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 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

George Hotel

Geroge Hotel, Hathersage, Derbyshire, S32 1BB.

A 500 year old former coaching inn, this highly rated hotel now features contemporary décor and an award winning restaurant. Set in the picturesque village of Hathersage, the George offers friendly and unobtrusive service, with en-suite rooms and Wi-Fi.

  • 15th Century

Webbington Hotel & Spa

Webbington Hotel, Loxton, Axbridge, Somerset, BS26 2HU.

Situated on the southern slopes of the Mendip Hills, The Webbington offers stunning views over the surrounding countryside and the hamlet of Loxton. Leisure facilities include an indoor pool, steam room and tennis courts.

  • 17th Century

Bedford Swan Hotel

Bedford Swan Hotel, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 1RW.

The four star rated Bedford Swan Hotel is situated in the centre of Bedford overlooking the river. Full of history and character, the stunning bedrooms feature air conditioning and flatscreen TVs. There is also a swimming pool and jacuzzi.

  • 18th Century

Egypt Mill Hotel

Egypt Mill Hotel, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, GL6 0AE.

This 16th century riverside hotel features a restaurant and bar, from where you can admire the carefully renovated working mill-wheel as you dine. Set in the unspoilt Cotswold town of Nailsworth. the award winning restaurant has a great local reputation.

  • 16th Century

Balgeddie House Hotel

Balgeddie House Hotel, Glenrothes, Fife, KY6 3ET.

Superbly set within its own beautifully landscaped grounds and gardens in the centre of the Kingdom of Fife, it is the perfect location for either a tranquil business stay, holiday break, private function or business meeting.

  • 20th Century