The Best Teeny-Tiny Hotels In The UK & Ireland

By Tessa Dunthorne

1 year ago

Small-scale escapes

You’ll be one of only a few guests in these small-but-mighty hotels. Here are the best small escapes in the UK and Ireland for a cosy stay. 

The Best Small Hotels In The UK And Ireland

Trewornan Manor

Trewornan Manor hotel

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Where: Cornwall

Tell us about it: A boutique B&B set in the North Cornwall countryside, Trewornan Manor was restored from a 13th-century Grade II-listed building. You won’t want to leave your one of the seven bedrooms and their pocket-sprung beds and feather-filled bedding, but the 25 acres of mature gardens and historic water meadows will coax you out.

Beaverbrook Town House

Beaverbrook hotel

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Where: London

Tell us about it: Ideally located for a weekend seeing the bright lights of the big city, the Town House is Beaverbrook’s London outpost. The 14 suites are named after celebrated London theatres, plus there’s a Japanese restaurant and glam cocktail bar to enjoy after dark.

The Sun Inn

The Sun Inn hotel

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Where: Suffolk

Tell us about it: The Sun Inn is a coaching inn on the Essex-Suffolk border with seven airy rooms that boast bright vistas of the Dedham Vale nature reserve. Its team is the perfect blend of informal and expert, so you’ll be well looked after – and you’re encouraged to rent a boat or borrow a bike.

Number One Bruton

Number One Bruton hotel

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Where: Somerset

Tell us about it: Owners Claudia Waddams and Aled Rees have transformed this Georgian townhouse, medieval forge and row of cottages into this sought-after 12-bedroom hotel in uber-trendy Bruton. Be sure to also book a table next door at Osip.

The Witchery by the Castle

The Witchery by the Castle hotel

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Where: Edinburgh

Tell us about it: A small hotel with a grand concept, this flamboyant Gothic hotel has glamorous suites with  sumptuous velvet, deep oak panelling – and more, more, more. Memorable meals champion the best of Scottish produce.

The Three Chimneys

Three Chimneys hotels

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Where: Isle of Skye

Tell us about it: A world-renowned restaurant on the Isle of Skye, this is the place to head to, in order to taste the best of Scotland’s bountiful natural larder. The House Over-By, the hotel next door, has only six cosy rooms, designed with quiet elegance and comfort in mind.

Foxhill Manor

Foxhill manor hotel

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Where: The Cotswolds

Tell us about it: Tucked away on the Farncombe Estate, eight-bedroom Foxhill Manor wants its guests to know that there are no rules. Roam the manor at any hour – with a helping host always on hand, and a very accommodating chef.

The New Inn

The New Inn hotel

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Where: Gloucestershire

Tell us about it: In 2020, Baz and Fred reopened the 16th-century New Inn after completing a full renovation. It now offers three luxurious ensuite rooms and two suites, one of which boasts its own patio. The restaurant menu, hand-crafted by Baz and Fred, provides an array of delicious dishes.

Brocco On The Park

Brocco In Park hotel

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Where: Sheffield

Tell us about it: Luxury on the edge of the city of Sheffield and bordering Endcliffe Park, Brocco on the Park offers eight bedrooms adorned with the most sumptuous furnishings. It’s designed with ‘living and sleeping well in mind’, and you’ll surely agree as you don its cotton robes after an indulgent soak in the penthouse suite’s freestanding bath.

The Pig-In-The-Wall

Pig In The Wall hotel

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Where: Hampshire

Tell us about it: Nestled within the medieval walls of Southampton, this bolthole has 12 chic bedrooms, which all boast retro radios – and self-described ‘higgledy-piggledy’ layout. Adventure out to New Forest countryside and coast nearby.

The Stump

The Stump hotel

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Where: The Cotswolds

Tell us about it: A stylish ten-bedroomed hotel, The Stump is a rambling coach inn with flickering open fires and an impressive craft beer and pizza offering. The rooms are simple – yet comfortable – and perfectly located for trekking the fields which surround Circenster.

The East End Arms

East End Arms hotel

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Where: Hampshire

Tell us about it: Although John Ilsley, the former bass guitarist of Dire Straits, co-owns The East End Arms with wife Steph, this small hotel exudes more charm than rock-and-roll. A pub with rooms with a lot of heart, the five quaint bedrooms sit on top of the informal dining room, manned by Moray Cameron.