We are blessed here in the UK to watch the leaves slowly turn from green to yellow, orange or red and there are plenty of British hotels to experience autumn at its finest. But which are the best autumnal hotels in the UK and where are they?
The Tawny Hotel, Staffordshire
The Tawny Hotel in Staffordshire is a country retreat like no other. Guests benefit from incredible hotel facilities such as a gorgeous outdoor heated swimming pool, excellent restaurnat and room service, and compiled them together with high quality accommodation that has been deconstructed to offer guests a completely private retreat.
This dog friendly hotel is completely surrounded by breathtaking English countryside so is best seen during late October and into November to experience the full beauty of autumn.
The Lookout Rooms and the Boat Houses are a personal favourite with floor to ceiling glass doors opening straight out into nature, with a freestanding bath located perfectly in front so you can admire the changing colour of the trees in complete relaxation, and don’t worry, no one will see you!
Rest & Wild, Shropshire
Welcome to Rest + Wild, a sustainable retreat in the Shropshire countryside offering complete privacy for guests who just want to get away from it all.
Autumn is the perfect time to visit so you can enjoy the morning chill in the air, light a fire and cosy up on the bed next to huge windows overlooking fields of sheep and the beautiful burnt orange forests beyond.
The cabins are simple but comfortable, filled with warmth and character. Each of the four dog-friendly cabins come with outdoor baths and views of Clee Hill, they are fully equipped with a kitchen and en-suite bathroom.
Wi-Fi is non existent in the hope you can switch off from outside noise and completely immerse yourself in nature’s beauty.
The Gilpin, Lake District
A beautiful hideaway surrounded by the rolling hills of the Cumbrian countryside, The Gilpin Hotel and Lake House has uninterrupted views over Lake Windermere in the Lake District.
An indulgent break at The Gilpin includes spa treatments, drinks in the champagne bar Michelin-starred dining and afternoons spent in the private saunas and hot tubs. All 28 bedrooms benefit from lake views which turns into a sea of yellow and orange over the autumn months, and most of them lead straight out into the landscaped gardens.
The small spa is equipped with bespoke products and has been built with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the lake and impressive countryside beyond. Just a mile away you will find Gilpin Lake House, where just 12 guests can enjoy 100 acres of private grounds, private lake, boat house, hot tubs, saunas, and a swimming pool.
Achray House, Loch Earn
Achray House is set on the beautiful Loch Earn, located within the boundaries of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. The hotel is within easy reach of major cities being just an hours drive from Edinburgh and Glasgow, making the perfect autumnal countryside break.
Achray House is a restaurant with rooms, focussing on classic French dishes using the finest ingredients. There are nine guest rooms alongside one self-catering lodge, the business has been built on its excellent Scottish hospitality and has an incredible reputation all around the country.
Eagle Bray, near Loch Ness
Set amongst the beautiful hills surrounding Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands, Eagle Bray is comprised of 10 hand-made log cabins overlooking the valley below. The cabins are surrounded by undisturbed nature a wildlife and perfectly situated for night time stargazing and watching birds migrate before winter sets in.
Eagle Brae is located perfectly to enjoy the best of the Scottish highlands, at their most beautiful throughout October and November when the landscape transforms as leaves turn red, gold and brown.
Log House Holidays, Cotswolds
Log House Holidays offers a sprinkling of private lodges around a man-made lake in the heart of the English countryside. Fall in the Cotswolds is a magical time and each of the lodges offers a panoramic view of thousands of trees along the lakeside and beyond.
Lodges are equipped with log burners for those chilly nights and the hot tubs are the perfect way to warm up after a long day of countryside walks. For those who really need to unwind, spa treatments can be arranged in the privacy of your own cabin.
Fforest Farm has been designed so guests can experience a simple stay, enjoying the best of the outdoors. The farm spreads across 200 acres by the river Teirgi gorge, close to the town of Cardigan and within easy reach of the beautiful West Wales coastline.
Homemade breakfasts are served in the lodge and the farm even has its very own pub within the oldest building on the estate. Fforest is the ideal spot to sit back and admire the colour changes of the Welsh countryside.