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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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Artist Residence & Art Gallery, Brighton, England

The rooms here are works of art in themselves, each one designed and decorated by a local artist handpicked by a member of staff. The art gallery stages a new exhibition every month, the proceeds of which go directly to the artist.
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

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

Coed Cae, Snowdonia, Wales

Looking out over the beautiful Mawddach Estury, this rural B&B offers cosy accomodation, delicious food and an abundance of breathtaking walks nearby. Come for some rest and relaxation, or get active and hire one of their bikes.
3: 1 double, 1 twin & 1 family room (1 double & 2 singles)

From £75 per night

Old Swan and Minster Mill, Witney, Costwolds

Old Swan and Minster Mill, Witney, Costwolds

This is a bucolic, riverside 16th-century inn with a fine restaurant dishing up hearty gastro-pub fare, the old mill across the way offering the main accommodation, although the Old Swan has several creaky rooms above the dining area and a cottage.
50 rooms, all en suite, Swan Cottage family accommodation

From £113 b&b

The Plough B&B

The Plough Inn, Cold Aston, The Cotswolds

The Plough Inn is a pub with 3 double en suite rooms, offering a warm welcome, real ales, cracking wines and delicious home cooked freshly prepared food in The North Cotswolds area. Dog friendly, it is perfect for walkers who like their grub.
3 doubles

From £80 per night

Mitchelcroft B&B, Dartmoor, England

A magical hideaway in the moor’s south-eastern quarter, Mitchelcroft manages to combine the rustic ambience of a wood cabin with elegant contemporary style and a real sense of immersion in nature.
3: 2 Double Rooms, 1 Twin Room

Superior Room £110 per night; Double Room £90 per night; Twin Room £80 per night.

Hotel Cartier, St Malo, France

Hotel Cartier, St Malo, France

Hidden deep in the heart of St Malo's charismatic Old Town, Hotel Cartier is an ideal base from which to explore the city's cobbled streets, boutiques, cafés, bars and bistros.
35 rooms

From £99

Brenley Farm, Kent Downs, England

Producing hops, fruit (apples, pears, there’s even a small vineyard) and cereal crops, Brenley Farm near Faversham exudes an air of plenty. Where possible, owner Maggie Berry serves the farm’s produce at her epicurean breakfasts.
3, plus separate bunk-bedded barn sleeping up to 24

From £87.50 (single occupancy from £50); bunk bed in the barn from £14.50 (bring a sleeping bag)

Our original fforest dome, luxury camping at its best

fforest camp, Pembrokeshire, West Wales

This is more like staying in a hotel than a tent... a hotel with woodland corridors and canvas rooms. No tv, no mini bar, no trouser press just bliss: sleeping, living and eating under canvas with beauty, birdsong and all the best bits about camping.
32 'rooms'; 13 doubles, 3 twins and 16 tents for 2 - 6

Prices from: £290

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 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.

Beechwood B&B, Dartmoor, England

Ideally placed for exploring the wild central tors, Beechwood boasts wonderful views, beautiful gardens and delicious food. This charming B&B retains the feel of a country cottage, updated with home comforts to welcome returning walkers and cyclists.
5: 2 Twins, 2 Doubles, 1 Family Room

Twin room from £68; Double room from £72; Family room from £72

Pen-y-banc

Penybanc Farmhouse, Ceridwen, Carmarthenshire, Wales

Two comfy B&B rooms available in the farmhouse of this wonderful family run Welsh organic farm. Amazing views and star gazing and a warm welcome await you here in North Carmarthenshire. Perfect wedding venue or take part in one of their courses.
2 b&b rooms

from £40 per night b&b

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

Manoir de la Fieffe, Normandy, France

Just a short hop from the dramatic northern coast of the Cotentin Peninsula, and convenient for the port at Cherbourg, this 16th-century manor house has three suites, a substantial bedroom and a self-catering cottage in the old bakery.
1 double, 3 suites, 1 self-catering cottage

Double rooms and suites from €100 B&B; self-catering cottage from €85 per night. Reduced rates for longer stays

Pool House, Woolavington, Somerset, England

A Grade II listed, Georgian village house B&B that has had a stylish modern makeover - the bedrooms and reception rooms are bright with tall sash windows and there's a cosy wood-fired stove in the drawing room.

Shallowdale House, Yorkshire, England

With exquisite gardens, sublime views, light-filled rooms where everything’s just-so and sumptuous breakfasts, owners Phillip Gill and Anton van der Horst have won many plaudits for their three-bedroom B&B in Ampleforth.
3 doubles

From £105 for 2

Great Broxhall Farm B&B, Kent Downs, England

This bucolic retreat is centred on a fabulous flint-and-brick farmhouse dating from the 16th century. Hens and rare-breed ducks wander its courtyard and lawn, adding to the very rural feel of the place.
2 doubles

Doubles from £80 B&B

Carnwethers

Carnwethers Country House and Cottages, Cornwall

Located in England's smallest AONB on the largest island, St Marys, Carnwethers provides four, 4 star cottages in an acre of luscious tropical gardens. Just 5 minutes walk from the stunning Pelistry beach and the coastal footpath network.
4 cottages 2 sleep 2, 2 sleep 4 and 2 twin/superking b&b

Dove Lawn £790-£1140 Poolside £700-£1050 Secret Garden £500-£700 Rowan Tree £560-£740 Room 1 B&B £70-£90

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.

Hotel Best Western Le Dauphin, and ferry journey Caen, Normandy, France

Ferry & Hotel Best Western Le Dauphin, Normandy, France

Enjoy a break by ferry in historic Caen, Normandy, staying in this lovely refurbished priory with its luxurious spa.
37

Brittany Ferries Special offer: £107 per person per night including return ferry crossing

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).

View from the Farmhouse garden at Nannerth Country Holidays

Nannerth Country Holidays, Rhayader, Mid Wales

Delightful 4 star cottages, farmhouse B&B and wild camping on a 200 acre organic Welsh family farm. Secluded, beautiful and green. Great for badger watching from the treehouse, seeing lambing live or soaking in the tranquillity.
3 cottages: 1-3 bedrooms per cottage for 2 - 7. B&B double

Per cottage per week: min £203 for 2 low season; max £791 for 7 high summer. B&B suite £35 pppn

The exterior Culdearn House, a lovely Victorian villa built in 1860

Culdearn House, Cairngorms, Scotland

Ideal for experiencing the wild wonders of the Cairngorms, this welcoming country house hotel is a favourite with many of its guests. The award-winning restaurant offers local delicacies and an impressive whisky selection from nearby distilleries.
6 rooms - 4 doubles, 1 twin, 1 single

Bed and breakfast from £65 per person.

Exmoor Owl & Hawk Centre, Exmoor, UK

Fly owls and other birds of prey at the raptor centre, saddle up for a horse ride on the moor, take a stroll to Porlock or along the nearby South West Coast Path, or relax with a cream tea in the bird-bustling gardens.
Two guest rooms

From £70 for two.

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

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

Monkton Wyld Court exterior

Monkton Wyld Court, Dorset, England

A welcoming B&B and campsite, amid rolling hills and within walking distance of the Jurassic coast. Visitors return time and again, secure in the knowledge that the hosts are doing everything they can to make their stay a green and relaxing one.
14 rooms comprising singles, doubles, twins, family + dorms

£35/45 single, £70 double/twin, £99 triple and hostel accommodation at £20 - all prices are per night

Lovaton Farmhouse, Dartmoor, England

Situated on the moor’s northern edge, Lovaton is a beautiful 18th-century farmhouse carefully renovated to provide comfortable, contemporary accommodation in a stunning location. With a huge garden and 15-acre wood, this is a great rural getaway.
2: 1 Double Room, 1 Family Room.

Double room £75 per night, £50 for single occupancy; Family room £115 per night. Discount for 5 nights or more.

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

Highway Farm, Dorset, England

This cosy cottage and B&B are run by an enthusiastic and knowledgable couple and offer easy access to the South West Coast Path and several beaches, as well as lovely views. The perfect place for a peaceful retreat.
Four B&B rooms; cottage sleeps 4 plus one cot.

From £80 for two B&B; cottage from £225 for 3 nights.

Paskins Town House, Brighton, England

Paskins was green long before the term even existed. Quirky and original, this art deco-inspired B&B is definitely one of a kind.

The Usk & Railway Inn, Brecon Beacons, Wales

Plumb in the middle of Sennybridge village, the recently-refurbished Usk and Railway Inn offers locally-sourced meals, a wide range of drinks and ales, and gorgeous contemporary bedrooms upstairs.
6: 5 doubles and 1 twin

Double/Twin £75.00 per night; Single occupancy £65 per night; 3 people sharing £85 per night. Winter Special Offer: 3 nights for the price of 2.

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.

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

Alderholt Mill, New Forest, UK

There’s a range of comfortable accommodations sleeping parties of 2-7, and the large garden offers the chance to relax to the sound of trickling water features and chirping birds.
2 double rooms, 1 twin room, en-suite, and 2 cottages
Front of Glan Llyn

Glan LLyn, Mold, Clywdian Range

Glan Llyn in North Wales is a guest house on a farm and more! 3 bedrooms ensuite with a breakfast basket every morning, a 2 bedroom self-catering cottage and a 4 berth caravan in the Clwydian Hills, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
3 ensuite, 2 self catering, 4 caravan

From £79 per night

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

Yorkshire Bridge Inn, Peak District, UK

A popular place to stay, this award-winning inn offers 14 cosy bedrooms, a very warm welcome on arrival, fantastic food year-round, and fabulous scenery and great walks from the door.
14 rooms

From £80 per night

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.

The exterior of Moorfield House Hotel

Moorfield House, Cairngorms, Scotland

This Victorian guesthouse may feel traditional with its tartan decoration, wood panelling and tapestries adorning the walls, but it has all the modern amenities you could hope for, not to mention a warm welcome and local knowledge from the owners.
6 rooms - 4 doubles, 2 twins

Singles/doubles from £56/£80 B&B

Bedford Hotel, Dartmoor, England

Situated in the heart of the beautiful market town of Tavistock, the Bedford is a grand, crenelated hotel with welcoming rooms, a restaurant serving delicious local cuisine and venues for weddings and conferences.
31: Various Double, Single and Twin rooms

Bed and Breakfast: Single £70, Double/Twin £140, Four Poster £160. Including dinner: Single £100, Double/Twin £200, Four Poster £220

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.

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

Iffin Farm House, Kent, UK

This award-winning 18th century farmhouse is situated on the historic Iffin lance, just ten minutes from the cathedral city of Canterbury. The house offers three B&B rooms, all of which are en-suite and have wonderful views out over the garden.
3 bedrooms

Las Terrazas de la Alpujarra, Las Alpujarras, Spain

Choose from bright en-suite rooms or self-catering apartments, all overlooking the dramatic Barranco de Poqueira valley. Great for hiking, mountain-biking or horseriding, or the try more relaxing Buddhist retreat or a painting class.
40 beds - mix of guest rooms and self-catering apartments

Doubles €36, breakfast €2.75; apartments for 2/4/6 people €45/€55/€72 plus VAT; larger rental houses available

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.

Gorgeous vista from the terrace

Cascina Rodiani, Lombardy, Colverde (Como), Italy

Off the beaten track, the16th Century Cascina Rodiani offers eco-friendly hospitality. A family run bed and breakfast serving organic food close to Lakes Como and Lugano, the Alps and various hiking and cycling trails in the Spina Verde Park.
3 Double Rooms, 1 Family Suite

prices from 70 €

The Hilary exterior

The Hilary Guest House, Snowdonia, Wales

This family run, four-star guest house is the perfect place to come and let yourself be pampered. Relax in their award winning garden, enjoy a delicious breakfast and rest easy in the knowledge that The Hilary prides itself on being eco-friendly.
8: 6 doubles, 2 twins

£75 per night