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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Hotel Du Vin and Bistro Brighton

Hotel Du Vin, 2-6 Ship Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1AD.

Hotel du Vin Brighton is situated in the Lanes conservation area, a stone’s throw from the seafront. Its 38 bedrooms are housed in a collection of eccentric, gothic revival and mock Tudor buildings.

  • 17th Century

Gleddoch – Hotel Spa & Golf

Gleddoch Hotel, Langbank, Glasgow, PA14 6YE.

Set in 360-acres of grounds, Gleddoch House has an 18-hole Championship Golf Course. It also boasts a spa, sauna, steam room and gym. The Crannog Restaurant serves the best Scottish produce and has wonderful views.

  • 20th Century

Ramnee Hotel

Ramnee Hotel, Forres, Morayshire, IV36 3BN.

Built in 1907, this impressive Edwardian building is set in beautiful landscaped gardens. Within a short drive of lovely sandy beaches. Also in a great location for golfers, with excellent courses nearby.

  • 20th Century

Canterbury Cathedral Lodge

Canterbury Cathedral Lodge, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2EH.

A unique opportunity to wake up in the private grounds of Canterbury Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the heart of this historic city. Offering contemporary hotel accommodation in 37 stylish en suite rooms, breakfast is served in the Refectory.

  • 20th Century

The Pennington Hotel

The Pennington Hotel, Ravenglass, Cumbria, CA18 1SD.

This 16th century former coaching inn offers 21 spacious en-suite bedrooms and fine local food served in its brasserie-style restaurant. With its beamed interior and courtyard terrace, bar snacks and afternoon tea are available during the day.

  • 16th Century

Rhinefield House Hotel

Rhinefield House Hotel, New Forest, Hampshire, SO42 7QB.

Set in the heart of the picturesque New Forest, this luxury four star hotel dates back to the late 19th century and is set in 40 acres of grounds. Indoor and outdoor pools.

  • 19th Century

The Crown

The Crown, Stoke-by-Nayland, nr. Colchester, Suffolk, CO6 4SE.

This traditional vintage inn and privately owned boutique hotel offers luxurious accommodation in 11 well appointed, en suite rooms, three of which boast their very own terrace. The award winning restaurant serves great food all freshly cooked.

  • 18th Century

Royal Adelaide Hotel

Royal Adelaide Hotel, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 2AG.

Originally built for Queen Adelaide in the mid 1830s, The Royal Adelaide Hotel is an four star hotel within walking distance of Windsor Castle. 42 well appointed, air conditioned rooms with flat screen TV’s.

  • 19th Century

Lion & Pheasant Hotel

Lion & Pheasant Hotel, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1XJ.

Dating from the 16th century, this delightful three-star hotel blends historic quality with contemporary design. Set in the historic centre of Shrewsbury, the hotel has been awarded 2 AA Rosettes for its outstanding innovative seasonal dishes.

  • 16th Century

Old England Hotel & Spa

Old England Hotel, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3DF.

With its 2 AA Rosetted restaurant, the Old England Hotel is situated on the shores of Lake Windermere. Set in mature gardens with its own private boat moorings, the hotels modern leisure centre features a fully equipped gym, sauna and swimming pool.

  • 19th Century