Top 10 UK hotels and hideaways in landscaped gardens | Travel

Goldstone Hall Hotel, Market Drayton, Shropshire

Set among the tranquil North Shropshire hills, Goldstone Hall boasts five acres of lovingly designed gardens, including a one-acre kitchen garden, one of the largest of its kind in the country. Rooms are comfortable rather than luxurious, but many have wonderful views across the gardens, and the restaurant serves up inventive, flavoursome dishes made with the best of garden produce, including some of the 100 different herb varieties planted along the herb walk. This is a classic English escape: play croquet on the pristine lawns and settle in for afternoon tea against a backdrop of glorious herbaceous borders.
Doubles from £170, B&B;

Hotel Endsleigh, Devon

A stay at the Endsleigh doesn’t come cheap, but the chance to explore the stunning 100-acre gardens, originally designed by the renowned 18th-century designer Humphry Repton, is one of England’s greatest horticultural treats. Formal gardens open out into a spectacular arboretum, with a picturesque dell, latticed with streams and bridges, alongside a parterre and classic long border. Rooms are the epitome of rustic luxury, with statement wallpapers and vibrant prints, while the restaurant offers everything from hearty breakfasts to indulgent afternoon teas.
Doubles from £240, room-only;

The Spread Eagle, Stourton, Wiltshire

Surrounded by the pristine grounds of the Stourhead estate, staying at the Spread Eagle means being first through the gates to discover its world-famous landscape garden, dotted with classical temples and follies. The pub itself is an elegant Georgian coaching inn with five characterful rooms, some with sloping floors and low ceilings, filled with items from the National Trust’s antique collection. Perfect for a post-garden refuel, the menu is full of hearty pub classics including ham and eggs and farmhouse pie, with all ingredients sourced from local producers.
Doubles from £130, B&B;

Allt-y-Bela, Usk, Wales

A view down the side of Allt-y-Bela, with lawn and topiary trees
Photograph: Britt Willoughby Dyer

Home of renowned garden designer Arne Maynard, a stay at Allt-y-Bela offers the chance to immerse yourself in the beauty of the Welsh countryside, as well as Arne and William’s warm hospitality. There are just two bedrooms, both in the medieval, cruck-framed farmhouse, with breakfasts served

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