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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West Retford Hotel

West Retford Hotel, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 7XG.

This beautiful manor house is set in four acres of landscaped gardens and dates back to the 1700’s. Enjoy a drink in the Chatsworth Bar before taking dinner in the hotel’s luxurious restaurant. Easily accessed from both the A1 and M1.

  • 18th Century

Sunborn London Yacht Hotel

Sunborn London, Royal Victoria Dock, London, E16 1XL.

With many of its rooms overlooking the Royal Docks, this floating super-yacht offers smartly designed, air conditioned accommodation just a minute’s stroll from ExCeL London. Also conveniently located for London City Airport and Canary Wharf

  • 20th Century

The Barns Hotel

The Barns Hotel, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK44 3SA.

The four star Barns Hotel is situated in a beautiful riverside location within 3 acres of landscape gardens. The hotel restaurant’s menu is overseen by a Michelin starred chef. As a side note, Samuel Whitbread (of brewing fame) was born here in 1720!

  • 13th Century

Stirrups Country House

Stirrups Country House, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG42 6LD.

With the warmth of a traditional inn, this family-run hotel offers all the attention to detail and personal service you would expect. Set in the heart of the Thames Valley, the luxury bedrooms enjoy all modern amenities with a traditional English flavour.

  • 16th Century

Adelphi Hotel & Spa

Britannia Adelphi, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 5UL.

The internationally famous Adelphi hotel is a superbly appointed hotel right in the heart of Liverpool. A grand Edwardian building rich in history, the elegant public areas and restaurants have been restored to provide stunning facilities.

  • 19th Century

The Bull Hotel

The Bull Hotel, Long Melford, near Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 9JG.

Situated on Long Melford’s High Street, this fine timbered building has a history dating back over 500 years and has been an inn since 1580. With its moulded oak beams, open fires and period furniture, it was originally built for a wealthy wool merchant.

  • 15th Century

Drakes Hotel

Drakes Hotel, 43-44 Marina Parade, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 1PE.

Voted in the ‘Top 50 New Boutique Hotels’ in the World by ‘Conde Nast Traveller’. Drakes is never stuffy or formal, but is about relaxed glamour, an escape from everyday life, and total relaxation – when you stay at Drakes, the thinking is done for you.

  • 19th Century

Northcote Manor Hotel

Northcote Manor, Burrington, Umberleigh, Devon, EX37 9LZ.

Stay at the Northcote and experience the atmosphere of an 18th century country house. There are 16 individually designed bedrooms, along with a 2 AA rosette restaurant which uses the finest local ingredients.

  • 18th Century

The Swan Hotel & Spa

The Swan, Lavenham, Suffolk, CO10 9QA.

The Swan Hotel is one of East Anglia’s best known hotels, dating back to the 14th century and incorporates several notable buildings, including an Elizabethan house and Lavenham’s former Wool Hall. The hotel has been awarded 2 AA Rosettes for fine food.

  • 15th Century

De Vere Devonport House

De Vere Devonport House, Greenwich, London, SE10 9JW.

Overlooking Greenwich Park and the River Thames, this Georgian-era hotel is set in London’s historic Greenwich Village, next to the National Maritime Museum. Offering bright en-suite rooms with satellite channels, Central London is about 20 minutes away.

  • 20th Century