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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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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

Cream-painted house on a sunny day with buddleia bushes

Bryn Aethwy, Anglesey, Wales

A charming, characterful house within striking distance of Anglesey's best-loved attractions. Bedrooms have garden or Menai Strait views, breakfasts are generous. Stay 3 nights are be treated to chocolates and fresh flowers in your room!
3: 2 doubles, 1 suite

From £85 for two

The Hambrough, Isle of Wight, England

Technically more of a high-end restaurant with rooms than a hotel, all but one of the bedrooms at this chic hideaway overlooks the sea. Book in for a decadent dinner at the restaurant and then stumble upstairs to bed to afterwards.
Seven spacious rooms with sea views

Doubles from £150, 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

House front through gateway of walled garden

Trenethick Farmhouse, Cornwall, England

A wonderful farmhouse B&B located on an organic farm in the beautiful Cornish countryside. The rooms are comfortable and filled with character, the breakfasts are locally sourced and you'll even be able to bring your horse along with you.
4: 1 suite, 2 doubles, 1 twin

from £85

Quirky and kitsch La Rosa caravan

La Rosa Campsite, Whitby, Yorkshire

A 20 acre campsite in The North York Moors constructed with recycled, reclaimed and found objects. Stay in a vintage and classic caravan, a converted truck with funky decorations or a tipi. Wild, colourful, bohemian and kitsch.
B&B in Whitby, Van, Carvan or Tipi

from £86

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

Brighton House

Brighton House, East Sussex, England

A refurbished historic guesthouse on the elegant Regency Square in the heart of Brighton - just a stone's throw from the seafront. Relax in the comfortable ensuite bedrooms and savour the healthy organic breakfast.
We offer 16 clean & comfortable ensuites rooms

All rates are per room, per night & are inclusive of breakfast & all taxes. Double rooms (£75-£115) Single rooms (£45-£55) Twin & Triple rooms (£95-£150) Superior double (£105-£135)

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

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

Kipi Suites

Kipi Suites, Kipi, Greece

Escapism in style and then some. On a hillside of a traditional village, a former stables is now a design guesthouse that marries cool and charm. It's perfect for exploring the stunning surroundings and has amazing panoramic views.
8 suites

Doubles from €90 B&B

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

Path to Blenheim Lodge with pretty flowers

Blenheim Lodge, Lake District, England

Nestled against woodland in a quiet elevated spot, this 4* B&B boasts fab Lake Windermere views and offers a peaceful retreat for a restful getaway. Ideally located by The Dalesway Walk, away from traffic & crowds, and only a 5 min walk to the lake.
Total 11 rooms: 8 doubles; 2 twins/triples; 3 singles.

from £60 pn

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

B&B near Lyme Regis and Axminster. Hedgehog Corner close to River Cottage.

Hedgehog Corner, Devon, England

Adult-only B&B and (separate) child friendly holiday cottage that sleep 6 very close to Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall's River Cottage HQ. Just 3 minutes drive to Lyme Regis on the Jurassic Coast. Take a look at their website for a fabulous video.
B&B for adults only and child friendly Holiday Cottage.

Holiday Cottage Short Breaks from £240

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

Cambo House, Scotland. Bed and Breakfast, Apartments and Cottages.

Cambo House, St Andrews, Fife, Scotland

An impressive Victorian mansion at the heart of a 1,200-acre estate in one of the most unspoilt areas of Scotland. Explore the spacious gardens, woodland walks and gorgeous shoreline.
3 b&b rooms; 7 self catering apartments; 2 cottages

Bed & Breakfast Rooms from £104 per night Cottages From £290 per week Apartment From £290 per week - Short Breaks Available

Sierra y Mar, Las Alpujarras, Spain

A haven for walkers and creative types, the tiny hamlet of Ferreirola is next to many hiking trails and has a painter, a guitar maker and a flamenco workshop. The rustic guesthouse is run by a Danish-Italian couple with a real love for the area.
9 en-suite rooms

Singles/doubles/triples €42/€65/€84 B&B

Elterwater Hostel

Elterwater Hostel, Langdale Valley, Lake District

A 38 bed hostel in the heart of the Lake District, Langdale Valley is the perfect base for cycling, walking and climbing. A cost effective option for groups or families and perfect for individuals looking for self-catering or home cooking in comfort.
38 rooms

from £15

Hiraeth exterior - wood clad, slate roof

Hiraeth, Wye Valley, Wales

At the top of the Wye Valley, Hiraeth B&B is wheelchair accessible and a lift is available for guests with limited mobility. There are also walking and cycle routes that begin at the front door.
2 doubles.

Doubles from £80.

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

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

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

The Studio

The Studio, Old Country Farm, Herefordshire, England

A 'green-oak' house (with impressive eco features) among Herefordshire cider orchards, with a double bedroom and a sofa-bed. Nearby are plenty of lovely walks in the rolling farmland of the Malvern Hills. Stunning.
sleeps 2-4

Prices range from £150 for two nights for two, and £300 for a week

Old Rectory, Ruthin, Wales

Rooms look out to the edge of the forest or the surrounding countryside. You can dine here, feasting on homecooked traditional dishes sourced as locally as possible, such as roast dinner, beef bourguignon, lasagne and pork in pepper and orange sauce.
3 doubles, extra beds available for children

Doubles from £75

Exterior View of a Leafy approach to our front door

Bedford Lodge, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, UK

The Bedford Lodge is situated on a leafy avenue in the heart of picturesque Shanklin Old Village, close to quaint village shops, thatched pubs and excellent eateries. Just minutes from the sea and close to the bus and train routes.
14

£40 per person per night for a double room.

Wingstone Farm, Dartmoor, England

A working farm, Wingstone offers excellent self-catering and B&B accommodation in the beautiful heart of Dartmoor. In a tremendous setting, and with endless possibilities for outdoor activities, this is the perfect place for an active rural getaway.
Single, double and twin rooms available

B&B per night £40; B&B per week £245; Cottage per week from £380; Cottage per 3 nights from £210

La Rectoria de Sant Miquel de Pineda, Costa Brava

A beautifully restored 12th-century former rectory in volcanic La Garrotxa Natural Park.
4 doubles/3 twins

Double/twins €100-130 B&B (discounts for seniors Sunday-Thursday)

Exterior shot of Bedruthan Hotel

Bedruthan Steps Hotel and Spa, Cornwall

Unwind and refresh at this stunning hotel and spa in the natural and peaceful setting of the Cornish Coast. You'll be welcomed by a friendly team, sample home-cooked local food and be pampered in the Ocean Spa.
101 Rooms: Mix of twin/double, singles, villas & apartments

From £94

Artsistas Houses, Aristi, Greece

In the style of a traditional hamlet, these 7 houses are built in traditional style but are stylish and modern inside. On the edge of Zagoria National Park with a fabulous view of the Astraka Towers, Artsistas Houses create a truly relaxing getaway.
6 doubles/triples, 4 family houses

Doubles from €80 B&B

Arreton Manor Yurt, Isle of Wight, England

It may have a self-catering cottage and two B&B rooms on offer but it’s a yurt in the grounds that really sets Arreton Manor apart. Available from June to September, this canvas hideaway sleeps two and comes with a wrought-iron bed and sofa.

From £100, B&B.

Casa Rurale El Paraje, Las Alpujarras, Spain

A lovely farmhouse with incredible panoramic mountain views from the pool and terrace. The knowledgeable hosts offer walking tours, bike hire and delicious home-cooked food and the friendly, welcoming atmosphere has guests returning year after year.
5 rooms & 2 rental houses each sleeping 4

Doubles/twins from €55 B&B; two-bedroom rental houses sleeping four from €470/week

A Part de Campagne

Une Partie de Campagne, Normandy, France

As the name suggests, this restored 19th-century farmhouse is an idyllic spot for a house party – particularly for vegetarians, with gourmet fare cooked using ingredients from the organic vegetable plots. Lovely village of Lyons-la-Forêt a short hop.
1 twin/double

from €55 B&B

Exterior of 17 Burgate

17 Burgate, Pickering, England

A renovated Georgian townhouse B&B with a cosy wood-burning stove, tea and cake on arrival and excellent breakfast, is an idyllic stay for walkers and cyclist exploring the North York Moors.
5 double, all en suite

Doubles from £85 per night (reductions for stays of more than one night)

Underleigh House B&B, Peak District, UK

Tucked down a private lane amidst glorious Peak District scenery is this delightful, multi-award winning B&B. With 4 en-suite bedrooms and delicious breakfasts featuring local and homemade specialities.
4 en-suite bedrooms.

From £95 per room 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.

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

No. 43, Arnside and Silverdale, England

Winner of Visit England's Best Breakfast and 2011 Best B&B in England Awards, No. 43 provides a luxurious five star service 'without the stuffiness'. With glorious surrounding views of the lake district, it's a guaranteed treat both inside and out.
6: 2 suites/3 person rooms, 3 doubles, 1 double/twin

From £125

Slack House Farm exterior

Slack House Farm, North Pennines, England

Simple, clean and comfortable accommodation on this organic working farm in the North Pennines. Situated within the ‘Heart of Hadrian’s Wall’, this is an ideal location for lovers of walking, cycling, horse riding and pony trekking.
3: each sleeps 6-10, 5 and 3 people respectively

£15 per person per night

Tordown with labyrinth in the front garden and the Tor on the hill

Tordown, Somerset, England

This Glastonbury B&B offers a peaceful, luxurious break in a Victorian house on the slopes of the magical Glastonbury Tor. It provides many forms of healing from Reiki to Hydrotherapy Spa treatments with an on-site mini Spa.
4 double/twins (all ensuite), 2 singles (1 ensuite).

£45 - £50 per person per night

Large bedroom at this Grasmere Hotel, Lake District

Moss Grove Organic, Lake District

A smart, funky hotel in the heart of the Lake District with excellent food and strong environmental ethos. All 11 rooms have spa baths, under floor heating, flat screen Tvs, Bose sytems, free internet access, and large comfortable beds. Impressive.
11 Rooms, 6 Executive doubles, 4 Superior doubles, 1 Suite

Prices start at £62.50 per person

Gîtes de la Fontaine Secrete

Gîtes de la Fontaine Secrete, Normandy, France

A trio of quirky, highly individual options comprise this unique set-up in a peaceful hamlet in the Suisse Normande: a stone-built 17th-century former bakery, Le Four à Pain; cute A-frame Chalet du bout du monde, sleeping up to six. B&B option too.
2 gîtes for 2-6, 1 gypsey caravan for 2.

Prices from €80

The Miners Arms exterior

The Miners Arms, North Pennines, England

This beautiful 18th century country pub is ideal for those looking for a tranquil holiday with a bit of character. Curl up next a log burning fire, indulge in some delicious locally sourced food, and explore the gorgeous surrounding countryside.
Several rooms, including doubles, twins and family rooms.
Bedknobs - SE Aspect

Bedknobs Bed and Breakfast, Cornwall, England

An elegant detached Victorian Villa with spacious and comfortable en suite bedrooms in an acre of secluded woodland garden just 5 minutes walk from Bodmin town centre. Ideal for exploring nearby Eden Project.
3:1 twin, 2 doubles

£75-£90

Middle Flass Lodge, Lancashire, England

Beautifully converted in 1996 by owners Joan and Nigel, this former barn and cow byre is now a hotel and restaurant nestled in the tranquil Ribble Valley. As Nigel is a former Head Chef, you can look forward to an extensive breakfast.
3: 1 double, 1 twin 1 family room

£75 for 2; single occupancy £55

The Willowfield

The Willowfield, Arnside and Silverdale, England

With uninterrupted views over the Helvellyn range, this family-run guesthouse is the perfect spot for a quiet retreat. It’s also close to Arnside Knott and the nature reserve Leighton Moss, respectively renown for having butterflies and birds galore.
11: 4 doubles, 3 twins, 3 family, 1 single

Double/twin rooms available from £87 and single room £49

Exterior of Casa Ana, Las Alpujarras

Casa Ana, Las Alpujarras, Spain

The fabulous garden is a standout feature here - every room seems to open out to sunshine and vibrant flowers. The mountains beckon for walkers; the tranquil spot is also perfect for writing and wellbeing retreats, photography and cookery courses.
Doubles, twins and singles available

Doubles/twins €82 B&B, discounts for stays of over 6 nights and group bookings.

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.

Squash Court B&B

Squash Court B&B, Lansdown, Cotswolds

Two rooms at this lovely deeply green B&B, which has wonderful views towards the Mendip Hills & Wales. Stunning walks on doorstep: Cotswold Way, unique ancient woodlands, and a yet only a few miles from Bath. Freshly baked biscuits/ cakes on arrival.
2 rooms B&B

Prices are from £95, including breakfast

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