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 White Hart

The White Hart, Stockbridge, Hampshire, SO20 6HF.

Set within the pretty village of Stockbridge, this former 15th century coaching Inn has been converted to provide modern, comfortable accommodation with character and many period features. The restaurant enjoys a reputation for good home-cooked food.

  • 15th Century

Chilworth Manor Hotel

Chilworth Manor, Chilworth, Southampton, Hampshire, SO16 7PT.

Within a few minutes drive from both the M3 and M27, this impressive manor house is set within 12 acres of lovely landscaped gardens. A recently opened health club features an indoor swimming pool. Within easy reach of Southampton.

  • 11th Century

Ellenborough Park

Ellenborough Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 3NJ.

Set in stunning grounds on the original Cheltenham racecourse estate, this authentic period property has been carefully restored to provide the very best in accommodation with first class service. Ellenborough Park also features an Indian-themed spa.

  • 16th Century

Ramside Hall Hotel

Ramside Hall Hotel, Carrville, Durham, Co, Durham, DH1 1TD.

Set in a grand historical building and surrounded by a magnificent 220-acre estate, Ramsdie Hall features a 27-hole golf course and two restaurants. Most of the luxury bedrooms enjoy scenic views, and all have elegant decor with modern bathrooms.

  • 18th Century

Tynemouth Grand Hotel

Grand Hotel, Tynemouth, Tyne and Wear, NE30 4ER.

Originally built as a summer residence for the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland, The Grand Hotel has long been an impressive landmark in the historic seaside town of Tynemouth. With 45 luxurious en suite rooms, some with four poster and spa baths.

  • 19th Century

Rothay Garden Hotel & Riverside Spa

Rothay Garden Hotel, Grasmere, Cumbria, LA22 9RJ.

Described as “Heaven on Earth” by the Yorkshire Post, Rothay Garden has recently gone through a £3M redevelopment. With two acres of gardens, a 2 AA rosette restaurant and riverside spa, Rothay Garden is perfect for a short break in the Lake District.

  • 19th Century

Rudding Park Hotel

Rudding Park Hotel, Follifoot, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 1JH.

Rudding Park Hotel is located only 3 miles from Harrogate but feels like a world away with it’s spa, private cinema and lovely parkland. For golfers there is also a floodlit driving range, 18 hole course and putting greens.

  • 18th Century

Inveraray Inn

Inveraray Inn, Inveraray, Argyll, PA32 8XB.

Few hotels in the Western Highlands have such long and distinguished history as the Inveraray Inn. Designed in 1750 by the famous builder John Adam, the Inveraray Inn sits on the banks of Loch Fyne, just a short stroll from Inveraray Castle.

  • 18th Century

Knipoch Hotel

Knipoch Hotel, By Oban, Argyll.

A privately owned, luxury four star country house hotel, historic Knipoch nestles beside Loch Feochan just six miles from Oban. There is an emphasis on good food and drink, and all rooms are en-suite with lovely views.

  • 15th Century

Royal Berkshire

Royal Berkshire Hotel, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 0PP.

Dating back to 1705, the Royal Berkshire is a four star deluxe hotel set in over 10 acres of gardens. It boasts an indoor pool, tennis courts, sauna, as well as a restaurant serving delicious food. Close to the M3 and M25 motorways.

  • 18th Century