Best Value Hotels

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These hotels give you value for money without compromising on standards. Our editors have selected cheap boutique hotels and B&Bs across the UK that ooze luxury, but don’t cost the earth. You’ll be pleasantly surprised when the bill comes.

Best Value Hotels

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La Sablonnerie

La Sablonnerie - Famous wine tasting

Sark

‘The distilled essence of Sark – relaxed, laid-back and tranquil – this remains a most charming place.’
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • exceptional_value
  • honeymoon
  • seaside
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Ees Wyke Country House

Ees Wyke Country House - Two Night Break Special Offer

Near Sawrey

In a ‘stunning’ Lake District location overlooking Esthwaite Water, Richard Lee’s ‘admirable’ country hotel is liked for its ‘comfortable bedrooms’, ‘first-class food’, ‘fabulous views’ and all-round ‘lovely ambience’.
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • historic
10% discount voucher 25% voucher Upgrade voucher
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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
10% discount voucher 25% voucher Upgrade voucher
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Romney Bay House

Romney Bay House - Three Night Special Offer

New Romney

‘Comfortable all over and pleasantly relaxed’, Clinton and Lisa Lovell’s small hotel continues to win rave reviews from guests, who say ‘it’s like staying with good friends’.
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • seaside
  • view
10% discount voucher 25% voucher
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Castleman

Castleman - Midweek Special Offer

Chettle

‘Set in large gardens, this lovely old house feels like a big family home, with many pictures, books and magazines.’
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
10% discount voucher 25% voucher
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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
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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
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The Talbot Inn

The Talbot Inn

Mells

Close to the fine church in an ‘attractive’ medieval wool village, this ‘friendly, well-patronised’ 15th-century coaching inn has ‘the warm, buzzy feel of a country pub’, say Guide readers in 2017.
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • gastropub
  • cooking_school
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The Sun Inn

The Sun Inn - One night Dinner, Bed & Breakfast Special Offer

Dedham

‘A warm-hearted spot with obliging staff, good food, gracefully homey rooms and a genial community feel’, Piers Baker’s 15th-century inn is ‘a good place in which to find oneself’, say Guide inspectors in 2017.
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • gastropub
25% voucher
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Frog Street Farmhouse

Frog Street Farmhouse

Hatch Beauchamp

Somerset born and Somerset bred, Louise and David Farrance have run their B&B in this wisteria-hung 15th-century Somerset longhouse for nearly ten years.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • b&b
10% discount voucher
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Aynsome Manor

Aynsome Manor

Cartmel

Guests are assured of ‘friendliness and an outstanding welcome’ from second-generation owners Christopher and Andrea Varley at this ‘lovely hotel in the heart of quiet countryside’.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
25% voucher
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Lake Isle Hotel & Restaurant

Lake Isle Hotel & Restaurant

Uppingham

Arise and go now, and go to Uppingham, to find this ‘delightful hotel in a delightful town’, its poetic name recalling WB Yeats’s yearning for the peace of Innisfree.
  • child_friendly
  • value
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • gourmet
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Cnapan

Cnapan

Newport

In a ‘fantastic area to explore’, between the Preseli hills and Pembrokeshire national park, this ‘exceptionally friendly and welcoming’ guest house was first listed in the Guide more than 30 years ago.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
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Argyll Hotel

Argyll Hotel

Iona

An ‘informal, warmly welcoming’ place, this low-key small hotel is just the ticket for visitors in search of ‘peace and quiet to experience the magic of this lovely, remote island’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • seaside
  • view
10% discount voucher 25% voucher
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The Ceilidh Place

The Ceilidh Place

Ullapool

‘Everything is done with a smile and a bit of banter’ at Jean Urquhart’s ‘warm and welcoming’ bookshop-with-rooms, formed from a clutch of whitewashed cottages in this old fishing village.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • value
10% discount voucher 25% voucher
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The Lynch Country House

The Lynch Country House

Somerton

Black swans glide on the lake in the garden; sun pours in through Venetian windows. Here, perched on a lynch, or ridge, above the Cary river valley, is a classic Georgian country house run as a B&B with ‘a touch of class’.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • b&b
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Biggin Hall

Biggin Hall

Biggin-by-Hartington

In a ‘marvellous Derbyshire Dales setting’, supporters of James Moffett’s rustic, laid-back hotel find much to like: ‘a warm welcome’, ‘decent home-cooked dinners’, ‘quiet, comfortable rooms’.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
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The Black Swan

The Black Swan

Ravenstonedale

‘Warm and friendly’, and ‘good value’ to boot, Louise Dinnes’s Victorian pub-with-rooms stands in a conservation village surrounded by a national parkland of windswept fells.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • gastropub
  • disabled
10% discount voucher 25% voucher Upgrade voucher
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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
Upgrade voucher
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The Pierhouse

The Pierhouse

Port Appin

Nick and Nikki Horne run their ‘top-class hotel’ in a ‘fantastic location’ on the shores of Loch Linnhe, where the ‘beautiful vista’ stretches across the water to the islands and beyond.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • seaside
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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
10% discount voucher 25% voucher Upgrade voucher
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Underleigh House

Underleigh House

Hope

A green philosophy underpins this ‘excellent-value’ B&B, in a Derbyshire longhouse within the Peak District national park.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • view
  • b&b
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Beechwood Hotel

Beechwood Hotel

North Walsham

‘Everything is provided for the guests’ comfort’ at this ‘relaxed, friendly hotel’, in a market town close to the north Norfolk coast.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • disabled
10% discount voucher Upgrade voucher
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The Old Store

The Old Store

Halnaker

In a pretty hamlet close to Goodwood, this former bakery and village store is run as a B&B by ‘accommodating, thoughtful hosts’ Heather and Patrick Birchenough.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • b&b
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The Howard Arms

The Howard Arms

Ilmington

On the green of an ‘idyllic’ Cotswold village, this centuries-old inn is ‘an attractive place to stay’, with a ‘relaxed, easy’ ambience, say Guide inspectors in 2017.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • gastropub
  • historic

GUIDE BOOK VOUCHERS

Selected hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.

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