Historic B&B’s in the South of England

Ah, the beautiful south of England. Rolling hills, quiant villages, Victorian seaside resorts, and best of all… it’s easy to get to from London! Simply scroll down for our selection of historic bed and breakfast hotels in the South of England including the New Forest, Hampshire, Kent, East Sussex, West Sussex, Wiltshire, the Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands.

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Knights Glamping at Leeds Castle

Knights Glamping at Leeds Castle, Leeds Castle, Kent. ME17 1PL.

Experience the life of a medieval knight before battle… under the cover of canvas with a difference… this night’s accommodation comes complete with a luxurious four poster bed and crisp cotton bedding. Each tent offers stylish furnishings and your evening feast can be served from the cast iron griddle over the open fire pit.

  • 20th Century

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East Pallant Bed & Breakfast

East Pallant B&B, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1TR.

A short stroll from Chichester’s Cathedral and Castle, East Pallant offers well-appointed accommodation in three stylish en-suite rooms. This elegantly furnished Georgian mansion is tastefully decorated and features a terraced garden, as well as a games room.

  • 18th 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

House of Agnes

House of Agnes, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 8BN.

Mentioned by name in Dickens’ ‘David Copperfield’, this stunning B&B features the largest walled garden in Canterbury. Dating back to the 15th century, it offers 8 boutique style rooms in the main house and a further 8 modern stable rooms.

  • 15th Century

Le Chateau Japonais

Le Chateau Japonais, 2 Linton Road, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1TN.

Just a short walk from Hastings Beach, this intriguing French-Japanese guest house offers deep relaxing spa baths in each en-suite bedroom. Outside, guests can lie back and relax in the warm water of the heated Japanese-style spa pool.

  • 19th Century

The Angel & Blue Pig

The Angel & Blue Pig, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 9AP.

Set in the quintessentially British coastal town of Lymington, the quirky Angel and Blue Pig has been offering accommodation to the weary traveller since the 13th century. The carefully designed en-suite bedrooms include lots of home-from-home comforts.

  • 13th Century

Channels Lodge

Channels Lodge, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 3PT.

With many traditional features such as oak beams, log-burning fires and roll top baths, Channels Lodge stays true to its 15th century roots whilst providing all the modern luxuries one would expect. Also benefiting from an adjacent golf club and restaurant.

  • 15th Century

The Belmont

The Belmont, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, PO37 6AN.

Built as a gentleman’s residence, this imposing and unique building has been receiving guests since the late 1800’s. Offering adult only accommodation, it blends original Victorian elegance with modern comforts, including a solar heated swimming pool.

  • 19th Century

10to12 Folkestone

10to12 Folkestone, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 2EA.

Featuring contemporary accommodation in a beautiful traditional Victorian property, 10to12 is located in the heart of the port town of Folkestone. Using locally sourced ingredients, breakfast is served in the large sunny wood-panelled dining room.

  • 19th Century

Newport Quay Hotel

Newport Quay Hotel, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 5BA.

This grade II listed, four star guest accommodation sits in the centre of Newport just a short stroll to many bars and restaurants. Dating from the 17th century it is steeped in historical interest, why not treat yourself to a four poster room?

  • 17th Century

The Blue Boar

The Blue Boar, Abridge, Romford, Essex, RM4 1UA.

The Blue Boar boutique hotel features six individually designed deluxe double, en-suite bedrooms, a stylish bar and an a la carte restaurant. Set between the market towns of Epping and Loughton, it stands in the village of Abridge.

  • 19th Century