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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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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

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.

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.
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doubles from £135 including breakfast

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

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

Old Farm

Old Farm, Dorn, The Cotswolds

Old Farm is a family run B&B with 3 bedrooms, based in a farmhouse which dates back to the 15th Century. A working farm, with a small campsite and farm shop, perfect for a family holiday in the beautiful walker's paradise of Cotswolds.
3 double rooms (one with four poster), all en suite

From £60 a night.

Inntel Hotels Zutphen, Gelderland, Netherlands

Inntel Hotels Zutphen, Gelderland, Netherlands

Inntel Hotels Zutphen, Gelderland, Netherlands is pet friendly and boasts all-weather and gravel tennis courts, a hall with 4 indoor tennis courts and 4 squash courts. In addition to this, the hotel has 10 bowling alleys, a gym, a pool, and a sauna.
67 rooms ; 2 singles, 31 basics, 19 balance, 15 advance

From € 49,00 - 89,00 in the weekends (Friday - Sunday) and from € 57,50 - € 99,00 during the week (Monday - Thursday). Rates are based on the Basic Room Type. Supplement for Balance Room is € 5,00 per night and € 10,00 per night for Advance room.

Beechborough B&B, Kent Downs, England

This stylish cottage B&B is hidden in Bishopsbourne village, which lies in a very rural location in the lovely Elham Valley yet also offers swift access to the centre of Canterbury. It’s ideal walking and cycling country here.
2, for use together (1 double, 1 twin)

From £75 per night

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.

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.

Hotel Beaufort, St Malo, France

Hotel Beaufort, St Malo, France

This beautifully converted manor house dates back to the 1800s and directly overlooks the white sands of Sillon beach. After a day of wandering the cobbled streets of Intra Muros, relax on the terrace and watch the ocean.
22 rooms

From £99 per person

Chilston Park Hotel, Kent Downs AONB

Set in a grand Grade I listed property once home to politicians and Lords, this hotel has 22 acres of rural parkland. Filled with antiques dating from the 17th century, Chilston Park Country House Hotel also has a 2 AA Rosette restaurant on site.
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From £152

Biohotel Eggensberger, Füssen, Germany

Organic, chalet-style hotel in the wonderful Allgaü region of southern Germany, renowned for its delicious local produce. Rooms have mountain and lake views; ingredients for the organic restaurant come from family farm 2km away.
7: 3 doubles, 3 singles, 1 apartment for 2

From €87 a night

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.

Briar Rigg House, Lake District, UK

It may only be a five minute walk from the centre of Keswick, but Briar Rigg House feels miles from anything, set in two acres of beautiful gardens with 360 degree views of the surrounding hillsides.

From £65 per person per night (Sun-Thurs) or £70 per person per night (Fri-Sat)

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.

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

Newlands Hall exterior

Newlands Hall, County Durham, England

This cosy and welcoming farmhouse B&B is set on a working farm in the North Pennines, surrounded by spectacular views. With several available stables, this is the perfect place for those looking to explore the area by hoof.
2: 1 double/twin, 1 triple

£75-80

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

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

Double room at The Leeway

The Leeway, Whitby, England

A trendy B&B in the heart of seaside town, Witby, with modern, funky furnishings and decor, serving delicious locally sourced breakfast, The Leeway is the ideal base to explore the old fishing village and nearby moors.
7: 6 doubles, 1 single

From £64 per night based on 2 people sharing

Harvest House, New Forest, UK

This spacious boutique Bed and Breakfast lies on the coastal border of the New Forest National Park, and boasts stunningpanoramic views of the surrounding farmland.
1 double en-suite, 1 twin en-suite and a two room suite

From £105

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

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

Chateau Terrace B&B kitchen

Chateau Terrace B&B, Wye Valley, Wales

Homely B&B in a Georgian townhouse with views of Chepstow Castle thrown in. Take breakfast on your own terrace, relax in your own living space.
1 double; 1 single.

Double £62; single £32.

Stilegate, Somerset, England

Enjoy a good night's sleep in a cosy room, and a home-cooked breakfast made from local produce. The local beach is great for fossil hunters, with ammonites often discovered on the shore.
Dairy Barns

Dairy Barns, Norfolk, England

Dairy Barns is B&B accommodation on the outskirts of Hickling village, within touching distance of the coast at Sea Palling, 6 lovely B&B rooms and 3 suites, plus two self-catering cottages on what remains a working farm. Locally sourced breakfasts!
6 Doubles, 3 Suites and 2 self catering cottages

From £78

Hotel du Louvre, Cherbourg, France

Hotel du Louvre, Cherbourg, France

Sitting in Cherbourg's bustling centre, this modern, comfortable hotel is also in a prime location to visit the marina and La Cité de la Mer, a huge museum devoted to submarines and underwater life.
40 rooms

From £90 per person.

View from Hotel Window

The Sandbeck, Whitby, North Yorkshire, England

Seafront boutique B&B yards from the famous Whale Bones with harbour, beach and coastal views. Organic breakfasts available. Wine, flowers, champagne and chocolates for romantic arrivals!
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From £109

Pretty exterior of Blue Seas Hotel

Blue Seas Hotel, Cornwall, England

Overlooking Mounts Bay and with the promenade just yards away, Blue Seas Hotel has fantastic sea views and is ideal for a refreshing break. Breakfasts use local, fresh ingredients.
5 doubles, 3 twins

Prices ranges from £84 to £90 per room per night