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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Stable Cottage

Peasmarsh, Rye, East Sussex.

Sleeps 2. This listed, 17th-century beamed barn is located just 4 miles from the historic cinque port of Rye, with its cobbled streets and antique shops. Converted to a high standard, it stands detached with oak floors and an enclosed decked terrace. Cottage Code: P81.

  • 17th Century

Silverland

Hordle, nr. Lymington, Hampshire.

Sleeps 14. This quintessentially English thatched country cottage boasts many original features including inglenook fireplaces. The beamed lounge overlooks the 4 acre gardens and outdoor heated swimming pool (open all year, heated June-mid September). Cottage Code: DDDU.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

The Sanctuary

Little Chart, Ashford, Kent.

Sleeps 7. Offering panoramic views over the local countryside, this imposing detached mock Tudor property is set in nearly 4 acres of idyllic grounds. It includes features such as an oak curved staircase, open fire as well as outdoor heated swimming pool. Cottage Code: 16614.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Pub nearby
  • 20th Century

The Quarter House

Rye, East Sussex.

Sleeps 4. Set in the heart of historic Rye, this stylish timber framed apartment dates back to the era when this fortified hilltop town was surrounded by sea. Now 1.5 miles from the coast, the town is home to many fine restaraunts and boutique shops. Cottage Code: 25320.

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

Swallow Cottage

Shanklin, Isle of Wight.

Sleeps 4 – 5. This delightful barn conversion provides the perfect retreat for exploring Shanklin, with its popular beach and amenities. Completely refurbished throughout, it is peacefully located in an idyllic rural country lane. Cottage Code: PCCP.

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

The Showmans Wagon

Alphamstone, nr. Bures, Essex.

Sleeps 4. A truly quirky holiday experience! This gold rated property allows guests to live like a fairground showman and is set in 150 acres of idyllic woodland and meadows. Outside is a garden with furniture and barbeque, perfect for alfresco dining. Cottage Code: W42097.

  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • 20th Century

Martins Cottage

Bury, West Sussex.

Sleeps 2. With character beams, open fire and pretty furnishings, this enchanting little thatched holiday cottage dates from the 17th-century. It is set in the garden of the owner’s country house in the quintessential English village of Bury. Cottage Code: PNT.

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

Kingswood House

Beaulieu, Hampshire.

Sleeps 8. This stunning New Forest house boasts a covered, heated swimming pool, open Mar/Apr – Oct, as well as a spa/Jacuzzi room and sauna, all for the private use of visitors. Set in a lovely enclosed garden, it has been tastefully furnished. Cottage Code: W40356.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Hot Tub
  • Swimming pool
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 20th Century

Leeds Castle – Weir Cottage

Maidstone, Kent.

Sleeps 2. Weir Cottage is a perfect riverside hideaway for two, and is located within the 500 acre estate at famous Leeds Castle, a stunning moated 900 year old castle. You have entry to the castle, grounds and Knight’s Realm playground during your stay. Cottage Code: 27987.

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

The Olde Cart Lodge

Castle Hedingham, nr. Colchester, Essex.

Sleeps 5. With far reaching views over a valley towards Hedingham Castle, this spacious, renovated, detached cart lodge enjoys shared use of the owner’s 25-acre grounds. Local attractions include the Colne Valley Steam Railway, Sudbury, 7 miles. Cottage Code: BUT.

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