The Best Country House Hotels in South-East England

A stay at these country house hotels in South-East England is a real treat. These grand country houses and stately homes have been redesigned into stunning hotels that are perfect for a countryside escape from London or Oxford.

Many of these country house hotels in South-East England come with spa facilities. And you will also find delicious restaurants, beautiful design, golf courses, and stunning landscaped gardens. Surround yourself by some of England’s best natural beauty, go for a woodland walk, or visit the coast from these beautiful hotels.

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Heckfield Place

Heckfield Place is a luxury eco-friendly estate in the Hampshire countryside. The Georgian manor house’s interiors are designed by Ben Thompson.


Heckfield Place amenities: the hotel has three restaurants, one being run by Skye Gyngell using ingredients from the estate’s own farm, orchard, and garden. The hotel has a spa and some rooms are pet-friendly. The hotel also organizes events.


De Vere Wokefield Estate

De Vere Wokefield Estate is a 4-star country house hotel in Berkshire. Just south-west of London and close to Reading. The estate is set in 250 acres of landscaped gardens and has recently been renovated. The hotel rooms are located in Wokefield Place, Wellington Lodge or the estate’s historic Mansion House.

De Vere Wokefield Estate amenities: the hotel has a swimming pool, an 18-hole championship golf course, a restaurant, and it offers outdoor activities. The hotel is pet-friendly.


Oakley Court

Oakley Court is a country house hotel set on the banks of the River Thames. The Victorian Gothic manor house has recently been refurbished by Eagle & Hodges and is decorated in a blend of traditional English fabrics and modern furniture.

Oakley Court amenities: the hotel includes an omakase restaurant and it  is set in 35 acres of English landscape.


Hartwell House & Spa

Hartwell House & Spa is a 4-star country house hotel, located only one hour from London. The Jacobean-style country house is surrounded by 90 acres of gardens and parkland. The hotel is located within the Vale of Aylesbury and on the edge of the Chilterns, an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Hartwell House & Spa amenities: the hotel offers a pool, spa facilities, a restaurant, and tennis court.

photo: James Wood / Royal Berkshire Hotel / CC BY-SA 2.0

Royal Berkshire Hotel

The Royal Berkshire Hotel is a 4-star country house hotel at Ascot in Berkshire. The Queen Anne manor house was originally built for the Churchill family in 1705.

Royal Berkshire Hotel amenities: the hotel has a restaurant and is set in 15 acres of gardens. Close to the hotel are golf courses, Windsor Castle, and a lake.


Horwood House

Horwood House is a recently renovated country house in the Buckinghamshire countryside. Located less than one hour from London, the Edwardian country house is set in stunning landscaped grounds.

Horwood House amenities: the hotel offers a brand new spa, a swimming pool, and a restaurant.  


Heythrop Park

Heythrop Park Hotel is a country house hotel in the Cotswolds. The hotel is set in 440 acres of tames wilderness, perfect for a stroll. But it is also close to Oxford for a city trip and Blenheim Palace.

Heythrop Park Resort amenities: the hotel offers three restaurants, a golf course, a spa with pool, sauna and luxury spa treatments. But also music, bars, foodie experiences and theatre. 

See also: The Best Country House Hotels in the Cotswolds


Broome Park Hotel

Broome Park Hotel is a 4-star country house hotel near Canterbury. The 17th-century Carolean building houses the suites and restaurant, but on site are also woodland lodges.

Broome Park Hotel amenities: an indoor pool, sauna, holistic therapies, squash & tennis courts, and a golf course. The hotel is dog friendly.


Port Lympne Hotel

Port Lympne Mansion Hotel is a 4-star country hotel in Kent. The Edwardian mansion is surrounded by 15 acres of landscaped gardens in the Port Lympne Wild Animal Reserve. The hotel overlooks the coast of Kent and it has houses many important guests such as Sir Winston Churchill, Lawrence of Arabia, and Prince Edward.

Port Lympne Hotel amenities: the hotel offers several tours, experiences, and safaris.


Horsted Place Hotel

Horsted Place Hotel is a 4-star country house hotel in East Sussex. The Victorian Gothic country house has a rich history and was once frequently visited by the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh.

Horsted Place Hotel amenities: tennis court, a golf course nearby, a garden, restaurant, and the hotel is pet friendly.


The Goodwood Hotel

The Goodwood Hotel is a 4-star country house hotel at the head of the South Downs, close to Chichester. The hotel is located on the Goodwood Estate which also houses an early 17th-century manor house.

The Goodwood Hotels amenities: The hotel offers two swimming pools, golf courses, a health club, and a restaurant that uses ingredients from their own estate. The hotel is dog friendly.


Arreton Manor

Arreton Manor is a 16th-century manor house on the Isle of Wight in South England. The manor house is located just below the Arreton Down Nature Reserve. The house is still a private home, but some of the rooms are available as a bed & breakfast. The house has a rich history and was also owned by several British monarchs.

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