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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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Studio Cottage, Isle of Wight, England

A cosy stone cottage converted from a stable, this welcoming hideaway near Freshwater Bay sleeps five between three comfortable bedrooms. Its open-plan kitchen and sitting room overlooks a garden and orchard, both shared with the main house.

From £290 per week.

The walls of the bedrooms in Rêve de Mouettes are decorated with birds

Rêve de Mouettes, Marseille, France

This chic one-bedroom apartment is conveniently located just a few minutes' walk from Castellane Metro station. It's had a green makeover, with A-rated appliances, a water-conserving shower and toilet, organic toiletries and eco cleaning products.
One-bedroom apartment, sleeps 2

See website for details

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

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
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)

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 Mill-house - Moulin de Latreille

Moulin de Latreille, Dordogne, France

Moulin de Latreille, a 13th century water-mill generating electricity from the river that runs through it, is totally off-grid. Surrounded by unspoilt countryside, Latreille offers you the opportunity to relax and unwind in a splendid rural idyll.
2 double bedrooms with king size beds both with bathrooms

85 euros per night

Low Mill Guesthouse in the Yorkshire Dales

Low Mill Guesthouse in the Yorkshire Dales, UK

Low Mill, Grade II listed watermill with working waterwheel and beautiful riverside garden, provides 3 luxury en suite guest bedrooms. Situated in Wensleydale in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Bed, breakfast and evening meal offered.
3 double rooms, all en suite

from £110 B&B

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

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

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

Cowley House B&B

Cowley House B&B, Broadway, Cotswolds

Cowley House B&B, a beautiful mid-17th century Cotswold stone house providing 4 star luxury bed-and-breakfast with 8 double rooms (one with a four poster) in Broadway close to walking trails and offering a delicious locally sourced breakfast.
8 rooms

From £105

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 Forest Country House

The Forest B&B and Cottages with hot tubs, Powys, Wales

A beautiful country house in a secluded rural setting, 3 mi to Newtown. The 5 star B&B has 5 en-suite bedrooms, guest lounge and fine views; 4 self catering cottages and log cabin have a hot tub, gardens, tennis court, play area, games room and wifi.
5 double rooms, 4 cottages, 1 log cabin

from £70

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

Low Cornriggs Farm exterior

Low Cornriggs Farm, County Durham, England

Set on a working farm this charming B&B and two holiday cottages are perfect for getting a taste of authentic country life. The gorgeous surrounding meadows and upper moorlands are a haven for wildlife, from birds to rare varieties of flora and fauna
B&B: 3 doubles, 1 twin. 2 cottages, sleeping 5 & 6.

B&B: £70 per night. Cottage hire: £420 per week.

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)

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.

The beautiful chateau

Clos Saint-Gilles, Normandy, France

A leper colony might seem an odd choice for conversion to a guesthouse – but this 17th-century half-timbered building and adjacent farmhouse captured the imagination of Gilles and Joëlle de Champ, both passionate about old structures and gardens.
3 doubles

€102 for 2

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

Shenval B&B, near Loch Ness, from organic garden

Shenval B&B, Loch Ness, Scotland

A delightful B&B in a peaceful hamlet near Loch Ness and Glen Affric, with delicious homecooking, mostly organic, Fairtrade and local food. Vegetarians catered for. Excellent walking, cycling and birdwatching from our doorstep.
3: 2 doubles, 1 twin

£30 pppn

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.

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

Manorbier Bed and breakfast front garden and guest patio and guest sun deck.

Manorbier B & B, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK.

Manorbier, a little bed and breakfast by the sea, in Tenby, Wales is in the shadow of Manorbier's Medieval castle. The 2 rooms, both with coastal views, located in a family home, have private bathrooms, a guest lounge & use of the Sea Breeze Garden.
1 double en suite, 1 twin room

£85 for two people sharing double en suite single occupancy £60 double en suite, twin room with private sole use bathroom £75 two people, single £50.

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.

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

Yarrow Lodge, Dartmoor, England

Set in an idyllic spot in Yarner Wood, part of the East Dartmoor National Nature Reserve, Yarrow Lodge provides wonderfully isolated accommodation amid ancient, moss-clad oak woods and streams. Offers two comfortable rooms and a homely guest room.
2: 1 Double Room, 1 Twin Room.

From £30 per person per night.

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

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

Gamila Rocks, Aristi, Greece

Tucked on a green hillside near the stunning Vikos Gorge, Gamila Rocks is a fantastic base for all kinds of outdoor activities in the beautiful surroundings. It's also a great place to just stay and relax, with a sauna, gym and outdoor hydropool.
10 doubles

Doubles from €65 B&B

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.

La Vielle Abbaye

La Vielle Abbaye, Normandy, France

A 17th-century farmhouse on a working dairy farm provides a wonderfully luxurious base for a family holiday in the Suisse Normande. Kids love the huge outdoor play area, indoor play barn and pet paddock with horses, ponies, sheep and cats.
B&B: 2 doubles. 1 gîte for 8

from €495

Stay in a fabulous renovated 1964 Leyland Titan Double Decker Bus

Ceridwen Centre, Carmarthenshire, Wales

A welcoming family business on a small organic farm in North Carmarthenshire with a strong green ethos, a huge amount of lush, green space, glorious sunsets, clear night skies, offering accommodation to suit all - self-catering, catered and glamping.
5 yurts, 2 dbls-B&B, 2 houses (10 rms), pod, caravan, cabin

From £54/£82 per night (B&B/yurts). From £235/£350 weekend in cottage, sleeps 6/7. From £895/£1598 in house, sleeps 19.

Pendyffryn Guesthouse, Pembrokeshire, Wales

A stone's throw from the beach, this renovated Victorian house is the perfect place to come to witness the stunning scenery and an abundance of wildlife, such as seabirds, seals, and even dolphins and whales!
3: 2 double en suite, 1 double/twin en suite

£80

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

Priory Bay Hotel, Isle of Wight, England

Set on a 70-acre estate, complete with outdoor swimming pool and private beach, the eclectic range of rooms varies from an oak-beamed attic suite to modern seaside-style apartments to an opulent boudoir lined with 14th-century panelling.

Yurts from £200, B&B (April to October only), doubles from £160, B&B.

Larkbeare Grange, Devon, England

With lovely antiques, finest Egyptian cotton sheets, open-fires and expensive toiletries, this splendid wisteria-clad four-bedroom B&B offers a touch of class. Surrounded by eight acres of land, including picturesque orchards.
4 doubles; self-catering cottage for 4

From £110; singles from £85; cottage from £580 per week

Exterior of The Cornmill

The Cornmill, Kirkby Mills, England

These luxurious, stone built, comfortable B&B and cottages are located next to a delightful 18th Century watermill in the picturesque village of Kirkbymoorside. Set south of the moors, this is the perfect spot to visit the surrounding countryside.
5: 2 twins, 3 doubles, all en suite

From £80 per night based on 2 people sharing

Lowbyer Manor Country House exterior

Lowbyer Manor Country House, North Pennines, England

Set in the middle of the stunning North Pennines, this beautiful listed Georgian house hotel is perfect for a tranquil getaway. Enjoy the abundant surrounding wildlife, including deer and red squirrels, as well as delicious award-winning breakfasts.
9: 6 doubles, 2 twins, 1 single

£90

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

Cabanes de la Grande Noë

Cabanes de la Grande Noë, Normandy, France

Play Tarzan or Peter Pan in your very own treehouse, slumbering up to 16m above the forest floor while boar, rabbits, deer and owls graze, scamper and hoot around and beneath you. Sensitively constructed treehouses nestle amongst the old beeches.
5 treehouses for 2-8

From €130.50

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

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

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)

Tythebarn House exterior

Tythebarn House B&B, Arnside and Silverdale, England

Taking only one booking at a time, you'll certainly be pampered during your stay at this cosy converted barn. It boasts the beautiful Morecombe bay at its doorstep, as well as a nationally renown chef to cook you up a breakfast to die for.
1 double/twin/single, room available as B&B or self-catering

From £50-£84. Kitchenette 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

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.

St Anne's B&B bedroom

St Anne's B&B, Painswick, Gloucestershire

St Anne's B&B has 3 rooms for B&B on their small holding and orchard especially good for those walking The Cotswold Way which passes the front door. Involved in local cider making and apple juicing, all guests can taste their wares.
3 rooms available

3 rooms available from £55 per night.

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