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 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

Brynhonddu Country House B&B

Brynhonddu Country House, Pandy, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, NP7 7PD.

Winner of the acclaimed ‘Best B&B in Wales’ award, Brynhonddu Country House is a wonderful rural retreat and is conveniently located for exploring the Brecon Beacons.

  • 19th Century

Lea House Bed and Breakfast

Lea House, Lea, nr. Ross on Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 7JZ.

Retaining many original features including oak beams and a large inglenook fireplace, Lea House was originally built as a 16th century coaching inn. Now offering three well-appointed bedrooms, good food is also an essential part of the household.

  • 16th Century

Dilston Mill B&B

Dilston Mill B&B, Corbridge, Hexham, Northumberland, NE45 5QZ.

With a colourful history dating back to the Middle Ages, this converted watermill sits on the banks of Devils Water in Hadrian’s Wall Country. Offering an attractive suite and studio, it is just a short drive from both Corbridge and Hexham.

  • 11th Century

Little Court

Little Court, Charminster, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 9PZ.

This traditional Edwardian Country House is only 20 minutes from Dorset’s world famous Jurassic Coastline. The rooms themselves boast en-suite bathrooms and flatscreen TVs, as well as free Wi-Fi internet access. Outdoor pool and tennis court.

  • 19th Century

Old Ivy House Bed & Breakfast

Old Ivy House B&B, Congerstone, Leicestershire, CV13 6LZ.

Set in the picturesque Leicestershire village of Congerstone, Old Ivy House offers four double en-suite bedrooms and a twin bedded room with private bathroom. With parts of the house dating back to the 13th century, it lies a short drive from Nuneaton.

  • 13th Century

Stramacchio Italiano @ Elvey Farm

Elvey Farm, Pluckley, Ashford, Kent, TN27 0SU.

A stunning 15th century farm in rural Kent providing luxurious, modern conveniences in keeping with the traditional surroundings and period features. This beautiful medieval farmstead can be found at the end of a winding country lane.

  • 15th Century

Rostrevor Hotel – Guest House

Rostrevor, Bury, Greater Manchester, BL9 0TL.

A lovely townhouse on the outskirts of Manchester. The Rostrevor offers spacious, well-appointed rooms with a relaxed, contemporary style. Only 600 yards from the centre of Bury.

  • 19th Century

Old Bull Inn

Old Bull Inn, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 9AW.

Full of history and character, the Old Bull Inn has been welcoming weary travellers since the 15th century. With 11 en-suite guest rooms, it is the oldest hostelry in the market town of Royston. The popular restaurant serves modern British food.

  • 15th Century

Chilgrove Farm B&B

Chilgrove, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 9HU.

Set in the quiet hamlet of Chilgrove in South Downs National Park, Chilgrove Farm B&B is the perfect base for keen walkers and cyclists wanting to explore the Downs. Enjoy the beautifully converted en-suite accommodation and tasty farmhouse breakfast.

  • 18th Century