Best Country House Hotels – 2019 Platinum List Nominees

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These majestic properties offer guests refined luxury in breathtaking settings, combing exquisite dining, unique recreational opportunities and unparalleled history. Help us determine the best in luxury travel for the 2019 Celebrated Living Platinum List Awards. Your vote will help select the top properties. Voting ends June 30. Read about the winners in our Platinum List Awards issue, on planes September 1.

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Ballyfin

Ballyfin, Ireland

Set on 614 acres in the center of Ireland, this fully restored 19th-century Regency mansion features only 20 guest rooms. Magnificent gardens, a lake and ancient woods surround the house, and formal reception spaces recreate the elegance of a bygone era.

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The Fife Arms

Braemar, Scotland

This landmark hotel, a haven for travelers since the 19th century, offers a variety of luxe accommodations celebrating Scottish history, from royal suites to croft rooms. International gallerists Iwan and Manuela Wirth oversee the resort’s elevated art program.

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Hacienda AltaGracia

Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Nestled in the mountains of Costa Rica, this beautiful property features suites with expansive terraces as well as freestanding casitas. Activities include private wildlife tours, horseback riding, rain-forest expeditions and visits to indigenous tribal villages.

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Heckfield Place

Hampshire, England

This Georgian estate, situated on 400 acres in Hampshire, is surrounded by ancient heather, gardens and meadows. Rooms feature bespoke English oak furniture and handwoven mats, and an on-site farm offers seasonal produce used in the property’s chef-driven restaurants. 

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Rumene Manor

Kandava, Latvia

Connected to a formal park with a lake and heart-shaped island, this neo-Gothic 19th-century estate offers guest accommodations in the main house, stable and garden house, as well as tradtional treatments in an authentic Latvian bathhouse.

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