The top hotels in the UK to take your mum, whether you fancy a trip to Bath or a country spa escape.

© Ragdale Hall Spa
The top hotels in the UK to take your mum, whether you fancy a trip to Bath or a country spa escape.

Being apart from mum was one of the hardest bits about lockdown – we missed spending time with our best friend and enjoying life’s little pleasures together.

Now that hotels have put in extra cleaning measures to protect us and have begun reopening to the public, we can’t think of a better time to plan a relaxing escape at a mother-daughter hotel.

Here are our top picks for hotels that are ideal for mini-breaks with your mum.

Reunite for pampering, dinners and a special Clarins gift at Ragdale Hall Spa, Leicestershire

With its classical Victorian architecture and stunning rooftop infinity pool overlooking the grounds, this country house hotel and spa in Leicestershire has long been a favourite of ours.

One of the most luxurious and relaxing health spas in the country, Ragdale has won a string of awards for its facilities and outstanding service.

a large brick building with a clock on top of a lush green field: Mother daughter hotels

© Ragdale Hall
Mother daughter hotels

Whether you want to be pampered, kick-start your health regime together, or just enjoy each other’s company in the beautiful surroundings, Ragdale Hall’s amazing spa facilities make it the ultimate relaxing break for mums and daughters, with a wide range of treatments to suit everyone.

Exclusively for Good Housekeeping readers, Ragdale is offering 35% off a two-night stay, so you can spoil mum with full use of the spa and facilities, all meals, two 40-minute treatments and a Clarins gift. If she’s a GH reader too then we’re sure she’ll love our additional reader event, where you can stay at the hotel for two nights, enjoying spa treatments and a welcome event.


Treat yourselves to fine food and drinks and soak up the boutique interiors of The Slaughter’s Manor House, Cotswolds

If you and mum love stylish dinners together, and treating yourselves to inventive cocktails, then this one’s for you. The Slaughter’s Manor is a modern boutique hotel with gorgeous features – think pink suede bar chairs, vintage clocks and roll-top baths.

The ritzy cocktail bar and neighbouring billiards room have a classy, cosy atmosphere, so you can finally show off that dress you’ve been waiting to wear all lockdown.

a large green field in front of a house: Best hotels in Cotswolds

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Best hotels in Cotswolds

Or, if you’re more for catching up in the comfort of your plush suite, you can nibble on homemade biscuits in your robes and natter away over a tipple from the decanter of sloe gin placed in each boutique room. Cheers, ladies!

With our exclusive offer, you can save 39% on a two-night stay in a luxurious suite, with a three-course dinner in the restaurant on the first night and a cooked breakfast included each morning. What a treat!


Stroll around the historic Bath Priory, a Georgian manor in a calm suburb for a quiet, atmospheric stay with mum

If your mother loves admiring English country manors and taking life at a slower pace, why not take her to a classically chic hotel? At The Bath Priory, you can stroll the gardens arm in arm and experience a timeless weekend away.

Start the day with the papers, taking tea and homemade biscuits in the cosy drawing room lined with oil paintings. For something more active, play croquet or dip in the pool before taking afternoon tea on the lawn.

a house with trees in front of a brick building: country house hotels

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country house hotels

The award-winning four-acre flower gardens smell heavenly, as does the spa, where you’ll find luxurious L’Occitane products from Provence. The Bath Priory offers a perfect country-style mini-break for those seeking the peace and quiet of a country hotel within walking distance of the city.

With our exclusive offer, you can save up to 30% on a two-night stay in a Premier Deluxe Room, including a three-course dinner on the first night, a full breakfast on both days and a complimentary newspaper each morning.


Enjoy two nights in five-star luxury and get active with mum at the tennis court, pool, gym and spa at Summer Lodge, Dorset

Mum deserves the best, so why not treat her to an active rural retreat in the Dorset countryside? Summer Lodge, in the stunning village of Evershot, has everything you need for a healthy, high-class staycation.

The hotel grows its own produce, which you can sample in its snazzy restaurant – and there’s a whole host of superb facilities to enjoy, including an all-weather tennis court, a pool, a gym and a spa with a wide range of treatments.

a group of people standing on a lush green field: Country house hotels

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Country house hotels

Its rooms, suites and private cottages – some of which include hot tubs – are designed beautifully, with rich fabrics and elegant furnishings. Plus, you’ll find welcoming touches in your room, such as crisp Belgian linen, fresh fruit and home-made shortbread.

You can save up to 35% on a two-night stay, including dinner on one night, breakfast on both days, complimentary hand-made chocolates in your room and a guided tour of Evershot with a local history expert.


Have some quiet time together in a stunning setting at Buckland Manor, Cotswolds

Let’s face it, the past few months have not been easy for you or mum. You both deserve some time to relax and put your feet up.

Thankfully, Buckland Manor is a supremely peaceful environment for a mother-daughter break. This pretty honey-stone property sits in gorgeous grounds at the edge of picturesque Buckland village in the irresistible Cotswolds.

a large brick building with grass in front of a house: Buckland Manor

© Buckland Manor
Buckland Manor

It’s a classic country house hotel with handsome fireplaces, oil paintings and rugs, where you’ll instantly feel like royalty from the moment you step inside. The 10-acre garden is lined with rose beds, and spectacular walks from the doorstep are the perfect way to work up an appetite for the restaurant’s beautifully presented meals.

Take mum for two nights mid-week and save 30%, or at the weekend save 25%, plus you can treat yourselves to a three-course dinner on your first night – with no washing-up to do afterwards.


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