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

Warwick Castle

Warwick Castle, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV34 4QU.

Welcome to Warwick Castle! Today this medieval castle is one of the most visited tourist attractions in England and now offers a choice of accommodation: medieval glamping tents, knight’s village lodges and the romantic Tower Suites in the castle itself.

  • 12th Century

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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

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