20 of the best British B&Bs

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20 of the best British B&Bs

1
Jeake’s House

Jeake’s House

Rye

Swathed with creepers and bedecked with flowers, this wildly atmospheric B&B stands on a cobbled street in a medieval citadel with views over Romney Marsh.
  • dog_friendly
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • historic
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • good_value
  • great_breakfast
  • veganfriendly
2
The Lynch Country House

The Lynch Country House

Somerton

Tucked away on the edge of a little market town 40 minutes’ drive from the Jurassic coast, this late Georgian mansion, topped by a belvedere with viewing deck, is an unusual and special B&B.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • babyfriendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • good_value
  • parking
  • boutique
  • cycling
3
New House Farm

New House Farm

Cockermouth

Away from the Lake District’s hot spots, in quiet Lorton Vale north of Buttermere, this whitewashed farmhouse B&B mixes rustic authenticity with modern comforts.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • guest_house
  • dog_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • cycling
  • historic
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • romantic
  • parking
4
Underleigh House

Underleigh House

Hope

With walks from the doorstep, views of Peak District hills, a peaceful garden, breakfast feasts and restful bedrooms, it’s no surprise that Underleigh wins so much praise.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • ecofriendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • great_breakfast
  • electric_charging_point
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • cycling
  • dog_friendly
  • parking
5
Shallowdale House

Shallowdale House

Ampleforth

Guests are made to feel like old friends at this wisteria-clad, light-filled 1960s house with its peerless views over gardens to the Howardian hills.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • bandb
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wildlife_watching
  • great_breakfast
  • parking
6
Padstow Townhouse

Padstow Townhouse

Padstow

Hidden in a back street of Padstow’s old town, these sybaritic B&B suites, created by chef Paul Ainsworth and his wife, are an ideal retreat for foodies.
  • walking
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • gourmet
  • seaside
  • for_winelovers
  • celebrity_chef
  • boutique
  • foodie
  • with_cooking_school
  • child_friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • weddings
  • surfing
  • restaurant_with_rooms
7
Number Thirty Eight Clifton

Number Thirty Eight Clifton

Bristol

‘Our favourite stop-over when travelling to Cornwall’, this twin-bayed Georgian merchant’s house B&B sits atop one of Bristol’s highest hills, with panoramic views.
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • boutique
  • good_value
  • great_breakfast
8
The Pig in the Wall

The Pig in the Wall

Southampton

This little piggy, the babe in the litter of Robin Hutson’s Pig hotels, is set in a crenellated Georgian house and former pub built into the city’s medieval wall.
  • child_friendly
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • disabled_facilities
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • boutique
  • outdoor_dining
  • electric_charging_point
9
Duke House

Duke House

Cambridge

Tucked away in the city centre, within minutes of its historic colleges, this boutique B&B bolt-hole has a modern elegance in keeping with the house’s Victorian age, plus a pretty courtyard.
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • boutique
  • great_breakfast
  • babyfriendly
  • garden
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
10
Craigatin House 
and Courtyard

Craigatin House 
and Courtyard

Pitlochry

Pheasants wander the enclosed gardens and woodland of this stone-built Victorian house, within easy walking distance of the town.
  • disabled_facilities
  • garden
  • good_value
  • parking
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wifi
  • veganfriendly
  • great_breakfast
  • wildlife_watching
  • boutique
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • guest_house
  • horse_riding
  • rooms_with_a_view
11
Lindeth Fell

Lindeth Fell

Bowness-on-Windermere

With rolling gardens, lakeside views, and elegant, spacious interiors, this Edwardian home above Windermere is more country house hotel than B&B.
  • walking
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • great_breakfast
  • historic
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • country_house
  • bird_watching
  • guest_house
  • boutique
  • disabled_facilities
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • parking
  • outdoor_dining
12
Blackmore Farm

Blackmore Farm

Cannington

In springtime, wisteria cascades around the door of this 15th-century red sandstone manor house B&B on the Dyer family’s dairy farm.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • bandb
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • historic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • parking
  • good_value
  • boutique
  • dog_friendly
  • country_house
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
13
Austwick Hall

Austwick Hall

Austwick

With its grandly furnished rooms, extravagant decorative style and sweeping Italianate garden, this Yorkshire Dales country house B&B has the flavour of a stately home.
  • walking
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • adultsonly
  • bird_watching
  • country_house
  • historic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • great_breakfast
  • vegetarian_friendly
14
The Old Rectory

The Old Rectory

Hastings

Designer Lionel Copley did not compromise on comfort when he transformed Georgian All Saints Rectory on the edge of the Old Town into a beautiful B&B.
From £90 per night
  • wifi
  • weddings
  • garden
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • boutique
  • parking
  • seaside
  • good_value
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • veganfriendly
  • great_breakfast
Last updated: November 28, 2022