Wales and the
are among the popular tourist areas of
Britain, and offer a good range of small independent hotels, including
many traditional inns. These regions have plenty of attractive
coastline, with popular seaside resorts, plus a very attractive rural
hinterland: the Westcountry is characterised by its old towns, small
villages and rolling hill country, Wales by its higher hills and
mountains, which are very popular with hikers.
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the purposes of this directory, the Westcountry includes the counties
of Avon, Somerset, Wiltshire, Dorset, Devonshire and Cornwall.
The iHi directory is a selection of hotels
chosen with care
The directory includes mostly quiet hotels with character
good value for money. With its family-run inns,
classic city hotels, pubs, and traditional rural accommodation the iHi
Great Britain pages bring you great places to stay throughout Britain.
hotels in Wales & the Westcountry
quality, value – iHi is a directory of small
traditional independent hotels with character, offering good value for
money and a friendly welcome. The selection includes several traditional
inns, thatched inns, pubs with accommodation, classic hotels, country
houses, and even a four-star youth hostel. iHi does
not offer a vast choice of hotels, nor a narrow choice of chic and
expensive boutique hotels, nor just a list of budget hotels.... but a
carefully selected choice of addresses for all tastes, from refined
luxury to rustic simplicity.
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in the Westcountry - the south west of
Field house hotel
is a **** B&B hotel, offering a very friendly welcome and very
value for money. It stands a mile from the town centre, in spacious
gardens. There is no bar or restaurant, but the Halfway House pub,
selling real ales and good value pub food, is just a short walk.
**** is about 10 miles from Stonehenge. A top-of-the-range youth
hostel, unbeatable prices. Rooms for couples, family rooms, group
rooms. Bar, breakfast. Next door to a farm for the preservation of rare
- South of Bristol and Bath
Quality ** guest house. Bed and breakfast. A remarkably unusual guest
house, located in a former Victorian gothic magistrates courthourse.
Three of the rooms are in old cells, complete with bars. Enthusiastic
reviews from visitors, citing the comfort and the friendly welcome. Pub
nearby serves evening meals.
a Georgian Grade II listed country house, just a short drive from the
historic city center. Set in its own gardens, the hotel offers a calm
relaxing environment . A small hotel with just 15 bedrooms, Bailbrook
Lodge also offers free parking.
- Blandford Forum,
True Lovers Knot Inn
In the heart of Hardy country, in
a quiet location. Old inn with garden.
- Dorset, Ansty
Fox Inn .
Rural inn with restaurant, popular with local customers. Good value for
money; peaceful location in the heart of rural Dorset away from main
roads, nice spacious rooms, restaurant.
Small hotels in Cornwall
- north coast, Delabole
- Wayside inn in a very rural location a mile from the sea and from the
North Cornwall coastal footpath. This very friendly family-run inn has
10 rooms. Warm welcome, good food and selection of real ales in the
bar. Rooms with views over the countryside or to the coast. Very good
customer reviews, and great value for money.
- Bodmin moor
- Imposible not to include this historic inn, made famous in the novel
by Daphné du Maurier and the Hitchcock film.
haunted, the inn also includes a museum of smuggling. A required
stop-off for travellers looking for out-of-the-ordinary places to stay.
Deluxe rooms have four-poster beds. Plenty of atmosphere in the old bar
with its beamed ceiling and large open fireplace.
Washaway, near Bodmin
house hotel *** is
a family run hotel in an 18th century Grade II listed building
just north of Bodmin. the hotel has a restaurant, heated outdoor
swimming pool and gardens, and get excellent reviews for its quality
and for the food. The north Cornish coast and south coast are easily
accessible from this central location.
Lovely small hotel with 9 bedrooms / suites; classic English
décor. The hotel is in a small 17th century manor house, and
a drawing room, a library, and "honesty" bar and gardens. Breakfast
with local produce. Situated 2 miles from the little fishing harbour of
Padstow on the north coast of Cornwall. Hiking trails close by. Ideal
base for discovering Cornwall.
Hotels in Wales
Pembrokeshire, near Fishguard,
Gellifawr Country House Hotel.
Superior ** hotel. This country house hotel is in a wonderful setting
in the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, 4 miles from
Fishguard (ferry to Ireland). A haven of peace for walkers, hikers,
bird-watchers and nature lovers. 21 rooms, bar, gardens, restaurant.
A small country house hotel with 17 rooms, set in 10 hectares of
grounds, three miles south of Aberystwyth. This hotel is well
recommended for its warm welcome and friendly staff, bar and restaurant.
Wales Llanwrtyd Wells
the ** Bellevue
in the middle of the small town of Llanwrtyd Wells, offers excellent
value for money and a warm friendly and authentic environment. The
hotel dates back to 1843, and is also the village pub. The hotel is in
walking distance of a train station, and a good location for exploring
the Brecon beacons and fabulous local environment.
Wales, Gwynedd, Caernarfon,
- this 16th century inn is located within the old walled town
Caernarfon, close to the historic castle. Built in 1522, it is one of
the oldest inns in Wales; while offering all modern amenities, this inn
retains all its historic character. It is extremely well reviewed for
quality, price and cleanliness, as well as its old world charm and cosy
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