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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The Conigre

The Conigre, Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12 6BZ.

This historic farmhouse offers 8 charming bedrooms and a restaurant serving great home cooked food. Perfectly situated for exploring the beautiful Wiltshire countryside, as well as nearby Bath, Castle Combe and Devizes.

  • 16th Century

Homelye Farm Courtyards

Homelye Farm Courtyards, Dunmow, Essex, CM6 3AW.

Completely charming! These former stables in rural Dunmow provide cosy en-suite bedrooms, a guest bar and lounge and a beautiful country garden and terrace. All this and only 15 minutes from Stansted Airport.

  • 18th Century

The Clifton

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

Offering stunning views over Sandown Bay, the Clifton enjoys a beautiful cliff top location, just a short walk away from Shanklin Old Village. Many of the en-suite rooms feature coastal views, some even include a balcony on which to sit and relax.

  • 19th Century


Fernbank, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, PO37 6PP.

Occupying one of the most beautiful positions in the Old Village of Shanklin, this intimate bed and breakfast retreat features its own indoor swimming pool set in sub-tropical gardens. All 16 en-suite rooms are comfortable and stylishly furnished.

  • 19th Century

The Compasses

The Compasses, Littley Green, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 1BU.

Within easy reach of Stansted Airport and Chelmsford, this traditional Victorian inn exudes history and tradition. Set in the peaceful little hamlet of Littley Green, it offers 5 individually styled en-suite rooms, a bar and restaurant.

  • 19th Century

The Tower Hotel

The Tower Hotel, Harwich, Essex, CO12 3PJ.

Named after the structure that dominates the northeast cornern of this impressive Italian style building, The Tower Hotel stands amidst its own private gardens. Reached via a long sweeping drive, it offers 13 spacious en-suite rooms, restaurant and bar.

  • 19th Century

Number 7 Priory Guest House

Priory Road, Dover, Kent, CT17 9RQ.

Ideally placed for those travelling to and from the Derry ferry terminal, this attractive Grade II listed guest house offers well appointed, tastefully decorated en-suite bedrooms and is located a short walk from Dover town centre.

  • 18th Century

Crossways Hotel

Crossways Hotel, Wilmington, Alfriston, East Sussex, BN26 5SG.

Ideally located for exploring the South Downs, this charming Georgian hotel offers spacious accommodation and a popular rosette awarded restaurant.

  • 18th Century

Prested Hall

Prested Hall, Feering, Colchester, Essex, CO5 9EE.

Situated in an extensive acreage in the Colchester countryside, 15th century Prested Hall combines traditional features such as wooden beams and lead windows (and even a moat!) with modern luxuries. Enjoy spacious, en-suite accommodation in a rural setting.

  • 15th Century

Camelia Hotel

Camelia Hotel, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 3AA.

This luxurious 100-year-old 3 star hotel is situated on the Eastern Esplanade at Southend-On-Sea and enjoys views over the Thames Estuary. Originally a Victorian boarding school, it now offers colourful en-suite holiday accommodation, a bar and restaurant serving a good selection of fine foods.

  • 19th Century