Here's a selection of cosy countryside hotels around the UK, perfect for a weekend break that won't break the bank.
Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog, Denbighshire, North Wales
Unspoilt traditional 16th century inn with superb food in the foothills of the Berwyn Mountain.
A magnet for walkers looking for tranquillity, an informal coastal gastropub with simple accommodation, full of character.
Orford, Suffolk, Suffolk and Essex
TV hotelier Ruth Watson's own excellent hotel in village centre, next to the castle, with seaviews on Suffolk Coast, good value with decent restaurant.
Spectacular views of the Yorkshire Dales from this convivial converted 18th-century inn. Light modern rooms, hearty food, great walking and cycling country.
Buckhorn Weston, Dorset
A reinvention of the English country pub, boutique style. Original highlights - wooden beams, inglenook fireplaces - retained, with addition of stylish, freshly designed rooms.
Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria
Characterful and ancient town pub with rooms in charming market town near the Lake District and the Dales. Popular with locals for its award winning menu. A great base for serious walking, but need a car.