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Have a friendly, intimate holiday experience with a welcome from on-site, local hosts on a holiday in a guesthouse - from the north of Ireland to the south of Spain, and enjoy something more than just a traditional hotel. For help choosing, see which guesthouses made the Green Travel List and greentraveller founder Richard Hammond's list of Britain's top green places to stay.

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Guidfa House, Bed and Breakfast at Crossgates, Llandrindod Wells, Mid Wales

Guidfa House, Powys, Mid Wales

A multi-award winning 5 star guest house near Llandrindod Wells in Mid Wales. Offering comfort, good food and a relaxing atmosphere while making a conscious effort to reduce their impact on the environment.
Classic double £85.00 per night, Superior double £95.00 per...

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Front of The Granary B&B, Talgarth,  Brecon

The Granary, Powys, Wales

The Granary is a luxury 5 star B&B situated in the Brecon Beacons National Park. The stunning scenery is a fab backdrop for outdoor activities, and the peaceful location makes it a perfect spot to appreciate the recently awarded "Dark Skies" status.
Two luxury double rooms and one twin, all with en suite

£85-£99 per double room to include full breakfast

The Old Vicarage Dolfor Newtown bed and breakfast

The Old Vicarage, Dolfor, Powys, Mid Wales

A former Victorian Vicarage offering 5-star accommodation and a licensed restaurant. It's in the hills above Newtown so expect peaceful relaxation with views that stretch for miles, plus home-grown produce, hens and local organic free-range meats.
4: 1 twin/double, 2 double, 1 suite

Twin/doubles from £95, Suite £110

The beautiful exterior of Old Rectory

The Old Rectory, St Juliot, Cornwall

A fantastic, family-run historic house surrounded by beautiful gardens in the Cornish countryside. Meet a wide variety of friendly farm animals and enjoy home cooked meals made using ingredients sourced from the walled kitchen garden.
4 ensuite rooms - 1 Super King (Twin), 2 King Size, 1 Double

£70 - £80 per room (off-season), £76 - 94 (mid-season), £80 - 98 (high season). Prices include breakfast.

Front entrance to Asperion Hillside in Guildford

Asperion Hillside, Surrey, England

A 4-star award winning guesthouse in the town of Worplesdon/Guildford offering a sustainable and ethical experience. In the restaurant you'll find a fresh local and seasonal menu. The garden is ideal for small quality weddings and functions.
1 single, 7 standard doubles, 6 deluxe kings, 1 suite

Single £65.00, Doubles £90, Deluxe Kings £105, Suite £120

The Yoga Shala floating above the kitchen gardens with views along the valley

Yoga at Moses, Oleiros, Portugal

Spend a week in this stunning valley farm nestled in the foothills of the Serra de Estrela mountain range of Central Portugal. Practice yoga daily, walk in forests, swim in rivers, breath mountain air, eat deliciously and sleep deeply. Open to all.
18: 2 double rooms, 7 singles in 2 cottages, 4 Soulpads

From 700€ per week including 3 vegetarian meals a day, morning and afternoon yoga classes, and a massage or acupuncture treatment.

The Front aspect of the house

Pendragon Country House, Cornwall, England

A former rectory, now an elegant, yet informal 5-star award-winning luxury guest house, where all rooms are individually decorated and furnished with antiques and rich fabrics. Meals include locally sourced food, for a true taste of Cornwall.
7: 3 King Rooms, 2 Twin/Doubles, 1 Double, 1 Single

Superior King is £130, King Room is £120, Double/Twin is £100, Single is £50. Longer stay deals available

Westview Guesthouse - B&B room one

Westview Guesthouse, Powys, Wales

A contemporary B&B near Hay-on-Wye with great rooms, fabulous breakfasts and quality service. The hosts are passionate about food and buy from local producers where possible to give guests "the best of Welsh food".
3 doubles, 1 twin

£85-£110 per night

Guidfa House, Bed and Breakfast at Crossgates, Llandrindod Wells, Mid Wales

Guidfa House, Powys, Mid Wales

A multi-award winning 5 star guest house near Llandrindod Wells in Mid Wales. Offering comfort, good food and a relaxing atmosphere while making a conscious effort to reduce their impact on the environment.
2 doubles 3 twins/doubles 1 suite

Classic double £85.00 per night, Superior double £95.00 per night, Suite £110.00 per night

Classic room

Laticastelli Country Relais, Italy

Having been transformed from a 13th Century fortress, this fantastic Country Relais offers a truly traditional Italian experience within the wonderful Siena countryside.
28: 1 suite, 27 doubles

€175 Classic Double, €220 Deluxe, €270 Family room, €280 Garden Suite

St Cuthbert's House, an historic building in the village of Seahouses

St Cuthbert's House, Northumberland, England

Luxurious award-winning 5-star, 6 double bedroom B&B in a 200 year old former church in the village of Seahouses on the coast, and near the Cheviot Hills. Renovated with bags of character, includes superkingsize beds and great local food.
6 double rooms, 4 of which can be twin or single-occupancy

Prices from: Double £110 Single £90

The Rumblie Guest House in the Cairngorms National Park

The Rumblie, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland

An organic and eco-friendly Guest House, in the Cairngorms National Park, awarded 4 stars by Visit Scotland. Explore the area with terrific walks from the door and mountain bike trails with bike hire 2 miles away.
3 bedrooms - 2 Super King/Twin & 1 Twin

£105 for stays of 1 or 2 nights, £95 for stays of 3 nights or more. Reduced rates in January & February 2017 pls contact

Rhedyn Guesthouse good dining great comfortable B&B near Builth Wells

Rhedyn Guesthouse, Powys, Mid Wales

Rhedyn Guesthouse is by the wild Cambrian Mountains: good for walking, biking and hacking, and minutes away from Builth Wells Showground. Rhedyn B&B is also good for its home produce, delicious dining and comfortable luxurious rooms.
3 doubles

£85 B&B

Willows Barn at Pollaughan, overlooking the lake

Pollaughan Farm, Cornwall, England

Pollaughan Cottages, a home from home, has been lovingly restored with both children and the environment in mind. The relaxing little farmstead, near sandy beaches, provides guests with round the clock interaction with nature and wildlife.
4 separate cottages, beds can be doubles/twins.

£ 1450 for one week high season in smallest cottage which sleeps 4

Beili Helyg from South East with lush countryside and rolling hills

Beili Helyg Guest House, Brecon Beacons, Wales

In the secluded, rolling hills of the Brecon Beacons lies Beili Helyg, an 18th Century stone built farm house. Ideally located for both walking and cycling routes, the farm house also offers spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding moorlands.
2 double, 1 twin/ double with 1 single attached

From £75 per night, based on 2 people sharing

Lovely clean white exterior of Bryn Bella

Bryn Bella Guest House, Snowdonia, Wales

A quiet, friendly 5-room B&B that's a great base from which to explore the picturesque Snowdonia National Park and the rest of North Wales. Delicious hearty home-made breakfasts in the pretty dining room overlooking the valley towards Betws-y-Coed.
2 Double Rooms 3 Kingsize Rooms

Double room £75.00 Kingsize Room £80.00

Ffestiniog steam train is close as is Cwmorthin valley

Bryn Elltyd Eco Guesthouse, Snowdonia, North Wales

Homely eco guesthouse in a picturesque setting where ALL energy is from renewables, with easy open access to the mountains from the door. The wonderful Ffestiniog steam train curls around the grounds. Bus & mainline trains 2km at Blaenau Ffestiniog.
6 ensuite rooms.12 person total single,doubles,twin triple

£40 to £48

 Vineyard estate surrounded by beautiful forest, calm and relaxing

Une Campagne en Provence, France

A special homely farming resort in the heart of Provence with delicious home made cooking fresh from the local gardens. Enjoy a relaxing and peaceful holiday in this Provençal templar estate with lovely forest walks and beautiful vineyards.
5 guestrooms: 3 large beds, 2 twins/ doubles & 3 hol homes

92 € guestroom, 119 € guestroom, 125 € guestroom per night incl breakfast, 660 € selfcatering apartment per week

Gwaenynog Farmhouse B&B

Gwaenynog Farmhouse B&B, Powys, Wales

A beautiful farmhouse with exposed beams, an inglenook fireplace, comfortable beds, wonderful showers & plentiful breakfasts. Enjoy mountain views and a variety of birds. A great place to relax, unwind and escape.
1 family, 1 double, 1 twin/superking, 1 single

£70-£90 a night

The Granary Barn, Yorkshire, England

Ducks and hens make happy sounds in the garden of the two-bedroom B&B, Granary Barn. “Bring ear plugs if you’re a light sleeper and think it may disturb!” warns owner Louise Higham. Enjoy the wide choice of walks straight from the front door.
4 doubles

From £75 for 2

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.

Dutch House, North Yorkshire, England

A dynamic Dutch couple run Dutch House, which combines wildlife garden, courtyard café, child-friendly art workshop and shop with a one-bedroom B&B in its own separate traditional farm cottage. The bedroom is spacious and light, with quirky touches.
1 double

From £70 for 2

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.

Single rooms: £60-£64 pn; Double rooms: £90-£149 pn; Triple: £165-£190 pn; Twin rooms: £135-£149 pn

Over the Rainbow, Vegetarian/Vegan Country Retreat, Cardigan Bay

Over the Rainbow, Cardigan Bay, Wales

Fabulous, award winning vegetarian b&b in a converted Georgian mansion near Cardigan Bay nestled in secluded mature gardens and woodland. Perfect base for cycling, coastal walking or exploring all that the Pembrokeshire National Park has to offer.
5 Rooms (2 double, 2 double/twin ensuites, 1 single ensuite)

Range from £140 to £85 per room per night B&B for 2 people sharing, depending on facilities. Single ensuite £45 per nignt B&B

Craigwell exterior

The Craigwell Hotel, Lancashire, England

A ten bedroom eco-friendly guesthouse in a wonderful spot overlooking Morecambe Bay with lovely views of the Lake District mountains. Enjoy spectacular sunsets, bird-watching and tasting delicious locally sourced fairtrade food.
10, 1 suite, 2 premium doubles, 2twin/double, 5 singles

From £58 to £80

Exterior of Carricks farm B&B

Carricks at Castle Farm, Norfolk

A splendid guest house on the family farm sitting on the banks of the River Wensum, home of the Carrick family for almost 100 years. Stroll along the beautiful beaches, visit the County's fantastic sights and retreat into the serene countryside.
4: 2 Doubles suite, 1 double/twin suite, 1 private Bathroom

£90 Double / £60 Single = Monday - Thursday, £95 Double / £65 Single = Friday - Sunday

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

Doubles & twin £80 for first night, £75 thereafter. Suite £85 first night, £80 thereafter

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

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

The Mount House, Yorkshire, England

This delightful village house on the Castle Howard estate has two guest bedrooms, one double, one twin. The double has views over rooftops of the village of Terrington to open countryside while the ground-floor twin room has a private sitting room.
2: 1 double, 1 twin

From £100 for 2

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

View from the garden at Amondans

Amondans Auberge, Comté, France

A rustic guesthouse in one of the greenest corners of France. Try your hand at the guided activities, such as canoeing, horse-riding and walking, or simply relax in a hammock gazing out at the surrounding countryside. Great for families.
12 rooms (6 double, 3 triple, 3 family rooms)

Single ocupancy € 73.00, Double room € 106.00, Triple room €147.00, Group € 44.00 p.p. All rates inclusive half board. Special long stay rates available

Market Cross Guest House, Northumberland, England

Plumb in pretty Bedford, this Georgian B&B takes dining as seriously as it does sleeping. Four rooms are bright and contemporary, breakfasts are award-winning (plenty of fish from the coast) and the walking and cycling are fantastic.
4 rooms: 3 doubles, 1 twin

Doubles from £80

Double Room

My Edinburgh Life, The Glenora, Edinburgh, Scotland

A conveniently located 11-room historical guesthouse in the heart of Edinburgh. Serving a delicious all-organic breakfast, including Continental and traditional Scottish choices.
11: 3 singles, 3 doubles, 4 triples, 1 family

£150 per room per night including breakfast

Carr House Farm, North Yorkshire, England

If you love dogs but don’t have one, Anna and Jack will lend you a friendly hound to take walkies. As well as running this BBC Countryfile-recommended award-winning B&B in a 16th century farmhouse, the owners breed and train Labradors.
3 doubles

From £100 for 2; minimum stay two nights

Idyllic view of the lake

Ness Bank Guest House, Inverness, Highlands

Situated on a beautiful spot on the River Ness, just five minutes walk along the river to the city centre, the castle and tourist information centre. An ideal base for visiting the Loch Ness and for touring and walking holidays.
1 family 1 twin 4 doubles

Standard double £68, Double with private bathroom £72, Double/twin ensuite £80.

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

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 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

Exterior view of Plas Bodegroes

Plas Bodegroes, Pwllheli, Llŷn

This luxurious 'restaurant with rooms' is surrounded by beautiful gardens, unspoiled countryside and is not too far from the beach. The award-winning food is sustainably sourced and rooms beautifully decorated.
5: 3 doubles, 2 twins

From £140 per night based on 2 people sharing

Exterior of 17 Burgate

17 Burgate, Pickering, England

A renovated Georgian townhouse B&B with a cosy wood-burning stove, tea and cake on arrival and excellent breakfast, is an idyllic stay for walkers and cyclist exploring the North York Moors.
5 double, all en suite

Doubles from £85 per night (reductions for stays of more than one night)

Exterior of Exmoor House

Exmoor House, Somerset, England

Escape to the heart of Exmoor at this lovely guesthouse with great food, everything is homemade, and menus tailored to guests' requirements. House parties can be accommodated too. Walk, cycle, explore and relax.
5: 3 twins/doubles, 1 double, 1 family room

£84 - £132 (£84 = price per room per night for B&B, £132 = price per room incl dinner for 1 night - dbb prices are lower per night for longer stays)

Front of Harbour Lodge

Harbour Lodge, Devon, England

A relaxing and comfortable guesthouse near Paignton Harbour with gorgeous sea views. An excellent base to enjoy car-free days out and explore the stunning South Devon scenery. Local amenities are only an easy stroll away.
5: 3 double, 1 Twin, 1 triple

£70 per double/twin room per night, discounts for longer stays

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

Y Goeden Eirin, Snowdonia, Wales

With a beautiful mountain backdrop, be pampered in this homely B&B and delight in the breakfasts served by a Sunday Times Cook of the Year winner. Alternatively, you can get some added privacy and opt for the Beach Cottage, located a few miles away.
B&B has 3 rooms: 2 doubles, 1 twin. Beach cottage sleeps 5.

B&B: £90 per night (single occupancy £60). Cottage: £550 per week.

Riziko Hotel, Chios, Greece

An affordable yet comfortable way to experience life as lord or lady of a Chiot Manor, Riziko is another converted country house in the shady glades of Kampos, a stone's throw from both Chios Town and the beach.
10 doubles

Doubles from £55 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.

Los Gazquez eco retreat in Almeria

Cortijada Los Gázquez, Andalucia

A stunning, eco-chic guest house and creative retreat at the site of five former farmhouses (cortijada) high in the mountains of Andalucia in southern Spain. Come here for peace and quiet in a very beautiful, remote setting.
6 rooms 4 double 2 twin/double

85 euros per night, minimum 2 nights

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

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

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

Latest reviewed accommodation

Georgian Mansion from1774 with 8 luxury bedrooms
Classic Room €218 Superior room €244 incl. breafast

"Coopershill, although grand and elegant, does not take itself too seriously. There is a snooker room in the basement, hats on antlers, and smiling O’Haras at every return of the spiral staircase. It’s almost as if the building has absorbed the warmth of seven generations of welcoming souls...."

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