Historic Accommodation in England

From the rolling hills of the Cotswolds to the majestic shoreline of the Jurassic Coast, England is famous throughout the world for its history and heritage. Why not make the most of it by staying at a historic castle, country house hotel or cottage?

Simply scroll down to browse our selection of historic accommodation in England, or alternatively you can use the search box at the top of the page.

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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

Beechfield House Hotel

Beechfield House Hotel, Beanacre, near Bath, Wiltshire, SN12 7PU.

This lovely Victorian country house is set in 8 acres of beautiful grounds, and is one of the finest luxury hotels near Bath. It boasts an AA rosette restaurant and a lovely heated pool. That is also a treatment room on site.

  • 19th Century

The Lamb Inn

Great Rissington, Bourton on the Water, Gloucestershire, GL54 2LP.

The Quintessential country inn! Enjoy log fires, oak beams and four poster beds at the Lamb Inn. This characterful Inn dates back to the 18th century and is located in the Windrush Valley, in the heart of the picturesque Cotswolds.

  • 18th Century

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The Swaledale

Burton Fleming, nr Filey, Yorkshire.

Sleeps 2. Set on a working farm, this splendid shepherd’s hut features en suite shower room and four poster bed on the inside, whilst outside there is a gas BBQ and fire pit. After a long day’s exploring, relax in the hot tub with a glass of bubbly. Cottage Code: UK2067.

  • Hot Tub
  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • 20th Century

Rookery Cottages – The Rookery Shepherd’s Hut

Haughton, nr Nantwich, Cheshire.

Sleeps 2. Set deep within Cheshire’s rolling countryside, this modern take on the traditional shepherd’s hut blends rustic charm with modern comforts, including its very own wooden hot tub. Just a short drive away from the Roman walled city of Chester. Cottage Code: UKC188.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Hot Tub
  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • 20th Century

Inglenook Boathouse

Rudyard, nr. Leek, Staffordshire

Sleeps 2. Standing on the banks of Rudyard Lake, this architect-designed boathouse boasts stunning views across the lake to the lush woodland beyond. A haven for wildlife, Rudyard Lake offers a variety of activities including fishing, sailing and canoeing. Cottage Code: RFFC.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Quirky
  • Pet friendly
  • Fishing
  • 20th Century

Watermouth Castle

Watermouth Castle, Near Ilfracombe, Devon.

Sleeps 4 – 6. “With views over bays and cliffs from a castle stronghold – a unique holiday opportunity . . .”

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Close to Sea
  • Shared pool
  • 19th Century

The Gate House

Dover, Kent.

Sleeps 4. Dating from the mid-19th century, this listed mini Gothic castle features its very own turret and 4-poster canopy bed. Beamed throughout, it is thought to have been built as the gate house guarding the accommodation of the Dover Castle Garrison. Cottage Code: E5413.

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

Stanford Hall

Stanford, Lutterworth, Leicestershire, LE17 6DH.

Stanford Hall is set in 70 acres of parkland on the banks of the River Avon near Lutterworth, Leicestershire.

  • 17th Century

Bridge Boatyard

Bridge Boatyard, Ely, Cambridgeshire.

After visiting the magnificent cathedral city of Ely, explore the picturesque Fenland waterways. The waterways of Cambridgeshire offer 150 miles of unspoilt rivers that wind through meadows and fens, passing some of England’s prettiest towns. The well-fitted narrowboats and cruisers sleep two to six people.

Whitchurch Marina

Whitchurch Marina, Whitchurch, Shropshire.

Meander along the Llangollen and Shropshire Union Canals through the lovely countryside of Wales and north-west England. Those with a head for heights may choose to travel the famous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, whilst others may prefer to explore alternative routes. Whitchurch offers a choice of different styles of narrowboats from four to eight berths.

Axbridge at Sydney Wharf

Axbridge at Sydney Wharf, Bath, Somerset.

Cruise the Kennet and Avon Canal, starting from your base within Bath’s Sydney Gardens, just a short walk from the city’s centre. What better way to explore the beautiful Cotswolds than from the waterways!

Autherley Junction

Autherley Junction, Staffordshire.

From their base at the southern end of the Shropshire Union Canal, Napton Narrowboats feature a modern fleet of extremely comfortable and beautifully designed narrowboats. With quality fittings and furnishings throughout, they offer a wide selection of quiet and well equipped craft.