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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Mermaid Inn

Mermaid Inn, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 7EY.

With its Norman cellars dating back to the 12th century, the Mermaid Inn was rebuilt in 1420 and now offers 31 charming en-suite rooms and an award winning restaurant. Steeped in history, there are secret passageways, wooden panelling and carved beds.

  • 15th Century

The Stag Hotel

The Stag Hotel, Lyndhurst, Hampshire, SO43 7BE.

Just a short walk from the New Forest Museum and Visitor Centre, the 19th century Stag Hotel boasts a panelled restaurant serving fresh, locally sourced food from a varied menu. Each of the hotel’s eleven refurbished rooms includes an en suite bathroom.

  • 19th Century

New Park Manor Hotel

New Park Manor, Brockenhurst, New Forest, Hampshire, SO42 7QH.

New Park Manor is a former hunting lodge of King Charles II and is one of the very few country house hotels in the heart of the New Forest. Our Bath House Spa is available to all residential guests and includes an outdoor Canadian Hot Tub and indoor pool.

  • 17th Century

Nutfield Priory and Spa

Nutfield Priory and Spa, Nutfield, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 4EL.

This idyllic country mansion is ideal for a weekend break just outside of London. The recently refurbished bedrooms all feature widescreen TV’s, and there is a spa with a pool and gym. Boasts wonderful views over the surrounding Surrey countryside.

  • 19th Century

The Royal Harbour Hotel

The Royal Harbour Hotel, Ramsgate, Kent, CT11 9JF.

Within easy reach of Ramsgate railway station and ferry terminal, this delightful 27 bedroom townhouse hotel is set on a pretty Georgian garden crescent and enjoys views of the harbour and sea. The restaurant serves classic dishes in an intimate setting

  • 18th Century

The Manor at Sway

The Manor at Sway, Sway, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 6BA.

Situated in the New Forest National Park, The Manor at Sway was formally an Edwardian gentleman’s home but is now a 15 bedroom hotel. It is pet friendly and boasts an outdoor heated swimming pool that is open during the summer months.

  • 19th Century

The Green Man Hotel

The Green Man Hotel, Harlow, Essex, CM17 0ET.

Set in a quiet, peaceful location in the picturesque little village of Old Harlow, this refurbished 14th century former coaching inn is just 16 miles from Stansted Airport. Offering comfortable en-suite accommodation, along with fine food and drink.

  • 14th Century

The Castle Inn Hotel

The Castle Inn Hotel, Castle Combe, Wiltshire, SN14 7HN.

Set in the picturesque village of Castle Combe, this historic inn dates from the 12th century. A former retreat of Oliver Cromwell, this magnificent building now boasts 11 elegantly decorated en-suite bedrooms, an innovative restaurant and garden terrace.

  • 12th Century

Ely Hotel

Ely Hotel, Yateley, Berkshire, GU17 9LJ.

With its friendly atmosphere, this traditional English country hotel and pub offers 35 spacious bedrooms including home comforts such as crisp white linen, comfy duvets and fluffy towels. Just a short distance from the M3 and 5 minutes from Farnborough.

  • 17th Century

Castle Hotel

Castle Hotel, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 1DS.

The 18th century Castle Hotel offers 19 bright, modern rooms all with private bathrooms. The hotel’s restaurant serves fresh, locally sourced produce with a full á la carte menu and daily specials. The 11th century Devizes Castle is a short stroll away.

  • 18th Century