10 of the best B&Bs in Britain

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Cley Windmill

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Cley-next-the-Sea

All hotels demand upkeep, though it is rare for owners to have to replace a fan wheel or fit new sails. But, then, there is nothing ordinary about Julian and Carolyn Goldee’s B&B.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • baby-friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • wi-fi
  • romantic
  • historic
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • vegan-friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • seaside
  • honeymoon
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Brownber Hall

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Kirkby Stephen

‘As soon as we entered, we knew this was going to be special.’ Readers offered high praise in 2019 after visiting Amanda and Peter Jaques-Walker’s Victorian country house.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • baby-friendly
  • wi-fi
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • country_house
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • great_breakfast
  • good_value
  • cycling
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Shallowdale House

Shallowdale House

Ampleforth

Phillip Gill and Anton van der Horst’s ‘warm welcoming’ B&B is adored by a cohort of regular returnees. ‘It felt like coming home,’ writes a reader after this year’s visit.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • bandb
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • guest_house
  • wi-fi
  • wildlife_watching
  • b&b
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Millgate House

Millgate House

Richmond

A trove of arts décoratifs is ‘trustingly displayed’ in this Georgian house, ‘in a good situation off the market square'.
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • view
  • dog_friendly
  • wi-fi
  • walking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • good_value
  • great_breakfast
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Old Whyly

Old Whyly

East Hoathly

‘You are essentially staying in someone’s beautiful farmhouse, with an exquisite garden and delicious breakfast.’ A reader reaffirms her support this year for Sarah Burgoyne’s ‘wonderful’ B&B.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • outdoor_pool
  • guest_house
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • parking
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • wi-fi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • outdoor_dining
  • b&b
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St Cuthbert’s House

St Cuthbert’s House

Seahouses

On the edge of this seaside town, a ‘lovingly converted’ Presbyterian chapel dedicated to Northumberland’s patron saint is run as a 'superb' B&B and occasional music venue by enthusiastic owners and 'great hosts' Jeff and Jill Sutheran.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • bandb
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wi-fi
  • great_breakfast
  • wildlife_watching
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Ael y Bryn

Ael y Bryn

Crymych

‘From the moment we arrived, we knew this was special’; ‘the hospitality is outstanding’; ‘Robert and Arwel are perfect hosts’. Another year, another trove of praise for Robert Smith and Arwel Hughes's ‘delightful B&B’.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • bandb
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • guest_house
  • wi-fi
  • wheelchair_accessible
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2 Blackburne Terrace

2 Blackburne Terrace

Liverpool

Practically within earshot of the Liverpool Philharmonic, in the city’s cultural quarter, this pitch-perfect B&B has attracted ecstatic reviews since it opened in 2014.
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • boutique
  • wi-fi
  • vegetarian_friendly
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Chapel House

Chapel House

Penzance

‘Forget overcrowded St Ives – there’s a real treat of a stay in Penzance.’ Quirky character fills the ‘beautifully restored’ brick-and-granite former 18th-century former admiral’s house, but ‘this inviting boutique hotel is all about the hostess, Susan Stuart’.
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • romantic
  • wi-fi
  • guest_house
  • baby-friendly
  • historic
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • great_breakfast
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Riverwood

Riverwood

Pitlochry

A contemporary Arts and Crafts-style house, in large grounds on the edge of a conservation village, is home to Ann and Alf Berry’s ‘tranquil’ B&B.
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wi-fi
  • good_value
  • wildlife_watching
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Here we share 10 of the best B&Bs in Britain

Last updated: November 17, 2019