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Cuq-en-Terrasses
Cuq-Toulza, France

Hilltop location,
stunning gardens,
peaceful atmosphere

Wish you were here?

Hotel Santa Maria
Rome, Italy

Near the river Tiber,
cheerful staff,
great breakfast

Wish you were here?

The Queen's Head
Penrith, U.K.

Village pub,
recently refurbished,
great for walkers

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Our charming small hotels and other places to stay in Britain and Ireland offer an exceptional variety: guesthouses, inns, restaurants-with-rooms and boutique hotels. Our selection ranges from excellent budget hotels for a weekend break to luxury hotels for special occasions. Whichever, they all have the special qualities of hand-picked character and charm that we value.

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Forss House Hotel

Forss, near Thurso, Caithness, KW14 7XY, 01847 861201
Impressive country house in the Scottish Highlands

Glencanisp Lodge

Lochinver, Sutherland, IV27 4LW, 01571 844122
Victorian hunting lodge

Glenfinnan House Hotel

Glenfinnan, By Fort William, Highlands PH37 4LT, Scotland, 01397 722235
A great place for time spent together

Kinloch Lodge

Sleat, IV43 8QY, Isle of Skye, (01471) 833214
Renowned food, warm interior, superb sea views

Knockendarroch

Higher Oakfield, Pitlochry, Perthshire, PH16 5HT, 01796 473473
Elegant, well-furnished town mansion
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