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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Jolly Brewers

Jolly Brewers, Milton, nr. Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB24 6AD.

This beautiful Grade II listed, late 17th century pub restaurant blends modern touches with period character and offers 4 double en-suite rooms in the former stable block. Set just 4 miles from Cambridge and within easy walking distance of the River Cam.

  • 17th Century

Birchwood Hotel

East Moulin Road, Pitlochry, Perthshire, PH16 5DW.

Spacious, well appointed rooms and extensive grounds lend a country-house feel to this 17th century hotel. Enjoy the on-site bar and restaurant or go for a stroll in the nearby woodland where horse riding, golf, cycling & a host of activities are on offer.

  • 17th Century

No 45

No 45, Ballater, Aberdeenshire, AB35 5RQ.

With mountain and riverside walks close by, this late Victorian residence is set within an acre of grounds in picturesque Ballater, Royal Deeside. The comfortable en-suite rooms are individually decorated, evening meals can also be arranged in advance.

  • 19th Century

Lowbyer Manor Country House

Lowbyer Manor Country House, Alston, Cumbria, CA9 3JX.

Lowbyer Manor Country House was built in the late 1700s and today offers 4 star accommodation in a delightful grade II listed property. Breakfast fans wont be disappointed as the guesthouse has won an AA Breakfast Award!

  • 18th Century

The Compton Swan

The Compton Swan, Compton, nr. Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 6NJ.

Located close to the Berkshire / Oxfordshire border, The Compton Swan features high-quality dining and stylish accommodation in 6 en-suite rooms. Enjoy summer drinks in the large pub garden, or simply relax beside the open fire in the library area.

  • 17th Century

Smithy Studio B&B

Smithy Studio B&B, Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, LE65 1EL.

Set in the heart of the charming market town of Ashby de la Zouch, Smithy Studio offers high-quality B&B accommodation in two luxurious rooms. Dating from the 1700s, this former blacksmiths forge is just a short stroll from several wonderful restaurants.

  • 18th Century

The Black Lion Hotel

The Black Lion Hotel, Little Walsingham, Norfolk, NR22 6DB.

Once host to medieval pilgrims visiting the famous shrine of “Our Lady of Walsingham”, parts of the Black Lion date from the 15th century. Located in the heart of Little Walsingham village, it now offeris six attractively decorated rooms and a restaurant.

  • 15th Century

Staunton Arms

Staunton Arms, Staunton in the Vale, Nottinghamshire, NG139PE.

This 200 year old, traditional English coutry inn offers seven modern ensuite rooms, a classical restaurant and real ale bar. All bedrooms are furnished to a high standard and decorated in a contemporary country style. Grantham is just a short drive away

  • 18th Century

Ocklynge Manor

Ocklynge Manor, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 2PG.

Completely charming, this 18th century manor house is set in a stunning walled mature garden and is the former home of Peter Pan artist Mabel Lucie Attwell. With tasteful, traditional decor and spacious accommodation Ocklynge Manor is a relaxing retreat.

  • 18th Century

Roade House Hotel

Roade House, Roade, near Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN7 2NW.

A former 18th century village pub, the Roade House offers airy, contemporary en-suite accommodation and an exciting seasonal menu full of the best of UK sourced produce.

  • 18th Century