Literary inspired places to stay
Book a stay at the former holiday homes of England’s most prolific authors and poets from Tolkien’s Secret Holt to Lord Byron’s honeymoon suite.
Stay in the last home of Arthur Ransome
Stay at the last home of Swallows and Amazons author Arthur Ransome; a cottage of which has stunning, uninterrupted view across the Rusland Valley and its backdrop of the Coniston Fells. Ransome bought Hill Top in 1960 and lived there with his wife until his death in 1967.
Be inspired by Yorkshire poet, Dame Edith Sitwell
One of eight unique woodland suites inspired by people and places of Yorkshire, this themed suite at the North Star Club in York reflects the dapper aristocratic style of poet and stylish eccentric, Dame Edith Sitwell – a Baronet’s daughter descended from the Plantagenet’s.
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Spend a night in at Jane Austen's Suite
Located in the main house of this 72 bedroom hotel, the Jane Austen Suite at Audley's Wood Hotel in Basingstoke has a bespoke pencil four poster bed, an original fireplace and an abundance of period features. Built in the 1880s, it’s surrounded by woodlands and seven acres of private grounds.
Visit Pride and Prejudice locations in Derbyshire
Local legend has it that Jane Austen stayed in the Rutland Arms Hotel in Derbyshire whilst revising the final chapters of Pride and Prejudice. True fans can opt to stay in the Jane Austen Four Poster Room and guests staying for four or more nights receive free tickets to Haddon Hall, a location used in the film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice.
Have a romantic break at Lord Byron’s wedding location
Situated in a striking clifftop location, Seaham Hall in Durham enjoys an illustrious history which saw it being the wedding location of leading figure in the 18th century Romantic Movement, Lord Byron. Enjoy a stay in the Ada Love Lace Suite, named after Byron’s daughter.
Spend a night where JRR Tolkien honeymooned
Spend a night at the site of JRR Tolkien’s honeymoon; The Plough and Harrow Hotel in Birmingham. Tolkien and his wife Edith Bratt married in 1916 and stayed at the hotel in the June of that same year.
Stay in the holiday home of Agatha Christie
Spend the night at Greenway Apartment the holiday home of ‘Queen of Crime’ Agatha Christie which went on to be a scene of crime in her novel 'Dead Man's Folly'. Situated in the stunning English Riviera, these holiday cottages boast glorious views of the River Dart.
Retreat to Tolkien’s family home
Surrounded by moorland and in the grounds of a property where JRR Tolkien’s family once lived, The Secret Holt in Dartmoor is a magical woodland cabin that will fill your imagination with hobbits, elves and enchanting creatures.
Wander around Vita Sackville-West’s writing room
Located in Sissinghurst, once home to Bloomsbury poet and writer Vita Sackville-West, Priest's House is a stunning brick building believed to be part of the former Elizabethan mansion which made up Sissinghurst Castle. Vita wrote many of her books at Sissinghurst and you can visit her old writing room in the castle tower.
Enjoy a Harry Potter-style stay in the Wizard Chambers
Concealed behind a bookcase door, guests can enjoy venturing into the Wizard Chamber at Georgian House Hotel in London, and be transported into a magical world full of marvel. Get your wands at the ready, and marvel at stained glass windows, stone walls, archways, cauldrons, four-poster beds hung with velvet curtains and an abundance of curious artefacts.