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Welcome to Hand Picked Hotels blog site bringing the latest news from the across our estate of 20 country house hotels.

Hand Picked Hotels, created by former lawyer turned hotelier Julia Hands, is the leading collection of country house hotels - built for pleasure and continuing a centuries-old tradition of offering guests an indulgent yet attainable country house visit, with a contemporary twist.

Latest from our blog

  • A Georgian Celebration

    A Georgian Celebration

    Julia Hands

    2014 heralds the 300th anniversary of the beginning of the most celebrated period in architecture following the accession to the throne of George I. The Georgian era spanned over 100 years to 1830 and influenced the design and building of many grand country houses.
  • New Year, New You!

    New Year, New You!

    Julia Hands

    The first months of the New Year make us all think about a fresh start and doing things differently. January and February are always a busy time in our spas and health clubs, with people looking to improve fitness and make time for relaxation.