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 Bow

Middleton-on-Sea, West Sussex.

Sleeps 4. Situated just 60 yards from the beach, this unique holiday cottage has been made to resemble the bow of a boat and adjoins the owner’s house. It features portholes and a curved wall in the entrance/dining area. Shop, pub, restaurant 50yards. Cottage Code: 27373.

  • Close to Sea
  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 20th Century

Eldred House

Layer-de-la-Haye, nr. Colchester, Essex.

Sleeps 16. With parts dating back to the 15th century, this elegant Georgian period house is surrounded by extensive landscaped gardens. Approached via a secluded woodland road, this lovingly renovated property has been finished to an excellent standard. Cottage Code: BWP.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Open Fire
  • Boutique
  • 15th Century

Potts Farm Oast

Tenterden, nr. Ashford, Kent.

Sleeps 10. Once used for drying fresh hops before they were sent to the brewers, this spacious twin round kiln oast house has now been thoughtfully restored. Enjoy the beautiful Kentish countryside and discover why it’s called ‘The Garden of England’. Cottage Code: POOB.

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

Stable Cottage

Peasmarsh, Rye, East Sussex.

Sleeps 2. This listed, 17th-century beamed barn is located just 4 miles from the historic cinque port of Rye, with its cobbled streets and antique shops. Converted to a high standard, it stands detached with oak floors and an enclosed decked terrace. Cottage Code: P81.

  • 17th Century

Silverland

Hordle, nr. Lymington, Hampshire.

Sleeps 14. This quintessentially English thatched country cottage boasts many original features including inglenook fireplaces. The beamed lounge overlooks the 4 acre gardens and outdoor heated swimming pool which is heated June-mid to September). Cottage Code: DDDU.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

The Sanctuary

Little Chart, Ashford, Kent.

Sleeps 5. Offering panoramic views over the local countryside, this imposing detached mock Tudor property is set in nearly 4 acres of idyllic grounds. It includes features such as an oak curved staircase, open fire as well as outdoor heated swimming pool. Cottage Code: 16614.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Pub nearby
  • 20th Century

The Quarter House

Rye, East Sussex.

Sleeps 4. Set in the heart of historic Rye, this stylish timber framed apartment dates back to the era when this fortified hilltop town was surrounded by sea. Now 1.5 miles from the coast, the town is home to many fine restaraunts and boutique shops. Cottage Code: 25320.

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

Swallow Cottage

Shanklin, Isle of Wight.

Sleeps 4 – 5. This delightful barn conversion provides the perfect retreat for exploring Shanklin, with its popular beach and amenities. Completely refurbished throughout, it is peacefully located in an idyllic rural country lane. Cottage Code: PCCP.

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

The Showmans Wagon

Alphamstone, nr. Bures, Essex.

Sleeps 4. A truly quirky holiday experience! This gold rated property allows guests to live like a fairground showman and is set in 150 acres of idyllic woodland and meadows. Outside is a garden with furniture and barbeque, perfect for alfresco dining. Cottage Code: W42097.

  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • 20th Century

Kingswood House

Beaulieu, Hampshire.

Sleeps 8. This stunning New Forest house boasts a covered, heated swimming pool, open Mar/Apr – Oct, as well as a spa/Jacuzzi room and sauna, all for the private use of visitors. Set in a lovely enclosed garden, it has been tastefully furnished. Cottage Code: W40356.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Hot Tub
  • Swimming pool
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 20th Century