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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White Hart Hotel

White Hart Hotel, Coggeshall, Essex, CO6 1NH.

Located in the heart of picturesque Coggeshall, the 15th century White Hart Hotel offers 18 elegant bedrooms, all with private modern bathrooms and original features. With oak beams and exposed brickwork, the restaurant serves a traditional British menu.

  • 15th Century

Guyers House Hotel

Guyers House Hotel, Corsham, Wiltshire, SN13 0PS.

Standing in 12 acres of scenic gardens and grounds, this 17th century country house hotel features a hard tennis court, croquet lawn, fitness room, as well as cricket and golf nets. The award-winning restaurant offers exceptional food and wine.

  • 17th Century

Marygreen Manor

Marygreen Manor, Brentwood, Essex, CM14 4NR.

Dating from the 16th century, this luxury four-star hotel is just minutes away from the M25, and within easy driving distance of central London and the airports. The well equipped bedrooms feature high-speed internet access and satellite TV.

  • 16th Century

Beechfield House Hotel

Beechfield House Hotel, Beanacre, near Bath, Wiltshire, SN12 7PU.

This lovely Victorian country house is set in 8 acres of beautiful grounds, and is one of the finest luxury hotels near Bath. It boasts an AA rosette restaurant and a lovely heated pool. That is also a treatment room on site.

  • 19th Century

Careys Manor Hotel & Spa

Careys Manor Hotel, Brockenhurst, New Forest, SO42 7RH.

This elegant hotel is ideal for a relaxing break in the beautiful New Forest. There is a two AA rosette restaurant, a lovely French bistro, as well as a Thai restaurant. Also features a swimming pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and state of the art gym.

  • 19th Century

Hunters Lodge Inn

Hunters Lodge Inn, Wincanton, Somerset, BA9 8LD.

Just outside the horse racing town of Wincanton, Hunters Lodge offers 13 en-suite rooms all furnished to a high standard, cosy bars and a restaurant which serves food all day. Conveniently situated for Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole Caves and Longleat.

  • 19th Century

Bath Arms

Bath Arms, Horningsham, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 7LY.

This stylish 4 star hotel has recently commissioned Miv Watts, the noted interior designer, to create colourful and unusual rooms with distinctly individual looks. Features a 2 AA rosette restaurant, treatment rooms and relaxing rural surroundings.

  • 17th Century

Lansdowne Hotel

Lansdowne Hotel, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4EE.

With original Victorian features, the Lansdowne Hotel lies opposite the Western Lawns, just 200 metres from Eastbourne beach. Featuring antique furniture and traditional decor, some of the en-suite rooms enjoy views across the seafront.

  • 19th Century

Manor House Hotel

Manor House Hotel, Castle Combe, Wiltshire, SN14 7HR.

The Manor House in Castle Combe is a wonderfully decadent four star hotel which dates back to the 1300’s. Don’t miss the Michelin starred Bybrook Restaurant which is headed up by Richard Davies. Easily access from the M4 motorway.

  • 14th Century

Royal Beach Hotel

Royal Beach Hotel, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO4 0RN.

Just yards from the beach, the Royal has stood on Southsea’s promenade since 1866. Offering magnificent views across the Solent, the attractive rooms include a full en-suite bathroom. Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard and D-Day Museums are within easy reach

  • 19th Century