire offers not just one but two golf courses. Other highlights include characterful rooms, a cocktail bar and an excellent restaurant. For the hikers out there, check out the two marked walks on the estate.

The Painswick

Here you have a stylish and luxurious manor house hotel in the Cotswolds serving imaginative dishes at the on-site restaurant – lobster and black pudding pie anyone? Acquired by the folks behind nearby Calcot Manor, the group also owns the Lord Crewe Arms in Northumberland.

Tickton Grange

Stay at this award-winning country house hotel in Yorkshire for a romantic getaway and enjoy highly personal service and welcoming touches galore. Be sure to eat at their renowned restaurant The Bloomsbury Room, and don't miss the bountiful breakfast, either.

Trigony House Hotel & Garden Spa

You'll find this laid-back luxury country house hotel set deep in the countryside of Southwest Scotland, complete with a top-class restaurant, a spa with a wood-fired hot tub, and nine spacious guest rooms. Your furry companion is invited, too.

The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa

A welcoming place to stay set in the Duke of Devonshire's estate near Skipton in North Yorkshire, this country house hotel is grand but unstuffy. Home to 40 individually designed rooms, the service is highly polished, and there’s a helipad if you need it!

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