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The best luxury hotels for UK family holidays this summer

Looking for your next family holiday in the UK? Then take a look at these stunning destinations.

By LLM Reporters  |  July 3, 2022
Lympstone Manor
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From the shores of Cornwall to the picturesque landscapes of the Lake District, we explore some of the most beautiful hotels and resorts you should visit with your family this year, and each location offers the opportunity to give you memories you’ll cherish forever. 

Bedruthan, Cornwall

Bedruthan, Cornwall

A Scandi-inspired retreat on top of the Cornish clifftops, Bedruthan is a colourful, idyllic choice for nature loving travellers. The hotel celebrates the Cornish landscape and is designed with its environment in mind, with Sensory Spa Gardens, relaxation lounges and swimming pools. 

The hotel offers Outdoor Survival Camp whilst parents relax at the sea view spa. The team at Under the Canopy Cornwall will take each child through the three key priorities of survival: protection, rescue, and water and food. Suitable for those aged eight and over, all kids can get involved, whether they’re new to forest school or a seasoned explorer.

Cornwall is the perfect break for families, with long walks, rugged beaches and nature right on the doorstop, and Bedruthan offers a whole host of different room options, from villas to apartments and family rooms.

Rates at Bedruthan start from £165.

The Tawny Hotel, Peak District

The Tawny Hotel, Peak District
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Set within the 70-acre grounds of the wonderfully restored wild garden of Consall Hall Estate in Staffordshire, The Tawny Hotel opened in July 2021. Comprising 55 idyllic Shepherds Huts, Treehouses, Boathouses, Retreats and the Lookout, each space is designed to emulate the natural surroundings, providing a magically unique experience for both adults and their children.

Activities for children include den making, treasure trails around the grounds, bird spotting and use of recycled bikes. The Tawny is also home to an outdoor pool, heated all year round and the majority of the hotel’s accommodation house private outdoor tubs – for an extra exciting bath time. For parents, The Tawny has a secluded Thatched Cottage offering spa treatments against views of the lakes ahead, yoga mats provided in each of the rooms and reading nooks aplenty throughout the estate.

With something for every type of family, the hotel offers three dining options, including The Perch and The Feather Lounge, the pièce de resistance is The Plumicorn Restaurant, housed in the striking central building. This Staffordshire escape provides a green oasis located a mere hour and a half outside of London.

Rates The Tawny start from £230 in the Wildwood Huts, £360 in the Lookout, £400 in the Boathouses, £420 in the Treehouses or £575 for the Hillside Treehouse Family accommodation.

Lainston House, Winchester

Lainston House, Winchester

Lainston House is a five-star country house hotel, situated on 63 acres of lush Winchester countryside, and offers luxurious suites and award-winning dining. The perfect restful break for parents and children of all ages and dogs too.

The property is within proximity to rides and rollercoasters galore at Paulton Park, walks in Farley Mount Country Park, and frequently hosts children’s cookery classes at the house restaurant ‘Season’. The hotel also has a state-of-the-art games room, just in case the sun isn’t shining. Cots are available for babies and guests can also bring their dog for £40 per stay.

Rates for Lainston House’s Family Junior Suite start from £405.

Lympstone Manor, Devon

Lympstone Manor, Devon

Lympstone Manor is a Grade II listed Georgian manor house and the vision of Michael Caines MBE come to life. The property has been imaginatively restored into a luxury country house hotel for the 21st century, situated in the heart of Devon on the foreshore of the tranquil Exe Estuary.

The hotel is set within 28 acres and has 21 individually designed bedrooms and suites. There are six woodland setting Shepherd Huts, perfect for hosting families and the fine dining restaurant has a special menu for kids. Whilst parents enjoy the fruits of the now established vineyard (featuring 18,000 vines that produced their first harvest in 2020) children can discover the hotel’s newly created tennis court or rejoice at the heated swimming pool due to launch in summer 2022.

Take time together by the hotel fire pits and show little ones the joys of a family barbecue. For a spot more adventure, Lympstone Manor works with a local water sports company who can organise everything from wakeboarding to paddle boarding and windsurfing. A hotel nanny is also on hand if required.

Rates for Lympstone Manor Shepherds Huts start from £485.

Hipping Hall, Lancashire

Hipping Hall, Lancashire

Resting at the foot of Gragareth, Lancashire’s highest peak, and a stone’s throw from the meandering River LuneHipping Hall has been a feature of the beautiful surrounding landscape for the last 350 years. Now framed by the gently rolling Yorkshire Dales National Park and a short drive to the Lake District, the enigmatic restaurant and rooms give off a true sense of place, lovingly restored and re-imagined to reflect their surrounds. A collection of grade II listed buildings dating back to the 15th century, Hipping Hall’s luxury accommodation consists of 15 rooms and is split into three very different areas: the main house, the cottage and the stables. 

For near-by activities, take an adventure to the Lake District’s award-winning museum and visitor destination, and a vibrant, family-friendly place dedicated to the boats, people and the rich history of Windermere, England’s largest natural lake. The museum reflects industry and engineering in one of England’s most famously beautiful locations, the Lake District National Park.

Rates at Hipping Hall start from £299.