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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The Carlyon Bay Hotel

The Carlyon Bay Hotel, St Austell, Cornwall, PL25 3RD.

Just a few yards from Cornwall’s sandy beaches, the Carlyon Hotel features four-star accommodation, as well as a luxury spa, an award-winning restaurant and an 18-hole golf course. Set high on the rugged cliffs of St Austell Bay with stunning sea views.

  • 20th Century

Ettington Park

Ettington Park, Alderminster, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 8BU.

Ettington Park has been in the Shirley family since before the Norman Conquest. It is now a luxury hotel decorated with exquisite antiques, fine paintings and lots of original features. Rated by the AA as 4 red stars. The restaurant is also award winning.

  • 17th Century

The Royal Crescent

Royal Crescent, Bath, Somerset, BA1 2LS.

Perfect for a romantic city break, the 5-star Royal Crescent boasts a fantastic indoor relaxation pool, plunge tubs, a gym and sauna. With fine dining served in its 3 AA Rosette restaurant, the picturesque gardens offer an al-fresco option in the summer.

  • 18th Century

Ye Olde Bell Hotel

Ye Olde Bell Hotel, Barnby Moor, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 8QS.

Boasting good access to the motorway, road and rail networks, this 17th century coaching inn blends traditional period features with modern comforts. The bistro serves international cuisine, with a classic British menu available in the restaurant.

  • 17th Century

Holme Lacy House

Holme Lacy House, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR2 6LP.

This glorious Grade I listed mansion nestles in the Wye Valley just 20 minutes from Ross-on-Wye and close to Hereford. There is a choice of three restaurants to dine in, one of which boasts two AA rosettes.

  • 17th Century

Hollin Hall Country House Hotel

Hollin Hall Country House Hotel, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 5BG.

Nestled in the Serene Valley this grand Victorian building sits on the edge of the Peak District. With 58 distinctive and individually designed bedrooms, this charming 3-star hotel is full of modern amenities, including free WiFi and 24 hour room service.

  • 19th Century

De Vere Oxford Thames

Oxford Four Pillars Hotel, Sandford-on-Thames, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4 4GX.

This luxury four star hotel has sections dating back to medieval times and is set in 30 acres of beautiful parkland leading down to the River Thames. Features use of swimming pool, spa bath, sauna and steam room.

  • 12th Century

Trenython Manor Hotel & Spa

Trenython Manor Hotel, Par, Cornwall, PL24 2TS.

This elegant Victorian manor house now features traditionally furnished en-suite rooms, an à la carte restaurant and a spa offering personalised body treatments. Set in 24 acres of grounds, there is also an indoor swimming pool and sauna to enjoy.

  • 19th Century

Wyck Hill House Hotel & Spa

Wyck Hill House Hotel, Stow on the Wold, Gloucestershire, GL54 1HY.

This recently refurbished 18th Century Country Manor House is set high on Cotswold Escarpment with stunning views over the Windrush Valley. The hotel boasts a spa, an award winning restaurant and free Wifi.

  • 18th Century

Buckingham Villiers Hotel

Buckingham Villiers Hotel, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, MK18 1BS.

Just ten minutes from Silverstone racecourse, the Buckingham Villiers features a 2 AA Rosette-awarded restaurant that serves a fine seasonal English menu. With 46 spacious en-suite rooms, the hotel lies in the heart of the market town of Buckingham.

  • 17th Century