Ten Budget Countryside Getaways

Here's a selection of cosy countryside hotels around the UK, perfect for a weekend break that won't break the bank.


  • West Arms Hotel

    Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog, Denbighshire, North Wales

    Unspoilt traditional 16th century inn with superb food in the foothills of the Berwyn Mountain.

    15 rooms from $113
    Other Activities  -  Guided off road quad biking by arrangement.
    Four poster beds  -  For romantics.
    Sailing  -  Can be booked nearby.
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
  • Gurnard's Head Hotel

    Zennor, Cornwall

    A magnet for walkers looking for tranquillity, an informal coastal gastropub with simple accommodation, full of character.

    7 rooms from $161
    Exclusive offer  -  Sunday lunch special
    Great walks  -  Excellent coastal walks to St Ives
    Restaurant  -  Excellent locally sourced food
    Views  -  Sweeping coastal views
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Good Hotel Guide, Sawdays
  • The Crown and Castle

    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.

    18 rooms from $209
    Restrictions on children  -  No children under 4, not under 8 in restaurant
    Views  -  You can choose seaviews or castle views
    Sailing  -  Can be booked nearby.
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
    Recommended by  -  Good Hotel Guide, Sawdays
  • Charles Bathurst Inn

    Arkengarthdale, Yorkshire

    Spectacular views of the Yorkshire Dales from this convivial converted 18th-century inn. Light modern rooms, hearty food, great walking and cycling country.

    19 rooms from $174
    Great walks  -  In the middle of the Dales
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Remote  -  Off the beaten track.
    Fishing  -  Excellent fishing nearby.
  • Stapleton Arms

    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.

    4 rooms from $145
    Restaurant  -  Excellent Sunday roast and breakfasts
    Great walks  -  Maps, wellies and picnics can all be provided.
    Lively  -  Buzzy in the evenings and at weekends
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Sawdays
  • Sun Inn

    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.

    11 rooms from $159
    Local exploring  -  Great base for exploring both the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District.
    Inn  -  Authentic market town pub
    Lively  -  Popular with locals
    Full of character
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
  • Horse and Groom

    Bourton on the Hill, The Cotswolds

    Informal restaurant with rooms cum gastro pub in the now familiar mould - towny style, a buzzing bar and restaurant, and a small number of stylish bedrooms.

    5 rooms from $193
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Recommended by  -  Good Hotel Guide
Written by  Fiona Duncan, posted Wednesday, 17th February 2010
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