Bed and Breakfasts

Welcome to our handpicked selection of luxury bed and breakfasts, boutique hotels and small historic hotels throughout England, Scotland and Wales. All of the B&B’s listed on these pages are in historic buildings, with some located deep in the countryside and others in historic towns and cities.

New for 2017: We now have an icon next to each B&B stating the age of the building it’s hosted in. Some properties even date back to the medieval era!

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Featured Accommodation

Hever Castle Luxury Bed & Breakfast

Astor Wing, Hever Castle, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 7NG.

This stunning, 13th century double-moated castle offers luxury B&B accommodation in the Astor Wing of the property. Access to the castle is included in the rate and the gardens can be privately enjoyed by guests after closing. Free WiFi.

  • 13th Century

The Old Lock-Up

The Old Lock Up, North End, Wirksworth, Derbyshire, DE4 4FG.

The building where prisoners once slopped out with buckets now offers the last word in luxury and elegance.

  • 19th Century

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Bleak House Broadstairs

Broadstairs, Kent. CT10 1EY

The former home of Charles Dickens now offers luxury bed and breakfast style accommodation, all with spectacular views over Viking Bay. Rich in cultural history, guests can stroll the private gardens before retiring to the sumptuous bedrooms.

  • 19th Century

Scolfes

Hailsham, East Sussex. BN27 4SF.

A warm welcome awaits you at Scolfes B&B and Tea Shoppe. Dating from 1392, this Grade 2 listed building has been lovingly transformed and now offers 2 delightful family suites and a comfortable double room, all boast en-suite facilities.

  • 14th Century

Crown & Punchbowl

Horningsea, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. CB25 9JG.

A former coaching inn constructed in the 17th century, the Crown & Punchbowl nestles in the village of Horningsea, just 3 miles from the centre of Cambridge. Offering five delightful, double en suite rooms, the restaurant serves a modern British & European menu.

  • 17th Century

Meadow Farm B&B

Waterbeach, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. CB25 9NN

Boasting individually decorated en suite rooms, complete with king-sized beds, Meadow Farm offers boutique bed and breakfast accommodation, all set in two acres of beautiful Cambridgeshire countryside.

  • 20th Century

Rectory Farm

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. CB23 7PG.

Just a stone’s throw away from central Cambridge, this grand period building offers all the charm you’d expect of a historic country home. With elegant en suite bedrooms on the inside, and a seasonal heated outdoor swimming pool set among two acres of beautiful gardens.

  • 18th Century

Christ’s College Cambridge

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. CB2 3BU.

First established in 1437, Christ’s College moved to its present site and was re-founded in 1505 by Lady Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII. An oasis of calm in the heart of the city, it now offers adults only accommodation in one of the most historic buildings in the UK.

  • 15th Century

Knights Glamping at Leeds Castle

Knights Glamping at Leeds Castle, Leeds Castle, Kent. ME17 1PL.

Experience the life of a medieval knight before battle… under the cover of canvas with a difference… this night’s accommodation comes complete with a luxurious four poster bed and crisp cotton bedding. Each tent offers stylish furnishings and your evening feast can be served from the cast iron griddle over the open fire pit.

  • 20th Century

Bonningtons Stansted B&B

Bonningtons Guest House, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire. CM22 7SP.

Set in beautiful landscaped gardens, Bonningtons is an historic listed building offering award-winning bed and breakfast accommodation just 2 miles from Bishops Stortford. The three en suite guest rooms are in a converted coachouse, which is separate to the main house.

  • 18th Century

Rigsby`s Guest House

Rigsby`s Guest House, Hertford, Hertfordshire. SG14 1HZ.

Offering just five spacious, luxury en suite rooms, this imposing Georgian building stands in one of the best-rated locations in Hertford. Furnished in period style, all rooms feature digital TVs, iPod docking and wireless internet.

  • 18th Century

Baker Arms Bayford

Baker Arms, Bayford, Hertfordshire. SG13 8PX.

Set in the quintessentially English village of Bayford, Baker Arms is a family run pub, restaurant and hotel, offering 5 well-appointed rooms for bed & breakfast accommodation. An extensive Chef’s Specials menu is available daily.

  • 19th Century