All our Wiltshire collections
This county has more than its fair share of tired old coaching inns and farmhouses down muddy lanes that call themselves hotels. However The Hotel Guru has managed to sniff out a good selection of the best places to stay in Wiltshire.
Among the well-meaning, under-invested, under-staffed failures that we would not recommend, are a handful of hotels and B&Bs where hard work at the very difficult hospitality business has paid off.
The best places to stay in Wiltshire range from grand Lucknam Park to the modest Limes. Both those places have strong personalities and they look good. Some, like Lucknam Park (equestrian centre and spa) and Manor House at Castle Combe (super golf course) have outstanding facilities.
For country house splendour the best places to stay in Wiltshire include:
Wiltshire abounds with country pubs and some have rooms too. For the best of the traditional places to stay in Wiltshire try:
Three comfortable bedrooms over a good country restaurant, specialising in seafood. This 16th century coaching inn is a good budget option in a fine part of the country.
This 14th century inn has everything one would expect from a country stay. Exposed timber frames, thatched roof, an open fire and flagstone tiles. Rooms are in a more modern part of the property and are decorated in a traditional country style. Food is locally sourced or from the kitchen garden.
A 1620s country house turned into an intimate, charming and immaculately kept three-bedroom B&B. Comfortable, cosy rooms. Locally sourced and delicious breakfast served in the dining room or garden. Pop to nearby Bath, enjoy the fresh country air or relax by the crackling fire with your book.
Tollard Royal, Wiltshire
Sophisticated country pub with exceptional meat, fish and game and stylish design. Behind its ivy covered exterior you will find stylish and urbane interiors. Idyllic English village with rambling country walks on your doorstep. A charming abode.
Great new look for a favourite old inn – immaculate attention to detail will satisfy the most demanding townie. Excellent food, chic bedrooms & relaxed ambience all amid the lovely South Wiltshire countryside.
Stylish, informal listed period house, renovated by ambitious owners into a mellow bolthole. Each of the 12 rooms is spacious, light & elegant – a blend of antique and contemporary. A relaxed retreat & a perfect base for exploring the Cotswolds with an excellent restaurant and large pool.
Nestled on the Longleat Estate, this stylishly decorated pub reflects the boho-chic of Lord Bath. Modern and comfortable rooms above the quintessentially English pub serving traditional food. Located between Bath and Stonehenge, this pub is a great base for local exploring and family mini breaks.
Intimate English village Inn full of charm and history - an institution for 800 years. Renovated, elegant rooms are cosy and plush. Guests are welcomed by roaring fires, hearty meals, and beautiful surroundings. A country escape or a stopover en route further West.
Michelin starred pub with rooms overlooking the River Avon. Food is exceptional with all ingredients either as local as possible or the best possible quality. Rooms pay great attention to detail and all have a lovely deck with river and countryside views.
A wonderfully warm and homely 15th century inn in the exceptionally beautiful Lacock village. Newly renovated and bursting with character- think wonky beams, huge fires, antique beds, artful oak furniture and flagstoned passageways. The restaurant serves wonderful locally sourced cuisine. Heaven.
12th Century Inn in an untouched Cotswold village resting on Bybrook River just 10 miles from Bath. Contemporary meets classic design in the comfortable rooms. Excellent food and service in the locally renowned restaurant. A step back into the past with idyllic English country life, a beautiful stay
Set in the charming market town of Corsham, this rustic inn offers guests stylish, country chic rooms with roll top baths and exposed wooden beams. Relax next to an open fire or enjoy the cosy bar area. Delicious, seasonal, locally sourced food. Smart weekend bolthole.
Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire
Jacobean Manor turned luxury family retreat in stunning gardens with pools. Comfortable, modern rooms are a great welcome after a day of activities. The restaurant caters to all dietary needs and occasions. Children clubs, games rooms, gardens and more gives parents a chance to relax at the spa.
A beautiful stone property in a quaint village. Beautifully renovated with white washed light rooms, some with four poster beds. A separate coach house for private events. Excellent British cuisine made from local produce. The ideal country retreat.
Nr Bath, Wiltshire
English country house turned hotel, resting on extensive grounds with a superb golf course, Michelin Star restaurant and the Full Glass Bar. Comfort, classic-design and charm make up the luxurious rooms. Relax in the garden, explore local Bath or delve into Cotswold countryside for adventures.
A luxury country home full of character. High ceilinged rooms are adorned with chandeliers and four poster beds. The surrounding parkland and gardens are painstakingly up kept. A spa, indoor pool and outdoor plunge pool aid relaxation. The fine dining restaurant is headed by a michelin Star chef.
Stylish country house hotel. Michelin-starred restaurant and award winning spa. Traditional furnishing and hi-tech luxuries. Grown-up's retreat.