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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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

Old Manse Hotel

Old Manse Hotel, Bourton on the Water, Gloucestershire, GL54 2BX.

The Old Manse Hotel was built in 1748 and is literally on the banks of the River Windrush in the centre of Bourton On The Water. For centuries the area has been the a tourist attraction as a typical Cotswold village.

  • 18th Century

Claverton House

Claverton Country House, Claverton, near Battle, East Sussex, TN33 0SE.

A charming, Edwardian Country House set in its own landscaped grounds. Enjoy spacious, characterful accommodation and a fantastic fine dining experience. An ideal base for exploring the historic town of Battle.

  • 19th Century

The Old Hall Inn

The Old Hall Inn, Chinley, Derbyshire, SK23 6EJ.

This traditional 16th century country inn offers comfortable and homely accommodation in eight en-suite rooms. Each room boasts its own unique features, whether it be a balcony over the garden, large shower or a king size double.

  • 16th Century

Cerdyn Villa

Cerdyn Villa, Llanwrtyd Wells, Builth Wells, Powys, LD5 4RS.

A rural retreat in the Irfon Valley, this cosy B&B offers two well-furnished en-suite rooms complete with guest lounge. Enjoy a locally sourced Welsh Breakfast (with eggs courtesy of the Villa’s own hens!) before exploring the lovely Welsh countryside.

  • 19th Century