Historic Hotels in North West England

From quaint little escapes in the Lake District to grand hotels in Liverpool, welcome to our selection of country (and sometimes not so country!) house hotels in the north west of England. These listings cover the counties of Cheshire, Lancashire, Merseyside and Cumbria.

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Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel & Spa

Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel, Clayton le Moors, Lancashire, BB5 5JP.

The hotel is a 700 year old building which you approach down a beautiful tree lined drive. The hotel’s 175 rooms blend age old comfort with modern design.

  • 14th Century

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Aynsome Manor Hotel

Aynsome Manor Hotel, Cartmel, Cumbria, LA11 6HH.

Superbly situated, this charming, award winning manor house offers comfortable en-suite rooms with free Wi-Fi. Set in the picturesque Cartmel valley, relax with a drink from the bar before sampling the excellent cuisine served in the dining room.

  • 16th Century

The Belsfield Hotel

The Belsfield Hotel, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3EQ.

In an enviable position overlooking Lake Windermere, the Belsfield Hotel is a three star hotel close to many attractions such as the Beatrix Potter Museum. Some rooms feature four poster beds. Afternoon tea is served on the lawns or in the lounges.

  • 19th Century

Lakeside Hotel

Lakeside Hotel, Newby Bridge, Cumbria, LA12 8AT.

Overlooking Lake Windermere, Lakeside Hotel boasts a luxury 17 metre pool and spa exclusively for hotel residents. There is also a jacuzzi and sauna, as well as a sumptuous 2 AA rosette awarded restaurant.

  • 17th Century

Wateredge Inn

Wateredge Inn, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0EP.

Originally two former 17th century fishermen’s cottages, Wateredge stands on the banks of Lake Windermere and now offers a large atmospheric bar-restaurant, cosy bedrooms and plenty of period features. The hotel boasts its own boat slipway and jetty.

  • 17th Century

Cranage Estate

Cranage Hall, Holmes Chapel, Cheshire, CW4 8EW.

Set in the heart of the rolling Cheshire countryside, Cranage Hall features an indoor swimming pool, sauna, fitness centre and outdoor tennis court. With a range of walking and jogging trails nearby, the restaurant serves a varied and locally sourced menu

  • 19th Century

Rosehill House Hotel

Rosehill House Hotel, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 2PW.

With its gold leaf ceilings and Italian marble fireplaces, this restore 19th century Victorian manor house offers a unique ambiance and charm. Featuring 31 individually designed bedrooms, Rosehill House stands close to Burnley town centre.

  • 19th Century

Oddfellows Chester

Oddfellows Chester, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1RS.

Set in an elegant Georgian building, Oddfellows features 18 luxurious, air-conditioned rooms, a stylish bar and a modern restaurant, offering award-winning menus. Located in the heart of historic Chester, just minutes from the River Dee and racecourse.

  • 17th Century

The Riverside

The Riverside, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 6EL.

Located in the heart of Kendal, the Riverisde’s origins date from the 17th century. The 47 en-suite bedrooms all enjoy views of the River Kent and include free Wi-Fi and satellite TV. The leisure facilities includes a heated swimming pool, sauna and gym.

  • 17th Century

Lyzzick Hall Hotel

Lyzzick Hall Hotel, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4PY.

Set on the beautiful slopes of Skiddaw, Lyzzick Hall boasts a luxury spa, sauna and heated indoor swimming pool with impressive mountain views. Renovated from an historical farm house, the hotel now offers spacious en-suite rooms, cosy bar and restaurant.

  • 18th Century

Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel

Sharrow Bay, Howtown, near Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2LZ.

Situated on the edge of Lake Ullswater, Sharrow Bay boasts a Michelin starred restaurant and makes an ideal base for exploring the Lake District. The lavishly decorated bedrooms guarantee a peaceful night’s sleep.

  • 19th Century