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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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

The Spinney

Shirwell, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 4JR.

This charming former rectory dates back to the 18th century. A West Country wonder 3 miles from Barnstaple. Enjoy tea & cakes on arrival & traditionally decorated rooms with all mod cons before waking up to a sumptuous breakfast overlooking the orchard.

  • 18th Century

The Green Room

The Green Room, Yeovil, Somerset, BA20 1PW.

The Green Room combines cosy, en-suite accommodation with a highly recommended restaurant offering an extensive menu, all housed in a charming Grade II listed building in the heart of Somerset.

  • 16th Century


Chycara, Carnon Downs, Truro, Cornwall, TR3 6LG.

Featuring extensive leisure facilities, including an indoor swimming pool, hot tub and tennis court, this beautiful country house offers comfortable bed and breakfast accommodation. Set within extensive gardens and woodland, it is just 4 miles from Truro.

  • 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

The Salty Monk

The Salty Monk, Sidford, Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 9QP.

This quirkily named B&B has a fantastic historical pedigree as a former Salt House belonging to Benedictine Monks! Enjoy extremely well appointed en-suite accommodation, a 2 AA rosette restaurant offering contemporary British cuisine and an onsite spa!

  • 16th Century

Cranborne Guest Accommodation

Belgrave Road, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 5HY.

On the prestigious Belgrave Road, this beautiful Victorian town house stands in the heart of Torquay, just a short stroll from the seafront. Boasting spacious, contemporary en-suite bedrooms, guests are invited to enjoy drinks in the bar / lounge.

  • 19th Century

The Old Ferry Inn

The Old Ferry Inn, Bodinnick, Cornwall, PL23 1LX.

Providing good food and comfortable accommodation for more than 400 years, the Old Ferry Inn overlooks the Bodinnick to Fowey ferry. Set alongside the former family home of Daphne du Maurier, it boasts a panoramic restaurant and traditional Cornish pub.

  • 16th Century

Roundhouse Hotel

Roundhouse Hotel, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 8EA.

Set on Weymouth’s grand and elegant Esplanade, this charming, boutique-style B&B enjoys stunning views over the golden sands of the bay. Offering six well appointed and sumptuously decorated bedrooms, it is close to both the railway station and ferry.

  • 18th Century

Cary Court Guest House

Cary Court, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 1QB.

Set just a short stroll from the harbour, Cary Court is set in a quiet conservation area in a leafy suburb of Torquay. Boasts an outdoor swimming pool (for use during the summer), and free WiFi is available in public areas.

  • 19th Century