Historic Hotels

Welcome to our selection of country houses and historic hotels across the UK. All the hotels listed are in heritage buildings, some are located deep in the countryside, some in in our historic towns and cities such as London, Bath and Manchester.

Whether you are looking for a sleepy manor house hotel to relax in, a spa break in a listed heritage hotel, or an action-packed weekend break offering all types of sports and activities – golf, shooting, fishing – you will find something here for you.

Simply scroll down to browse our selection of country house hotels. Alternatively, you can use the search box above to search by town, city or county.

Jump to Historic Hotels in:

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The Great House Hotel

The Great House Hotel, Lavenham, Suffolk, CO10 9QZ.

Built in the 14th and 15th centuries, The Great House had its imposing Georgian façade added in the 18th century to keep up with the times. Nowadays, The Great House is one of the finest small boutique hotels in Britain with a renowned restaurant.

  • 14th Century

Littlecote House Hotel

Littlecote House, Hungerford, Berkshire, RG17 OSU.

Dreamily beautiful historic Littlecote House has hosted both King Charles II and Queen Elizabeth I. Perfect for a romantic break for two as no children are allowed!

  • 13th Century

Rubens at the Palace

Rubens at the Palace, Westminster, London, SW1W 0PS.

Rubens at the Palace is a four star hotel situated opposite Buckingham Palace. Time your visit appropriately to watch – from the hotel’s lounge – the royal horses coming out of the Royal Mews.

  • 18th Century

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Colwick Hall Hotel

Colwick Hall Hotel, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG2 4BH.

Colwick Hall is one of Nottingham’s finest Country Houses and is set in over sixty acres of parkland. It was once the ancestral home of Lord Byron and is now a four star hotel with luxurious bedrooms and an award winning restaurant.

  • 18th Century

Coed-y-Mwstwr Hotel

Coed-y-Mwstwr Hotel, Coychurch, Bridgend, Glamorgan, CF35 6AF.

The Coed-y-Mwstwr in South Wales is a four star country house hotel set in tranquil surroundings. It is set within seventeen acres of woodland and boasts 35 elegant bedrooms. Also has a gymnasium, sauna and steam room.

  • 19th Century

Cooden Beach Hotel

Cooden Beach Hotel, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN39 4TT.

Boasting direct access to the beach in the peaceful village of Bexhill-on-Sea, this privately owned hotel is set in two acres of landscaped grounds. The hotel’s leisure centre comprises a swimming pool, hot tub, sauna and steam room.

  • 20th Century

Batemans Mill Hotel & Restaurant

Batemans Mill Hotel, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S42 6AE.

This beautifully converted 18th century mill offers individually decorated rooms with private en-suite bathrooms and award-winning food. The British Steakhouse Restaurant serves locally sourced produce, along with an extensive selection of world wines.

  • 18th Century

Fernhill Hotel

Fernhill Hotel, Charmouth, Dorset, DT6 6BX.

This charming Edwardian country house features award-winning accommodation and treatment room offering holistic therapies. Enjoying stunning countryside views. Fernhill is set within acres of wooded grounds that include a seasonal outdoor heated pool.

  • 18th Century

The White Hart Hotel

The White Hart Hotel, Moretonhampstead, Devon, TQ13 8NQ.

Dating back to 1639, this traditional old posting house is located in the ancient market town of Moretonhampstead on the edge of Dartmoor National Park. Blending traditional elements and contemporary style, all rooms are equipped with en-suite bathrooms.

  • 17th Century

Friars Carse Country House Hotel

Friars Carse Hotel, Auldgirth, Dumfries and Galloway, DG2 0SA.

Dating back to the 1200s, this fine Scottish Baronial Hall was the location where Robert Burns wrote many of his works. With a 45 acre estate to enjoy, this is the perfect venue for a relaxing countryside retreat. 9 hole putting green and snooker room.

  • 13th Century

The Carlyon Bay Hotel

The Carlyon Bay Hotel, St Austell, Cornwall, PL25 3RD.

Just a few yards from Cornwall’s sandy beaches, the Carlyon Hotel features four-star accommodation, as well as a luxury spa, an award-winning restaurant and an 18-hole golf course. Set high on the rugged cliffs of St Austell Bay with stunning sea views.

  • 20th Century

Ettington Park

Ettington Park, Alderminster, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 8BU.

Ettington Park has been in the Shirley family since before the Norman Conquest. It is now a luxury hotel decorated with exquisite antiques, fine paintings and lots of original features. Rated by the AA as 4 red stars. The restaurant is also award winning.

  • 17th Century

The Royal Crescent

Royal Crescent, Bath, Somerset, BA1 2LS.

Perfect for a romantic city break, the 5-star Royal Crescent boasts a fantastic indoor relaxation pool, plunge tubs, a gym and sauna. With fine dining served in its 3 AA Rosette restaurant, the picturesque gardens offer an al-fresco option in the summer.

  • 18th Century