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.

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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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Exmoor White Horse Inn

Exmoor White Horse Inn, Exford, Somerset, TA24 7PY.

This 16th century coaching inn now offers warmly furnished rooms as well as freshly prepared, locally sourced food in its restaurant. Set within the stunning Exmoor National Park, restaurant specials may include fresh local trout or game from the moors.

  • 16th Century

Wykeham Arms

Wykeham Arms, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9PE.

Tucked away in the quietest corner of the city, this unique 18th century inn is renowned for its charm, excellent food and fine wines. Retaining many original features, the Wykeham Arms has a range of individually-designed, luxury en-suite bedrooms.

  • 18th Century

The Crab and Boar

Crab and Boar, Wantage Road, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 8UE.

This romantic country pub offers sumptuous rooms all individually designed after famous hotels around the world. Many rooms feature private hot tub gardens! Sample a true taste of great British cusine in the award-winning restaurant.

  • 17th Century

St Leonards Hotel

St Leonards Hotel, Saint Leonards, Dorset, BH24 2NP.

Set on the edge of the New Forest, this traditional country house hotel features bright and airy rooms, many of which enjoy views of the large garden. Guests can sample a selection of traditional British food and wines from the relaxed restaurant and bar.

  • 19th Century

Moor Hall Hotel & Spa

Moor Hall Hotel, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B75 6LN.

This four star country house hotel is ideally set for easy access to Birmingham, the NEC, Birmingham Airport, as well as the M6 motorway. It offers well equipped bedrooms (some with four posters) as well as 2 restaurants, a pool, jacuzzi and sauna.

  • 15th Century

Balmer Lawn

Balmer Lawn, New Forest, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7ZB.

Set in the heart of the New Forest, where ponies and deer roam, Balmer Lawn boasts an AA Rosette-awarded restaurant and a fitness centre. The en-suite rooms are elegant and modern, and the extensive leisure facilities includes a swimming pool and gym.

  • 19th Century

The Exhibitionist Hotel

The Exhibitionist Hotel, South Kensington, Central London, SW7 2EA.

Ideally situated in South Kensington close to the Natural History and Science Museums, the Exhibitionist Hotel is a stunningly restored 18th century townhouse. Offering 37 individually styled bespoke rooms, it blends heritage with contemporary design.

  • 18th Century

The Old Hall Hotel

The Old Hall Hotel, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6BD.

Said to be the oldest hotel in England, the Old Hall is located in the lovely spa town of Buxton in the Peak District. Mary Queen of Scots stayed here in 1573, albeit as a house prisoner! Free WiFi.

  • 16th Century

The Old Stocks Inn

The Old Stocks Inn, Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire, GL54 1AF.

This 17th century hotel stands in the heart of the small Cotswold market town of Stow-on-the-Wold, overlooking the green with its penal stocks in-place and ready to restrain. There are 18 en-suite bedrooms, a terraced patio garden and two restaurants.

  • 17th Century

The Jamaica Inn

The Jamaica Inn, Altarnun, Cornwall, PL15 7TS.

Made famous by Daphne du Maurier’s novel of the same name, this legendary coaching inn now offers 16 en-suite rooms and 2 cosy bars. Full of character with its beamed ceilings, open fires and real ales, the beautiful gardens overlook Bodmin Moor.

  • 18th Century