Historic Accommodation in Southern England

Visit awe-inspiring Stonehenge, wander among the Colleges, museums and shops of Oxford, or spend a weekend break in the beautiful New Forest. Explore Kent, the ‘Garden of England’, with its orchards, hops and vineyards. Visit magnificent Leeds Castle, Dover Castle, the Royal Pavilion at Brighton or perhaps the busy fishing port of Hastings with its atmospheric Old Town.

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Amberley Castle

Amberley Castle, nr. Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9LT.

Feel like royalty with a luxurious break in this grand 900 year old castle hotel. With stylish spa bathrooms and a delightfully decadent restaurant, serving an eclectic menu of delectable dishes, this unique hotel offers a scenic spot second to none.

  • 11th Century

Bowlish House

Bowlish House, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 5JD.

This Grade II listed Georgian house features 6 en-suite bedrooms, a bar and restaurant, which serves a full English breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. A short walk from Shepton Mallet town centre and a 15 minute drive from Wookey Hole Caves.

  • 18th Century

Horsted Place Country House Hotel

Horsted Place Hotel, Little Horsted, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 5TS.

With many of the bedrooms benefiting from views of the South Downs and the Sussex countryside, Horsted Place Hotel is a magnificent Victorian country house. There is an elegant candlelit restaurant serving modern English cuisine.

  • 19th Century

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The Elvetham

Hartley Wintney, Hook, Hampshire RG27 8AS

This stunning mansion dates back to the 1800’s and is only 40 miles from London. Rich in history and with 35 acres of immaculate grounds, this 72 bedroom hotel is perfect for a weekend break. Exclusive use for weddings possible.

  • 19th Century

Scrag Oak Oast

nr. Wadhurst, East Sussex.

Sleeps 6. This traditional oast house, once used to dry locally grown hops, has been totally transformed to offer delightful holiday accommodation for up to six people. Set in the High Weald AONB, it offers spectacular views over the rolling countryside. Cottage Code: PUUD.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

Tatters Barn

Coggeshall, nr. Braintree, Essex.

Sleeps 4. Hard to believe that this beautifully presented converted barn, once lived up to its name, and was used to store potatoes. Set on the owner’s working farm, it now features original beams and spiral stairs leading to two gallery style bedrooms. Cottage Code: UKC690.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Boutique
  • 18th Century

Leafwood Oast

Bells Yew Green, nr. Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

Sleeps 2. Beamed throughout, this unusual first floor oast house conversion was once used for drying hops as part of the brewing process. Typically found in the former hop growing areas of Kent and Sussex, it now offers comfortable holiday accommodation. Cottage Code: 23316.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Quirky
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

The Gate House

Dover, Kent.

Sleeps 4. Dating from the mid-19th century, this listed mini Gothic castle features its very own turret and 4-poster canopy bed. Beamed throughout, it is thought to have been built as the gate house guarding the accommodation of the Dover Castle Garrison. Cottage Code: E5413.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Bradford Wharf

Bradford Wharf, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire.

This is a very historic site with the original wharf building and dry dock still standing. Cruise the stunning scenery of the Kennet and Avon Canal towards the Roman city of Bath, or through the picturesque Vale of Pewsey to the famous Caen Hill Locks. Bradford Wharf has a wide selection of narrowboats available for hire.

Hilperton Marina

Hilperton Marina, Trowbridge, Wiltshire.

Cruise east from your base along the picturesque Kennet and Avon Canal to the famous flight of locks at Caen Hill, or explore westwards towards the pretty, historic market town of Bradford on Avon. Hilperton’s elegant narrowboats provide the perfect vantage point from which to enjoy the scenery.


Roebuck, Wych Cross, East Sussex, RH18 5JL.

This charming 17th century coaching inn sits on the edge of Royal Ashdown Forest, just 15 miles from London Gatwick Airport. With oak beams and open fires, the elegant bedrooms all feature private modern bathrooms with power showers.

  • 17th Century

Little Hallingbury Mill

Little Hallingbury Mill, Great Hallingbury, Essex, CM22 7QT.

Nestling alongside the River Stort, this picturesque converted flour mill now features en-suite accommodation over its 19 bedrooms, a licensed bar and restaurant. In a traquil setting, it offers easy access to Cambridge, London and Stansted Airport.

  • 19th Century

The White Horse

The White Horse, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 8ZJ.

The White Horse’s Georgian facade conceals a 14th century Grade II listed building. Set in the heart of the historic market town of Romsey, this boutique hotel offers an award winning brasserie and bright, individually styled rooms with private bathrooms.

  • 14th Century