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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Metropole Hotel & Spa

Metropole Hotel & Spa, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 5DY.

Located in the centre of the Victorian Spa Town of Llandrindod Wells, this comfortable and spacious hotel is an ideal location from which to explore the beautiful Mid Wales countryside.

  • 19th Century

Low Wood Bay

Low Wood Hotel, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA23 1LP.

The four-star Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa features water sports, gym and spa facilities, all on the shores of Lake Windermere. Many of the en-suite rooms enjoy stunning lake views, as does the hotel’s restaurant, which serves classic European dishes.

  • 18th Century

Abbey House Hotel

Abbey House Hotel, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria, LA13 0PA.

Offering luxurious rooms with historic features, the Abbey House Hotel has hosted royalty, including King George V. Set in 14 acres of private grounds next to Furness Abbey, Barrow-in-Furness and the Dock Museum are a 10 minute drive away.

  • 20th Century

Kingsmills Hotel

The Kingsmills Hotel, Culcabock Road, Inverness, Inverness, IV2 3LP.

A sympathetically extended 17th century residence, the four star Kingsmills hotel offers a selection of 134 spacious classic, luxury, cocoon and retreat bedrooms together with fully equipped conference facilities for both large and intimate events.

  • 17th Century

The Mad Hatter Hotel

The Mad Hatter Hotel, Southwark, London, SE1 9NY.

A former hat factory, this beautiful 19th century building is situated in Southwark, one of the oldest parts of London. On the South Bank, close to the Tate Modern, the hotel now offers 30 comfortable, modern rooms with a friendly bar and restaurant.

  • 19th Century

The Kings Arms

The Kings Arms, Charlton Horethorne, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 4NL.

Surrounded by magnificent Dorset countryside, this elegant Edwardian five-star hotel boasts traditional charm and period features. The stylish bedrooms all feature marble bathrooms with rain showers, whilst the restaurant serves a modern British menu.

  • 19th Century

Grosvenor Pulford Hotel and Spa

Grosvenor Pulford Hotel, Pulford, Chester, Cheshire, CH4 9DG.

This award winning 4 star hotel is situated on the Welsh Border yet is only a 5 minute drive from Chester. The brasserie and bar work together to offer two different dining experiences, whilst the spa offers a pool, sauna and gym.

  • 16th Century

The Old Success Inn

The Old Success Inn, Sennen Cove, Cornwall, TR19 7DG.

Located on one of Cornwall’s most stunning bays, the four-star Old Success is a beautiful 17th century inn with restaurant. Full of charm and character, this historic inn now offers bright, modern rooms, all just a short stroll from Sennen Cove beach.

  • 17th Century

Pen-Y-Dyffryn Hotel

Rhydycroesau, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY10 7JD.

Winner of two awards from the totally independent Good Hotel Guide for 2016, the Pen-Y-Dyffryn Hotel also boasts a 2 AA Rosette restaurant. This former Georgian rectory now offers 12 individually designed bedrooms, many with en-suite spa baths.

  • 19th Century

Bartley Lodge Hotel

Bartley Lodge Hotel, Cadnam, New Forest, Hampshire, SO40 2NR.

Bartley Lodge is an elegant country house hotel set in 8 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens in the New Forest. The hotel has an AA rosette restaurant, as well as an indoor pool and sauna. Free WiFi.

  • 18th Century