The UK’s Best Hotels for a Summer Road Trip

Another Place The Lake District

It’s Time for an Adventure Closer to Home

With the sun starting to shine again, we have summer road trips on our mind. The UK has some insane destinations which can be explored by road, so here is a list of our favourite hotels to help you plan an epic summer road trip. Car keys at the ready…


  1. Another Place
  2. Thyme
  3. Kinloch Lodge
  4. The Artist Residence
  5. Hotel Endsleigh

Read on to find out why each of these are the perfect road trip destinations.

Another Place

1. Another Place

Where: The Lake District

Why go: When it comes to scenic routes and gorgeous views, the Lake District can’t be dismissed. Picturesque roads take you through the gorgeous lakeside villages of Ambleside and Grasmere, to Windermere National Park, home to the largest lake in the UK and some truly epic views.

Another Place is a nemo favourite in the Lake District. It can be found on the shores of Ullswater, and boasts uninterrupting, panoramic views over the enchanting lake. Another Place is the ideal place for walking, running and kayaking around the captivating scenery in the Lake District and then relaxing and recuperating in the spa afterwards…

nemo Tip: For the bravest of travellers, we recommend some wild swimming!

Thyme in the Cotswolds

2. Thyme

Where: The Cotswolds

Why go: A road trip along the winding country lanes, village hopping through parts of the Cotswolds is quite possibly one of the most quintessentially English trips there is!

Thyme is a country-chic hotel renowned for being a village within a village. Their passion for the land, food and entertainment merges with a love of local heritage, beauty and conservation – making it the perfect Cotswold destination and one of our favourite UK hotels.

nemo Tip: Take a lesson in the cookery school, educating guests about everything from planting to eating!

Kinloch Lodge in Scotland

3. Kinloch Lodge

Where: The Isle of Skye, Scotland

Why go: You can’t talk about UK road trips without mentioning Scotland. The route from Ben Nevis to the Isle of Skye is one of the most talked about routes in the UK, weaving through 74km of beautiful lochs and mountains, which all have historic stories of their own.

Kinloch Lodge is the perfect landing spot following a long drive, and the roaring fires and welcoming armchairs make the hotel a cosy and inviting place to relax. The lodge’s breath-taking views over the glassy Loch De Nal, and incredible walking routes make for an awesome trip!

nemo Tip: On the journey, stop off to see the Glenfinnan Viaduct – you might recognise it from the Harry Potter movies!

Artist Residence Penzance

4. The Artist Residence

Where: Penzance

Why go: The Atlantic Coast is a 275km road which is all about big views. Stretching all the way from Bath to Falmouth, the road is sandwiched between barley fields and beach breaks. We recommend stopping off at Exmoor National Park for a hike across the moors!

The Artist residence is perfectly situated near the southernmost point of the Atlantic Coastal route. It’s eccentric design gives the hotel a trendy and unique, seaside charm. The friendly, easy going atmosphere makes for a relaxing stay, a real home-from-home where the cocktails pack a punch.

nemo Tip: The clubhouse is an ultimate hangout with a smokehouse and bar and is perfect for food and drink throughout the day.

Endsleigh, Dartmoor

5. Hotel Endsleigh

Where: Dartmoor

Why go: Driving on Dartmoor has a bit of everything: epic 360 degree views; maze-like, winding roads; dense woodlands; prehistoric villages, and perhaps most importantly; cost pubs. You should also expect to find sheep, cows and horses on the road – so watch out!

Hotel Endsleigh is perhaps one of nemo’s prettiest hotels. Built in 1812, this fairytale estate located in the World Heritage site on the Tamar Valley oozes with rural charm. Each of the 19 classically English bedrooms are stylish and unfussy. Head to the boot room to pick up some Hunter wellies for a country walk.

nemo Tip: Take a book and enjoy a quiet afternoon in the gardens.

Stay at Hotel Endsleigh


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Whether it’s a road trip you’re planning, a weekend getaway, or a summer staycation, we are here to help in any way we can. Get in touch and we’ll help you  to explore your options and get planning!