Historic Accommodation in Southern England

Visit awe-inspiring Stonehenge, wander among the Colleges, museums and shops of Oxford, or spend a weekend break in the beautiful New Forest. Explore Kent, the ‘Garden of England’, with its orchards, hops and vineyards. Visit magnificent Leeds Castle, Dover Castle, the Royal Pavilion at Brighton or perhaps the busy fishing port of Hastings with its atmospheric Old Town.

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Amberley Castle

Amberley Castle, nr. Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9LT.

Feel like royalty with a luxurious break in this grand 900 year old castle hotel. With stylish spa bathrooms and a delightfully decadent restaurant, serving an eclectic menu of delectable dishes, this unique hotel offers a scenic spot second to none.

  • 11th Century

Bowlish House

Bowlish House, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 5JD.

This Grade II listed Georgian house features 6 en-suite bedrooms, a bar and restaurant, which serves a full English breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. A short walk from Shepton Mallet town centre and a 15 minute drive from Wookey Hole Caves.

  • 18th 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

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Homelye Farm Courtyards

Homelye Farm Courtyards, Dunmow, Essex, CM6 3AW.

Completely charming! These former stables in rural Dunmow provide cosy en-suite bedrooms, a guest bar and lounge and a beautiful country garden and terrace. All this and only 15 minutes from Stansted Airport.

  • 18th Century

The Clifton

The Clifton, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, PO37 6AN.

Offering stunning views over Sandown Bay, the Clifton enjoys a beautiful cliff top location, just a short walk away from Shanklin Old Village. Many of the en-suite rooms feature coastal views, some even include a balcony on which to sit and relax.

  • 19th Century

Fernbank

Fernbank, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, PO37 6PP.

Occupying one of the most beautiful positions in the Old Village of Shanklin, this intimate bed and breakfast retreat features its own indoor swimming pool set in sub-tropical gardens. All 16 en-suite rooms are comfortable and stylishly furnished.

  • 19th Century

The Compasses

The Compasses, Littley Green, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 1BU.

Within easy reach of Stansted Airport and Chelmsford, this traditional Victorian inn exudes history and tradition. Set in the peaceful little hamlet of Littley Green, it offers 5 individually styled en-suite rooms, a bar and restaurant.

  • 19th Century

The Tower Hotel

The Tower Hotel, Harwich, Essex, CO12 3PJ.

Named after the structure that dominates the northeast cornern of this impressive Italian style building, The Tower Hotel stands amidst its own private gardens. Reached via a long sweeping drive, it offers 13 spacious en-suite rooms, restaurant and bar.

  • 19th Century

Number 7 Priory Guest House

Priory Road, Dover, Kent, CT17 9RQ.

Ideally placed for those travelling to and from the Derry ferry terminal, this attractive Grade II listed guest house offers well appointed, tastefully decorated en-suite bedrooms and is located a short walk from Dover town centre.

  • 18th Century

Crossways Hotel

Crossways Hotel, Wilmington, Alfriston, East Sussex, BN26 5SG.

Ideally located for exploring the South Downs, this charming Georgian hotel offers spacious accommodation and a popular rosette awarded restaurant.

  • 18th Century

Prested Hall

Prested Hall, Feering, Colchester, Essex, CO5 9EE.

Situated in an extensive acreage in the Colchester countryside, 15th century Prested Hall combines traditional features such as wooden beams and lead windows (and even a moat!) with modern luxuries. Enjoy spacious, en-suite accommodation in a rural setting.

  • 15th Century

Camelia Hotel

Camelia Hotel, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 3AA.

This luxurious 100-year-old 3 star hotel is situated on the Eastern Esplanade at Southend-On-Sea and enjoys views over the Thames Estuary. Originally a Victorian boarding school, it now offers colourful en-suite holiday accommodation, a bar and restaurant serving a good selection of fine foods.

  • 19th Century

Nineteen

Nineteen, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 1TJ.

A beautiful boutique hotel only yards from Brighton Pier, Hotel Nineteen boasts spacious, airy en-suite rooms with stylish contemporary decor and flatscreen TVs. A breakfast in bed service is also offered!

  • 19th Century