We've come a long way since 1851...!

“Our journey began way, way back in 1851 when Georgian House, was built by my great-great-grandfather, William Chinnery Mitchell. After purchasing the land, Georgian House was constructed according to the master plan laid out by the famous builder, Thomas Cubitt, and has remained a family treasure ever since. Over several generations, the houses have been handed down through my family and remains a family run business to this day. I began managing the B&B operations in 1987, at the age of 19. At that time, Georgian House was just a two-star accommodation with 28 guest rooms.

Fast forward to today…

Georgian House boasts 45 individually designed rooms with an informal yet friendly service. The heritage of our much-loved building has been maintained and considerately restored. Despite many years and generations, we have maintained the ‘home-from-home’ feel that our guests all know and love. Today, Georgian House is the flagship property of our growing collection of small boutique hotels, B&Bs and accommodation in London and the Lake District. 

I hope to welcome you to London or the Lakes soon!”


Photo credit @ Lancaster University Business School


Built in 1851, by Serena von der Heyde’s great great grandfather William Chinnery Mitchell, the Georgian House Hotel has been a family treasure for over 150 years.

After buying the land, William Chinnery Mitchell then developed it under Thomas Cubitt’s instruction. He was the leading master builder in London in the second quarter of the 19th century.

Wishing to leave his mark on these grand, heritage buildings, William embellished his houses with a few signature details, including 10 panel doors and his string motif, a plaster decorative line on the exterior of many of his houses.

Over several generations the houses, which are now known as the Georgian House Hotel, have been handed down through the family. Serena von der Heyde took over the bed and breakfast operation in 1987, when it was a two-star hotel and had 28 guest rooms.

Today, the Georgian House Hotel boasts 63 bedrooms and apartments. It has carved out a place within London’s bustling hotel scene as a warm and welcoming place for families, couples and those on business to base themselves when visiting the capital. Throughout the generations, the family has always maintained the ‘home from home’ feel that guests recognise and appreciate time and time again.