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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Cavendish Hotel

Cavendish Hotel, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4DH.

Set on Eastbourne’s Grand Parade, the Cavendish boasts wonderful views over the English Channel. The hotel’s leisure club includes a spa, fitness centre and a sauna offering a selection of aromatherapy steam rooms. A short walk from the railway station.

  • 19th Century

Cooden Beach Hotel

Cooden Beach Hotel, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN39 4TT.

Boasting direct access to the beach in the peaceful village of Bexhill-on-Sea, this privately owned hotel is set in two acres of landscaped grounds. The hotel’s leisure centre comprises a swimming pool, hot tub, sauna and steam room.

  • 20th Century

Littlecote House Hotel

Littlecote House, Hungerford, Berkshire, RG17 OSU.

Dreamily beautiful historic Littlecote House has hosted both King Charles II and Queen Elizabeth I. Perfect for a romantic break for two as no children are allowed!

  • 13th Century

Milford Hall Hotel & Spa

Milford Hall Hotel, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 3TE.

Situated close to the heart of this ancient city, Milford Hall successfully blends traditional English hospitality with modern facilities. Originally a Georgian mansion house, the hotel now offers 45 well-equipped rooms and a locally renowned restaurant.

  • 19th Century

Farnham House Hotel

Farnham House Hotel, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 5ER.

This delightful hotel is full of character and charm. It is situated in peaceful surroundings, and includes a tennis court. Good restaurant and bar, as well as lovely gardens to explore. Only three minutes from Farnham town centre.

  • 18th Century

The Seaview Hotel And Restaurant

The Seaview Hotel And Restaurant, Seaview, Isle of Wight, PO34 5EX.

Set by the sea in the heart of the small Edwardian resort of Seaview, the hotel offers a chic coastal getaway. For discerning foodies, the hotel’s award-winning restaurant serves British dishes made with produce from its own farm.

  • 20th Century

Alexander House Hotel

Alexander House Hotel, Turners Hill, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH10 4QD.

On the borders of Sussex and Surrey, this luxurious 5-star boutique hotel and spa is just 6 miles from Gatwick. Set in rolling parkland, this 17th century former manor house now offers an extensive range of leisure facilities and a 3 rosette restaurant.

  • 17th Century

The White Hart

The White Hart, Stockbridge, Hampshire, SO20 6HF.

Set within the pretty village of Stockbridge, this former 15th century coaching Inn has been converted to provide modern, comfortable accommodation with character and many period features. The restaurant enjoys a reputation for good home-cooked food.

  • 15th Century

Chilworth Manor Hotel

Chilworth Manor, Chilworth, Southampton, Hampshire, SO16 7PT.

Within a few minutes drive from both the M3 and M27, this impressive manor house is set within 12 acres of lovely landscaped gardens. A recently opened health club features an indoor swimming pool. Within easy reach of Southampton.

  • 11th Century

Audleys Wood Hotel

Audleys Wood Hotel, Alton Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG25 2JT.

Audleys Wood offers an irresistible range of bedrooms, ranging from ‘special occasion’ suites to superior double and garden rooms. Set in a magnificent Victorian manor house, hidden amongst seven acres of lush woodland and beautiful gardens.

  • 19th Century