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Top Five Coastal Hotels in the UK to Visit in the Spring

Once you’ve fallen in love with the UK coastline it’s nigh on impossible to resist the draw of salt in the air, sand between your toes and the occasional spot of sunshine as well.  Long walks along the cliff tops, hearty meals with dramatic views, and a sense of adventure are staples of a British seaside break, as long as you know which coastal hotels to visit.  So here’s what we suggest…

The Lugger Hotel, Cornwall

Bespoke Hotels - The Lugger
Bespoke Hotels – The Lugger

In the little village of Portloe, known for its unrivalled, timeless beauty, The Lugger Hotel is the proud recipient of numerous accolades relating to its high standards of service and style.  Right on the water’s edge, coastal hotels are ideally located for pottering around by the sea, but the Lugger is also within easy reach of attractions like the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan.  Details including carefully attended fine linens and deluxe showers , while completing the experience is the restaurant, which proudly sports two AA Rosettes and serves locally-sourced food, and truly a joy to luxuriate over.

My Hotel Brighton, Brighton

A luxury hotel that looks more like the apartment you wish you had, My Hotel Brighton is a four star destination that hinges on sexy design and the spirituality of Feng Shui.  Yes, this is how to do Brighton if you’re not a student – ultra cool, super stylish, but with plenty of soul.  Local artisans have created opulent studios, and artwork is peppered throughout the hotel.  They also know how to stop you from feeling like just another face in the crowd, storing your personal preferences on record so that when you go back (and you will want to go back), your room will be ready and waiting just the way you like it!

The Dunollie Hotel, Isle of Skye

Bespoke Hotels - The Dunollie Hotel

In a serene waterside location on Broadford Bay, The Dunollie Hotel is all about escaping to homely comforts (and hopefully a lack of mobile phone signal as well).  At the foot of the mountains leading to the famed Cuillin Hills, the area is filled with history, not least the legend that Bonnie Prince Charlie gave the recipe for Drambuie to Clan MacKinnon at this very spot, to thank them for helping him to escape from France.  So why not drink a toast in the restaurant in the evening?  It would be rude not to!

BridgeHouse, Dorset

In a word, BridgeHouse in Dorset is simply magical.  With 700 years of history, it is quite literally a house on a bridge that once upon a time housed a dozen priests.  Today, everything from the walled garden to The Beaminster Brasserie is brimming with charm.  Food, including freshly caught fish is local and organic, and the whole atmosphere is one of unpretentious relaxation.  As good fortune would have it is also close to the Jurassic Coast, which, if you haven’t been, is a real treat for the senses and perfect for anyone who wants to get outside for a bracing spring walk.

Carnoustie Golf Hotel, Scotland

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Carnoustie Hotel & Spa

It’s up to you which view you prefer at the Carnoustie Hotel, from the local town to the golf course and the windswept, it’s all spectacular.  The golf course has hosted some of history’s greatest players in its time, and while the hotel has a wealth of health and spa facilities which really ought to be enjoyed while you’re here, we are partial to a stroll down to the water’s edge where the Angus coastline boasts some of the most magical beaches in Scotland.  If you fancy a day out, a trip to the late Queen Mum’s imposing childhood home Glamis Castle is a must, and we suggest you finish the day with Scottish fare in the hotel’s award-winning Dalhousie Restaurant.

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Ideas for Half Term UK Hotel Breaks

Half term is looming, and parents all over the country are wondering how on earth they’re going to keep the kids amused. Most areas have events organised, and there are always stand-by treats like the cinema or an afternoon bowling, but will that see them through the holiday?

If there aren’t enough events locally, why not organise a uk hotel break to one of the major attractions around the country? If you make a mini-holiday of it, staying at a hotel for the night before and after, you can take away the stress and have an experience the whole family can enjoy.

Here are just a few ideas for uk hotel breaks over half term.

UK Hotel breaks The Chester Grosvenor
The Chester Grosvenor

Going to the Zoo

Most children love a visit to the zoo, and there are some spectacular ones around the country. London Zoo is one of the most famous in the world, but if you want to stay outside of London, there are plenty of options.

Chester Zoo has been named best zoo in Britain and seventh-best in the world by TripAdvisor. Besides the large and varied collection of animals, children can get involved in some of the conservation work the zoo undertakes. And with the five star Chester Grosvenor  nearby your break will be truly luxurious!

The Marwell Hotel is next door to Marwell Zoo in Hampshire, and boasts 235 species, covering most types of animals. If this isn’t enough, the zoo also offers three adventure playgrounds to keep the kids entertained.

If you’d like to show your children animals in a more natural habitat, Woburn Safari Park is perfect. You have the choice of driving through the homes of animals ranging from lions and tigers to giraffes, rhinos and monkeys, or taking a walk to see elephants, penguins, birds of prey and so much more.

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Take a Ride

If your kids love spectacular rides, Thorpe Park has everything they could wish for. The Stealth roller-coaster, Tidal Wave, Derren Brown’s Ghost Train and countless other attractions will thrill them, and there are also more gentle rides for younger children.

It’s not all thrills and spills, though. Children will love the Angry Birds 4D Experience, and they can enjoy the vast Amity Beach paddling pool.

The London Experience

London for UK hotel breaks has more attractions than you we could possibly list here. Children will be fascinated by the Changing of the Guard, and even moreso by the bloody history of the Tower of London.

London Zoo is spectacular, but London also offers an unexpected range of opportunities for children to experience nature at the capital’s many city farms. You could take in a show — many of the shows on in the West End are child-friendly — and shop till you drop on Oxford Street. There is sure to be far more than you have time for.

Whatever and wherever you choose, you can be assured a great family half term UK break with Bespoke Hotels.  To check prices and availability just click here >>>