UK - Aldourie Castle

Stay in a castle and bring your childhood fantasies to life at one of Scotland’s finest exclusive use properties. Perched on the banks of Loch Ness, Aldourie Castle has been lovingly and skilfully resorted to resemble its Victorian hey-dey. 

UK - Aberdeenshire

No other country in the UK & Ireland is quite so beautiful to journey across as Scotland. Whether you’re travelling by train or by car, make sure to take in some majestic natural landscapes.

UK Corinthia Hotel London Nightime Terrace

We might be biased, but no city comes alive at night quite like London, and few terraces beat this one - the Corinthia's Penthouse Suite. Bridges flicker into life, the Thames glows with reflections from all sides, Canary Wharf never sleeps and signature sites, such as the London Eye, Houses of Parliament, the Shard and St Paul’s Cathedral are sensationally lit all night long.

UK - Prince's Lodge

One of the smartest hotels in town, The Connaught in Mayfair is the perfect pied-a-terre while in London. 

UK Ballyfin Ireland

One of Ireland’s finest country house hotels, Ballyfin is Ampersand’s favourite hotel in Ireland outside of Dublin. Exquisitely redone to capture the splendour of its Regency beginnings, Ballyfin boasts just 15 rooms & suites over 600 acres of idyllic countryside. 

UK - Boundary Rooftop

One of London’s most popular spots as soon as the sun comes out, Boundary Rooftop in Shoreditch, open for lunch, dinner, drinks and general relaxation, is one of the trendiest hangouts in town. 

Lucknam Park, Bath, UK, Top Tens
UK - Corinthia Suite Terrace

Corinthia’s seven Penthouse Suites are some of the finest, and largest, in London. All boast sensational views, but come with a different selection of luxurious extras from private spas. Large open terraces, cocktail cabinets and nearly everything else you can think of.

UK - Claridge's Lobby

One of London’s finest hotels, this art deco splendour is loved by both royalty and rock stars. 

UK - Belgraves Room

Shop to your heart’s content or sample some of the capital’s best restaurants from your base at Belgraves, one of London’s trendiest boutique hotels.

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Loch Ness , Scotland
Le Manoir Kids Oxford UK Top Tens
Lime Wood, New Forest, UK, Top Tens
Gilpin Lodge, Lake District, UK, Top Tens
Aldourie Castle, Loch Ness, UK, Top Tens
Connaught, London, UK, Top Tens
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Ampersand Favourites

To help familiarise you with the Ampersand style, our team of specialists have cherry-picked our favourite properties, which have our utmost seal of approval. Of course, nothing features in our portfolio that we don’t rate exceptionally, but these hotels are particularly special to us. We love them for different reasons and they vary hugely – from grand castles to slick city hotels to cosy boutique boltholes; what unifies them is we absolutely adore them!

Lower Slaughter Manor ,
The Cotswolds

Lower Slaughter Manor Cotwolds UK 5

Located in the picturesque Gloucestershire village of Lower Slaughter, this country house hotel is a wonderful base for exploring the...

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The Royal Crescent Hotel ,

UK - Royal Crescent  Daffodills

Classically beautiful both inside and out, the Royal Crescent hotel is housed in two Grade I listed townhouses at the...

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Coworth Park, A Dorchester Collection Hotel ,

UK - Coworth Park (1)

Part of the luxurious Dorchester Collection, Coworth Park opened in 2010 and is already an beautifully established country retreat. Located...

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Ballyfin ,
County Laois

Ballyfin County Laois UK 3

Frequently toasted as the grandest hotel in Ireland, and a firm Ampersand favourite, Ballyfin is just 80 minutes’ drive from...

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The Merrion Hotel ,

The Merrion Dublin UK Ireland 4

One of the finest hotels in Dublin, The Merrion is a timeless hotel that attracts Ireland's smartest crowd.  Made up...

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Aldourie Castle ,
Loch Ness

UK - Aldourie Castle

Straight out of a fairy tale, the beautiful Grade A listed Aldourie Castle is located directly on the scenic banks...

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The Hari ,

Belgraves London UK 5

Bohemian Brooklyn meets slick Sloane Square, The Hari, is one of London's best boutique hotels. Located just minutes from Sloane...

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Blakes ,

Blakes, (Corfu Suite), London, UK

Discreetly tucked-away behind its chic black Victorian townhouse exterior near South Kensington, Blakes, which can boast being the world's first...

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Claridge's ,

Claridges London UK 2

An elegant grand-dame of the London hotel scene, Claridge's is an iconic hotel that manages to maintain strong links with...

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Corinthia Hotel ,

UK - The Lobby Lounge Corinthia Hotel London

So discreet that you can almost miss it, but magnificent once you enter, the Corinthia Hotel is one of the...

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Brown's Hotel, A Rocco Forte Hotel ,

UK - Brown's Hotel

As London's longest running hotel, Brown's is an institution. It has been a mainstay on Mayfair’s Albemarle Street since 1837...

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The Connaught ,

The Connaught London UK 1

Still buzzing from its £70 million 2007 refurbishment, The Connaught is a firm Ampersand favourite. Opened in 1815 as The...

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Lime Wood ,
New Forest


A beautifully converted Regency manor house situated in the New Forest National Park, Lime Wood is one of Britain's finest...

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Ashford Castle ,

Ashford Castle Cong Ireland Ampersand Travel 2

It is hard not to be impressed by this romantic and sprawling castle, located on the scenic banks of Loch...

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