Historic Accommodation in Middle England

The beautiful Peak District offers excellent opportunities for walking and rambling amidst spectacular scenery. Visit the magnificent stately homes of the Dukeries. And of course, for those white knuckle rides, Alton Towers is the place to go! Choose a B&B, country hotel or cosy cottage as your base in Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire or Lincolnshire.

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Henley Cottage

The Acton Scott Estate, nr. Church Stretton, .

Sleeps 5. A holiday cottage with a difference, Henley Cottage invites you to step back in time. The decor throughout is exactly as it would have been for the cottage’s 19th century inhabitants, complete with cast-iron kitchen range & fireside tin bath. Cottage Code: ROO4.

  • Open Fire
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

The Garden Hotel

The Garden Hotel, Uppingham, Rutland, LE15 9QD.

Set in Uppingham, a market town between Leicester and Peterborough, this cosy guesthouse has a quirky, traditional decor. Soak up the sun in the lovely garden, drink in hand (courtesy of the hotel bar!) or enjoy more active pursuits at nearby Rutland Water.

  • 18th Century

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Cambridge Lodge (Water Tank)

Wensley, nr. Matlock, Derbyshire

Sleeps 6. With panoramic views of the surrounding countryside from the roof top cottage garden, this former water storage tank has been expertly converted to offer truly unique and luxurious holiday accommodation. The conservation village of Wensley lies just 3 miles from Matlock. Cottage Code: UK4076.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Quirky
  • Boutique
  • 20th Century

Water Mill

Bradbourne, Derbyshire.

Sleeps 16. Your chance to stay in one of Derbyshire’s oldest surviving water mills, complete with restored sections of the original wooden machinery. Lovingly brought back to life to create an unforgettable interior, it comes complete with luxury fittings. Cottage Code: UKC331.

  • Hot Tub
  • Quirky
  • 18th Century

St Andrew’s Church

Panton, Lincolnshire.

Sleeps 4. Although the present building dates from 1770, it stands on the site of a much earlier Anglo-Saxon church. Sensitively converted into a comfortable holiday home, it retains many period features including a carved stone font and painted celings. Cottage Code: E3369.

  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th 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

Gayton Marina

Gayton Marina, Blisworth Arm, Gayton, Northamptonshire.

Cruising routes from Gayton are typified by rolling Northamptonshire arable landscapes, punctuated by towns and villages, all easily accessible from the canal-side. Situated on the mighty Grand Union, Gayton is close to many of the canal’s striking historic features. The immaculately maintained fleet can sleep from four to twelve people.

The Talbot Hotel

The Talbot Hotel, Oundle, Northamptonshire, PE8 4EA.

Set in the heart of the historic town of Oundle, The Talbot has been welcoming weary travellers since 628AD. Rumoured to be haunted by the ghost of Mary Queen of Scots, this recently refurbished hotel now combines the past with 21st century facilities.

  • 16th Century

Bosworth Hall Hotel

Bosworth Hall, Market Bosworth, Leicestershire, CV13 0LP.

Bosworth Hall and Spa is a Grade II listed William and Mary Mansion nestled in 11 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds. In the evening, why not relax in the hotel’s fine dining restaurant and adjoining cocktail bar?

  • 17th Century

Cockliffe Country House Hotel

Cockliffe Country House Hotel, Arnold, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG5 8PQ.

Cockliffe House is a four star hotel near Nottingham, and a member of Johansen’s Hotels. It is set amidst three acres of gardens, with these gardens also containing a helipad for those wanting to arrive by air!

  • 17th Century

Ringwood Hall Hotel

Ringwood Hall Hotel, Brimington, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S43 1DQ.

A splendid Georgian Grade II listed Manor House set in 29 acres of formal gardens and parklands, with 58 comfortable en-suite rooms, including several 4 posters with jacuzzi or feature bath, plus 2 luxury apartments in the hotel grounds.

  • 18th Century

Barton Hall Hotel

Barton Hall Hotel, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN15 6SG.

Set in stunning, well maintained grounds, this beautiful country house hotel dates back to the 16th century. Recently refurbished, it now offers 18 individually styled bedrooms, complete with en suite bathrooms or shower rooms, and an elegant brasserie.

  • 16th Century