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6 Best hotels to treat your mum for Mother's Day

BY Bonnie Friend

5th Mar 2024 My Britain

3 min read

6 Best hotels to treat your mum for Mother's Day
Whisk your mum away for the weekend and treat her to a stay at one of these gorgeous family-friendly hotels!
With Mother's Day coming up, beautiful places to spend time together (for lunch, afternoon tea or a weekend away) are the order of the day. From sophisticated country houses to picturesque coastal retreats, here the Good Hotel Guide shares some of its top family-friendly hotels for Mother's Day lunch.

Chewton Glen, Hampshire

The Chewton Glen hotel in Hampshire
A five-star country house hotel in Hampshire, combined with a celebrated spa, Chewton Glen is a quintessentially English escape with extra modern luxury. In addition to the rooms and suites in the main house (decorated in traditional style with sumptuous furnishings), the hotel has made use of its enchanting New Forest location by introducing treehouse suites.
For families it's a real treat, with everything from free children's accommodation to kids' clubs and activities. Dining is a joy with a delectable Sunday lunch, ingredients from their very own Kitchen Garden, laid back feasting in The Kitchen or formal feasts in The Dining Room. There's even a cookery school so you can take some of the culinary magic home with you.

Polurrian on the Lizard, Cornwall

The Polurrian on the Lizard hotel in Cornwall
A beacon of white on Cornwall’s Lizard Peninsula, this warm and welcoming hotel is both family friendly and romantic. A path leads to a private beach, and you could argue they have some of the best views in Cornwall.
"It's like a retreat out of an Enid Blyton storybook"
It's like a retreat out of an Enid Blyton storybook and when it comes to food they're all about local produce, sourced from within a 20-mile radius. Tuck into everything from freshly caught fish to Cornish gin in a menu that appears to have something for just about everyone. They even have an extensive wine list with bottles carefully selected by their wine supplier, Milton Sandford, who works with vineyards around the world.

Augill Castle, Cumbria

Augill Castle in Cumbria
With its towers and battlements, Augill Castle is a Victorian-folly castle in 20 acres of grounds. Grand and impressive, it’s also warm and welcoming, making it a firm favourite amongst families who are enchanted by its fairytale style. Interiors honour the history of the building with bold heritage colours, and ornate wallpapers and fabrics, but just the right amount of modern hospitality as well.
The property is part of a small working estate complete with grazing cattle, sheep and pigs, that add to the charming views. Amidst the warm welcomes and homely vibes, food is a central experience, bringing families together with contemporary dining in The Music Room and drinks in The Great British Bar.

Moonfleet Manor, Dorset

Moonfleet Manor on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset
Part of the Luxury Family Hotels collection, Moonfleet Manor is a seaside haven on the Jurassic Coast. A Georgian manor turned family-friendly retreat, they combine elegant style with family activities and experiences. An on-site spa goes hand-in-hand with 90 minutes of complimentary childcare per night's stay, fossil hunts on the beach and entertainment in the grounds.
"Moonfleet Manor is a seaside haven on the Jurassic Coast"
Informal family dining is always on the menu, complete with games and Bugaboo Giraffe highchairs plus a children's menu as well as pureed food for little ones. Dishes feature locally-sourced ingredients and seasonal options, whether you fancy afternoon tea or a roast with all the trimmings.

The Torridon, Highlands

The Torridan hotel in the Scottish Highlands
A baronial pile at the head of Loch Torridon, The Torridon is the perfect place to unwind, whether it’s wildlife-watching, mountain biking, stargazing or tucking into the feast of superb food. Settle down by the fire in the lounges, roam the gardens and grounds, and if a formal meal isn’t what you’re after then try pub grub at the on-site Inn.

Longueville Manor, Jersey

Longueville Manor in Jersey
For those who want to go for the ultimate in luxe lunches, a trip to Jersey is in order at the faultless Longueville Manor. Practically perfect in every way, this elegant, five-star hotel is brimming with historic details like beams thought to have come from the Spanish Armada.
"Longueville Manor is brimming with historic details like beams thought to have come from the Spanish Armada"
Rooms are peppered with thoughtful elements such as REN toiletries and scented candles and outside the gardens are a vision of biophilic beauty. The kitchen garden is an important feature, readily contributing to meals in the panelled Oak Room where Andrew Baird’s award winning cuisine is served with the option for sampling some of the world’s greatest wines.
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