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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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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

Northlodge Eco-Camping, Pembrokeshire, Wales

With gorgeous views over the Preseli mountains, this smallholding is set in it's own beautiful patch of countryside, providing a campsite, two log cabins and a cosy B&B lodge. It's also about as eco-friendly and you can get, and welcomes dogs!
Campsite; B&B w. 2 double rooms; 2 log cabins, each sleeps 4

Campsite, £20; B&B, £50; log cabins, £45 (all per night in high season)

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

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.

Elmsted Court Farmhouse, Kent Downs, England

A working, family-run sheep and arable farm, Elmsted Court is set in pretty, rolling downland within easy reach of Ashford and near ancient Spong Wood which is managed by Kent Wildlife Trust - badgers, hare and deer can sometimes be seen.
2 doubles

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

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

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

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

Laverock Law Cottages, Self Catering Northumberland

Laverock Law Cottages, Northumberland, England

Laverock Law, a clutch of 3 cottages and a shepherd's hut - all self catering and tucked away in 2 acres of woods in a tranquil area of Northumberland. An ideal place to relax by starlit campfires, explore the fantastic coast, castles and wildlife.
3 cottages: double rooms and singles and Shepherd's hut

From £145

Château de Chantore, Normandy, France

This 18th-century mini-palace is remarkable not so much for its treasury of period art and furnishings, but for the passion and verve of Bernard and Iñaki, the antiques-loving pair who have restored it so wonderfully.
5: 3 doubles, 2 suites

Rooms/suites from €165/€250

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.

Simonsbath House, Exmoor, UK

Built in the mid-17th century by James Boevey, first warden of Exmoor forest, the fortunes of stately Simonsbath House have waxed and waned over the years – though the views along the Barle Valley haven’t suffered.
10 en-suite bedrooms

Doubles from £110 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

Great Field Farm, Kent Downs, England

Ideally located for exploring some of Kent's prettiest villages, historic buildings, places of interest, traditional seaside towns and beaches. An excellent farmstay base for walkers and cyclists, being near the North Downs Way
three eco barns sleeping six, five and four; plus B&B

weekly rates: smallest barn from £420 (to £799); barn for five from £520 (to £850); and for six from £550 (to £925). B&B from £40 per person

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

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.

Howe Keld B&B, Lake District, UK

Following a recent extension and refurbishment project, Howe Keld has quickly garnered a reputation for offering modern, award-winning bed and breakfast accommodation only a short hop from Keswick and Lake Derwentwater.
12 bedrooms

Lisle Combe, Isle of Wight, England

Built in 1815 by Lord Yarborough as a country retreat for his brother, Captain Pelham, and now owned by the descendants of poet Alfred Noyes, Lisle Combe stands proudly above the island’s south coast.

Doubles from £80, B&B.

Challan Hall's beautiful garden with a lakeside view.

Challan Hall, Arnside & Silverdale, England

A beautiful, homely haven for birdwatchers, this cosy B&B is situated on the doorstep of Silverdale and Leighton Moss Nature Reserve. Come to find glorious walks, flourishing wildlife and cooked breakfasts to rival your mother's.
Three rooms: one double, one twin and one en-suite

£75

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.

The Mill at Gordleton, New Forest, UK

This 5*, privately owned restaurant also has 8 bedrooms including the Orchard Room, which comes complete with its ownprivate terraced area.
Eight individually decorated bedrooms
Orchard House

Orchard House, Mendips, England

Orchard House, self-catering serviced apartments or bed and breakfast in the Chew Valley, perfect for cyclists or walkers wanting to explore the Mendips. Situated on routes 3 and 410 National Cycle routes, a stop off for Lands End to John O'Groats.
Five

Bed and Breakfast £75 per night. Self-catering (1 or 2 bedroom apartments) £50 to £70 per night, £300 to £450 per week

The elegant building and garden of Loch Kinord Hotel

Loch Kinord Hotel, Cairngorms, Scotland

This elegant hotel offers comfortable relaxation after an invigorating day spent exploring the mountains or the Muir of Dinnet Nature Reserve and Loch Kinord. Fuel up with a hearty traditional Scottish breakfast made with fresh local ingredients.
22 rooms

Singles/doubles from £65/£95 B&B

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
Bears at Rose Cottage

Bears at Rose Cottage, Slad, Gloucestershire,

Bears at Rose Cottage has two en suite rooms valuable for b&b in the village of Laurie Lee's Slad (immortalised in his book Cider with Rosie) and Swifts Hill nature reserve with its SSSI status, and the ancient Frith Wood
2 ensuite

from £80 per night

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

Front view of Cliefiog

Cleifiog, Anglesey, Wales

The words “Peace to those who enter and health to those who leave” welcome you into Cleifiog, inscribed on the doorway some 400 years ago – perhaps more. Cleifiog has one of the best spots in Beaumaris with a panoramic view over the Menai Strait.
3 doubles.

From £80

Hindon Organic Farm, Exmoor, UK

Tucked away in a secluded valley on the National Trust Holnicote Estate, this 380-hectare stock farm is within touching distance of Minehead, Dunster, Porlock and the coast.
Two en-suite doubles and a twin with private bathroom

Doubles/twin £80 B&B

Cowshed Conversion

Cowshed Conversion, Ceredigion coast, West Wales

Renovated by a pair of designers, this is a contemporary yet comfortable barn conversion in a tranquil location near the West Wales coast.
1 master double, 1 twin

£367.00 to: £766.00 (based on two staying)

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.

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