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Karl Robinson rejects Barnsley interest as he targets Championship promotion with Charlton
Karl Robinson rejects Barnsley interest as he targets Championship promotion with Charlton
Karl Robinson rejects Barnsley interest as he targets Championship promotion with Charlton
Karl Robinson rejects Barnsley interest as he targets Championship promotion with Charlton
Karl Robinson rejects Barnsley interest as he targets Championship promotion with Charlton
Karl Robinson rejects Barnsley interest as he targets Championship promotion with Charlton
Barnsley identify Peterborough's Grant McCann as candidate to succeed Paul Heckingbottom
Barnsley identify Peterborough's Grant McCann as candidate to succeed Paul Heckingbottom
Barnsley identify Peterborough's Grant McCann as candidate to succeed Paul Heckingbottom
The Peterborough United manager Grant McCann is one name in contention as Barnsley search for a successor to Paul Heckingbottom with a track record for developing young players. McCann, 37, played one year at Barnsley, helping them see off relegation from the Championship in 2007, and he fits the bill as a young coach who can improve players in a league where the leading teams boast big recruitment budgets. The former Northern Ireland international has two and a half years on his current deal at Peterborough. Barnsley have been left shocked by the departure of Heckingbottom to Leeds United this week just days after they announced a new deal for the hometown player and manager who had kept the club in the Championship on one of the division’s smallest budgets. Heckingbottom was a key part of the club’s new ownership strategy under the Chinese-American consortium of Chien Lee and Paul Conway. McCann took over Peterborough in 2016, and has kept them in contention for the play-offs as well as beating Championship Aston Villa in the FA Cup third round. He was among the youngest coaches to obtain the Uefa Pro License, first working as a coach at Peterborough before being appointed to the first team for the start of last season. Peterborough have seen the development of Jack Marriott, the current League One top goalscorer, whom McCann signed from Luton Town where the striker was out the team at the end of last season. Marcus Maddison, bought from Conference Premier Gateshead before McCann’s appointment as manager, has also attracted interest with his performances. Barnsley are shocked by Paul Heckingbottom's departure for Elland Road Credit: Harry Murphy/Getty Images Barnsley’s owners also have a controlling stake in the French Ligue 1 club Nice and stressed last month that they would seek to advance the club gradually, while balancing budgets and maintaining its identity. Other contenders include the well-travelled Simon Grayson and Danny Cowley, the Lincoln City manager whose inexperience in the Football League could count against him. Barnsley have appointed the club’s Under-23s manager Paul Harsley on a temporary basis while they hunt for a successor.
Barnsley identify Peterborough's Grant McCann as candidate to succeed Paul Heckingbottom
The Peterborough United manager Grant McCann is one name in contention as Barnsley search for a successor to Paul Heckingbottom with a track record for developing young players. McCann, 37, played one year at Barnsley, helping them see off relegation from the Championship in 2007, and he fits the bill as a young coach who can improve players in a league where the leading teams boast big recruitment budgets. The former Northern Ireland international has two and a half years on his current deal at Peterborough. Barnsley have been left shocked by the departure of Heckingbottom to Leeds United this week just days after they announced a new deal for the hometown player and manager who had kept the club in the Championship on one of the division’s smallest budgets. Heckingbottom was a key part of the club’s new ownership strategy under the Chinese-American consortium of Chien Lee and Paul Conway. McCann took over Peterborough in 2016, and has kept them in contention for the play-offs as well as beating Championship Aston Villa in the FA Cup third round. He was among the youngest coaches to obtain the Uefa Pro License, first working as a coach at Peterborough before being appointed to the first team for the start of last season. Peterborough have seen the development of Jack Marriott, the current League One top goalscorer, whom McCann signed from Luton Town where the striker was out the team at the end of last season. Marcus Maddison, bought from Conference Premier Gateshead before McCann’s appointment as manager, has also attracted interest with his performances. Barnsley are shocked by Paul Heckingbottom's departure for Elland Road Credit: Harry Murphy/Getty Images Barnsley’s owners also have a controlling stake in the French Ligue 1 club Nice and stressed last month that they would seek to advance the club gradually, while balancing budgets and maintaining its identity. Other contenders include the well-travelled Simon Grayson and Danny Cowley, the Lincoln City manager whose inexperience in the Football League could count against him. Barnsley have appointed the club’s Under-23s manager Paul Harsley on a temporary basis while they hunt for a successor.
The Peterborough United manager Grant McCann is one name in contention as Barnsley search for a successor to Paul Heckingbottom with a track record for developing young players. McCann, 37, played one year at Barnsley, helping them see off relegation from the Championship in 2007, and he fits the bill as a young coach who can improve players in a league where the leading teams boast big recruitment budgets. The former Northern Ireland international has two and a half years on his current deal at Peterborough. Barnsley have been left shocked by the departure of Heckingbottom to Leeds United this week just days after they announced a new deal for the hometown player and manager who had kept the club in the Championship on one of the division’s smallest budgets. Heckingbottom was a key part of the club’s new ownership strategy under the Chinese-American consortium of Chien Lee and Paul Conway. McCann took over Peterborough in 2016, and has kept them in contention for the play-offs as well as beating Championship Aston Villa in the FA Cup third round. He was among the youngest coaches to obtain the Uefa Pro License, first working as a coach at Peterborough before being appointed to the first team for the start of last season. Peterborough have seen the development of Jack Marriott, the current League One top goalscorer, whom McCann signed from Luton Town where the striker was out the team at the end of last season. Marcus Maddison, bought from Conference Premier Gateshead before McCann’s appointment as manager, has also attracted interest with his performances. Barnsley are shocked by Paul Heckingbottom's departure for Elland Road Credit: Harry Murphy/Getty Images Barnsley’s owners also have a controlling stake in the French Ligue 1 club Nice and stressed last month that they would seek to advance the club gradually, while balancing budgets and maintaining its identity. Other contenders include the well-travelled Simon Grayson and Danny Cowley, the Lincoln City manager whose inexperience in the Football League could count against him. Barnsley have appointed the club’s Under-23s manager Paul Harsley on a temporary basis while they hunt for a successor.
Barnsley identify Peterborough's Grant McCann as candidate to succeed Paul Heckingbottom
The Peterborough United manager Grant McCann is one name in contention as Barnsley search for a successor to Paul Heckingbottom with a track record for developing young players. McCann, 37, played one year at Barnsley, helping them see off relegation from the Championship in 2007, and he fits the bill as a young coach who can improve players in a league where the leading teams boast big recruitment budgets. The former Northern Ireland international has two and a half years on his current deal at Peterborough. Barnsley have been left shocked by the departure of Heckingbottom to Leeds United this week just days after they announced a new deal for the hometown player and manager who had kept the club in the Championship on one of the division’s smallest budgets. Heckingbottom was a key part of the club’s new ownership strategy under the Chinese-American consortium of Chien Lee and Paul Conway. McCann took over Peterborough in 2016, and has kept them in contention for the play-offs as well as beating Championship Aston Villa in the FA Cup third round. He was among the youngest coaches to obtain the Uefa Pro License, first working as a coach at Peterborough before being appointed to the first team for the start of last season. Peterborough have seen the development of Jack Marriott, the current League One top goalscorer, whom McCann signed from Luton Town where the striker was out the team at the end of last season. Marcus Maddison, bought from Conference Premier Gateshead before McCann’s appointment as manager, has also attracted interest with his performances. Barnsley are shocked by Paul Heckingbottom's departure for Elland Road Credit: Harry Murphy/Getty Images Barnsley’s owners also have a controlling stake in the French Ligue 1 club Nice and stressed last month that they would seek to advance the club gradually, while balancing budgets and maintaining its identity. Other contenders include the well-travelled Simon Grayson and Danny Cowley, the Lincoln City manager whose inexperience in the Football League could count against him. Barnsley have appointed the club’s Under-23s manager Paul Harsley on a temporary basis while they hunt for a successor.
Barnsley identify Peterborough's Grant McCann as candidate to succeed Paul Heckingbottom
Barnsley identify Peterborough's Grant McCann as candidate to succeed Paul Heckingbottom
Barnsley identify Peterborough's Grant McCann as candidate to succeed Paul Heckingbottom
Paul Heckingbottom ‘can shout if he needs to shout but he can also be very calm’, according to the former Barnsley player Josh Scowen.
Leeds’ move for Paul Heckingbottom is a gamble for both parties
Paul Heckingbottom ‘can shout if he needs to shout but he can also be very calm’, according to the former Barnsley player Josh Scowen.
Young people across Barnsley are being supported by a pioneering mental health scheme embedded in secondary schools.
Mind Space: Pioneering Scheme Is Changing The Way Schools Tackle Kids' Mental Health Struggles
Young people across Barnsley are being supported by a pioneering mental health scheme embedded in secondary schools.
Young people across Barnsley are being supported by a pioneering mental health scheme embedded in secondary schools.
Mind Space: Pioneering Scheme Is Changing The Way Schools Tackle Kids' Mental Health Struggles
Young people across Barnsley are being supported by a pioneering mental health scheme embedded in secondary schools.
Young people across Barnsley are being supported by a pioneering mental health scheme embedded in secondary schools.
Mind Space: Pioneering Scheme Is Changing The Way Schools Tackle Kids' Mental Health Struggles
Young people across Barnsley are being supported by a pioneering mental health scheme embedded in secondary schools.
Young people across Barnsley are being supported by a pioneering mental health scheme embedded in secondary schools.
Mind Space: Pioneering Scheme Is Changing The Way Schools Tackle Kids' Mental Health Struggles
Young people across Barnsley are being supported by a pioneering mental health scheme embedded in secondary schools.
Young people across Barnsley are being supported by a pioneering mental health scheme embedded in secondary schools.
Mind Space: Pioneering Scheme Is Changing The Way Schools Tackle Kids' Mental Health Struggles
Young people across Barnsley are being supported by a pioneering mental health scheme embedded in secondary schools.
Leeds United have appointed Paul Heckingbottom as Thomas Christiansen's successor on a deal until the end of the 2018-19 season.
Heckingbottom ditches Barnsley to take charge of Leeds
Leeds United have appointed Paul Heckingbottom as Thomas Christiansen's successor on a deal until the end of the 2018-19 season.
The Championship club have moved to bring in the former Barnsley manager following the sacking of Thomas Christiansen
Leeds United appoint Heckingbottom as new head coach
The Championship club have moved to bring in the former Barnsley manager following the sacking of Thomas Christiansen
Soccer Football - Championship - Sunderland vs Barnsley - Stadium of Light, Sunderland, Britain - January 1, 2018. Paul Heckingbottom. Action Images/John Clifton
Championship - Sunderland vs Barnsley
Soccer Football - Championship - Sunderland vs Barnsley - Stadium of Light, Sunderland, Britain - January 1, 2018. Paul Heckingbottom. Action Images/John Clifton
The Championship club have moved to bring in the former Barnsley manager following the sacking of Thomas Christiansen
Leeds United appoint Heckingbottom as new head coach
The Championship club have moved to bring in the former Barnsley manager following the sacking of Thomas Christiansen
Leeds leave Barnsley reeling after appointing Paul Heckingbottom
Leeds leave Barnsley reeling after appointing Paul Heckingbottom
Leeds leave Barnsley reeling after appointing Paul Heckingbottom
Barnsley’s Paul Heckingbottom has become the new manager at Leeds.
Leeds leave Barnsley reeling after appointing Paul Heckingbottom
Barnsley’s Paul Heckingbottom has become the new manager at Leeds.
Leeds leave Barnsley reeling after appointing Paul Heckingbottom
Leeds leave Barnsley reeling after appointing Paul Heckingbottom
Leeds leave Barnsley reeling after appointing Paul Heckingbottom
Barnsley express 'shock' as Leeds United appoint Paul Heckingbottom four days after extending Tykes contract
Barnsley express 'shock' as Leeds United appoint Paul Heckingbottom four days after extending Tykes contract
Barnsley express 'shock' as Leeds United appoint Paul Heckingbottom four days after extending Tykes contract
Barnsley express 'shock' as Leeds United appoint Paul Heckingbottom four days after extending Tykes contract
Barnsley express 'shock' as Leeds United appoint Paul Heckingbottom four days after extending Tykes contract
Barnsley express 'shock' as Leeds United appoint Paul Heckingbottom four days after extending Tykes contract
Leeds set to name Barnsley’s Paul Heckingbottom as new manager
Leeds set to name Barnsley’s Paul Heckingbottom as new manager
Leeds set to name Barnsley’s Paul Heckingbottom as new manager
Barnsley’s Paul Heckingbottom is set to become the new manager at Leeds.
Leeds set to name Barnsley’s Paul Heckingbottom as their new manager
Barnsley’s Paul Heckingbottom is set to become the new manager at Leeds.
Barnsley’s Paul Heckingbottom is set to become the new manager at Leeds.
Leeds set to name Barnsley’s Paul Heckingbottom as new manager
Barnsley’s Paul Heckingbottom is set to become the new manager at Leeds.
Leeds set to name Barnsley’s Paul Heckingbottom as new manager
Leeds set to name Barnsley’s Paul Heckingbottom as new manager
Leeds set to name Barnsley’s Paul Heckingbottom as new manager
Leeds set to name Barnsley’s Paul Heckingbottom as their new manager
Leeds set to name Barnsley’s Paul Heckingbottom as their new manager
Leeds set to name Barnsley’s Paul Heckingbottom as their new manager
Leeds set to name Barnsley’s Paul Heckingbottom as their new manager
Leeds set to name Barnsley’s Paul Heckingbottom as their new manager
Leeds set to name Barnsley’s Paul Heckingbottom as their new manager
Leeds United are on the verge of appointing Barnsley manager Paul Heckingbottom as the club's new head coach to replace Thomas Christiansen who was sacked on Sunday. The 40-year-old, from the South Yorkshire coalfield village of Royston, played for and managed his boyhood club, steering them to promotion from League One in 2016 having taken over in February with the club in 18th place. He also won the Football League Trophy with a 3-2 victory over Oxford United during that spell as caretaker manager before signing a one-year rolling contract in the summer. Heckingbottom took Barnsley up to eighth in the Championship but had to sell Conor Hourihane, Sam Winnall and James Bree during the January window, having already parted with Alfie Mawson at the end of August which contributed significantly to Barnsley's slide down to 14th. At the start of this season Heckingbottom was also forced to sell his captain, Marc Roberts, to Birmingham City but his reputation has not been damaged by Barnsley's flirtation with relegation this season. He was strongly linked to vacancies at Sunderland and Nottingham Forest because of admiration for his work in trying financial circumstances. The former Sunderland trainee signed a new contract with Barnsley only last Friday but it is understood that a release clause of about £500,000 was included and that Leeds triggered it on Monday afternoon less than 24 hours after Christiansen's departure. Thomas Christiansen was sacked after the 4-1 defeat by Cardiff Credit: Stephen Pond/Getty Images Leeds sources suggest Heckingbottom will agree a contract on Monday night in time to take training to on Tuesday for his first match in charge against Sheffield United on Saturday. It is not the first time that Leeds have turned to Oakwell for a new manager, luring their former striker Allan Clarke back to Elland Road in 1980. Leeds were relegated from the First Division under his charge two years later.
Leeds United poised to appoint Barnsley's Paul Heckingbottom as head coach
Leeds United are on the verge of appointing Barnsley manager Paul Heckingbottom as the club's new head coach to replace Thomas Christiansen who was sacked on Sunday. The 40-year-old, from the South Yorkshire coalfield village of Royston, played for and managed his boyhood club, steering them to promotion from League One in 2016 having taken over in February with the club in 18th place. He also won the Football League Trophy with a 3-2 victory over Oxford United during that spell as caretaker manager before signing a one-year rolling contract in the summer. Heckingbottom took Barnsley up to eighth in the Championship but had to sell Conor Hourihane, Sam Winnall and James Bree during the January window, having already parted with Alfie Mawson at the end of August which contributed significantly to Barnsley's slide down to 14th. At the start of this season Heckingbottom was also forced to sell his captain, Marc Roberts, to Birmingham City but his reputation has not been damaged by Barnsley's flirtation with relegation this season. He was strongly linked to vacancies at Sunderland and Nottingham Forest because of admiration for his work in trying financial circumstances. The former Sunderland trainee signed a new contract with Barnsley only last Friday but it is understood that a release clause of about £500,000 was included and that Leeds triggered it on Monday afternoon less than 24 hours after Christiansen's departure. Thomas Christiansen was sacked after the 4-1 defeat by Cardiff Credit: Stephen Pond/Getty Images Leeds sources suggest Heckingbottom will agree a contract on Monday night in time to take training to on Tuesday for his first match in charge against Sheffield United on Saturday. It is not the first time that Leeds have turned to Oakwell for a new manager, luring their former striker Allan Clarke back to Elland Road in 1980. Leeds were relegated from the First Division under his charge two years later.
Leeds United are on the verge of appointing Barnsley manager Paul Heckingbottom as the club's new head coach to replace Thomas Christiansen who was sacked on Sunday. The 40-year-old, from the South Yorkshire coalfield village of Royston, played for and managed his boyhood club, steering them to promotion from League One in 2016 having taken over in February with the club in 18th place. He also won the Football League Trophy with a 3-2 victory over Oxford United during that spell as caretaker manager before signing a one-year rolling contract in the summer. Heckingbottom took Barnsley up to eighth in the Championship but had to sell Conor Hourihane, Sam Winnall and James Bree during the January window, having already parted with Alfie Mawson at the end of August which contributed significantly to Barnsley's slide down to 14th. At the start of this season Heckingbottom was also forced to sell his captain, Marc Roberts, to Birmingham City but his reputation has not been damaged by Barnsley's flirtation with relegation this season. He was strongly linked to vacancies at Sunderland and Nottingham Forest because of admiration for his work in trying financial circumstances. The former Sunderland trainee signed a new contract with Barnsley only last Friday but it is understood that a release clause of about £500,000 was included and that Leeds triggered it on Monday afternoon less than 24 hours after Christiansen's departure. Thomas Christiansen was sacked after the 4-1 defeat by Cardiff Credit: Stephen Pond/Getty Images Leeds sources suggest Heckingbottom will agree a contract on Monday night in time to take training to on Tuesday for his first match in charge against Sheffield United on Saturday. It is not the first time that Leeds have turned to Oakwell for a new manager, luring their former striker Allan Clarke back to Elland Road in 1980. Leeds were relegated from the First Division under his charge two years later.
Leeds United poised to appoint Barnsley's Paul Heckingbottom as head coach
Leeds United are on the verge of appointing Barnsley manager Paul Heckingbottom as the club's new head coach to replace Thomas Christiansen who was sacked on Sunday. The 40-year-old, from the South Yorkshire coalfield village of Royston, played for and managed his boyhood club, steering them to promotion from League One in 2016 having taken over in February with the club in 18th place. He also won the Football League Trophy with a 3-2 victory over Oxford United during that spell as caretaker manager before signing a one-year rolling contract in the summer. Heckingbottom took Barnsley up to eighth in the Championship but had to sell Conor Hourihane, Sam Winnall and James Bree during the January window, having already parted with Alfie Mawson at the end of August which contributed significantly to Barnsley's slide down to 14th. At the start of this season Heckingbottom was also forced to sell his captain, Marc Roberts, to Birmingham City but his reputation has not been damaged by Barnsley's flirtation with relegation this season. He was strongly linked to vacancies at Sunderland and Nottingham Forest because of admiration for his work in trying financial circumstances. The former Sunderland trainee signed a new contract with Barnsley only last Friday but it is understood that a release clause of about £500,000 was included and that Leeds triggered it on Monday afternoon less than 24 hours after Christiansen's departure. Thomas Christiansen was sacked after the 4-1 defeat by Cardiff Credit: Stephen Pond/Getty Images Leeds sources suggest Heckingbottom will agree a contract on Monday night in time to take training to on Tuesday for his first match in charge against Sheffield United on Saturday. It is not the first time that Leeds have turned to Oakwell for a new manager, luring their former striker Allan Clarke back to Elland Road in 1980. Leeds were relegated from the First Division under his charge two years later.
Leeds United poised to appoint Barnsley's Paul Heckingbottom as head coach
Leeds United poised to appoint Barnsley's Paul Heckingbottom as head coach
Leeds United poised to appoint Barnsley's Paul Heckingbottom as head coach
Leeds United poised to appoint Barnsley's Paul Heckingbottom as head coach
Leeds United poised to appoint Barnsley's Paul Heckingbottom as head coach
Leeds United poised to appoint Barnsley's Paul Heckingbottom as head coach
Leeds United hope to appoint Paul Heckingbottom this week as Barnsley boss faces big decision
Leeds United hope to appoint Paul Heckingbottom this week as Barnsley boss faces big decision
Leeds United hope to appoint Paul Heckingbottom this week as Barnsley boss faces big decision
Leeds United hope to appoint Paul Heckingbottom this week as Barnsley boss faces big decision
Leeds United hope to appoint Paul Heckingbottom this week as Barnsley boss faces big decision
Leeds United hope to appoint Paul Heckingbottom this week as Barnsley boss faces big decision
Amongst the great glories of England are its gardens, and English hotels are no less blessed. One enormous change over the past decade or so has been the advent - in response to the increasing demand for local produce - of the kitchen garden in every kind of hotel from luxury establishment to humble pub or bed and breakfast. All the hotels described here have fine examples, not least Gravetye Manor whose huge walled garden is a marvel in itself, but they also have flowers, shrubs and trees that stand out from the crowd, whether tropical as in Meudon Hotel, Cornwall, or encyclopedic as in the Herb Garden at Congham Hall, Norfolk. When hotels boast their facilities, they rarely trumpet a beautiful, flower-filled landscape in which to stroll and relax, but as they say at Hotel Endsleigh, with its wonderful Repton-designed grounds: "no, we don’t have a spa; a cup of tea in the garden is our spa". Barnsley HouseCirencester, Cotswolds, England 8Telegraph expert rating Until 2003 when it became a hotel, Barnsley House was the home of renowned horticulturalist Rosemary Verey. Nowadays, instead of paying to visit her celebrated four-acre garden for an hour or two, you can stay in her former home, now chic and luxurious, and enjoy the richly complex yet natural and abundant garden that she created during her lifetime at leisure. There are knot gardens, ornamental fruit and vegetables and much more, all melting into the surrounding Cotswold landscape. The all-white Potager restaurant takes in the view. Read expert review From £181per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • Britain's cosiest hotels Meudon HotelFalmouth, Cornwall, England 7Telegraph expert rating A gentle, traditional, family-run hotel near Falmouth with an atmosphere of benign content and one very special asset: the most beautiful sub-tropical garden snaking from the house down a narrow valley and spilling on to its own divine private beach. Laid out in the 19th century, and restored after the Second World War by then owner Edith Lady Worley, the lush gardens are enough to keep one occupied all day, or you can stroll along the coast path to Helford. Read expert review From £80per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best places and cities to visit in England Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'SaisonsOxfordshire, England 9Telegraph expert rating It’s not just a hotel and restaurant: it’s another country, a land of magnificent inter-connecting gardens, orchards, ponds and sculptures: the accomplished, munificent realm of one impassioned Frenchman, Raymond Blanc. His passion for cooking spills over into his passion for growing fruits and vegetables and the estate is as productive as it is lavish. Blanc’s refusal to follow fashion but to create instead an 'eclectic classic' has resulted in a truly individual hotel. "Everyone aspires to one moment of luxury: here is the place to have it," he says. Read expert review From £756per night • The strangest places to stay in the UK and Channel Islands Gravetye ManorEast Grinstead, West Sussex, England 9Telegraph expert rating William Robinson, pioneer of natural planting, created the surpassingly beautiful gardens at Gravetye Manor in the late 19th century. Now under new ownership, they have been comprehensively revived and, thanks to head gardener Tom Coward and his team, are glorious once more. Most recently the Victorian peach house has been restored and replanted, while the magnificent kitchen garden is a model of its kind. The hotel is a haven of traditional comfort, good food and good taste, but it’s outside that you will want to be. Read expert review From £208per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best country house hotels in Britain The GoringBelgravia, London, England 9Telegraph expert rating It’s not so much the quality of the Goring’s garden (though it is certainly lovely and beautifully kept) as the fact that it exists at all - a huge and unexpected private space in the centre of the city, never more welcome than in summer when guests arm themselves with mallets and do battle amongst the croquet hoops. Run by the same family for more than 100 years, the Goring is a bastion of Britishness and after a recent top-to-toe refurbishment including a glamourous new lobby, has never looked finer. Read expert review From £404per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best hotels for spa breaks in the UK Howard's House HotelWiltshire, Cotswolds, England 8Telegraph expert rating What better than to hunker down than in a charming house, surrounded by the prettiest of gardens set in the heart of an idyllic but little known village far from main roads? Sitting on the lovely wide terrace at Howard’s House, in a garden protected by an undulating topiary hedge and containing a magnificent ornamental crabapple amongst other trees, the only sounds you are likely to hear are of birdsong and the knock of croquet mallet on ball. Bedrooms are comfortable and the food is excellent. Read expert review From £120per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best family-friendly hotels in England Pen-Y-DyffrynOswestry, Shropshire, England 9Telegraph expert rating If you prefer an informal, cottage-style garden rather than one on a grand scale, then head for this delightful, benign hotel in the lush, topsy-turvy landscape of the Shropshire borders with its steep hills and hidden valleys. Aubretia tumbles from stone walls, a pair of green wellies filled with primroses stands by the front door and a charming flower-filled garden, dotted with deck chairs, surrounds the Georgian former rectory. The view is entrancing and peace descends like a thick blanket. Read expert review From £99per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best pet-friendly hotels in Britain Hotel EndsleighTavistock, Devon, England 9Telegraph expert rating Endsleigh stands at the end of a mile-long drive in what feels like a secret valley. Jeffrey Wyatville built the cottage orné as a shooting lodge for the 6th Duke of Bedford in 1812, with gardens designed by Sir Humphrey Repton. When Olga Polizzi bought the property in 2004, the wonderful herbaceous and woodland gardens were in danger of being lost. Today they are as compelling, lovely and little changed as when they were first created, and the view from the terrace to the Tamar river below is unforgettable. Read expert review From £198per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best New Forest hotels Congham HallNorfolk, England 8Telegraph expert rating Anyone interested in culinary plants should make a beeline for Congham Hall, where the hotel’s renowned Herb Garden contains a collection of almost 400 varieties, including rare medicinal ones and many that can be used in cooking, including by the hotel’s chefs. Stroll around the Herb Garden (open to the public during the day) at dusk, when heady aromas scent the air. The hotel itself is a calm Georgian house with stylish interiors. Read expert review From £135per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The world's most romantic hotels Millgate HouseRichmond, Yorkshire, England 8Telegraph expert rating "Guests ", say Tim Culkin and Austin Lynch, proprietors of this exceptional guesthouse "are like cushions. They arrive a bit pummeled but we try to send them off plumped up again." They also leave delighted by the beauty of the small but sensational garden, recently featured on Alan Tichmarsh’s Britain’s Best Gardens. In spring, many species of hellebore, snowdrop, aconite, crocus and narcissus carpet the ground and the garden’s all-important structure, including topiary holly and box, is plain to see. In summer, it’s awash with harmonious colour, including many varieties of rose. Inside the house, all is cosy, polished and welcoming. Read expert review From £165per night
Top 10: the best hotel gardens in England
Amongst the great glories of England are its gardens, and English hotels are no less blessed. One enormous change over the past decade or so has been the advent - in response to the increasing demand for local produce - of the kitchen garden in every kind of hotel from luxury establishment to humble pub or bed and breakfast. All the hotels described here have fine examples, not least Gravetye Manor whose huge walled garden is a marvel in itself, but they also have flowers, shrubs and trees that stand out from the crowd, whether tropical as in Meudon Hotel, Cornwall, or encyclopedic as in the Herb Garden at Congham Hall, Norfolk. When hotels boast their facilities, they rarely trumpet a beautiful, flower-filled landscape in which to stroll and relax, but as they say at Hotel Endsleigh, with its wonderful Repton-designed grounds: "no, we don’t have a spa; a cup of tea in the garden is our spa". Barnsley HouseCirencester, Cotswolds, England 8Telegraph expert rating Until 2003 when it became a hotel, Barnsley House was the home of renowned horticulturalist Rosemary Verey. Nowadays, instead of paying to visit her celebrated four-acre garden for an hour or two, you can stay in her former home, now chic and luxurious, and enjoy the richly complex yet natural and abundant garden that she created during her lifetime at leisure. There are knot gardens, ornamental fruit and vegetables and much more, all melting into the surrounding Cotswold landscape. The all-white Potager restaurant takes in the view. Read expert review From £181per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • Britain's cosiest hotels Meudon HotelFalmouth, Cornwall, England 7Telegraph expert rating A gentle, traditional, family-run hotel near Falmouth with an atmosphere of benign content and one very special asset: the most beautiful sub-tropical garden snaking from the house down a narrow valley and spilling on to its own divine private beach. Laid out in the 19th century, and restored after the Second World War by then owner Edith Lady Worley, the lush gardens are enough to keep one occupied all day, or you can stroll along the coast path to Helford. Read expert review From £80per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best places and cities to visit in England Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'SaisonsOxfordshire, England 9Telegraph expert rating It’s not just a hotel and restaurant: it’s another country, a land of magnificent inter-connecting gardens, orchards, ponds and sculptures: the accomplished, munificent realm of one impassioned Frenchman, Raymond Blanc. His passion for cooking spills over into his passion for growing fruits and vegetables and the estate is as productive as it is lavish. Blanc’s refusal to follow fashion but to create instead an 'eclectic classic' has resulted in a truly individual hotel. "Everyone aspires to one moment of luxury: here is the place to have it," he says. Read expert review From £756per night • The strangest places to stay in the UK and Channel Islands Gravetye ManorEast Grinstead, West Sussex, England 9Telegraph expert rating William Robinson, pioneer of natural planting, created the surpassingly beautiful gardens at Gravetye Manor in the late 19th century. Now under new ownership, they have been comprehensively revived and, thanks to head gardener Tom Coward and his team, are glorious once more. Most recently the Victorian peach house has been restored and replanted, while the magnificent kitchen garden is a model of its kind. The hotel is a haven of traditional comfort, good food and good taste, but it’s outside that you will want to be. Read expert review From £208per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best country house hotels in Britain The GoringBelgravia, London, England 9Telegraph expert rating It’s not so much the quality of the Goring’s garden (though it is certainly lovely and beautifully kept) as the fact that it exists at all - a huge and unexpected private space in the centre of the city, never more welcome than in summer when guests arm themselves with mallets and do battle amongst the croquet hoops. Run by the same family for more than 100 years, the Goring is a bastion of Britishness and after a recent top-to-toe refurbishment including a glamourous new lobby, has never looked finer. Read expert review From £404per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best hotels for spa breaks in the UK Howard's House HotelWiltshire, Cotswolds, England 8Telegraph expert rating What better than to hunker down than in a charming house, surrounded by the prettiest of gardens set in the heart of an idyllic but little known village far from main roads? Sitting on the lovely wide terrace at Howard’s House, in a garden protected by an undulating topiary hedge and containing a magnificent ornamental crabapple amongst other trees, the only sounds you are likely to hear are of birdsong and the knock of croquet mallet on ball. Bedrooms are comfortable and the food is excellent. Read expert review From £120per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best family-friendly hotels in England Pen-Y-DyffrynOswestry, Shropshire, England 9Telegraph expert rating If you prefer an informal, cottage-style garden rather than one on a grand scale, then head for this delightful, benign hotel in the lush, topsy-turvy landscape of the Shropshire borders with its steep hills and hidden valleys. Aubretia tumbles from stone walls, a pair of green wellies filled with primroses stands by the front door and a charming flower-filled garden, dotted with deck chairs, surrounds the Georgian former rectory. The view is entrancing and peace descends like a thick blanket. Read expert review From £99per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best pet-friendly hotels in Britain Hotel EndsleighTavistock, Devon, England 9Telegraph expert rating Endsleigh stands at the end of a mile-long drive in what feels like a secret valley. Jeffrey Wyatville built the cottage orné as a shooting lodge for the 6th Duke of Bedford in 1812, with gardens designed by Sir Humphrey Repton. When Olga Polizzi bought the property in 2004, the wonderful herbaceous and woodland gardens were in danger of being lost. Today they are as compelling, lovely and little changed as when they were first created, and the view from the terrace to the Tamar river below is unforgettable. Read expert review From £198per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best New Forest hotels Congham HallNorfolk, England 8Telegraph expert rating Anyone interested in culinary plants should make a beeline for Congham Hall, where the hotel’s renowned Herb Garden contains a collection of almost 400 varieties, including rare medicinal ones and many that can be used in cooking, including by the hotel’s chefs. Stroll around the Herb Garden (open to the public during the day) at dusk, when heady aromas scent the air. The hotel itself is a calm Georgian house with stylish interiors. Read expert review From £135per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The world's most romantic hotels Millgate HouseRichmond, Yorkshire, England 8Telegraph expert rating "Guests ", say Tim Culkin and Austin Lynch, proprietors of this exceptional guesthouse "are like cushions. They arrive a bit pummeled but we try to send them off plumped up again." They also leave delighted by the beauty of the small but sensational garden, recently featured on Alan Tichmarsh’s Britain’s Best Gardens. In spring, many species of hellebore, snowdrop, aconite, crocus and narcissus carpet the ground and the garden’s all-important structure, including topiary holly and box, is plain to see. In summer, it’s awash with harmonious colour, including many varieties of rose. Inside the house, all is cosy, polished and welcoming. Read expert review From £165per night
Amongst the great glories of England are its gardens, and English hotels are no less blessed. One enormous change over the past decade or so has been the advent - in response to the increasing demand for local produce - of the kitchen garden in every kind of hotel from luxury establishment to humble pub or bed and breakfast. All the hotels described here have fine examples, not least Gravetye Manor whose huge walled garden is a marvel in itself, but they also have flowers, shrubs and trees that stand out from the crowd, whether tropical as in Meudon Hotel, Cornwall, or encyclopedic as in the Herb Garden at Congham Hall, Norfolk. When hotels boast their facilities, they rarely trumpet a beautiful, flower-filled landscape in which to stroll and relax, but as they say at Hotel Endsleigh, with its wonderful Repton-designed grounds: "no, we don’t have a spa; a cup of tea in the garden is our spa". Barnsley HouseCirencester, Cotswolds, England 8Telegraph expert rating Until 2003 when it became a hotel, Barnsley House was the home of renowned horticulturalist Rosemary Verey. Nowadays, instead of paying to visit her celebrated four-acre garden for an hour or two, you can stay in her former home, now chic and luxurious, and enjoy the richly complex yet natural and abundant garden that she created during her lifetime at leisure. There are knot gardens, ornamental fruit and vegetables and much more, all melting into the surrounding Cotswold landscape. The all-white Potager restaurant takes in the view. Read expert review From £181per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • Britain's cosiest hotels Meudon HotelFalmouth, Cornwall, England 7Telegraph expert rating A gentle, traditional, family-run hotel near Falmouth with an atmosphere of benign content and one very special asset: the most beautiful sub-tropical garden snaking from the house down a narrow valley and spilling on to its own divine private beach. Laid out in the 19th century, and restored after the Second World War by then owner Edith Lady Worley, the lush gardens are enough to keep one occupied all day, or you can stroll along the coast path to Helford. Read expert review From £80per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best places and cities to visit in England Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'SaisonsOxfordshire, England 9Telegraph expert rating It’s not just a hotel and restaurant: it’s another country, a land of magnificent inter-connecting gardens, orchards, ponds and sculptures: the accomplished, munificent realm of one impassioned Frenchman, Raymond Blanc. His passion for cooking spills over into his passion for growing fruits and vegetables and the estate is as productive as it is lavish. Blanc’s refusal to follow fashion but to create instead an 'eclectic classic' has resulted in a truly individual hotel. "Everyone aspires to one moment of luxury: here is the place to have it," he says. Read expert review From £756per night • The strangest places to stay in the UK and Channel Islands Gravetye ManorEast Grinstead, West Sussex, England 9Telegraph expert rating William Robinson, pioneer of natural planting, created the surpassingly beautiful gardens at Gravetye Manor in the late 19th century. Now under new ownership, they have been comprehensively revived and, thanks to head gardener Tom Coward and his team, are glorious once more. Most recently the Victorian peach house has been restored and replanted, while the magnificent kitchen garden is a model of its kind. The hotel is a haven of traditional comfort, good food and good taste, but it’s outside that you will want to be. Read expert review From £208per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best country house hotels in Britain The GoringBelgravia, London, England 9Telegraph expert rating It’s not so much the quality of the Goring’s garden (though it is certainly lovely and beautifully kept) as the fact that it exists at all - a huge and unexpected private space in the centre of the city, never more welcome than in summer when guests arm themselves with mallets and do battle amongst the croquet hoops. Run by the same family for more than 100 years, the Goring is a bastion of Britishness and after a recent top-to-toe refurbishment including a glamourous new lobby, has never looked finer. Read expert review From £404per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best hotels for spa breaks in the UK Howard's House HotelWiltshire, Cotswolds, England 8Telegraph expert rating What better than to hunker down than in a charming house, surrounded by the prettiest of gardens set in the heart of an idyllic but little known village far from main roads? Sitting on the lovely wide terrace at Howard’s House, in a garden protected by an undulating topiary hedge and containing a magnificent ornamental crabapple amongst other trees, the only sounds you are likely to hear are of birdsong and the knock of croquet mallet on ball. Bedrooms are comfortable and the food is excellent. Read expert review From £120per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best family-friendly hotels in England Pen-Y-DyffrynOswestry, Shropshire, England 9Telegraph expert rating If you prefer an informal, cottage-style garden rather than one on a grand scale, then head for this delightful, benign hotel in the lush, topsy-turvy landscape of the Shropshire borders with its steep hills and hidden valleys. Aubretia tumbles from stone walls, a pair of green wellies filled with primroses stands by the front door and a charming flower-filled garden, dotted with deck chairs, surrounds the Georgian former rectory. The view is entrancing and peace descends like a thick blanket. Read expert review From £99per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best pet-friendly hotels in Britain Hotel EndsleighTavistock, Devon, England 9Telegraph expert rating Endsleigh stands at the end of a mile-long drive in what feels like a secret valley. Jeffrey Wyatville built the cottage orné as a shooting lodge for the 6th Duke of Bedford in 1812, with gardens designed by Sir Humphrey Repton. When Olga Polizzi bought the property in 2004, the wonderful herbaceous and woodland gardens were in danger of being lost. Today they are as compelling, lovely and little changed as when they were first created, and the view from the terrace to the Tamar river below is unforgettable. Read expert review From £198per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best New Forest hotels Congham HallNorfolk, England 8Telegraph expert rating Anyone interested in culinary plants should make a beeline for Congham Hall, where the hotel’s renowned Herb Garden contains a collection of almost 400 varieties, including rare medicinal ones and many that can be used in cooking, including by the hotel’s chefs. Stroll around the Herb Garden (open to the public during the day) at dusk, when heady aromas scent the air. The hotel itself is a calm Georgian house with stylish interiors. Read expert review From £135per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The world's most romantic hotels Millgate HouseRichmond, Yorkshire, England 8Telegraph expert rating "Guests ", say Tim Culkin and Austin Lynch, proprietors of this exceptional guesthouse "are like cushions. They arrive a bit pummeled but we try to send them off plumped up again." They also leave delighted by the beauty of the small but sensational garden, recently featured on Alan Tichmarsh’s Britain’s Best Gardens. In spring, many species of hellebore, snowdrop, aconite, crocus and narcissus carpet the ground and the garden’s all-important structure, including topiary holly and box, is plain to see. In summer, it’s awash with harmonious colour, including many varieties of rose. Inside the house, all is cosy, polished and welcoming. Read expert review From £165per night
Top 10: the best hotel gardens in England
Amongst the great glories of England are its gardens, and English hotels are no less blessed. One enormous change over the past decade or so has been the advent - in response to the increasing demand for local produce - of the kitchen garden in every kind of hotel from luxury establishment to humble pub or bed and breakfast. All the hotels described here have fine examples, not least Gravetye Manor whose huge walled garden is a marvel in itself, but they also have flowers, shrubs and trees that stand out from the crowd, whether tropical as in Meudon Hotel, Cornwall, or encyclopedic as in the Herb Garden at Congham Hall, Norfolk. When hotels boast their facilities, they rarely trumpet a beautiful, flower-filled landscape in which to stroll and relax, but as they say at Hotel Endsleigh, with its wonderful Repton-designed grounds: "no, we don’t have a spa; a cup of tea in the garden is our spa". Barnsley HouseCirencester, Cotswolds, England 8Telegraph expert rating Until 2003 when it became a hotel, Barnsley House was the home of renowned horticulturalist Rosemary Verey. Nowadays, instead of paying to visit her celebrated four-acre garden for an hour or two, you can stay in her former home, now chic and luxurious, and enjoy the richly complex yet natural and abundant garden that she created during her lifetime at leisure. There are knot gardens, ornamental fruit and vegetables and much more, all melting into the surrounding Cotswold landscape. The all-white Potager restaurant takes in the view. Read expert review From £181per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • Britain's cosiest hotels Meudon HotelFalmouth, Cornwall, England 7Telegraph expert rating A gentle, traditional, family-run hotel near Falmouth with an atmosphere of benign content and one very special asset: the most beautiful sub-tropical garden snaking from the house down a narrow valley and spilling on to its own divine private beach. Laid out in the 19th century, and restored after the Second World War by then owner Edith Lady Worley, the lush gardens are enough to keep one occupied all day, or you can stroll along the coast path to Helford. Read expert review From £80per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best places and cities to visit in England Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'SaisonsOxfordshire, England 9Telegraph expert rating It’s not just a hotel and restaurant: it’s another country, a land of magnificent inter-connecting gardens, orchards, ponds and sculptures: the accomplished, munificent realm of one impassioned Frenchman, Raymond Blanc. His passion for cooking spills over into his passion for growing fruits and vegetables and the estate is as productive as it is lavish. Blanc’s refusal to follow fashion but to create instead an 'eclectic classic' has resulted in a truly individual hotel. "Everyone aspires to one moment of luxury: here is the place to have it," he says. Read expert review From £756per night • The strangest places to stay in the UK and Channel Islands Gravetye ManorEast Grinstead, West Sussex, England 9Telegraph expert rating William Robinson, pioneer of natural planting, created the surpassingly beautiful gardens at Gravetye Manor in the late 19th century. Now under new ownership, they have been comprehensively revived and, thanks to head gardener Tom Coward and his team, are glorious once more. Most recently the Victorian peach house has been restored and replanted, while the magnificent kitchen garden is a model of its kind. The hotel is a haven of traditional comfort, good food and good taste, but it’s outside that you will want to be. Read expert review From £208per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best country house hotels in Britain The GoringBelgravia, London, England 9Telegraph expert rating It’s not so much the quality of the Goring’s garden (though it is certainly lovely and beautifully kept) as the fact that it exists at all - a huge and unexpected private space in the centre of the city, never more welcome than in summer when guests arm themselves with mallets and do battle amongst the croquet hoops. Run by the same family for more than 100 years, the Goring is a bastion of Britishness and after a recent top-to-toe refurbishment including a glamourous new lobby, has never looked finer. Read expert review From £404per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best hotels for spa breaks in the UK Howard's House HotelWiltshire, Cotswolds, England 8Telegraph expert rating What better than to hunker down than in a charming house, surrounded by the prettiest of gardens set in the heart of an idyllic but little known village far from main roads? Sitting on the lovely wide terrace at Howard’s House, in a garden protected by an undulating topiary hedge and containing a magnificent ornamental crabapple amongst other trees, the only sounds you are likely to hear are of birdsong and the knock of croquet mallet on ball. Bedrooms are comfortable and the food is excellent. Read expert review From £120per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best family-friendly hotels in England Pen-Y-DyffrynOswestry, Shropshire, England 9Telegraph expert rating If you prefer an informal, cottage-style garden rather than one on a grand scale, then head for this delightful, benign hotel in the lush, topsy-turvy landscape of the Shropshire borders with its steep hills and hidden valleys. Aubretia tumbles from stone walls, a pair of green wellies filled with primroses stands by the front door and a charming flower-filled garden, dotted with deck chairs, surrounds the Georgian former rectory. The view is entrancing and peace descends like a thick blanket. Read expert review From £99per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best pet-friendly hotels in Britain Hotel EndsleighTavistock, Devon, England 9Telegraph expert rating Endsleigh stands at the end of a mile-long drive in what feels like a secret valley. Jeffrey Wyatville built the cottage orné as a shooting lodge for the 6th Duke of Bedford in 1812, with gardens designed by Sir Humphrey Repton. When Olga Polizzi bought the property in 2004, the wonderful herbaceous and woodland gardens were in danger of being lost. Today they are as compelling, lovely and little changed as when they were first created, and the view from the terrace to the Tamar river below is unforgettable. Read expert review From £198per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best New Forest hotels Congham HallNorfolk, England 8Telegraph expert rating Anyone interested in culinary plants should make a beeline for Congham Hall, where the hotel’s renowned Herb Garden contains a collection of almost 400 varieties, including rare medicinal ones and many that can be used in cooking, including by the hotel’s chefs. Stroll around the Herb Garden (open to the public during the day) at dusk, when heady aromas scent the air. The hotel itself is a calm Georgian house with stylish interiors. Read expert review From £135per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The world's most romantic hotels Millgate HouseRichmond, Yorkshire, England 8Telegraph expert rating "Guests ", say Tim Culkin and Austin Lynch, proprietors of this exceptional guesthouse "are like cushions. They arrive a bit pummeled but we try to send them off plumped up again." They also leave delighted by the beauty of the small but sensational garden, recently featured on Alan Tichmarsh’s Britain’s Best Gardens. In spring, many species of hellebore, snowdrop, aconite, crocus and narcissus carpet the ground and the garden’s all-important structure, including topiary holly and box, is plain to see. In summer, it’s awash with harmonious colour, including many varieties of rose. Inside the house, all is cosy, polished and welcoming. Read expert review From £165per night
Amongst the great glories of England are its gardens, and English hotels are no less blessed. One enormous change over the past decade or so has been the advent - in response to the increasing demand for local produce - of the kitchen garden in every kind of hotel from luxury establishment to humble pub or bed and breakfast. All the hotels described here have fine examples, not least Gravetye Manor whose huge walled garden is a marvel in itself, but they also have flowers, shrubs and trees that stand out from the crowd, whether tropical as in Meudon Hotel, Cornwall, or encyclopedic as in the Herb Garden at Congham Hall, Norfolk. When hotels boast their facilities, they rarely trumpet a beautiful, flower-filled landscape in which to stroll and relax, but as they say at Hotel Endsleigh, with its wonderful Repton-designed grounds: "no, we don’t have a spa; a cup of tea in the garden is our spa". Barnsley HouseCirencester, Cotswolds, England 8Telegraph expert rating Until 2003 when it became a hotel, Barnsley House was the home of renowned horticulturalist Rosemary Verey. Nowadays, instead of paying to visit her celebrated four-acre garden for an hour or two, you can stay in her former home, now chic and luxurious, and enjoy the richly complex yet natural and abundant garden that she created during her lifetime at leisure. There are knot gardens, ornamental fruit and vegetables and much more, all melting into the surrounding Cotswold landscape. The all-white Potager restaurant takes in the view. Read expert review From £181per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • Britain's cosiest hotels Meudon HotelFalmouth, Cornwall, England 7Telegraph expert rating A gentle, traditional, family-run hotel near Falmouth with an atmosphere of benign content and one very special asset: the most beautiful sub-tropical garden snaking from the house down a narrow valley and spilling on to its own divine private beach. Laid out in the 19th century, and restored after the Second World War by then owner Edith Lady Worley, the lush gardens are enough to keep one occupied all day, or you can stroll along the coast path to Helford. Read expert review From £80per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best places and cities to visit in England Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'SaisonsOxfordshire, England 9Telegraph expert rating It’s not just a hotel and restaurant: it’s another country, a land of magnificent inter-connecting gardens, orchards, ponds and sculptures: the accomplished, munificent realm of one impassioned Frenchman, Raymond Blanc. His passion for cooking spills over into his passion for growing fruits and vegetables and the estate is as productive as it is lavish. Blanc’s refusal to follow fashion but to create instead an 'eclectic classic' has resulted in a truly individual hotel. "Everyone aspires to one moment of luxury: here is the place to have it," he says. Read expert review From £756per night • The strangest places to stay in the UK and Channel Islands Gravetye ManorEast Grinstead, West Sussex, England 9Telegraph expert rating William Robinson, pioneer of natural planting, created the surpassingly beautiful gardens at Gravetye Manor in the late 19th century. Now under new ownership, they have been comprehensively revived and, thanks to head gardener Tom Coward and his team, are glorious once more. Most recently the Victorian peach house has been restored and replanted, while the magnificent kitchen garden is a model of its kind. The hotel is a haven of traditional comfort, good food and good taste, but it’s outside that you will want to be. Read expert review From £208per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best country house hotels in Britain The GoringBelgravia, London, England 9Telegraph expert rating It’s not so much the quality of the Goring’s garden (though it is certainly lovely and beautifully kept) as the fact that it exists at all - a huge and unexpected private space in the centre of the city, never more welcome than in summer when guests arm themselves with mallets and do battle amongst the croquet hoops. Run by the same family for more than 100 years, the Goring is a bastion of Britishness and after a recent top-to-toe refurbishment including a glamourous new lobby, has never looked finer. Read expert review From £404per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best hotels for spa breaks in the UK Howard's House HotelWiltshire, Cotswolds, England 8Telegraph expert rating What better than to hunker down than in a charming house, surrounded by the prettiest of gardens set in the heart of an idyllic but little known village far from main roads? Sitting on the lovely wide terrace at Howard’s House, in a garden protected by an undulating topiary hedge and containing a magnificent ornamental crabapple amongst other trees, the only sounds you are likely to hear are of birdsong and the knock of croquet mallet on ball. Bedrooms are comfortable and the food is excellent. Read expert review From £120per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best family-friendly hotels in England Pen-Y-DyffrynOswestry, Shropshire, England 9Telegraph expert rating If you prefer an informal, cottage-style garden rather than one on a grand scale, then head for this delightful, benign hotel in the lush, topsy-turvy landscape of the Shropshire borders with its steep hills and hidden valleys. Aubretia tumbles from stone walls, a pair of green wellies filled with primroses stands by the front door and a charming flower-filled garden, dotted with deck chairs, surrounds the Georgian former rectory. The view is entrancing and peace descends like a thick blanket. Read expert review From £99per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best pet-friendly hotels in Britain Hotel EndsleighTavistock, Devon, England 9Telegraph expert rating Endsleigh stands at the end of a mile-long drive in what feels like a secret valley. Jeffrey Wyatville built the cottage orné as a shooting lodge for the 6th Duke of Bedford in 1812, with gardens designed by Sir Humphrey Repton. When Olga Polizzi bought the property in 2004, the wonderful herbaceous and woodland gardens were in danger of being lost. Today they are as compelling, lovely and little changed as when they were first created, and the view from the terrace to the Tamar river below is unforgettable. Read expert review From £198per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best New Forest hotels Congham HallNorfolk, England 8Telegraph expert rating Anyone interested in culinary plants should make a beeline for Congham Hall, where the hotel’s renowned Herb Garden contains a collection of almost 400 varieties, including rare medicinal ones and many that can be used in cooking, including by the hotel’s chefs. Stroll around the Herb Garden (open to the public during the day) at dusk, when heady aromas scent the air. The hotel itself is a calm Georgian house with stylish interiors. Read expert review From £135per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The world's most romantic hotels Millgate HouseRichmond, Yorkshire, England 8Telegraph expert rating "Guests ", say Tim Culkin and Austin Lynch, proprietors of this exceptional guesthouse "are like cushions. They arrive a bit pummeled but we try to send them off plumped up again." They also leave delighted by the beauty of the small but sensational garden, recently featured on Alan Tichmarsh’s Britain’s Best Gardens. In spring, many species of hellebore, snowdrop, aconite, crocus and narcissus carpet the ground and the garden’s all-important structure, including topiary holly and box, is plain to see. In summer, it’s awash with harmonious colour, including many varieties of rose. Inside the house, all is cosy, polished and welcoming. Read expert review From £165per night
Top 10: the best hotel gardens in England
Amongst the great glories of England are its gardens, and English hotels are no less blessed. One enormous change over the past decade or so has been the advent - in response to the increasing demand for local produce - of the kitchen garden in every kind of hotel from luxury establishment to humble pub or bed and breakfast. All the hotels described here have fine examples, not least Gravetye Manor whose huge walled garden is a marvel in itself, but they also have flowers, shrubs and trees that stand out from the crowd, whether tropical as in Meudon Hotel, Cornwall, or encyclopedic as in the Herb Garden at Congham Hall, Norfolk. When hotels boast their facilities, they rarely trumpet a beautiful, flower-filled landscape in which to stroll and relax, but as they say at Hotel Endsleigh, with its wonderful Repton-designed grounds: "no, we don’t have a spa; a cup of tea in the garden is our spa". Barnsley HouseCirencester, Cotswolds, England 8Telegraph expert rating Until 2003 when it became a hotel, Barnsley House was the home of renowned horticulturalist Rosemary Verey. Nowadays, instead of paying to visit her celebrated four-acre garden for an hour or two, you can stay in her former home, now chic and luxurious, and enjoy the richly complex yet natural and abundant garden that she created during her lifetime at leisure. There are knot gardens, ornamental fruit and vegetables and much more, all melting into the surrounding Cotswold landscape. The all-white Potager restaurant takes in the view. Read expert review From £181per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • Britain's cosiest hotels Meudon HotelFalmouth, Cornwall, England 7Telegraph expert rating A gentle, traditional, family-run hotel near Falmouth with an atmosphere of benign content and one very special asset: the most beautiful sub-tropical garden snaking from the house down a narrow valley and spilling on to its own divine private beach. Laid out in the 19th century, and restored after the Second World War by then owner Edith Lady Worley, the lush gardens are enough to keep one occupied all day, or you can stroll along the coast path to Helford. Read expert review From £80per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best places and cities to visit in England Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'SaisonsOxfordshire, England 9Telegraph expert rating It’s not just a hotel and restaurant: it’s another country, a land of magnificent inter-connecting gardens, orchards, ponds and sculptures: the accomplished, munificent realm of one impassioned Frenchman, Raymond Blanc. His passion for cooking spills over into his passion for growing fruits and vegetables and the estate is as productive as it is lavish. Blanc’s refusal to follow fashion but to create instead an 'eclectic classic' has resulted in a truly individual hotel. "Everyone aspires to one moment of luxury: here is the place to have it," he says. Read expert review From £756per night • The strangest places to stay in the UK and Channel Islands Gravetye ManorEast Grinstead, West Sussex, England 9Telegraph expert rating William Robinson, pioneer of natural planting, created the surpassingly beautiful gardens at Gravetye Manor in the late 19th century. Now under new ownership, they have been comprehensively revived and, thanks to head gardener Tom Coward and his team, are glorious once more. Most recently the Victorian peach house has been restored and replanted, while the magnificent kitchen garden is a model of its kind. The hotel is a haven of traditional comfort, good food and good taste, but it’s outside that you will want to be. Read expert review From £208per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best country house hotels in Britain The GoringBelgravia, London, England 9Telegraph expert rating It’s not so much the quality of the Goring’s garden (though it is certainly lovely and beautifully kept) as the fact that it exists at all - a huge and unexpected private space in the centre of the city, never more welcome than in summer when guests arm themselves with mallets and do battle amongst the croquet hoops. Run by the same family for more than 100 years, the Goring is a bastion of Britishness and after a recent top-to-toe refurbishment including a glamourous new lobby, has never looked finer. Read expert review From £404per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best hotels for spa breaks in the UK Howard's House HotelWiltshire, Cotswolds, England 8Telegraph expert rating What better than to hunker down than in a charming house, surrounded by the prettiest of gardens set in the heart of an idyllic but little known village far from main roads? Sitting on the lovely wide terrace at Howard’s House, in a garden protected by an undulating topiary hedge and containing a magnificent ornamental crabapple amongst other trees, the only sounds you are likely to hear are of birdsong and the knock of croquet mallet on ball. Bedrooms are comfortable and the food is excellent. Read expert review From £120per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best family-friendly hotels in England Pen-Y-DyffrynOswestry, Shropshire, England 9Telegraph expert rating If you prefer an informal, cottage-style garden rather than one on a grand scale, then head for this delightful, benign hotel in the lush, topsy-turvy landscape of the Shropshire borders with its steep hills and hidden valleys. Aubretia tumbles from stone walls, a pair of green wellies filled with primroses stands by the front door and a charming flower-filled garden, dotted with deck chairs, surrounds the Georgian former rectory. The view is entrancing and peace descends like a thick blanket. Read expert review From £99per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best pet-friendly hotels in Britain Hotel EndsleighTavistock, Devon, England 9Telegraph expert rating Endsleigh stands at the end of a mile-long drive in what feels like a secret valley. Jeffrey Wyatville built the cottage orné as a shooting lodge for the 6th Duke of Bedford in 1812, with gardens designed by Sir Humphrey Repton. When Olga Polizzi bought the property in 2004, the wonderful herbaceous and woodland gardens were in danger of being lost. Today they are as compelling, lovely and little changed as when they were first created, and the view from the terrace to the Tamar river below is unforgettable. Read expert review From £198per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best New Forest hotels Congham HallNorfolk, England 8Telegraph expert rating Anyone interested in culinary plants should make a beeline for Congham Hall, where the hotel’s renowned Herb Garden contains a collection of almost 400 varieties, including rare medicinal ones and many that can be used in cooking, including by the hotel’s chefs. Stroll around the Herb Garden (open to the public during the day) at dusk, when heady aromas scent the air. The hotel itself is a calm Georgian house with stylish interiors. Read expert review From £135per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The world's most romantic hotels Millgate HouseRichmond, Yorkshire, England 8Telegraph expert rating "Guests ", say Tim Culkin and Austin Lynch, proprietors of this exceptional guesthouse "are like cushions. They arrive a bit pummeled but we try to send them off plumped up again." They also leave delighted by the beauty of the small but sensational garden, recently featured on Alan Tichmarsh’s Britain’s Best Gardens. In spring, many species of hellebore, snowdrop, aconite, crocus and narcissus carpet the ground and the garden’s all-important structure, including topiary holly and box, is plain to see. In summer, it’s awash with harmonious colour, including many varieties of rose. Inside the house, all is cosy, polished and welcoming. Read expert review From £165per night
Amongst the great glories of England are its gardens, and English hotels are no less blessed. One enormous change over the past decade or so has been the advent - in response to the increasing demand for local produce - of the kitchen garden in every kind of hotel from luxury establishment to humble pub or bed and breakfast. All the hotels described here have fine examples, not least Gravetye Manor whose huge walled garden is a marvel in itself, but they also have flowers, shrubs and trees that stand out from the crowd, whether tropical as in Meudon Hotel, Cornwall, or encyclopedic as in the Herb Garden at Congham Hall, Norfolk. When hotels boast their facilities, they rarely trumpet a beautiful, flower-filled landscape in which to stroll and relax, but as they say at Hotel Endsleigh, with its wonderful Repton-designed grounds: "no, we don’t have a spa; a cup of tea in the garden is our spa". Barnsley HouseCirencester, Cotswolds, England 8Telegraph expert rating Until 2003 when it became a hotel, Barnsley House was the home of renowned horticulturalist Rosemary Verey. Nowadays, instead of paying to visit her celebrated four-acre garden for an hour or two, you can stay in her former home, now chic and luxurious, and enjoy the richly complex yet natural and abundant garden that she created during her lifetime at leisure. There are knot gardens, ornamental fruit and vegetables and much more, all melting into the surrounding Cotswold landscape. The all-white Potager restaurant takes in the view. Read expert review From £181per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • Britain's cosiest hotels Meudon HotelFalmouth, Cornwall, England 7Telegraph expert rating A gentle, traditional, family-run hotel near Falmouth with an atmosphere of benign content and one very special asset: the most beautiful sub-tropical garden snaking from the house down a narrow valley and spilling on to its own divine private beach. Laid out in the 19th century, and restored after the Second World War by then owner Edith Lady Worley, the lush gardens are enough to keep one occupied all day, or you can stroll along the coast path to Helford. Read expert review From £80per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best places and cities to visit in England Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'SaisonsOxfordshire, England 9Telegraph expert rating It’s not just a hotel and restaurant: it’s another country, a land of magnificent inter-connecting gardens, orchards, ponds and sculptures: the accomplished, munificent realm of one impassioned Frenchman, Raymond Blanc. His passion for cooking spills over into his passion for growing fruits and vegetables and the estate is as productive as it is lavish. Blanc’s refusal to follow fashion but to create instead an 'eclectic classic' has resulted in a truly individual hotel. "Everyone aspires to one moment of luxury: here is the place to have it," he says. Read expert review From £756per night • The strangest places to stay in the UK and Channel Islands Gravetye ManorEast Grinstead, West Sussex, England 9Telegraph expert rating William Robinson, pioneer of natural planting, created the surpassingly beautiful gardens at Gravetye Manor in the late 19th century. Now under new ownership, they have been comprehensively revived and, thanks to head gardener Tom Coward and his team, are glorious once more. Most recently the Victorian peach house has been restored and replanted, while the magnificent kitchen garden is a model of its kind. The hotel is a haven of traditional comfort, good food and good taste, but it’s outside that you will want to be. Read expert review From £208per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best country house hotels in Britain The GoringBelgravia, London, England 9Telegraph expert rating It’s not so much the quality of the Goring’s garden (though it is certainly lovely and beautifully kept) as the fact that it exists at all - a huge and unexpected private space in the centre of the city, never more welcome than in summer when guests arm themselves with mallets and do battle amongst the croquet hoops. Run by the same family for more than 100 years, the Goring is a bastion of Britishness and after a recent top-to-toe refurbishment including a glamourous new lobby, has never looked finer. Read expert review From £404per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best hotels for spa breaks in the UK Howard's House HotelWiltshire, Cotswolds, England 8Telegraph expert rating What better than to hunker down than in a charming house, surrounded by the prettiest of gardens set in the heart of an idyllic but little known village far from main roads? Sitting on the lovely wide terrace at Howard’s House, in a garden protected by an undulating topiary hedge and containing a magnificent ornamental crabapple amongst other trees, the only sounds you are likely to hear are of birdsong and the knock of croquet mallet on ball. Bedrooms are comfortable and the food is excellent. Read expert review From £120per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best family-friendly hotels in England Pen-Y-DyffrynOswestry, Shropshire, England 9Telegraph expert rating If you prefer an informal, cottage-style garden rather than one on a grand scale, then head for this delightful, benign hotel in the lush, topsy-turvy landscape of the Shropshire borders with its steep hills and hidden valleys. Aubretia tumbles from stone walls, a pair of green wellies filled with primroses stands by the front door and a charming flower-filled garden, dotted with deck chairs, surrounds the Georgian former rectory. The view is entrancing and peace descends like a thick blanket. Read expert review From £99per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best pet-friendly hotels in Britain Hotel EndsleighTavistock, Devon, England 9Telegraph expert rating Endsleigh stands at the end of a mile-long drive in what feels like a secret valley. Jeffrey Wyatville built the cottage orné as a shooting lodge for the 6th Duke of Bedford in 1812, with gardens designed by Sir Humphrey Repton. When Olga Polizzi bought the property in 2004, the wonderful herbaceous and woodland gardens were in danger of being lost. Today they are as compelling, lovely and little changed as when they were first created, and the view from the terrace to the Tamar river below is unforgettable. Read expert review From £198per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best New Forest hotels Congham HallNorfolk, England 8Telegraph expert rating Anyone interested in culinary plants should make a beeline for Congham Hall, where the hotel’s renowned Herb Garden contains a collection of almost 400 varieties, including rare medicinal ones and many that can be used in cooking, including by the hotel’s chefs. Stroll around the Herb Garden (open to the public during the day) at dusk, when heady aromas scent the air. The hotel itself is a calm Georgian house with stylish interiors. Read expert review From £135per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The world's most romantic hotels Millgate HouseRichmond, Yorkshire, England 8Telegraph expert rating "Guests ", say Tim Culkin and Austin Lynch, proprietors of this exceptional guesthouse "are like cushions. They arrive a bit pummeled but we try to send them off plumped up again." They also leave delighted by the beauty of the small but sensational garden, recently featured on Alan Tichmarsh’s Britain’s Best Gardens. In spring, many species of hellebore, snowdrop, aconite, crocus and narcissus carpet the ground and the garden’s all-important structure, including topiary holly and box, is plain to see. In summer, it’s awash with harmonious colour, including many varieties of rose. Inside the house, all is cosy, polished and welcoming. Read expert review From £165per night
Top 10: the best hotel gardens in England
Amongst the great glories of England are its gardens, and English hotels are no less blessed. One enormous change over the past decade or so has been the advent - in response to the increasing demand for local produce - of the kitchen garden in every kind of hotel from luxury establishment to humble pub or bed and breakfast. All the hotels described here have fine examples, not least Gravetye Manor whose huge walled garden is a marvel in itself, but they also have flowers, shrubs and trees that stand out from the crowd, whether tropical as in Meudon Hotel, Cornwall, or encyclopedic as in the Herb Garden at Congham Hall, Norfolk. When hotels boast their facilities, they rarely trumpet a beautiful, flower-filled landscape in which to stroll and relax, but as they say at Hotel Endsleigh, with its wonderful Repton-designed grounds: "no, we don’t have a spa; a cup of tea in the garden is our spa". Barnsley HouseCirencester, Cotswolds, England 8Telegraph expert rating Until 2003 when it became a hotel, Barnsley House was the home of renowned horticulturalist Rosemary Verey. Nowadays, instead of paying to visit her celebrated four-acre garden for an hour or two, you can stay in her former home, now chic and luxurious, and enjoy the richly complex yet natural and abundant garden that she created during her lifetime at leisure. There are knot gardens, ornamental fruit and vegetables and much more, all melting into the surrounding Cotswold landscape. The all-white Potager restaurant takes in the view. Read expert review From £181per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • Britain's cosiest hotels Meudon HotelFalmouth, Cornwall, England 7Telegraph expert rating A gentle, traditional, family-run hotel near Falmouth with an atmosphere of benign content and one very special asset: the most beautiful sub-tropical garden snaking from the house down a narrow valley and spilling on to its own divine private beach. Laid out in the 19th century, and restored after the Second World War by then owner Edith Lady Worley, the lush gardens are enough to keep one occupied all day, or you can stroll along the coast path to Helford. Read expert review From £80per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best places and cities to visit in England Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'SaisonsOxfordshire, England 9Telegraph expert rating It’s not just a hotel and restaurant: it’s another country, a land of magnificent inter-connecting gardens, orchards, ponds and sculptures: the accomplished, munificent realm of one impassioned Frenchman, Raymond Blanc. His passion for cooking spills over into his passion for growing fruits and vegetables and the estate is as productive as it is lavish. Blanc’s refusal to follow fashion but to create instead an 'eclectic classic' has resulted in a truly individual hotel. "Everyone aspires to one moment of luxury: here is the place to have it," he says. Read expert review From £756per night • The strangest places to stay in the UK and Channel Islands Gravetye ManorEast Grinstead, West Sussex, England 9Telegraph expert rating William Robinson, pioneer of natural planting, created the surpassingly beautiful gardens at Gravetye Manor in the late 19th century. Now under new ownership, they have been comprehensively revived and, thanks to head gardener Tom Coward and his team, are glorious once more. Most recently the Victorian peach house has been restored and replanted, while the magnificent kitchen garden is a model of its kind. The hotel is a haven of traditional comfort, good food and good taste, but it’s outside that you will want to be. Read expert review From £208per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best country house hotels in Britain The GoringBelgravia, London, England 9Telegraph expert rating It’s not so much the quality of the Goring’s garden (though it is certainly lovely and beautifully kept) as the fact that it exists at all - a huge and unexpected private space in the centre of the city, never more welcome than in summer when guests arm themselves with mallets and do battle amongst the croquet hoops. Run by the same family for more than 100 years, the Goring is a bastion of Britishness and after a recent top-to-toe refurbishment including a glamourous new lobby, has never looked finer. Read expert review From £404per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best hotels for spa breaks in the UK Howard's House HotelWiltshire, Cotswolds, England 8Telegraph expert rating What better than to hunker down than in a charming house, surrounded by the prettiest of gardens set in the heart of an idyllic but little known village far from main roads? Sitting on the lovely wide terrace at Howard’s House, in a garden protected by an undulating topiary hedge and containing a magnificent ornamental crabapple amongst other trees, the only sounds you are likely to hear are of birdsong and the knock of croquet mallet on ball. Bedrooms are comfortable and the food is excellent. Read expert review From £120per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best family-friendly hotels in England Pen-Y-DyffrynOswestry, Shropshire, England 9Telegraph expert rating If you prefer an informal, cottage-style garden rather than one on a grand scale, then head for this delightful, benign hotel in the lush, topsy-turvy landscape of the Shropshire borders with its steep hills and hidden valleys. Aubretia tumbles from stone walls, a pair of green wellies filled with primroses stands by the front door and a charming flower-filled garden, dotted with deck chairs, surrounds the Georgian former rectory. The view is entrancing and peace descends like a thick blanket. Read expert review From £99per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best pet-friendly hotels in Britain Hotel EndsleighTavistock, Devon, England 9Telegraph expert rating Endsleigh stands at the end of a mile-long drive in what feels like a secret valley. Jeffrey Wyatville built the cottage orné as a shooting lodge for the 6th Duke of Bedford in 1812, with gardens designed by Sir Humphrey Repton. When Olga Polizzi bought the property in 2004, the wonderful herbaceous and woodland gardens were in danger of being lost. Today they are as compelling, lovely and little changed as when they were first created, and the view from the terrace to the Tamar river below is unforgettable. Read expert review From £198per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best New Forest hotels Congham HallNorfolk, England 8Telegraph expert rating Anyone interested in culinary plants should make a beeline for Congham Hall, where the hotel’s renowned Herb Garden contains a collection of almost 400 varieties, including rare medicinal ones and many that can be used in cooking, including by the hotel’s chefs. Stroll around the Herb Garden (open to the public during the day) at dusk, when heady aromas scent the air. The hotel itself is a calm Georgian house with stylish interiors. Read expert review From £135per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The world's most romantic hotels Millgate HouseRichmond, Yorkshire, England 8Telegraph expert rating "Guests ", say Tim Culkin and Austin Lynch, proprietors of this exceptional guesthouse "are like cushions. They arrive a bit pummeled but we try to send them off plumped up again." They also leave delighted by the beauty of the small but sensational garden, recently featured on Alan Tichmarsh’s Britain’s Best Gardens. In spring, many species of hellebore, snowdrop, aconite, crocus and narcissus carpet the ground and the garden’s all-important structure, including topiary holly and box, is plain to see. In summer, it’s awash with harmonious colour, including many varieties of rose. Inside the house, all is cosy, polished and welcoming. Read expert review From £165per night
Amongst the great glories of England are its gardens, and English hotels are no less blessed. One enormous change over the past decade or so has been the advent - in response to the increasing demand for local produce - of the kitchen garden in every kind of hotel from luxury establishment to humble pub or bed and breakfast. All the hotels described here have fine examples, not least Gravetye Manor whose huge walled garden is a marvel in itself, but they also have flowers, shrubs and trees that stand out from the crowd, whether tropical as in Meudon Hotel, Cornwall, or encyclopedic as in the Herb Garden at Congham Hall, Norfolk. When hotels boast their facilities, they rarely trumpet a beautiful, flower-filled landscape in which to stroll and relax, but as they say at Hotel Endsleigh, with its wonderful Repton-designed grounds: "no, we don’t have a spa; a cup of tea in the garden is our spa". Barnsley HouseCirencester, Cotswolds, England 8Telegraph expert rating Until 2003 when it became a hotel, Barnsley House was the home of renowned horticulturalist Rosemary Verey. Nowadays, instead of paying to visit her celebrated four-acre garden for an hour or two, you can stay in her former home, now chic and luxurious, and enjoy the richly complex yet natural and abundant garden that she created during her lifetime at leisure. There are knot gardens, ornamental fruit and vegetables and much more, all melting into the surrounding Cotswold landscape. The all-white Potager restaurant takes in the view. Read expert review From £181per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • Britain's cosiest hotels Meudon HotelFalmouth, Cornwall, England 7Telegraph expert rating A gentle, traditional, family-run hotel near Falmouth with an atmosphere of benign content and one very special asset: the most beautiful sub-tropical garden snaking from the house down a narrow valley and spilling on to its own divine private beach. Laid out in the 19th century, and restored after the Second World War by then owner Edith Lady Worley, the lush gardens are enough to keep one occupied all day, or you can stroll along the coast path to Helford. Read expert review From £80per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best places and cities to visit in England Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'SaisonsOxfordshire, England 9Telegraph expert rating It’s not just a hotel and restaurant: it’s another country, a land of magnificent inter-connecting gardens, orchards, ponds and sculptures: the accomplished, munificent realm of one impassioned Frenchman, Raymond Blanc. His passion for cooking spills over into his passion for growing fruits and vegetables and the estate is as productive as it is lavish. Blanc’s refusal to follow fashion but to create instead an 'eclectic classic' has resulted in a truly individual hotel. "Everyone aspires to one moment of luxury: here is the place to have it," he says. Read expert review From £756per night • The strangest places to stay in the UK and Channel Islands Gravetye ManorEast Grinstead, West Sussex, England 9Telegraph expert rating William Robinson, pioneer of natural planting, created the surpassingly beautiful gardens at Gravetye Manor in the late 19th century. Now under new ownership, they have been comprehensively revived and, thanks to head gardener Tom Coward and his team, are glorious once more. Most recently the Victorian peach house has been restored and replanted, while the magnificent kitchen garden is a model of its kind. The hotel is a haven of traditional comfort, good food and good taste, but it’s outside that you will want to be. Read expert review From £208per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best country house hotels in Britain The GoringBelgravia, London, England 9Telegraph expert rating It’s not so much the quality of the Goring’s garden (though it is certainly lovely and beautifully kept) as the fact that it exists at all - a huge and unexpected private space in the centre of the city, never more welcome than in summer when guests arm themselves with mallets and do battle amongst the croquet hoops. Run by the same family for more than 100 years, the Goring is a bastion of Britishness and after a recent top-to-toe refurbishment including a glamourous new lobby, has never looked finer. Read expert review From £404per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best hotels for spa breaks in the UK Howard's House HotelWiltshire, Cotswolds, England 8Telegraph expert rating What better than to hunker down than in a charming house, surrounded by the prettiest of gardens set in the heart of an idyllic but little known village far from main roads? Sitting on the lovely wide terrace at Howard’s House, in a garden protected by an undulating topiary hedge and containing a magnificent ornamental crabapple amongst other trees, the only sounds you are likely to hear are of birdsong and the knock of croquet mallet on ball. Bedrooms are comfortable and the food is excellent. Read expert review From £120per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best family-friendly hotels in England Pen-Y-DyffrynOswestry, Shropshire, England 9Telegraph expert rating If you prefer an informal, cottage-style garden rather than one on a grand scale, then head for this delightful, benign hotel in the lush, topsy-turvy landscape of the Shropshire borders with its steep hills and hidden valleys. Aubretia tumbles from stone walls, a pair of green wellies filled with primroses stands by the front door and a charming flower-filled garden, dotted with deck chairs, surrounds the Georgian former rectory. The view is entrancing and peace descends like a thick blanket. Read expert review From £99per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best pet-friendly hotels in Britain Hotel EndsleighTavistock, Devon, England 9Telegraph expert rating Endsleigh stands at the end of a mile-long drive in what feels like a secret valley. Jeffrey Wyatville built the cottage orné as a shooting lodge for the 6th Duke of Bedford in 1812, with gardens designed by Sir Humphrey Repton. When Olga Polizzi bought the property in 2004, the wonderful herbaceous and woodland gardens were in danger of being lost. Today they are as compelling, lovely and little changed as when they were first created, and the view from the terrace to the Tamar river below is unforgettable. Read expert review From £198per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best New Forest hotels Congham HallNorfolk, England 8Telegraph expert rating Anyone interested in culinary plants should make a beeline for Congham Hall, where the hotel’s renowned Herb Garden contains a collection of almost 400 varieties, including rare medicinal ones and many that can be used in cooking, including by the hotel’s chefs. Stroll around the Herb Garden (open to the public during the day) at dusk, when heady aromas scent the air. The hotel itself is a calm Georgian house with stylish interiors. Read expert review From £135per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The world's most romantic hotels Millgate HouseRichmond, Yorkshire, England 8Telegraph expert rating "Guests ", say Tim Culkin and Austin Lynch, proprietors of this exceptional guesthouse "are like cushions. They arrive a bit pummeled but we try to send them off plumped up again." They also leave delighted by the beauty of the small but sensational garden, recently featured on Alan Tichmarsh’s Britain’s Best Gardens. In spring, many species of hellebore, snowdrop, aconite, crocus and narcissus carpet the ground and the garden’s all-important structure, including topiary holly and box, is plain to see. In summer, it’s awash with harmonious colour, including many varieties of rose. Inside the house, all is cosy, polished and welcoming. Read expert review From £165per night
Top 10: the best hotel gardens in England
Amongst the great glories of England are its gardens, and English hotels are no less blessed. One enormous change over the past decade or so has been the advent - in response to the increasing demand for local produce - of the kitchen garden in every kind of hotel from luxury establishment to humble pub or bed and breakfast. All the hotels described here have fine examples, not least Gravetye Manor whose huge walled garden is a marvel in itself, but they also have flowers, shrubs and trees that stand out from the crowd, whether tropical as in Meudon Hotel, Cornwall, or encyclopedic as in the Herb Garden at Congham Hall, Norfolk. When hotels boast their facilities, they rarely trumpet a beautiful, flower-filled landscape in which to stroll and relax, but as they say at Hotel Endsleigh, with its wonderful Repton-designed grounds: "no, we don’t have a spa; a cup of tea in the garden is our spa". Barnsley HouseCirencester, Cotswolds, England 8Telegraph expert rating Until 2003 when it became a hotel, Barnsley House was the home of renowned horticulturalist Rosemary Verey. Nowadays, instead of paying to visit her celebrated four-acre garden for an hour or two, you can stay in her former home, now chic and luxurious, and enjoy the richly complex yet natural and abundant garden that she created during her lifetime at leisure. There are knot gardens, ornamental fruit and vegetables and much more, all melting into the surrounding Cotswold landscape. The all-white Potager restaurant takes in the view. Read expert review From £181per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • Britain's cosiest hotels Meudon HotelFalmouth, Cornwall, England 7Telegraph expert rating A gentle, traditional, family-run hotel near Falmouth with an atmosphere of benign content and one very special asset: the most beautiful sub-tropical garden snaking from the house down a narrow valley and spilling on to its own divine private beach. Laid out in the 19th century, and restored after the Second World War by then owner Edith Lady Worley, the lush gardens are enough to keep one occupied all day, or you can stroll along the coast path to Helford. Read expert review From £80per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best places and cities to visit in England Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'SaisonsOxfordshire, England 9Telegraph expert rating It’s not just a hotel and restaurant: it’s another country, a land of magnificent inter-connecting gardens, orchards, ponds and sculptures: the accomplished, munificent realm of one impassioned Frenchman, Raymond Blanc. His passion for cooking spills over into his passion for growing fruits and vegetables and the estate is as productive as it is lavish. Blanc’s refusal to follow fashion but to create instead an 'eclectic classic' has resulted in a truly individual hotel. "Everyone aspires to one moment of luxury: here is the place to have it," he says. Read expert review From £756per night • The strangest places to stay in the UK and Channel Islands Gravetye ManorEast Grinstead, West Sussex, England 9Telegraph expert rating William Robinson, pioneer of natural planting, created the surpassingly beautiful gardens at Gravetye Manor in the late 19th century. Now under new ownership, they have been comprehensively revived and, thanks to head gardener Tom Coward and his team, are glorious once more. Most recently the Victorian peach house has been restored and replanted, while the magnificent kitchen garden is a model of its kind. The hotel is a haven of traditional comfort, good food and good taste, but it’s outside that you will want to be. Read expert review From £208per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best country house hotels in Britain The GoringBelgravia, London, England 9Telegraph expert rating It’s not so much the quality of the Goring’s garden (though it is certainly lovely and beautifully kept) as the fact that it exists at all - a huge and unexpected private space in the centre of the city, never more welcome than in summer when guests arm themselves with mallets and do battle amongst the croquet hoops. Run by the same family for more than 100 years, the Goring is a bastion of Britishness and after a recent top-to-toe refurbishment including a glamourous new lobby, has never looked finer. Read expert review From £404per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best hotels for spa breaks in the UK Howard's House HotelWiltshire, Cotswolds, England 8Telegraph expert rating What better than to hunker down than in a charming house, surrounded by the prettiest of gardens set in the heart of an idyllic but little known village far from main roads? Sitting on the lovely wide terrace at Howard’s House, in a garden protected by an undulating topiary hedge and containing a magnificent ornamental crabapple amongst other trees, the only sounds you are likely to hear are of birdsong and the knock of croquet mallet on ball. Bedrooms are comfortable and the food is excellent. Read expert review From £120per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best family-friendly hotels in England Pen-Y-DyffrynOswestry, Shropshire, England 9Telegraph expert rating If you prefer an informal, cottage-style garden rather than one on a grand scale, then head for this delightful, benign hotel in the lush, topsy-turvy landscape of the Shropshire borders with its steep hills and hidden valleys. Aubretia tumbles from stone walls, a pair of green wellies filled with primroses stands by the front door and a charming flower-filled garden, dotted with deck chairs, surrounds the Georgian former rectory. The view is entrancing and peace descends like a thick blanket. Read expert review From £99per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best pet-friendly hotels in Britain Hotel EndsleighTavistock, Devon, England 9Telegraph expert rating Endsleigh stands at the end of a mile-long drive in what feels like a secret valley. Jeffrey Wyatville built the cottage orné as a shooting lodge for the 6th Duke of Bedford in 1812, with gardens designed by Sir Humphrey Repton. When Olga Polizzi bought the property in 2004, the wonderful herbaceous and woodland gardens were in danger of being lost. Today they are as compelling, lovely and little changed as when they were first created, and the view from the terrace to the Tamar river below is unforgettable. Read expert review From £198per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best New Forest hotels Congham HallNorfolk, England 8Telegraph expert rating Anyone interested in culinary plants should make a beeline for Congham Hall, where the hotel’s renowned Herb Garden contains a collection of almost 400 varieties, including rare medicinal ones and many that can be used in cooking, including by the hotel’s chefs. Stroll around the Herb Garden (open to the public during the day) at dusk, when heady aromas scent the air. The hotel itself is a calm Georgian house with stylish interiors. Read expert review From £135per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The world's most romantic hotels Millgate HouseRichmond, Yorkshire, England 8Telegraph expert rating "Guests ", say Tim Culkin and Austin Lynch, proprietors of this exceptional guesthouse "are like cushions. They arrive a bit pummeled but we try to send them off plumped up again." They also leave delighted by the beauty of the small but sensational garden, recently featured on Alan Tichmarsh’s Britain’s Best Gardens. In spring, many species of hellebore, snowdrop, aconite, crocus and narcissus carpet the ground and the garden’s all-important structure, including topiary holly and box, is plain to see. In summer, it’s awash with harmonious colour, including many varieties of rose. Inside the house, all is cosy, polished and welcoming. Read expert review From £165per night
Amongst the great glories of England are its gardens, and English hotels are no less blessed. One enormous change over the past decade or so has been the advent - in response to the increasing demand for local produce - of the kitchen garden in every kind of hotel from luxury establishment to humble pub or bed and breakfast. All the hotels described here have fine examples, not least Gravetye Manor whose huge walled garden is a marvel in itself, but they also have flowers, shrubs and trees that stand out from the crowd, whether tropical as in Meudon Hotel, Cornwall, or encyclopedic as in the Herb Garden at Congham Hall, Norfolk. When hotels boast their facilities, they rarely trumpet a beautiful, flower-filled landscape in which to stroll and relax, but as they say at Hotel Endsleigh, with its wonderful Repton-designed grounds: "no, we don’t have a spa; a cup of tea in the garden is our spa". Barnsley HouseCirencester, Cotswolds, England 8Telegraph expert rating Until 2003 when it became a hotel, Barnsley House was the home of renowned horticulturalist Rosemary Verey. Nowadays, instead of paying to visit her celebrated four-acre garden for an hour or two, you can stay in her former home, now chic and luxurious, and enjoy the richly complex yet natural and abundant garden that she created during her lifetime at leisure. There are knot gardens, ornamental fruit and vegetables and much more, all melting into the surrounding Cotswold landscape. The all-white Potager restaurant takes in the view. Read expert review From £181per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • Britain's cosiest hotels Meudon HotelFalmouth, Cornwall, England 7Telegraph expert rating A gentle, traditional, family-run hotel near Falmouth with an atmosphere of benign content and one very special asset: the most beautiful sub-tropical garden snaking from the house down a narrow valley and spilling on to its own divine private beach. Laid out in the 19th century, and restored after the Second World War by then owner Edith Lady Worley, the lush gardens are enough to keep one occupied all day, or you can stroll along the coast path to Helford. Read expert review From £80per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best places and cities to visit in England Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'SaisonsOxfordshire, England 9Telegraph expert rating It’s not just a hotel and restaurant: it’s another country, a land of magnificent inter-connecting gardens, orchards, ponds and sculptures: the accomplished, munificent realm of one impassioned Frenchman, Raymond Blanc. His passion for cooking spills over into his passion for growing fruits and vegetables and the estate is as productive as it is lavish. Blanc’s refusal to follow fashion but to create instead an 'eclectic classic' has resulted in a truly individual hotel. "Everyone aspires to one moment of luxury: here is the place to have it," he says. Read expert review From £756per night • The strangest places to stay in the UK and Channel Islands Gravetye ManorEast Grinstead, West Sussex, England 9Telegraph expert rating William Robinson, pioneer of natural planting, created the surpassingly beautiful gardens at Gravetye Manor in the late 19th century. Now under new ownership, they have been comprehensively revived and, thanks to head gardener Tom Coward and his team, are glorious once more. Most recently the Victorian peach house has been restored and replanted, while the magnificent kitchen garden is a model of its kind. The hotel is a haven of traditional comfort, good food and good taste, but it’s outside that you will want to be. Read expert review From £208per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best country house hotels in Britain The GoringBelgravia, London, England 9Telegraph expert rating It’s not so much the quality of the Goring’s garden (though it is certainly lovely and beautifully kept) as the fact that it exists at all - a huge and unexpected private space in the centre of the city, never more welcome than in summer when guests arm themselves with mallets and do battle amongst the croquet hoops. Run by the same family for more than 100 years, the Goring is a bastion of Britishness and after a recent top-to-toe refurbishment including a glamourous new lobby, has never looked finer. Read expert review From £404per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best hotels for spa breaks in the UK Howard's House HotelWiltshire, Cotswolds, England 8Telegraph expert rating What better than to hunker down than in a charming house, surrounded by the prettiest of gardens set in the heart of an idyllic but little known village far from main roads? Sitting on the lovely wide terrace at Howard’s House, in a garden protected by an undulating topiary hedge and containing a magnificent ornamental crabapple amongst other trees, the only sounds you are likely to hear are of birdsong and the knock of croquet mallet on ball. Bedrooms are comfortable and the food is excellent. Read expert review From £120per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best family-friendly hotels in England Pen-Y-DyffrynOswestry, Shropshire, England 9Telegraph expert rating If you prefer an informal, cottage-style garden rather than one on a grand scale, then head for this delightful, benign hotel in the lush, topsy-turvy landscape of the Shropshire borders with its steep hills and hidden valleys. Aubretia tumbles from stone walls, a pair of green wellies filled with primroses stands by the front door and a charming flower-filled garden, dotted with deck chairs, surrounds the Georgian former rectory. The view is entrancing and peace descends like a thick blanket. Read expert review From £99per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best pet-friendly hotels in Britain Hotel EndsleighTavistock, Devon, England 9Telegraph expert rating Endsleigh stands at the end of a mile-long drive in what feels like a secret valley. Jeffrey Wyatville built the cottage orné as a shooting lodge for the 6th Duke of Bedford in 1812, with gardens designed by Sir Humphrey Repton. When Olga Polizzi bought the property in 2004, the wonderful herbaceous and woodland gardens were in danger of being lost. Today they are as compelling, lovely and little changed as when they were first created, and the view from the terrace to the Tamar river below is unforgettable. Read expert review From £198per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best New Forest hotels Congham HallNorfolk, England 8Telegraph expert rating Anyone interested in culinary plants should make a beeline for Congham Hall, where the hotel’s renowned Herb Garden contains a collection of almost 400 varieties, including rare medicinal ones and many that can be used in cooking, including by the hotel’s chefs. Stroll around the Herb Garden (open to the public during the day) at dusk, when heady aromas scent the air. The hotel itself is a calm Georgian house with stylish interiors. Read expert review From £135per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The world's most romantic hotels Millgate HouseRichmond, Yorkshire, England 8Telegraph expert rating "Guests ", say Tim Culkin and Austin Lynch, proprietors of this exceptional guesthouse "are like cushions. They arrive a bit pummeled but we try to send them off plumped up again." They also leave delighted by the beauty of the small but sensational garden, recently featured on Alan Tichmarsh’s Britain’s Best Gardens. In spring, many species of hellebore, snowdrop, aconite, crocus and narcissus carpet the ground and the garden’s all-important structure, including topiary holly and box, is plain to see. In summer, it’s awash with harmonious colour, including many varieties of rose. Inside the house, all is cosy, polished and welcoming. Read expert review From £165per night
Top 10: the best hotel gardens in England
Amongst the great glories of England are its gardens, and English hotels are no less blessed. One enormous change over the past decade or so has been the advent - in response to the increasing demand for local produce - of the kitchen garden in every kind of hotel from luxury establishment to humble pub or bed and breakfast. All the hotels described here have fine examples, not least Gravetye Manor whose huge walled garden is a marvel in itself, but they also have flowers, shrubs and trees that stand out from the crowd, whether tropical as in Meudon Hotel, Cornwall, or encyclopedic as in the Herb Garden at Congham Hall, Norfolk. When hotels boast their facilities, they rarely trumpet a beautiful, flower-filled landscape in which to stroll and relax, but as they say at Hotel Endsleigh, with its wonderful Repton-designed grounds: "no, we don’t have a spa; a cup of tea in the garden is our spa". Barnsley HouseCirencester, Cotswolds, England 8Telegraph expert rating Until 2003 when it became a hotel, Barnsley House was the home of renowned horticulturalist Rosemary Verey. Nowadays, instead of paying to visit her celebrated four-acre garden for an hour or two, you can stay in her former home, now chic and luxurious, and enjoy the richly complex yet natural and abundant garden that she created during her lifetime at leisure. There are knot gardens, ornamental fruit and vegetables and much more, all melting into the surrounding Cotswold landscape. The all-white Potager restaurant takes in the view. Read expert review From £181per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • Britain's cosiest hotels Meudon HotelFalmouth, Cornwall, England 7Telegraph expert rating A gentle, traditional, family-run hotel near Falmouth with an atmosphere of benign content and one very special asset: the most beautiful sub-tropical garden snaking from the house down a narrow valley and spilling on to its own divine private beach. Laid out in the 19th century, and restored after the Second World War by then owner Edith Lady Worley, the lush gardens are enough to keep one occupied all day, or you can stroll along the coast path to Helford. Read expert review From £80per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best places and cities to visit in England Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'SaisonsOxfordshire, England 9Telegraph expert rating It’s not just a hotel and restaurant: it’s another country, a land of magnificent inter-connecting gardens, orchards, ponds and sculptures: the accomplished, munificent realm of one impassioned Frenchman, Raymond Blanc. His passion for cooking spills over into his passion for growing fruits and vegetables and the estate is as productive as it is lavish. Blanc’s refusal to follow fashion but to create instead an 'eclectic classic' has resulted in a truly individual hotel. "Everyone aspires to one moment of luxury: here is the place to have it," he says. Read expert review From £756per night • The strangest places to stay in the UK and Channel Islands Gravetye ManorEast Grinstead, West Sussex, England 9Telegraph expert rating William Robinson, pioneer of natural planting, created the surpassingly beautiful gardens at Gravetye Manor in the late 19th century. Now under new ownership, they have been comprehensively revived and, thanks to head gardener Tom Coward and his team, are glorious once more. Most recently the Victorian peach house has been restored and replanted, while the magnificent kitchen garden is a model of its kind. The hotel is a haven of traditional comfort, good food and good taste, but it’s outside that you will want to be. Read expert review From £208per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best country house hotels in Britain The GoringBelgravia, London, England 9Telegraph expert rating It’s not so much the quality of the Goring’s garden (though it is certainly lovely and beautifully kept) as the fact that it exists at all - a huge and unexpected private space in the centre of the city, never more welcome than in summer when guests arm themselves with mallets and do battle amongst the croquet hoops. Run by the same family for more than 100 years, the Goring is a bastion of Britishness and after a recent top-to-toe refurbishment including a glamourous new lobby, has never looked finer. Read expert review From £404per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best hotels for spa breaks in the UK Howard's House HotelWiltshire, Cotswolds, England 8Telegraph expert rating What better than to hunker down than in a charming house, surrounded by the prettiest of gardens set in the heart of an idyllic but little known village far from main roads? Sitting on the lovely wide terrace at Howard’s House, in a garden protected by an undulating topiary hedge and containing a magnificent ornamental crabapple amongst other trees, the only sounds you are likely to hear are of birdsong and the knock of croquet mallet on ball. Bedrooms are comfortable and the food is excellent. Read expert review From £120per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best family-friendly hotels in England Pen-Y-DyffrynOswestry, Shropshire, England 9Telegraph expert rating If you prefer an informal, cottage-style garden rather than one on a grand scale, then head for this delightful, benign hotel in the lush, topsy-turvy landscape of the Shropshire borders with its steep hills and hidden valleys. Aubretia tumbles from stone walls, a pair of green wellies filled with primroses stands by the front door and a charming flower-filled garden, dotted with deck chairs, surrounds the Georgian former rectory. The view is entrancing and peace descends like a thick blanket. Read expert review From £99per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best pet-friendly hotels in Britain Hotel EndsleighTavistock, Devon, England 9Telegraph expert rating Endsleigh stands at the end of a mile-long drive in what feels like a secret valley. Jeffrey Wyatville built the cottage orné as a shooting lodge for the 6th Duke of Bedford in 1812, with gardens designed by Sir Humphrey Repton. When Olga Polizzi bought the property in 2004, the wonderful herbaceous and woodland gardens were in danger of being lost. Today they are as compelling, lovely and little changed as when they were first created, and the view from the terrace to the Tamar river below is unforgettable. Read expert review From £198per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best New Forest hotels Congham HallNorfolk, England 8Telegraph expert rating Anyone interested in culinary plants should make a beeline for Congham Hall, where the hotel’s renowned Herb Garden contains a collection of almost 400 varieties, including rare medicinal ones and many that can be used in cooking, including by the hotel’s chefs. Stroll around the Herb Garden (open to the public during the day) at dusk, when heady aromas scent the air. The hotel itself is a calm Georgian house with stylish interiors. Read expert review From £135per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The world's most romantic hotels Millgate HouseRichmond, Yorkshire, England 8Telegraph expert rating "Guests ", say Tim Culkin and Austin Lynch, proprietors of this exceptional guesthouse "are like cushions. They arrive a bit pummeled but we try to send them off plumped up again." They also leave delighted by the beauty of the small but sensational garden, recently featured on Alan Tichmarsh’s Britain’s Best Gardens. In spring, many species of hellebore, snowdrop, aconite, crocus and narcissus carpet the ground and the garden’s all-important structure, including topiary holly and box, is plain to see. In summer, it’s awash with harmonious colour, including many varieties of rose. Inside the house, all is cosy, polished and welcoming. Read expert review From £165per night
Amongst the great glories of England are its gardens, and English hotels are no less blessed. One enormous change over the past decade or so has been the advent - in response to the increasing demand for local produce - of the kitchen garden in every kind of hotel from luxury establishment to humble pub or bed and breakfast. All the hotels described here have fine examples, not least Gravetye Manor whose huge walled garden is a marvel in itself, but they also have flowers, shrubs and trees that stand out from the crowd, whether tropical as in Meudon Hotel, Cornwall, or encyclopedic as in the Herb Garden at Congham Hall, Norfolk. When hotels boast their facilities, they rarely trumpet a beautiful, flower-filled landscape in which to stroll and relax, but as they say at Hotel Endsleigh, with its wonderful Repton-designed grounds: "no, we don’t have a spa; a cup of tea in the garden is our spa". Barnsley HouseCirencester, Cotswolds, England 8Telegraph expert rating Until 2003 when it became a hotel, Barnsley House was the home of renowned horticulturalist Rosemary Verey. Nowadays, instead of paying to visit her celebrated four-acre garden for an hour or two, you can stay in her former home, now chic and luxurious, and enjoy the richly complex yet natural and abundant garden that she created during her lifetime at leisure. There are knot gardens, ornamental fruit and vegetables and much more, all melting into the surrounding Cotswold landscape. The all-white Potager restaurant takes in the view. Read expert review From £181per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • Britain's cosiest hotels Meudon HotelFalmouth, Cornwall, England 7Telegraph expert rating A gentle, traditional, family-run hotel near Falmouth with an atmosphere of benign content and one very special asset: the most beautiful sub-tropical garden snaking from the house down a narrow valley and spilling on to its own divine private beach. Laid out in the 19th century, and restored after the Second World War by then owner Edith Lady Worley, the lush gardens are enough to keep one occupied all day, or you can stroll along the coast path to Helford. Read expert review From £80per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best places and cities to visit in England Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'SaisonsOxfordshire, England 9Telegraph expert rating It’s not just a hotel and restaurant: it’s another country, a land of magnificent inter-connecting gardens, orchards, ponds and sculptures: the accomplished, munificent realm of one impassioned Frenchman, Raymond Blanc. His passion for cooking spills over into his passion for growing fruits and vegetables and the estate is as productive as it is lavish. Blanc’s refusal to follow fashion but to create instead an 'eclectic classic' has resulted in a truly individual hotel. "Everyone aspires to one moment of luxury: here is the place to have it," he says. Read expert review From £756per night • The strangest places to stay in the UK and Channel Islands Gravetye ManorEast Grinstead, West Sussex, England 9Telegraph expert rating William Robinson, pioneer of natural planting, created the surpassingly beautiful gardens at Gravetye Manor in the late 19th century. Now under new ownership, they have been comprehensively revived and, thanks to head gardener Tom Coward and his team, are glorious once more. Most recently the Victorian peach house has been restored and replanted, while the magnificent kitchen garden is a model of its kind. The hotel is a haven of traditional comfort, good food and good taste, but it’s outside that you will want to be. Read expert review From £208per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best country house hotels in Britain The GoringBelgravia, London, England 9Telegraph expert rating It’s not so much the quality of the Goring’s garden (though it is certainly lovely and beautifully kept) as the fact that it exists at all - a huge and unexpected private space in the centre of the city, never more welcome than in summer when guests arm themselves with mallets and do battle amongst the croquet hoops. Run by the same family for more than 100 years, the Goring is a bastion of Britishness and after a recent top-to-toe refurbishment including a glamourous new lobby, has never looked finer. Read expert review From £404per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best hotels for spa breaks in the UK Howard's House HotelWiltshire, Cotswolds, England 8Telegraph expert rating What better than to hunker down than in a charming house, surrounded by the prettiest of gardens set in the heart of an idyllic but little known village far from main roads? Sitting on the lovely wide terrace at Howard’s House, in a garden protected by an undulating topiary hedge and containing a magnificent ornamental crabapple amongst other trees, the only sounds you are likely to hear are of birdsong and the knock of croquet mallet on ball. Bedrooms are comfortable and the food is excellent. Read expert review From £120per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best family-friendly hotels in England Pen-Y-DyffrynOswestry, Shropshire, England 9Telegraph expert rating If you prefer an informal, cottage-style garden rather than one on a grand scale, then head for this delightful, benign hotel in the lush, topsy-turvy landscape of the Shropshire borders with its steep hills and hidden valleys. Aubretia tumbles from stone walls, a pair of green wellies filled with primroses stands by the front door and a charming flower-filled garden, dotted with deck chairs, surrounds the Georgian former rectory. The view is entrancing and peace descends like a thick blanket. Read expert review From £99per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best pet-friendly hotels in Britain Hotel EndsleighTavistock, Devon, England 9Telegraph expert rating Endsleigh stands at the end of a mile-long drive in what feels like a secret valley. Jeffrey Wyatville built the cottage orné as a shooting lodge for the 6th Duke of Bedford in 1812, with gardens designed by Sir Humphrey Repton. When Olga Polizzi bought the property in 2004, the wonderful herbaceous and woodland gardens were in danger of being lost. Today they are as compelling, lovely and little changed as when they were first created, and the view from the terrace to the Tamar river below is unforgettable. Read expert review From £198per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best New Forest hotels Congham HallNorfolk, England 8Telegraph expert rating Anyone interested in culinary plants should make a beeline for Congham Hall, where the hotel’s renowned Herb Garden contains a collection of almost 400 varieties, including rare medicinal ones and many that can be used in cooking, including by the hotel’s chefs. Stroll around the Herb Garden (open to the public during the day) at dusk, when heady aromas scent the air. The hotel itself is a calm Georgian house with stylish interiors. Read expert review From £135per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The world's most romantic hotels Millgate HouseRichmond, Yorkshire, England 8Telegraph expert rating "Guests ", say Tim Culkin and Austin Lynch, proprietors of this exceptional guesthouse "are like cushions. They arrive a bit pummeled but we try to send them off plumped up again." They also leave delighted by the beauty of the small but sensational garden, recently featured on Alan Tichmarsh’s Britain’s Best Gardens. In spring, many species of hellebore, snowdrop, aconite, crocus and narcissus carpet the ground and the garden’s all-important structure, including topiary holly and box, is plain to see. In summer, it’s awash with harmonious colour, including many varieties of rose. Inside the house, all is cosy, polished and welcoming. Read expert review From £165per night
Top 10: the best hotel gardens in England
Amongst the great glories of England are its gardens, and English hotels are no less blessed. One enormous change over the past decade or so has been the advent - in response to the increasing demand for local produce - of the kitchen garden in every kind of hotel from luxury establishment to humble pub or bed and breakfast. All the hotels described here have fine examples, not least Gravetye Manor whose huge walled garden is a marvel in itself, but they also have flowers, shrubs and trees that stand out from the crowd, whether tropical as in Meudon Hotel, Cornwall, or encyclopedic as in the Herb Garden at Congham Hall, Norfolk. When hotels boast their facilities, they rarely trumpet a beautiful, flower-filled landscape in which to stroll and relax, but as they say at Hotel Endsleigh, with its wonderful Repton-designed grounds: "no, we don’t have a spa; a cup of tea in the garden is our spa". Barnsley HouseCirencester, Cotswolds, England 8Telegraph expert rating Until 2003 when it became a hotel, Barnsley House was the home of renowned horticulturalist Rosemary Verey. Nowadays, instead of paying to visit her celebrated four-acre garden for an hour or two, you can stay in her former home, now chic and luxurious, and enjoy the richly complex yet natural and abundant garden that she created during her lifetime at leisure. There are knot gardens, ornamental fruit and vegetables and much more, all melting into the surrounding Cotswold landscape. The all-white Potager restaurant takes in the view. Read expert review From £181per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • Britain's cosiest hotels Meudon HotelFalmouth, Cornwall, England 7Telegraph expert rating A gentle, traditional, family-run hotel near Falmouth with an atmosphere of benign content and one very special asset: the most beautiful sub-tropical garden snaking from the house down a narrow valley and spilling on to its own divine private beach. Laid out in the 19th century, and restored after the Second World War by then owner Edith Lady Worley, the lush gardens are enough to keep one occupied all day, or you can stroll along the coast path to Helford. Read expert review From £80per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best places and cities to visit in England Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'SaisonsOxfordshire, England 9Telegraph expert rating It’s not just a hotel and restaurant: it’s another country, a land of magnificent inter-connecting gardens, orchards, ponds and sculptures: the accomplished, munificent realm of one impassioned Frenchman, Raymond Blanc. His passion for cooking spills over into his passion for growing fruits and vegetables and the estate is as productive as it is lavish. Blanc’s refusal to follow fashion but to create instead an 'eclectic classic' has resulted in a truly individual hotel. "Everyone aspires to one moment of luxury: here is the place to have it," he says. Read expert review From £756per night • The strangest places to stay in the UK and Channel Islands Gravetye ManorEast Grinstead, West Sussex, England 9Telegraph expert rating William Robinson, pioneer of natural planting, created the surpassingly beautiful gardens at Gravetye Manor in the late 19th century. Now under new ownership, they have been comprehensively revived and, thanks to head gardener Tom Coward and his team, are glorious once more. Most recently the Victorian peach house has been restored and replanted, while the magnificent kitchen garden is a model of its kind. The hotel is a haven of traditional comfort, good food and good taste, but it’s outside that you will want to be. Read expert review From £208per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best country house hotels in Britain The GoringBelgravia, London, England 9Telegraph expert rating It’s not so much the quality of the Goring’s garden (though it is certainly lovely and beautifully kept) as the fact that it exists at all - a huge and unexpected private space in the centre of the city, never more welcome than in summer when guests arm themselves with mallets and do battle amongst the croquet hoops. Run by the same family for more than 100 years, the Goring is a bastion of Britishness and after a recent top-to-toe refurbishment including a glamourous new lobby, has never looked finer. Read expert review From £404per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best hotels for spa breaks in the UK Howard's House HotelWiltshire, Cotswolds, England 8Telegraph expert rating What better than to hunker down than in a charming house, surrounded by the prettiest of gardens set in the heart of an idyllic but little known village far from main roads? Sitting on the lovely wide terrace at Howard’s House, in a garden protected by an undulating topiary hedge and containing a magnificent ornamental crabapple amongst other trees, the only sounds you are likely to hear are of birdsong and the knock of croquet mallet on ball. Bedrooms are comfortable and the food is excellent. Read expert review From £120per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best family-friendly hotels in England Pen-Y-DyffrynOswestry, Shropshire, England 9Telegraph expert rating If you prefer an informal, cottage-style garden rather than one on a grand scale, then head for this delightful, benign hotel in the lush, topsy-turvy landscape of the Shropshire borders with its steep hills and hidden valleys. Aubretia tumbles from stone walls, a pair of green wellies filled with primroses stands by the front door and a charming flower-filled garden, dotted with deck chairs, surrounds the Georgian former rectory. The view is entrancing and peace descends like a thick blanket. Read expert review From £99per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best pet-friendly hotels in Britain Hotel EndsleighTavistock, Devon, England 9Telegraph expert rating Endsleigh stands at the end of a mile-long drive in what feels like a secret valley. Jeffrey Wyatville built the cottage orné as a shooting lodge for the 6th Duke of Bedford in 1812, with gardens designed by Sir Humphrey Repton. When Olga Polizzi bought the property in 2004, the wonderful herbaceous and woodland gardens were in danger of being lost. Today they are as compelling, lovely and little changed as when they were first created, and the view from the terrace to the Tamar river below is unforgettable. Read expert review From £198per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The best New Forest hotels Congham HallNorfolk, England 8Telegraph expert rating Anyone interested in culinary plants should make a beeline for Congham Hall, where the hotel’s renowned Herb Garden contains a collection of almost 400 varieties, including rare medicinal ones and many that can be used in cooking, including by the hotel’s chefs. Stroll around the Herb Garden (open to the public during the day) at dusk, when heady aromas scent the air. The hotel itself is a calm Georgian house with stylish interiors. Read expert review From £135per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com • The world's most romantic hotels Millgate HouseRichmond, Yorkshire, England 8Telegraph expert rating "Guests ", say Tim Culkin and Austin Lynch, proprietors of this exceptional guesthouse "are like cushions. They arrive a bit pummeled but we try to send them off plumped up again." They also leave delighted by the beauty of the small but sensational garden, recently featured on Alan Tichmarsh’s Britain’s Best Gardens. In spring, many species of hellebore, snowdrop, aconite, crocus and narcissus carpet the ground and the garden’s all-important structure, including topiary holly and box, is plain to see. In summer, it’s awash with harmonious colour, including many varieties of rose. Inside the house, all is cosy, polished and welcoming. Read expert review From £165per night

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