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 Old Coach House

The Old Coach House, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY4 1BP.

Dating back to 1851, The Old Coach House is thought to be the oldest remaining house in the village of South Shore. Comprising eleven en-suite double rooms, many with four poster beds, this Tudor style boutique B&B lies close to Blackpool’s attractions.

  • 19th Century

The Nags Head Hotel

The Nags Head Hotel, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, HP16 0DG.

Dating from the 1400s, the Nags Head Hotel provides the perfect place to stay and rest whilst in the Chilterns. Awarded an AA Rosette for “Culinary Excellence”, the five bedrooms are all individually styled with beautifully finished en-suite bathrooms.

  • 15th Century

Bage Pool

Bage Pool, Dorstone, nr. Bredwardine, Hereford, HR3 5SU.

Dating from the mid-16th century, this timber framed farmhouse offers two spacious, elegantly designed rooms with private bathrooms. Enjoying views over the rolling Golden Valley, Hay-on-Wye and historic Hereford are just a short drive away.

  • 16th Century

The Crown Hotel

The Crown Hotel, Wells next the Sea, Norfolk, NR23 1EX.

This former coaching inn lies on the edge of a tranquil tree-lined green in the fishing port of Wells-next-the-Sea. Lovingly refurbished to enhance its existing historic features, The Crown offers 12 luxurious en-suite bedrooms and a stylish restaurant.

  • 18th Century

The Southbourne Villa

The Southbourne Villa, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 5BD.

Relax in our ‘Garden Hot Tub Spa’, screened by palm trees, at this charming detached Victorian villa near Torre Abbey. Situated in a quiet position yet within easy reach of the amenities of Torquay, this four star hotel is great for a seaside holiday.

  • 19th Century

Clay Hall House

Clay Hall House, Acton, nr. Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 0AQ.

This romantic manor house effortlessly blends traditional Tudor features with 21st century luxury to offer very comfortable accommodation in three stylish guest rooms. Dating from around 1520, it boasts ancient timber beams and large Inglenook fireplaces

  • 16th Century

The Farmhouse Hotel and Restaurant

The Farmhouse, St Saviour, Guernsey, GY7 9YF.

With underfloor heating, air conditioned bedrooms and fluffy bathrobes, this luxury 15th century farmhouse offers elegant 4 star accommodation. There is also an award winning restaurant, spacious sun terrace and free Wifi.

  • 15th Century

Rockside Guest House

Rockside Guest House, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1AQ.

Located in Windermere, one of the Lake District’s most popular regions, this quaint guest house built in traditional Lakeland stone offers well-appointed bedrooms with a classic, understated decor.

  • 19th Century

The Acorn Inn

The Acorn Inn, Evershot, Dorset, DT2 0JW.

Built from honey coloured local stone this 400 year old coaching inn retains its original historical character and charm, with its wooden beams and roaring log fires. It offers ten luxurious en-suite hotel rooms equipped with the most modern comforts.

  • 16th Century

Sophia’s B&B

The Promenade, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 4HH.

Luxuriously appointed en-suite rooms with stunning views greet you at this charming seaside B&B. Fantastic locally sourced Cornish fayre and light, airy rooms make Sophia’s a perfect base for exploring Penzance & St Ives.

  • 19th Century