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Three Best Luxury Country House Hotels in England

Three Best Luxury Country House Hotels in England

What can you expect with a stay at one of the most luxurious English Country House Hotels? Take a moment to close your eyes and let me set the scene.

You drive along the leafy English lanes with your favourite music playing. You turn down a private gravel driveway that opens up to reveal a beautiful country house hotel. This once majestic private dwelling is now a unique and luxurious hotel waiting for your arrival.

This scene epitomises a stay in the English countryside where you could be forgiven for thinking you were staying at a friend’s property due to the relaxed and serene atmosphere that radiates from the house.

With manicured gardens and parking beneath an old oak tree, you enter to witness the fusion of modern and traditional styling and look forward to a relaxing stay.

This post lists my three favourite English Country House Hotels for a magical stay in England.

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Dormy House Hotel and Spa

Located in the Cotswolds, Worcestershire.

A member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, it offers rural chic with its muted interiors, sumptuous bedrooms and mouth-watering cuisine.

If you are looking for a romantic stay or celebrating a special birthday, as I was, choose one of the “Top Notch” rooms and sample an 8-course tasting menu at the newly opened restaurant, MO.

Situated in rolling countryside, you can walk into the town of Broadway or to Dormy’s sister hotel, The Fish. If you are too enamoured to leave the estate, book a spa treatment and unwind beside the tranquil indoor pool.

My score for this English Country House Hotel would be 10/10 because I loved the styling of the bedroom and the charm of Dormy House. Try a cocktail in the snug after dinner; a perfect ending to your day.

Book your stay on the Dormy House Website

Dormy House Hotel

Chewton Glen Hotel and Spa

Located in New Milton, Hampshire.

Chewton Glen is one of the most beautiful English country house hotels managed by the Relais & Chateau group and delivers high-end luxury.

This one-of-a-kind luxury hotel gives you the choice of traditionally decorated bedrooms and suites or landmark treehouses. It has gone one step further to provide you with a varied selection depending on what you want from your stay.

A walk through the estate will lead you through local woods and down to the beach, while a short drive will take you into the New Forest, where you can search for the wild ponies that roam there freely.

The Dining Room offers a mouthwatering menu featuring the finest and freshest ingredients.

The spa area is an incredible space and features a 17m indoor pool, a hydrotherapy pool, aromatherapy saunas and crystal steam rooms. But don’t forget the tennis courts and golf course should you want to venture outdoors for something more energetic.

My score for this English Country House Hotel would be 10/10 because I loved the size of the spa area and all the facilities it had to offer.

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Grand Entrance of Chewton Glen English Country House Hotel
Guest bedroom at Chewton Glen Country House Hotel
a view of Chewton Glen grounds. One of the best English country house hotels
A view from the grounds of Chewton Glen back to the country house hotel

South Lodge Hotel and Spa

Located in Horsham, East Sussex.

South Lodge offers a traditional country stay mixed with the ultra-modern facilities of the newly opened Spa.

Traditional rooms in the older part of the house offer ceiling beams and four-poster beds.  

Original sash windows give you sensational views across the 93 acres of parkland to the South Downs.

Sumptuous fabrics and antique furnishings create individuality in each room, while the luxurious handmade mattresses promise a good night’s sleep.

The Camellia dining room is a formal restaurant offering mouthwatering dishes at a 2 AA rosette standard.  

The Pass is an award-winning restaurant offering six or eight-course menus focusing on using fresh seasonal ingredients. Botanica is located within the spa and provides an informal setting focusing on a mainly plant-based Mediterranean menu.

The luxury spa is a new £15m addition that puts the hotel in a league of its own.

A sauna/steam room leads to the large indoor pool area with comfy beds. The outdoor hydrotherapy pool and the unique concept swim pond add a modern dimension to this traditional country hotel.

My score for this English Country House Hotel would be 10/10 for its location, views and luxury spa area.

Looking for somewhere to visit in the area? Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens is only a short drive away from South Lodge.

Book a stay on South Lodge and Spa’s Website

South Lodge Hotel part of the luxurious English Country House Hotels series
Angie on an oversized green deckchair in the grounds of South Lodge one of the English country house hotels
Garden area and grounds at the English Country House Hotel of South Lodge
Guest bedroom at South Lodge English Country Hotel
Luxurious bedroom seating area in South Lodge Country Hotel
Camelia restaurant in the luxurious South Lodge Hotel

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Thursday 12th of March 2020

What beautiful choices! My favourite is Chewton Glen Hotel. With so many options for spa, sauna and hydrotherapy plus the tennis and golf facilities, you really do not have to step outside this property to have a fabulous time! :-)


Thursday 12th of March 2020

Not forgetting the beach just a stones throw away if like you say you can tear yourself away from the hotel.


Wednesday 19th of February 2020

Oh wow, this looks absolutly amazing! What a luxurious place to stay, I bet you cant wait to go back :)


Wednesday 19th of February 2020

I am actually at South Lodge again today. It is so wonderful.


Saturday 15th of February 2020

Oh I'm just drooling. Would love to stay in any of these! One day maybe . . . . .


Saturday 15th of February 2020

Fingers crossed 😃

Candy Wafford

Saturday 15th of February 2020

All of these accommodations look dreamy! The Cotswolds has recently made it on my radar and now I'm itching to go!


Saturday 15th of February 2020

You won’t be disappointed it’s a wonderful part of England.


Saturday 15th of February 2020

They have such cozy rooms! I'll surely see if I can give them a try next time I visit England