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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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River Lodge.

Moinho do Pego Ferreiro, Marvao, Portugal

An organic, off-grid smallholding on the Rio Sever in the Parque Natural de Serra de Sao Mamede providing accommodation and some meals in the Goat House, River Lodge and Boar Hide. Offering privacy, peace and pigs.
2 venues, 1x1 double. 1x1 double and 2 singles.

River Lodge €370/week. Boar Hide €340/week.

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.

Au Clos Monbrun, Normandy, France

Two bedrooms in this sensitively restored farmhouse furnished with beautiful antiques each offer their own delights. The south-facing double has views of an 18th-century bread oven (planned for conversion to another guestroom) and flower garden.
2: 1 double, 1 twin

Doubles from €75 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.

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

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

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.

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

Sandhurst Farm Forge, Kent Downs, England

Stay on a working forge. Charles Dickinson was a professional blacksmith for more than 40 years and now uses his traditional skills to create ornamental items, from village signs to candlesticks. His beautifully devised works are much inspired.
2 doubles

Doubles from £80 (£50 for single occupancy) B&B

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

Broadgate Farm, Lancashire, England

This 4* B&B and caravan site is set in 300 acres of glorious farmland, managed by the Clark family who have been farming here for four generations since 1923. There are two spacious bedrooms available for B&B.
2: 1 double, 1 twin

£70; small dogs £10 per night

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

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

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

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.

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

Exmoor Owl and Hawk Centre, Somerset, England

Though the moor’s regal red deer understandably grab the most attention, birdlife is also rich here – and this specialist centre, based at a delightful 15th-century National Trust farmhouse, offers the chance to learn about owls, hawks and eagles.

Newburgh Guest House, Yorkshire, England

Behind a topiary hedge, next to a man-made lake and with manicured gardens, this long Georgian stone house has an air of sophisticated orderliness. There are book-lined walls, antiques and a real fire in a red dining room.
3 doubles

From £80 for 2

Bridge Cottage, Kent Downs, England

You’re beside the Nailbourne stream and amid glorious farmland here. Bridge Cottage is in the hamlet of Ottinge in the Elham Valley – and indeed is steps from the 21-mile Elham Valley Way. It was built for railway workers.
3: 2 family rooms, 1 double with separate bathroom

From £80 (from £60 single occupancy) 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 €

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.

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

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

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

Exterior view of The Carlton Lodge

The Carlton Lodge, Helmsley, England

This grand B&B is surrounded by beautiful trails leading into the moors and is well-stocked with maps and guidebooks, making it a cyclists and walkers paradise. Before you set off, indulge in a hearty breakfast made with locally sourced produce.
8 en suites

Singles/doubles from £49.50/£85 per night

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

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).

Victoria Cottage, Anglesey, Wales

Jeff and Carole spotted this 19th-century townhouse whilst on holiday in the area – and that, as they say, was that. Fast-forward several years, the husband and wife team now heads up one of Beaumaris’ finest small B&Bs.
3: 2 doubles, 1 suite

From £80 for two

Gages Mill Country Guest House, Dartmoor, England

Gages Mill is a stylish and relaxed guesthouse near Ashburton and Buckfast Abbey. Six elegant en-suite bedrooms channel country style with pine furniture, contemporary floral patterns and the most comfortable beds. Serves delicious local breakfasts.
7: 6 Double Rooms, 1 Twin Room

Double room from £8; Twin room from £85; Family room from £99 per night

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

Hunters Moon, Dartmoor, England

Just north of the national park, on the Granite Way cycle trail between Okehampton and Lydford, Hunters Moon is a great base for exploring this corner of the moor. The charming 17th century cottage provides modern day comforts in a stunning setting.
3: 2 DoubleRooms, 1 Twin Room

£35 per person per night; Single occupancy £50; Children aged 3-13 £20; Children under 3 free. 10% discount for 4+ nights.

Wallett’s Court Hotel and Spa, Kent Downs, England

Charming and fabulously atmospheric, this 17th-century manor house in White Cliffs country offers bed and breakfast as well as barns, tipis in the grounds, a spa, swimming pool. A fabulous on site restaurant make this a perfect holiday destination.
17

doubles from £135 including breakfast

Bookham Court, Dorset, England

Surrounded by an area of outstanding natural beauty, these four well-equipped self-catering cottages and B&B on a working farm provide ample opportunities for wildlife watching and exploring both the Dorset countryside and the Jurassic Coast.
Four cottages, sleeping from 4 to 10

From £240-£1,1235 per week (B&B from £78 for two per night).

The White House, Brighton, England

The White House’s bedrooms mix contemporary chic with understated elegance – brown leather headboards, beautiful designer floral wallpaper, fluffy towels, White Company goodies in the bathrooms, fresh flowers.

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.

Nineteen, Brighton, England

A beautifully designed boutique but homely B&B. Fully refurbished in March 2014, each of the 7 rooms are styled in white, with dark oak flooring, and feature works of local and international contemporary art.
7 rooms

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

Gill Head Farm, Lake District, UK

Come to Gill Head Farm and, on top of plenty of space for tents and caravans, you'll also find B&B accommodation and six timber camping pods.
Hideaway cottage

Nantwen, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Award winning, secluded and romantic luxury bolt hole near the beach at Newport on the Pembrokeshire coast, Nantwen is a former barn converted to a spacious cottage for 2 with a log burner and claw foot tub set in expansive private grounds on a farm.
1 double (more available)

From £465 per week (short breaks available)

Stylish bed at La Ferme des Isles

La Ferme des Isles, Normandy, France

There’s an art to blending heritage with contemporary styling and comforts, a balance that La Ferme des Isles strikes with élan. The meadows roll down to the River Eure, and animals are on hand to play cute, making this place ideal for families.
5 doubles

From £67

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

The Dunoon Hotel, Snowdonia, Wales

This charming hotel is situated in a prime location, being in easy reach of mountains, forests, rivers, beaches and National Trust properties. The Dunoon Hotel prides itself old-fashioned hotel values, and boasts an award winning restaurant.
50: 35 doubles/twins, 11 singles, 3 triples, 1 family room

Bed, breakfast and dinner: £74-95 per person per night; £441-567 per person per week. Discount if opting out of dinner.

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

The LongHouse, Dartmoor, England

This 15th-century cottage is wonderfully tucked away yet conveniently sited in the centre of the vibrant town of Moretonhampstead. Three cosy bedrooms, a beautiful garden and welcoming hosts make this a great base from which to explore Dartmoor.
3: 2 Double Rooms, 1 Twin Room

En suite double £65 two sharing, £50 single occupancy; Double £55 two sharing, £40 single occupancy; Twin £55 two sharing, £40 single occupancy

YHA Boggle Hole, Yorkshire, England

Aimed squarely at families, with playrooms, games, a woodland story-telling circle and fun, quirky décor (look out for pirates and mermaids!), the location is also ideal for hikers and bikers.
42 beds in The Old Mill and 44 beds in The Crow's Nest

Dorm beds from £14.50, twin rooms £45.

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

Well Cottage, Kent, UK

A charming pair of cottages, newly refurbished and proud owners of the 5* Enjoy England award, notifying exceptional quality.
Two cottages, sleep up to 6 people
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

Exterior and garden of Viña y Rosales, Las Alpujarras

Viña y Rosales, Las Alpujarras, Spain

Tucked in the hillsides of Las Alpujarras, this hidden gem is a haven of relaxation. Nothing is too much trouble for the lovely hosts; it's the perfect place to rest and enjoy some wonderful food after a day outdoors in the spectacular surroundings.
4 spacious guest rooms

Singles/doubles €45/€75 B&B; Indigo and Hénil rooms used as self-catering apartment €375/€500 per week for two/four people

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.