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

Featured Accommodation

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

Other popular listings

Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa

Rookery Hall Hotel, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 6DQ.

Set in 38 acres of Cheshire countryside, Rookery Hall dates back to the early 19th century and is now a four star country house hotel. Dine in the hotel’s award winning restaurant, and relax in the spa which boasts an indoor swimming pool.

  • 19th Century

The Green Dragon by Marston’s Inns

The Green Dragon, Welton, nr. South Cave, East Yorkshire, HU15 1NB.

Once a favourite stop-over for the notorious highwayman Dick Turpin, this 17th century coaching inn now features 11 comfortably furnished, en-suite rooms situated in the external stable block. Set in the pretty village of Welton, a short drive from Hull.

  • 17th Century

Bedford Hotel

Bedford Hotel, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 8BB.

Located in the market town of Tavistock, the Bedford offers fine dining and modern rooms, all with en-suite bathrooms and showers. The hotel’s restaurant has been awarded an AA Red Rosette, whilst more traditional fayre can be found in Dukes Bar.

  • 19th Century

Drimsynie House Hotel

Drimsynie House Hotel, Cairndow, Argyll, PA24 8AD.

The Drimsynie House Hotel sits in an elevated position overlooking its own golf course and Loch Goil, a fjord type sea loch. Set in the Loch Lomond National Park, just an hour from Glasgow, the hotel boasts an excellent leisure centre and swimming pool.

  • 19th Century

The Lygon Arms

The Lygon Arms, Broadway, Worcestershire, WR12 7DU.

One of the most celebrated hotels in England, The Lygon Arms has been welcoming visitors for over 450 years. Both Oliver Cromwell and Charles I have previous stayed here! Boasts a stunning swimming pool, tennis courts and a 2 AA Rosette restaurant.

  • 17th Century

Beamish Hall Hotel

Beamish Hall Hotel, Beamish, Co. Durham, DH9 0YB.

This 13th century listed hall has now been transformed into an elegant hotel. Full of original features and maintaining it’s historic elegance, it is set within 24 acres of parkland. Close to the A1(M) and the city of Durham.

  • 12th Century

The Two Bridges Hotel

The Two Bridges Hotel, Two Bridges, Devon, PL20 6SW.

Sharing 60 acres of private grounds with the resident geese, The Two Bridges Hotel offers beautiful bedrooms and an AA rosette restaurant. Only 20 minutes from Plymouth.

  • 18th Century

Cockliffe Country House Hotel

Cockliffe Country House Hotel, Arnold, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG5 8PQ.

Cockliffe House is a four star hotel near Nottingham, and a member of Johansen’s Hotels. It is set amidst three acres of gardens, with these gardens also containing a helipad for those wanting to arrive by air!

  • 17th Century

Radnorshire Arms Hotel

Radnorshire Arms, Presteigne, Powys, LD8 2BE.

This Grade II listed building dates back to the 16th century, and boasts a wealth of original exposed beams and timber panelled walls. All nineteen rooms are furnished to a high standard, and there are two restaurants, a bar and a lovely residents lounge.

  • 16th Century

Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel and Spa

Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel, Inverness, Highlands, IV3 5NG.

Set by the banks of the famous River Ness, opposite from Inverness Castle, the superbly stylish 3 star Inverness Palace Hotel and Spa, features tastefully appointed bedrooms and a luxury leisure club with swimming pool.

  • 19th Century