Situated in the Royal Burrough of Greenwich, South East London, the English Heritage site of Eltham Palace is an enchanting medieval royal palace, famous for its ties to King Henry VIII, who is thought to have grown up here. Built in 1295, the palace is one of the UK's best preserved medieval manor houses, offering visitors a unique and charming insight into the illustrious lives of the royals who walked within its regal walls. Why not take a walk within the palace for yourself with our exclusive range of holiday cottages near Eltham Palace and find your own portion of peace amid the clamour of the city.
Discover heaps of history at Eltham Palace on your next cottage holiday
Ancient history isn't the only thing on offer on the grounds of the magnificent Eltham Palace. After centuries of neglect, the site was bought by a wealthy couple named Stephen and Virginia Courtauld, who spent the decade between 1930 and 1940 building an ultra-modern private house to adjoin the existing Great Hall. Visitors can look forward to a tour of the Courtauld's contemporary home, which offers a seamless and elegant example of art-deco styling.
If you're interested in visiting Eltham Palace, take a look at our handful of holiday cottages situated within easy reach of the English Heritage site. We have cottages located in Surrey and Kent that would make the ideal base for those wanting to take a day trip to Eltham Palace without the expense and hassle of a hotel in London. What could be better than taking a stroll through the classy corridors of Eltham, before retiring to a more rural spot to put your feet up after a day of exploration and discovery?
Eltham Palace Opening Times
The palace is open from 10am-5pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday until 3rd November 2013 when it will be closed for conservation repairs, so book your cottage holiday to Eltham Palace soon to avoid disappointment!