Places to stay
127 hotels and some private houses of exceptional quality throughout England, Wales and Scotland have been chosen for your benefit and comfort by Andrew Wigram, after he had visited 734 of the best hotels. Many are located in beautiful areas of Great Britain ensuring stimulating surroundings.
The selected luxurious Hotels all display different characteristics, either being privately or collectively owned, and many are members of groups such as Relais & Chateau, Pride of Britain, Small Luxury Hotels, Von Essen, Four Seasons, Malmaison, Hotel du Vin, Hand Picked, Exclusive, Scottish Heritage and Welsh Rarebits.
The Public Rooms are well designed and decorated with beautiful furniture, objets d’art and paintings, most hotels providing a Drawing Room, Library, Conservatory and Bar. We have chosen hotels which allow you to benefit from privacy and, where possible, ensure conferences do not infringe upon your enjoyment and relaxation.
Dining Rooms all have excellent menus and wine lists, many boasting the AA Red Rosette Award and some with Michelin Stars.
Bedrooms, the majority with suites, are considered an extremely important feature of your stay, and we have selected spacious rooms which include sumptuous comfort in an environment of elegance. Andrew Wigram has ensured that most of these hotels can provide large king size beds. Bathrooms have their own character and some suites have the bath within the bedroom. There is even an opportunity to bathe on the balcony!
Health Spas, which provide treatments of pampered luxury and relaxation, can be found at many of the hotels, and usually include a swimming pool, steam room, sauna, jacuzzi and gym.
Those hotels in the countryside have well maintained and landscaped gardens, encouraging tranquil escapism, some with outdoor swimming pools, croquet lawns and tennis courts. Many with kitchen gardens and greenhouses help enhance dining menus with fresh produce.
The Private Houses are steeped in comfort and history and you are welcomed into a truly friendly and homely atmosphere, living in rooms full of the most beautiful and elegant possessions and surrounded by charming gardens. Some of these homes are ideal places for inviting your friends and relatives to join you for a house party.