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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Shendish Manor Hotel

Shendish Manor Hotel, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. HP3 0AA.

Blending Victorian splendour with modern design Shendish Manor Hotel and Golf Course is set on several hundred acres of parkland and gardens. Featuring 70 stylish, air conditioned bedrooms, the delightful Orangery Restaurant serves a European menu.

  • 19th Century

Bedford Arms Hotel

Bedford Arms Hotel, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire. WD3 6EQ.

Once owned by the Duke of Bedford, the attractive Elizabethan-style hotel building dates from mid-19th century. Recently refurbished to complement the era, it offers 18 superbly furnished en suite rooms and a beautiful oak-panelled restaurant.

  • 19th Century

Down Hall Hotel & Spa

Down Hall Hotel, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire. CM22 7AS.

Set on the Hertfordshire / Essex border, this Georgian country house hotel stands within 110 acres of parkland and formal gardens. Each of the hotel’s bedrooms has been individually styled, blending elegance with history. The modern restaurant serves an international menu.

  • 18th Century

Fanhams Hall

Fanhams Hall, Ware, Hertfordshire. SG12 7PZ

Set in stunning grounds, this 18th century Queen Anne style manor was once the home of Sir Henry Page-Croft, Winston Churchill’s Under-Secretary of State for War. Carefully renovated, Fanhams Hall now offers 77 crisply decorated, contemporary bedrooms.

  • 18th Century

Sopwell House Hotel

Sopwell House Hotel, Saint Albans, Hertfordshire. AL1 2HQ

Once home to the young Louis Mountbatten, the last Viceroy of India, this Georgian country house has been carefully transformed into a luxury hotel, offering spacious and elegantly decorated rooms. Leisure facilities include a beautiful swimming pool and fitness suite.

  • 18th Century

The Grove

The Grove, Chandler's Cross, Hertfordshire. WD3 4TG

This former seat of the Earls of Clarendon has been sympathetically renovated and transformed into a truly luxurious hotel, complete with an award-winning spa, an 18 hole golf course and two pools. Set in several hundred acres of parkland, a short drive from Heathrow.

  • 18th Century

Salisbury Arms Hotel

Salisbury Arms Hotel, Hertford, Hertfordshire. SG14 1BZ

With a history dating back to the 18th century, the Salisbury Arms is the oldest hotel in Hertford. Retaining much of its original charm, it now offers lovely accommodation in 31 elegant bedrooms and a fine dining restaurant serving some of the best food in town.

  • 18th Century

St Michael’s Manor Hotel – St Albans

St Michael's Manor Hotel, St Albans, Hertfordshire. AL3 4RY.

With parts of this lovely old manor house dating back 500 years, St Michael’s Manor stands in five acres of beautifully manicured English country gardens, complete with its own lake. Offering 30 classically styled bedrooms, a short stroll from the heart of historic St. Albans.

  • 15th Century

Slaley Hall

Slaley Hall, Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 0BX.

Set in several hundred acre grounds, this former mansion house combines traditional Edwardian features with 21st century indulgences, including a luxury spa, 2 championship golf courses and 3 restaurants. Many of the elegantly decorated rooms offer views over golf course.

  • 20th Century

The Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel

The Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel, Embleton, Northumberland. NE66 3UN.

Just a walk away from the gloriously wide sandy beach of Embleton Bay and the majestic ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle, this small family run hotel offers just 18 en-suite bedrooms. The award-winning restaurant serves fresh, locally sourced dishes daily.

  • 19th Century