Historic Hotels in North West England

From quaint little escapes in the Lake District to grand hotels in Liverpool, welcome to our selection of country (and sometimes not so country!) house hotels in the north west of England. These listings cover the counties of Cheshire, Lancashire, Merseyside and Cumbria.

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Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel & Spa

Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel, Clayton le Moors, Lancashire, BB5 5JP.

The hotel is a 700 year old building which you approach down a beautiful tree lined drive. The hotel’s 175 rooms blend age old comfort with modern design.

  • 14th Century

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Wateredge Inn

Wateredge Inn, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0EP.

Originally two former 17th century fishermen’s cottages, Wateredge stands on the banks of Lake Windermere and now offers a large atmospheric bar-restaurant, cosy bedrooms and plenty of period features. The hotel boasts its own boat slipway and jetty.

  • 17th Century

Cranage Estate

Cranage Hall, Holmes Chapel, Cheshire, CW4 8EW.

Set in the heart of the rolling Cheshire countryside, Cranage Hall features an indoor swimming pool, sauna, fitness centre and outdoor tennis court. With a range of walking and jogging trails nearby, the restaurant serves a varied and locally sourced menu

  • 19th Century

Rosehill House Hotel

Rosehill House Hotel, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 2PW.

With its gold leaf ceilings and Italian marble fireplaces, this restore 19th century Victorian manor house offers a unique ambiance and charm. Featuring 31 individually designed bedrooms, Rosehill House stands close to Burnley town centre.

  • 19th Century

Oddfellows Chester

Oddfellows Chester, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1RS.

Set in an elegant Georgian building, Oddfellows features 18 luxurious, air-conditioned rooms, a stylish bar and a modern restaurant, offering award-winning menus. Located in the heart of historic Chester, just minutes from the River Dee and racecourse.

  • 17th Century

The Riverside

The Riverside, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 6EL.

Located in the heart of Kendal, the Riverisde’s origins date from the 17th century. The 47 en-suite bedrooms all enjoy views of the River Kent and include free Wi-Fi and satellite TV. The leisure facilities includes a heated swimming pool, sauna and gym.

  • 17th Century

Lyzzick Hall Hotel

Lyzzick Hall Hotel, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4PY.

Set on the beautiful slopes of Skiddaw, Lyzzick Hall boasts a luxury spa, sauna and heated indoor swimming pool with impressive mountain views. Renovated from an historical farm house, the hotel now offers spacious en-suite rooms, cosy bar and restaurant.

  • 18th Century

Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel

Sharrow Bay, Howtown, near Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2LZ.

Situated on the edge of Lake Ullswater, Sharrow Bay boasts a Michelin starred restaurant and makes an ideal base for exploring the Lake District. The lavishly decorated bedrooms guarantee a peaceful night’s sleep.

  • 19th Century

Cedar Manor Hotel

Cedar Manor Hotel, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1AX.

Dating back to the Victorian era, this lovely country house hotel features a 2 AA rosette restaurant and is perfectly situated for exploring all that Windermere has to offer. The lounge and bar overlook the hotel gardens.

  • 19th Century

Storrs Hall Hotel

Storrs Hall Hotel, Bowness-On-Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3LG.

This grade II Georgian mansion is one of the most spectacular hotels in the Lake District. Overlooking Lake Windermere, guests can enjoy spacious bedrooms with beautiful baths, and dining faciltiies that boast views over the surrounding countryside.

  • 18th Century

Stirk House Hotel

Stirk House Hotel, Gisburn, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 4LJ.

Blending 16th century charm with luxurious classic interiors, the Stirk House Hotel offers an AA Rosetted restaurant, a swimming pool and sauna. This stunning historic manor retains many original features including its grand fireplace and priest hole.

  • 16th Century