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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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Shepherd's Hut by Secret Pond, Isle of Wight, England

Take a secluded, woodland site on an organic farm. Throw in a ‘secret’ pond. Add a Shepherd’s Hut supplied with a bed and a wood-burning stove and you’ve got a recipe for the perfect off-grid escape.

From £60 for two, 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.

Prince Hall Hotel, Dartmoor, England

This charming country house hotel has eight en-suite bedrooms, each with individual style and character and all offering sweeping views over the moors or the historic courtyard. Other highlights are the award winning restaurant and the guided walks.
9: All double/twin rooms.

Low season rooms from £115-£190; Mid season rooms from £130-£200; High season rooms from £150-£215.

The tranquil converted dairy in Wales

The Old Dairy, Pembrokeshire, Wales

A traditional welsh farm courtyard in 150 acres of organic farmland and ancient woodland, serving locally sourced breakfasts. Refurbished in 2011 with underfloor heating from an air source heat pump, 11KW wind turbine and solar panels.
2 double and 1 twin

Self catering 2 -4 persons £290 - £590/week. B & B - £75 per room (2 persons per room)

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

River Dart Country Park, Dartmoor, England

A natural adventure playground for children and adults alike, River Dart Country Park is surrounded by over 90 acres of woods, lakes, riverside and grassland. Offers high quality camping and caravan facilities, as well as B&B in the main house.
Numerous camping pitches. 9 double/twin B&B rooms.

Camping from £14 (tent plus two adults), B&B twins from £90.

Cober Hill Hotel, Yorkshire, England

Long used as a centre for educational groups, an imposing Victorian lodge set in beautifully kept grounds is the centrepiece of this guesthouse and conference centre that still offers ample opportunities for learning about the area.

Private guests from £40 per person B&B.

YHA Brighton Regency frontage

YHA Brighton, Sussex

Complete beach front regency grandeur, YHA Brighton is mere minutes walk from Brighton Pier, Prince Regent’s magnificent Pavilion and the Lanes 180 beds across 51 rooms ranging from single to eight beds all en suite, a 4* hostel with cafe and bar.
180 rooms

beds from £13

Exterior of Exmoor House

Exmoor House, Somerset, England

Escape to the heart of Exmoor at this lovely guesthouse with great food, everything is homemade, and menus tailored to guests' requirements. House parties can be accommodated too. Walk, cycle, explore and relax.
5: 3 twins/doubles, 1 double, 1 family room

from £75

Carr House Farm, North Yorkshire, England

If you love dogs but don’t have one, Anna and Jack will lend you a friendly hound to take walkies. As well as running this BBC Countryfile-recommended award-winning B&B in a 16th century farmhouse, the owners breed and train Labradors.
3 doubles

From £100 for 2; minimum stay two nights

Tallizmand B&B, Gower

Tallizmand Guest House, Gower, Wales

A cosy and friendly atmosphere reins supreme and owners David and Anne can send you off with a packed lunch.
3 doubles.

Doubles from £89 per night.

Croft House, Exmoor, UK

This delightful guesthouse – built for a sea captain in 1828, and retaining period features – nestles in the heart of Lynton Old Town, a hop away from the visitor centre, coast path and cliff railway down to Lynmouth Harbour.
Six en-suite bedrooms

Twins/doubles from £74 B&B.

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€

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 Priory, Lancashire, England

Set in the pretty village of Scorton, this boutique hotel offers stylish accommodation alongside traditional hospitality. The eight en-suite bedrooms have a clean and crisp design but still retain a traditional country feel. Popular restaurant, too.
8 doubles, twins and family rooms

£69 for 2 midweek; £79 weekend

The Rooftop Terrace for lounging and viewing the amazing mountain vistas

Los Castaños, Cartajima, Andalucia, Spain

An undiscovered pristine valley, 17 km from busy Ronda, offering amazing hiking and simple luxury (nothing boring or corporate). Enjoy local Ronda wines and excellent home cooked food where everything is made from scratch even the preserved lemons!
6 twins/doubles

110 euros - 120 euros

Pretty exterior of Overcombe House amongst the trees

Overcombe House, Devon, England

A four-star award winning guesthouse in Dartmoor National Park, close to the beautiful Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Breakfasts are a treat, with a fab selection of local, organic, fairtrade and homemade produce.
8: 7 twin/double, 1 single

From £80.00

Exterior of Twitham Court Farm

Twitham Court Farm, Kent, England

Twitham Court Farmhouse is a luxurious boutique B&B nestled in three acres of lovely Kent countryside. It is modern yet traditional with light, large beautiful bedrooms and organic bedding and towels. It serves tasty organic breakfasts.
2 double rooms with ensuite bathrooms

Double occupancy - from £40-£55 per person per night. Single occupancy - from £65-£95 per person per night.

Potters Hill Farm ewes

Potters Hill Farm, Leafield, The Cotswolds

Potters Hill Farm is a 3 room B&B at the heart of a 770 acre family farm, set in peaceful, mature parkland, supporting diverse bird and wildlife with breeding ewes and crops growing in abundance.
3 rooms available

From £37.50 B&B

Gable Lodge, Devon, England

A pride in Lynton and the local area marks out this Grade II-listed Victorian guesthouse: food miles are minimal – meats, fish, eggs, yoghurts, jams and even tea and coffee are all sourced from suppliers in the Exmoor region.
Six en-suite bedrooms

Doubles from £66 B&B (reductions for stays of more than one night).

Exterior of the 16th century listed Tudor barn on a beautiful Suffolk farm

Milden Hall and Tudor Barn, Suffolk, England

A wonderful 16th century barn for self-catering and farmhouse b&b for up to 30. Ideal for family get-togethers, weddings, schools, and cyclists looking for a group gathering in the Suffolk countryside.
7: 6 doubles/twins, 1 group for 22+

Barn large group self-catering ranges £25pp midweek to £50pp w/e, variable min charges. Farmhouse b&b £30-50pp. Ask for quote.

Exterior view of The Old Rectory

The Old Rectory, Boduan, Wales

A grand Georgian manor house located in the heart of the scenic Llŷn Peninsula offering award-winning breakfasts, spectacular countryside views and beautifully decorated, comfortable bedrooms.
3 doubles

From £75 per night based on 2 people sharing

Elder Grove, Lake District, UK

The building was first built during the 1800s and still retains many original features, while each of the ten rooms has been warmly decorated and exudes a cosy home-away-from-home type charm.
10 bedrooms

From 2 nights midweek £29.50 pppn or 3 night Weekend breaks for £100 pp

Courtyard Château de la Mouchère

Château de la Mouchère, Normandy, France

Emerging from a forest track at the front door of the château creates a sensation of stepping back in time. Just how far back is the question: from the outside, Le Mouchère is every bit the stately 18th-century country manor.
3 doubles

from €80 B&B

Whitehouse Barn Holiday Cottages, Peak District, UK

The perfect place to come back to after a day's exploration…These eco-chic cottages - Hen Cottage and Cloud Loft - are furnished and are maintained according to strict eco principles. B&B offered to self-guided walks customers.
1 double room per cottage

From £160 per 2 nights

Orchard House

Orchard House, Mendips, England

Orchard House, self-catering serviced apartments or bed and breakfast in the Chew Valley, perfect for cyclists or walkers wanting to explore the Mendips. Situated on routes 3 and 410 National Cycle routes, a stop off for Lands End to John O'Groats.
Five

Bed and Breakfast £75 per night. Self-catering (1 or 2 bedroom apartments) £50 to £70 per night, £300 to £450 per week

Cobden Farm, Lancashire, England

This 4* B&B offers the warmest of welcomes with freshly baked scones with butter and jam waiting for you on arrival. It has two comfortable and spacious bedrooms available with gorgeous views over the Sabden Valley.
2 twins/doubles

From £65 for 2; single occupancy from £40

Ynyshir Hall, Dyfi Biosphere, UK

This grand old 15th-century house has had its fair share of noble owners, but none as illustrious as Queen Victoria, who refurbished the hall and planted many of the trees in the gardens that encircle the house today.
Nine bedrooms

£205-£550 per night for B&B.

Orchard Lodge Exterior

Orchard Lodge B&B, Cornwall, England

A 5 star bed & breakfast with gold award from the Green Tourism Business Scheme, Orchard Lodge has en suite rooms, an open fire for winter, relaxing garden for summer. Within 10 minute's stroll from Boscastle's historic harbour and coastpath.
5: 3 doubles, 2 twins/doubles

£82-£94

Lisle Combe, Isle of Wight, England

Built in 1815 by Lord Yarborough as a country retreat for his brother, Captain Pelham, and now owned by the descendants of poet Alfred Noyes, Lisle Combe stands proudly above the island’s south coast.

Doubles from £80, B&B.

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

Casa Las Chimeneas exterior hillside

Casa Las Chimeneas, Las Alpujarras, Spain

Your hosts' enthusiasm and local knowledge really stands out - from walks and attractions to cookery courses, yoga retreats and wildlife walks, they'll ensure you get the most out of your trip, leaving you free to soak up the relaxing atmosphere.
9 rooms & 3 apartments

Doubles/twins €90 B&B, self-catering apartments from €350 per week

Morgans B&B, Flintshire, Wales

Sleep tucked under lovely linen and a goose down duvet and wake up to a homemade feast for breakfast sourced from many of the best local producers, including Glamorgan sausages, toasted muffins with bacon and poached egg, and smoked haddock.
1 double and 1 family room for 4

Double from £80

North Court, Isle of Wight, England

Book one of the seven en-suite guest rooms in this stately Jacobean manor house and you’ll find each one has its own period charm, whether that’s a clawfoot bath or ancient panelling

Doubles from £90, B&B.

Great Field Farm, Kent Downs, England

Ideally located for exploring some of Kent's prettiest villages, historic buildings, places of interest, traditional seaside towns and beaches. An excellent farmstay base for walkers and cyclists, being near the North Downs Way
three eco barns sleeping six, five and four; plus B&B

weekly rates: smallest barn from £420 (to £799); barn for five from £520 (to £850); and for six from £550 (to £925). B&B from £40 per person

Lowertown Farm, Dartmoor, England

The quintessential Dartmoor farm, Lowertown is complete with a flickering woodburner, horses across the yard and hens scratching around the garden. Comfortable rooms and a beautiful secluded location make this the perfect rural getaway.
3: 1 Family Room, 1 Double Room, 1 Twin Room

1-2 nights for £26 per person per night; 3+ nights for £24 per person; single occupancy £33 per night; babies under 2 free.

The elegant building and garden of Loch Kinord Hotel

Loch Kinord Hotel, Cairngorms, Scotland

This elegant hotel offers comfortable relaxation after an invigorating day spent exploring the mountains or the Muir of Dinnet Nature Reserve and Loch Kinord. Fuel up with a hearty traditional Scottish breakfast made with fresh local ingredients.
22 rooms

Singles/doubles from £65/£95 B&B

Laverock Law Cottages, Self Catering Northumberland

Laverock Law Cottages, Northumberland, England

Laverock Law, a clutch of 3 cottages and a shepherd's hut - all self catering and tucked away in 2 acres of woods in a tranquil area of Northumberland. An ideal place to relax by starlit campfires, explore the fantastic coast, castles and wildlife.
3 cottages: double rooms and singles and Shepherd's hut

From £145

Luxury tented camp

Le Camp, Tarn et Garonne, Southwest France

A stunning six-tented luxury camp in a beautiful part of SW France. Extra king-size beds in spacious tents, well equipped communal kitchen, free concierge service and lots of play opportunities for children including a lovely natural swimming pool.
Six tents sleeping 2-8: 4 Yurts, 1 Giant Yurt, 1 Big Tent

€267 per night for safari tent. €219 per night for woodland yurt. Children €25 per child per night. No other charges, everything else included.

The Jolly Sailor, Suffolk, England

Located just a stone’s throw from Orford Quay, the Jolly Sailor Pub and Guest House has been here since the late 16th century, and was allegedly built from the timbers of a shipwreck. It now offers four lovely rooms, all recently refurbished.
4 doubles

Contact pub for further details

Barnabas House, Dartmoor, England

Barnabas House is a lovely Edwardian property beautifully refurbished to provide 6 bedrooms, all with en-suite or private bathroom and free wi-fi. Recently awarded VisitBritain 4-star award, with the Walkers' and Cyclists' Welcome accreditation.
6: 5 King Rooms, 1 Twin

Superior King from £83, Classic King from £73, Premier King from £78, Twin from £78

Stinchcombe Hill House

Stinchcombe Hill House, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds

Stinchcombe Hill House, a stunning restoration project in an amazing location, is perfect for walkers or those who appreciate country living. Food is locally sourced (from the garden where possible) and your hosts delightfully warm & mildly eccentric
5 Rooms

From £60 a night including breakfast and afternoon tea

The Moorhen

The Moorhen, Horning, Norfolk Broads

The Moorhen, a high quality bed & breakfast, located next to the River Bure, is less than a minute’s walk from two riverside pubs and an outstanding fish restaurant, in the heart of the beautiful village of Horning, the jewel of Norfolk Broads.
6 doubles plus family rooms and bunkhouse.

£80 per room for 1 night 10% discount for 3 nights or more £60 single occupancy per night B&B £100 per family per night, 2 adults and up to 3 children (or 4 adults)

Howe Keld B&B, Lake District, UK

Following a recent extension and refurbishment project, Howe Keld has quickly garnered a reputation for offering modern, award-winning bed and breakfast accommodation only a short hop from Keswick and Lake Derwentwater.
12 bedrooms
Battlesteads Hotel and Restaurant in Hexham Northumberland

Battlesteads Hotel and Restaurant, Northumberland

Relax by the cosy fireplace in winter and in the secret walled garden in summer at this family-run inn deep in Hadrian's Wall and Border Country. Tuck into locally sourced seasonal food and explore the surrounding castles and Roman ruins.
17: 1 superior double, 1 single, 4 twin, 3 family, 8 double

From £95 B&B

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).

A room in the converted byre.

Willowford Farm B&B, Cumbria, England

An organic farm on one of the longest unbroken stretches of Hadrian's Wall still remaining, including 2 turrets and a Roman Bridge. Local and organic produce, including the hosts' own, and all the heating is provided by a log-burning boiler.
5: 4 twins/doubles, 1 family

Superior doubles/twins £80, standard double/twins £75, single occupancy £50-60, family suite £120 per night

Northlodge Eco-Camping, Pembrokeshire, Wales

With gorgeous views over the Preseli mountains, this smallholding is set in it's own beautiful patch of countryside, providing a campsite, two log cabins and a cosy B&B lodge. It's also about as eco-friendly and you can get, and welcomes dogs!
Campsite; B&B w. 2 double rooms; 2 log cabins, each sleeps 4

Campsite, £20; B&B, £50; log cabins, £45 (all per night in high season)

The Swan, Wedmore

The Swan, Wedmore, Mendip Hills

The Swan, Wedmore is a bustling local pub with seven individually designed and supremely comfortable en-suite guest bedrooms and an outstanding kitchen led by Tom Blake from River Cottage who cooks using local ingredients: simple, unfussy, fresh.
7

From £70

Refugio de Nevada, Las Alpujarras, Spain

This cosy family-run hotel is a perfectly located by el Puerto de la Ragua, the gateway to fantastic walking trails, cycling and cross-country skiing, and a spectacular gorge. Discover how the Moorish tradition still remains in the local villages.
12 rooms - 5 double en-suite, 7 suites (up to 3 beds)

Double rooms from €50 B&B