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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The Boat House

Cowes, Isle of Wight.

Sleeps 4. Blending the traditional with modern interior design, this former coastguard’s cottage is set on the waterfront with views across to West Cowes. One of a pair, the Boat House lies just metres away from a public slipway into the Solent. Cottage Code: PTTG.

  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Wren Cottage

Ottinge, Canterbury, Kent.

Sleeps 4 – 6. Situated in the unspoilt Elham Valley and dating back 300 years, this restored listed thatched barn has been divided to provide two beautiful beamed holiday homes. Follow the link below to view both properties at this location. Cottage Code: PLLT.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Pub nearby
  • 17th Century

St Radigund’s Abbey Farm – The Stables

River, nr. Dover, Kent.

Sleeps 4. Set on a working arable farm, this detached barn conversion is surrounded by the rolling Kent countryside with footpaths from the door. Step back in time and explore the remains of the 12th century abbey ruins. Cottage Code: 19819.

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

Debourne Lodge

Cowes, Isle of Wight.

Sleeps 6. Set in its own enclosed grounds, this attractive listed property features its own private outdoor heated swimming pool (avail Jun-Sep). Retaining many character features including exposed stone walls, it makes the ideal holiday location. Cottage Code: 26436.

  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

The Barn

Burley, Hampshire.

Sleeps 2. Situated in the village of Burley Street in the heart of the New Forest, this renovated barn conversion offers vaulted ceilings and beams throughout. Ringwood with all facilities is a 6 minute drive away, Shop and pubs ¾ mile. Cottage Code: PDDE.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Boutique
  • Pub nearby
  • 19th Century

Reysons Barn

Brede, nr. Rye, East Sussex.

Sleeps 4. On the edge of a small orchard, this converted thatched barn provides the ideal holiday base for animal lovers, as the owners keep both sheep and poultry. Situated just 5 miles from the cobbled streets of the Cinque Port town of Rye. Cottage Code: PJJP.

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

The Bow

Middleton-on-Sea, West Sussex.

Sleeps 4. Situated just 60 yards from the beach, this unique holiday cottage has been made to resemble the bow of a boat and adjoins the owner’s house. It features portholes and a curved wall in the entrance/dining area. Shop, pub, restaurant 50yards. Cottage Code: 27373.

  • Close to Sea
  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 20th Century

Lavender Cottage

Iden, East Sussex.

Sleeps 6. Set within the small, quiet village of Iden, this charming 17th-century cottage provides cosy accommodation. Ideally placed for exploring Battle and 1066 country, it lies just a 45-minute drive from the Channel Tunnel and France. Cottage Code: PGU.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 17th Century

Eldred House

Layer-de-la-Haye, nr. Colchester, Essex.

Sleeps 16. With parts dating back to the 15th century, this elegant Georgian period house is surrounded by extensive landscaped gardens. Approached via a secluded woodland road, this lovingly renovated property has been finished to an excellent standard. Cottage Code: BWP.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Open Fire
  • Boutique
  • 15th Century

Potts Farm Oast

Tenterden, nr. Ashford, Kent.

Sleeps 10. Once used for drying fresh hops before they were sent to the brewers, this spacious twin round kiln oast house has now been thoughtfully restored. Enjoy the beautiful Kentish countryside and discover why it’s called ‘The Garden of England’. Cottage Code: POOB.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Quirky
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century