4 nice British motels match for a queen (and king)
The smell of Crown has hit us hard. Here are four royal representative hotels (including one where the other Duchess of Sussex lived)
Heckfield Place, near Hook, Hampshire
Very good …
A Georgian homes located in the Hampshire forest, where even the smallest objects are considered to be beautiful and practical. Decorations and spaces are Instagram fun: the rooms are artistic and are filled with chairs full of chairs, all full of greenery that has been released from the gardens. Breakfast is a three-course meal (butter made from net nuts dies). Take the map (which was neatly arranged on fine paper) and walk through the walled garden and glasshouse, before walking down the aisle to the garden, where the dairy cows provide milk and butter, and all the vegetables they have eaten grown. Arrange for dinner at Marle, where Skye Gyngell is the culinary chef (we encourage boys), take thyme negroni upstairs and your fireplace will light up for you. No wonder this is where Harry and Meghan went to spend the holidays. Heaven.
Stella’s favorite: Hotel stalls, fragrant and herbal Wildsmith, recently added with the addition of hand-painted, dispersed for use.
Exit and roundabout: Save a 45-minute course at Wellington Riding, and drill the forest (starting at $ 85). Stop for lunch at the Leather Bottle, for 5 minutes at Mattingley, nooks, bracelets and a great bar. Will they be inspired by the beautiful decorations in Heckfield? Have some rummage through the big Eversley Barn Antiques near Hook, where you can grab purple chairs, and much more.
Rooms from $ 350 a night, b & b; alowa.be
Read the full expert review: Heckfield Place
• The best place in Hampshire
Middleton Lodge Estate, Richmond, North Yorkshire
Best of all … stargazers
Surrounded by 200 acres of North Yorkshire suburbs, the Georgian sprawl is paired with red outcrops and shopping malls. It has an excellent restaurant, the Coach House restaurant, which offers a Mediterranean blend inspired by rural Yorkshire (we loved chorizo soup, lamb and pancetta). There are sidewalks around the hotel, and a great place to relax.
Stella loves: The hot outdoor swimming pool that comes with our cabin – perfect for stargazing on a winter evening.
Almost: If you are taking a train through Darlington, coffee and a bite to the Hatch will make you go. Furthermore, there is no need to leave the area – a potter around a fortified garden, try to shoot or rent one of the approved bikes to better explore the area.
Rooms from $ 169 a night, B&B; middletonlodge.co.uk/stay
Read the full review of Middleton Lodge Estate
• Yorkshire internal director
Storrs Hall, Windermere, Nyanja District
Very good… writing types
William Wordsworth is one of the guests who stayed at the Georgia Group-designated Georgia house and it’s easy to see why – he lives on the edge of Windermere and has a spectacular view of the lake. We chose one of the beachfront homes, which looks down to the floor. There are excellent ways to get around – and in the back of the hotel there is a hot spot for you to soak up the muscles afterwards. The restaurant offers dishes from local farms, and decorations that reflect the history of the house. Next go to the studio – where William Wordsworth re-read Daffodils to fellow guests.
Stella’s favorite: Tropical beachfront resort – it’s a great way to spend the winter.
Outside and head: Go to Bowness and from there, explore the lake with yachts – there are plenty of places to stop for a picnic. If it is raining, World of Beatrix Potter is a great way to spend the day – tickets need to be booked but there are ideas to reopen after they close, with Christmas Tea Partys available during the festive season. On the other side of Windemere, Grizedale Forest is worth a visit – the artists have been making sculptures since 1977.
Rooms from $ 210 a night, b & b; amx.com
Read the full expert review: Storrs Hall
• A correctional area within the Sea
Schloss Roxburghe Hotel, Kelso, Scottish Border
Best of … glass riders (and golf widows)
With its wood fire, carpets and beautiful paintings, the hotel – formerly part of the Duke of Roxburghe – has a magical mix of beauty and elegance that is home to some of the world’s most impressive mansions. There’s a world-class anti-sports venue (not for hunting and fishing-flying), or just looking around and relaxing and enjoying the best restaurants – chefs were trained at Michelin’s star-studded restaurant and much of it comes from the site farm. The bedrooms are new and bright but you can imagine yourself being a Duke guest on the weekends.
Stella loves: Stairs to stop the show – wear dinner and feel like a real royal life.
Outside is nearby: Kelso is a short walk, with lots of shops and restaurants – go for Kelso’s memoirs for a souvenir. Floors Castle has a beautiful walled garden and a large shop. Save Scottish clothing by visiting a shopping mall in Hawick and once there, head to the Border distillery.
Rooms from $ 235, b & b; schlosshotel-roxburghe.com
Read the full expert review: The Schloss Roxburghe Hotel
Edited by: Laura Powell. Comments by: Kate Bussmann, Will Martin, Bethan Holt and Charlotte Lytton