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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Malthouse Barn

Elmsted, nr. Canterbury, Kent.

Sleeps 2. Just 15 minutes away from the Channel Tunnel, this delightful detached barn offers complete tranquillity lying in its 26 acres of woodland and pasture. Enjoy a glass of wine on the decked terrace whilst watching the local wildlife roam. Cottage Code: P85.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

The Dovecote Garden – Monks Granary Barn

Westdean, Seaford, East Sussex.

Sleeps 2. This 16th century Grade II listed barn is situated on an ancient farm which offers a free archaeology / history tour to guests. There is a double bedroom and a Z-bed available. A 1.5 miles level walk leads to a secluded beach. Wi-Fi. Cottage Code: 19748.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Close to Sea
  • Quirky
  • Pet friendly
  • 16th Century

Beechurst Cottage

Ninfield, nr. Battle, East Sussex.

Sleeps 4. Offering an abundance of character features, with oak doors, low beams and an inglenook fireplace, this charming holiday cottage dates back to 1750. Located down a quiet lane in beautiful countryside, it has been sympathetically restored. Cottage Code: PZ6.

  • Open Fire
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

Seaspray

Camber Sands, Rye, East Sussex.

Sleeps 4. An ideal base for a beach holiday, this holiday cottage is situated on an award winning Blue Flag Beach with a decked area facing seven miles of sandy beach. The first floor sun lounge makes the most of the views. Shops and pubs 50 yards. Cottage Code: 40019.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 20th Century

April Cottage

Old Alresford, Hampshire.

Sleeps 2. A romantic and characterful retreat, this lovely listed 17th-century thatched cottage, complete with four-poster bed, boasts its own garden. Set at the end of the village green in friendly Old Alresford, it is spacious and attractively furnished. Cottage Code: PTK.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • 17th Century

Dill Hundred

Vines Cross, East Sussex.

Sleeps 8. Refurbished to a high standard, Dill Hundred has a large garden and an outdoor unheated swimming-pool. This secluded, detached holiday home retains many original features. Excellent for walking and touring. Shops 1½ miles, pub 1 mile. Cottage Code: PZW.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Haremere Hall

Etchingham, East Sussex.

Sleeps 13. With sole use of a swimming-pool and tennis court, this gracious country manor house, dating from 1616, offers a warm and characterful retreat. Set amidst 150-acre parkland grounds, it is an ideal holiday choice for family get-togethers. Cottage Code: PHH.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • 17th Century

Cider Cottage

Etchingham, East Sussex.

Sleeps 4. With its beamed vaulted ceiling, this single-storey barn conversion nestles amongst traditional farm buildings on a 300-acre organic working beef farm, With walks from the doorstep in this popular part of East Sussex, visit nearby Battle Abbey. Cottage Code: PPAA.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • 19th Century

Candlelight Cottage

Ventnor, Isle of Wight.

Sleeps 6. With a wealth of character and original features, this beautifully presented Victorian house offers spacious and well-equipped holiday accommodation. Located opposite Ventnor’s attractive park, the cottage is a short stroll from the esplanade. Cottage Code: PAAK.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Apple Tree Cottage

Shorwell, Newport, Isle of Wight.

Sleeps 4 – 6. Lovingly restored and modernised, this charming listed thatched cottage offers homely, comfortable accommodation. Close to the local shop and pub serving food, there is a long enclosed garden in which to enjoy the warm Isle of Wight weather. Cottage Code: 27329.

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