6 UK gems: small stylish hotels by the sea and in the countryside

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It’s amazing the amount of charm and services that small hotels can pack in.  Those six finds below really show that you don’t need to be big to serve guests with a big heart.

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House Thirty One, Hastings

House Thirty One, a small B&B by the seaside in Hastings, the UK. Read the post to discover more stylish and small hotels with interiors charm.
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This one is very close to home as it’s owned by a former colleague of Mr Big’s and is in Hastings, where the English side of our family lives! Retaining all of its original features, House 31 has been lovingly restored in muted tones, with an added dash of industrial chic. Traditional features, including Italian marble fireplaces, ornate cornices and exposed floorboards, sit alongside the more modern additions of a screening room, wi-fi, and bespoke kitchens and bathrooms. The bedrooms feature carefully sourced furnishings of French linen, British woolen throws and sheepskin rugs to provide a peaceful and restful feel. For food, make sure to visit the Filo (www.thefilo.co.uk) my family’s pub!

The Seaside Boarding house

Seaside Boarding House,a small charming hotel in Dorset. Read the post to discover more stylish and small hotels with interiors charm.
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Overlooking the majestic sweep of Chesil beach and the wide expanse of Lyme Bay on the world heritage site of Dorset’s Jurassic Coast the Seaside Boarding House is a charming beach hotel. With is a fine restaurant a proper bar and views to the sea from each of the eight bedrooms, it is really a hidden gem on the coast.

The Chapel House, Penzance

Chapel House Penzance, a small and charming hotel in Cornwall by the sea. Read the post to discover more stylish and small hotels with interiors charm.
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Moving along the coast to the West, you reach Cornwall and this lovely hotel, which has a long history. The house has now been brought back to life following an extensive two-year redesign and renovation, combining carefully preserved original features with contemporary touches. There are only six bedrooms, an elegant double drawing room with views over the harbour and a large open plan kitchen and eating area.

Albion House, Ramsgate

Albion house, a charming hotel by the seaside in Ramsgate; Read the post to discover more stylish and small hotels with interiors charm.
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This house too has history and it has entertained royalty, politicians, actors and the wealthy. It sits on top of the East Cliff in Ramsgate, Albion House, Ramsgate sits in pride of place on top of the East cliff. There are interconnecting rooms for families.

Trevose Harbor House

Trevose hotel in Cornwall, a fresh and stylish seaside hotel. Read the post to discover more stylish and small hotels with interiors charm.
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Still in Cornwall and in one of the famous villages, St Ives, Trevose Harbour House now knows a second life as a tasteful and charming boutique guesthouse. Six individually designed bedrooms echoing the surf and sky colours of St. Ives Bay await you. Most of the rooms enjoy sweeping views of the harbour.

The Bull Inn, Charlbury

The Bull Inn Charlbury, a pub with delightful room for a stylish country retreat not far from London. It's amazing the amount of charm and services that small hotels can pack in. Those six finds below really show that you don't need to be big to serve guests with a big heart.
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If you can’t afford the supposedly fabulous Soho Farmhouse and you fancy a stylish stay in Oxfordshire, then try the Bull Inn, a recent hip new pub and hotel. It’s owned by an interiors stylist and florist so it looks great!

Have you stayed in some hotels with a very small number of rooms?  Do let me know in the comments.

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