Demand for the most luxurious boutique hotels in the UK is at an all-time high, and members of Ten Private Membership are ahead of the queue.
Check out the 10 current favourites below, most of which are part of our curated Global Hotel Collection, which includes more than 2,900 top hotels and resorts worldwide. When booking through our Travel team, members enjoy a range of exclusive benefits not available to the general public.
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Our members’ top 10 boutique hotels in the UK for a winter escape
Best for the great outdoors: Bovey Castle, Devon
Surrounded by the beauty of Dartmoor National Park, Bovey offers a luxurious opportunity to get back to nature. Choose from 60 rooms housed within the magnificent manor house and mews, or the 22 three-storey country estate lodges on the castle grounds.
An array of outdoor activities is available, including shooting, fishing, archery, horse riding, an award-winning 18-hole golf course, and tours of the deer park at feeding time.
Best for afternoon tea: Claridge’s, London
The famed art deco building dates back to 1898 and has been a popular bolthole for socialites, celebrities and royalty ever since. Its grand foyer and sweeping staircase make a memorable first impression and the guestrooms and suites are among the largest in London, individually designed in shades of white, gold, pastel blue and silver.
The legendary afternoon tea in the lobby is a luxurious but laid-back affair and every evening should begin with cocktails in the candlelit Fumoir bar.
Best for wellness: Dormy House
Sitting above the chocolate box village of Broadway, this 17th-century farmhouse comes with traditional flagstone floors, large stone fireplaces and exposed beams, infused with a clean, Scandi-inspired style.
An outing to the adjoining Broadway golf course is best followed by a visit to one of the Cotswolds’ most indulgent spas, which houses a lavender sauna, salt-infusion steam room, 16-metre infinity pool and offers a wide range of soothing treatments provided by cutting-edge brands Temple Spa, Natura Bissé and Pure Massage.
Best for stepping back in time: Cliveden House, Berkshire
This 350-year-old estate has played host to virtually every British monarch since George I and was once owned by William Waldorf Astor, who was at one point America’s richest man.
Today it’s a five-star hotel and spa, set amid swathes of formal gardens and woodland that belie its proximity to central London. Fine food plays a major role in any stay here and as opulent dining rooms go, it’d be hard to outdo the glistening chandeliers, heavy draped curtains and sublime garden views of the main restaurant.
Best for equestrian adventures: Coworth Park, Surrey
On passing through the gates and cutting through a meadow carpeted with wild spring flowers, you’ll quickly forget about life beyond this 100-hectare estate. The main house is grand and opulent, but it’s all about the outdoor spaces, which are best explored on horseback.
The stable and equestrian centre is unparalleled, and you might even catch a polo match or two. Soothe any saddle sores at the spa, and afterwards be sure to take a dip in the heated indoor pool with underwater music.
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Best for outdoor pursuits: Foxhill Manor, Worcestershire
The owners of Foxhill Manor have worked tirelessly to create a home-from-home in the Cotswolds – and they haven’t failed. Bedrooms are quirky yet fit for a queen, with his-and-hers roll-top baths next to four-poster beds and oversized windows allowing natural light to flood in.
After a day of clay-pigeon shooting on the estate or punting at Magdalen Bridge, pour yourself a drink and relax by an open fire.
Best for couples: Lime Wood, Hampshire
You’ll find this grand Georgian manor sitting at the end of a long, winding driveway among acres of landscaped grounds. The interior is just as impressive, with classic columns and arches, intricate mosaic tiling, and an enviable art collection on the walls.
Country strolls are best concluded with an excellent meal at the relaxed Hartnett Holder & Co, and a trip to the spa for hydrotherapy or a Sarah Chapman facial.
Best for dining: Grantley Hall, North Yorkshire
Royalty, members of Parliament and celebrities have long frequented Grantley Hall, a 17th-century Palladian country house set in the Yorkshire Dales, with a host of tales to tell. Rooms are decked out in calming creams and greys, while those on the ground floor open out on to lush lawns.
If the sun shines, there’s no better spot than the spa’s outdoor hydro-therapy pool, where staff are on hand to pour drinks. They will also help you choose a restaurant for dinner, if you’re indecisive about the six on-site options.
Best for a romantic weekend break: Soho Farmhouse, Oxfordshire
Anyone familiar with the string of Soho House properties in London, New York, Barcelona and beyond will quickly understand the vibe at the group’s country retreat. Set in 100 acres of Oxfordshire countryside, the site comprises of 40 Nantucket style cabins, a four-bedrooms cottage and a seven-bedroom farmhouse.
Life here can be as active or lazy as you wish. If you want to make the most of the rural surroundings, there’s horse riding, crazy golf, tennis courts, a boating lake and exclusive use of your own bicycle for the duration of your stay.
Best for learning something new: Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa, Wiltshire
Located six miles from Bath, this elegant five-star hotel set in parkland has managed to retain the character and charm of a classic country house.
The Palladian mansion has been impeccably maintained and updated with a Michelin-starred restaurant, luxurious spa, cookery school and equestrian centre, as well as private cottages situated in the meticulously tended gardens. In the guest rooms, antiques, floral wallpaper schemes and marble bathrooms set the refined tone.
Thanks to direct partnerships, our in-house Travel team is busy securing priority bookings and exclusive perks on behalf of our members at these and other hottest boutique hotels in the UK, including Beaverbrook, The Pig, The Newt, The Thyme and many more.
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