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In an attempt to prolong Christmas this year, or you're drawing a blank on what to buy someone, here's a round-up of some of the best UK hotels to book as Christmas gifts. 

*prices based on weekends between Jan & March 2018 (subject to availability)

*prices based on flexible policies, just in case the lucky giftee is busy and you need to change the date


The Malabar, Yorkshire Dales

From £160 per night

Good for: countryside rambles, slurping tea, good grub (brekkie), unique style, everyone 

Distance from:

Manchester: 77 miles (around 90 mins)

Leeds: 112 miles (around 2 hours)

London: 2hr 40mins train to Oxenholme

Barnsley House, Cotswolds

From £369 per night

Good for: spa breaks, adults, good grub, countryside rambles, relaxation

Distance from:

Manchester: 150 miles (just under 3 hours)

Leeds: 190 miles (around 3hr 30mins)

London: 97 miles (around 2 hours)

Eden Locke, Edinburgh

From £156 per night

Good for: your own space (apart-hotel), unique style, city breaks, everyone, top location

Distance from:

Manchester: 3hr 20mins train to Edinburgh

Leeds: 2hr 40mins train to Edinburgh

London: 4hr 30mins train to Edinburgh

Another Place, Lake District

From £180 per night

Good for: spa breaks, countryside rambles, dog-friendly, lake-activities, everyone 

Distance from:

Manchester: 105 miles (just under 2 hours)

Leeds: 110 miles (just over 2 hours)

London: 3hr train to Penrith

The Gilpin, Lake District

From £265 per night

Good for: hot tubs, michelin star chef, adults, countryside rambles, spa breaks

Distance from:

Manchester: 78 miles (around 90 mins)

Leeds: 115 miles (around 2 hours)

London: 2hr 40mins train to Oxenholme

Wilderness Reserve, Suffolk

From £318 per night

Good for: nature, countryside rambles, everyone (groups included), activities, your own space

Distance from:

Manchester: 240 miles (just over 4 hours)

Leeds: 215 miles (around 4 hours)

London: 110 miles (around 2hr 30mins)

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Artist Residence Oxfordshire

From £165 per night

Good for: drinks by the fire, adults, good grub, unique style, countryside rambles, dog-friendly

Distance from:

Manchester: 165 miles (just over 3 hours)

Leeds: 180 miles (around 3hrs 30mins)

London: 65 miles (around 90 mins)

No.38 The Park, Cheltenham

From £195 per night

Good for: a town stay, unique style, good grub, park walks, dog-friendly, everyone

Distance from: 

Manchester: 130 miles (around 2hr 30mins)

Leeds: 170 miles (around 3 hours)

London: 108 miles (just over 2 hours)

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The Pilgrm, London

From £125 per night

Good for: city breaks, good grub, adults, bespoke-boutique, unique style

Distance from:

Manchester: Just over 2 hours on the train

Leeds: Around 2hr 30mins on the train

London: 0 miles


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