Dear %UPDT%, the best countryside autumns getaways, from Scotland to Devon, from Wales to the New Forest.   Best Loved Specials and Autumn Breaks
  Berkshire Beauty
  Magic Malverns
  Borders Beauty
  Superb Snowdonia
  Divine Devon
  Amazing Argyll
  Lovely Leics
  Hampshire Haven
Dear Best Loved Member
Tuesday, 6th October 2009

Best Loved hotels are the finest hotels you will find in any region of the UK and Ireland in each category of accommodation, whether they be country inns, city townhouses, stately homes or bed & breakfasts. So, it comes as no surprise that many Best Loved favourites do very well when award time comes along. I would like to congratulate the following recent award winners:

The Feversham Arms - AA Hotel of the Year 2009.

Jesmond Dene and Peat Inn - 3rd AA Rosette.

Kilcamb Lodge Hotel Review Scotland's Country House Hotel of the Year; Scottish Hotel Awards' Most Romantic Hotel and General Manager Excellence Award.

And the following winners of the Irish Hotel & Catering Gold Medal Awards:
Dunbrody House Hotel - Supreme Winner of the Gold Medal for Excellence; Country House and Guesthouse awards
Gregan's Castle - Gold Medal Award for Fine Dining
Harvey's Point 4-star Gold Medal Award
Merrion Hotel Gold Medal for the Casual Dining
The Europe Hotel & Resort 5-star hotel Gold Medal Award

I would also like to welcome two new hotels to Best Loved, The Red Lion Hotel and The New Inn. Both located in the famously picturesque seaside village of Clovelly, Devon, The New Inn is a luxury boutique on the vertiginous cobbled High Street, while The Red Lion Hotel is equally pampering and luxurious and is situated right on the unspoilt harbour.

Best wishes,

Jeffrey Epstein

Interactive Map 1 Auchen Castle 2 Barcaldine House 3 Colwall Park 4 Bae Abermaw 5 Sysonby Knoll 6 Bear Hotel 7 Fox and Hounds Hotel 8 Balmer Lawn Matfen Hall

Charming Clovelly

Matfen Hall is as stunning country house hotel, spa and golf course in the charming village of Matfen, only a short drive from Newcastle. This autumn & winter Midweek Dinner B&B is available from only £77 per person.

In order to celebrate this offer, Matfen Hall is giving Best Loved e-newsletter readers the chance to win 2 FREE nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast for two at the hotel. Click here to enter the prize draw.

Win 2 Free Nights for 2

Congratulations to last week's competition winner Phillip Seeley from Bath who won 2 free nights Bed & Breakfast + Magnum of Champagne at Rye Lodge.


Congratulations to last week's competition winner Kate Cookson from Malton who won 2 free nights Dinner Bed & Breakfast at either Bodysgallen Hall, Hartwell House or Middlethorpe Hall.

1 Auchen Castle - Dumfries & Galloway
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Borders Beauty Spectacular house in 34 acres of private grounds with great food and panoramic country views. Dinner B&B + round of golf at Dumfries Country Club from £142pp. More>>
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2 Barcaldine House - Argyll
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Amazing Argyll Elegant 18th c. mansion just north of Oban. Excellent restaurant and perfect for beautiful scenery & island hopping. Stay 2 nights, get 3rd FREE. More>>
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Malverns & Wales
3 Colwall Park - Highlands
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Magical Malverns Escape to this secluded country manor in the Malvern Hills. Gourmet dinner in the excellent 2 AA Rosette restaurant, B&B from only £81pp. More>>
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4 Bae Abermaw - Gwynedd
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Superb Snowdonia Stylish hotel in Snowdonia National Park with spectacular sea views. 3 night Christmas Break package from £325pp.
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Leicestershire & Berkshire
5 Sysonby Knoll - Leicestershire
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Lovely Leics
Charming family-run hotel in the historic market town of Melton Mowbray. When you dine the restaurant, your dinner will be subtracted from your room bill.
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6 Bear Hotel - Berkshire
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Berkshire Beauty Wonderfully historic old riverside inn
in Hungerford with chic design, terrific brasserie and also a stylish bar. Bed & continental breakfast from just £45pppn.
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Devon & New Forest
7 Fox and Hounds Hotel - Devon
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Divine Devon
Lovely country house on the River Taw & near the Tarka Trail - a nature lovers paradise. 3 night Autumn break from only £130pp. More>>
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8 Balmer Lawn - Hampshire
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Hampshire Haven Charming country house of idyllic comfort, class & luxury in the serene New Forest. Autumn 3 course Dinner B&B from £80pp.
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