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.
The Dulaig, Grantown-on-Spey

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Here are the Good Hotel Guide’s Editor's Choice selections for best B&Bs.

2022 Editor's Choice B&Bs

Editor’s Choice B&Bs

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Lindeth Fell

Lindeth Fell

Bowness-on-Windermere

Far from your average B&B, the Kennedy family’s luxury guesthouse offers picnics, cream teas and cold plates as well as an outstanding breakfast. The seven-acre gardens and some of the elegant rooms overlook Windermere.
  • walking
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • great_breakfast
  • historic
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • country_house
  • bird_watching
  • guest_house
  • boutique
  • disabled_facilities
  • wheelchair_accessible
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The Quay House

The Quay House

Clifden

Run as a B&B for almost 30 years, Paddy and Julia Foyle’s former harbourmaster’s house has become a Connemara institution. Antiques, curios, mirrors and paintings abound downstairs, and some of the spacious bedrooms have harbour views.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • bandb
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • disabled
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • babyfriendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • great_breakfast
  • cycling
  • guest_house
  • historic
  • good_value
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Underleigh House

Underleigh House

Hope

Vivienne Taylor’s Derbyshire longhouse offers a restful stay with its large, pretty bedrooms, peaceful garden and views across the Peak District’s Hope valley. Breakfasts get a big thumbs up, with home-made bread and a full grill.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • good_value
  • ecofriendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • great_breakfast
  • electric_charging_point
  • boutique
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • cycling
  • dog_friendly
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Ael y Bryn

Ael y Bryn

Crymych

Readers report that this much-loved B&B is ‘first class in every respect’, with spacious rooms, glorious views to the Preseli hills and superb attention to detail. Breakfasts and dinners are equally good, and you can take your own wine.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • bandb
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • good_value
  • cycling
  • adultsonly
  • parking
  • wildlife_watching
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The Old Rectory

The Old Rectory

Hastings

It’s seriously stylish in Lionel Copley’s Georgian rectory B&B, with wood floors and hand-painted wallpapers. As well as a treatment room and honesty bar, there’s a weekend supper club. Breakfast features house-smoked kippers and bacon.
From £90 per night
  • wifi
  • weddings
  • garden
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • boutique
  • parking
  • seaside
  • good_value
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • veganfriendly
  • great_breakfast
  • foodie
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No. 33

No. 33

Hunstanton

Jeanne Whittome’s smart B&B ticks all the boxes for a special stay. Breakfasts and picnic hampers come from sister venture the Thornham Deli, rooms are beautifully decorated, and there is even a concierge service to book bikes or boats.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • seaside
  • disabled
  • boutique
  • golf
  • good_value
  • cycling
  • wildlife_watching
  • babyfriendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • great_breakfast
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Dorset House

Dorset House

Lyme Regis

Lyn and Jason Martin describe their eco- friendly B&B as ‘breakfast with rooms’ and take great care with the daily-changing menu of local, organic produce. Add boutique-style bedrooms and a willingness to go out of their way to help guests.
  • babyfriendly
  • bird_watching
  • child_friendly
  • romantic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • wifi
  • boutique
  • guest_house
  • historic
  • seaside
  • great_breakfast
  • foodie
  • ecofriendly
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23 Mayfield

23 Mayfield

Edinburgh

Guests are entrusted with their own key during their stay at Ross and Kathleen Birnie’s Victorian house with antique furniture and period features. Bedrooms might have a four-poster or half-tester and breakfast is a slap-up spread.
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • great_breakfast
  • good_value
  • guest_house
  • boutique
  • child_friendly
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The Hack & Spade

The Hack & Spade

Richmond

Hearty breakfasts at Jane Ratcliffe’s former Georgian ale house with hotel-standard bedrooms set you up for the day, but be sure to return in time for tea and home- made cakes. Horse riding, fishing and shooting can be arranged.
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • view
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • parking
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Trewornan Manor

Trewornan Manor

Wadebridge

In gardens and pastureland near the Camel estuary, Paul and Lesley Stapleton’s Grade II listed manor house B&B wins high praise from readers for its smart bedrooms, complimentary cream tea, superb breakfasts and relaxed air.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • historic
  • romantic
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • golf
  • parking
  • adultsonly
  • boutique
  • country_house
  • cycling
  • guest_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • great_breakfast

2021 Editor's Choice B&Bs

Editor’s Choice B&Bs

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Old Whyly

Old Whyly

East Hoathly

Handily situated for Glyndebourne, Sarah Burgoyne’s Georgian farmhouse is homely and comforting, with a lovingly tended garden ablaze with seasonal blooms. There is also an outdoor pool. She’s a trained cook, so breakfasts are tip-top.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • outdoor_pool
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • outdoor_dining
  • boutique
  • country_house
  • cycling
  • historic
  • good_value
  • foodie
  • great_breakfast
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The Dulaig

The Dulaig

Grantown-on-Spey

On the edge of the Cairngorms, this Edwardian house was designed by the chap behind London’s Waldorf Hotel; inside, a sense of timeless comfort prevails in its Arts and Crafts furniture, home-baked treats, and superb breakfasts.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • fishing
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • garden
  • parking
  • wildlife_watching
  • great_breakfast
  • good_value
  • country_house
  • veganfriendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
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Number Thirty Eight Clifton

Number Thirty Eight Clifton

Bristol

A great deal of care has gone into making this B&B look so stylish, from the unusual vintage furniture, contemporary art and Zoffany wallpapers to the special features in the rooms, such as four-posters and copper baths.
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • boutique
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2 Blackburne Terrace

2 Blackburne Terrace

Liverpool

A discerning eye characterises Sarah and Glenn Whitter’s Georgian town house, with its carefully curated collection of furniture, books and paintings. Sleep in richly coloured rooms; at breakfast the table is laid with silver and crystal.
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • vegetarian_friendly
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The Coach House

The Coach House

Brecon

Kayt and Hugh Cooper usher you in to their 19th-century former coaching inn with tea and bara brith. Spacious rooms are soothing, in shades of sage green and cream. Walkers will appreciate the big breakfasts and option of a packed lunch.
  • walking
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • golf
  • fishing
  • good_value
  • ecofriendly
  • parking
  • great_breakfast
  • adultsonly
  • cycling
  • guest_house
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
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Chapel House

Chapel House

Penzance

This Georgian house with crisp white interiors overlooks the harbour. Bedrooms with just a dash of colour – cerulean, sunburnt orange – all have sea views. They serve a fine breakfast and you can join a communal dinner at weekends.
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • romantic
  • babyfriendly
  • historic
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • great_breakfast
  • boutique
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • outdoor_dining
  • veganfriendly
  • surfing
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Daisybank Cottage

Daisybank Cottage

New Forest

Ciaran and Cheryl Maher will welcome you like old friends to this Arts and Crafts house in the New Forest, whose pretty, immaculate rooms have espresso machines and chocolates. There is home- made granola and American pancakes for breakfast.
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • good_value
  • wildlife_watching
  • cycling
  • boutique
  • disabled_facilities
  • great_breakfast
  • electric_charging_point
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
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Low Mill Guest House

Low Mill Guest House

Leyburn

The past comes alive at this converted 18th-century watermill in Wensleydale hill country: the old waterwheel is a highlight of the rustic, playful interior, with its stone walls and jazzy fabrics. In the morning, wake up to home-baked bread.
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • historic
  • good_value
  • cycling
  • great_breakfast
  • adultsonly
  • boutique
  • wildlife_watching
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • vegetarian_friendly
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Millgate House

Millgate House

Richmond

Lovers of fine Georgian interiors, antiques and the chime of many clocks will adore this Regency house with an award- winning garden, which is run by two passionate collectors. Some of the elegant bedrooms have views of the garden and river.
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • view
  • dog_friendly
  • walking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • good_value
  • great_breakfast
  • historic
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • boutique
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The Old Manor House

The Old Manor House

Shipston-on-Stour

This lovely 16th-century house overlooking the Stour seems too good to be true. It has antique-filled interiors, comfy, oak-beamed bedrooms, a drawing room with an open fire and, outside, a tennis court and the option to fish in the river.
  • wifi
  • dog_friendly
  • garden
  • tennis
  • walking
  • parking
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • bb

2020 Editor's Choice B&Bs

Editor’s Choice B&Bs

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The Old Rectory

The Old Rectory

Pwllheli

The welcome from Lindsay Ashcroft, and husband Gary’s breakfasts win praise for this B&B in a Georgian rectory surrounded by mature grounds on the Llyn peninsula. Book a session with a visiting artist and paint your own souvenir.
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • boutique
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • babyfriendly
  • bb
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Shallowdale House

Shallowdale House

Ampleforth

There are dreamy views to the Howardian hills from Anton van der Horst and Phillip Gill’s 1960s house in leafy, hillside gardens. From fresh-baked scones to freshly squeezed orange juice at breakfast, everything is just about perfect.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • bandb
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wildlife_watching
  • great_breakfast
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The Old Rectory

The Old Rectory

Boscastle

There are romantic associations with Thomas Hardy at the Searles’ Victorian rectory B&B. The bed might be an antique carved one. Breakfast brings eggs from the hens, home-grown tomatoes, honey from the bees that pollinate the fruit trees in lovingly tended gardens.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • romantic
  • historic
  • good_value
  • parking
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • great_breakfast
  • ecofriendly
  • veganfriendly
  • wildlife_watching
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Old Whyly

Old Whyly

East Hoathly

Dinner under a vine-covered pergola with fellow guests on a summer’s night epitomises a stay at Sarah Burgoyne’s Georgian manor house in glorious gardens. Her spaniel, Puzzle, is a chatty host. Eggs are from the hens, honey from hives in the orchard.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • outdoor_pool
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • outdoor_dining
  • boutique
  • country_house
  • cycling
  • historic
  • good_value
  • foodie
  • great_breakfast
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94DR

94DR

Edinburgh

A very special place, avers a fellow Guide hotelier, of Paul Lightfoot and John MacEwan’s Victorian town house near Holyrood Park. Special and beautiful, with period features, personable hosts, super bathrooms and a spectacular breakfast.
  • child_friendly
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • boutique
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • parking
  • great_breakfast
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Sea Mist House

Sea Mist House

Clifden

Hens cluck away in the flower-filled garden of Sheila Griffin’s Georgian house B&B. There are wood-burning stoves, artworks everywhere, new-laid eggs at breakfast, of course, with soda bread, pancakes, honey from happy bees.
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • good_value
  • veganfriendly
  • ecofriendly
  • parking
  • great_breakfast
7
Number Thirty Eight Clifton

Number Thirty Eight Clifton

Bristol

Hit the heights at Adam Dorrien-Smith’s Georgian merchant’s house overlooking Clifton Down. Stylish, uncluttered interiors, stunning views, swish bathrooms, lovely service, cream teas and a top-notch breakfast more than repay the uphill climb.
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • boutique
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Swan House

Swan House

Hastings

Brendan McDonagh is a legendarily kind and friendly host at this Tudor house tucked away behind the High Street. A log fire burns in the beamed sitting room. Bedrooms are simple but beautiful. A great breakfast is cooked to order.
  • garden
  • value
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • seaside
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • romantic
  • great_breakfast
  • historic
9
Timberstone

Timberstone

Clee Stanton

Tracey Baylis and Alex Read are the warmest of hosts at this conversion of two old cottages. Modern-rustic bedrooms have countryside views. One has an in-room bath and balcony. Supper is convivial, breakfast a feast.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • view
  • cycling
  • good_value
  • bird_watching
  • babyfriendly
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • parking
  • foodie
10
The Old Manor House

The Old Manor House

Shipston-on-Stour

You can ask for a picnic then fish in the River Stour, which borders the landscaped gardens of the Puseys’ 16th-century manor house filled with antiques and curios. A full English breakfast of local produce sets you up for the day.
  • wifi
  • dog_friendly
  • garden
  • tennis
  • walking
  • parking
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • bb

2019 Editor's Choice B&Bs

Editor’s Choice B&Bs

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The Quay House

The Quay House

Clifden

Warm and genuine hosts encourage a relaxed and happy ethos at this former harbourmaster’s house filled with antiques and curios. In the morning there is breakfast cake, freshly squeezed orange juice, perfect poached eggs.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • bandb
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • disabled
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • babyfriendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • great_breakfast
  • cycling
  • guest_house
  • historic
  • good_value
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Brooks Guesthouse

Brooks Guesthouse

Bristol

Guests sleep in a smart, conventional bedroom or an aluminium retro caravan on the Astroturf roof at this former office block turned friendly, unfussy city base. Breakfast brings bacon butties, smoked salmon bagels, eggs Benedict. Local restaurants abound.
  • child_friendly
  • value
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • good_value
  • babyfriendly
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • great_breakfast
3
The Old Rectory

The Old Rectory

Hastings

Designer chic and witty caprice abound at this former rectory with beautiful lounges and lovely walled garden. Rooms are supplied with home-baked biscuits, own-label toiletries. At breakfast there are smoothies, home-cured kippers, bread fresh from the oven.
From £90 per night
  • wifi
  • weddings
  • garden
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • boutique
  • parking
  • seaside
  • good_value
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • veganfriendly
  • great_breakfast
  • foodie
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Chapel House

Chapel House

Penzance

A Georgian house, once an admiral’s home, is run with care and pride as a B&B. Rooms are highly individual – one bathroom has a retractable glass roof. From tea and cake on arrival to Sunday brunch’s kedgeree, everything is tiptop.
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • romantic
  • babyfriendly
  • historic
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • great_breakfast
  • boutique
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • outdoor_dining
  • veganfriendly
  • surfing
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Coes Faen

Coes Faen

Barmouth

A literally ground-breaking B&B (the entrance hall incorporates a rock outcrop, with water trickling into a pool) has been fashioned from a Victorian lodge. Each bedroom has a unique spa feature. Tuscan- style dinner is served four nights a week.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • bandb
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • boutique
  • adultsonly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • ecofriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • horse_riding
  • wildlife_watching
  • parking
  • honeymoon
  • great_breakfast
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • cycling
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The Roseleigh

The Roseleigh

Buxton

Choose a bay-windowed front room at this handsomely furnished Victorian guest house, and enjoy views over the lake of the Pavilion Gardens, designed by Joseph (Crystal Palace) Paxton. A comfortable, traditional, stylish and professional operation.
  • bandb
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • wifi
  • walking
  • guest_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • good_value
  • cycling
7
Craigatin House and Courtyard

Craigatin House and Courtyard

Pitlochry

A Victorian former doctor’s house has been made over as a splendid B&B by its hospitable, hands-on owners. Rooms have contemporary styling. Breakfast brings fruits from the garden (berry compote, apple pancakes), omelette Arnold Bennett.
  • disabled_facilities
  • garden
  • good_value
  • parking
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wifi
  • veganfriendly
  • great_breakfast
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38 St Giles

38 St Giles

Norwich

A stroll from castle and cathedral, this lovely house, built in 1700, is run as a very special B&B. From tea and cake on arrival to beautifully appointed rooms and excellent breakfast, every aspect pleases.
  • boutique
  • child_friendly
  • great_breakfast
  • parking
  • wifi
  • vegetarian_friendly
9
The Hack & Spade

The Hack & Spade

Richmond

So close to Scotch Corner, yet so peaceful, this former Georgian ale-house-cum Victorian pub is now a fine B&B, rustic without, chic within. Bathrooms have a rainfall shower, aromatherapy toiletries. High praise for the full Yorkshire breakfast.
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • view
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • parking
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St Cuthbert’s House

St Cuthbert’s House

Seahouses

A former Presbyterian church dedicated to the patron saint of northern England is today an award-winning B&B and music venue. Rooms have an espresso machine, posh toiletries. Breakfast includes kippers from the famous local smokehouse.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • bandb
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • great_breakfast
  • wildlife_watching
  • historic
  • vegetarian_friendly

2018 Editor's Choice B&Bs

Editor’s Choice B&Bs

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Jeake’s House

Jeake’s House

Rye

‘Beautiful Rye, cobbled hilly streets, higgledy-piggledy alleyways – enchanting, and so was Jeake’s House,’ writes a trusted reader about Jenny Hadfield’s beguiling B&B.
  • dog_friendly
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • historic
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • good_value
  • great_breakfast
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Penbontbren

Penbontbren

Llandysul

Guests enjoy the warmth and friendliness of a traditional guest house combined with all the space and privacy they could wish for at this unusual rural B&B which 'couldn't be better'.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • bandb
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • disabled
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • good_value
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • parking
  • great_breakfast
  • boutique
  • guest_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • veganfriendly
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Y Goeden Eirin

Y Goeden Eirin

Caernarfon

Views of Snowdonia and the Menai Strait are on offer at Eluned Rowlands' rustic but comfortable B&B, as well as books, artwork and some true Welsh hospitality.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • value
  • ecofriendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • good_value
  • wildlife_watching
  • electric_charging_point
  • cycling
  • vegetarian_friendly
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Stoberry House

Stoberry House

Wells

‘Superbly positioned, with stunning views to the cathedral and the Somerset country beyond, Glastonbury Tor in the distance.
  • golf
  • garden
  • value
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • romantic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • great_breakfast
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • parking
  • veganfriendly
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Sea Mist House

Sea Mist House

Clifden

The colourful cottage-style flowers surrounding the red door of this pretty, stone-built Georgian house are a clue to the warm welcome and cosy atmosphere inside.
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • good_value
  • veganfriendly
  • ecofriendly
  • parking
  • great_breakfast
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Duke House

Duke House

Cambridge

You can stroll from this elegant B&B on the edge of Christ’s Pieces park to Cambridge's historic colleges, just as the current Duke of Gloucester did when this Victorian house was his home.
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • boutique
  • great_breakfast
  • babyfriendly
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Newbegin House

Newbegin House

Beverley

Minutes from Beverley centre, this Georgian town house whisks you off to a world of refinement with its handsome interiors, artwork and treasures, and walled garden.
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • garden
  • good_value
  • wifi
  • parking
  • child_friendly
  • great_breakfast
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • cycling
  • electric_charging_point
  • historic
  • veganfriendly
  • walking
  • wildlife_watching
  • babyfriendly
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Austwick Hall

Austwick Hall

Austwick

From the grand hall with its flamboyant staircase to the antique-furnished bedrooms and Italianate garden, this country house B&B adds an exotic touch to a Yorkshire Dales village.
  • walking
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • adultsonly
  • bird_watching
  • country_house
  • historic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • great_breakfast
  • vegetarian_friendly
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The Dower House

The Dower House

Muir of Ord

A former dowager's residence owned by the Mackenzies of Highfield, this enchanting stone cottage orné is run as a ‘gem’ of a B&B by ‘lovely people’ Robyn and Mena Aitchison.
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • child_friendly
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Brownber Hall

Brownber Hall

Kirkby Stephen

Soul-stirring views of the Howgills and space to spread out in a luxurious, eclectically furnished Victorian country house make Brownber Hall a special place for private gatherings of family and friends. A mix of vintage, reclaimed, handmade and reupholstered furniture, with contemporary pieces, is used to decorate the eight ‘tranquil’, ‘well-appointed’ bedrooms, two large sitting rooms and a dining room, where a large table seats up to 16 people. A recently renovated kitchen sprawls across the ground floor. If the sun is shining, dining and barbecue options move to the south-facing terrace or the garden with mature trees and smooth lawns overlooking the fells. A welcome hamper of freshly baked sourdough, a jar of award-winning marmalade plus homemade cakes and biscuits is provided on arrival; fridges can also be pre-stocked with local produce, beers and wine. Home-cooked suppers can be arranged.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • babyfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • good_value
  • cycling
  • parking
  • foodie
  • country_house

2017 Editor's Choice B&Bs

Editor’s Choice B&Bs

1
Jeake’s House

Jeake’s House

Rye

‘Beautiful Rye, cobbled hilly streets, higgledy-piggledy alleyways – enchanting, and so was Jeake’s House,’ writes a trusted reader about Jenny Hadfield’s beguiling B&B.
  • dog_friendly
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • historic
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • good_value
  • great_breakfast
2
The Quay House

The Quay House

Clifden

With its harbour views, eclectic furnishings, bedrooms full of home comforts and hosts who exude warmth and joviality, Quay House is a Connemara institution.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • bandb
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • disabled
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • babyfriendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • great_breakfast
  • cycling
  • guest_house
  • historic
  • good_value
3
Blackmore Farm

Blackmore Farm

Cannington

Medieval weaponry and armour adorn the walls at this 15th-century red sandstone manor house B&B on Ann and Ian Dyer’s dairy farm on the edge of the Quantock hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
  • 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
4
The Manor Town House

The Manor Town House

Fishguard

Behind a powder-blue facade, Helen and Chris Sheldon’s Georgian town house B&B has the welcoming feel of a private home, and unexpected, spectacular views from the rear terrace, across Cardigan Bay to the Preseli hills.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • good_value
5
Old Whyly

Old Whyly

East Hoathly

Set in 'wonderful grounds which are impeccably kept', with an orchard, hard tennis court and swimming pool, Sarah Burgoyne's 'beautiful house' continues to impress.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • outdoor_pool
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • outdoor_dining
  • boutique
  • country_house
  • cycling
  • historic
  • good_value
  • foodie
  • great_breakfast
6
2 Blackburne Terrace

2 Blackburne Terrace

Liverpool

For a bit of cool culture, look no further than Sarah and Glenn Whitter's chic B&B, in a Georgian town house on a tree-lined carriage drive.
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • vegetarian_friendly
7
Dalshian House

Dalshian House

Pitlochry

In gardens and woodland on the outskirts of town, this ‘blissfully remote’, good-value B&B attracts wild birds, red squirrels and many regular guests, who appreciate its ‘warm, friendly’ atmosphere.
  • bird_watching
  • fishing
  • garden
  • golf
  • good_value
  • parking
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • wifi
8
Apsley House

Apsley House

Bath

Said to have been built by the Duke of Wellington for one of his mistresses, this late Georgian house-turned-B&B has elegant proportions, a grand piano, and the city of Bath at its feet.
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • good_value
  • romantic
  • guest_house
  • historic
9
Swan House

Swan House

Hastings

Brendan McDonagh is ‘the most welcoming of hosts’ at this half-timbered Tudor B&B on a quiet cul-de-sac in the trendy Old Town.
  • garden
  • value
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • seaside
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • romantic
  • great_breakfast
  • historic
10
Timberstone

Timberstone

Clee Stanton

Five miles from the foodie town of Ludlow, two 300-year-old cottages with beautiful long views to the Clee hills form a rural haven for exclusive use gatherings. In the spacious house, there are oak floor boards, wooden beams and wood burners. Rustic bedrooms (one with French doors opening onto a balcony) have luxury quilts on large beds and look out over tranquil green spaces. At the end of a winding board walk, a cosy wooden cabin for two (The Retreat) has a small kitchen and access to decking with a fire pit and a private hot tub, and may be rented separately. Within the large garden, an outdoor dining area, BBQ, a lawned area for outdoor games and a treehouse.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • view
  • cycling
  • good_value
  • bird_watching
  • babyfriendly
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • parking
  • foodie
Last updated: October 25, 2021