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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Audleys Wood Hotel

Audleys Wood Hotel, Alton Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG25 2JT.

Audleys Wood offers an irresistible range of bedrooms, ranging from ‘special occasion’ suites to superior double and garden rooms. Set in a magnificent Victorian manor house, hidden amongst seven acres of lush woodland and beautiful gardens.

  • 19th Century

The Cathedral Hotel

The Cathedral Hotel, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 2AJ.

Offering contemporary style and comfort within the heart of historic Salisbury, this city centre hotel dates from the 1700’s. Just a short stroll from the famous St Mary’s Cathedral, a range of traditional English fayre food is served all day.

  • 18th Century

The Hambrough

The Hambrough, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38 1SQ.

Set above Ventnor Harbour, the Hamborough offers seven boutique-style bedrooms, and fine dining overlooking the bay in an award-winning restaurant. The custom-designed rooms all feature satellite TV, espresso machine, with under-floor heated bathrooms.

  • 19th Century

Pelham House

Pelham House, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1UW.

This beautiful listed townhouse dates from the 16th century and now offers award winning accommodation in the heart of historic Lewes. The 32 en-suite rooms are decorated in a contemporary style, whilst retaining many original features.

  • 16th Century

The Bannatyne Spa Hotel

The Bannatyne Spa Hotel, Hastings, East Sussex, TN38 8EA.

Originally built in 1719, the house was substantially remodelled in 1776 by General Sir James Murray, Governor of Quebec. Extensively modernised and refurbished by its current owner; Duncan Bannatyne, the hotel and health club sit in 38 acres of grounds.

  • 18th Century

Greenwoods Hotel and Spa

Greenwoods Hotel and Spa, Stock, Essex, CM4 9BE.

Set in its own large gardens just a few miles outside Chelmsford, this restored 17th century manor house now boasts a spa with indoor pool, gym, steam rooms and saunas. Greenwoods bistro restaurant serves English dishes with a Mediterranean influence.

  • 17th Century

South Lodge Hotel

South Lodge Hotel, Lower Beeding, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 6PS.

Built in 1883 as a family home South Lodge Hotel still exudes that feel. Inside are 89 exquisitely furnished rooms, some with romantic four-posters, others with bubbling Jacuzzis, and wherever you turn stunning views over the South Downs.

  • 19th Century

Wilton Court Restaurant with Rooms

Wilton Court Restaurant with Rooms, Ross on Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 6AQ.

Enjoying a idyllic location on the banks of the River Wye, the 16th century Wilton Court is recommended by the Good Hotel Guide. All 10 of the en-suite bedrooms have been individually decorated and the 2 AA Rosetted restaurant features a seasonal menu.

  • 16th Century

Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel

Elmers Court Hotel, Lymington, New Forest, Hampshire, SO41 5ZB.

This magnificent Tudor gabled Manor House is situated on the edge of the New Forest. Build in the early 19th century, the hotel offers individual bedrooms and self catering lodges, as well as a full leisure club. Squash, tennis courts and a bowling green.

  • 19th Century

The Saracens Head Hotel

The Saracens Head Hotel, Great Dunmow, Essex, CM6 1AG.

Welcoming visitors for nearly 400 years, this 16th century coaching inn has been fully modernised and now offers 31 well appointed bedrooms, and access to a private gym. Ideally situated on the high street of Dunmow, just 5 miles from London Stansted.

  • 16th Century