Best Value Hotels

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These hotels give you value for money without compromising on standards. Our editors have selected cheap boutique hotels and B&Bs across the UK that ooze luxury, but don’t cost the earth. You’ll be pleasantly surprised when the bill comes.

Best Value Hotels

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La Sablonnerie

La Sablonnerie - Grand Reopening

Sark

‘On our umpteenth-plus-one visit, we found it as wonderful as ever,’ a devotee writes this year.
From £115.50 per night
  • honeymoon
  • seaside
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • exceptional_value
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Biggin Hall

Biggin Hall - Special Offer £118 per night

Biggin-by-Hartington

‘Friendly’, ‘informal’ and ‘welcoming’, James Moffett’s ‘characterful’ hotel is well liked by walkers and dog owners, who come for the ‘reasonable prices’ and the ‘marvellous Derbyshire Dales setting’.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
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Ees Wyke Country House

Ees Wyke Country House - 20% Discount Special Offer

Near Sawrey

Set against a backdrop of mature trees, this ‘lovely’ white-painted Georgian house was called Lakefield when Beatrix Potter first spent a summer here in 1896. She sketched fungi and painted the view we share today, of Esthwaite Water. For the past 14 years, Richard and Margaret Lee have been ‘hospitable’, ‘charming’ owners whose guest house has ‘much to admire’.
From £90.00 per night
  • historic
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
10% discount voucher 25% voucher
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Penbontbren

Penbontbren - Three nights for £299 including breakfast

Glynarthen

A night in a threshing barn may not sound like the last word in luxury, but ‘there’s nothing to find fault with’ at this B&B conversion of a 19th-century livestock farm, where hens wander and chuckle in the ‘beautiful’ grounds.
From £99 per night
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • b&b
  • disabled
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
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Romney Bay House

Romney Bay House - Three Night Special Offer

New Romney

Approached by a private, unadopted road, Clinton and Lisa Lovell’s 1920s mansion has a ‘stunning, unique location’ between Littlestone’s shingle beach and miles of wild marshland scattered with ancient churches.
From £95.00 per night
  • seaside
  • view
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
10% discount voucher 25% voucher
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Castleman

Castleman - Midweek Special Offer

Chettle

Something of the French country house permeates this former dower house turned restaurant-with-rooms: perhaps the ‘gorgeous, unspoilt’ setting, or the ‘thoughtful, laid-back’ staff, or the ‘real personality’ of owners Barbara Garnsworthy and brother Brendan.
From £100 per night
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
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The Beckford Arms

The Beckford Arms - Room Upgrade

Tisbury

There’s good reason why Dan Brod and Charlie Luxton’s ‘attractive’ pub-with-rooms is ‘obviously very popular’, say regular Guide readers.
  • gastropub
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
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Brownber Hall

Brownber Hall - Prosecco on us

Newbiggin-on-Lune

Beyond the stone balustrade that encloses the terrace of this substantial Victorian house, the views over sheep-grazed pastures reach towards the Howgills and North Pennines.
From £60 per night
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • b&b
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
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The Talbot Inn

The Talbot Inn - Room Upgrade

Mells

Amid the coaching prints and framed vintage maps, there’s a ‘fantastically friendly’ atmosphere at this popular pub-with-rooms.
  • cooking_school
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
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Frog Street Farmhouse

Frog Street Farmhouse

Hatch Beauchamp

A ‘friendly’ welcome awaits at Louise and David Farrance’s ‘peaceful’ B&B, in a 15th-century farmhouse along a country lane.
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • b&b
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
10% discount voucher
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Aynsome Manor

Aynsome Manor

Cartmel

When John Remington, vicar of Cartmel, entertained the Duke of Devonshire at this 17th-century stone manor in 1842, he built the very fine dining room in his honour (visitors still admire its panelling, bay windows and ornate moulded ceiling today).
From £95 per night
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
25% voucher
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Pen-y-Gwryd Hotel

Pen-y-Gwryd Hotel

Nant Gwynant

Why visit the Pullees’ ‘eccentric’ and ‘old-fashioned’ hotel at the foot of Snowdonia? Well, because it’s there. It was run by the same family back in 1953 when it hosted Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay as they trained to climb Everest, and not a lot has changed since then.
From £75 per night
  • view
  • outdoor_pool
  • historic
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
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Cnapan

Cnapan

Newport

‘Exceptionally welcoming’, ‘traditional but not stuffy’, this B&B wins applause from Guide readers who enjoy the relaxed, friendly atmosphere and the ‘well-informed’ staff (‘several of whom are family’).
From £95 per night
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
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The Ceilidh Place

The Ceilidh Place

Ullapool

‘Lovely, warm and welcoming, it is one of our favourite places to stay.’ Formed from a collection of whitewashed cottages in a fishing village, Jean Urquhart’s unusual bookshop-with-rooms began in 1970 as a café in a boatshed, where musicians could sing for their supper.
From £64 per night
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
10% discount voucher 25% voucher
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The Lynch Country House

The Lynch Country House

Somerton

In extensive gardens on the edge of this medieval market town, former jazz musician Roy Copeland’s ‘elegant, understated, very comfortable’ B&B hits the right note.
From £70 per night
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • b&b
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
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The Black Swan

The Black Swan

Ravenstonedale

‘Quite excellent’, Louise Dinnes’s ‘friendly’ country pub-with-rooms continues to attract regular visitors with its ‘unstuffy, warm and welcoming’ atmosphere, and ‘remarkably good value for money’.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
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The Griffin Inn

The Griffin Inn

Fletching

‘Clearly a popular place’, the Pullan family’s 16th-century coaching inn is well liked for its village atmosphere and the ‘friendly welcome’ extended to locals and tourists.
From £85 per night
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
10% discount voucher 25% voucher
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Eslington Villa

Eslington Villa

Gateshead

‘Pleasant’, ‘attentive’ staff encourage guests to make themselves at home in Nick and Melanie Tulip’s country hotel.
From £79.50 per night
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
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The Bay Horse

The Bay Horse

Ulverston

‘A place that draws us back.' A regular Guide reader, in 2016, paid a third visit to Robert Lyons and Lesley Wheeler’s former staging post on the Leven estuary. .
From £95 per night
  • view
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
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Blackmore Farm

Blackmore Farm

Cannington

‘I cannot fault this B&B in any way,’ writes a first-time visitor in 2016.
From £60 per night
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • b&b
  • disabled
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
25% voucher
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Underleigh House

Underleigh House

Hope

Walkers and countryside explorers find a warm welcome at Vivienne and Philip Taylor’s B&B, in a scenic spot within the Peak District national park.
From £95.00 per night
  • view
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • b&b
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
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The Old Store

The Old Store

Halnaker

In a pretty village in the South Downs national park, ‘thoughtful’ hosts Heather and Patrick Birchenough greet B&B guests with tea and ‘a firm handshake’.
From £60 per night
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • value
  • b&b
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
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The Old Rectory

The Old Rectory

Boscastle

The ‘magical setting’ in the Valency valley is the perfect spot for a whimsical tale. Thomas Hardy arrived here in 1870, to be met at the door by the rector’s sister-in-law, Emma Gifford, his future first wife. If it’s the romance of the story that draws guests to Sally and Chris Searle’s B&B, it’s the hospitality that inspires them to return.
From £70 per night
  • romantic
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • b&b
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
25% voucher
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The Royal Oak

The Royal Oak

East Lavant

The scene gets to the rustic heart of village life: in Sarah and Charles Ullmann’s ‘popular, stylish’ early-19th-century inn, find oak beams, flint walls, leather armchairs, fresh flowers and, on cold days, a blazing fire.
From £95 per night
  • gastropub
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
10% discount voucher
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Bealach House

Bealach House

Duror

Along a rough track ‘with not a sign of habitation’, Jim and Hilary McFadyen have posted encouraging notices (‘You’re on the right road!’) to arriving guests. ‘You wonder if there’s anything at the end; what you find is a lovely white house in a very pretty garden,’ say Guide inspectors in 2016.
From £90 per night
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • wifi
  • guest_house
  • exceptional_value

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