• Winter weekends away: 10 of the best country house hotels

    22 days ago - By The Guardian

    Now's the time to hunker down in a cosy but luxurious room. From castles to a smuggler's inn, here's our pick of the best winter boltholes This exuberant family-run boutique hotel in a Palladian-style villa hides down a side street in the market town of Swaffham. Following afternoon tea sitting in plum velvet chairs by the fire, hole up in the Red Room, the most decadent of the hotel's 14 eclectic bedrooms whose features include chandeliers, Venetian mirrors and free-standing baths. A study in crimson, this ground-floor suite situated in the Victorian wing has its own open fire, a...
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