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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Etrop Grange Hotel

Etrop Grange Hotel, Woodhouse Park, Greater Manchester, M90 4EG.

Etrop Grange is a gracious Grade II listed Georgian Mansion House just a few minutes away from the Manchester Airport complex. Built in 1780, the interior is full of period character with chandeliers and fireplaces. The dedicated retaurant team are passionate about the food they serve.

  • 18th Century

Scafell Hotel

Scafell Hotel, Borrowdale, Cumbria, CA12 5XB.

Surrounded by rugged mountains and peaceful meadows, the elegant Scafell Hotel is an ideal base from which to explore the area. With 23 stylish en-suite bedrooms, many with traditional antique furniture, it lies just 5 minutes from Derwent Water.

  • 19th Century

The Glenridding Hotel

The Glenridding Hotel, Glenridding, Cumbria, CA11 0PB.

Located on the shores of Ullswater, the Glenridding Hotel features 36 en-suite rooms, most of which offer scenic views across the lake and fells. There is a billiards table in the oak-panelled library and a heated indoor swimming pool for guests to enjoy.

  • 19th Century

The Mere Golf Resort & Spa

The Mere Golf Resort & Spa, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6LJ.

Enter the red-bricked, Victorian archway to experience the 18-hole championship golf course and spa, with its pool and gym. Set in acres of rolling Cheshire countryside, each en-suite room enjoys beautiful views of either the lake, gardens or golf course.

  • 19th Century

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