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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Ockenden Manor Hotel and Spa

Ockenden Manor, Cuckfield, West Sussex, RH17 5LD.

This delightful Elizabethan Manor House lies in 9 acres of grounds in one of the prettiest villages in England. Ockenden Manor’s comprehensive spa facilities and swimming pool, is complimented by its renowned and award winning restaurant.

  • 16th Century

The Brickwall Hotel

The Brickwall Hotel, Sedlescombe, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 0QA.

The Brickwall Hotel stands overlooking the village green in the pretty East Sussex village of Sedlescombe. Originally built in the sixteenth century, this is now a quintessential country hotel. Lovely sun terrace overlooking the garden.

  • 16th Century

The George In Rye

The George In Rye, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 7JT.

Dating from 1575, the George comfortably blends old and new to create an atmosphere which is relaxed, informal and individual. Set in the heart of the medieval town of Rye, this luxury, stylish hideaway offers 34 elegant, well-designed en-suite rooms.

  • 16th Century

The Montagu Arms

The Montagu Arms, Beaulieu, Hampshire, SO42 7Z.

Boasting cosy, homely character and picturesque gardens, this outstanding country house in the New Forest dates back to 1742. Offering excellent customer care and personal service, the restaurant serves fine local ingredients in its classic dishes.

  • 18th Century

The White Star Tavern

The White Star Tavern, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 3DJ.

Dating from the 19th century, this 5-star boutique inn is located in Southampton’s historic maritime district. Renovated in 2007, it blends original features with modern comforts and has received 2 AA Rosettes for the quality of its great-value food.

  • 19th Century

Horsted Place Country House Hotel

Horsted Place Hotel, Little Horsted, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 5TS.

With many of the bedrooms benefiting from views of the South Downs and the Sussex countryside, Horsted Place Hotel is a magnificent Victorian country house. There is an elegant candlelit restaurant serving modern English cuisine.

  • 19th Century

Pilgrim Inn

Pilgrim Inn, Southampton, Hampshire, SO40 4WU.

The beautifully thatched Pilgrim Inn enjoys a peaceful rural location, overlooking lush, green fields. The 14 en-suite rooms are individually furnished and decorated, each with their own unique and distinctive boutique style, some with four-poster beds.

  • 18th Century

The White Hart

The White Hart, Great Yeldham, Essex, CO9 4HJ.

With its open fireplaces and original wooden beams, this traditional 15th century inn sits on the Essex – Suffolk border, just 10 miles from Braintree. The award-winning White Hart features a 2 AA Rosette restaurant serving local, seasonal produce.

  • 15th Century

The Winchester Royal

The Winchester Royal, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8BS.

With its origins dating back to the 14th century, and originally a refuge for Benedictine Monks, the Winchester Royal is now a charming hotel situated in the heart of Winchester.

  • 16th Century

Orsett Hall

Orsett Hall, Orsett, Essex, RM16 3HS.

This luxurious 4-star hotel boasts a fully equipped gym and a spa, offering a range of relaxing and therapeutic treatments. The luxurious, individually designed rooms all enjoy views over the 12 acre grounds and surrounded beautiful Essex countryside.

  • 17th Century