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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The Globe Inn

The Globe Inn, Chagford, Devon, TQ13 8AJ.

Rich in original character and charm, this traditional coaching inn offers 7 large en-suite rooms, all of which are tastefully furnished and decorated. Set in the Dartmoor National Park, the Globe is just a short walk from the heart of historic Chagford.

  • 17th Century

The Fleece Inn

The Fleece Inn, Haworth, nr. Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD22 8DA.

Surrounded by the wild and rugged moors of Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights, The Fleece Inn stands in the very heart of Haworth’s historic main street. Offering good old Yorkshire hospitality in 7 cosy guest rooms, the restaurant serves hearty local fare.

  • 19th Century

Crown and Horns

Crown and Horns, East Ilsley, Berkshire, , RG20 7LH.

With its 11 individually designed en-suite rooms, the 18th century Crown and Horns country inn is the ideal stop over for both business and leisure travellers. With classic pub food served daily, enjoy daily specials in the courtyard garden when the weather permits.

  • 18th Century

Kegworth House

Kegworth House, Kegworth, Leicestershire, DE74 2DA.

Behind the elegant Georgian facade, Kegworth House retains many original features including a stone-flagged hallway and a relaxing drawing room with an open fire. The 11 en-suite bedrooms each possess their own individual character.

  • 18th Century

The Kings Head Hotel

Ravenstonedale, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, CA17 4NH.

Set in the stunning Cumbrian countryside, the King’s Head is enjoyed by both visitors and locals. A contemporary decor sets off traditional features such as the log fire place and original beams. The six bedrooms are well appointed with every convenience.

  • 18th Century

Sands Hotel

Sands Hotel, Burray, Orkney, KW17 2SS.

The 19th-century Sands Hotel is situated along the shore of Scapa Flow in Burray village. All rooms are en-suite overlooking the beach and pier where local fishermen work. There is a bar, restaurant and beautiful sea views.

  • 19th Century

Sutherland House

Sutherland House, Southwold, Suffolk, IP18 6DN.

More a boutique restaurant with rooms, Sutherland House is one of the oldest and most historically significantly buildings in Southwold. Offering just four stylish, contemporary rooms, it is just a short walk along the promenade to the beach and pier.

  • 15th Century

Nevill Arms Inn

Nevill Arms Inn, Medbourne, Leicestershire, LE16 8EE.

Situated in the picturesque village of Medbourne amidst Leicestershire’s beautiful Welland Valley, the Nevill Arms was rebuilt in 1863 in a Tudor style. Featuring a a stylish restaurant and en-suite accommodation, relax with a drink by the river bank.

  • 19th Century

Cathedral View Guest House

Cathedral View Guest House, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN2 1QA.

Set in the heart of the famous Cathedral Quarter of Lincoln, this beautiful, historic guesthouse dates back to the 12th century. Lovingly restored, it now offers 7 stylish bedrooms laid out in keeping with the buildings original features.

  • 12th Century

The Old Bridge House

The Old Bridge House, West Looe, Looe, Cornwall, PL13 2BU.

Occupying an idyllic setting on the water’s edge in West Looe, the Old Bridge House guest house features nine comfortable en-suite rooms, many with lovely harbour views. The in-house bar offers an extensive drinks menu, simply relax and enjoy the scenery.

  • 18th Century