Hart’s is an award-winning 32 bedroom boutique hotel in Nottingham city centre with a private car park and secluded garden. One of the highest rated hotels in the region, it was purpose built on the old ramparts of Nottingham Castle in 2003, with striking lines, curved buttresses and a dashing yet welcoming lobby. Bedrooms are faultlessly equipped, with high ceilings and plenty of natural light. Six have private terraces with access directly into the garden, and most inward-facing rooms present an unexpected bonus: far-flung views across the city to the countryside beyond. In the foreground is the Park Estate, notable Victorian residences begun by the Duke of Newcastle in the 1820s and now a conservation area. Within the hotel the Hart’s Kitchen restaurant is a brilliant example of modern British cooking at its best, with menus created by executive chef Aaron Patterson from Hart’s sister hotel, the Michelin-starred Hambleton Hall. No extravagant flights of fancy, but first class dishes such as gnocchi with wild garlic or whole grilled plaice, created using only the freshest seasonal ingredients.

Doubles from £145

+44 (0)1159 881900; hartsnottingham.co.uk

Hart's Hotel