LLANGOED HALL, WALES
The exterior of Llangoed Hall exudes grandeur and opulence, but the feel of the hotel is much more of a home-from-home. Check-in is relaxed, with no reception desk, and guests are welcome to help themselves to the honesty bar. We spent our afternoon exploring the acres of parkland and returned to a delicious three-course meal (one course for each hour we walked!). On a clear night, you can even enjoy a spot of romantic stargazing with the hotel’s on-site telescope. B&B stay from £150.
BEST FOR A COUNTRYSIDE RETREAT