The Pig, Hampshire
As the nights are growing longer and a chill hangs in the air, take your loved one by the hand and bed down in these snug British boltholes, suggested by boutique hotel experts Mr & Mrs Smith.
Style: Super stylish sty
Setting: Wild woodland
The Pig may be more of a piglet (it has only been open since July), but nothing about this smooth operation squeals of inexperience: you'd think it'd been around on the country-house block for years. Everything is fully mature, from the slick service to the lively atmosphere and blossoming walled garden. Carnivores will be as happy as pigs in muck - the restaurant's menu is as meaty as the name would suggest.
Rates: Double rooms from £104, excluding VAT.