Little Hotels in the South of England

Pentillie Castle and Estate

, St Mellion
.

An exceptional family-run boutique B&B in a large country estate on the banks of the River Tamar in Cornwall.

Guest rating 9.8

Houseboat Harbourside View

, Bembridge
.

A unique Bed and Breakfast experience floating on the edge of Bembridge Harbour on the Isle of Wight.

Guest rating 9.8

Dower House Hotel

, Rousdon, Lyme Regis
.

A dog-friendly country house hotel on the border of Devon and Dorset, just outside Lyme Regis.

Guest rating 9.6

Little Court

, Dorchester
.

A delightful Edwardian country house with fabulous gardens featured by Gertrude Jekyll.

Guest rating 9.6

The Highdown

, Goring-by-Sea
.

A beautiful Victorian country house with a restaurant, pub, tea room and garden, stregically placed between the South Downs and the English Channel.

Guest rating 9.4

Halsons Bed and Breakfast

, Bridport
.

A charming little village B&B on the Jurassic Coast.

Guest rating 9.8

The Driftwood

, Bexhill-on-Sea
.

An astonishingly well-designed boutique hotel and restaurant just one minute from the sea-front in Bexhill-on-Sea.

Guest rating 9.8

Limestone Hotel

, West Lulworth
.

A stylish hotel situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the Jurassic coastline.

Guest rating 9.3

The Beach at Bude

, Bude
.

New England decor, a lively cocktail bar and a tip-top restaurant, all overlooking sandy Bude beach and the Atlantic Ocean.

Guest rating 9.3

Wooden Cabbage Country House B&B

, East Chelborough
.

A unique country house B&B surrounded by fields and a flower-filled garden.

Guest rating 9.7

Goss Hall Bed and Breakfast

, Ash
.

A Grade II Listed Kent manor house in quiet countryside.

Guest rating 9.7

The Covenstead

, Glastonbury
.

A town-centre B&B filled with all the curiosities and novelties that epitomise Glastonbury.

Guest rating 9.9

Number 38 Clifton

, Bristol
.

A cool new boutique hotel on the Clifton Downs above the city of Bristol.

Guest rating 9.4

Queensberry Hotel

, Bath
.

Historic architecture, modern style and something extra in a Georgian townhouse hotel in Bath.

Guest rating 9.1

The Horn of Plenty

, Gulworthy
.

A luxury country house hotel and restaurant near Tavistock with stunning views of the Tamar valley.

Guest rating 9.1

St Benedict Victorian B&B

, Hastings
.

An astonishing and intriguing Victorian house filled with all the paraphernalia of a luxurious Victorian gentleman's existence.

Guest rating 9.6

Cottage Lodge

, Brockenhurst
.

A family-run award-winning hotel and restaurant in the New Forest.

Guest rating 9.3

Jeakes House

, Rye
.

A fascinating house full of history, fulfilling a new destiny as a boutique guesthouse in historic Rye.

Guest rating 9.6

Park House Hotel

, Midhurst
.

A country house hotel on the South Downs, complete with pretty gardens, a restaurant, award-winning spa, swimming pool and more.

Guest rating 9.4

The Bath Arms Hotel

, Cheddar
.

Top class food and a a comfy stay close to Cheddar Gorge, with Wells, Glastonbury and the Mendips in easy reach.

Guest rating 9.5

Prince Hall

, Princetown
.

A country house hotel with a renowned restaurant, right in the centre of Dartmoor near Princetown.

Guest rating 9.3

North House

, Cowes
.

A townhouse hotel in the heart of the conservation area of Cowes old town. Just a short hop from the marinas, yacht clubs and attractions of the River Medina.

Guest rating 9.3

The Ollerod

, Beaminster
.

A characterful little hotel with a lovely bar and restaurant, set in a picturesque Dorset town.

Guest rating 9.2

The Oxford Townhouse

, Oxford
.

A classy B&B in a pair of Edwardian townhouses just a short walk from the centre of Oxford.

Guest rating 9.3

Montagu Arms Hotel

, Beaulieu
.

Quintessential English country charm, alongside the Beaulieu River and surrounded by the New Forest.

Guest rating 9.2

Maison Talbooth

, Dedham
.

A luxury country house hotel in Constable Country, with an all-year heated swimming pool, spa and restaurant.

Guest rating 9.3

The Bath Priory

, Bath
.

A luxurious hotel and spa with a Michelin-starred restaurant, in 4 acres of gardens close to the city centre.

Guest rating 9.2

Villa at Henrietta Park

, Bath
.

A haven of peace and comfort in Bath.

Guest rating 9.3

Artist Residence Brighton

, Brighton
.

A quirky boutique townhouse hotel in a fabulous location.

Guest rating 9.0

Howard's House Hotel

, Teffont Evias
.

A hotel in a traditional village house in an unspoilt Wiltshire village, with a hidden gem of a garden and a quintessentially English gourmet restaurant.

Guest rating 9.0

Thatched Cottage Hotel

, Brockenhurst
.

A quaint little cottage hotel in the heart of the New Forest.

Guest rating 9.0
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Reasons to visit the South of England

The South of England is a large area of immense variety. From the limestone cliffs and ancient fossils of the Jurassic Coast, to the rolling hills and glorious views of the South Downs. There are gorgeous, historic cities like Bath, and numerous country houses and castles ranging from sumptuous palaces to simple ruins. For sure there is something for everyone in the South of England.

See also Cornwall, Devon, Bath and London.

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