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 Bear of Rodborough Hotel

The Bear of Rodborough, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 5DE.

Originally built as a 17th century ale house, the hotel now boasts unique en-suite accommodation and an award-winning restaurant, as well as 3 bars. Set within hundreds of acres of NT parkland with views over Stroud, the Bear is ideal for country walks.

  • 17th Century

Balbirnie House Hotel

Balbirnie House Hotel, Glenrothes, Fife, KY7 6NE.

The award-winning Balbirnie House is a listed Georgian mansion dating from around 1777. Set within a 400 acre park, it now offers good food, beautiful grounds, 34 fine bedrooms, and an 18-hole golf course, all just an hour’s drive from Edinburgh.

  • 18th Century

Quy Mill Hotel & Spa

Quy Mill, Stow-Cum-Quy, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB25 9AF.

This wonderfully secluded, grade II listed former watermill now offers 51 en suite rooms, some with four poster beds and spa baths. First mentioned in the Domesday Book.of 1086, today guests can enjoy award winning dining from the 2 AA Rosette kitchen.

  • 11th Century

The Old Quay House Hotel

The Old Quay House Hotel, Fowey, Cornwall, PL23 1AQ.

From its waterside terrace, this award winning luxury hotel overlooks the stunning waterfront at picturesque Fowey. Serving river oysters, pan-fried scallops and fine wines, you can watch the days catch being landed from the hotel’s restaurant.

  • 19th Century

The Cathedral Hotel

The Cathedral Hotel, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 2AJ.

Offering contemporary style and comfort within the heart of historic Salisbury, this city centre hotel dates from the 1700’s. Just a short stroll from the famous St Mary’s Cathedral, a range of traditional English fayre food is served all day.

  • 18th Century

Crown and Castle

Crown and Castle, Orford, Suffolk, IP12 2LJ.

Just metres away from the magnificent 12th century Orford Castle, the Crown and Castle offers 21 elegant bedrooms and an award winning bistro. Set in the pretty village of Orford, on the beautiful Suffolk coast, convenient for the Sutton Hoo exhibition.

  • 16th Century

Angel Hotel

Angel Hotel, Cardiff, Glamorgan, CF10 1SZ.

Set in the heart of the city, between Cardiff Castle and the Principality Stadium, this iconic Victorian landmark building offers modern air-conditioned bedrooms, an elegant restaurant and bar. The stylish restaurant ensures a fine dining experience.

  • 19th Century

The Hambrough

The Hambrough, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38 1SQ.

Set above Ventnor Harbour, the Hamborough offers seven boutique-style bedrooms, and fine dining overlooking the bay in an award-winning restaurant. The custom-designed rooms all feature satellite TV, espresso machine, with under-floor heated bathrooms.

  • 19th Century

Metropole Hotel

Metropole Hotel, Padstow, Cornwall, PL28 8DB.

Work on the Metropole was started in 1900 and the hotel opened its doors in 1904. Today it is a four star hotel overlooking Padstow harbour and with a popular restaurant. Boasts landscaped gardens for guests to enjoy.

  • 20th Century

Stanley House Hotel

Stanley House, Mellor, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 7NP.

Set in 54 acres of glorious Ribble Valley countryside, this 17th century manor house has been lovingly converted and now offers 30 first-class bedrooms, a stylish restaurant and a world-class spa. Just a short drive from Blackburn and motorway links.

  • 17th Century