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:

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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 Shelleys Hotel

The Shelleys Hotel, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1XS.

Tracing origins back to 1588, this Grade II listed property blends modern facilities with Georgian décor and features. A short walk from the Lewes Rail Station, a full à la carte menu is served in the hotel’s award-winning restaurant, or on the terrace.

  • 16th Century

Admiral Rodney Hotel

Admiral Rodney Hotel, Horncastle, Lincolnshire, LN9 5DX.

Situated at the foot of the Lincolnshire Wolds, this former 17th century coaching inn is now a three star hotel ideally situated for exploring Lincolnshire.

  • 17th Century

Eastbury Hotel

Eastbury Hotel, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 3BY.

Originally a Georgian private residence, this elegant hotel now offers 23 individually decorated and furnished en-suite rooms, as well as an award-winning restaurant. Set in beautiful well tended gardens, a short stroll from Sherborne Abbey and the town.

  • 18th Century

Windermere Manor Hotel

Windermere Manor Hotel, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1ES.

Set in three acres of tree-lined gardens, the Windermere Manor features 35 en-suite bedrooms, a charming, wooden-beamed restaurant and an indoor heated pool. A ten minute walk from Lake Windermere, the towns of Ambleside and Bowness are within easy reach.

  • 19th Century

The Black Swan Hotel

Black Swan Hotel, Market Place, York, North Yorkshire, YO62 5BJ.

This historic inn dating back to the 15th century is now a boutique and romantic hotel set in the heart of one of North Yorkshire’s prettiest villages. Features an acclaimed 2 AA rosetted restaurant.

  • 15th Century

The Crown Hotel

The Crown Hotel, Exford, Somerset, TA24 7PP.

This 17th century coaching in is set in the heart of Exmoor National Park and offers 16 elegant bedrooms, as well as an AA Rosette-awarded restaurant serving exceptional food. The cosy country bar provides a more informal menu of home-cooked food and ales

  • 17th Century

New Hall Hotel & Spa

New Hall Hotel, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B76 1QX.

With a history dating back to the 1200’s, New Hall Hotel offers 60 luxury bedrooms in what is reputed to be the oldest inhabited moated manor house in England. Sympathetically renovated, the hotel now boats a lovely spa as well a popular restaurant.

  • 13th Century

Lucknam Park Hotel – Relais & Chateaux

Lucknam Park Hotel, Colerne, Nr Bath, Wiltshire, SN14 8AZ.

Lucknam Park is a five star hotel with a Michelin starred restaurant, and is theideal hotel for those that want a luxury escape near Bath. All of the bedrooms are individually designed, and there is a newly opened spa with a swimming pool.

  • 17th Century

Alveston Manor Hotel

Alveston Manor, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 7HP.

This magnificent Tudor building is perfect for exploring all that Shakespeare’s Stratford has to offer. Relax in the beautiful and historic interior, or unwind in the hotel’s swimming pool and sauna. Only 5 mins walk from Stratford-upon-Avon town centre.

  • 16th Century

Farthings Country House Hotel

Farthings Country House Hotel, Hatch Beauchamp, Somerset, TA3 6SG.

Set in 3 acres of private grounds overlooking the village green, this elegant 18th century country house offers the ideal place in which to unwind. Each of the 12 en-suite rooms is tastefully decorated and guests are invited to savour the warm hospitality

  • 18th Century