Editor’s Choice B&Bs

Character and comfort define the best of B&Bs, and these wonderful guest houses always give a sense of being welcomed with open arms, quite literally in some cases. From converted cider presses to bedrooms adorned with Georgian antiques, expect high standards, and occasionally a quirky window and sloping floor board or two – it’s all part of the charm.  Here are the Good Hotel Guide’s Editor’s Choice selections for best B&Bs.

2018 Editor's Choice B&Bs

Editor’s Choice B&Bs

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Jeake’s House

Jeake’s House - Midweek Winter Breaks

Rye

‘Just as welcoming, beautiful, comfortable and relaxing as ever.’
  • dog_friendly
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • historic
  • b&b
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Penbontbren

Penbontbren - Three for Two Autumn Break

Glynarthen

‘A cross between a hotel, a B&B and a holiday cottage, with the advantages of each, this is a very special place,’ say regular Guide readers this year.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • b&b
  • disabled
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3
Stoberry House

Stoberry House

Wells

Approached by a drive through parkland, Frances Meeres Young’s upmarket B&B, in an 18th-century coach house, is surrounded by gardens ‘planned and tended with love and skill’.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • garden
  • value
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • romantic
  • b&b
10% discount voucher
4
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Brownber Hall

Brownber Hall - Prosecco on us

Newbiggin-on-Lune

‘Enthusiastically and admirably run’ by its ‘hard-working young owners’, this Victorian house between the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales stands on a wooded hillside with ‘magnificent views’ over green fields and grazing sheep to the fells beyond.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • b&b
5
The Dower House

The Dower House

Muir of Ord

‘We were thoroughly spoiled.’ Mena and Robyn Aitchison are much appreciated by Guide readers for the 'wonderful hospitality’ at their ‘well-located’ Georgian stone cottage-orné outside Inverness.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
6
Y Goeden Eirin

Y Goeden Eirin

Dolydd

‘More than a B&B, this is a home that welcomes you for bed and breakfast.’
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • value
  • b&b
  • parking
7
Austwick Hall

Austwick Hall

Austwick

‘A visit to this B&B is to be remembered, not just for the quirky, individual rooms, but also for the dedication and kindness of its owners, Michael Pearson and Eric Culley.’
  • walking
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • b&b
8
Sea Mist House

Sea Mist House

Clifden

There’s a ‘relaxed atmosphere’ and ‘a sense of lightness and warmth’ at Sheila Griffin’s ‘characterful’ B&B, in a heritage town between the Atlantic and the Twelve Bens.
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • b&b
9
Duke House

Duke House

Cambridge

‘A refreshing choice’, Liz and Rob Cameron’s ‘delightful, well-located’ B&B is minutes from the colleges and the Grand Arcade.
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • b&b
10
Newbegin House

Newbegin House

Beverley

‘A welcoming home-away-from-home’, Nuala and Walter Sweeney’s ‘remarkable’ B&B is but one of the ‘delightful pleasures of the lovely town’.
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • b&b

2017 Editor's Choice B&Bs

Editor’s Choice B&Bs

1
Special offer
Jeake’s House

Jeake’s House - Midweek Winter Breaks

Rye

‘Just as welcoming, beautiful, comfortable and relaxing as ever.’
  • dog_friendly
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • historic
  • b&b
2
The Manor Town House

The Manor Town House

Fishguard

The powder-blue facade of Helen and Chris Sheldon’s Georgian townhouse, with its smart portico, gives a hint of chic B&B accommodation within.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • seaside
  • view
  • b&b
3
The Quay House

The Quay House

Clifden

‘Delightful hosts’ Julia and Paddy Foyle run their harbourside B&B with ‘generosity of spirit and a genuine interest in seeing guests happy’, Guide inspectors say.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • b&b
  • disabled
10% discount voucher
4
Blackmore Farm

Blackmore Farm

Cannington

‘There are no flashy bits, just a friendly atmosphere and good, old-fashioned hospitality’ at Ann and Ian Dyer’s rural B&B on the family farm at the foot of the Quantock hills.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • b&b
  • disabled
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Apsley House

Apsley House

Bath

In a Georgian country house said to have been built by the Duke of Wellington for his mistress, Claire and Nicholas Potts’s elegant B&B is run with ‘friendliness’ and a fair number of egg dishes at breakfast.
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • b&b
6
Swan House

Swan House

Hastings

Come in to ‘a lovely, warm atmosphere and a good mood’ at Brendan McDonagh’s town-centre B&B, in a pretty cul-de-sac behind the High Street.
  • garden
  • value
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • country_house
  • b&b
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Timberstone

Timberstone

Clee Stanton

Deep in Shropshire countryside, Tracey Baylis and Alex Read’s B&B, in a quiet hamlet, is ‘a total joy’, say admirers.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • view
  • b&b
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Old Whyly

Old Whyly

East Hoathly

With a lily-scented terrace in the summer and a log fire in the winter, all is ‘enchanting’ at this ‘elegant, comfortable’ Georgian manor house.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • outdoor_pool
  • guest_house
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Dalshian House

Dalshian House

Pitlochry

Vibrant Victorian Pitlochry offers many diversions, but to escape the bustle, head for Martin and Heather Walls’s guest house, a ‘beautiful’ Georgian house on the outskirts of town.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • b&b
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2 Blackburne Terrace

2 Blackburne Terrace

Liverpool

‘The personal service, facilities and little extras put this upmarket B&B in a class above quite a few better-rated hotels we’ve stayed in.’
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • b&b