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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Woburn Hotel

Woburn Hotel, Woburn, Bedfordshire, MK17 9PX.

With easy access to the M1, this charming 18th century country house is peacefully set in picturesque Woburn village. Part of the Duke of Bedford’s Estate, the hotel offers well furnished en-suite rooms and an excellent 2 AA rosette restaurant.

  • 18th Century

Norwood Hall Hotel

Norwood Hall Hotel, Cults, Grampian, Scotland, AB15 9FX.

This 18th century listed mansion house is set in acres of lovely grounds, yet is also within the heart of Aberdeen. There is an AA rosette restaurant, and the rooms in the hotel are all elegantly furnished.

  • 19th Century

Castle Inn Hotel

Castle Inn, Bassenthwaite, Cumbria, CA12 4RG.

A former 16th century coaching inn, the Castle Inn now offers bright and airy en-suite rooms, complete with free Wi-Fi. Enjoying views over Bassenthwaite Lake, the hotel’s extensive leisure facilities include a spa pool, sauna and tennis courts.

  • 18th Century

Pelham House

Pelham House, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1UW.

This beautiful listed townhouse dates from the 16th century and now offers award winning accommodation in the heart of historic Lewes. The 32 en-suite rooms are decorated in a contemporary style, whilst retaining many original features.

  • 16th Century

Woodlands Hotel

Woodlands Hotel, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS27 7LY.

Set in stunning landscaped grounds close to Leeds city centre, this luxury hotel offers 23 boutique style bedrooms and an award winning restaurant. Originally built for a local mill owner in 1871, the hotel has been lovingly restored to its former glory.

  • 19th Century

Great Western

Great Western, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 2NE.

Set on a chalky cliff just metres from the sandy Fistral Beach, this three-star hotel features an impressive cliff-top terrace and bright, spacious en-suite bedrooms. With views over the Atlantic Ocean, the restaurant serves a full international menu.

  • 19th Century

Best Western Queens Hotel

Best Western Queens Hotel, Oban, Argyll, PA34 5AG.

The four star Best Western Queens Hotel has recently undergone a complete refurbishment and most rooms now feature jacuzzi baths. The hotel’s restaurant serves the best local produce.

  • 19th Century

Whitworth Hall Hotel

Whitworth Hall Hotel, Spennymoor, Co. Durham, DL16 7QX.

Standing in 73 acres of deer park with an ornamental lake and historical gardens, Whitworth Hall offers an experience to remember. The former home of ‘Bonny Bobby Shafto’, the hotel is located south of the historic city of Durham, close to the A1.

  • 18th Century

St Olaves Hotel

St Olaves Hotel, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3AZ.

This small, intimate hotel lies in the heart of historic Exeter and offers an award winning restaurant and luxurious accommodation in tranquil surroundings, a home from home. Set in a listed Georgian town house, surrounded by a beautiful walled garden,

  • 18th Century

Normanton Park Hotel

Normanton Park Hotel, Normanton, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 8RP.

This luxurious hotel offers a quaint charm of elegance and an old English aristocratic feel. Boasting excellent food and beautiful water view accommodation, it stands within extensive 18th century parkland on the shores of Rutland Water.

  • 18th Century