Ready for another holiday? Check out these fabulous boutique hotels in the UK, perfect for an autumn mini-break!
The Wild Rabbit
The Wild Rabbit, Church Street, Kingham, Oxfordshire, OX7 6YA
Set in the charming and tranquil village of Kingham in the heart of the Cotswolds, The Wild Rabbit offers visitors a welcoming and relaxing traditional pub as well as 12 individually furnished bedrooms, the Beehive and two cottages. Executive chef, Tim Allen, uses his knowledge of homegrown produce to source from quality artisan producers, whether that is monkfish from Scotland, English Asparagus from The Wye Valley or garlic that is foraged from three miles down the road. In October 2016 The Wild Rabbit was awarded its first Michelin Star. Rooms are from £150 per night for a small double room for two people B&B. Dogs are £15 per dog per night. www.thewildrabbit.co.uk.
When you are there: Visit the Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, visit the picturesque villages and sample the local delicacies.
High Street, Ticehurst, East Sussex, TN5 7AS
The Bell describes itself as the most charming pub with posh rooms in the south east. It has seven rooms, three lodges, and a “Love Nest,” so it’s a great place for a romantic escape. The seven guest rooms offer a highly individual design, with features including silver birch branches, huge copper bath tubs, upside-down tiles and randomly placed light features. The Bell’s Head Chef, Oscar Fonesca, blends essentially English cuisine with vibrant global influences to create original dishes making the best of what the local countryside provides. The menu features ingredients that show respect for the seasons, for livestock, for local producers and of course for guests. Room rates start from £95 – £295 including breakfast. www.thebellinticehurst.com.
When you are there: Go to the Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest, the Artichoke Gallery and Pashley Manor Gardens.
The White House
6 Bedford Street, Brighton, BN2 1AN
Brighton is a bustling and unique seaside location and The White House is the perfect setting from which to enjoy all of its delights. Situated just 100 metres from the Brighton seafront and a short walk to the centre of the town, you’ll be just where you need to be. There are ten rooms in total, including two single rooms and a suite, with sea views from the south facing rooms, and all uniquely decorated in keeping with the relaxed coastal vibe. The White House also has a courtyard garden for guests to enjoy, especially at breakfast. Rooms start from £80 per night for a small double and £50 per night for a single including breakfast. www.whitehousebrighton.com.
When you are there: Indulge in the alternative arts and culture by visiting one of the museums and galleries, stroll through Brighton Pier, and marvel at The Royal Pavilion.
G! Boutique Hotel
71 Festing Road, Southsea, Portsmouth Hampshire PO4 0NQ
This funky hotel sits on the seafront end of Festing Road in the popular Southsea resort area of Portsmouth and has a guest lounge, funky cellar-bar and the well-travelled experience of its owners – eight nationalities and four generations – bringing a different ambience to this stylish abode. G! Boutique has 14 bedrooms, each beginning with the letter G. From the luxury room, “Gloating you’re not here” to the “Grandoise”, superior double room and the modest en-suite double, “Graceful,” but all the rooms are uniquely decorated and original. There is a small restaurant catering for breakfast, room service and small snacks along with a bar. It’s a great spot for those looking for glamourous budget accommodation if you’re heading down for a lively weekend out and about in Southsea. Standard double rooms cost from £80 per night. www.g-boutiquehotel.co.uk.
When you are there: Head to Gunwharf Quays for the bars, seek out the independent shopping outlets and visit the Southsea Castle.
The Dog & Badger
Henley Road, Medmenham, Buckinghamshire SL7 2HE
Nicknamed the boutique restaurant-with-rooms, The Dog & Badger is situated in the pretty Chilterns village of Medmenham and has six suites, each quirkily named after gin botanicals – Juniper, Angelica, Cassia, Hibiscus, Honeysuckle and Poppy. The rooms are set in the quintessentially English Gillman’s Cottage, a Grade-II listed former Ale House, in the grounds of The Dog & Badger, dating back to the 14th century offering the perfect formula for the ultimate in laid back luxury. Blending the best of period features with a contemporary finish, guests can expect all the trappings of a luxury boutique hotel, from king-size beds with high thread count linen to individually controlled air conditioning, Nespresso coffee machines, mini Riva bars, private steam rooms, and bathrooms with under-floor heating and fluffy robes. Rooms cost from £195 per night including full English breakfast. www.thedogandbadger.com.
When you are there: Walks at Hambleden Valley, Chiltern Hills and a picnic by the river at Marlow or Henley-on-Thames.