Historic Hotels in the South of England

Although there aren’t many castle hotels in the south of England, this is more than made up for by the many country house hotels throughout Sussex, Kent and Hampshire. Don’t just take our word for it though… scroll down to see for yourself!

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Bailiffscourt Hotel and Spa

Bailiffscourt Hotel and Spa, Climping, Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN17 5RW.

Situated adjacent to lovely, undeveloped Climping beach near Arundel, this unusual hotel nestles amongst acres of gardens and features medieval architecture and gothic mullioned windows. There is also a luxurious spa.

  • 13th Century

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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

Eastwell Manor

Eastwell Manor, Boughton Lees, Ashford, Kent, TN25 4HR.

This historic country house hotel effortlessly blends bygone glory with modern luxury, and puts pampering and relaxation high on the agenda. Dine in the Manor restaurant with musical accompaniment from the resident pianist.

  • 16th Century

Powdermills Country House Hotel

Powdermills Hotel, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 0SP.

Powdermills is a 18th Century listed Country House hotel in 150 acres of parks and woodlands, situated outside the historic town of Battle. The restaurant – the Orangery – is an award winning restaurant and is open for lunch and dinner.

  • 18th Century

The Old Red Lion Inn

The Old Red Lion, Horseheath, Cambridgeshire, CB21 4QF.

A former 18th century farm house, the Old Red Lion Hotel now boasts 12 well furnished en-suite rooms, all with satellite TV. Close to the historic market town of Saffron Walden, the period-designed restaurant serves meals using locally sourced produce.

  • 18th Century

Angmering Manor

Angmering Manor, Angmering, nr. Worthing, West Sussex.

Set in the heart of the historic village of Angmering, this 16th century manor house now offers 17 individually decorated and designed en suite rooms, as well as a heated indoor swimming pool. The à la carte restaurant serves fresh homemade food.

  • 16th Century