Historic Hotels in the South of England

Although there aren’t many castle hotels in the south of England, this is more than made up for by the many country house hotels throughout Sussex, Kent and Hampshire. Don’t just take our word for it though… scroll down to see for yourself!

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Bailiffscourt Hotel and Spa

Bailiffscourt Hotel and Spa, Climping, Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN17 5RW.

Situated adjacent to lovely, undeveloped Climping beach near Arundel, this unusual hotel nestles amongst acres of gardens and features medieval architecture and gothic mullioned windows. There is also a luxurious spa.

  • 13th Century

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The Elvetham

Hartley Wintney, Hook, Hampshire RG27 8AS

This stunning mansion dates back to the 1800’s and is only 40 miles from London. Rich in history and with 35 acres of immaculate grounds, this 72 bedroom hotel is perfect for a weekend break. Exclusive use for weddings possible.

  • 19th Century

Roebuck

Roebuck, Wych Cross, East Sussex, RH18 5JL.

This charming 17th century coaching inn sits on the edge of Royal Ashdown Forest, just 15 miles from London Gatwick Airport. With oak beams and open fires, the elegant bedrooms all feature private modern bathrooms with power showers.

  • 17th Century

Little Hallingbury Mill

Little Hallingbury Mill, Great Hallingbury, Essex, CM22 7QT.

Nestling alongside the River Stort, this picturesque converted flour mill now features en-suite accommodation over its 19 bedrooms, a licensed bar and restaurant. In a traquil setting, it offers easy access to Cambridge, London and Stansted Airport.

  • 19th Century

The White Horse

The White Horse, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 8ZJ.

The White Horse’s Georgian facade conceals a 14th century Grade II listed building. Set in the heart of the historic market town of Romsey, this boutique hotel offers an award winning brasserie and bright, individually styled rooms with private bathrooms.

  • 14th Century

Hotel Du Vin and Bistro Brighton

Hotel Du Vin, 2-6 Ship Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1AD.

Hotel du Vin Brighton is situated in the Lanes conservation area, a stone’s throw from the seafront. Its 38 bedrooms are housed in a collection of eccentric, gothic revival and mock Tudor buildings.

  • 17th Century

Canterbury Cathedral Lodge

Canterbury Cathedral Lodge, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2EH.

A unique opportunity to wake up in the private grounds of Canterbury Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the heart of this historic city. Offering contemporary hotel accommodation in 37 stylish en suite rooms, breakfast is served in the Refectory.

  • 20th Century

Rhinefield House Hotel

Rhinefield House Hotel, New Forest, Hampshire, SO42 7QB.

Set in the heart of the picturesque New Forest, this luxury four star hotel dates back to the late 19th century and is set in 40 acres of grounds. Indoor and outdoor pools.

  • 19th Century

The Crown

The Crown, Stoke-by-Nayland, nr. Colchester, Suffolk, CO6 4SE.

This traditional vintage inn and privately owned boutique hotel offers luxurious accommodation in 11 well appointed, en suite rooms, three of which boast their very own terrace. The award winning restaurant serves great food all freshly cooked.

  • 18th 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

The Wight Mouse Inn

The Wight Mouse Inn, Chale, Isle of Wight, PO38 2HA.

Featuring spectacular views over the English Channel, the 17th century Wight Mouse Inn is peacefully set in the village of Chale, a short drive from Ventnor. With spectacular coastal walks all around, the 10 en-suite rooms enjoy a sea or woodland view.

  • 17th Century