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About us

Hand Picked Hotels is a collection of 21 country house heritage properties located throughout the UK and the Channel Islands. The Collection is privately owned and prides itself on offering a quality four star product differentiated by bespoke service from Hand Picked people. 

Our country houses

Many of the hotels are former private residences and have a Grade I, Grade II or Grade II* listing. These country houses, once local economic, political and social powerhouses, were built for pleasure and now offer the opportunity for our guests to experience the grandeur and indulgence of a country house visit. Each property has been sympathetically restored to ensure their architectural splendour and authenticity has been maintained while at the same time updating the facilities to ensure modern and stylish interiors. Seiont Manor, L’Horizon, Grand Jersey and St Pierre Park are more modern buildings. 

Our grounds

All hotels are located in private grounds and offer free off street parking. Most hotels are set in over 20 acres, with highlights including Buxted Park in East Sussex set in 312 acres of parkland, Norton House on the fringe of Edinburgh in 55 acres and L’Horizon being situated on the picturesque sandy beach of St. Brelade’s Bay.

Our health clubs and spas

Ten of our properties have spas and health clubs. Our spas offer a variety of treatments and make the perfect venue for a pamper weekend or day spa visit.  Facilities available include single and double treatment rooms, indoor pools, sauna and steam rooms, rasul mud chambers and fully equipped gyms. For a full breakdown of spa and health club facilities by location please visit the Spa and Health section.

Our Hand Picked service 

Our Hand Picked teams offer attentive, charming and natural service to allow our guests to feel indulged, at home, captivated and inspired during and after their stay.

Our Rosette dining 

Nineteen of our hotel fine dining restaurants hold a minimum of 2 AA Rosettes, with Norton House Hotel & Spa and Grand Jersey Hotel & Spa holding 3. Grand Jersey’s Tassili Restaurant holds one Michelin Star. Our dining can be described as modern British, with local produce and dishes typical to the area in question. To accompany the food offering, our wine list consists of over 100 wines to suit a wide variety of tastes and budgets. We also offer afternoon tea and elevenses which are a great indulgent option whatever the occasion.

Our function and meeting rooms

Each property offers a selection of function rooms, providing a choice of room types and characteristics suitable for weddings, meetings, events, training, conferences or special occasions.  Many rooms are located within the main house and offer original features such as fireplaces, chandeliers and large windows to ensure a memorable setting. All hotels offer free WiFi.

Our awards

Hand Picked Hotels strives to be the leading UK collection of 4-star country house hotels and was successfully awarded the prestigious title of AA Hotel Group of The Year 2004-2005 and 2012-13. In addition to this accolade, ten of our properties have red stars, the AA’s supreme accolade as one of the best hotels in the British Isles, offering excellent levels of quality throughout, outstanding levels of hospitality and service.

Our welcome

We hope to welcome you, or welcome you back, to one of our hotels soon.