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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Hucking Court Stables

Hucking, Kent.

Sleeps 6. Set in the heart of the North Downs, this 16th century listed property has been carefully converted with rustic flint walls, slate floors and exposed beams throughout. Originally stables to the main farmhouse, it is surrounded by woodland. Cottage Code: PQ6.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 16th Century

Diablo

Castle Hedingham, Essex, .

Sleeps 10. Set on the fringe of picturesque village of Castle Hedingham with its timber-framed, medieval and Tudor buildings, this detached, single-storey holiday property enjoys private use of a heated indoor swimming pool – 3 hours per day. Cottage Code: W43233.

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

Saunders Oast Barn

Guestling, nr. Hastings, East Sussex.

Sleeps 9. Totally re-built following the great storm of 1987, this stylish 19th century barn now provides luxurious holiday accommodation, complete with a full size snooker table. Within easy reach of both historic Hastings and the medieval town of Rye. Cottage Code: PDDH.

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

The Oast House (Nutley)

Nutley, East Sussex.

Sleeps 8. Situated on the edge of Ashdown Forest, this unusual detached period barn boasting a wealth of exposed beams, nestles in 15 acres of grounds. Set in its own small garden area, it enjoys use of owner’s heated indoor swimming pool by arrangement. Cottage Code: PJJX.

  • Pub nearby
  • Shared pool
  • 18th Century

The Old Telephone Exchange

Sissinghurst, Kent.

Sleeps 2. Set in the heart of one of Kent’s most picturesque villages, this detached former telephone exchange has been carefully converted to provide unique and cosy holiday accommodation. Just a stroll from the NT’s famous Sissinghust Gardens. Cottage Code: 26972.

  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 20th Century

Captains Row

Lymington, New Forest, Hampshire.

Sleeps 6. Enjoy glimpses of the pretty marina from this charming listed holiday property. Standing at the end of a row, it lies just a stone’s throw from the restaurants and shops of this popular New Forest town …a day trip to the Isle of Wight? Cottage Code: PY4.

  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • 18th Century

Hawthorne Cottage

Preston, nr. Canterbury, Kent.

Sleeps 6. Set amist a 21-acre farm, this lovingly restored detached Grade II listed cottage retains many original features. Enjoy walks through the orchards of the farm to join the Saxon Shore Way. Canterbury is just a 20-minute drive away. Cottage Code: PY8.

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

Chanctonbury

East Preston, West Sussex.

Sleeps 10. This large detached cottage is less than 300 yds from a popular unspoilt beach and combines modern comforts with lots of character, including a big inglenook open fire. The private indoor swimming pool is open all year. Large enclosed garden. Cottage Code: PMMM.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Boutique
  • Pub nearby
  • 19th Century

Well Cottage

Upper Castle Combe, Wiltshire.

Sleeps 6. Dating back to the 16th century, Well Cottage retains much charm with exposed beams and inglenook fire. Set above Castle Combe on a tranquil private lane, it has been finished to a high standard in a contemporary country style. Cottage Code: DVD.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Pet friendly
  • 16th Century

The Water Tower

Bearsted, nr. Maidstone, Kent.

Sleeps 4. This former water tower once provided the village with its supply of H2O. Lovingly converted, it now offers unique holiday accommodation in spacious circular rooms set over two floors. With direct trains to London from nearby Bearsted Station. Cottage Code: 13684.

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