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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Yellow House

Yellow House, West Woodburn, nr. Otterburn, Northumberland, NE48 2SB.

Set in the rugged Northumbrian countryside, the Yellow House Farm Bed and Breakfast offers 3 individually decorated en-suite rooms. A paradise for walkers and riders, stables and grazing are available for those travelling with their horses.

  • 18th Century

The Pines at Eastleigh

The Pines at Eastleigh, Eastleigh, Bideford, Devon, EX39 4PA.

Welcome to The Pines, a Georgian county house set in 7 hilltop acres with magnificent views over the Torridge Estuary to Lundy Island, selected by the AA as ‘One of Britain’s Best in 2005’. Guests can cosy up next to one the log fires in the winter.

  • 18th Century

The Potton Nest Bed and Breakfast

The Potton Nest Bed and Breakfast, Potton, Bedfordshire, SG19 2NR.

Set close to Potton’s town square, this charming B&B offers traditionally styled rooms, complete with free WiFi and flat-screen TV’s. Dating back to the 17th century, Potton Nest has retained many original features such old wooden beams.

  • 17th Century

Temple Lodge

Temple Lodge, Lyndhurst, New Forest, SO43 7BR.

An award winning period guest house in the heart of the New Forest, Temple Lodge offers cosy, relaxing en-suite accommodation and a hearty cooked breakfast comprising fresh local ingredients.

  • 19th Century

Great Selson

Eastry, Sandwich, Kent, CT13 0EF.

A wonderful Grade 2* listed former manor house set in 3 acres of orchards and formal gardens, built to a C17th Dutch design with a famous oak staircase extending 2 floors. Super king size beds, en-suite bathrooms with deep baths and a fabulous breakfast.

  • 17th Century

The Crown Pub, Dining and Rooms

The Crown Pub, Dining and Rooms, Henlow, Bedfordshire, SG16 6BS.

Located on Henlow’s High Street, this pretty pub offers five stunning en-suite rooms set within converted stables. Full of traditional character with friendly service, food is prepared using high quality ingredients, selected and cooked with care.

  • 18th Century

Sheldons Retreat

Sheldon, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1QS.

A lovely vegetarian guest house in the heart of the Peak District National Park, Sheldon’s Retreat is a recently converted barn with six chic, individually designed en-suite bedrooms. It is an ideal base for walking, hiking, cycling or relaxing.

  • 18th Century

The Huntsman of Little Wenlock

The Huntsman of Little Wenlock, Little Wenlock, nr. Telford, Shropshire, TF6 5BH.

Boasting views to the ancient hill fort atop the mighty Wrekin, the Huntsman enjoys a peaceful location in the picturesque Shropshire village of Little Wenlock. With just three en suite rooms, the comprehensive menu includes classic British fayre.

  • 19th Century

Ben Lawers Hotel

Ben Lawers Hotel, Lawers, Aberfeldy, Perthshire, PH15 2PA.

A stunning highland retreat offering spacious, airy en-suite bedrooms and the freshest food straight from Scottish farmland and waters. An ideal base for exploring nearby natural beauty spots like the Lawers mountain range and Loch Tay.

  • 18th Century

The Old Railway Station

The Old Railway Station, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 0JF.

As the name suggests, this award-winning West Sussex B&B is charmingly located in an old station house. Six of the en suite bedrooms are located in Edwardian Pullman railway carriages, whilst the former booking hall serves as the guest lounge.

  • 19th Century