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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Buxted Park Hotel

Buxted Park Hotel, Buxted, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 4AY.

Located in the heart of Sussex, Buxted Park is one of the finest Georgian mansions in England and is set in 312 acres of parkland, where fallow deer roam free. It has played host to the rich and famous for centuries.

  • 18th Century

Ghyll Manor Country Hotel

Ghyll Manor Country Hotel, Rusper, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 4PX.

Set in the pretty village of Rusper in the heart of the Sussex countryside, this elegant 17th century manor house ouzes character and style. All bedrooms are exquisitely decorated, and guests are welcome to explore the extensive landscaped grounds.

  • 17th Century

Wykeham Arms

Wykeham Arms, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9PE.

Tucked away in the quietest corner of the city, this unique 18th century inn is renowned for its charm, excellent food and fine wines. Retaining many original features, the Wykeham Arms has a range of individually-designed, luxury en-suite bedrooms.

  • 18th Century

St Leonards Hotel

St Leonards Hotel, Saint Leonards, Dorset, BH24 2NP.

Set on the edge of the New Forest, this traditional country house hotel features bright and airy rooms, many of which enjoy views of the large garden. Guests can sample a selection of traditional British food and wines from the relaxed restaurant and bar.

  • 19th Century

Balmer Lawn

Balmer Lawn, New Forest, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7ZB.

Set in the heart of the New Forest, where ponies and deer roam, Balmer Lawn boasts an AA Rosette-awarded restaurant and a fitness centre. The en-suite rooms are elegant and modern, and the extensive leisure facilities includes a swimming pool and gym.

  • 19th Century

Ashdown Park Hotel

Ashdown Park Hotel, Wych Cross, East Sussex, RH18 5JR.

This four star mansion dates back to the 19th century and is surrounded by lakes, gardens and woodland. The restaurant is award winning and there is an indoor swimming pool, steam rooms, an 18 hole golf course and two tennis courts.

  • 19th Century

Chilston Park Hotel

Chilston Park Hotel, Sandway, Lenham, Kent, ME17 2BE.

This elegant 17th Century, Grade 1 listed country house is set in peaceful surrounding in Kent. It is luxuriously furnished with antiques and painting, and features 250 acres of grounds to explore. Rated in the top 200 hotels in the country.

  • 17th Century

Bourne Hall Country Hotel

Bourne Hall Country Hotel, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, PO37 6RR.

Dating from the 1860’s, this beautiful Victorian country house features a large indoor pool, a seasonal outdoor pool, sauna and mini gym. Set in 3 acres of mature grounds, it offers stunning views over Sandown and Shanklin Bay.

  • 19th Century

Chewton Glen Hotel

Chewton Glen Hotel, New Milton, Hampshire, BH25 6QS.

Just a short drive from the New Forest, this five-star country house hotel has a 3 AA-Rosette restaurant, spa, gym, outdoor pool, golf course and tennis courts. Each elegant room has a spacious seating area, many enjoy balconies and garden views.

  • 18th Century

The George Hotel

The George Hotel, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, PO41 0PE.

With picturesque views of the Yarmouth harbour and a brasserie serving excellent food (with a special emphasis on fresh seafood), the George Hotel is perfect for a seaside break. The building itself dates back to the 1600’s and is full of character.

  • 17th Century