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 Oxenham Arms Hotel

The Oxenham Arms Hotel, South Zeal, Devon, EX20 2JT.

Dating from the 12th century, the Oxenham Arms is one of the oldest inns in Devon and boasts 7 traditionally furnished rooms with charming original features. Built around the famous Zeal Menhir Standing Stone, Charles Dickens once stayed for a month.

  • 12th Century

d’Parys

d'Parys, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 2UA.

A short walk from the heart of Bedford, this elegant hotel features 14 luxurious rooms and offers an informal dining experience. Blending Victoriana with contemporary design, each en suite room has been individually styled and includes a roll-top bath.

  • 19th Century

Holmwood House Hotel

Holmwood House Hotel, York, North Yorkshire, YO24 4BB.

Treat yourself to a luxurious stay at this award-winning B&B with four poster beds and two person spa baths surrounded by a classic, contemporary decor and only moments from the attractions of historic York.

  • 19th Century

Breeze Guest House

Breeze Guest House, Bootle, Liverpool, Merseyside, L20 3AW.

Set in the centre of Bootle Village, a leafy suburb of Liverpool, this luxury town house offers 10 individually designed en-suite rooms and traditional English food. Built in 1840, it is conveniently located for both Liverpool and Everton stadia.

  • 19th Century

Highfield House

Kirknewton, East Calder, Midlothian, EH27 8NJ.

Only 20 minutes from Edinburgh airport, a warm welcome is assured at the cosy Highfield House, an 18th century minister’s residence with traditional decor throughout. Enjoy the log fire on a cold evening or relax in the garden on a summers day.

  • 18th Century

West End Guest House

West End Guest House, Elgin, Morayshire, IV30 1AG.

The West End is a traditional Victorian villa situated in the market town of Elgin, and offers Scottish hospitality at its very best! The B&B prides itself on its excellent breakfasts, using fresh local ingredients where possible.

  • 19th Century

Lonsdale House

Lonsdale House, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 2JJ.

Enjoy the charming, traditional decor reminiscent of the Wordsworth era at this 19th century former gentleman’s residence. Perfectly situated for exploring the Lake District, just a stroll away from Lake Windermere and the World of Beatrix Potter.

  • 19th Century

Tudor Terrace Guest House

Tudor Terrace Guest House, Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, DN35 0BB.

Situated just 100 yards from the nearest award winning beach, this charming Victorian House is situated in the seaside town of Cleethropes and offers bedrooms with Egyptian cotton linens. Evening meals are served in the dining room (reservation required).

  • 19th Century

The Chetnole Inn

The Chetnole Inn, Chetnole, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 6NU.

Set in the picturesque village of Chetnole, this traditional country inn offers three luxurious en-suite rooms with large, comfortable beds. Relax in the beer garden overlooking the rolling Dorset countryside before dining in the award-winning restaurant.

  • 18th Century

Belvedere

Belvedere, Brodick, Isle of Arran, KA27 8AZ.

The Belvedere benefits from a stunning location on the beautiful Isle of Arran, just off the West Coast of Scotland. Enjoy breathtaking views and, for even more relaxation, a session of aromatherapy, hypnotherapy, reflexology or Reiki!

  • 19th Century