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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Howton Grove House

Howton Grove House, Wormbridge, nr. Thruxton, Herefordshire, HR2 9DY.

Set in 5 acres of grounds, this elegant period farmhouse provides comfortable en-suite accommodation in two large rooms. Boasting 300 years of history, with its oak exposed beams and open fireplaces, Howton Grove exudes unique character and atmosphere.

  • 18th Century

Mill House Hotel

Mill House Hotel, Swallowfield, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 1PY.

Situated in the picturesque village of Swallowfield, this beautiful Georgian building is set on the banks of the River Loddon. The hotel’s restaurant serves award winning food throughout the day.

  • 18th Century

Old White Hart

Old White Hart, Lyddington, Uppingham, Rutland, LE15 9LR.

Dating from the 17th century, this picturesque country inn is set in the heart of the conservation village of Lyddington amidst the slopes of the Welland Valley. Blending modern comforts with beautiful period features, it is just a short drive from Corby.

  • 17th Century

Ffarm Country House

Ffarm Country House, Betws yn Rhos, Abergele, Conwy, LL22 8AR.

A stunning 18th century Grade II listed building, Ffarm Country House offers spacious, well appointed en-suite bedrooms and a plethora of activities on the doorstep, including a local pub only a few moments walk away!

  • 18th Century

Bats and Broomsticks

Prospect Hill, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1QE.

Spooktacular! Making the most of the Whitby location (said to be one of Dracula’s favourite ‘haunts’!) this gothic B&B offers atmospheric, four poster accommodation with private bathrooms & a hearty ‘candlelit’ breakfast accompanied by haunting music.

  • 19th Century

Caravelli

Caravelli, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 1BT.

Set in one of the oldest buildings in Loughborough, the elegant en-suite rooms at Caravelli all feature wonderful exposed beams and other period features. Sample authentic Italian cuisine and seasonal specials in the air-conditioned restaurant.

  • 14th Century

The Mortal Man Inn

The Mortal Man Inn, Troutbeck, near Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1PL.

Nestled beneath the rugged fells of the Troutbeck Valley, The Mortal Man is a historic Lakeland inn with spectacular views over the surrounding peaks. In the winter guests can cosy up to the real log fires with a glass of their favourite drink.

  • 17th Century

St Nicholas House

St Nicholas House, nr. Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE11 3HA.

This fine example of an 18th century Georgian manor house sits in the village of Deeping St Nicholas betwix Market Deeping and Spalding. Although full of historic character, the interior decor is very 21st century, with six en-suite rooms and free Wi-Fi.

  • 18th Century

East Bridgford Hill

East Bridgford Hill, East Bridgford, nr. Bingham, Nottinghamshire, NG13 8PE.

Enjoying a tranquil setting with stunning views over the Trent Valley, this picturesque Georgian manor house is full of character and bespoke style. Offering 7 luxurious rooms and suites, full English organic breakfasts are served using local produce.

  • 18th Century

Norbury House

Norbury House, Torrs Park, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 8AZ.

This newly-renovated B&B offers stylish accommodation in the beautiful town of llfracombe. Only a 10 minute walk to the local harbour and the Damien Hirst restaurant. Features a licensed cocktail bar.

  • 19th Century