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No 1 by GuestHouse, York
No 1 by GuestHouse, York

Here at Tat, we like to have a few things on the horizon, whether it's a well-made martini, a visit to a museum or a holiday. In this article it's the latter that we're concerned with, whether it is a night by the seaside or a weekend trekking the countryside it's good to explore these green and pleasant lands. So we decided to gather together some places that could tempt you away for an Autumnal weekend.


Spend a night in one of their beautiful bedrooms and wake feeling refreshed and ready to explore more of Shropshire.


Opened October 2011, The Gunton Arms is a traditional pub with 16 bedrooms in an extensive historic park near Cromer in North Norfolk. The chef, Stuart Tattersall (ex-head chef at Mark Hix) cooks from local ingredients including venison from the surrounding deer park.

The Gunton Arms
The Gunton Arms


Spacious double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms with a bath. Some overlook the stunning Cotswold garden beautifully designed by Rachel Murphy.


Nine individual bedrooms ranging in size and character from intimate and cosy to large and spacious. Each has its own unique character and is named taking inspiration from the local area and the people that Boys Hall holds close to its heart.


Our eight unique bedrooms combine bold colours, luxurious beds and a mix of vintage furnishings. All rooms have private bathrooms with walk-in showers, larger rooms have additional baths, a dressing table/seating area and TVs.


The building is a Grade II Listed Regency townhouse of extremely stately proportions and head-turningly good looks. Inside, the high ceilings and original features are joined by the kind of things they like to share with their guests.


Each of their nine rooms have been uniquely designed by Westenholz Interior Decoration with help from Lady De La Warr to reflect the wonderful history and character of The Dorset Arms. The rooms combine comfort and home from home style with a choice of doubles, family or twin rooms.


A sixteenth-century coaching inn thoughtfully renovated and creatively reimagined as a luxurious retreat in the centre of Medieval Rye. Step inside a sanctuary of comfort, elegance and calm.


17th-century pub located in the village of Batcombe in Somerset. Their pub offers fine ales, outdoor seating, great food, private dining and 5 beautiful, en-suite rooms.


Six bedrooms set within the sixteenth-century inn feature crisp cotton sheets, baths with our own natural products, comforting interiors inspired by the British countryside and views of the ever-changing surroundings.


Set amidst the rolling downs, hop fields and fruit orchards that surround the picturesque village of Boughton-under-Blean in Kent, The Linen Shed is the place to come and relax and unwind in understated luxury.


The Reading Rooms is a luxury boutique bed and breakfast in a restored, Grade II Listed Georgian townhouse in Margate, England. Built in the 1770s, the house has two spacious guest rooms, each covering an entire floor, with windows overlooking the tree-lined Georgian square.


All their light, bright, rooms can be found in the new cedar-clad extension, enjoying soaring ceilings (six metres at the highest point), polished, heated concrete floors and access to the garden.


Whitton Hall is situated in rural Shropshire and is one of the finest examples of Georgian architecture. Whitton Hall has seven beautifully decorated rooms - five on the first floor of The Main House and two in The Wing, each made up with soft white bed linen and duvets, with sheets and blankets available on request.


Hen Ffermdy (Old Farmhouse) is a beautiful example of a traditional Pembrokeshire Farmhouse nestled on a south facing hillside in a sheltered valley just 2 miles from the north coast of Pembrokeshire.


Nestled above the village of Southleigh in the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty lies Glebe House a unique Georgian house and former family home now being run as a guesthouse and restaurant. With 7 bedrooms including a self contained cabin and an annexe, the house is spacious enough for guests to find their own little nook within the house.


The Victorian House was built in 1872 as a guest house, right at the beginning of the advent of tourism to the lakes. All of the rooms at Victorian House Hotel are individually designed to showcase the beauty of the surrounding landscape and the quirks of their period building.


The old hotel they’ve made their own is one of those Victorian beauties that sits elegantly poised above the main swathe of golden sands, giving its guests dreamy views across the bay. Bedrooms are sometimes balconied and always rich with heritage detailing.


Set amongst 66 acres of meadows, woodland and oak-lined streams, Coombeshead Farm is a guesthouse and working farm offering glorious isolation and farmhouse comforts in the heart of Cornwall’s rural countryside.


From the interiors, the music, the food, the service to the people, music and the art. Every small detail that makes up a lovely place to stay, eat or just while away the hours.


Set within the historic grounds of the Duke of Somerset’s estate, The Bradley Hare is a traditional village pub with rooms. With James Thurstan Waterworth, ex-European Design Director for Soho House, at the helm of The Bradley Hare’s interiors, each of the unique bedrooms promise to be appointed with 18th & 19th Century antique furniture and uniquely sourced fabrics.


Traquair Castle dates from 1107 and was used by a long line of Scottish Kings as a base to establish their authority over the surrounding country. Traquair House has four spacious double bedrooms furnished with antique furniture, canopied beds, private bathrooms and central heating, available on a “bed and breakfast” basis.


Sympathetic to its history and to its story, the Grade II listed building was been restored and refreshed throughout in 2020. Retaining the essence of a traditional, local village pub, the addition of their bright, spacious dining area, snugs for more intimate gatherings, extensive outside space and five boutique bedrooms, there really is a spot for everyone.


At the Chapel, in the Somerset town of Bruton, in the south-west of England, has been created in a Grade II Listed, 17th-century former chapel. They have eight contemporary and luxurious bedrooms above the restaurant. No two rooms are exactly the same but each offers a tranquil space to retreat into during your stay in Bruton.


Established in 1740, The Beckford Arms is a traditional yet stylish country inn located on the edge of the stunning rolling parkland of the Fonthill Estate in Wiltshire. The pub has an oak stool lined bar that is stocked with local ales, a restaurant serving unpretentious, seasonal food, a sun-filled terrace with a wood-fired pizza oven for the summer months, a homely library for intimate gatherings, a sitting room with roaring fires and deep antique chairs, eight characterful bedrooms, two luxurious lodges and a unique stay within The Arch at Fonthill Estate.


The Star is at the centre of the medieval village. Its 15th Century frontage and ancient beamed bar opens straight off the high street. Behind it is a small library and large restaurant, all of which give onto a newly formed courtyard which has become the heart of the hotel.


With its fabulous sea views, Margate’s Fort Road Hotel is ideally located a stone’s throw from the beach, the old town and the Turner Contemporary. A boarding house from 1820, the hotel was sensitively refurbished in 2022. Fourteen guest rooms are individually designed and feature carefully selected artworks, vintage and bespoke furniture and beautifully tiled ensuite walk-in showers or baths.


Elcot Park Hotel has undergone a complete refurbishment and is relaunching as ‘The Retreat’; a newly re-imaged 18th-century country house hotel and community beacon, set in 16 acres of magnificent grounds, and located between Hungerford and Newbury in the heart of the beautiful West Berkshire countryside with breath-taking views across the Kennet valley.

The Retreat At Elcot Park, Newbury, Berkshire
The Retreat At Elcot Park, Newbury, Berkshire


The Lamb Inn Has ten newly renovated rooms, all with king-size or super king beds en-suite walk-in showers & some rooms also have rolltop bathtubs. This Cotswolds pub is situated in the beautiful village of Shipton Under Wychwood between Burford & Chipping Norton. The pub focuses on good, simple pub food with a straightforward wine list, spirits and a great beer selection.

The Lamb Inn, High Street, Shipton-under-Wychwood
The Lamb Inn, High Street, Shipton-under-Wychwood



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