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.

Jump to Historic Hotels in:

Cornwall | Devon | Cumbria (Lake District) | Norfolk | Peak District | Scotland | Wales

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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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Hotel Victoria

Hotel Victoria, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 1DB.

Hotel Victoria is situated in Newquay’s vibrant town centre and is perfect for a seaside break. The hotel boasts two popular restaurants as well as leisure facilities including an indoor swimming pool, gym, spa bath and sauna.

  • 19th Century

Ston Easton Park

Ston Easton Park, Ston Easton, Bath, Somerset, BA3 4DF.

This stunning mansion house hotel is set in a romantic estate that exudes elegance. Some bedrooms feature four-poster beds, and there is a croquet lawn in the gardens. Within easy reach of Bath, Bristol and Shepton Mallet.

  • 18th Century

White Hart Inn

White Hart Inn, Ufford, Cambridgeshire, PE9 3BH.

Serving food produced on its own farm, this traditional stone built 17th century inn offers an attractive mix of original features and modern comforts. Set in the pretty village Ufford, just 5 miles from the picturesque town of Stamford.

  • 17th Century

Great Victoria Hotel

Great Victoria Hotel, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 1JX.

This imposing Victorian building is ideally situated opposite Bradford train station. All of the 70 stylish rooms feature a flat screen TV, and the hotel also boasts two superb restaurants to choose from. Guests also have use of the on-site gym.

  • 19th Century

Haweswater Hotel

Haweswater Hotel, Bampton, Cumbria, CA10 2RP.

Set in acres of woodland at the heart of the Lake District National Park, the Haweswater Hotel offers 21 elegant en-suite rooms, many with lake views. With a friendly bar and lake view terrace, the hotels restaurant features a menu of local produce.

  • 20th Century

Cavendish Hotel

Cavendish Hotel, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4DH.

Set on Eastbourne’s Grand Parade, the Cavendish boasts wonderful views over the English Channel. The hotel’s leisure club includes a spa, fitness centre and a sauna offering a selection of aromatherapy steam rooms. A short walk from the railway station.

  • 19th Century

Danesfield House Hotel & Spa

Danesfield House Hotel, Marlow-on-Thames, Buckinghamshire, SL7 2EY.

Danesfield House Hotel and Spa is set in the Chiltern Hills and offers four star luxury and elegance. Dating back to the 19th century, the hotel boasts acres of lovely gardens and grounds for which to explore and relax in. Michelin starred restaurant.

  • 19th Century

Macdonald Ansty Hall

Ansty Hall, Ansty, nr. Coventry, West Midlands, CV7 9HZ.

Set in 8 acres of beautiful gardens in a small Warwickshire village, Ansty Hall Hotel offers both breathtaking scenery and fine facilities. With 62 spacious rooms and an awarded winning restaurant, it lies just a short drive from Lady Godiva’s Coventry.

  • 17th Century

The Principal Edinburgh

The Principal, 19-21 George Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH2 2PB.

Situated in one of the most prestigious locations in Edinburgh, on the stylish George Street, lies The Principal Edinburgh. This grade II listed hotel was built over 200 years ago and has recently undergone a multi million pound refurbishment, restoring a sense of grandeur to the building.

  • 18th Century

Hardwick Hall Hotel

Hardwick Hall Hotel, Sedgefield, Co. Durham, TS21 2EH.

Hardwick Hall, once a former country seat of the squires of Sedgefield, is now a four star hotel set in 120 acres of parkland. Close to Durham, Darlington and Stockton on Tees. Features a steak restaurant and grill.

  • 16th Century