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

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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 Old Hall Hotel

The Old Hall Hotel, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6BD.

Said to be the oldest hotel in England, the Old Hall is located in the lovely spa town of Buxton in the Peak District. Mary Queen of Scots stayed here in 1573, albeit as a house prisoner! Free WiFi.

  • 16th Century

The Old Stocks Inn

The Old Stocks Inn, Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire, GL54 1AF.

This 17th century hotel stands in the heart of the small Cotswold market town of Stow-on-the-Wold, overlooking the green with its penal stocks in-place and ready to restrain. There are 18 en-suite bedrooms, a terraced patio garden and two restaurants.

  • 17th Century

The Jamaica Inn

The Jamaica Inn, Altarnun, Cornwall, PL15 7TS.

Made famous by Daphne du Maurier’s novel of the same name, this legendary coaching inn now offers 16 en-suite rooms and 2 cosy bars. Full of character with its beamed ceilings, open fires and real ales, the beautiful gardens overlook Bodmin Moor.

  • 18th Century

Grange Hotel

Grange Hotel, Grange over Sands, Cumbria, LA11 6EJ.

Dating from 1866, the elegant Grange Hotel sits in its own landscaped grounds and enjoys panaramic bay views. Boasting its own swimming pool, gym, spa bath, sauna and steam room, the hotels Carriages Restaurant serves a five-course table d`hote menu.

  • 19th Century

Penmaenuchaf Hall

Penmaenuchaf Hall, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL40 1YB.

In a stunning location within Snowdonia, this stylish Victorian mansion offers wonderful views, peace and tranquillity. The hotel has been awarded AA Hotel of the Year and the Visit Wales Gold Award.

  • 19th Century

Cotswold Lodge Hotel

Cotswold Lodge Hotel, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 6JP.

Situated in a conservation area in the historic city of Oxford, the Cotswold Lodge Hotel is an elegant four star hotel which dates back to the Victorian era. With many different types of accommodation available, including our executive and deluxe rooms.

  • 19th Century

Crazy Bear Beaconsfield

Crazy Bear Beaconsfield, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, HP9 1LX.

The oldest building in Beaconsfield, Crazy Bear now offers luxury and flamboyance in a traditional setting, as well as an outdoor swimming pool and three restaurants. The individually designed bedroom all feature a copper bath that fill from the ceiling.

  • 15th Century

Beech Hill Country House Hotel

Beech Hill Country House Hotel, Londonderry, Northern Ireland, BT47 3QP.

Built in the eighteenth century, Beech Hill Hotel is a 4 star elegant and luxurious country house hotel. The property boasts a mini spa, 27 well appointed bedrooms, and is surrounded by gardens and woodland.

  • 18th Century

Montague on the Gardens

Montague on the Gardens, Bloomsbury, London, Greater London, WC1B 5BJ.

This stunning four star boutique townhouse hotel is only moments from some of the biggest sights in London. The hotel itself is full of charm, and boasts a private and secluded garden. Bedrooms are air conditioned.

  • 18th Century

The Old Custom House

The Old Custom House, Padstow, Cornwall, PL28 8BL.

Overlooking Padstow’s medieval harbour, the Old Custom House features 24 light and elegant bedrooms, all with luxurious bathrooms, satellite TV and free Wi-Fi. The stylish restaurant serves fresh local seafood in the evening, and award-winning breakfasts.

  • 19th Century