Hotel Terravina, Hampshire
Located on the edge of the New Forest, this comfortable, stylish hotel and restaurant serves imaginative cooking at an affordable price. It’s owned by Gerard Basset, one of the UK’s best sommeliers, and the wine list is a gem. hotelterravina.co.uk
Gidleigh Park, Devon
Here in the heart of Dartmoor National Park, it’s the done thing to ramble through the grounds and out on to the moorland (there are boots and brollies for hotel guests). All that, plus magnificent cooking from Michael Caines.
The Manor Hotel and Golf Club, Wiltshire
The hotel’s Michelin-starred Bybrook restaurant is surrounded by acres of gardens, woodland and park. Walk through Parsonage Wood to the stream, before heading back to Castle Combe.