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Hotels with history

An aerial view of Hartwell House and Spa, Buckinghamshire
An aerial view of Hartwell House and Spa, Buckinghamshire | © 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.

All the hotels in our care are managed independently, and we recommend contacting the hotel directly for the latest information.

  • Bodysgallen Hall Hotel and Spa: 01492 584466
  • Hartwell House Hotel and Spa: 01296 747444
  • Middlethorpe Hall Hotel and Spa: 01904 641241

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.

Our hotels

View from the walled rose garden to Bodysgallen Hall Hotel, Restaurant and Spa, Llandudno, Conwy, Wales.

Bodysgallen Hall Hotel and Spa, North Wales 

With views of Conwy Castle and the mountains of Snowdonia, Bodysgallen Hall and Spa is the perfect spot for a relaxing break.

The exterior of Middlethorpe Hall Hotel, Restaurant and Spa, North Yorkshire, part of the Historic House Hotels group.

Middlethorpe Hall Hotel and Spa, York 

An award-winning William and Mary style house with 20 acres of garden and parkland. Just two miles from the historic city of York, the hotel also has a health and fitness spa with swimming pool, sauna and gym.

Hartwell House and Spa from the front, Aylesbury

Hartwell House Hotel and Spa, Aylesbury 

Located just an hour from London lies an impressive Grade I listed oasis, set in 90 acres of landscaped parkland, where you can relax and enjoy the glorious surroundings.

The lawn of Byre Cottage, a holiday cottage at Bodysgallen Hotel and Spa in Wales

Holiday cottages at Bodysgallen Hall and Spa 

Discover romantic gardens, rugged coastland and ancient castles from these cosy cottages in the grounds of Bodysgallen Hall.

The exterior of The Old Rectory, Nr Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

Holiday cottages at Hartwell House 

Within the grounds of Hartwell House Hotel, Restaurant and Spa, you can find The Old Rectory, an elegant Georgian house set in two acres of private garden. The house also benefits from its own private outdoor swimming pool and complimentary use of Hartwell Spa.

Gift experiences

Did you know that you can treat your loved ones, or yourself, to a Historic House Hotel gift experience? From afternoon teas and dinners, to spa treatments and overnight stays, there are plenty of experiences to choose from. To buy or book some of the most popular experiences, visit the Historic House Hotel website.

Guests by the swimming pool in the spa at Bodysgallen Hall Hotel, Wales
Guests by the swimming pool in the spa at Bodysgallen Hall Hotel, Wales | © National Trust Images/John Millar

Deluxe pamper day at Bodysgallen

This luxury experience includes a full body massage and personalised facial from Aromatherapy Associates, a luxury manicure and pedicure, two hours use of the spa and a light lunch in the Spa Club Room. From £232

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Exterior of The Smithy (ground floor) and Bank Prospect (first floor), Bodysgallen, Llandudno

Book a holiday

Go on a holiday at one of our places and you'll not just have a trip filled with special memories, but you'll help us care for these places well into the future.