Are you interested in learning about the history of your holiday accommodation?
Here at Storied Collection, we work with a range of castles, manor houses and buildings, each with its own impressive past.
Read on to discover more about 5 of the most unique Storied Collection hotels:
Crossbasket Castle is a luxury, renovated castle hotel situated on the outskirts of Glasgow in Scotland. Although built in the early 17th century, Crossbasket Castle has a rich history dating back to the 14th century, when the land was owned by the Hamiltons of Cadzow.
Over the years, Crossbasket Castle went through several extensive renovations. The castle was used as a private residence for members of the East India Trading Company, a children’s home, an education centre and a nursery before being converted into a hotel in 2016.
Built in the 18th century, The Royal Crescent in Bath is a luxury hotel and spa. Nestled within the iconic Georgian crescent structure in the centre of one of Britain’s most historic cities, it’s an impressive architectural masterpiece.
The Royal Crescent transformed the social status of the city, hosting magnificent balls, parties and events that attracted both famous guests and revellers from the public.
Whilst the Crescent holds a fantastic history, the hotel itself was not opened until 1950. After opening, it was given a renovation and refresh to the mews, gardens and adjoining buildings, resulting in being one of the most unique hotels in Bath.
Dumbleton Hall Hotel can be traced back to the 1500s. The Cotswold-based property was owned by the Cocks family for 200 years before falling into disrepair.
Rebuilt in the 19th century, it became well-known for its incredible parties and events, attracting famous guests from the surrounding area – including John Betjeman and the Mitford sisters.
After acting as a living memorial to those lost during the second world war, the Grade II-listed Dumbleton Hall was opened to the public as a hotel in 1995, and is now known as one of the most unique hotels in the Cotswolds.
Meldrum House in the Aberdeenshire countryside is a formidable manor house with a history stretching back to the 13th century. This Scottish gem holds the history of the Meldrum family, who were granted the territory in 1236. Since then, the property has been passed through the family throughout the years.
Over time, Meldrum House has grown significantly. Several additions to the property include a new stone staircase, entrance and courtyard, which was created in 1625.
With ties to King Henry VIII, the families of Meldrum House became increasingly respectable, upgrading the house with further buildings to reflect their status.
Finally, in 1934, Meldrum House underwent a huge renovation, including new rooms, a change in the layout and the addition of several golf courses on the surrounding land.
Located near the historic town of Stratford-upon-Avon, Billesley Manor is an incredible property with Shakespearian roots. First belonging to the Trussell family in 1327, Billesley Manor passed through the family, being rebuilt with stone in 1605.
Over time, Billesley Manor has undergone several renovations from esteemed architects and designers, including the addition of a stunning Victorian topiary garden area. The beauty of Billesley Manor is what attracted one of their most esteemed guests, William Shakespeare, who penned the comedy “As You Like It” within the walls of the manor house.
At Storied Collection we’re dedicated to bringing the history of these incredible properties to life. To book a stay in one of these unique hotels, take a look at our website.
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