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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.
from £95

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colina flora eco guesthouse

Colina Flora, Colares, Sintra, Portugal

Delightful country house with ocean views, in the beautiful and quiet Sintra Natural Park. Only 5 minutes to wonderful beaches, 35 min to Lisbon and 15 minutes to Sintra, Cascais and Estori. Brilliant for hiking, surfing and cycling.
4 doubles, 1 single

€55 to €89 per night high season singles, cozy double, large double with veranda. A summer kitchen for all guests wanting to self-cater

The Usk & Railway Inn, Brecon Beacons, Wales

Plumb in the middle of Sennybridge village, the recently-refurbished Usk and Railway Inn offers locally-sourced meals, a wide range of drinks and ales, and gorgeous contemporary bedrooms upstairs.
6: 5 doubles and 1 twin

Double/Twin £75.00 per night; Single occupancy £65 per night; 3 people sharing £85 per night. Winter Special Offer: 3 nights for the price of 2.

Dale House Barn and B&B

Dale House Barn B&B, Forest of Bowland AONB, Lancashire

Dale House Barn and B&B is a small family business in a fantastically remote location within the stunning Forest of Bowland, Lancashire – an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB). Stay in the camping barn or one of the 2 en-suite b&b rooms.
camping barn and 3 b&b rooms

From £12 a night in the barn

Hotel Best Western Le Dauphin, and ferry journey Caen, Normandy, France

Ferry & Hotel Best Western Le Dauphin, Normandy, France

Enjoy a break by ferry in historic Caen, Normandy, staying in this lovely refurbished priory with its luxurious spa.
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Brittany Ferries Special offer: £107 per person per night including return ferry crossing

Exterior of the Nottingham Premier Suites

Premier Suites Nottingham, England

Stylish apartments providing excellent value for money in central Nottingham. Ideal for business or exploring the city. It's the perfect alternative to a traditional hotel stay for both corporate and leisure travellers.
52 apartments: 33 - 1 bed, 15 - 2 bed and 4 penthouses

One bedroom apartment from £65.00 pernight, 2 bedroom apartment from £85.00 per night

Brook House, Isle of Wight, England

A 20-minute amble from the nearest beach and surrounded by three acres of glorious gardens, this period guesthouse is kept cosy with the help of a biomass boiler.

Doubles from £100, B&B.

Pen-y-banc

Penybanc Farmhouse, Ceridwen, Carmarthenshire, Wales

Two comfy B&B rooms available in the farmhouse of this wonderful family run Welsh organic farm. Amazing views and star gazing and a warm welcome await you here in North Carmarthenshire. Perfect wedding venue or take part in one of their courses.
2 b&b rooms

from £40 per night b&b

Kipps Hostel-Brighton, Brighton, England

A budget option in central Brighton, Kipps has clean and comfortable rooms, plentiful and good value brekkies, and friendly staff who are always on hand with city info and suggestions on where to go.
The exterior Culdearn House, a lovely Victorian villa built in 1860

Culdearn House, Cairngorms, Scotland

Ideal for experiencing the wild wonders of the Cairngorms, this welcoming country house hotel is a favourite with many of its guests. The award-winning restaurant offers local delicacies and an impressive whisky selection from nearby distilleries.
6 rooms - 4 doubles, 1 twin, 1 single

Bed and breakfast from £65 per person.

Over the Rainbow, Vegetarian/Vegan Country Retreat, Cardigan Bay

Over the Rainbow, Cardigan Bay, Wales

Fabulous, award winning vegetarian b&b in a converted Georgian mansion near Cardigan Bay nestled in secluded mature gardens and woodland. Perfect base for cycling, coastal walking or exploring all that the Pembrokeshire National Park has to offer.
5 Rooms (2 double, 2 double/twin ensuites, 1 single ensuite)

Range from £90 to £140 per room per night B&B for 2 people sharing, depending on facilities. Single ensuite £48 per night B&B

Harvest House, New Forest, UK

This spacious boutique Bed and Breakfast lies on the coastal border of the New Forest National Park, and boasts stunningpanoramic views of the surrounding farmland.
1 double en-suite, 1 twin en-suite and a two room suite

From £105

Dutch House, North Yorkshire, England

A dynamic Dutch couple run Dutch House, which combines wildlife garden, courtyard café, child-friendly art workshop and shop with a one-bedroom B&B in its own separate traditional farm cottage. The bedroom is spacious and light, with quirky touches.
1 double

From £70 for 2

Gypsy caravan

The Old Forge, Dorset, England

Rosie the gypsy caravan and Mabel and Sam the shepherd's huts have been immaculately restored to provide absolute comfort in this timeless corner of Dorset. Views across the meadows and award winning cooking to be savoured.
1 double, extra space for two children

From £95 per night. Three spaces can be booked together at a discount.

Lighthouse with red and purple skies

The West Usk Lighthouse, Wales

A super and relaxed B&B in a real lighthouse, near Newport Gwent, with impressive views across the Severn and the Bristol Channel. Wedge-shaped en-suite rooms, with a waterbed or four poster bed, various therapies, and a chauffeured Rolls Royce.
4 doubles in the Lighthouse

£155 per night for 2 people sharing

Nissaki Beach Hotel, Naxos, Greece

A hop from Naxos Town but a world away from those sizzling summer crowds, this boutique hotel has 24 elegant bedrooms, a beautiful pool area dotted with shady palms and a smart little beachside restaurant serving tasty fish dishes.
24 doubles and suites, 1 honeymoon suite for 2

From €89

Camping on the lower tent fields

Graig Wen, Snowdonia, Wales

Stylish four-star B&B, yurt camp, holiday cottages and award-winning campsite in the stunning Snowdonia National Park with breathtaking views of mountains and the Mawddach Estuary. Connect with nature on this wild yet perfectly comfortable escape.
B&B: 3 doubles, 1 double/twin. 4 cottages: sleep 4-6.

Camping £10 - 20/night; B&B £75 -135; Yurt £70 - 110: Cottages £585 - 665/week

Los Arcos guesthouse, Las Alpujarras, Spain

Los Arcos, Las Alpujarras, Spain

This delightful B&B will soon feel like home thanks to welcoming hosts Jill and David. Wander around the lovely village of Valór or explore the great walking trails, and in the evening enjoy a drink on the roof terrace surrounded by panoramic views.
5 rooms - 3 doubles and 2 twins

Doubles €60 B&B

Palace Farm Hostel with pretty flower boxes

Palace Farm Hostel & Campsite, Kent Downs, England

A family-run B&B, hostel and (quiet) campsite with tipis & yurts in a small quiet village in the heart of the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Fantastic for relaxing, wildlife watching, cycling and walking in the beautiful surroundings.
1x 2, 1x4, 2x5, 1x6 and 1x8 person rooms

From £10 camping, £30 in the hostel

Beechwood B&B, Dartmoor, England

Ideally placed for exploring the wild central tors, Beechwood boasts wonderful views, beautiful gardens and delicious food. This charming B&B retains the feel of a country cottage, updated with home comforts to welcome returning walkers and cyclists.
5: 2 Twins, 2 Doubles, 1 Family Room

Twin room from £68; Double room from £72; Family room from £72

Thoukididis Guest House, Kapesovo, Greece

This enchanting restored merchant's home must be one of the loveliest hideaways in Zagori. Every room has its own unique charm and style. Don't miss the Sterna shop, a treasure trove of interesting traditional food products and gifts.
5 doubles, 1 suite

Doubles from €65 B&B

Chilston Park Hotel, Kent Downs AONB

Set in a grand Grade I listed property once home to politicians and Lords, this hotel has 22 acres of rural parkland. Filled with antiques dating from the 17th century, Chilston Park Country House Hotel also has a 2 AA Rosette restaurant on site.
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From £152

Great Broxhall Farm B&B, Kent Downs, England

This bucolic retreat is centred on a fabulous flint-and-brick farmhouse dating from the 16th century. Hens and rare-breed ducks wander its courtyard and lawn, adding to the very rural feel of the place.
2 doubles

Doubles from £80 B&B

Rosemary B&B, Dedham Vale, England

You’ll find this pretty B&B is in the village of East Bergholt, childhood home of John Constable and right at the heart of Dedham Vale. It has three cosy twin-bedded rooms, each with a washbasin, TV and tea-making facilities.
3: 2 twins/doubles, 1 single

From £94 per night

Bed and breakfast in llandudno

The Hilary Guest House, Llandudno, Wales

A quiet and peaceful family owned and run guest house in a peaceful tree lined avenue. With a beautiful garden, amazingly comfy beds and delicious breakfasts- including the world famous fried bread. Near to the town centre, beaches and the theatre.
8 ensuite: 6 double/ king size, 2 twins. Single occupancy

from £65

Mitchelcroft B&B, Dartmoor, England

A magical hideaway in the moor’s south-eastern quarter, Mitchelcroft manages to combine the rustic ambience of a wood cabin with elegant contemporary style and a real sense of immersion in nature.
3: 2 Double Rooms, 1 Twin Room

Superior Room £110 per night; Double Room £90 per night; Twin Room £80 per night.

Visitors to the Gallery enjoy tea

Mid Wales Arts Centre, Caersws, Powys, Wales

A historic country house and farm with a unique private art gallery, sculpture hall and grounds. All rooms are spacious, newly refurbished, en suite and decorated with original artworks. With fishing rights and in easy reach of public transport.
1 Family Room, 1 Double, 1 Twin, 1 Single; all en-suite

£70 - £90 based on two sharing

Bowl Inn, Kent, UK

Found high above the village of Charing, atop the North Downs in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this Inn has previously been both a farmhouse and a brewhouse.
6 rooms

From £80 per night

Hotel La Chenevière, Normandy, France

An exquisite château with a fascinating past. Twenty nine decadent ensuite bedrooms and twelve hectares of grounds to roam – rose gardens, pool, a walled vegetable garden. Dinner is a local feast, and the honey at breakfast comes from their own bees.
16 Deluxe I Exec suite 6 Jnr suite, 4 suites 2 standard

Standard from 220€, Deluxe from 255 €, Junior suite from 350€ suite from 415€

Hotel de l'Univers, St Malo, France

Hotel de l'Univers, St Malo, France

A strong favorite with Brittany passengers, this charming B&B overlooks Intra Muros' stunning town hall and is well located for guests looking to spend time on St Malo's beaches.
64 rooms

From £89 per person.

Thurnham Keep, Kent Downs, England

This is quite some B&B: a wisteria-clad Edwardian country mansion with beautifully kept gardens, terraces, heated swimming pool, conservatory and three gracious guest rooms stocked with homemade shortbread and fruit from the garden.
3 doubles

Doubles from £130 B&B

Lifton Hall Hotel

Lifton Hall Hotel, Devon, England

A family run, relaxed and friendly hotel in the heart of southwest England. There are 10 individual ensuite bedrooms, a cosy bar and a stylish restaurant serving freshly prepared, locally sourced meals. Just what you need for a relaxing getaway!
10 rooms - 8 double and 2 twin

From £90

The Old Repeater Station B&B

The Old Repeater Station, Northumberland, England

This B&B is a great pit-stop halfway along Hadrian's Wall, and a bus can take you from right outside the door to nearby historic Roman Forts such as Vindolanda. There are five basic bedrooms offering simple accommodation in bunks or en-suite twins.
5 rooms: doubles, twins and bunk beds. Sleeps up to 12.

Double room from £65, family room from £75

Chewton Glen

Chewton Glen, Hampshire, England

An English original... Chewton Glen is a luxury country house hotel, 12 tree-houses and a spa in 130 acres of Hampshire countryside on the edge of the New Forest National Park, from where it's a glorious 20 minute stroll to a wonderful sandy beach.
58 Rooms/Suites and 12 Treehouse Suites

Prices from £435

Thornton Lodge Farm, Yorkshire, England

Sue and Bill Raper offer a full-on country sports experience at their modern farmhouse B&B on the edge of the Vale of York between Easingwold and Coxwold. If you have your own horse, he or she will be welcome here.
4 doubles

From £85 for 2; single occupancy £50

Carnwethers

Carnwethers Country House and Cottages, Cornwall

Located in England's smallest AONB on the largest island, St Marys, Carnwethers provides four, 4 star cottages in an acre of luscious tropical gardens. Just 5 minutes walk from the stunning Pelistry beach and the coastal footpath network.
4 cottages 2 sleep 2, 2 sleep 4 and 2 twin/superking b&b

Dove Lawn £790-£1140 Poolside £700-£1050 Secret Garden £500-£700 Rowan Tree £560-£740 Room 1 B&B £70-£90

Dowfold House exterior

Dowfold House B&B, County Durham, England

Let yourself (and your dog) be pampered at this elegent, homely Victorian B&B. Enjoy award winning breakfasts as well as fabulous walking and cycling routes.
3: 2 doubles, 1 family

£98

Double room at The Leeway

The Leeway, Whitby, England

A trendy B&B in the heart of seaside town, Witby, with modern, funky furnishings and decor, serving delicious locally sourced breakfast, The Leeway is the ideal base to explore the old fishing village and nearby moors.
7: 6 doubles, 1 single

From £64 per night based on 2 people sharing

Amaryllis Luxury Guest House, Ano Pedina, Greece

This French-inspired country guesthouse in pretty Ano Pedina has 8 immaculate bedrooms and wonderful gardens to roam. Feast on homemade cakes and pancakes at breakfast. Plenty to do in the local area, from walking and hiking to horse riding.
8 doubles.

Doubles from €130

A double room in B&B Hotel Lille Centre Grand Palais

B&B Hotel Lille Centre Grand Palais, Lille, France

This comfortable budget hotel is very conveniently situated in a quiet residential neighbourhood close to the Lille-Europe station. It has recently earned Clef Verte accreditation for its measures in conserving energy and water.
127 rooms

Doubles from €41,25

Exterior of La Villa 30, the sign encircled by leaves

La Villa 30, Lille, France

This 1930s house has comfortable, spacious rooms and a welcoming atmosphere. Ideally located right in the centre of Lille, in no time at all you can be exploring the area's attractions encouraged by your knowledgeable and enthusiastic hosts.
3 doubles (1 with extra sofa bed), 1 single

Doubles from €99

Fenham Farm B&B

Fenham Farm, Northumberland, England

Fenham Farm overlooks the dunes and salt marsh between the mainland and Lindisfarne, which marks the conclusion of the 62.5-mile St Cuthbert’s Way. Rooms are set away from the farmhouse in converted outbuildings.
5 doubles

£85-£135 per night. Singles from £65

Dalesbridge, Lancashire, England

Originally built in 1907, this spacious, dog-friendly campsite is set right on the edge of the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park and is perfectly situated for the Three Peaks, Ingleton waterfalls, caves and a huge variety of different walks.
Camping (100 tents), 8 bunkhouses, house for 17 (B&B or S/C)

Camping from £6; bunkhouses from £70 per night (entire bunkhouse); house £17.50 per week (or from £70 per night B&B)

Arisaig Guest House, Perthshire, Scotland

Arisaig Guest House, Perthshire, Scotland

Family run 4-star eco-friendly Victorian guest house ideally located for entertainment, restaurants, Scone Palace and Woodland Walks. Just a 10 minute walk to Perth town centre.
5 rooms all ensuite. 1 family, 1 twin, 2 doubles, 1 Single

Double Room - £27.50 per person ~ Twin Room - £27.50 - £30.00 per person~Single Room £30.00 - £35.00 per person per night

Lee House, Exmoor, UK

The eight en-suite bedrooms at this charming, stone-clad Lynton guesthouse ooze elegance and individuality.
Eight en-suite bedrooms

Doubles from £80 B&B (minimum two-night stay; reductions for longer bookings).

Old Farm

Old Farm, Dorn, The Cotswolds

Old Farm is a family run B&B with 3 bedrooms, based in a farmhouse which dates back to the 15th Century. A working farm, with a small campsite and farm shop, perfect for a family holiday in the beautiful walker's paradise of Cotswolds.
3 double rooms (one with four poster), all en suite

From £60 a night.

Shallowdale House, Yorkshire, England

With exquisite gardens, sublime views, light-filled rooms where everything’s just-so and sumptuous breakfasts, owners Phillip Gill and Anton van der Horst have won many plaudits for their three-bedroom B&B in Ampleforth.
3 doubles

From £105 for 2

A friendly home-from-home

Lattice Lodge, Ipswich, Suffolk, England

A 4-Star, Silver Award urban eco-friendly B&B, which prides itself on its friendliness, cleanliness and use of local produce and suppliers.
10: 3 double, 3 twin, 3 single, 1 Family Room - all ensuite

£75 double or twin, £55 single

Highway Farm, Dorset, England

This cosy cottage and B&B are run by an enthusiastic and knowledgable couple and offer easy access to the South West Coast Path and several beaches, as well as lovely views. The perfect place for a peaceful retreat.
Four B&B rooms; cottage sleeps 4 plus one cot.

From £80 for two B&B; cottage from £225 for 3 nights.

The Exmoor Forest Inn, Exmoor, UK

A country inn in the true sense, the bar of this convivial pub in Simonsbath is a warm, snug bolthole and is decorated with reminders of sporting pursuits, with hunting photos and deer antlers adorning the walls.

Doubles from £89.50 B&B

The Captain’s House, Preveza, Greece

There’s a quiet elegance about this small hotel just off Preveza harbour, formerly the mansion of a 19th-century sea captain. It has a secluded garden and balconies with views of the marina, and they also offer free bike hire to guests.
7 doubles, 2 suites

Doubles from €80 B&B