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 Old Palace Lodge

The Old Palace Lodge, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU5 4RT.

The four star Old Palace Lodge is a historic hotel located within walking distance of Dunstable town. Full of character and charm, the hotel also has a restaurant serving good food and fine wines.

  • 12th Century

The Royal Bath Hotel

The Royal Bath Hotel, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 2EW.

The Royal Bath is a magnificent Victorian hotel, uniquely positioned on Bournemouth’s famous sea front with spectacular panoramic views across the bay and out to the English Channel. Swimming pool, sauna and steam room

  • 19th Century

The Townhouse Manchester

Macdonald Townhouse Manchester, City Centre, Manchester, M1 6DF.

Following a multi-million pound makeover, this former cotton warehouse has been transformed into a boutique hotel offering luxurious, comfortable rooms and a stylish brasserie. Dating from 19th century, it stands in the heart of Manchester’s city centre.

  • 19th Century

Great Fosters

Great Fosters, Stroude Road, Egham, Surrey, TW20 9UR.

Gracing an estate of more than fifty acres in Surrey, Great Fosters is the most distinguished of hotels – a Grade One listed building blessed with the grandeur of 16th century England. 4 AA stars, 3 AA rosettes for food.

  • 16th Century

Burnham Beeches Hotel

Burnham Beeches Hotel, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 8DP.

Built in the first half of the 18th century, Burnham Beeches Hotel is set in 10 acres of peaceful gardens. Recently refurbished, this former manor house now offers 82 bedrooms with free WiFi, an indoor swimming pool and an AA rosette restaurant.

  • 18th Century

Careys Manor Hotel & Spa

Careys Manor Hotel, Brockenhurst, New Forest, SO42 7RH.

This elegant hotel is ideal for a relaxing break in the beautiful New Forest. There is a two AA rosette restaurant, a lovely French bistro, as well as a Thai restaurant. Also features a swimming pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and state of the art gym.

  • 19th Century

Bull Hotel

Bull Hotel, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 1RB.

Dating from the 17th century, this Grade II listed building has been carefully renovated to provide an exclusive 4-star hotel. Standing in the heart of Peterborough, the Bull offers spacious en-suite rooms, a brasserie, bar and lounge.

  • 17th Century

Eslington Villa

Eslington Villa, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE9 6DR.

Sympathetically restored in order to retain many of its original Victorian features, this fine distinctive property sits peacefully in two acres of beautifully landscaped grounds. Each of its 18 rooms has been individually decorated to reflect the era.

  • 19th Century

The Castle Green Hotel

The Castle Green Hotel, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 6RG.

Set in 14 acres of wooded grounds, this award winning hotel boasts two gyms, spa, swimming pool and a 2 AA Rosette restaurant. Within walking distance of the town centre, diners can enjoy views of Kendal Castle and the stunning Lakeland countryside.

  • 19th Century

Mar Hall Golf & Spa Resort

Mar Hall Hotel, Bishopton, Glasgow, PA7 5NW.

Five star Marr Hall is recognised as one of Scotland’s top five star golf & spa resorts and magnificent views of the Kilpatrick Hills. Only twenty minutes from the centre of Glasgow. There is also an 18-hole championship golf course.

  • 18th Century