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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.
From £70

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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

from £505

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

from £90 to include full breakfast

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 800€ per week including 3 vegetarian meals a day, morning and afternoon yoga classes, and a massage or acupuncture treatment.

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

from: £40

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

From £55

 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

From 100 €

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

Prices from £70

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 £76 per night

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

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

From €95

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

From £70

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

from £95 B&B

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

From £90 Prices include breakfast.

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

From £32.50 per night

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: £110

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 £65

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 £90 to £140 per room per night B&B for 2 people sharing, depending on facilities. Single ensuite £48 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

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

Cambo House, Scotland. Bed and Breakfast, Apartments and Cottages.

Cambo House, St Andrews, Fife, Scotland

An impressive Victorian mansion at the heart of a 1,200-acre estate in one of the most unspoilt areas of Scotland. Explore the spacious gardens, woodland walks and gorgeous shoreline.
3 b&b rooms; 7 self catering apartments; 2 cottages

Bed & Breakfast Rooms from £104 per night Cottages From £290 per week Apartment From £290 per week - Short Breaks Available

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

Tallizmand B&B, Gower

Tallizmand Guest House, Gower, Wales

A cosy and friendly atmosphere reins supreme and owners David and Anne can send you off with a packed lunch.
3 doubles.

Doubles from £89 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

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

Hotel Galini, Lesvos, Greece

A chilled-out little hotel down a quiet side street in town. Galini's rooms are clean and airy, with balconies looking out over the streets. The best bit of a stay here is a chat with charming owner Fani, a font of local knowledge.
20: 18 twins, 1 single, 1 triple.

Twin from €40; single from €35; triple from €50.

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.

from £60 pn

Los Arcos guesthouse, Las Alpujarras, Spain

Los Arcos, Las Alpujarras, Spain

This delightful B&B will soon feel like home thanks to welcoming hosts Jill and David. Wander around the lovely village of Valór or explore the great walking trails, and in the evening enjoy a drink on the roof terrace surrounded by panoramic views.
5 rooms - 3 doubles and 2 twins

Doubles €60 B&B

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

The Brighton Pavilion Gatehouse, Brighton, England

Great for groups. Sleeps up to 34 all in single beds across 11 bedrooms. Includes 7 bathrooms and a huge dining table where the whole group can sit together, and a split level lounge.
11 rooms

Astra Inn, Megalo Papigo, Greece

A charming family stay overlooking the Astraka Towers in the beautiful region of Zagori. The cottages combine traditional and modern styles in harmony with the environment to create an oasis of calm, and the homemade breakfast is delicious.
2 doubles, 4 family maisonettes

Doubles from €60 B&B

Casa Las Chimeneas exterior hillside

Casa Las Chimeneas, Las Alpujarras, Spain

Your hosts' enthusiasm and local knowledge really stands out - from walks and attractions to cookery courses, yoga retreats and wildlife walks, they'll ensure you get the most out of your trip, leaving you free to soak up the relaxing atmosphere.
9 rooms & 3 apartments

Doubles/twins €90 B&B, self-catering apartments from €350 per week

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

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

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

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

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.

Exterior of La Villa 30, the sign encircled by leaves

La Villa 30, Lille, France

This 1930s house has comfortable, spacious rooms and a welcoming atmosphere. Ideally located right in the centre of Lille, in no time at all you can be exploring the area's attractions encouraged by your knowledgeable and enthusiastic hosts.
3 doubles (1 with extra sofa bed), 1 single

Doubles from €99

Market Cross Guest House, Northumberland, England

Plumb in pretty Belford, 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

Amaryllis Luxury Guest House, Ano Pedina, Greece

This French-inspired country guesthouse in pretty Ano Pedina has 8 immaculate bedrooms and wonderful gardens to roam. Feast on homemade cakes and pancakes at breakfast. Plenty to do in the local area, from walking and hiking to horse riding.
8 doubles.

Doubles from €130

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

Exterior view of The Old Rectory

The Old Rectory, Boduan, Wales

A grand Georgian manor house located in the heart of the scenic Llŷn Peninsula offering award-winning breakfasts, spectacular countryside views and beautifully decorated, comfortable bedrooms.
3 doubles

From £75 per night based on 2 people sharing

Exterior of Ravenscraig Guest House, Aviemore

Ravenscraig Guest House, Cairngorms, Scotland

The owners of this friendly hotel will not only give advice on the best local fishing – they'll smoke your catch for you so you can eat it for breakfast! Perfect for mountain exploration, offering great value and proper Scottish food to fuel you up.
14 rooms, including one self-catering apartment

Singles/doubles from £30/£55 B&B

Granary Barns, Cardigan

Granary Lofts, Cardigan, Pembrokeshire, Wales

On the Quayside in Cardigan town centre, these holiday apartments combine chic contemporary design with original rustic features. Restored to heritage standard, they also feature gorgeous views over the River Teifi. Close to Pembrokeshire Coast.
2 x 1 rooms for 2, 2 x 2 rooms for 4, 1 x 2 room for 5

£60 - £150 per apartment per 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

from £75

Exterior view of The Ship Hotel

The Ship Hotel, Aberdaron, Wales

Looking out across to the Gwylan islands and Aberdaron Bay, this modern and comfortable hotel offers the perfect resting place after a stroll along the coastal paths, serving freshly caught, award-winning lobster and crab for dinner.
9

From £99 per night based on 2 people sharing

colina flora eco guesthouse

Colina Flora, Colares, Sintra, Portugal

Delightful country house with ocean views, in the beautiful and quiet Sintra Natural Park. Only 5 minutes to wonderful beaches, 35 min to Lisbon and 15 minutes to Sintra, Cascais and Estori. Brilliant for hiking, surfing and cycling.
4 doubles, 1 single

€55 to €89 per night high season singles, cozy double, large double with veranda. A summer kitchen for all guests wanting to self-cater

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

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.
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

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