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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Pennycroft Guest House

Pennycroft Guest House, Kettlewell, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 5QY.

Surrounded by the stunning Yorkshire Dales, this charming guest house benefits from fantastic scenery and a plethora of activities on the doorstep. Spacious en-suite accommodation is complimented by luxury toiletries, foot spas and high end bed linen.

  • 19th Century

Whispering Cottages Bed and Breakfast

Whispering Cottages, Nuneham Courtenay, Waterstock, Oxfordshire, OX44 9NX.

Just a short drive from historic Oxford, Whispering Cottages is set within the peaceful village of Nuneham Courtenay. Each en suite room feaures a TV and terrace with a garden view. Fresh local produce are used to prepare the hearty English breakfasts.

  • 19th Century

The Old Inn

The Old Inn, Flowerdale Glen, Gairloch, Highlands, IV21 2BD.

You’re spoilt for choice with this award-winning Highlands Inn. Enjoy the sumptuous locally sourced food, popular ales or local activities like golf, whale watching and the Beinn Eighe Nature Reserve.

  • 18th Century

Dorian House

Dorian House, Bath, Somerset, BA2 3JX.

Built in the late 19th century out of traditional local limestone, Dorian House is a fine example of elegant Victorian architecture. The hotel’s rooms are spacious and some even boast four poster beds. A truly luxurious B&B!

  • 19th Century

Stanshope Hall

Stanshope Hall, Stanshope, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 2AD.

Ideally placed for exploring the Peak District, this 17th century listed building offers spacious accommodation with a traditional decor. Enjoy tasty home cooked food using the freshest local produce, straight from the garden!

  • 17th Century

The Littleton Arms

The Littleton Arms, Penkridge, nr. Cannock, Staffordshire, ST19 5AL.

Set in the historic Staffordshire village of Penkridge, this recently refurbished former coaching inn has been welcoming weary travellers since the 17th century. With 10 luxury boutique en suite rooms on offer, the restaurant serves a seasonal menu.

  • 17th Century

Kirkby House

Kirkby House, Kirkby Mallory, Leicestershire, LE9 7QE.

Dating back to the 18th century, Kirkby House offers spacious, tastefully decorated accommodation in a charming setting. Ideally located for Leicestershire and Warwickshire’s many attractions such as Bosworth Park and Battlefield and Ashby Canal and Castle.

  • 18th Century

Redcoats Farmhouse Hotel

Redcoats Farmhouse Hotel, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG4 7JR.

Situated between Hitchin and Stevenage, Redcoats Farmhouse has stood as part of the rolling Hertfordshire countryside since 1480. With 13 individually styled bedrooms, relax with a drink in the cosy bar before enjoying a a great dinner and a restful night.

  • 15th Century

Portway Inn

Portway Inn, Staunton on Wye, Herefordshire, HR4 7NH.

Set amidst the cider orchards between Hereford and Hay-on-Wye, this charming 16th century country inn has been lovingly restored and now offers 9 en suite rooms. The stylish restaurant enjoys views over the garden and serves a seasonal menu

  • 16th Century

The Crewe Arms

The Crewe Arms, Hinton in the Hedges, nr. Brackley, Northamptonshire, NN13 5NF.

This 15th century traditional country pub is set in the picturesque Northamptonshire village of Hinton in the Hedges, close to the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire border. The two well appointed en suite rooms have been refurbished to a high standard.

  • 15th Century