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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Wilton Court Restaurant with Rooms

Wilton Court Restaurant with Rooms, Ross on Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 6AQ.

Enjoying a idyllic location on the banks of the River Wye, the 16th century Wilton Court is recommended by the Good Hotel Guide. All 10 of the en-suite bedrooms have been individually decorated and the 2 AA Rosetted restaurant features a seasonal menu.

  • 16th Century

Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel

Elmers Court Hotel, Lymington, New Forest, Hampshire, SO41 5ZB.

This magnificent Tudor gabled Manor House is situated on the edge of the New Forest. Build in the early 19th century, the hotel offers individual bedrooms and self catering lodges, as well as a full leisure club. Squash, tennis courts and a bowling green.

  • 19th Century

The Saracens Head Hotel

The Saracens Head Hotel, Great Dunmow, Essex, CM6 1AG.

Welcoming visitors for nearly 400 years, this 16th century coaching inn has been fully modernised and now offers 31 well appointed bedrooms, and access to a private gym. Ideally situated on the high street of Dunmow, just 5 miles from London Stansted.

  • 16th Century

The River Haven Hotel

The River Haven Hotel, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 7EL.

Set on the Strand Quay overlooking the River Tillingham, the hotel is just a short walk from the heart of medieval Rye. The conservatory restaurant serves a menu made from locally sourced ingredients and some of the en-suite rooms enjoy scenic river views

  • 19th Century

Marsh Farm Hotel

Marsh Farm Hotel, Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire, SN4 8ER.

Set in 2 acres of landscaped grounds, this listed farm house features 50 beautiful bedrooms all with private bathrooms and scenic garden views. Blending country house charm with modern facilities, it is ideally located for exploring the nearby Cotswolds.

  • 19th Century

The Crescent Victoria Hotel

The Crescent Victoria Hotel, Margate, Kent, CT9 1HX.

Set in a listed Victorian rowhouse, this elegant boutique hotel is just a short stroll fom both the Turner Contemporary Museum and Margate Sands. With 14 individually designed bedrooms, the hotel also boasts a restaurant, bar and stylish courtyard area.

  • 19th Century

Passford House Hotel

Passford House, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 8LS.

Once the home of Lord Arthur Cecil, Queen Victoria’s private secretary, Passford House stands midway between the New Forest village of Sway and the Georgian splendour of Lymington. Now an elegant hotel, there is plenty for the more active guests with an indoor swimming pool, gym and sauna.

  • 16th Century

Wivenhoe House Hotel

Wivenhoe House Hotel, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ.

The 18th century Wivenhoe House sits surrounded by pretty parkland and tranquil lakes, less than 10 minutes’ drive from historic Colchester. Each of the en-suite rooms are elegant, stylish, and traditionally furnished, some boast delightful garden views.

  • 18th Century

Legacy Rose and Crown Hotel

Legacy Rose and Crown Hotel, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2 8JQ.

Dating back to the 1200’s, the Rose and Crown is set in an idyllic riverside location. Today it is a 4 star inn with free WiFi and with many original features still intact. Perfect for business or leisure.

  • 13th Century

Stanhill Court Hotel

Stanhill Court Hotel, Charlwood, Horley, Surrey, RH6 0EP.

This imposing Victorian house offers an award winning restaurant, four poster bedrooms, views spanning 20 miles, as well as being awarded the title of “Most Romantic Hotel” by the AA. The hotel offers a shuttle service to Gatwick Airport.

  • 19th Century