Little Hotels in the South of England

Haven Hall

, Shanklin
.

A luxury hotel right beside the sea in Shanklin on the Isle of Wight.

Guest rating 9.7

Locanda On The Weir

, Porlock Weir
.

A small boutique hotel overlooking the tiny harbour at Porlock Weir on the edge of Exmoor.

Guest rating 9.7

Lewinnick Lodge

, Newquay
.

A boutique hotel and restaurant perched in a spectacular clifftop position overlooking the ocean.

Guest rating 9.6

Trewornan Manor

, Wadebridge
.

An adult-only country house hotel just a few minutes from the glorious North Cornwall coast.

Guest rating 9.9

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 9.7

The Old Rectory Hotel

, Martinhoe
.

An utterly exceptional country house boutique hotel in the Exmoor National Park.

Guest rating 9.9

Kentisbury Grange Hotel

, Kentisbury
.

A magnificent Victorian manor house in north Devon, transformed into an exquisite boutique hotel.

Guest rating 9.6

The Idle Rocks

, St Mawes
.

Luxury rooms and fine dining right on the harbourside in St Mawes.

Guest rating 9.3

The Old Stocks Inn

, Stow-on-the-Wold
.

A recently-refurbished 17th-century coaching inn that blends original features with contemporary design.

Guest rating 9.5

Pencubitt House

, Liskeard
.

An adults-only country house hotel just outside Liskeard.

Guest rating 9.7

Mitchelcroft

, Buckfastleigh
.

A unique bed-and-breakfast surrounded by flowers and meadows, right on the edge of Dartmoor.

Guest rating 10.0

Glazebrook House

, South Brent
.

Quirky, offbeat interiors in a country house boutique hotel on the edge of Dartmoor.

Guest rating 9.8

Apsley House Hotel

, Bath
.

An elegant Georgian house in Bath that was once home to the Duke of Wellington.

Guest rating 9.3

Star Cottage

, Burford
.

A chocolate-box pretty cottage B&B tucked away on the outskirts of Burford.

Guest rating 9.7

The Cricket Inn

, Beesands
.

An award-winning beachside pub, restaurant and hotel facing straight out into Start Bay.

Guest rating 9.3

Little Court

, Dorchester
.

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

Guest rating 9.6

Halsons Bed and Breakfast

, Bridport
.

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

Guest rating 9.8

Middle Burrow Bed and Breakfast

, Timberscombe
.

A proper farm B&B within the Exmoor National Park.

Guest rating 10.0

The Bay Hotel

, Coverack
.

A stunning position right by the beach in Coverack, on the Lizard Peninsula.

Guest rating 9.5

Outbuildings

, Bridport
.

Rustic luxury in the heart of the West Dorset countryside.

Guest rating 9.8

Leworthy Farmhouse

, Holsworthy
.

An authentic Devonshire farmhouse B&B set in glorious countryside, surrounded by pigs, chickens, sheep and ducks.

Guest rating 9.9

Lympstone Manor

, Exmouth
.

A Georgian manor house on the banks of the Exe estuary with extensive grounds and unrivalled views.

Guest rating 9.4

Oak House No 1

, Tetbury
.

An outstanding art hotel filled with the most opulent decor imaginable.

Guest rating 9.7

Jeakes House

, Rye
.

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

Guest rating 9.6

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

Number 38 Clifton

, Bristol
.

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

Guest rating 9.4

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 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

Poole Farm

, Launceston
.

A small farmhouse B&B with a huge guest satisfaction rating.

Guest rating 10.0

The Lifeboat Inn

, St Ives
.

A traditional harbour-side inn in St Ives with outstanding views of the harbour and the sea.

Guest rating 9.1

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

The Scarlet

, Mawgan Porth
.

An uber-cool boutique hotel for adults only, set beside the beach and cliffs, with sea views to die for.

Guest rating 9.3

Watersmeet Hotel

, Woolacombe
.

A Boutique Hotel in Woolacombe, North Devon with one of the finest coastal locations in the whole of the West Country (or maybe the world!).

Guest rating 9.0

South Sands

, Salcombe
.

Perfectly positioned on the Salcombe estuary, with fabulous views and a brilliant seafood restaurant.

Guest rating 9.0

Sentry Mead Hotel

, Totland Bay
.

A relaxed and friendly little hotel in a Victorian villa near The Needles on the Isle of Wight.

Guest rating 9.8

Lewtrenchard Manor

, Lewdown
.

A prestigious manor-house hotel in a secluded Devon valley.

Guest rating 9.5

The Covenstead

, Glastonbury
.

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

Guest rating 9.9

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

Limestone Hotel

, West Lulworth
.

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

Guest rating 9.3

The Whitehouse

, Chillington
.

A stylish family-run boutique bed and breakfast hotel in a South Devon village between Dartmouth and Salcombe.

Guest rating 9.3

The 25 Boutique B&B

, Torquay
.

The best B&B in the world.

Guest rating 10.0

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

Egerton House Hotel

, London
.

A fabulous 5-star hotel in Knightsbridge, right in the centre of the most exclusive part of London.

Guest rating 9.4

The Summer House

, Penzance
.

A boutique B&B in a Grade II listed town house just a stone's throw from the Penzance Promenade on the edge of Mount's Bay.

Guest rating 9.6

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

Cary Arms

, Torquay
.

A historic English inn spectacularly re-purposed as a fresh modern boutique hotel with extraordinary sea views.

Guest rating 9.2

Beacon Country House Hotel

, St Agnes
.

Cornish views, and a stunning location near the north Cornish coast.

Guest rating 9.5

Covent Garden Hotel

, London
.

A deluxe hotel in the heart of London's West End theatre district.

Guest rating 9.4

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

The Ollerod

, Beaminster
.

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

Guest rating 9.2

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

The Cleveland Bed and Breakfast

, Torquay
.

An award-winning Bed and Breakfast in Torquay that does everything "just right".

Guest rating 9.6

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

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

Queensberry Hotel

, Bath
.

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

Guest rating 9.1

No 38 The Park

, Cheltenham
.

An elegant Georgian townhouse hotel overlooking gardens, in the heart of Cheltenham.

Guest rating 9.2

Heddon's Gate Hotel

, Martinhoe
.

A former hunting lodge in wooded gardens high above the Heddon Valley.

Guest rating 9.4

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

Havener's

, Fowey
.

Situated right on the Town Quay overlooking Fowey harbour.

Guest rating 9.6

Russell's

, Broadway
.

A hotel and restaurant in the centre of beautiful Broadway.

Guest rating 9.4

Villa at Henrietta Park

, Bath
.

A haven of peace and comfort in Bath.

Guest rating 9.3

The Royal Oak Inn

, Winsford
.

A thatched village inn in the heart of Exmoor with an award-winning restaurant.

Guest rating 9.5

Number Sixteen

, London
.

A chic, contemporary hotel with it's own private garden in a Victorian terrace in South Kensington.

Guest rating 9.2

Bayards Cove Inn

, Dartmouth
.

A luxury hotel and restaurant in a historic merchant's house in the heart of Dartmouth.

Guest rating 9.2

Artist Residence London

, London
.

An uber-smart boutique hotel with an all-day restaurant and bar, in a quiet street in the heart of London.

Guest rating 9.1

Cottage Lodge

, Brockenhurst
.

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

Guest rating 9.3

Prince Hall

, Princetown
.

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

Guest rating 9.3

Dorset Square Hotel

, London
.

Beautifully positioned townhouse hotel on a leafy square in Marylebone, London.

Guest rating 9.1

Montagu Arms Hotel

, Beaulieu
.

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

Guest rating 9.2

The Old Vicarage

, Kenton
.

A lovely village B&B close to Exeter, Powderham Castle and the River Exe.

Guest rating 9.2

The Zetter Townhouse, Clerkenwell

, London
.

A quirky Georgian townhouse hotel located on a picturesque cobbled square in Clerkenwell.

Guest rating 9.1

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 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

The Rock Inn

, Haytor
.

A traditional English coaching inn on the edge of Dartmoor, with comfortable accommodation and an award-winning pub restaurant.

Guest rating 9.2

Hartland Quay Hotel

, Hartland
.

A family-run hotel and restaurant sitting on the spectacular Atlantic shore near Hartland Point.

Guest rating 9.0

Southernhay House Hotel

, Exeter
.

A luxury boutique hotel in a quiet leafy garden street close to Exeter Cathedral.

Guest rating 9.0

Artist Residence Brighton

, Brighton
.

A quirky boutique townhouse hotel in a fabulous location.

Guest rating 9.0

The Adria Boutique Hotel

, London
.

A quintessentially British 5 Star hotel in the borough of Kensington.

Guest rating 8.8

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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