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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Lobhill Farmhouse

Lewdown, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 4DT.

A charming family run B&B in the Lew valley with its very own vineyard! Surrounded by 20 acres of woodland and with Dartmoor on the doorstep, Lobhill Farmhouse is a haven of tranquility.

  • 18th Century

Bloomfield House

Bloomfield House, Bath, Somerset, BA2 2AS.

A beautiful Georgian Manor House with views over Bath’s famous Royal Crescent. Boasts wonderful breakfasts made from organic & fair trade produce and spacious, characterful bedrooms. For an extra special stay choose a four poster room.

  • 18th Century

The Hoops Inn Country Hotel

The Hoops Inn Country Hotel, Horns Cross, Bideford, Devon, EX39 5DL.

The Hoops Inn is a 13th century thatched inn steeped in history and full of character. Superior rooms feature antique four-poster or half tester beds and the Mallow Suite also has a gorgeous double jacuzzi!

  • 13th Century

Norbury House

Norbury House, Torrs Park, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 8AZ.

This newly-renovated B&B offers stylish accommodation in the beautiful town of llfracombe. Only a 10 minute walk to the local harbour and the Damien Hirst restaurant. Features a licensed cocktail bar.

  • 19th Century

Moortown Lodge B&B

Moortown Lodge Hotel, Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24 3AS.

Ideally located for exploring the New Forest, this Michelin guide recommended Georgian B&B offers cosy, en-suite bedrooms with fluffy bathrobes, luxury toiletries, freshly brewed coffee and breakfast exactly as you like it. Relaxation to order!

  • 18th Century

Lorne House Bed & Breakfast

Lorne House Bed & Breakfast, Box, Wiltshire, SN13 8NA.

Welcome to Lorne House, a recently refurbished B&B in the heart of the Wiltshire countryside in the village of Box, just 6 miles from Bath and walking distance from local pubs. All rooms boast WiFi internet.

  • 19th Century

The Dragon House Hotel

The Dragon House Hotel, Bilbrook, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 6HQ.

Dating back to the 20th century, this quaint country house hotel near Exmoor offers well appointed en-suite accommodation with charming period features and a tasty menu comprising fresh local produce.

  • 20th Century

New Inn

New Inn, High Street, Clovelly, Devon, EX39 5TQ.

This 17th century inn stands on the ancient cobbled streets in the heart of the pretty fishing village of Clovelly. With eight individually-styled bedrooms, guests can relax in the restaurant or bar as their luggage is transported to the hotel by sledge.

  • 17th Century

Driftwood

Driftwood, Porthscatho, Cornwall, TR2 5EW.

Set in a beautiful coastal location with stunning sea views, Driftwood offers simply styled en-suite accommodation over three comfortable rooms. Follow a pretty woodland path down to the private beach before enjoying a meal in the Michelin star restaurant.

  • 20th Century

Great Ashley Farm B&B

Great Ashley Farm B&B, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, BA15 2PP.

An award-winning B&B in the heart of Wiltshire. Cosy en-suite bedrooms and a stunning breakfast fresh from the Aga and full of local produce make this an ideal rural retreat.

  • 19th Century