Posted by Becky
If you are planning a short break in 2012 and want to stay somewhere out of the ordinary why not head to one of the many historic hotels across the UK. From Castles and old hunting lodges to converted barns and stately homes there are plenty of fantastic hotels to choose from. Whether seeking a city break or a country retreat you are sure to find a converted hotel that is right for you. Here is our selection of some of the best converted hotels across the UK:
Housed in the former Oxford prison the stunning four star hotel is brimming with a unique luxury. Combining the original features of the prison with a chic Malmaison design the Malmaison Oxford is a fantastic destination for a short break in Oxford.
Set in the heart of the Dartmoor National Park Bovey Castle offers a stunning location for your short break. Dating back to the early 1900s, when the Manor House was completed, the hotel stands within a stunning estate. The interior of the hotel exudes grandeur and takes you back to a more regal time. Staying at the hotel you can enjoy Falconry on the grounds (cost for this are extra).
Legacy Falcon Hotel
Boasting a superb location in the heart of Stratford-upon-Avon the Legacy Falcon Hotel is stepped in history. Once a 16th century inn, the hotel elegantly blends the buildings original features with stylish décor and modern conveniences to create a relaxing haven.
Mar Hall Hotel:
Standing within a 240 acre woodland estate the Mar Hall Hotel is an elegant five star hotel which houses a baronial mansion dating back to the 1800’s. Stepping through the doors of the hotel you are taken back to a time of grace and style as the hotel retains many of the manors original features.
Hotel du Vin Henley-on-Thames:
The Henley-on-Thames Hotel du Vin is a magnificent conversion of what was once the town brewery. With a beautiful Georgian façade and careful consideration of the buildings original features the Hotel du Vin offers unique accommodation across the old brewery yard house.
Have you stayed in any intriguing hotels? Where would you recommend for something that little bit different?