The Pheasant Inn, Berkshire
The Pheasant Inn is surrounded by lush Berkshire countryside or, to give it its official title, the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The hotel has a relaxed, cosy ambience, with comfortable bedrooms to put you instantly at ease. Over the festive period, guests can feast on the festive fare at the restaurant, which only uses the very best seasonal produce, and enjoy a Christmas tipple (or two) at the bar. Breakfast here is a treat, too — don't miss the eggs royale.
Rooms from £300 a night
Forest Side, Cumbria
For very fine dining, head to Forest Side in the Lake District. A stay in the impressive Victorian property has everything you need for a luxurious break, including an award-winning restaurant, extensive gardens, and a selection of 20 stylish rooms. For a special stay, book one of the Superb rooms, complete with light and airy interiors and stylish en-suite bathrooms. Make the most of the wilderness on your doorstep and book a Windermere lake cruise to round off the festivities. The hotel is also dog-friendly, so don't forget your four-legged friend.
Rooms from £319 a night
Mayfair Townhouse, London
The Mayfair Townhouse is one of the capital’s most exciting openings of 2020. From the group behind Cliveden House and Chewton Glen, it’s a great choice for a festive city break. Its ‘Ultimate Christmas Shopping Package’ includes a £50 food and beverage voucher, drinks at The Dandy Bar and free parking for 24 hours to make the most of the Boxing Day sales. Enjoy a festive menu at the restaurant for breakfast, lunch or dinner, and relax in one of its stylish rooms – the Executive Garden Room has a great patio, ideal for a (warming) Christmas tipple.
From £321 a night