Hotels with history

An archway in the gardens at Hartwell House, Buckinghamshire.

A warm welcome followed by exceptional hospitality, comfort and cuisine are what you can expect from a visit to our three historic house hotels. Whether you're looking for a romantic weekend away or a fabulous location for a family celebration, or perhaps you just fancy a little spa pampering, a stay at one of our hotels won't disappoint. Plus, every booking helps us look after these special places.

Enjoy fine dining, a delicious Sunday lunch or our famed traditional afternoon teas. Take a walk around the magnificent gardens and parkland of any one of the hotels and complete your visit with a spot of pampering in the spa.

Bodysgallen Hall and Spa, North Wales

Bodysgallen Hall and Spa in North Wales, is the perfect way to combine the stunning scenery of Snowdonia with a truly luxurious hotel experience.

Hartwell House and Spa, Aylesbury

Hartwell House and Spa is located just an hour from London, a perfect weekend escape from the city.

Middlethorpe Hall and Spa, York

Middlethorpe Hall and Spa in York is a great way to experience a luxury spa retreat while only being a stone's throw from the historic city of York.

Why stay in a historic house hotel?

  • Three of Britain's finest country-house hotels have been donated to the National Trust
  • Celebrating 25 years of AA and Michelin awards for excellence, including 4 Red Stars and 3 Rosettes
  • 'The epitome of country-house hotels' - Country Life
  • Truly beautiful houses set in stunning gardens and parks, with sumptuous health spas to pamper you
  • Ideal base to explore our houses, gardens and open spaces


Historic House Hotels was founded in 1979 to acquire and rescue run-down country houses, restore them and convert them into historically accurate, yet contemporary hotels. In 2008, they were given to us in order to ensure their long-term protection.

Seasonal breaks are available all year round - please contact the hotel of your choice for more information. For the latest offers please visit www.historichousehotels.com

Every booking benefits the National Trust. All hotel profits are donated to the charity.