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 Bull at Great Totham

The Bull, Great Totham, nr. Maldon, Essex, CM9 8NH.

Set between Chelmsford and Colchester, this 16th century coaching inn features an award winning restaurant, pretty gardens and four luxurious en-suite rooms. Enjoy the range of real ales, the cellar of fine wines and the traditional cooked breakfasts.

  • 16th Century

The Lion Inn

The Lion Inn, Gwytherin Hiraethog, Conwy, LL22 8UU.

Dating back to the 17th century, this charming country inn is set in the historic village of Gwytherin and boasts contemporary, en-suite bedrooms with stunning views. Enjoy a full Welsh breakfast or evening meal made from the freshest local ingredients.

  • 17th Century

Allington Manor

Allington Manor, Allington, nr. Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG32 2DH.

Offering luxurious accommodation and excellent breakfasts in the surroundings of a listed Jacobean building, this beautiful B&B lies in a peaceful Lincolnshire village on the edge of the Vale of Belvoir, Dating from 1450 it retains many original features.

  • 15th Century

West Arms Hotel

West Arms Hotel, Llanarmon Dyffryn-Ceiriog, Clwyd, LL20 7LD.

A 16th century hotel situated in the beautiful Ceiriog valley with wealth of charm and character. The bedrooms are all of 4 star quality, and the restaurant has been awarded numerous awards. The lounge bar has a great fireplace to cosy up next to.

  • 16th Century

The Spread Eagle

The Spread Eagle, Sawley, nr. Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 4NH.

Set betwix the River Ribble and a 12th century Cistertian abbey, this attractive former coaching inn provides luxurious B&B accommodation, along with a cosy bar and restaurant. The 7 elegantly designed rooms have en suite or private bathrooms.

  • 18th Century

Whitehouse Guest House

Great Paxton, St Neots, Cambridgeshire, PE19 6RA.

Based in the charming Cambridgeshire village of Great Paxton, the Whitehouse boasts contemporary, well-appointed en-suite accommodation in a beautiful setting.

  • 18th Century

The Belfry at Yarcombe

The Belfry, Yarcombe, Honiton, Devon, EX14 9BD.

The Belfry Restaurant and Rooms is an award winning, four star hotel in the Devonshire village of Yarcombe. Run by a husband and wife team, the building itself was once an old school and still retains features such as stained-glass windows.

  • 19th Century

Moss Grove Organic Hotel

Moss Grove Organic Hotel, Grasmere, Cumbria, LA22 9SW.

As the name suggests, this award-winning hotel in the popular Lake District town of Grasmere, incorporates natural products wherever possible, from the paint and high quality furnishings in the extremely spacious bedrooms to the plentiful buffet breakfast.

  • 19th Century

The Beach House

The Beach House, Milford on Sea, Hampshire, SO41 0PT.

Offering stunning views of the Isle of Wight, this listed Victorian mansion is set on the fringe of the New Forest, just metres from the beach. With its restored oak-panelled interior and stained glass windows, the Beach House features 15 en suite rooms.

  • 19th Century

The Union Inn

The Union Inn, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7QH.

Offering 6 recently refurbished en-suite letting rooms, the Union Inn is located in Cowes Old Town, close to the historic yacht clubs. The oldest inn in town, each individually themed room has been furnished in a boutique style.

  • 17th Century