At Coast & Country Hotels, we believe a hotel stay should be more than just time away. It should be a memorable experience that stays with you long after you leave.
Historically popular as coach tour destinations for Shearings Holidays, today Coast & Country Hotels also provide the perfect backdrop to elegant weddings, highly productive meetings and of course, wonderful holiday getaways.
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Iconic local landmarks steeped in rich history, with superb positions in some of Britain’s most popular destinations.
Together, they form a charming collection yet are as individual as the guests who stay with us. Among them a restored mansion house, Duchess’s villa, Scottish Hydro and nineteenth century home farm, each with its own story to tell.
We have always taken pride in focusing on the finer detail to ensure we consistently deliver hotel experiences that exceed expectations.
Today, outstanding service and great value remain at the heart of everything we do and we are proud to have the awards to prove it.
Facilities include the following, at selected hotels:
Before, during and after your stay, our team of enthusiastic and talented individuals are on hand to take care of you.
From passionate reservation staff to dedicated chambermaids, inspired chefs to knowledgeable receptionists, these people make us who we are – vibrant and atmospheric hotels with welcoming classic values.
So many guests, young and young at heart, return to Coast & Country Hotels time and time again. We hope to welcome you soon, be it your first visit or a familiar return.
England is a country of contrast, with big cities and stretching countryside spaces. There are lovely golden beaches, pretty parks and woodlands just a short drive from museums, historic houses and modern entertainment venues, and there are relaxing spas just moments from lively nightclubs and bars.
England has traditional pubs where you’ll be greeted by friendly faces, and romantic restaurants where the emphasis is on a luxury dining experience. You can grab a tray of fish and chips from a coastal resort, or treat yourself to afternoon tea in Yorkshire. The hills of Cumbria are home to sheep, deer and a variety of birds, whilst seals and dolphins live in the waters of Northumberland.
National Trust properties are amongst the most popular English attractions, and are dotted throughout the country. National Trust membership entitles you to visit places ranging from Sissinghurst Castle to the Farne Islands and from Hill Top, the home of Beatrix Potter, to the Big Brother House, for a set annual or lifetime fee. Meanwhile, there are a whole host of independent attractions to explore and enjoy.
Learn about England’s rich and interesting history, and follow in the footsteps of greats like Shakespeare, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Charles Dickens, William Wordsworth and members of the Royal Family. Enjoy boat rides, hot air balloon rides and rides aboard steam trains that rush through mile after mile of English countryside.
For domestic travellers and overseas visitors, English hotels have a wealth to offer from comfortable rooms to leisure facilities that include bars, swimming pools, gyms and their own landscaped gardens. No matter where you stay, or how long you’ve got, you’ll find that a break by the coast or a stay in the country can be nothing short of perfect.
A place of wonder and adventure, Scotland has more than enough to fill even the longest of holidays. It’s a place where culture and natural beauty can be enjoyed everywhere, from the rolling hills of the Highlands to cities including Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Perth. Street performers stand outside shops in busier cities, greeting the tourists with their bagpipe music and Scottish dances, whilst the spectacular snow-capped Cairngorms feel like an altogether different country with reindeer, sled rides and lovely little log cabins.
Scotland is home to the Galloway Forest Park – a magical outdoor space where you can lie back after the sun’s gone down and watch the Milky Way. It’s a place where you can enjoy a different golf course every day of the week, without straying far from your accommodation, and where there are rugged countryside landscapes and golden beaches that look out over azure and crystal waters. You’ll find that Scotland is a place or romance and wonder, with a rich history and heritage that is almost impossible to escape.
Let the kids brandish their imaginary swords, and re-enact the lives of Scotland’s knights of old in any of the country’s many castles. Let them search for fossils along the cliffs, or try to explain the mysterious illusions at Edinburgh’s Camera Obscura. Take your loved one for a sunset stroll by the beach, a picnic in the countryside or a boat ride on one of the many peaceful lochs. Go as a family to Loch Ness, and search for the elusive Loch Ness Monster, or find a much wider range of creatures at the Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park.
See in the New Year on a Scotland Hogmanay break, where you’re likely to find that the party atmosphere makes it your best New Year ever. Watch a torchlight procession, look into the flames of a bonfire or make your way into a loud and lively local pub for a rendition of Auld Lang Syne as the clock strikes midnight. The people of Scotland really know how to celebrate, and other annual festivals include the Edinburgh Festival, the Wickerman Festival and the Highland Games.
Scottish food specialities include Edinburgh rock, Scottish shortbread and haggis with neeps and tatties. On your visit, don’t forget to try authentic Scottish meals at your hotel restaurant or out and about on your travels.
Whatever you want from your short break or holiday, you’re sure to find it in Wales. There are little mining villages, towering mountains with some of the world’s best walking trails and cities where you’ll find theatres, entertainment venues and all sorts of tourist attractions. Wales is home to more than 500 dramatic castles, and to secluded sandy beaches as well as those lovely seaside resorts that offer a nostalgic reminder of childhood holidays and have changed very little for almost 200 years.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re visiting for a weekend getaway, a memorable honeymoon or a family holiday, you’ll find that there are so many things to do. You’ll want to fill dozens of photo albums with pictures of the breathtakingly beautiful scenes that you see on your travels, and you’ll have so many stories to tell. Kids can feel like real adventurers, and lovers can lie on the beach as the sun sets and the stars light up the sky.
The city of Cardiff is a shopper’s paradise, and also offers excellent nightlife and some of the UK’s best theatres and entertainment venues. Big names perform at the Motorpoint Arena, and Cardiff Castle often doubles up as a venue for open-air concerts.
Sci-fi fans will be able to visit the Doctor Who Experience. The show, like its spin-off Torchwood, has been filmed in and around the Cardiff area for years. The Doctor Who Experience is an interactive attraction where you can fly the TARDIS, fight the Doctor’s enemies and see costumes and props that have been used in the TV show.
Book a city break, a visit to the country or a holiday by the coast. Enjoy the colours of the National Botanic Garden of Wales, or take a look at the tigers at the Welsh Mountain Zoo. Climb Snowdon, or enjoy a ride to the top on the Snowdon Mountain Railway. Treat yourself to a spa day, or tour the wonderful and mysterious locations used in films and TV shows including the Harry Potter movies, BBC’s Merlin, the Bond movie Die Another Day and the comedy TV series Gavin and Stacey.
Each morning, wake to a new day of endless possibilities and fill your day with anything from white-water rafting to a tour of a Welsh mine, a walk through a show cave or voyage through King Arthur’s Labyrinth.