Hotels with history
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.
Historic House Hotels was founded in 1979 to rescue and restore run-down country houses. Through careful restoration, the houses and gardens have been brought back to life as historically accurate, yet contemporary hotels. In 2008, the hotels were given to the National Trust to ensure their long-term protection. All hotel profits go back into the National Trust’s conservation of special places.
Each hotel has its own unique character and history. With the dramatic Snowdonia Mountains as a backdrop, Bodysgallen Hall is a 17th-century vernacular house. Middlethorpe Hall was built in 1699 and was once used as night club. Hartwell House is part Jacobean, part 18th century and was the home of King Louis XVIII during his exile from France.
An award-winning stay
With 25 years of AA and Michelin awards for excellence, including 4 Red Stars and 3 Rosettes, enjoy fine dining, a delicious Sunday lunch or their famous 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 award-winning spas.
2018 marks 10 years since these three Historic House Hotels were gifted to the National Trust. To mark this special anniversary, the hotels will be running a series of celebratory events and tours. Discover the hotel’s intriguing history, scandals and secrets on a unique behind-the-scenes tour, dine in the award-winning restaurants or stay overnight in the luxurious rooms.