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 Saracens Head Hotel

The Saracens Head Hotel, Great Dunmow, Essex, CM6 1AG.

Welcoming visitors for nearly 400 years, this 16th century coaching inn has been fully modernised and now offers 31 well appointed bedrooms, and access to a private gym. Ideally situated on the high street of Dunmow, just 5 miles from London Stansted.

  • 16th Century

Bell in Driffield

The Bell Hotel, Great Driffield, nr. Bridlington, East Yorkshire.

Set in the heart of the quaint market town of Driffield, this elegant 18th century hotel offers 16 individually styled rooms and suites, as well as an indoor pool, sauna and hot tub. The Oak Bar features an impressive collection of single malt whiskies.

  • 18th Century

Overwater Hall Hotel

Overwater Hall Hotel, Ireby, near Keswick, Cumbria, CA7 1HH.

This family run grade II listed hotel is surrounded by a host of walks. The bedrooms are beautifully designed and all have luxurious bathrooms; one room even boasts a whirlpool spa bath. Dogs welcome at no extra charge.

  • 18th Century

Parliament House Hotel

Parliament House Hotel, 15 Calton Hill, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 3BJ.

Even thought the Parliament House Hotel is set in the heart of Edinburgh, it enjoys a wonderfully tranquil location. Beautifully restored with stylish en-suite rooms, MPs Bistro offers a flavoursome menu designed to suit all tastes.

  • 17th Century

Thoresby Hall Hotel

Thoresby Hall Hotel, Nr Ollerton, Nottinghamshire, NG22 9WH.

This Grade I listed house combines gracious rooms with fine dining and superb entertainment, all in a building that dates back to the 1700s. Try the luxurious spa or simply relax in the 30 acres of landscaped gardens.

  • 18th Century

Taplow House Hotel

Taplow House Hotel, Nr Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 0DA.

Dating back to 1598, this elegant and relaxing hotel is set in 6 acres of beautiful grounds. Close to Windsor and convenient for Heathrow Airport, this peaceful hidden venue offers personal, friendly service and an award-winning restaurant.

  • 16th Century

Thornton Hall Hotel and Spa

Thornton Hall Hotel, Thornton Hough, Wirral, Merseyside, CH63 1JF.

Thornton Hall Hotel is an elegant 4 star country hotel in the historic village of Thornton Hough. The highly acclaimed restaurant has been awarded 3 AA rosettes for its fine cuisine and the luxury spa resort offers an extensive range of treatments.

  • 19th Century

Oakley Court

Oakley Court, Water Oakley, Windsor, SL4 5UR, Berkshire.

This four star Victorian Gothic country house is only 45 minutes from central London, yet is set in 35 acres of parkland overlooking the River Thames. The well appointed bedrooms and suites are complimented by an on-site gold course, pool, sauna, etc.

  • 19th Century

Bentley London

The Bentley, 27 - 33 Harrington Gardens, Kensington, London, SW7 4JX.

The 5-star Bentley Hotel has timeless elegance and classic luxury in residential Kensington and Chelsea, close to exclusive shops on Kings Road and a stroll from Harrods. With an on-site gym, each beautifully furnished room features a marble-lined bathroom.

  • 19th Century

Weetwood Hall Hotel

Weetwood Hall Hotel, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS16 5PS.

This four star hotel was originally a 17th century manor house. It offers a wide range of bedroom types, along with an award winning pub and two restaurants. Free WiFi throughout the hotel.

  • 17th Century