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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Budock Vean Hotel

Budock Vean Hotel, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 5LG.

Set in acres of sub-tropical gardens, the four-star Budock Vean features private, luxurious accommodation, an indoor pool, nine-hole golf course and Natural Health Spa. Close to the Helford River, boat hire and watersports are all available locally.

  • 18th Century

Armathwaite Hall Hotel & Spa

Armathwaite Hall Hotel, Bassenthwaite, Cumbria, CA12 4RE.

Armathwaite Hall is one of the original stately homes of England. Set in over 400 acres of park and woodland, this four red star hotel is perfect for a romantic retreat in the country. Dinner, bed & breakfast rates are also available at the hotel.

  • 11th Century

Whitley Hall Hotel

Whitley Hall Hotel, Grenoside, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S35 8NR.

Relax in this lovely ivy clad hotel which dates back to the 1500’s. Recently refurbished to a high standard, the hotel is situated in a lovely estate with extensive gardens. The bedrooms all have a complimentary decanter of port!

  • 16th Century


BridgeHouse, Beaminster, Dorset, DT8 3AY.

Atmospheric thirteenth-century former priest’s house deep in unspoilt Thomas Hardy and River Cottage country. Crackling log fires, oak beams and candles echo the medieval building, whilst the facilities (WiFi, new bathrooms etc) are entirely up to date.

  • 13th Century

Porth Avallen Hotel

Porth Avallen Hotel, Carlyon Bay, St Austell, Cornwall, PL25 3SG.

The Porth Avallen Hotel is set in a wonderful clifftop location overlooking Carlyon Bay. 28 well appointed bedrooms and delightful cuisine. Also perfect for walkers as the SW Coastal Path is just yards from the hotel.

  • 19th Century

Tigh na Sgiath Country Hotel

Tigh na Sgiath, Dulnain Bridge, Grantown-on-Spey, Morayshire, PH26 3PA.

This romantic, elegant Victorian country house hotel is situated near to Aviemore in the Cairngorm National Park. Perfect for a romantic break in the country, Tigh na Sgiat offers fine dining, log fires and excellent highland hospitality.

  • 19th Century

Knockomie Hotel

Knockomie Hotel, Forres, Morayshire, IV36 2SG.

Built in the early nineteenth century, this beautiful country house overlooks the picturesque Burgh of Forres. Our 15 en-suite individually designed bedrooms offer all the comforts for the modern day traveller.

  • 19th Century

Ghyll Manor Country Hotel

Ghyll Manor Country Hotel, Rusper, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 4PX.

Set in the pretty village of Rusper in the heart of the Sussex countryside, this elegant 17th century manor house ouzes character and style. All bedrooms are exquisitely decorated, and guests are welcome to explore the extensive landscaped grounds.

  • 17th Century

Washingborough Hall Hotel

Washingborough Hall Hotel, Washingborough, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN4 1BE.

Washingborough Hall is an imposing Georgan country house nestled in three acres of landscaped gardens and woodlands. Situated only three miles from Lincoln, the hotel offers twelve individually styled bedrooms, two with four posters. AA rosette for food.

  • 18th Century

Exmoor White Horse Inn

Exmoor White Horse Inn, Exford, Somerset, TA24 7PY.

This 16th century coaching inn now offers warmly furnished rooms as well as freshly prepared, locally sourced food in its restaurant. Set within the stunning Exmoor National Park, restaurant specials may include fresh local trout or game from the moors.

  • 16th Century