Peek behind the golden drapes of this family-owned hotel for a lesson in luxury. Exotic wallpaper sets the scene in the lobby, with its depictions of paradisiacal worlds and heraldic unicorns and lions. Beyond that, the private plant-filled garden is the perfect place for a quiet stroll, and the cosy fireplaces help ward off the winter chill. Meanwhile, rooms are sumptuously furnished with plush mustard-velvet cushions, fringed curtains and marble bathrooms lined with deluxe Asprey toiletries. The Michelin-star Dining Room keeps things very British with delectable national dishes sourced from around the country; tuck into its signature eggs drumkilbo.