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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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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

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

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 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 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).

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

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

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)

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

Delphi Mountain Resort

Delphi Mountain Resort, Galway, Ireland

Delphi Mountain Resort is in an outstanding location within 400 acres of forest offering plush rooms, elegant suites, a gastronomic restaurant and a great spa. Warm, natural, and truly relaxing.
32 Delux suites , 20 cosy doubles , and 15 family rooms!

€149 for best room available to €300 for a 2 bedroom 1000sq ft Suite. Hostel rooms are €40 per night - including the best breakfast in Ireland. (Love and attention comes free)

The Locanda: roses, honeysuckle and broom, local varieties growing in the garden

Locanda della Valle Nuova, Le Marche, Italy

A renovated 1920s farmhouse near the hilltop town of Urbino in the Le Marche region on the eastern coast of central Italy. Like many agriturismos, food and wine are the focus here, and you can expect splendid, organic dishes made by the owners.
8: 5 doubles, 1 twin, 2 self-catering apartments

Rooms: B&B 55 € per person per night, Dinner B&B 85 € p.p.p.n. (min. 3 nights) Apartments: 680 € per week (ask for shorter and longer stays)

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.

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.

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)

 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

The Wharf House situated on the edge of the restored Over Canal Basin

The Wharf House, Gloucestershire, England

A wonderful riverside restaurant with rooms in Over, just outside the city of Gloucester. All profits are used for the promotion and restoration of the Herefordshire and Gloucestershire Canal Trust.
7: 6 King Rooms, 1 Twin

Standard King £95- Ballard Suite £299

Barn on Sugar Loaf Mountain

Hall Farm Barn, Brecon Beacons, Wales

Sitting high up on the slopes of Sugar Loaf Mountain, the Barn at Hall Farm is just a short distance from the market towns of Abergavenny, Crickhowell and Brecon, as well as offering much in the way of relaxed walking and wildlife watching.
4 rooms: 1 king:1 twin:1 single :1 double

Weekends £300 in Barn 3 bedrooms:week end £400 in 4 bedrooms: weekly £600 for barn: weekly in 4 bedrooms £700: Bed & Breakfast king £80 pp:single £35 :twin £35 pp: double £80pp>

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

Exterior of Lasswade surrounded by nature

Lasswade Country House & Restaurant, Powys, Wales

A warm and homely four star b&b hotel with fabulous views of the Cambrian Mountains, Epynt Hills and Brecon Beacons. Breathe in the lovely clean air, enjoy the peace and quiet and taste the delicious award winning sustainable food.
8: 5 double, 2 twin, 1 single

£80.00 - £120.00 based on room type & facilities

Combe House Hotel in Devon

Combe House Hotel, Devon, England

Discover an elegant Grade 1 Elizabethan Manor & Restaurant with beautiful gardens & panoramic views, set in 3,500 acres where Arabian horses roam freely. Voted the most Romantic Hotel in the UK – Conde Nast Johansens.
4 doubles, 9 king size doubles/ twins, 2 suites & 1 cottage

The Doubles & Twins are... £215 - £285, and the Suites & Cottage are £375 - £450. B/B full breakfast & VAT per room per night.

Beautifully restored 18th Century Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast

Ty Newydd Farmhouse B&B, Brecon Beacons, Wales

Informal B&B in the Breacon Beacons National Park. Traditional Welsh, early 18th century, sympathetically renovated farmhouse with views of the Beacons and the Mon and Brec canal. Direct access to canal tow path for loads of walking/cycling.
4: 3 doubles, 1 twin

£70

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.

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

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

Guidfa House, Bed and Breakfast at Crossgates, Llandrindod Wells, Mid Wales

Guidfa House, Powys, Mid Wales

A multi-award winning 5 star guest house near Llandrindod Wells in Mid Wales. Offering comfort, good food and a relaxing atmosphere while making a conscious effort to reduce their impact on the environment.
2 doubles 3 twins/doubles 1 suite

Classic double £85.00 per night, Superior double £95.00 per night, Suite £110.00 per night

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

Front of The Granary B&B, Talgarth,  Brecon

The Granary, Powys, Wales

The Granary is a luxury 5 star B&B situated in the Brecon Beacons National Park. The stunning scenery is a fab backdrop for outdoor activities, and the peaceful location makes it a perfect spot to appreciate the recently awarded "Dark Skies" status.
Two luxury double rooms and one twin, all with en suite

£85-£99 per double room to include full breakfast

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

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

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

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]

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

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

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)

Amazing dog walking country. Black Mountain Range

Coity Bach, Brecon Beacons, Wales

Choose between two medieval cottages for a truly rural Welsh farmland experience. With direct access to cycling trails and rugged mountainous landscape, there is plenty to keep you busy in the surrounding hills.
Peacock-1double,2twins+futon. Ty Ffer-doulble+single in room

Ty Fferm Hen August based on 2 sharing- 7 days £29ea per night. Peacock Cottage August 7 days / 6 people £14ea per night.

Gwaenynog Farmhouse B&B

Gwaenynog Farmhouse B&B, Powys, Wales

A beautiful farmhouse with exposed beams, an inglenook fireplace, comfortable beds, wonderful showers & plentiful breakfasts. Enjoy mountain views and a variety of birds. A great place to relax, unwind and escape.
1 family, 1 double, 1 twin/superking, 1 single

£70-£90 a night

Tayside Hotel

Tayside Hotel, Perthshire, Scotland

A small independent hotel located in the rural village of Stanley, just north of Perth. Family run with a heavy emphasis on providing a top class service to all guests, be they residents or just stopping off for coffee and a slice of cake!
14 Rooms, 2 family, 3 Twin, 4 Double & 5 King / Twin

Double / Twin rooms £95.00 per night, Family Room (2 adults & 2 Children) £120.00 per night

Upper Newton Farm living space

Upper Newton Farmhouse, Herefordshire

Visit this fantastic part-Jacobean farmhouse B&B with self-catering cottages on a working farm in rural Herefordshire, complete with 100 acres of arable and a suckler cow herd of Charolais cows.
B&B & 2 self-catering barns

From £40 per person, per night (based on a minimum of 2 nights in B&B). From £60 per night self-catering

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.

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

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.

Thorney How, main house view

Thorney How, Grasmere Independent Hostel

An independent, family run backpacking hostel and walker’s cafe/bar in Grasmere, in the heart of the stunning Lake District. Situated in 2¼ acres of stunning natural grounds, has over 350 years of heritage. Electric bike hire available.
10 bed rooms 1x2, 7x4, 2x6 plus 8 person Camping Barn

£66 per night private double with continental breakfast,, £110 per night family type 4 bunk rooms with continental breakfast, £27.50 pppn in shared/ mixed 6 bunk rooms with continental breakfast, , Bunkhouse £23 per bed, £85 per room, Camping Barn £11.50 per person, £85 whole use

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.

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

Enjoy the luxury of a Four Poster Bed in the New Room

New Room at Mandinam, Wales

Stay in a recently refurbished, traditional cookhouse (or 'cegin') on a working farm in the rolling countryside of West Wales and enjoy a warm welcome, buckets of historic character and even a four poster bed.
1 double

£80 per night (based on 2 people sharing)

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

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

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

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.

The Channel Guest House, on Weymouth's beautiful Esplanade

The Channel Guest House, Dorset, England

A terrific bed and breakfast, based on fresh local produce, in warm and comfortable surroundings described by many previous guests as a 'home from home'. Situated on Weymouth seafront directly opposite the award winning central beach.
11: 4 Double, 1 large double, 1 twin, 3 family 2 single

Sea view Double £93, Double £80, Twin £80, 3 person Family £108, 4 person family £123, Single £55

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