Spectacular Victorian B&Bs in the UK

Spectacular Victorian B&Bs in the UK

B&Bs (Bed and Breakfast accommodation) and guest houses are Britain’s great traditional accommodation experience and they have become increasingly varied catering for differing budgets and tastes. You’ll find them across the country in popular seaside resorts, historic cities, county and harbour towns, ancient villages and across National Parks, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, along heritage coasts and in iconic rural landscapes. Offering a real taste of Britain, a homely atmosphere and with a small number of rooms from one to ten maximum, B&B guest houses are a more intimate and unique accommodation base often family run and always reflecting the unique character of their location.

Luxury romantic B&Bs in the UK

Luxury romantic B&Bs in the UK

Facilities

UK Bed and Breakfast accommodation ranges from basic to 5 Star luxury, and even at the luxury boutique end you can expect great value. Most B&Bs offer ensuite rooms and the variety cater for all from families and couples to groups with the option of hiring all rooms in a guest house for a party or extended family group often available. B&B rooms based on two people sharing are more common, however many in popular conference/ seaside resorts and cities do offer single rooms. Discounted double/twin rooms for solo travellers however are typical.

B&Bs are smaller than hotels and independently run. The experience is like staying in a family home with cosy B&Bs featuring just one or 2 rooms, and larger guest houses offering around 5 rooms. At a basic level you’ll usually have a wash basin and kettle with tea/ coffee making facilities plus a TV in your room. Most today offer rooms with private or ensuite bathroom/ shower, or shared bathroom facilities. At the boutique luxury end popular with couples for romantic breaks expect a range of unique extras from fresh flowers and designer ensuites to flatscreen HD satellite TV packages and high speed WiFi.

B&B guest houses are renowned for their warm welcome and delicious home-cooked, locally sourced breakfasts and they are less structured with informal personal service. Friendly accommodation owners also offer a wealth of local knowledge on great resort and city attractions, best walks and restaurants.

Historic & Quirky

Britain has some stunning historic guest houses thanks to the tourist booms of the Victorian and Edwardian eras which left a legacy of spectacular town and country house B&Bs, many of which have been beautifully renovated, offering a combination of modern luxury and period features. These are plentiful in Britain’s historic cities, towns and villages from York and Edinburgh to Bury St Edmunds, Windermere and Chester. Quirky, character bed and breakfast accommodation in Britain is not hard to find. Amongst guest house choice in coast and country locations you’ll find old chapel B&Bs, historic post office and B&B barn conversions and numerous heritage buildings now guest houses with special literary links or even a resident ghost!

Seaside & Family

Bed and Breakfast accommodation in the UK’s seaside resorts offers great value for families in the heart of resort action. Top spots like Blackpool, Torquay, Weymouth and Scarborough offer an extensive choice of family friendly guest houses with essentials such as adjoining rooms, cots/ highchairs and baby equipment in a holiday location packed full of family attractions and best beaches.

Farmhouse B&Bs in the UK

Farmhouse B&Bs in the UK

Rural, Farmhouse & Pet Friendly

Across popular rural holiday destinations from the Yorkshire Dales to the Highlands and Snowdonia you’ll find a wealth of walker friendly B&Bs perfect for outdoor enthusiasts with extra essentials such as drying rooms and that all important hearty cooked breakfast to set you up for the day. Charming farmhouse B&Bs often located on working farms with the opportunity for children to meet and greet farm animals and get involved in farm life are numerous across Britain’s countryside and you’ll find a plentiful choice of pet friendly B&Bs with walks from your door and a pet friendly inn just around the corner.

Great Value

Price can vary but Bed and Breakfast rates are usually cheaper than hotels. They may be per person per night including breakfast, per room per night usually based on two sharing and including breakfast or some guest houses will also offer a budget room only rate usually in city centres, popular seaside resorts or major transport transfer locations where the demand is for flexibility.

B&Bs in the UK

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    Welcoming family run guest house in Blackpool ideal for contractors, couples and families. Close to the South Pier & Pleasure Beach. Parking & wifi service. Full cooked breakfast.
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    Award-winning Bed & Breakfast on Blackpool promenade with free WiFi, private parking, licensed bar, lift access & sun lounge with balcony and sea views. Short walk from attractions
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  • Heald Green
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    Friendly family run B&B just 2.5 miles to Manchester Airport, free transport to and from the airport provided. 3 Diamond Tourist Board awarded.
     
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    3 nights B&B only £78 pp
    Family run Victorian Llandudno beach front hotel with panoramic views of the bay. Close to many shops, restaurants and attractions. All rooms en-suite. WIFI.
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    Manchester property with two guest rooms, within easy reach of the city centre, shops and attractions. Internet access, self- catering and laundry facilities and television.
     
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  • Weymouth
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    £55
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    Homely guest house located just a few minutes from Weymouth's town centre. En-suite rooms. Breakfast included. Families with children over 5 welcome. Free Wi-Fi and parking.
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