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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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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

The Old House, Isle of Wight, England

This place certainly lives up to its name. Part of Gotten Manor’s collection of character-packed accommodation – visitors can also opt for self-catering – parts of the building date back to the 14th century.

Double rooms from £90, B&B.

Five Hotel, Brighton, England

This friendly B&B, in one of the city’s glorious Georgian terraces, is a real home from home with sea views, delicious locally-sourced organic breakfasts, comfortable bedrooms in neutral tones.

Harrabeer Country House, Dartmoor, England

Tucked away down a narrow lane in the village of Yelverton, Harrabeer Country House offers comfortable, friendly accommodation in the western moor. Five welcoming bedrooms are accompanied by a guest sitting room and a sock, fire-warmed bar.
5 B&B Rooms; 2 Self-Catering Apartments

Suite Room £95, £145 with meal. Master Room £85, £135 with meal. Standard room £75, £135 with meal (all prices for couples).

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)

Schooner Point, Cornwall, England

Lovely Looe, with its rows of whitewashed fisherman cottages and colourful boats bobbing in the harbour. This B&B makes a great lookout for passing boats, hence the name – you never know, you might even catch sight of a schooner in the harbour.
4: 2 doubles, 1 twin/double, 1 single

From £60 for two

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)

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.

Gisborough Hall Hotel, Yorkshire, England

There’s more than a whiff of Downton Abbey at this Grade-II-listed country house. Though it’s a ‘mere’ century, its Jacobean style, mullioned windows, stone gables and views across sweeping lawns to wooded grounds speak of grander times.

Doubles from £113 B&B

Fraoch Lodge

Fraoch Lodge, Cairngorms, Scotland

Come and share a home away from home at Fraoch Lodge in the Cairngorms. Andy, a qualified mountain leader, is happy to advise on routes; Wee Gregor, at 5, is also happy to share his experiences & help out; and Rebecca is a great cook & gardener.
7: 5 twins/doubles; 1 triple; 1 single

£21 per person over 12; £10.50 per child (age 5 - 11); under 5s free - based on min 2 night stay and including a light breakfast.

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.

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

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;

Parc le Breos House, Gower, Wales

The comfy, sumptuously kitted out rooms and the friendly yet luxurious common rooms make the whole experience like spending a weekend at someone's country retreat.
13 rooms plus a double and twin in Quabs cabin.

Doubles from £95.

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).

Domaine St Clair, Normandy, France

This lovely hotel has it all: individually styled rooms, a restaurant serving great local cuisine, and views that look out through trees to the sparkling sea beyond. Beautiful Etretat is worth exploring for the old markets and fascinating buildings.
15 doubles

From €120 per night

Exmoor House Country Retreat (Porlock), Exmoor, UK

Pick a hill view, and your room chooses itself – each of the four bedrooms (two doubles, a twin – all en-suite – and a single) at this imposing Georgian-style house boasts vistas of one or more of Bossington, Porlock or Crawter Hills.
2 double rooms, 1 twin room, en-suite, and a single room

£45 per person B&B.

The Old Post House Hotel, Lancashire, England

Conveniently located in the centre of the historic market town of Clitheroe, right in the heart of the Ribble Valley, this hotel was in fact a working Post Office until 1928. It has 11 modern rooms with en-suite facilities. Great base for cyclists.
10 doubles, twins, family rooms and singles

From £82; singles from £65

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.

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.

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 Denes, Devon, England

The Denes is a warmly traditional B&B, most of its five rooms en-suite (one exception with private bathroom) and all with TV and wifi available.
Five rooms

From £60 for two.

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.

The Imperial Hotel

The Imperial Hotel, Snowdonia, Wales

With views across Llandudno Bay, this four star hotel prides itself on being a fantastic base for many of the attractions of North Wales. The hotel itself features comfortable rooms, award winning food, a gym, swimming pool, sauna and spa.
98: many doubles, twins, singles; 4 suites, 4 family suites

£130-£475 per room per night.

Yew Tree Farm, Lake District, UK

Originally built in 1693, this historic B&B in Coniston is one of the most photographed buildings in the North - due in no small part to the fact that the cottage was owned by Beatrix Potter in the 1930s and is still home to many of her furnishings.
Le Boistier courtyard

Le Boistier, Normandy, France

Jean and Gilberte, progressive owners of this magnificent 15th-century manor house, restored using traditional local methods, cherish their situation in the Parc Naturel Régional du Perche. And they’re keen for you to appreciate it, too.
Two doubles

From €250

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.

Cabane de Jeanne

Cabane de Jeanne, Normandy, France

This wooden fisherman’s cabin overlooking a serene lake is charmingly simple, a single white-panelled bedroom with embroidered white linen, and stairs up to a light-filled lounge. But it’s all about the lake: the views, the boat bobbing on the jetty.
Cabin for 2

€180, two-night minimum stay

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

Hendy Farm, Dyfi Biosphere, UK

Three comfortable and homely bedrooms are decked out in floral bedspreads and pale yellow walls, and there’s a separate sitting room should guests want to stick their feet up.
5 cottages (sleep from 2 to 6 people) and 3 B&B rooms
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

Redway Farm, Isle of Wight, England

One for discerning beach bums, the two huge guest rooms at this farm on the east side of the island are within 15 minutes’ drive of some of its best beaches – Sandown, Shanklin and Ventnor among them.
2 bedrooms

Double rooms from £89, B&B.

Schlossgut Oberambach, Lake Starnberg, Germany

A handsome, green-shuttered hotel above Lake Starnberg with organic restaurant, spa, lovely rooms, and space to breathe. Come in summer for birdwatching and dips in the natural swimming pond, in winter for snow shoeing along the Nordic walking route.
38 doubles and singles

From €95 a night

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

Double bedroom at Midlist Farm B&B

Midlist Farm Bed and Breakfast, Holywell, Wales

On your doorstep is the Halkyn Mountain, a 2,000 acre open access moorland with an Iron Age hill fort. Walkers, cyclists and horse-riders welcome (includes stabling for horses and secure storage for bikes).
1 double, 1 family room. Static caravan for 6 also available

Double from £60

The Little Gloster, Isle of Wight, England

A recipe for the perfect foodie seaside break: a seaside bar and restaurant run by a Danish chef passionate about his locally produced ingredients, within Scandinavian-style three-room B&B.
Three en-suite bedrooms

Double rooms from £90, B&B.

The King's Head bar

King's Head, Wye, Kent Downs, England

The King's Head, Wye, is a traditional pub with four rooms. Dog friendly and perfect for a romantic stay, this Kent dining pub of the year finalist, offers everything you could possibly want for a weekend away in the Kent countryside.
four doubles

doubles from £70 including breakfast

Eco treehouse at Cadmos Village

Treehouse at Cadmos Village, Croatia

Perch yourself all year around in this amazing treehouse situated in the picturesque region of Konavle, near the tranquil village of Komaji. Nestled deep in unique oak woodland, guests can enjoy a beautiful, secluded spot in Croatia.
3

200 Eur

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

Inntel Hotel Rotterdam

Inntel Hotel Rotterdam Centre

This 4 star hotel is located on a unique and prominent spot at the bank of the Maas river in Rotterdam and at the foot of the Erasmus bridge. Almost every room in the hotel guarantees you a magnificent view of the water.
263 modern, air conditioned rooms

Dalesbridge Centre, Yorkshire Dales, England

Situated in the beautiful Forest of Bowland, and with a campsite, B&B and self-catering house, the Dalesbridge Centre offers accommodation to suit the needs of all comers, whether groups or individuals.
Camping pitches, bunk houses, B&B and self-catering rooms

Tent from £6 per night; Caravan from £25; B&B double from £70; Self-catering house from £1,750 per week; 4-bed bunkhouse from £70 per night.

Lagos Mare, Naxos, Greece

This lovely hotel is set just four minutes from the beach – enjoy a quick, quiet dip before a breakfast of local Naxos goodies. Spacious rooms with plenty of little luxuries and fabulous pool and bar.
Mixture of doubles, suites and family rooms

From €80

Homelands B&B

Homelands B&B, Woodmancote, Cotswolds

Homelands, a B&B of comfort and elegance in a semi-rural location close to Cheltenham, with it's own 2 acre garden and fantastic views over Nottingham and Cleeve Hills, where guests can walk through Bushcombe Wood and access The Cotswolds Way.
3 rooms all with en suite

Rooms and breakfast from £60

Elim Lodge, Lake District, UK

The 3* guesthouse has five rooms and was first built in 1860 in the traditional local stone and slate style. Breakfast is served in the Victorian dining room using the best local ingredients.
6 rooms
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

The Copse, Exmoor, UK

The warm glow you’ll get from a stay at this small modern B&B comes with a green tinge: underfloor heating and hot water are powered by a ground-source heat pump, an impressively efficient (and eco-friendly) heating system.
Two double bedrooms

Singles/doubles £50/£70 B&B.

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

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

Burcott Mill

Burcott Mill Guest House, Mendip Hills

Burcott Mill Guest House is one of the only working watermills in Somerset; it’s Victorian cogs still churn away producing organic flour. Friendly owners, Louise and Steve French, have sensitively converted some of the mill buildings into b&b rooms.
6 rooms

Doubles from £70 for 2, Single £40, Family suite from £95