Historic Hotels

Welcome to our selection of country houses and historic hotels across the UK. All the hotels listed are in heritage buildings, some are located deep in the countryside, some in in our historic towns and cities such as London, Bath and Manchester.

Whether you are looking for a sleepy manor house hotel to relax in, a spa break in a listed heritage hotel, or an action-packed weekend break offering all types of sports and activities – golf, shooting, fishing – you will find something here for you.

Simply scroll down to browse our selection of country house hotels. Alternatively, you can use the search box above to search by town, city or county.

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The Great House Hotel

The Great House Hotel, Lavenham, Suffolk, CO10 9QZ.

Built in the 14th and 15th centuries, The Great House had its imposing Georgian façade added in the 18th century to keep up with the times. Nowadays, The Great House is one of the finest small boutique hotels in Britain with a renowned restaurant.

  • 14th Century

Littlecote House Hotel

Littlecote House, Hungerford, Berkshire, RG17 OSU.

Dreamily beautiful historic Littlecote House has hosted both King Charles II and Queen Elizabeth I. Perfect for a romantic break for two as no children are allowed!

  • 13th Century

Rubens at the Palace

Rubens at the Palace, Westminster, London, SW1W 0PS.

Rubens at the Palace is a four star hotel situated opposite Buckingham Palace. Time your visit appropriately to watch – from the hotel’s lounge – the royal horses coming out of the Royal Mews.

  • 18th Century

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Two Brewers Hotel

Two Brewers Hotel, Kings Langley, Hertfordshire. WD4 9BS.

The quintessential country pub set across from the village green, the Two Brewers exudes character and charm. Dating back to the 18th century, this countryside retreat offers 20 en suite bedrooms and a renowned restaurant.

  • 18th Century

Feathers Inn

Feathers Inn, Wadesmill, Hertfordshire. SG12 0TN.

Set on England’s first turnpike (toll road), this well preserved 17th century coaching inn carefully blends original features with modern facilities. The charming restaurant serves a delicious old English menu to compliment the fine wines and real ales.

  • 17th Century

Laura Ashley The Manor Elstree

The Manor Elstree, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire. WD6 3RE.

With a history dating back to 1540, this Tudor-style country house hotel is located just 20 minutes by rail from London. The beautifully restored interior including the rooms, suites, bar and fine dining restaurant are all furnished by Laura Ashley.

  • 16th Century

Manor Of Groves Hotel

Manor Of Groves Hotel, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire

This beautifully restored Georgian manor house hotel has at its heart a history dating back to much early times. The modern 21st century leisure facilities include a wellness centre, golf course and leisure centre, complete with swimming pool, hot tub, gym and solarium.

  • 19th Century

Shendish Manor Hotel

Shendish Manor Hotel, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. HP3 0AA.

Blending Victorian splendour with modern design Shendish Manor Hotel and Golf Course is set on several hundred acres of parkland and gardens. Featuring 70 stylish, air conditioned bedrooms, the delightful Orangery Restaurant serves a European menu.

  • 19th Century

Bedford Arms Hotel

Bedford Arms Hotel, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire. WD3 6EQ.

Once owned by the Duke of Bedford, the attractive Elizabethan-style hotel building dates from mid-19th century. Recently refurbished to complement the era, it offers 18 superbly furnished en suite rooms and a beautiful oak-panelled restaurant.

  • 19th Century

Down Hall Hotel & Spa

Down Hall Hotel, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire. CM22 7AS.

Set on the Hertfordshire / Essex border, this Georgian country house hotel stands within 110 acres of parkland and formal gardens. Each of the hotel’s bedrooms has been individually styled, blending elegance with history. The modern restaurant serves an international menu.

  • 18th Century

Fanhams Hall

Fanhams Hall, Ware, Hertfordshire. SG12 7PZ

Set in stunning grounds, this 18th century Queen Anne style manor was once the home of Sir Henry Page-Croft, Winston Churchill’s Under-Secretary of State for War. Carefully renovated, Fanhams Hall now offers 77 crisply decorated, contemporary bedrooms.

  • 18th Century

Sopwell House Hotel

Sopwell House Hotel, Saint Albans, Hertfordshire. AL1 2HQ

Once home to the young Louis Mountbatten, the last Viceroy of India, this Georgian country house has been carefully transformed into a luxury hotel, offering spacious and elegantly decorated rooms. Leisure facilities include a beautiful swimming pool and fitness suite.

  • 18th Century

The Grove

The Grove, Chandler's Cross, Hertfordshire. WD3 4TG

This former seat of the Earls of Clarendon has been sympathetically renovated and transformed into a truly luxurious hotel, complete with an award-winning spa, an 18 hole golf course and two pools. Set in several hundred acres of parkland, a short drive from Heathrow.

  • 18th Century