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 Moorings Hotel

The Moorings Hotel, Hett Hills, Chester-le-Street, County Durham, DH2 3JU.

Blending traditional charm with modern comfort, The Moorings features nine spacious suites with luxury bathrooms, the perfect venue for business and leisure. Offering views over the West Durham Hills, it is just a 5 minute drive from Chester-le-Street.

  • 18th Century

The Dovecote Inn

The Dovecote Inn, Laxton, nr. Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, NG22 0SX.

Approached by a private orchard, the two en-suite rooms offered at The Dovecote Inn are located in a pretty period barn conversion. Set in the heart of the historic village of Laxton, this lovely, traditional country inn serves fine home-cooked fayre.

  • 18th Century

The Marstan Guesthouse

The Marstan Guesthouse, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 2LQ.

This boutique, five star rated Victorian villa effortlessly blends historic charm with modern amenities such as iPod docks, flatscreen TVs and even an outdoor heated swimming pool and hot tub! Only a short stroll to the local Blue Flag beach.

  • 19th Century

Woodhall Spa Manor

Woodhall Spa Manor, Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire, LN10 6PY.

Originally an 18th century hunting lodge, the majority of the current buidling was added in the Edwardian era. Now fully restored, it features 8 individually furnished bedroom suites. Set in attractive mature gardens with views over Bracken Golf Course.

  • 18th Century

Detling Coachhouse

Detling Coachhouse, Detling, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3HB.

A charming former coach house in idyllic rural Kent, with cosy, traditional accommodation. An ideal base for exploring the North Downs Way.

  • 18th Century

The Ravensworth

The Ravensworth, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1BA.

Set in the heart of the Lake District National Park, The Ravensworth is a four star B&B set only a few minutes’ walk from the centre of Windermere village. Guests receive free passes to a nearby health club which has a pool.

  • 19th Century

The Badger Inn

The Badger Inn, Church Minshull, nr. Winsford, Cheshire, CW5 6DY.

Set in the village of Church Minshull in the heart of rural Cheshire, the oak beamed, 18th century Badger Inn features five beautifully furnished rooms all with en-suite bathrooms. This traditional village inn is just a short drive from historic Chester.

  • 18th Century

The Star Inn 1744

The Star Inn 1744, Thrussington, Leicestershire, LE7 4UH.

As the name suggests, The Star Inn dates from the age when King George II sat on the throne of England. Set on the village green in the heart of historic Thrussington, it boasts 9 spacious en suite bedrooms and a fine traditional restaurant.

  • 18th Century

The Old George

Broadwindsor, Beaminster, Dorset, DT8 3QD.

A Grade II listed building famous for its most royal visitor – Charles II hid from the roundheads here in 1651. Enjoy accommodation fit for a King with luxurious en-suite bedrooms, homemade locally sourced produce and a stunning West Dorset setting.

  • 17th Century

Blenheim House

Main Street, Etwall, Derbyshire, DE65 6LP.

A restaurant with rooms, the 17th century Blenheim House is situated in sleepy Etwall. There are nine en-suite rooms including two romantic suites. Blenheim House offers an open fire in the bar and restaurant, a superb menu, real ales and fine wines.

  • 17th Century