History lovers will be in their element when they stay at any one of these stately home hotels in the UK & Ireland. Revealing incredible heritage evident in the magnificent buildings, antique furnishings and ancient grounds, these are special places to be treasured.
Not only can you delve into the past and uncover fascinating stories of bygone eras, you can also immerse yourself in pure luxury, indulge in award winning dining and explore beautiful gardens.
For centuries these historic hotels were home to English nobility, and even though they have undergone extensive restorations, they retain many original elements and remain sympathetic to their rich past. Fabulous period features such as oak beams, wooden flooring, cast iron fireplaces and mullion windows shed light onto the lifestyles from centuries ago.
Nestled within storybook settings that are often approached by majestic tree lined drives, these heritage hotels not only boast incredible history, they also epitomise quintessential English beauty that you might expect at manor house hotels.
As the majority of these country house hotels are embraced by extensive grounds and gardens, there are plenty of opportunities for enjoying a wide range of activities, including clay pigeon shooting, horse riding, fishing and much more.
If you have a keen interest in gardens, at some of the hotels you can explore the wonderful creations of the most renowned English landscape architect, Capability Brown at historical hotels such as Bowood House and The Manor House at Castle Combe.
Inside these stately home hotels you are greeted with faultless hospitality that equals the sophistication of the place and ensures you have the perfect stay. Bedrooms are filled with character and combine a real sense of the past with more contemporary facilities so that you can enjoy both the fascinating history and modern luxury. More often than not you will find exposed stonework, freestanding roll top baths and grand four poster beds draped in the finest fabrics.