Wake up to a glittering Cornish seascape or the grandeur of the Yorkshire Dales; there’s nothing quite like a room with a view. You can while away many happy hours, just relaxing and drinking in the vista at these hotels, which all have spectacular locations.
Historic shooting lodge, surprisingly intimate, with stylish interiors by Olga Polizzi. Lovely grounds, wonderfully sited in its own valley and stretch of river. Good for outdoor types and families.
Slick, stylish yet relaxed Edwardian hotel, with gorgeous hilltop views over Lake Windemere and the fells. Good walking from the door, excellent restaurant. Ask for larger rooms with views.
Isles of Scilly
Remote, wonderfully sited and stylish island hotel on Bryher.
Harwich, Suffolk and Essex
Characterful waterfront hotel and fish restaurant, busy and buzzy, in a converted pub in the harbour, with great quayside views.
Seaview, The Isle of Wight
Eccentric family run hotel in a fabulous setting - the 1930s with a ‘60s twist. Forget en suite bathrooms, but for families wanting a very relaxed seaside atmosphere at reasonable rates, with lots of friends to make, it's an experience. The antithesis of boutique.
St Ives (West Cornwall)
Glamourous and discreet 5 room boutique hotel in buzzy St Ives, tranquil with sweeping views.
Spectacular views of the Yorkshire Dales from this convivial converted 18th-century inn. Light modern rooms, hearty food, great walking and cycling country.
Mawgan Porth, Cornwall
Relaxing, purpose-designed eco-friendly hotel overlooking Mawgan Porth beach, for fabulous sunsets. No children.