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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Dill Hundred

Vines Cross, East Sussex.

Sleeps 8. Refurbished to a high standard, Dill Hundred has a large garden and an outdoor unheated swimming-pool. This secluded, detached holiday home retains many original features. Excellent for walking and touring. Shops 1½ miles, pub 1 mile. Cottage Code: PZW.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Haremere Hall

Etchingham, East Sussex.

Sleeps 13. With sole use of a swimming-pool and tennis court, this gracious country manor house, dating from 1616, offers a warm and characterful retreat. Set amidst 150-acre parkland grounds, it is an ideal holiday choice for family get-togethers. Cottage Code: PHH.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • 17th Century

Cider Cottage

Etchingham, East Sussex.

Sleeps 4. With its beamed vaulted ceiling, this single-storey barn conversion nestles amongst traditional farm buildings on a 300-acre organic working beef farm, With walks from the doorstep in this popular part of East Sussex, visit nearby Battle Abbey. Cottage Code: PPAA.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • 19th Century

Candlelight Cottage

Ventnor, Isle of Wight.

Sleeps 6. With a wealth of character and original features, this beautifully presented Victorian house offers spacious and well-equipped holiday accommodation. Located opposite Ventnor’s attractive park, the cottage is a short stroll from the esplanade. Cottage Code: PAAK.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Apple Tree Cottage

Shorwell, Newport, Isle of Wight.

Sleeps 4 – 6. Lovingly restored and modernised, this charming listed thatched cottage offers homely, comfortable accommodation. Close to the local shop and pub serving food, there is a long enclosed garden in which to enjoy the warm Isle of Wight weather. Cottage Code: 27329.

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

The Boat House

Cowes, Isle of Wight.

Sleeps 4. Blending the traditional with modern interior design, this former coastguard’s cottage is set on the waterfront with views across to West Cowes. One of a pair, the Boat House lies just metres away from a public slipway into the Solent. Cottage Code: PTTG.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Wren Cottage

Ottinge, Canterbury, Kent.

Sleeps 4 – 6. Situated in the unspoilt Elham Valley and dating back 300 years, this restored listed thatched barn has been divided to provide two beautiful beamed holiday homes. Follow the link below to view both properties at this location. Cottage Code: PLLT.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Pub nearby
  • 17th Century

St Radigund’s Abbey Farm – The Stables

River, nr. Dover, Kent.

Sleeps 4. Set on a working arable farm, this detached barn conversion is surrounded by the rolling Kent countryside with footpaths from the door. Step back in time and explore the remains of the 12th century abbey ruins. Cottage Code: 19819.

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

The Barn

Burley, Hampshire.

Sleeps 2. Situated in the village of Burley Street in the heart of the New Forest, this renovated barn conversion offers vaulted ceilings and beams throughout. Ringwood with all facilities is a 6 minute drive away, Shop and pubs ¾ mile. Cottage Code: PDDE.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Boutique
  • Pub nearby
  • 19th Century

Reysons Barn

Brede, nr. Rye, East Sussex.

Sleeps 4. On the edge of a small orchard, this converted thatched barn provides the ideal holiday base for animal lovers, as the owners keep both sheep and poultry. Situated just 5 miles from the cobbled streets of the Cinque Port town of Rye. Cottage Code: PJJP.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Pub nearby
  • 18th Century