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

Warwick Castle

Warwick Castle, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV34 4QU.

Welcome to Warwick Castle! Today this medieval castle is one of the most visited tourist attractions in England and now offers a choice of accommodation: medieval glamping tents, knight’s village lodges and the romantic Tower Suites in the castle itself.

  • 12th Century

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Home Farm B&B

Home Farm, Beachampton, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK19 6DX.

Situated in charming Beachampton village, Home Farm boasts traditional features like four poster beds, roll top baths and log-burning fires, a hearty English breakfast made to order and an ideal location for exploring Buckinghamshire’s many attractions.

  • 18th Century

The Priory

The Priory, Scorton, Lancashire, PR3 1AU.

Sometimes referred to as The Gateway to the Trough of Bowland, The Priory nestles in the beautiful village of Scorton. With parts of the building dating back to 1650, if now offers its own bakery and eight spacious, warmly furnished rooms.

  • 17th Century

Plas Dinas Country House

Plas Dinas Country House, Bontnewydd, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL54 7YF.

A short drive from Caernarfon, Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon were regular guests at Plas Dinas Country House, which blends traditional features with contemporary decor. Enjoy fantastic views of North Wales and tasty home cooked food.

  • 18th Century

Cleavers Lyng 16th Century Country House

Cleavers Lyng, Church Road, Herstmonceux, East Sussex, BN27 1QJ.

Situated in the picturesque South Downs, This Grade II listed, 16th century B&B is an oasis of tranquility. The decor is completely in-keeping with the period feel of the property and a plentiful breakfast full of home grown fare is a particular highlight.

  • 16th Century

The Red Lion

The Red Lion, Hinxton, Cambridgeshire, CB10 1QY.

Set in the heart of the pretty conservation village of Hinxton, this award winning pub restaurant offers 8 guest rooms; all double en-suite, designed and equipped to exacting standards. Convenient for Cambridge University and Duxford Imperial War Museum.

  • 16th Century

Zanzibar International Hotel

Zanzibar Hotel, St Leonards On Sea, Hastings, East Sussex, TN37 6BY.

Contemporary boutique hotel. All eight of the large relaxing rooms / suites have been carefully crafted to instil a sense of calm and well-being. Rooms with their own saunas. spa baths big enough for 2. Sublime sea views and a tropical oasis garden.

  • 19th Century

The Coach House

The Coach House, Potton, Bedfordshire, SG19 2NP.

On the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire border, this 18th century coaching inn now offers 11 spacious and traditionally furnished, en-suite rooms. With its historic Georgian Market Square, Potton is a small rural town 10 miles from Bedford.

  • 18th Century

Penrhiw Hotel

Penrhiw Hotel, Haverfordwest, SA62 6PG.

Penrhiw Hotel is situated minutes from St Davids in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Offering five star bed and breakfast accommodation, Penrhiw’s stunning historic features blend perfectly with contemporary style.

  • 19th Century


Driftwood, Porthscatho, Cornwall, TR2 5EW.

Set in a beautiful coastal location with stunning sea views, Driftwood offers simply styled en-suite accommodation over three comfortable rooms. Follow a pretty woodland path down to the private beach before enjoying a meal in the Michelin star restaurant.

  • 20th Century

Sabine Barn B&B

Sabine Barn B&B, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 9NS.

Featuring original exposed wooden beams, this comfortable bed and breakfast lies just 4 km from Oxford city centre. Guest rooms include free WiFi and a private bathroom with bathtub or shower. Full English breakfasts are made using fresh local produce.

  • 18th Century