20. Some suitable for disabled, 12 with nearby bathroom facilities.
All year except Easter, some days over Christmas.
Lift (to 1st and 2nd floors), sitting room, kitchen, licensed café, meeting rooms, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), ½-acre garden, museum, shop, chapel.
All ages welcomed.
Allowed in some bedrooms, public rooms, not in restaurant.
Per room B&B (continental) single £42–£67, double £80–£120.
VisitEngland Three Star Guest Accommodation
Good Hotel Guide Review
Home to England’s oldest active convent, this unusual Grade I listed Georgian building by the medieval city wall also houses a café, and good-value B&B accommodation. Lesley Baines is the manager. Past the ‘magnificent’ glass-roofed entrance hall, the ‘living heritage centre’ includes an 18th-century domed chapel and a library of antique Catholic texts. Immaculate bedrooms – some spacious, some with a shared bathroom – may be simply decorated, but they’re peaceful, and have a ‘wickedly comfortable’ bed, biscuits and tea- and coffee-making facilities. A communal, fully equipped kitchen is useful for rustling up evening snacks. Breakfast is served in the newly refurbished café; at dinner, head to any of the many eating places within walking distance.