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 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

Warkworth House Hotel

Warkworth House Hotel, Warkworth, Northumberland. NE65 0XB.

Boasting views over the magnificent medieval Warkworth Castle, this 19th century coaching inn offers spacious, pet friendly accommodation in a range of room styles. Less than a mile from the unspoilt Northumberland coastline, the hotel makes the ideal touring base.

  • 19th Century

Centre Of Britain Hotel

Centre Of Britain Hotel, Main St, Haltwhistle, Northumberland. NE49 0BH.

Set in Haltwhistle’s most historic building, this lovingly refurbished building now offers 12 individually designed bedrooms that blend modern comfort with original architectural features. Enjoy fine dining in a unique setting amidst oak beams and an ancient fireplace.

  • 15th Century

Waren House Hotel Northumberland

Waren House Hotel, Waren Mill, Bamburgh, Northumberland. NE70 7EE.

Once home to the third Lord Derwentwater, this attractive Georgian house is just a short drive away from the magnificent Bamburgh Castle. Boasting twelve individually styled bedrooms, the fine dining restaurant holds two AA Rosettes.

  • 18th Century

The Elvetham

Hartley Wintney, Hook, Hampshire RG27 8AS

This stunning mansion dates back to the 1800’s and is only 40 miles from London. Rich in history and with 35 acres of immaculate grounds, this 72 bedroom hotel is perfect for a weekend break. Exclusive use for weddings possible.

  • 19th Century

The Greenway Hotel & Spa

The Greenway Hotel & Spa, Shurdington, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 4UG.

Nestling in the beautiful Cotswold hills, yet close to historic Cheltenham, this elegant Elizabethan manor and spa combines traditional countryside charm with modern luxury. Enjoy fine dining in the award-winning restaurant, or relax in the luxurious spa.

  • 16th Century