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Bed and Breakfasts

Staying in a bed & breakfast assures you a warm welcome and a homely atmosphere, in a small-scale establishment with individual character, a local feel, and - of course - a delicious breakfast provided. Beyond that, the bed and breakfast experience can take on many forms and guises - from luxury in the sun on Turkey's Aegean Coast to Yurts in Portugal, as well as plenty of charming, traditional properties across the UK, the rest of Europe and beyond, in both beautiful rural and dynamic urban locations.

We've discovered some green gems on our travels. On a trip to the South of France, George discovered a wonderful b&b in Avignon, whilst Anouk found that a bed and breakfast was the perfect bolthole for her Pembrokeshire Coast break. There are several b&bs featured on our list of top green places to stay in Britain, and you can find out which B&Bs made it into the list of the Enjoy England Awards for Excellence.

The Independent newspaper asked Greentraveller's Richard Hammond to recommend 10 bed and breakfasts for its guide to the 50 Best B&Bs in the UK, see which ones made it on to the list: Best Green B&Bs in the UK.

Oriel Milgi

Oriel Milgi, Pembrokeshire, Wales

A stylish, comfortable and dog-friendly B&B a short walk from the sandy beach and the Preseli mountains. Breakfast is prepared using delicious locally sourced food - all diets e.g vegan, gluten free etc. are catered for.
doubles with en-suite wetroom £80, double with en-suite...

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Lion Hotel

Lion Hotel, Mid Wales, Wales

A well-established, family run, friendly, country pub with B&B rooms in Mid Wales. A perfect base for walking, cycling and exploring the local area. Delicious home cooked food and real ales. Open all year.
3 rooms in total, a single and either 2 doubles or twins

£65

Westview Guesthouse - B&B room one

Westview Guesthouse, Powys, Wales

A contemporary B&B near Hay-on-Wye with great rooms, fabulous breakfasts and quality service. The hosts are passionate about food and buy from local producers where possible to give guests "the best of Welsh food".
3 doubles, 1 twin

£85-£110 per night

Millbrook Estate

Millbrook Cottages, North Devon, England

Five-star luxury cottages on 32-acre site of a former mill with impressive eco-credentials. Enjoy the hot tub, fishing on the lakes and wonderful green countryside.
Three 2 Bedroom Cottages, One 3 Bedroom Cottage, B&B Double

Depending of Property for 2 persons £85 - £150 per night. 15% discount for guests arriving for short breaks by train.

Tregoyd Mountain Riders Farmhouse

Tregoyd Mountain Riders, Powys, Mid Wales

Tregoyd Mountain Riders offer horse riding, pony trekking, hacking, riding holidays, lessons, bed & breakfast for horses and riders and livery in the Brecon Beacons National Park. Come and experience the very best mountain riding Wales has to offer.
4 rooms, 12 beds, doubles and triples, mostly en suite

£30-£36 per night for bed and breakfast; £86 per night for b&b and horse riding; Horse b&b is from £60 per night.

The Front aspect of the house

Pendragon Country House, Cornwall, England

A former rectory, now an elegant, yet informal 5-star award-winning luxury guest house, where all rooms are individually decorated and furnished with antiques and rich fabrics. Meals include locally sourced food, for a true taste of Cornwall.
7: 3 King Rooms, 2 Twin/Doubles, 1 Double, 1 Single

Superior King is £130, King Room is £120, Double/Twin is £100, Single is £50. Longer stay deals available

Rhedyn Guesthouse good dining great comfortable B&B near Builth Wells

Rhedyn Guesthouse, Powys, Mid Wales

Rhedyn Guesthouse is by the wild Cambrian Mountains: good for walking, biking and hacking, and minutes away from Builth Wells Showground. Rhedyn B&B is also good for its home produce, delicious dining and comfortable luxurious rooms.
3 doubles

£85 B&B

Sensitively designed exterior to compliment the beautiful surroundings

Inis Meáin, Aran Islands, Ireland

A luxurious, unique hotel and restaurant, with locally sourced and cultivated ingredients, on the beautiful island of Inis Meáin, off the west coast of Ireland. A special place to experience tranquillity, stunning landscapes and old traditions.
4 suites & 1 suite apartment

Nightly Rate - Suite €250, based on 2 people sharing

Willows Barn at Pollaughan, overlooking the lake

Pollaughan Farm, Cornwall, England

Pollaughan Cottages, a home from home, has been lovingly restored with both children and the environment in mind. The relaxing little farmstead, near sandy beaches, provides guests with round the clock interaction with nature and wildlife.
4 separate cottages, beds can be doubles/twins.

£ 1450 for one week high season in smallest cottage which sleeps 4

Brynhonddu, South West View.

Brynhonddu Country House, Brecon Beacons, Wales

Friendly family run historic country house B&B surrounded by the 'best walking area in the country'. Gorgeous views over the Black Mountains within the Brecon Beacons National Park. Voted ‘Best B&B in Wales’ by overseas visitors.
1 Double, 1 Family/Double, 1 Twin, 1 Single.

Double £65, Twin £65, Single £35. Self Catering Apartment 2 people Low Season £263. per week, High £375. Peak £413.

Trericket Bed and Breakfast in Brecon Beacons Wales

Trericket Mill, Brecon Beacons, Wales

A wonderfully restored mill for quality B&B with adjacent bunkhouse and small campsite in a cider orchard on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park close to the second-hand book town of Hay-on-Wye. All meals vegetarian, fair trade and organic.
3 B&B: 2 doubles & 1 twin; Bunkhouse sleeps up to 8

From £60 a night B&B; 4 bedded bunkroom £50 per night, 2 bedded bunkroom £29 per night; camping £6.50 per night

Lowthwaite B&B in summer time in Matterdale valley

Lowthwaite B&B, Cumbria, England

A restored old farmhouse in a very peaceful setting in the heart of the Lakes, with walks from the door to Ullswater. Delicious local and organic food. Beautiful rooms with furniture from recycled dhows (boats). Free use of gardens. Children welcome.
4: 2 family rooms, 2 twins/doubles/singles

£80 to £85 for 2 people sharing in high season

Exterior of Beechenhill with big chickens enjoying the grounds

Beechenhill Farm, Peak District, England

A cottage and B&B in a truly beautiful place - an organic dairy farm looking south over a green wooded valley. Go for wonderful walks, discover villages and glorious views and return to bask in a wood-fired Swedish hot tub under the stars.
6: 2 doubles, 2 twin/doubles, 1 twin, 1 family

B&B £80 min 2 nights. Beechenhill Cottage costs £240-£370/short break £290-£420/week. Cottage by Pond costs £300-£600/short break £390-£720/week

Murrayshall Estate

Murrayshall House Hotel, Perthshire, Scotland

Set in 350 acres of beautiful park and woodland and surrounded by two 18 hole golf courses, plants, trees & wildlife, the historic Murrayshall House Hotel is overlooked by spectacular mountains and is within easy reach of the diverse city of Perth.
22 twins/doubles, 18 suites, 1 lodge house

B&B Standard £140, Superior £160, Junior Suite £180, Fairway Suite £200, Lynedoch Suite £220, Lodge House (sleeps 6) £250

Children collecting eggs at the Higher Lank Farm, Cornwall, England

Higher Lank Farm, Cornwall, England

This B&B or self-catering farm holiday is most definitely for young families - you can only stay at this wonderful 500-year-old working farm if you have at least one child under 5. Expect a relaxing environment for parents, babies and toddlers.
3 ensuite family rooms in farmhouse, 2 x 4 bed selfcatering

£480 - £615 for 4 nights, £790 - £1025 for 7 nights B&B; £700 - £1650 7 nights self-catering, special breaks also available

The entrance and car park at Cottage Lodge, New Forest

Cottage Lodge, The New Forest, England

Enjoy the natural beauty of the splendid New Forest from the comfort of the charming Cottage Lodge, a lovely bed and breakfast (all rooms en suite) in Brockenhurst, within easy walking distance of country pubs, shops, bike hire & the railway station.
12 doubles

£50 for single occupancy mid-week low season per room - £160 for double occupancy in four poster at weekends

Boutique hotel Strattons Norfolk luxury hotels

Strattons Hotel, Swaffham, Norfolk, England

Bohemian 14-room country hotel in the market town of Swaffham. It's a Grade II-listed Queen Anne villa with canopied four-poster beds, open fires, stripped wooden floorboards and an award-winning restaurant serving mostly seasonal, organic food.
14: 7 doubles/twin, 5 suites, 2 self catering eco lodges

Per night for 2 adults sharing doubles £150 - £175, suites £200 - £225. lodges £250 - £275

Exterior of the Farmhouse in Wales

Cwmbiga Farm, nr Llanidloes, Wales

Award winning 4* cottages sleeping up to eight, in the Hafren Forest and Cambrian Mountains. Plus B&B accommodation in a refurbished Grade II farmhouse. A great base for activity holidays and breaks from the hustle and bustle. Small party discounts.
Cottages [2]: 2 dbl 1 twin 1 bunk ea. F/house: 2 dbl 1 twin

Self catering: £200 - £850 per week [small party discounts]. B&B £32.50 pppn [two sharing]

Tree-house south of France

Orion B&B & Treehouses, Saint-Paul de Vence, France

Think Tarzan and Jane! One of the best tree houses we have visited. Close to medieval fortified village of St Paul de Vence inland from the French Riviera, Orion's tree houses and gorgeous natural outdoor pool are a great place to go with the kids.
4 treehouses and a separate cottage

From €160 per night (based on a minimum 2 night stay)

Tree house terrace, La Renardière, Normandy

Perché dans le Perche, Normandy, France

Retreat to the branches of a sublime treehouse at the top of an immense chestnut tree overlooking the valleys of Le Perche Natural Park, Normandy. Breakfast delivered in a picnic basket to your balcony. You won't want to come back down to earth.
A treehouse for 5 (1 dbl, bunks for 3), shower room, kitchen

2 pers/1 night including breakfast 160€. 2 pers./2nights including breakfst 290€. 10€ per child extra per night, 25€ p/extra adult per night. 7nights self catering with welcome basket for whole treehouse: 850€ low season, 950€ July & August

The Drovers Rest Restaurant with Rooms & J & R School of Cooking Masterclasses

The Drovers Rest Restaurant with Rooms, Powys, Wales.

An award winning riverside restaurant and tearoom offering cosy accommodation. Home to the J & R School of Cooking Masterclasses, the local food and service are renowed througout Wales and the UK as one of the best little restaurants.
1 Double, 2 Twins and 1 Single

1 Double £70 per room per night incl Breakfast, Twin Room £60 per night incl. Breakfast and single room £35 incl. breakfast

Upper Middle Road Farm

Upper Middle Road Farm B&B, Brecon Beacons, Wales

Live the Good Life at Upper Middle Road Farm. Tucked into a green hillside between near Brecon is this old wheelwright's cottage where owners Karen and Danny offer pretty B&B rooms, organic gardening tips and delicious homemade Bara Brith on arrival
1 Double, 1 Twin

£66 per room per night

The Georgian Farmhouse with it's hidden gems inside

Corner of Eden, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria

A 4 bedroomed luxury country house nestled in the Eden Valley between the Yorkshire Dales & the Lake District. Wander freely through miles of fells, savour the home-made cakes and bread from the Butler's Pantry and have a tipple at the honesty bar.
4 rooms: 3 doubles & 1 twin (only 3 rooms sold individually)

£120 per room for 2 nights or more, £130 per room for one night stays. £440 per night for House Party of 4 rooms (min 2 nights).

The Dulaig, Highland, Scotland

A wonderfully secluded Highland B&B offering beautifully appointed bedrooms, delicious home-cooked food using local produce and over an acre of private gardens that are regularly visited by red squirrels and a wide variety of birds.
3: 2 to let at any one time. I KS Double, 2 SK Double/twin

£150 per room for single night, £145 per night for stays 2-6 nights, £140 per night for stays 7 nights or more. (Single occupancy £110/£105/£100)

The beautiful exterior of Old Rectory

The Old Rectory, St Juliot, Cornwall

A fantastic, family-run historic house surrounded by beautiful gardens in the Cornish countryside. Meet a wide variety of friendly farm animals and enjoy home cooked meals made using ingredients sourced from the walled kitchen garden.
4 ensuite rooms - 1 Super King (Twin), 2 King Size, 1 Double

£70 - £80 per room (off-season), £76 - 94 (mid-season), £80 - 98 (high season). Prices include breakfast.

eco lodge in Pembrokeshire

Ecolodge, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Wales' only 5 star activity centre built with sustainability in mind, Preseli is an excellent base for exploring the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Adventure by day and by night enjoy home cooked food, local tipples, and a bonfire under the stars
11 bedrooms, cosy doubles, twin rooms to group rooms for 4-8

From £42 including full Welsh cooked breakfast. Full board with home cooked meals available.

The Crown Spa Hotel, Scarborough

Crown Spa Hotel, Scarborough, England

Luxury, four-star hotel on the Yorkshire coast overlooking South Bay beach, with large bedrooms, a health club with swimming pool, hot tub and restaurant. Winner of the Sustainable Tourism Award in the Enjoy England Awards for Excellence.
116: 6 singles, 60 doubles, 49 twins

2 night break for 2 adults Room only from: comfort twin/ double £181, superior double £198, comfort sea view £234, superior sea view £251

Beili Helyg from South East with lush countryside and rolling hills

Beili Helyg Guest House, Brecon Beacons, Wales

In the secluded, rolling hills of the Brecon Beacons lies Beili Helyg, an 18th Century stone built farm house. Ideally located for both walking and cycling routes, the farm house also offers spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding moorlands.
2 double, 1 twin/ double with 1 single attached

From £75 per night, based on 2 people sharing

External view of our barns in the sunshine

Roundhouse Barn, Cornwall, England

Relax and unwind at this luxury, multi-award winning 5 star B&B on the unspoilt Roseland Peninsula. The converted 17th Century Cornish stone barns are packed with the latest mod cons and are in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
1 twin/king, 1 double

£115 per room per night including breakfast and cream tea on arrival

The Start, Hay-on-Wye, Powys, Wales: summer

The Start, Hay-on-Wye, Powys, Wales

Riverside bed & breakfast set in a quiet location on the banks of the river Wye. Ideal base for walking, cycling and browsing the many book shops of Hay-on-Wye. Large garden with off-road parking, cycle lockup, drying facilities and flasks filled!
2 doubles, 1 twin

£80 per night

Primrose Valley Main Dining Room

Primrose Valley Hotel, St Ives, Cornwall

Stylish and modern hotel, built to an eco spec, overlooking the glorious Porthminster Beach. After a day on the beach or exploring St Ives, relax back at the hotel's spa and in the comfort of the individually designed bedrooms.
7 doubles/twins, 1 suite

rooms £120 - £165. Suite £235

Skyhouse Sussex, pond

Skyhouse, Lewes, East Sussex

Skyhouse is a boutique B&B perched on a hill overlooking delightful Lewes. Dog friendly, luxurious and super sustainable, it's perfectly placed for walking or cycling the South Downs. Opt for delicious and unusual breakfast smoothie bowls.
3 doubles all en suite

£150 per room per night including breakfast

Lovely clean white exterior of Bryn Bella

Bryn Bella Guest House, Snowdonia, Wales

A quiet, friendly 5-room B&B that's a great base from which to explore the picturesque Snowdonia National Park and the rest of North Wales. Delicious hearty home-made breakfasts in the pretty dining room overlooking the valley towards Betws-y-Coed.
2 Double Rooms 3 Kingsize Rooms

Double room £75.00 Kingsize Room £80.00

Exterior of Huntstile Organic Farm in Somerset

Huntstile Organic Farm, Somerset, England

Escape into the country at this lovely Tudor farmhouse on a working organic farm offering delightful, individual accommodation decorated to a high standard, all with en-suite facilities. Dine on delicious home-cooked, locally produced food.
4 family, 6 doubles, 1 twin

B&B room costs £75-£85 per double room including breakfast for 2; Camping £12.50-£20 per pitch, Cottages £340-£635 per week

The Old Coach House and its garden nestling in the Dyfi Valley Biosphere

The Old Coach House, Machynlleth, Mid-Wales

A four-star B&B in the peaceful Dyfi Valley and Snowdonia National Park. Ideal for walkers, cyclists and bird-watchers. Your hosts serve delicious locally sourced and seasonal meals.
B&B 1dble en-suite,1twin/double en-suite, s/c1 double 1 twin

B&B £60 per room per night, single occupancy £35, £55 for stays of 3 nights or more; self-catering per night ranges from £45 Nov-Feb, £50 Mar-Oct except July and August £60 (2010 prices)

Berth Fedw

Berth Fedw, Brecon, Powys

A remote 17th century cottage where the owner specialises in horse-riding holidays. Perfect for active and adventurous sorts – mountain bikers, horse-riders, gliders – especially suited to a family.
2: 1 double, 1 twin.

B&B: £35 pppn. Self-catering: from £300 per week.

The Grange

The Grange, Brecon, Powys

A grade II-listed 19th-century house only a windlass’ throw from the canal in the attractive market town of Brecon, the gateway to the west of Wales and endpoint for the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal.
8 doubles.

From £50 per night for two.

Tenuta di Spannocchia

Tenuta di Spannocchia, Tuscany, Italy

Set in an historic 1100 acre Tuscan estate complete with medieval castle, Spannocchia is home to an organic farm, education centre and nature reserve; guests can stay in the farmhouses, participate in educational programs, or enjoy the b&b.
15 double b&b bedrooms. 19 bedrooms in farmhouses

b&b: 85€ double bedroom with shared bathroom - 100€ double bedroom with private bathroom, Farmhouses from 1200€ p/w to 2600€ p/w

The beautiful Coach House retains its historic character. Photo © Catherine Mack

The Coach House, Carmarthenshire, Wales

Enjoy breathtaking views of the Welsh landscape from the unique Coach House at Mandinam, an ancient building retaining original features with all the comforts you'd expect. Savour the tasty breakfast, much of it homemade or from the working farm.
1 double or twin

£70 per night based on 2 sharing

Antik Zeytin Poolside

Antik Zeytin Bio Hotel, Bodrum, Turkey

Unwind at this luxurious boutique hotel among olive groves and forests on the Bodrum Peninsula overlooking the Aegean sea. The hotel has eleven Anatolian inspired stone cottages and serves organic food.
10 Suites

100€ - 150€ per room per night

The exterior of Rezare bed and breakfast in Cornwall

Rezare Farmhouse B&B, Cornwall

Characterful B&B in a peaceful location between Bodmin moor and Dartmoor with an emphasis on good food - your host (a professional cook for 20yrs) serves delicious seasonal and locally sourced meals.
2 doubles, 1 twin, 1 single

£76 ( double or twin ), £38 single

Oriel Milgi

Oriel Milgi, Pembrokeshire, Wales

A stylish, comfortable and dog-friendly B&B a short walk from the sandy beach and the Preseli mountains. Breakfast is prepared using delicious locally sourced food - all diets e.g vegan, gluten free etc. are catered for.
2 doubles, 1 twin/double

doubles with en-suite wetroom £80, double with en-suite bathroom £75

The Yoga Shala floating above the kitchen gardens with views along the valley

Yoga at Moses, Oleiros, Portugal

Spend a week in this stunning valley farm nestled in the foothills of the Serra de Estrela mountain range of Central Portugal. Practice yoga daily, walk in forests, swim in rivers, breath mountain air, eat deliciously and sleep deeply. Open to all.
18: 2 double rooms, 7 singles in 2 cottages, 4 Soulpads

From 700€ per week including 3 vegetarian meals a day, morning and afternoon yoga classes, and a massage or acupuncture treatment.

Norfolk Mead

Norfolk Mead Hotel, Norfolk

Set in an acre of landscaped gardens with a lake and abutting the River Bure Norfolk Mead is a gorgeous country pile with Suites, Deluxe and Standard rooms in the hotel and the Cottage & Summer House in the grounds. Dog and children friendly.
3 suites, 6 deluxe and 2 standard rooms, house & cottage

£130-£185 per room

Gorgeous open plan double bedroom with wood beams

Blaentrothy Cottage, Monmouthshire, Wales

A five star cottage for couples on a Grade II-listed farm, set in beautiful countryside near the Black Mountains. The location is perfect for a peaceful break, secluded but not far from excellent facilities either.
1 big bedroom with bath & separate shower open plan in room

Weeks: £420 to £550. Short breaks: £250 to £320 (discounts possible)

Old Radnor Barn

Old Radnor Barn, Powys, Wales

Old Radnor Barn, Talgarth is an award winning, 4* B&B, nestled in the foothills of the Black Mountains/Brecon Beacons National Park, renowned for its scenic beauty. Luxury accommodation and facilities with ground floor rooms for elderly/disabled.
1 double 1 king 1super king/twin 1 family

From £75.00-£110.00 double super-king/twin. From £125.00-£160.00 family room.

The Blacksmith's House Frontage

The Blacksmith's House, Brockenhurst, New Forest

An unusual B&B in the heart of the New Forest National Park where you feel fully cared for but left in peace to enjoy the gorgeous surroundings. Excellent breakfast and baked goods on arrival, wonderful cosy atmosphere and home away from home.
4 double rooms (3 with extra single bed as well), 1 single

From £40 per night for a couple sharing, up to 30% discount on a two night stay at a weekend

The Rumblie Guest House in the Cairngorms National Park

The Rumblie, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland

An organic and eco-friendly Guest House, in the Cairngorms National Park, awarded 4 stars by Visit Scotland. Explore the area with terrific walks from the door and mountain bike trails with bike hire 2 miles away.
3 bedrooms - 1 King Size Double, 1 Twin & 1 Superking/Twin

£99 for stays of 1 or 2 nights, £90 for stays of 3 nights or more

Lancrigg Hotel amongst the overwhelming hills

Lancrigg Vegetarian Hotel, Cumbria

In the heart of the Lake District mountains, Lancrigg is a gorgeous, romantic retreat to unwind and restore body and soul. It has a friendly and relaxed atmosphere and has over 30 years of experience serving excellent vegetarian food.
12: including kingsize, twin/double rooms & ensuite doubles

Fri- Sat 1 night stay: B&B £55- £85 per person, B&B + Dinner £79-£110 per person. Any 3 Nights Sun-Fri: Dinner + B&B- from £64-£99 per person per night depending on room.

Ffestiniog steam train is close as is Cwmorthin valley

Bryn Elltyd Eco Guesthouse, Snowdonia, North Wales

Homely eco guesthouse in a picturesque setting where ALL energy is from renewables, with easy open access to the mountains from the door. The wonderful Ffestiniog steam train curls around the grounds. Bus & mainline trains 2km at Blaenau Ffestiniog.
6 ensuite rooms.12 person total single,doubles,twin triple

£40 to £48

 Vineyard estate surrounded by beautiful forest, calm and relaxing

Une Campagne en Provence, France

A special homely farming resort in the heart of Provence with delicious home made cooking fresh from the local gardens. Enjoy a relaxing and peaceful holiday in this Provençal templar estate with lovely forest walks and beautiful vineyards.
5 guestrooms: 3 large beds, 2 twins/ doubles & 3 hol homes

92 € guestroom, 119 € guestroom, 125 € guestroom per night incl breakfast, 660 € selfcatering apartment per week

Latest reviewed accommodation

St Cuthbert's House, an historic building in the village of Seahouses
Prices from: Double £110 Single £90

"A comfortable, family-run B&B with delicious food and helpful staff in a beautiful part of England."

Reviewed by: Paul Miles