Historic Accommodation in the Heart of England

Explore the Cotswolds, quintessentially English villages of honey-coloured stone nestling in stunningly beautiful countryside. Visit Shakespeare’s Stratford-Upon-Avon, or Warwick, most famous for its magnificent castle. Discover the black and white villages of Herefordshire. Browse our selection of historic hotels, holiday cottages and B&Bs in the Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire.

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Thornbury Castle

Thornbury Castle, Castle Street, Thornbury, Gloucestershire, BS35 1HH.

Built in 1511, Thornbury Castle is a magnificent Tudor castle-palace set in historic parkland. It is the only Tudor castle to operate as a hotel and restaurant in England. Enjoy regal dreams in the bedchamber where King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn slept.

  • 16th Century

Toms Barn

Hampen, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

Sleeps 10. This lovely 300 year old detached, renovated barn is situated just 6 miles from Cheltenham in a small secluded valley in the Central Wolds. It is ideally situated for Cheltenham’s attractions and for exploring the Cotswolds. Cottage Code: NJC.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Boutique
  • 18th Century
  • Piano

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Davenport House

Davenport House, Worfield, Shropshire, WV15 5LE

13 Double Bedrooms. Davenport House is a lovingly restored Grade I listed Georgian House, one of the UK’s finest wedding venues.

  • 18th Century

The Old Toll House

Coalport, nr. Ironbridge, Shropshire.

Sleeps 4. Set in the heart of Ironbridge Gorge, birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, this former toll house offers the ideal base from which to explore this world famous Heritage Site. No less than 7 museums reveal the fascinating history of the site. Cottage Code: 30125.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

Inglenook Boathouse

Rudyard, nr. Leek, Staffordshire

Sleeps 2. Standing on the banks of Rudyard Lake, this architect-designed boathouse boasts stunning views across the lake to the lush woodland beyond. A haven for wildlife, Rudyard Lake offers a variety of activities including fishing, sailing and canoeing. Cottage Code: RFFC.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Quirky
  • Pet friendly
  • Fishing
  • 20th Century

Stanford Hall

Stanford, Lutterworth, Leicestershire, LE17 6DH.

Stanford Hall is set in 70 acres of parkland on the banks of the River Avon near Lutterworth, Leicestershire.

  • 17th Century

Whitchurch Marina

Whitchurch Marina, Whitchurch, Shropshire.

Meander along the Llangollen and Shropshire Union Canals through the lovely countryside of Wales and north-west England. Those with a head for heights may choose to travel the famous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, whilst others may prefer to explore alternative routes. Whitchurch offers a choice of different styles of narrowboats from four to eight berths.

Autherley Junction

Autherley Junction, Staffordshire.

From their base at the southern end of the Shropshire Union Canal, Napton Narrowboats feature a modern fleet of extremely comfortable and beautifully designed narrowboats. With quality fittings and furnishings throughout, they offer a wide selection of quiet and well equipped craft.

Wrenbury Mill Marina

Wrenbury Mill Marina, Wrenbury, Cheshire.

Your base is a delightful wharf on the outskirts of a quiet Cheshire village on the Llangollen Canal. Cruise across the world-famous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, one of the wonders of Britain’s inland waterways. All the narrowboats are carefully designed with quality fittings, with a choice from two to ten berths.

Heritage Narrow Boats

Heritage Narrow Boats, South of Congleton, Cheshire.

An ideal base from which to explore the beautiful canals of northwest England. The Cheshire Ring, the Four Counties Rin,g the magnificent Macclesfield, the historic Caldon and the serene Shropshire Union Canals offer some of the finest cruising available.

Brook Line Narrowboats

Brook Line Narrowboats, Dunhampstead, nr. Droitwich, Worcestershire.

Starting from this lovely country base just north of Worcester, there are a wide selection of cruising options, including the newly re-opened Droitwich Canal. Now fully open, travel the 12km of waterway that re-links the Junction and Barge Canals. A good range of well-equipped boats are available with expert tuition.

Gailey Wharf

Gailey Wharf, Gailey, Staffordshire.

The idyllic Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal meanders through the undulating West Midlands countryside, remaining mainly rural as it skirts Wolverhampton and crosses Cannock Chase. Stourport’s port area is little changed from its 18th century beginnings. Gailey Wharf offers a wide selection of narrowboats for couples, families and larger parties.