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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Royal Beach Hotel

Royal Beach Hotel, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO4 0RN.

Just yards from the beach, the Royal has stood on Southsea’s promenade since 1866. Offering magnificent views across the Solent, the attractive rooms include a full en-suite bathroom. Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard and D-Day Museums are within easy reach

  • 19th Century

Mitton Hall Hotel

Mitton Hall Hotel, nr. Whalley, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 9PQ.

This magnificent 15th century manor house blends stunning interior design and decoration to create a contemporary country house hotel. Set in the heart of picturesque Ribble Valley, Mitton Hall Hotel is just a short drive from Clitheroe.

  • 15th Century

Old Rectory Hotel

Old Rectory Hotel, Wem, Shropshire, SY4 5UA.

Situated on the edge of the bustling market town of Wem, this handsome Georgian house stands in extensive walled grounds with rolling lawns. With 14 individually styled en suite rooms, the restaurant offers a choice of dining options.

  • 18th Century

Bowburn Hall Hotel

Bowburn Hall Hotel, Bowburn, Co. Durham, DH6 5NH.

Set in 5 acres of landscaped grounds, this charming hotel enjoys a beautiful, tranquil location, just 4 miles from the historic city of Durham. Featuring 19 individually styled en-suite bedrooms, Bowburn Hall provides a great base for a relaxing break.

  • 20th Century

Ennerdale Country House Hotel

Ennerdale Hotel, Cleator, Cumbria, CA23 3DT.

This country house hotel is situated on the edge of the Lake District near to Whitehaven. From the moment you arrive into this glorious Grade 2 listed hotel you will appreciate why so many awards have been presented to this quite exquisite luxury hotel.

  • 17th Century

The Grange

The Grange, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, PO37 6AA.

A short walk from the pubs and restaurants of Shanklin’s old village, the 17 en-suite rooms are elegantly decorated in natural tones and most enjoy views of the sea or downs. The Grange boasts a spacious dining room, a bar area and an outdoor terrace.

  • 18th Century

Broughton Craggs Hotel

Broughton Craggs Hotel, Great Broughton, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 0XW.

Broughton Craggs is an award winning, family run country house hotel set in acres of its own grounds. In the evening, why not relax around one of the lounge’s log fires? Only 3 miles from the pretty town of Cockermouth.

  • 19th Century

Woodlands Lodge Hotel

Woodlands Lodge Hotel, Woodlands, New Forest, Hampshire, SO40 7GN.

Set in the idyllic surroundings of the New Forest and easily reached from both Southampton and Bournemouth, Woodland Lodge is perfect for both business and pleasure. The hotel also boasts a lovely restaurant serving good food and drink.

  • 19th Century

The Palace Hotel Buxton & Spa

The Palace Hotel, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6AG.

The Palace Hotel is a 4 star hotel situated in the Peak District spa town of Buxton. The richly decorated rooms combine historic charm with contemporary facilities, many with views over the town. The excellent leisure facilities include a swimming pool.

  • 19th Century

Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel

Craxton Wood Hotel, Ledsham, Cheshire, CH66 9PB.

Set in 27 acres of grounds on the outskirts of Chester, Craxton Wood boasts a luxury spa and an award-winning restaurant. The elegantly decorated rooms offer walnut work desks and scenic views, whilst the spa features an 18 metre swimming pool and gym.

  • 19th Century