20 of the Best Grand Houses, Manors & Castles in the UK

20 of the Best Grand Houses, Manors & Castles in the UK

6th September 2018

The British Isles are steeped in history and dotted with fantastic historic castles, stately homes and grand houses. We have put together a collection of 20 of our favourites which you can stay in. Perfect for group gatherings and family occasions - Lord (or Lady) it up at one of these extraordinary places to stay...

Cowley Manor

Cowley - Gloucestershire

Sleeps Up to 4 per room

Cowley Manor - A country house hotel fused with award-winning contemporary design and architecture, Victorian cascades, lakes and gardens that inspired Alice in Wonderland, and a modern spa, all hidden in a secluded Cotswold valley.

Aikwood Tower

Selkirk - Scottish Borders

Sleeps 10

An intimate, historic and beautiful tower, looking out over stunning Scottish landscapes; homely inside, with vast countryside outdoors to discover.

Danehill House

Danehill - Sussex

Sleeps 13

Stylish and artistic, a wonderful celebration home with a rock edged heated pool, in the heart of the Sussex countryside, close to Ashdown Forest.

The Old Millhouse

Dalkeith - Midlothian

Sleeps 10

An historic, country house with exclusive, five-star luxuries; set in a peaceful sanctuary just a few miles from Edinburgh…

Howe Villa

Richmond - Yorkshire

Sleeps 13

Feel right at home in this elegant, stately six-bedroom listed property in Richmond, North Yorkshire. Stunning scenery including beautiful grounds makes a great extra.

Heathfield House

Holmsley - Hampshire

Sleeps 24

A luxury manor house, with excellent concierge services- this elegant manor house is the perfect place for a special celebration.

Mears Ashby Hall

Mears Ashby - Northamptonshire

Sleeps 18

Northamptonshire Jacobean holiday mansion offering unrivalled luxury - Relax in the hot tub, grab a book from the library, or enjoy a game of tennis on the court.

Vicarage House

Great Hockham - Thetford

Sleeps 15

A beautiful Georgian home in the rural scenes of Norfolk, with landscaped gardens, a tennis court and a heated outdoor pool…

Hencote Grange

Shrewsbury - Shropshire

Sleeps 12

Stunning décor, luxurious features throughout, and sleeping 12; Shropshire's Hencote Grange is perfect for that special gathering.

The Old Manse of Blair

Pitlochry - Perthshire

Sleeps 16

The Old Manse of Blair is a listed Scottish country house available for exclusive use. 5 star indulgence in the beautiful Cairngorms.

Contemporary Castle

Callander - Stirling

Sleeps 26

Bold, artistic and truly unique, this classic Scottish castle in The Trossachs is a contemporary masterpiece.

Battel Hall

Leeds - Kent

Sleeps 10 (+ 4 in the Oast)

Indulge in lavish feasting banquets and genteel soirees at this grand, medieval manor house beside Kent’s impressive Leeds Castle Estate…

Sibton Park Manor

Sibton - Suffolk

Sleeps 24

A grand, Georgian manor in a classic, Suffolk estate, where you can enjoy hearty country pursuits and genteel soirees…

Cotswold Manor

Temple Guiting - Gloucestershire

Sleeps 10

15th century Cotswold Manor, steeped in English history, beautifully refurbished and available for exclusive use for anyone seeking a discrete country retreat.

The Old Hall

Saxlingham Nethergate - Norfolk

Sleeps 18

Wander the gardens, swim in the private pool and enjoy the luxury of a quintessential Elizabethan country house that’s perfect for large groups.

Thornbridge Manor

nr Great Longstone - Derbyshire

Sleeps 24

A stunning country manor house with lawned gardens, children's play area and even a tennis court, set beside the popular Monsal Trail.

Blencowe Hall

Penrith - Cumbria

Sleeps 24

Blencowe Hall is a luxurious Grade I listed fortified manor house transformed by award-winning restoration work in Cumbria.

Belle Isle Castle

Enniskillen - County Fermanagh

Sleeps 26

Space is in abundance at this grand, countryside house, with an opulent interior and a beautiful, sunken garden outside.

Old Purves Hall

Greenlaw - Scottish Borders

Sleeps 12

A 16th century peel tower guarding the beautiful Scottish Borders, finished with a classic, country elegance for timeless celebrations…

Tawstock Castle

Barnstaple - Devon

Sleeps 8

Stay in this bailey castle atop a rounded hilltop with 360 degree Devonshire views for you, your friends and family to enjoy.

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