Historic B&B’s in South West England

Sun, sea, sand and an wealth of history… it’s no wonder the south west of England is the most popular region for holidays in the UK. To make you visit truly special though, why not shun the chain hotels and dreary Victorian properties and opt for a B&B? We’ve handpicked some of the quirkiest, unique and always the most historic bed and breakfasts throughout the South West, including the counties of Cornwall, Dorset, Devon and Somerset.

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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

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Lynton Cottage B&B & Sea View Apartments

The Lynton Cottage, Lynton, Devon, EX35 6ED.

Set in a listed Georgian Country House, each comfortable en-suite apartment is individually decorated and offers either a king or super king-size bed, as well as panoramic sea views over Lynmouth Bay. Follow the paths down to the picturesque harbour village of Lynmouth.

  • 19th Century

The Top House Inn

The Top House Inn, Lizard, Cornwall, TR12 7NQ.

Offering award-winning accommodation in 8 stylishly furnished en suite bedrooms, The Top House Inn is just a short walk from The Lizard, the most southerly point on the British mainland. This warm and friendly village inn serves an eclectic menu.

  • 18th Century

Camilla House

Camilla House, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 4DW.

A cosy 5 star Georgian town house with stunning sea views, Camilla House offers well-equipped en-suite accommodation and a highly recommended breakfast made from the best Cornish produce. Conveniently located for all that West Cornwall has to offer.

  • 19th 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

Queen Charlottes Orangery

Queen Charlottes Orangery, 93a Sydney Place, Bath, Somerset.

A unique place to stay in a wonderful setting. Centrally located 8 minutes stroll on the level to the historic centre, the Roman Baths and Pump Room. The Orangery was once part of the home for a period of Queen Charlotte, the wife of George III.

  • 18th Century

Stratton Gardens Guest House

Stratton Gardens, Stratton, Bude, Cornwall, EX23 9DN.

A delightful 16th century guest house only moments from the beautiful North Cornwall coast. Stratton Gardens offers well-appointed en-suite bedrooms with a cosy, contemporary decor & charming terraced gardens as the name suggests!

  • 16th Century

Bailbrook Lodge

Bailbrook Lodge, Bath, Somerset, BA1 7HZ.

Bailbrook Lodge is a Georgian Grade II listed country house, excellently situated just a mile from the city centre of Bath. Some room have four poster beds, whilst all rooms benefit from views over the gardens, grounds and surrounding countryside.

  • 18th Century

The Langton Arms

The Langton Arms, Tarrant Monkton, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 8RX.

Occupying a peacefull location in the pretty thatched Dorset hamlet of Tarrant Monkton, the 17th century Langton Arms features six elegant guest rooms built around an attractive courtyard. The friendly restaurant serves a modern British menu.

  • 17th Century

Yalbury Cottage & Restaurant

Yalbury Cottage, Lower Bockhampton, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8PZ.

An AA 5 Diamond thatched country cottage moments from Thomas Hardy’s birthplace. Period features such as exposed beams & inglenook fireplaces are married well with modern decor & facilities in the bedrooms. A plentiful menu & wine list are also on offer.

  • 17th Century

The Pines at Eastleigh

The Pines at Eastleigh, Eastleigh, Bideford, Devon, EX39 4PA.

Welcome to The Pines, a Georgian county house set in 7 hilltop acres with magnificent views over the Torridge Estuary to Lundy Island, selected by the AA as ‘One of Britain’s Best in 2005’. Guests can cosy up next to one the log fires in the winter.

  • 18th Century