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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Wartling Place Country House Hotel

Wartling Place Hotel, Wartling, Herstmonceux, East Sussex, BN27 1RY.

A charming, award winning Georgian B&B which is an ideal base for exploring East Sussex. Wartling Place Country House offers spacious, well appointed accommodation complete with king size and four poster beds, all mod cons and beautiful garden views.

  • 18th Century

Stable Courtyard at Leeds Castle

Leeds Castle, Maidstone, Kent, ME17 1PL.

Stay overnight in the refurbished Stable Courtyard Bedrooms in the beautiful setting of Leeds Castle and explore the castle grounds and gardens when the estate is closed to the general public. Breakfast is available in the 17th century Fairfax Restaurant.

  • 17th Century

Hever Castle Luxury Bed & Breakfast

Astor Wing, Hever Castle, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 7NG.

This stunning, 13th century double-moated castle offers luxury B&B accommodation in the Astor Wing of the property. Access to the castle is included in the rate and the gardens can be privately enjoyed by guests after closing. Free WiFi.

  • 13th Century

The Cricketers Arms

The Cricketers Arms, Rickling Green, nr. Saffrom Walden, Essex, CB11 3YG.

Set between Bishops Stortford and Saffron Walden overlooking the village green in Rickling Green, The Cricketers Arms is a traditional country pub with 10 beautiful, individually designed en-suite rooms. The restaurant features a regularly changing menu.

  • 18th Century

Hyde Barn

Hyde, nr. Fordingbridge, Hampshire.

Sleeps 14. Ideal for family gatherings, this outstanding, detached barn conversion has been finished to the highest standard with green oak beams and large windows. Surrounded by rolling Hampshire countryside, Hyde Barn sits on the edge of the New Forest. Cottage Code: DBBP.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Boutique
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

Rocksfarm Cottage

Penhurst, nr. Battle, East Sussex.

Sleeps 6. This detached holiday property has lake views and footpaths on the doorstep. Located in the Sussex High Weald, close to 1066 country, including Battle Abbey and Hastings. Cottage Code: PQQV.

  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

The Folly

Hambledon, Hampshire.

Sleeps 2. With shared use of an indoor heated swimming-pool, (open Apr – Oct), this 19th-century listed folly is perhaps for those couples who fancy something out of the ordinary. Enjoy the wonderful views over the pretty village of Hambledon. Cottage Code: PRA.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • Shared pool
  • 19th Century

Cockle Warren

Hayling Island, nr. Portsmouth, Hampshire.

Sleeps 14. Boasting its very own large, heated outdoor swimming pool and games room, this spacious, detached holiday cottage occupies a highly prized sea front location. Hayling Island is well known for its watersports activities and windsurfing events. Cottage Code: 28926.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Swimming pool
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Apple Tree Cottage

West Wittering, West Sussex.

Sleeps 8. Dating from the 17th century, this well presented property enjoys the advantage of being only 10 minutes’ walk from the beach at West Wittering. Boasting many period features, it provides the ideal base for exploring picturesque Chichester. Cottage Code: PGW.

  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Pet friendly
  • 17th Century

Mulberry Cottage

Keyhaven, nr. Lymington, Hampshire.

Sleeps 4. Just ¼ mile from the sea, this attractively converted wing of a large listed Georgian country house, stands amid its own formal gardens. A 5 minute stroll through a wild flower meadow leads to a 17th century smugglers’ inn serving good food. Cottage Code: PQ1.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Close to Sea
  • Boutique
  • Pub nearby
  • 18th Century