Editor’s Choice Budget Hotels (formerly Value)

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It isn’t entirely true that you get what you pay for. From a city centre stay to cheap countryside B&Bs, these are the places where you really get your money’s worth. Manor houses with spacious bedrooms, morning greetings from resident chickens or cleverly designed compact rooms in the city.  Here are the Good Hotel Guide’s Editor’s Choice selections for best value for money hotels.

2022 Editor's Choice Budget Hotels

Editor’s Choice Budget Hotels (formerly Value)

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Aynsome Manor

Aynsome Manor

Grange-over-Sands

With B&B doubles from £99, this 400-year- old manor house offers superb value close to the attractions of the Lake District. A tranquil base with traditional comforts, it has simple country-style bedrooms and excellent cuisine.
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • parking
  • country_house
  • good_value
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • child_friendly
  • great_breakfast
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Brockencote Hall

Brockencote Hall

Chaddesley Corbett

Looking for all the world like a Loire château overlooking a lake, Brockencote has smart contemporary rooms, a well-regarded restaurant and grounds you can roam with four-legged friends. B&B doubles from £120.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • fishing
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • tennis
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • romantic
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • for_winelovers
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • babyfriendly
  • country_house
  • dog_friendly
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Biggin Hall

Biggin Hall

Buxton

You get the Peak District without peak prices at this 17th-century country house, with beams, wood panelling and a vast fireplace in the comfy lounge. Some bedrooms have a four-poster or half-tester. B&B doubles from £110.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • conference_meeting
  • country_house
  • good_value
  • outdoor_dining
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • historic
4
Castleman

Castleman

Blandford Forum

There’s plenty of charm in Niki and Jez Barfoot’s 18th-century former dower house, with a Jacobean fireplace and ornate carved woodwork in one of the drawing rooms. Bedrooms are country style, with B&B doubles from £120.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • golf
  • good_value
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • bird_watching
  • country_house
  • cycling
  • dog_friendly
  • historic
  • parking
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • wildlife_watching
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • foodie
5
The Pierhouse

The Pierhouse

Port Appin

Gordon Campbell Gray’s tranquil lochside hotel comes with spectacular sea views and delicious seafood. If you don’t mind only seeing the views from the public rooms, comfortable cliff-facing doubles cost from £125, B&B.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • good_value
  • honeymoon
  • ecofriendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • babyfriendly
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • great_breakfast
  • mooring_available
  • foodie
6
Brooks Guesthouse

Brooks Guesthouse

Bristol

In the heart of the city, this uber-cool guesthouse not only has a rooftop garden, but also has Airstream-style caravans parked in it. Otherwise, rooms are smart but simple, with B&B doubles from £69, and caravans from £94.
  • child_friendly
  • value
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • good_value
  • babyfriendly
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • great_breakfast
7
Sea Mist House

Sea Mist House

Clifden

Sheila Griffin is your genial hostess at her pretty Georgian home with a flower- filled garden, wood-burner-warmed sitting rooms, artworks and antiques. At breakfast, she serves a full Irish, with eggs from her own hens. B&B doubles are €90.
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • good_value
  • veganfriendly
  • ecofriendly
  • parking
  • great_breakfast
8
The Gunton Arms

The Gunton Arms

Thorpe Market

It’s got all the trappings of a posh country hotel, with a 1,000-acre estate and oodles of original artwork, but this is very much a proper pub, with blazing fires, flagstone floors, and rooms from a very reasonable £95, with breakfast.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • pub_with_rooms
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • historic
  • view
  • disabled_facilities
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • romantic
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • babyfriendly
  • country_house
  • wildlife_watching
  • bird_watching
  • foodie
9
The Lord Poulett Arms

The Lord Poulett Arms

Hinton St George

It’s both chic and cheap at this thatched 17th-century inn, with plenty of exposed brick, beams and mix-and-match furniture in the bar and dining area and the uncluttered bedrooms upstairs. B&B doubles from £95.
From £65 per night
  • value
  • garden
  • child_friendly
  • pub_with_rooms
  • wifi
  • good_value
  • dog_friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • walking
  • outdoor_dining

2021 Editor's Choice Value Hotels

Editor’s Choice Budget Hotels (formerly Value)

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Cnapan

Cnapan

Newport

The Coopers settle you into their B&B with tea and Welsh cakes, before showing you to a bright and immaculate bedroom. Munch on kippers or Glamorgan sausages at breakfast, and read in the sunny garden.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • good_value
  • seaside
  • great_breakfast
  • babyfriendly
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Ees Wyke Country House

Ees Wyke Country House

Ambleside

Beatrix Potter holidayed here, and no wonder. This country hotel overlooks Esthwaite Water, and most rooms enjoy views across the lake to the fells of the Old Man of Coniston, the Langdale Pikes and Grizedale Forest.
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • historic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • good_value
  • bird_watching
  • wildlife_watching
  • great_breakfast
  • country_house
  • electric_charging_point
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • foodie
3
Mornington House

Mornington House

Multyfarnham

Enjoy the pleasures of a grand, family- owned Irish country manor house – enormous, high-ceilinged rooms, Victorian wallpapers, antiques, slouchy sofas,
flower-filled gardens – but without the eye-watering bill.
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • fishing
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • golf
  • walking
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • weddings
4
Yalbury Cottage

Yalbury Cottage

Dorchester

Deep in Thomas Hardy country, this charming former shepherd’s cottage has cosy bedrooms with bucolic views, a garden with comfortable seating, and an excellent restaurant working wonders with West Country produce.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • guest_house
  • boutique
  • great_breakfast
  • good_value
  • electric_charging_point
  • historic
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • seaside
  • wildlife_watching
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • foodie
5
Britannia House

Britannia House

Lymington

Tobias Feilke is your genial host at this double-fronted Victorian house overlooking a marina. Rooms are lavishly decorated with swags, drapes and plump sofas, and Tobias cooks up a mean breakfast in the morning.
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • great_breakfast
  • seaside
  • good_value
  • bird_watching
  • historic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
6
The Beckford Arms

The Beckford Arms

Tisbury

There’s plenty to like about this Wiltshire pub-with-rooms: down-to-earth food (Ploughman’s, Beckford beef burger), local ales, and sophisticated rooms with oak floors and fine Welsh blankets.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • pub_with_rooms
  • conference_meeting
  • babyfriendly
  • good_value
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • parking
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • for_winelovers
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • fishing
  • outdoor_dining
7
Grasshoppers

Grasshoppers

Glasgow

The perfect city-centre bolt-hole – it’s right next to the station – with bright, design- conscious bedrooms. Big breakfasts include a full Scottish. There is a bar and the option of a simple meal in the evening.
  • child_friendly
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • view
  • good_value
  • dog_friendly
  • babyfriendly
  • parking
  • great_breakfast
8
Newbegin House

Newbegin House

Beverley

Walter and Nuala Sweeney will welcome you like trusted regulars to their atmospheric Georgian house, with its shuttered sash windows, fine antique furniture, family heirlooms, books, paintings 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
9
Riverwood

Riverwood

Pitlochry

This Arts and Crafts-style house with sleek, modern interiors (shoes off when you enter), is set in secluded gardens beside the River Tay. Rooms are spacious and well-equipped; four have patios or terraces.
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • good_value
  • wildlife_watching
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Trereife

Trereife

Penzance

This Cornish Queen Anne house delights Guide regulars. Charming, higgledy- piggledy interiors, with lots of antiques, are complemented by bedrooms with views of the parkland and gardens, and hearty breakfasts.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • dog_friendly
  • country_house
  • historic
  • boutique
  • great_breakfast
  • good_value

2020 Editor's Choice Value Hotels

Editor’s Choice Budget Hotels (formerly Value)

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Jura Hotel

Jura Hotel

Isle of Jura

You could pitch your tent in the field in front of the McCallum family’s hotel overlooking the Sound of Jura and pay as little as £5, but for £100 more you can have a snug double room, a comfy bed and your own bathroom. A bar meal won’t break the bank.
  • walking
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • good_value
  • child_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • bird_watching
  • weddings
  • babyfriendly
  • seaside
  • mooring_available
  • outdoor_dining
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • disabled_facilities
  • fishing
  • cycling
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The Old Rectory

The Old Rectory

Boscastle

It’s the little things that mean so much at Sally and Chris Searle’s B&B – free laundry, a morning paper, fresh flowers and produce from the beautiful organic garden, eggs from the hens, a lift into Boscastle for dinner. Doubles from £75, single £60.
  • 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
3
The Rock Inn

The Rock Inn

Newton Abbot

With double rooms from as little as £110, a small charge for an extra bed for a child, a three-course dinner for £24.95, and Dartmoor on the doorstep, the Graves family’s friendly inn offers bargain breaks at any time of year.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • view
  • good_value
  • pub_with_rooms
4
Thistleyhaugh Farm

Thistleyhaugh Farm

Morpeth

If you could put a price on the warmth of welcome from Enid Nelless at this family- run Georgian farmhouse B&B, it would certainly be far higher than the £110 they charge for a double room (single £70).
Great breakfasts, home-made shortbread and hugs.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • activities
  • good_value
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • bird_watching
  • babyfriendly
  • country_house
  • great_breakfast
5
The Old Vicarage

The Old Vicarage

Newtown

Double rooms at Helen and Tim Withers’s eco-friendly Victorian vicarage in the Cambrian mountains start at £95 (£70 for a single guest). A family can stay for
£150, and an imaginative mezze platter is just £12. The warm hospitality is free.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • view
  • ecofriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • fishing
  • veganfriendly
  • good_value
  • cycling
  • wildlife_watching
  • bird_watching
  • electric_charging_point
  • babyfriendly
  • great_breakfast
  • rooms_with_a_view
6
Trelaske Hotel & Restaurant

Trelaske Hotel & Restaurant

Looe

Hazel Billington and Ross Lewin, hands- on hosts at this small hotel, have priced their rooms to be affordable; eschewing the word ‘luxury’, they offer a delightful home-from-home. Doubles start at £110 – and, at £30–£35, dinner is value indeed.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
7
Newbegin House

Newbegin House

Beverley

Georgian elegance, a walled garden, rooms filled with antiques, generous extras (fresh milk, biscuits, chocolate), and an award- winning breakfast are all yours at Nuala and Walter Sweeney’s lovely home for a modest £90–£100 (single £60).
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • garden
  • good_value
  • wifi
  • parking
  • child_friendly
  • great_breakfast
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • cycling
  • electric_charging_point
  • historic
  • veganfriendly
  • walking
  • wildlife_watching
  • babyfriendly
8
No. 33

No. 33

Hunstanton

B&B starts at £95 a room (add £10 for an infant’s bed, deduct £10 if staying solo) at Jeanne Whittome’s stylish seaside B&B. A cream tea is served on arrival, and guests are presented with a discount voucher to spend at the owner’s deli.
  • 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
9
The Roseleigh

The Roseleigh

Buxton

In a lovely situation overlooking the Pavilion Gardens lake, Gerard and Maggi Heelan’s Victorian B&B is a veritable snip. Traditionally furnished rooms cost
£35–£56 per person. The opera house is nearby. Readers sing the praises.
  • bandb
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • wifi
  • walking
  • guest_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • good_value
  • cycling
10
Brownber Hall

Brownber Hall

Kirkby Stephen

When Amanda and Peter Jaques-Walker left London in 2016 to take over this Dales country house, they clearly left behind London notions of pricing. With singles from £70, doubles from £100, they run this smart B&B in a spirit of real generosity.
  • 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

2019 Editor's Choice Value Hotels

Editor’s Choice Budget Hotels (formerly Value)

1
Special offer
The Black Swan

The Black Swan

Kirkby Stephen

Double rooms start from £95 at Louise Dinnes’s Victorian pub-with-rooms in an Eden Valley conservation village. It’s ideal for fell walkers and ramblers, with a comfy lounge and superior pub food; fish and chips for £12.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • pub_with_rooms
  • disabled
  • babyfriendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • parking
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • bird_watching
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • fishing
  • horse_riding
  • outdoor_dining
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • foodie
  • veganfriendly
2
Aynsome Manor

Aynsome Manor

Grange-over-Sands

Hosts Chris and Andrea Varley’s take great care of guests at their Lake District manor house. Comfortable rooms start at under £100, and at night the daily changing menu of locally sourced fare costs from £23.95.
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • parking
  • country_house
  • good_value
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • child_friendly
  • great_breakfast
3
The Ceilidh Place

The Ceilidh Place

Ullapool

A night in the bunkhouse, fish and chips in the café and a glass of Chilean Sauvignon will set you back £42.15 at Jean Urquhart’s fun music venue and bookshop-with-rooms. A good bedroom won’t break the bank either.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • value
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • good_value
  • babyfriendly
  • bird_watching
  • boutique
  • cycling
4
Thistleyhaugh Farm

Thistleyhaugh Farm

Morpeth

An ideal base for exploring the Northumberland coast, the Nelless family’s Georgian farmhouse B&B sits amid their organic livestock farm. Doubles cost £100, singles from £70, including a hearty breakfast (Craster kippers, local sausages, free-range eggs).
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • activities
  • good_value
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • bird_watching
  • babyfriendly
  • country_house
  • great_breakfast
5
Dolffanog Fawr

Dolffanog Fawr

Tywyn

There are views of lake and mountain from Alex Yorke and Lorraine Hinkins’s Snowdonia B&B. Rooms (from £90 single, £110 double) are supplied with smart toiletries. Breakfast, and a four-course dinner four nights a week, win plaudits.
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • good_value
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • cycling
  • country_house
  • parking
  • great_breakfast
  • foodie
6
No. 33

No. 33

Hunstanton

Guests arriving at Jeanne Whittome’s stylish B&B are offered afternoon tea and a discount voucher for sister business Thornham Deli, which supplies breakfast bagels, smoked salmon and cream cheese. Doubles priced from £95, £85 for single occupancy.
  • 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
7
Killiane Castle Country House and Farm

Killiane Castle Country House and Farm

Drinagh

A 17th-century farmhouse grafted on to a 15th-century castle, in lovely grounds, is run by the Mernagh family as a wonderful guest house. Newcomers are welcomed with home-baked biscuits. Doubles start at just €120; breakfasts are a treat.
  • child_friendly
  • wifi
  • country_house
  • babyfriendly
  • garden
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • historic
  • walking
  • great_breakfast
  • parking
  • guest_house
  • good_value
  • bird_watching
  • wildlife_watching
  • veganfriendly
  • tennis
  • romantic
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Trereife

Trereife

Penzance

The Le Grice family’s ancestral home in parkland is filled with antiques and portraits but the atmosphere is welcoming. Each bedroom is named after a romantic poet; a double can be had for a mere £80.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • dog_friendly
  • country_house
  • historic
  • boutique
  • great_breakfast
  • good_value
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The Old Rectory at Stewton

The Old Rectory at Stewton

LOUTH

Linda and Alan Palmer are perfect hosts at their Georgian-style Victorian B&B swaddled by lawns and mature trees. Rooms start at £50 for single occupancy, doubles from £75. A generous breakfast is served ‘within reason, as late as you like’.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • bb
  • babyfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • good_value
10
Brooks Country House

Brooks Country House

Ross-on-Wye

Doubles at £59, a four-poster room from £99, a three-course dinner for £29… Gracious country house living is nowhere more affordable and fun than at Carla and Andrew Brooks’s welcoming Georgian mansion. All this and wines from the vineyard.
  • bird_watching
  • walking
  • outdoor_pool
  • parking
  • wifi
  • child_friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • garden
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • good_value
  • for_winelovers
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • weddings
  • gym
  • disabled_facilities
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • vegetarian_friendly

2018 Editor's Choice Value Hotels

Editor’s Choice Budget Hotels (formerly Value)

1
Special offer
The Black Swan

The Black Swan

Kirkby Stephen

Between the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District, with views to the Howgill fells, this large village inn offers classy food and bright bedrooms for walkers and gentle explorers alike.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • pub_with_rooms
  • disabled
  • babyfriendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • parking
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • bird_watching
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • fishing
  • horse_riding
  • outdoor_dining
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • foodie
  • veganfriendly
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Lake Isle

Lake Isle

Uppingham

There is neither lake nor isle at Richard and Janine Burton’s listed 18th-century whitewashed restaurant-with-rooms, behind a shopfront in the oldest part of town.
  • value
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • gourmet
  • conference_meeting
  • restaurantwithrooms
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • for_winelovers
  • great_breakfast
  • foodie
  • boutique
  • dog_friendly
  • child_friendly
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Cnapan

Cnapan

Newport

Second-generation hosts, Judith and Michael Cooper with their son Oliver, welcome new arrivals with tea and Welsh cakes in the lounge or in the ‘lovely’ garden at their pink-washed Georgian house on the bustling main street of this small town on the Nevern estuary.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • good_value
  • seaside
  • great_breakfast
  • babyfriendly
4
The Ceilidh Place

The Ceilidh Place

Ullapool

Whether you want a ceilidh, a hooley or a quiet read, a drink or bistro meal, a bed or bunk, the Urquhart family’s hotel, in a fishing village set amid rugged mountains on the east shore of Loch Broom, can accommodate you.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • value
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • good_value
  • babyfriendly
  • bird_watching
  • boutique
  • cycling
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Thistleyhaugh Farm

Thistleyhaugh Farm

Morpeth

Sadly we have just heard that this fine example of a traditional farmhouse B&B: huge and comfortable bedrooms and generous hospitality has closed its doors and is no longer welcoming guests.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • activities
  • good_value
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • bird_watching
  • babyfriendly
  • country_house
  • great_breakfast
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Trelaske Hotel & Restaurant

Trelaske Hotel & Restaurant

Looe

‘We have stayed at this hotel for many years; it is still brilliant.’ High praise in 2019 for Hazel Billington and Ross Lewin’s ‘small, beautiful’ hotel, between the historic fishing ports of Looe and Polperro.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
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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
Frog Street Farmhouse

Frog Street Farmhouse

HATCH BEAUCHAMP

‘Such a peaceful, quiet place to stay. The log fire was lit ready for our arrival.’ A new endorsement this year for ‘perfect hosts’ David and Louise Farrance’s wisteria-festooned B&B.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • bb
  • good_value
  • bird_watching
  • vegetarian_friendly
9
The Nag’s Head

The Nag’s Head

PICKHILL

Janet and Edward Boynton’s 19th-century coaching inn between moors and dales is roundly endorsed by Guide readers, who praise its ‘hospitable, interesting owners’, ‘enjoyable dinners’, ‘relaxing atmosphere’ and ‘excellent value’.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • value
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • pub_with_rooms
  • conference_meeting
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Inch House

Inch House

THURLES

‘Warm and charming in its small-scale grandeur’, the Egan family’s Georgian mansion sits amid a cereals farm in Tipperary countryside.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • rooms_with_a_view

2017 Editors Choice Value

Editor’s Choice Budget Hotels (formerly Value)

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Cnapan

Cnapan

Newport

Second-generation hosts, Judith and Michael Cooper with their son Oliver, welcome new arrivals with tea and Welsh cakes in the lounge or in the ‘lovely’ garden at their pink-washed Georgian house on the bustling main street of this small town on the Nevern estuary.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • good_value
  • seaside
  • great_breakfast
  • babyfriendly
2
The Carpenters Arms

The Carpenters Arms

Pensford

Flower-bedecked without, warm and buzzy within, this pub-with-rooms in a Chew valley hamlet occupies three old, knocked-through miners’ cottages.
  • child_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • pub_with_rooms
  • babyfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • outdoor_dining
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • garden
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The Old Rectory

The Old Rectory

Boscastle

Fruit and cut flowers from the organic garden, eggs from the hens, honey from the hives, and romantic associations with Thomas Hardy are among the many charms of Sally and Chris Searle's Victorian rectory B&B.
  • 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
4
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
5
Grasshoppers

Grasshoppers

Glasgow

An Edwardian railway office building seems an unlikely place for a hotel – but buzz an intercom and take the lift to the sixth floor, where a warm reception, cupcakes and affordable Scandi-style comfort await.
  • child_friendly
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • view
  • good_value
  • dog_friendly
  • babyfriendly
  • parking
  • great_breakfast
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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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The Manor Coach House

The Manor Coach House

Worcester

In a ‘peaceful’ rural hamlet, just right for ‘a good night’s sleep’, Chrissie Mitchell’s well-cared-for B&B is within easy reach of the town centre and Worcester cathedral.
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • good_value
  • parking
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • wifi
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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.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
9
Eight Clarendon Crescent

Eight Clarendon Crescent

LEAMINGTON SPA

‘Lively hosts’ Christine and David Lawson ‘delight in sharing their space’, a ‘peaceful’ Regency villa near the town centre.
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • bb
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The Silverton

The Silverton

SHREWSBURY

Just over the Welsh Bridge from the historic town centre, David Cheshire and Donna Miles’s ‘excellent-value’ restaurant-with-rooms is liked for its ‘great, friendly service’ and ‘modern, almost minimalist’ rooms.
  • child_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • disabled

2016 Editor's Choice Value Hotels

Editor’s Choice Budget Hotels (formerly Value)

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The Black Swan

The Black Swan

Kirkby Stephen

Between the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District, with views to the Howgill fells, this large village inn offers classy food and bright bedrooms for walkers and gentle explorers alike.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • pub_with_rooms
  • disabled
  • babyfriendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • parking
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • bird_watching
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • fishing
  • horse_riding
  • outdoor_dining
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • foodie
  • veganfriendly
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The Nobody Inn

The Nobody Inn

Exeter

Down narrow, winding country lanes, Sue Burdge’s inn is so much the model of an olde-worlde Devon pub that it ‘could have been created by a set designer’.
  • for_winelovers
  • garden
  • good_value
  • parking
  • pub_with_rooms
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • wifi
3
Castleman

Castleman

Blandford Forum

In an idyllic village owned by the Bourke family and run in a spirit of benevolent feudalism, this former 18th-century dower house is a one-off hotel and restaurant.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • golf
  • good_value
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • bird_watching
  • country_house
  • cycling
  • dog_friendly
  • historic
  • parking
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • wildlife_watching
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • foodie
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The Old Store

The Old Store

Chichester

A popular B&B in a former Georgian village bakery close to Goodwood in the South Downs has enthusiastic new owners who have been busy updating the place, inside and out.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • veganfriendly
  • good_value
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • cycling
  • guest_house
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • seaside
  • country_house
  • babyfriendly
  • great_breakfast
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Thistleyhaugh Farm

Thistleyhaugh Farm

Morpeth

Sadly we have just heard that this fine example of a traditional farmhouse B&B: huge and comfortable bedrooms and generous hospitality has closed its doors and is no longer welcoming guests.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • activities
  • good_value
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • bird_watching
  • babyfriendly
  • country_house
  • great_breakfast
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Ael y Bryn

Ael y Bryn

Crymych

One of Wales’s best-loved B&Bs stands in beautiful gardens, with a wildlife pond, a courtyard with a fountain, and glorious views to the Preseli hills.
  • 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 Nag’s Head

The Nag’s Head

PICKHILL

Janet and Edward Boynton’s 19th-century coaching inn between moors and dales is roundly endorsed by Guide readers, who praise its ‘hospitable, interesting owners’, ‘enjoyable dinners’, ‘relaxing atmosphere’ and ‘excellent value’.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • value
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • pub_with_rooms
  • conference_meeting
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The Abbey House

The Abbey House

ABBOTSBURY

In a ‘glorious position’ on the fringes of a historic coastal Dorset village, this traditional B&B has long been run by the ‘most welcoming’ Jonathan and Maureen Cooke.
  • weddings
  • garden
  • value
  • bandb
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • bb
Last updated: November 26, 2021