8 places to stay for a charming, autumn getaway in the South West…
Embrace the changing season, heading to the rural South West for autumn strolls, bracing coastal walks and cosy boutique hotels.
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The Feathers Hotel
Nestled away in the picturesque market town of Ludlow, The Feathers Hotel is packed with history and charm. It has just undergone a huge makeover, while still retaining its iconic features. Escape a rainy day in the hotel’s tearoom; treat yourself to the Feathers Afternoon Tea featuring homemade, light-as-a-feather scones.
The Red Lion Inn, Babcary
Head to Somerset and enjoy long strolls in the countryside, taking in the changing colours of the autumn months, before heading to the charming, thatched pub and restaurant, The Red Lion Inn. Cosy up by the log burner and enjoy a delicious meal before heading to bed in one of their six boutique bedrooms.
Dunkery Beacon Country House
Based in the heart of Exmoor National Park, enjoy a rural escape at Dunkery Beacon Country House. Take in countryside views across moorlands, woodlands and valleys, from the window of your luxury bedroom, as you drink your morning coffee. The hotel is close to the medieval village of Dunster. Dotted with boutique shops and places to dine, spend a morning in Dunster and an afternoon visiting Dunster Castle.
The Porlock Weir Hotel
Proudly overlooking the historic harbour of Porlock Weir, The Porlock Weir Hotel is the perfect place for an autumn staycation. Wrap up warm and head for a wander along the rocky seashore or take a short drive inland to the village of Porlock meandering in and out of the boutique shops – you will find Miles roastery and factory shop here, too.
Northover Manor, Yeovil
Visit the National Trust owned Montacute House in Somerset, strolling around the beautifully kept gardens and Elizabethan house before heading onto Northover Manor for a relaxing night's stay.
Swan Hotel, Wells
Swan Hotel can be found in the heart of England’s smallest city, Wells. The hotel is positioned directly opposite Wells Cathedral. Walk along the cobbled streets, checking out the historic buildings and impressive architecture, popping into independent shops and stopping for tea and cake before checking into your room. Choose total luxury and book the Cathedral Suite, featuring a roll-top bath and fantastic views of the Cathedral.
Cloud Hotel, Brockenhurst
Whether you want to cosy up indoors in front of a log burning fire or embrace the elements and explore the countryside, the Cloud Hotel in the New Forest National Park is the perfect base to do both. For a foodie treat, enjoy a deliciously festive afternoon tea in November and December.
The Stag Hunters Inn
Explore Exmoor, an area of outstanding beauty, taking in the breath-taking landscape, before heading to The Stag Hunters Inn for a bite to eat and overnight stay. In the morning enjoy a cup of tea with breakfast, before heading to the coast or Watersmeet for another day of exploring.
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