Successful tip: Angel Lodge, Brecon Beacons
The Angel Lodge in Abergavenny is a former teaching inn on the sting of the Brecon Beacons nationwide park, with the Black Mountains shut by. We discovered the bar’s old-world really feel of heat lighting and wood-panelled partitions a welcome hiding place when the climate took a flip for the more severe. To completely benefit from the great colors of the native foliage at the moment of 12 months I’d advocate becoming a member of one of many leaf peeping journeys the resort runs. Final 12 months we additionally took half in a foraging expedition, figuring out wild crops and developing with dishes utilizing substances discovered a brief stroll from the resort.• Doubles from £109 B&B, angelabergavenny.comKeith
Waddington Arms, Lancashire

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The gorgeous Ribble Valley is house to the engaging, historic village of Waddington on the sting of the Forest of Bowland. Certainly one of its oldest buildings, Waddington Previous Corridor, gave refuge to King Henry VI in 1465. The Waddington Arms, an previous teaching inn, is just not fairly as historical, however with a roaring log fireplace, cosy bedrooms and hearty meals, was an exquisite refuge for our quick winter break. Quite a few walks may be taken from the village: both light, following the trail of the beautiful stream, or extra strenuous, similar to a climb to the positioning of the previous Moorcock Inn. • Doubles from £70 B&B, Kevin

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Cley Windmill, Norfolk

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With atmospheric wintry views throughout reed beds and bird-rich salt marshes to the North Sea, this transformed windmill, a landmark on the north Norfolk coast, provided us an gratifying keep. We had a heat, lived-in round sitting room with open fireplace and comfy sofas with books and magazines, and loved breakfast and a three-course dinner within the 1713-built beamed warehouse. There are a number of round bedrooms within the tower itself, and different rooms in older elements of the constructing.• Doubles from £159 B&B, Inexperienced
Two Bridges Lodge, Dartmoor

Residing as we do in Devon, our go-to bolthole is wild and great Dartmoor, particularly within the winter when the snow-covered tors really feel like one other world. Our favorite hideaway is the cosy Two Bridges Lodge close to Princetown, a historic inn with enormous log fires, comfortable sofas and welcoming rooms to snuggle down in after a bracing day on the moor. The meals and native ales (together with Princetown’s personal Jail Ale) are very good, the employees are pleasant and attentive (resourceful too – in final 12 months’s blizzard they improvised in a single day lodging for stranded motorists). For added leisure, there’s a resident flock of geese.• Doubles from £90 B&B, Pemberton
Northumberland Arms, Felton

We went into this pub within the village of Felton for a drink, welcomed by pleasant employees and a woodburning range. Quickly we discovered ourselves charmed in to staying for dinner (my hake and mussels was significantly good) – after which determined to interrupt our journey and keep the evening. Our room was snug, in fashionable nation fashion, and it’s dog-friendly, too. It’s in a stunning space, with nice walks from the entrance door and a 15-minute drive to a number of the finest seashores within the UK, like Warkworth, for bracing walks. • Doubles from £130 B&B,
The Royal at Heysham, Lancashire

When the brand new homeowners of our village pub introduced a multimillion-pound refurbishment, we had been apprehensive. However the revamped pub has saved the most effective of the previous and introduced again in to make use of rooms that had been disused (and semi-derelict). Visitor bedrooms had been created, together with an outdoor seating space (with heaters and blankets supplied). Though enlarged, the Royal continues to be cosy, with open fires in bar areas. Heysham village is one in all Lancashire’s hidden gems, with views over Morecambe Bay to the Lake District peaks from the close by headland (within the care of the Nationwide Belief).• Doubles from £90 B&B, Dean
Romney Bay Home Lodge, Kent

This is a perfect retreat after a day strolling on the blustery expanses of Dungeness’s shingle and across the native RSPB reserve’s lagoons. After darkish, settle into the cosy bar with native beers and a cheeseboard, or eat within the restaurant. We discovered it fascinating watching the ships within the Channel by evening and loved the massive skies and colors of nightfall. Breakfast is within the conservatory, sheltered from the wind on the marshes, and dinners by chef Clinton Lovell centre on regionally caught fish. With appears to be like that jogged my memory of an ocean liner, this resort is among the few lodging choices on a lonely little bit of shoreline – and we discovered it was the proper place to moor up on a crisp winter weekend. • Doubles from £95 B&B, Gardner
Kilcamb Lodge Lodge, Highlands

Bedrooms at this secluded resort overlook one of many Highland’s longest sea lochs, Sunart, the place otters and dolphins play within the water and pine martens and purple squirrels inhabit the forests. The Ardnamurchan peninsula is among the wildest elements of the UK, with exhilarating walks all over the place you flip. We loved journeys to the Ardnamurchan distillery and the singing sands of Kentra Bay and, at sundown, one of the lovely sights I’ve seen: the ruins of Fortress Tioram at Loch Moidart. On returning to Kilcamb, there’s roast venison from the hills behind, lobsters, scallops and langoustines from the loch in entrance and a roaring fireplace. • Doubles from £185 B&B, Murray
Widbrook Grange, Wiltshire

Near the idyllic city of Bradford-on-Avon, we discovered this the proper place for a winter break. The rooms on this boutique resort, in an previous farmhouse, are stylish however cosy and are influenced in fashion by the encircling rolling countryside. The meals is excellent, there’s an incredible gin bar full with log fireplace, and the grounds are filled with reminders of its agricultural previous. The resort welcomes canines, which may additionally take pleasure in afternoon tea! We handled ourselves to countryside walks and a mooch round Bradford-in Avon. We additionally popped into lovely Tub – 10 miles away – for a meal. The resort has a swimming pool and fitness center and there are massages and sweetness remedies on supply. • Doubles from £113 B&B, Hay
Lord Poulett Arms, Somerset

Nothing murmurs “cosy winter retreat” greater than sinking right into a deep armchair by an actual fireplace nursing a glass of mulled wine. You’ll be able to then retire, after a scrumptious meal and a soak in a rolltop tub, to a mattress dressed with classic Welsh blankets … heaven! You’ll find this luxurious within the honey-stoned, thatched Lord Poulett Arms, relationship from 1680, within the beautiful Somerset village of Hinton St George. It’s just a few miles west of Yeovil, 40 minutes’ drive from Dorset’s Jurassic Coast, and nicely positioned to go to the NT’s Montacute Home and Barrington Courtroom – although there are additionally loads of scenic native walks too. Outstanding worth. • Doubles from £85 B&B, Moira
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