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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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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

Fernhill Farms

Fernhill Farm, Mendip Hills

Fernhill Farm, a herd of cowsheds on a 160-acre working farm in the Mendips, converted into an alternative, relaxed accommodation for up to 55 people in eco-camping barns and Ramshackle Arcs. Super green & earnest, groups from 10-200 catered for.
40 bunk beds, cottages sleeping 8-10, camping

Camping £7 pppn; self-catering £24 pppn; B&B £30 pppn.

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

Seaview, Isle of Wight, England

The hotel’s 13 bedrooms are split between a modern annexe and a former bank building and all are individually decorated, some with nautical blue and white, others with hints of driftwood or flashes of hot pink.
13 bedrooms

Doubles from £125, B&B.

Redgate Smithy B&B, Cornwall, England

A lovely B&B surrounded by glorious garden brimming with wildlife. Beamed bedrooms, friendly owners, and lots of places to eat nearby. Start your day with a Full Cornish breakfast, with lots of local produce.
3: 2 doubles, 1 single

From £83 for two; singles £65

The White House, Brighton, England

The White House’s bedrooms mix contemporary chic with understated elegance – brown leather headboards, beautiful designer floral wallpaper, fluffy towels, White Company goodies in the bathrooms, fresh flowers.
Exterior of Ravenscraig Guest House, Aviemore

Ravenscraig Guest House, Cairngorms, Scotland

The owners of this friendly hotel will not only give advice on the best local fishing – they'll smoke your catch for you so you can eat it for breakfast! Perfect for mountain exploration, offering great value and proper Scottish food to fuel you up.
14 rooms, including one self-catering apartment

Singles/doubles from £30/£55 B&B

Victoria Cottage, Anglesey, Wales

Jeff and Carole spotted this 19th-century townhouse whilst on holiday in the area – and that, as they say, was that. Fast-forward several years, the husband and wife team now heads up one of Beaumaris’ finest small B&Bs.
3: 2 doubles, 1 suite

From £80 for two

Daisybank Cottage, New Forest, UK

Nestled right in the heart of the New Forest National Park, this boutique B&B prides itself on offering a luxurious cottagehideaway experience.
5 en-suite bedrooms

From £55 (Sun-Thurs) or £70 (Fri-Sat)

Newburgh Guest House, Yorkshire, England

Behind a topiary hedge, next to a man-made lake and with manicured gardens, this long Georgian stone house has an air of sophisticated orderliness. There are book-lined walls, antiques and a real fire in a red dining room.
3 doubles

From £80 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

Grotta Hotel, Naxos, Greece

Bag a room with a terrace at the front and you'll get some fantastic sweeping views of Naxos town and the magnificant Portara, lit up at night – it's only a five-minute amble into town but you're in a quiet part of town here.
32 doubles, twins and suites
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

Exterior and garden of Viña y Rosales, Las Alpujarras

Viña y Rosales, Las Alpujarras, Spain

Tucked in the hillsides of Las Alpujarras, this hidden gem is a haven of relaxation. Nothing is too much trouble for the lovely hosts; it's the perfect place to rest and enjoy some wonderful food after a day outdoors in the spectacular surroundings.
4 spacious guest rooms

Singles/doubles €45/€75 B&B; Indigo and Hénil rooms used as self-catering apartment €375/€500 per week for two/four people

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

Gages Mill Country Guest House, Dartmoor, England

Gages Mill is a stylish and relaxed guesthouse near Ashburton and Buckfast Abbey. Six elegant en-suite bedrooms channel country style with pine furniture, contemporary floral patterns and the most comfortable beds. Serves delicious local breakfasts.
7: 6 Double Rooms, 1 Twin Room

Double room from £8; Twin room from £85; Family room from £99 per night

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

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

Sandhurst Farm Forge, Kent Downs, England

Stay on a working forge. Charles Dickinson was a professional blacksmith for more than 40 years and now uses his traditional skills to create ornamental items, from village signs to candlesticks. His beautifully devised works are much inspired.
2 doubles

Doubles from £80 (£50 for single occupancy) B&B

Maison Talbooth, Dedham Vale, England

Maison Talbooth is a hotel with added wow factor: 12 suites with a super kingsize bed, Egyptian cotton sheets, goose feather duvets and luxurious duvets, plus pool house, award-winning restaurant and fabulous new spa
12 doubles, twins and singles

Contact owner for details

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

The LongHouse, Dartmoor, England

This 15th-century cottage is wonderfully tucked away yet conveniently sited in the centre of the vibrant town of Moretonhampstead. Three cosy bedrooms, a beautiful garden and welcoming hosts make this a great base from which to explore Dartmoor.
3: 2 Double Rooms, 1 Twin Room

En suite double £65 two sharing, £50 single occupancy; Double £55 two sharing, £40 single occupancy; Twin £55 two sharing, £40 single occupancy

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

Dog & Bear Hotel, Kent, UK

Originally built in 1602, the Dog & Bear is ideally located overlooking the picturesque square in Lenham. The building itself is full of character and history, boasting a large open fire, exposed oak beams and cosy courtyard.
24 bedrooms

Château de Chantore, Normandy, France

This 18th-century mini-palace is remarkable not so much for its treasury of period art and furnishings, but for the passion and verve of Bernard and Iñaki, the antiques-loving pair who have restored it so wonderfully.
5: 3 doubles, 2 suites

Rooms/suites from €165/€250

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.

Elmsted Court Farmhouse, Kent Downs, England

A working, family-run sheep and arable farm, Elmsted Court is set in pretty, rolling downland within easy reach of Ashford and near ancient Spong Wood which is managed by Kent Wildlife Trust - badgers, hare and deer can sometimes be seen.
2 doubles

Doubles from £80 B&B (from £50 for single occupancy)

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

Market Cross Guest House, Northumberland, England

Plumb in pretty Belford, this Georgian B&B takes dining as seriously as it does sleeping. Four rooms are bright and contemporary, breakfasts are award-winning (plenty of fish from the coast) and the walking and cycling are fantastic.
4 rooms: 3 doubles, 1 twin

Doubles from £80

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

Outdoor Alternative group accommodation on Anglesey

Outdoor Alternative, Anglesey, Wales

Stay in a 4 star, family-run, green tourism gold award winning accommodation – a relaxed & informal base to explore Anglesey. Your hosts provide comfortable year-round group accommodation for 16 to 45 people in 2 adjacent buildings and activities.
10: 2 x 6; 2 x 5; 3 x 4; 1 x 3; 2 x 2.

Bunkhouse £375 each per night (w/e); £21pp mid-week groups.

Cowshed Conversion

Cowshed Conversion, Ceredigion coast, West Wales

Renovated by a pair of designers, this is a contemporary yet comfortable barn conversion in a tranquil location near the West Wales coast.
1 master double, 1 twin

£367.00 to: £766.00 (based on two staying)

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

Interior view of The Ship Inn

The Ship Inn, Port Mulgrave, England

This homely B&B and café serves excellent breakfasts with locally sourced produce, freshly home-baked bread and cakes. It is right on the coast of the national park, making it an ideal hub for both beach lovers and countryside walkers.
2

From £75 per night based on 2 people sharing

Votsala Hotel, Thermi, Lesvos

This colourful, friendly hotel is made up of blocks of apartments facing out to the sea, but it doesn't feel too big or busy - the abundance of flowers dotted about the grounds make a stay here feel like ambling about in someone's garden.
45 apartments

Doubles from £31 B&B

The terrace of Home Sweet Home, where breakfast is served

Home Sweet Home, Lyon, France

Set on Fourviere hill just a few minutes' walk from central Lyon, this charming small guest house is filled with fascinating objects collected by the owner whilst travelling. The organic home-made breakfast is served on a lovely leafy terrace.
3 rooms: 2 doubles, 1 twin

From €58 per night

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

Bookham Court, Dorset, England

Surrounded by an area of outstanding natural beauty, these four well-equipped self-catering cottages and B&B on a working farm provide ample opportunities for wildlife watching and exploring both the Dorset countryside and the Jurassic Coast.
Four cottages, sleeping from 4 to 10

From £240-£1,1235 per week (B&B from £78 for two per night).

The Old Lodge, Yorkshire, England

The Old Lodge is a stunning Tudor mansion set in beautiful grounds, on the edge of the historic Market town of Malton, near Pickering, North Yorkshire with 20 en-suite rooms, each individually decorated to high standard, all have their own character.
20 doubles, twins and family rooms + 8 rooms in public house

From £120 for 2; dogs £15 per night;

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

Hindon Organic Farm, Exmoor, UK

Tucked away in a secluded valley on the National Trust Holnicote Estate, this 380-hectare stock farm is within touching distance of Minehead, Dunster, Porlock and the coast.
Two en-suite doubles and a twin with private bathroom

Doubles/twin £80 B&B

Stylish bed at La Ferme des Isles

La Ferme des Isles, Normandy, France

There’s an art to blending heritage with contemporary styling and comforts, a balance that La Ferme des Isles strikes with élan. The meadows roll down to the River Eure, and animals are on hand to play cute, making this place ideal for families.
5 doubles

From £67

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

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

Astra Inn, Megalo Papigo, Greece

A charming family stay overlooking the Astraka Towers in the beautiful region of Zagori. The cottages combine traditional and modern styles in harmony with the environment to create an oasis of calm, and the homemade breakfast is delicious.
2 doubles, 4 family maisonettes

Doubles from €60 B&B

Exmoor White Horse, Exmoor, UK

A warm refuge plumb in the middle of the national park at Exford, this substantial 16th-century inn is the epitome of a village hostelry – just the kind of place you long to arrive after a day out on the moor.
28 en-suite bedrooms

£80 per person B&B (reductions for stays of more than one night).

La Violette, Avignon, France

Just a stone’s throw from the train station and Avignon's buzzing centre is this delightful B&B – a true home from home. Expect a warm welcome from Isabelle and family and a comfortable, relaxing atmosphere.
3 doubles, 1 single

Doubles from €75

Challan Hall's beautiful garden with a lakeside view.

Challan Hall, Arnside & Silverdale, England

A beautiful, homely haven for birdwatchers, this cosy B&B is situated on the doorstep of Silverdale and Leighton Moss Nature Reserve. Come to find glorious walks, flourishing wildlife and cooked breakfasts to rival your mother's.
Three rooms: one double, one twin and one en-suite

£75

You will love to sleep on the water...

Floating Village of Pressac - France

France's first ever floating village - offering amazing private cabins for the whole family or just for two, bobbing in a lake, with fishing and cycling on site. Picnic hampers are available, cake and champagne delivery, too!
80 people max. 8 family cabins (4/5 persons) and 13 doubles.

130 euros for 2 people and 195 euros for four people