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 Top House Inn

The Top House Inn, Lizard, Cornwall, TR12 7NQ.

Offering award-winning accommodation in 8 stylishly furnished en suite bedrooms, The Top House Inn is just a short walk from The Lizard, the most southerly point on the British mainland. This warm and friendly village inn serves an eclectic menu.

  • 18th Century

Cardynham House

Cardynham House, Painswick, Gloucestershire, GL6 6XX.

Dating back to the 15th century, this characterful B&B boasts sumptuous, uniquely styled en-suite accommodation and a plentiful breakfast in the charming Cotswolds town of Painswick.

  • 15th Century

Camilla House

Camilla House, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 4DW.

A cosy 5 star Georgian town house with stunning sea views, Camilla House offers well-equipped en-suite accommodation and a highly recommended breakfast made from the best Cornish produce. Conveniently located for all that West Cornwall has to offer.

  • 19th Century

Cottage Lodge

Cottage Lodge, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7SH.

Located in the charming New Forest village of Brockenhurst, the multi award-winning Cottage Lodge boasts 15 cosy, en suite bedrooms. Boasting beautiful period features, parts of the building date back to 1650.

  • 17th Century

West Dean College

West Dean, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0QZ.

Escape to West Dean, full of character and set in acres of West Sussex countryside. A period country house and working college offering B&B, famous for its stunning gardens. Free WiFi, parking, gardens entry (value £8.25), outdoor pool & tennis court.

  • 17th Century

Number 80

Number 80, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 2JS.

Situated in a delightful area of Bowness-on-Windermere, Number 80 offers four individually designed and furnished, en suite rooms. With its Victorian buildings dotted along the lakeside, Bowness is one of the Lake District’s most visited destinations.

  • 19th Century

The Manor House Inn

The Manor House Inn, Carterway Heads, nr. Consett, Northumberland, DH8 9LX.

Just a short drive from Consett, The Manor House Inn offers cosy accommodation over four well appointed en suite bedrooms. Featuring stunning views over the Derwent Valley, the restaurant serves local specialities such as Northumbrian belly pork.

  • 19th Century

Ternhill Farm House

Ternhill Farm House, Market Drayton, Shropshire, TF9 3PX.

A characterful 18th century Grade II Listed B&B, the award-winning Ternhill Farmhouse sets exceptional standards for both food and accommodation, combining a mix of traditional period features with modern conveniences.

  • 18th Century

Maltsters

Maltsters, Llandaff, Cardiff, Glamorgan, CF5 2DS.

A walk away from Llandaff Cathedral, the Maltsters is rumoured to be the oldest licensed pub in Cardiff. What is certain however, this traditional white-washed inn now offers 5 individually styled bedrooms each with a bath and rain shower.

  • 18th Century

Heywood Hall

Heywood Hall, Denstone, nr. Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, ST14 5HR.

Just a few miles from Alton Towers, this imposing Victorian family home now provides guest accommodation in four spacious and comfortable suites. Heywood Hall also boasts a hot tub and sauna, as well as a picturesque garden in which to relax.

  • 20th Century