Special B&B, bed and breakfast and guest
house accommodation collection in the UK, including England, Wales, Scotland,
Northern Ireland and in Europe including France, Italy and Spain.
Places to stay on special occasions
The idea of this section is to provide ideas for special breaks, getaways and holidays to celebrate events like landmark birthdays, anniversaries, romantic escapes, honeymoons, or just because ...
Travel-Quest's unique collection of special B&B's, guest houses and small hotels offering accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis:
This list offers a hand- picked collection of B&Bs and guest houses each with a difference and offering something rather special. This might be:
• A special location – a private island, a place of extreme beauty, a famous city location.
Exceptional decor – here you'll also find 'design' or 'boutique' B&Bs and guest houses.
Historical significance – the former home of someone famous or the location of an event in history.
Typical or traditional styling – national or regional, perhaps a half-timbered Tudor B&B or a Tyrolean-style chalet.
• Exceptional food – extra special breakfasts, special 'restaurants with rooms', B&B's in vineyards ...
Special facilities – like grand pianos, fantastic tennis courts or amazing gardens.
• A theme – you'll find some themes like railways or chocolate in other sections of the Travel-Quest Directory, but here on these pages you'll find the rest, perhaps a movie theme, motoring or travel.
• A special building – where these don't fit our unique places to stay section we'll list unusual buildings re-purposed as bed and breakfast accommodation.
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Are hotels included?
In the UK section we've restricted the listings to extra special guest houses and B&Bs – we have a dedicated section for special UK hotels.
In the sections for other countries we've also included some small hotels where they provide something extra special.
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ACCOMMODATION > B&B/guest houses
England, Wales, Scotland & N Ireland
Special B&Bs and
UK: England, Wales, Scotland & Northern
Brittons Farm Estate
located: Bath, NE Somerset, UK
website: Brittons Farm
Five-star luxury B&B with all comforts, set in 42 acres in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in the southern Cotswolds and within easy driving distance of Bath. The beautifully furnished private suites are separate from the main house, breakfast is in the spacious rooms, served butler-style, with continental and full-cooked options.
Escape Boutique B&B
located: Llandudno, Clwyd, Wales, UK
Stylish, luxury 5-star boutique B&B in a beautiful victorian building close to the seafront. Guest rooms are uniquely furnished and special features include vintage furniture, LED wallpaper, designer loft, or floating beds. Bedrooms all have flat-screen TVs, DVD players, iPod docks, free Wi-Fi and luxury en-suite bathrooms.
located: Essex, UK
Langdon Hall is a beautiful 17th century listed home serving delicious continental breakfasts, and with tastefully decorated bedrooms, a guest lounge, relaxing cottage garden and easy parking. Panoramic unspoiled countryside twenty mile views over the Essex countryside and to London Docklands and the city, perfectly tranquil surroundings and a wonderful place to relax and unwind during your stay.
located: Thames Side, Windsor, Berkshire, UK
website: Magna Carta
The most unique B&B accommodation in Windsor! Magna Carta is a floating hotel on the Thames, with four beautiful en-suite cabins with underfloor heating, air conditioning, TV and CD player. The boat has a hot tub and sun deck. Guests share the saloon dining table and in good weather the sun-deck can be used for meals.
located: Brighton, East Sussex, UK
Award winning quirky, retro-styled B&B guesthouse in the Kemptown district of Brighton. Snooze has six uniquely styled en-suite bedrooms, all very different from each other. They're a brilliant combination of vintage and contemporary; the penthouses have original seventies decor. Rooms have free WiFi, TV, dab alarm clock radio, hot drink making facilities and fluffy cotton towels.
located: Argyll , Scotland,
house B&B accommodation in Connel, in a wonderful location overlooking the Falls of Lora
and just 5 miles from Oban. They can accommodate individuals, families
and small groups to 6 maxi, offer optional evening meals
and promise great food! They also run a canoeing/sea kayaking business
and are 'paddler friendly', with access to the water just across
the road for kayakers.
located: Lavenham, Suffolk, UK
website: The Swan
A beautifully restored C15th building in one of England's best-preserved Tudor villages, The Swan is arguably one of the best historic B&B hotels in the UK. Offering four-star accommodation, together with a restaurant that's been awarded two AA Rosettes. The building retains large open fireplaces, oak beams and its minstrel gallery; and the en-suite guest rooms bring together modern facilities with traditional features.
Waters End Farm B&B
located: Benenden, Cranbrook, Kent, UK
website: Waters End
A unique semi-moated farmhouse B&B in Kent, located in an area of oustanding natural beauty. It offers large bright bedrooms, some with vaulted oak ceilings, all with en-suite bathrooms, TV, DVD player and Wifi. It's ideal for exploring Sussex and Kent, London is one hour by train and France two via the Channel Tunnel.
Mill Country Guest House
located: Devon, UK
Grade 2 listed 14th century former Wool Mill situated near Dartmoor
National Park and 1 mile from Ashburton. The building has been carefully
converted to retain its original character, whilst offering every
located: Northumberland, UK
A former farmhouse which stands uniquely on the foundations of Hadrian's
wall at the southwest corner of the Northumberland National Park.
Holmhead is a non-smoking guest house and offers 4 cosy bedrooms
with shower/toilet. The bedrooms all have central heating, armchair,
radio, hairdryer, plenty of storage space and lovely country views.
located: Étretat, Upper Normandy, France
Normandy B&B hotel with unique decor that pays tribute to famous worldwide detectives. Each guest room is individually decorated to represent the story of a different detective, such as Hercule Poirot, Sherlock Holmes, Columbo, and Miss Marple. Rooms have private bathrooms and TVs. There is a private garden, tearoom and library. The hotel is close to shops and restaurants.
Domaine De La Barde
located: Le Bugue, Aquitaine, France
website: Domaine De La Barde
Restored Manor house in a rural location in Northern Aquitaine, just 1 km from the historic town of Le Bugue. The hotel dates back to the C18th, and has recently been renovated. It has a restored 18th century garden, a swimming pool and tennis courts, rooms are spacious with lift access and satellite TV.
located: Guînes, Pas-de-Calais, France
website: La Forge
B&B in the small village of Guines, a short drive from Calais and the Eurostar tunnel. It offers individually decorated themed rooms and a shared kitchen. Rooms all have a seating area with sofa bed, a private bathroom, TV and DVD player. Facilities at La Forge include a lounge with library, pool table and table tennis.
Le Prince Grenouille
located: Guînes, Pas-de-Calais, France
website: Le Prince Grenouille
Restored from an original C17th castle, this guest house is situated in parkland, and has an outdoor pool with terrace and a piano lounge. The guest room, all have private bathrooms, are individually decorated and have views looking over the gardens. On sunny days breakfast can be taken by the pool.
located: Girondelle, Ardennes, France
Small friendly and very typically French guest house in the small village of Hirondelle. Built in Ardennes regional style, it features wooden beams and stone walls. The house has a garden with an outdoor terrace. Breakfast and dinner are prepared using local ingredients. The guest house is located close to the Thierache fortified churches trail and is just 12 km from the border with Belgium.
located: Provence, France
B&B in Provence, near to Avignon, Nimes, Arles, Pont du Gard and Uzes. The house is a restored 19th Century Maison de Maître and offers four guest bedrooms in double and twin rooms.
B&B Cesare Magli & Figli
located: Molinella, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
website: B&B Cesare
B&B oozing with Italian charm and elegance, located in a small C18th hamlet, just 30-mins from Bologna by road. It offers themed rooms that vary in style from classic Italian to modern designer. Rooms have free WiFi, air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs and a private bathrooms. The B&B restaurant specialises in regional food.
located: Lazise, Veneto, Italy
website: La Tinassara
Unique guest house accommodation that was the Bishop of Verona's former summer residence. It's situated close to Lazise and the shores of Lake Garda. All guest rooms have free internet connection and some have open fireplaces. There is a garden with sun terrace and an outdoor pool.
Relais Antiche Saline
located: Torre Nubia, Sicily, Italy
website: Relais Antiche Saline
An elegant, modern hotel in a unique spot in the ancient salt marshes of Marsala and Trapani. The hotel has far-reaching views across the Egadi Islands or of picturesque windmills that served the mines. It offers sunny terraces, pool and restaurant serving regional cuisines. Guest rooms have air conditioning, TV and internet connection.
Trulli Pietradimora B&B
located: Alberobello, Apulia, Italy
website: Trulli Pietradimora
Family-run B&B in a Puglia Trullo (traditional, round buildings with distinctive conical roofs) in Alberobello old town. Each unique guest room is in a single trullo, with its vaulted ceilings and stone walls. There is free WiFi and rooms have a private bathroom, jacuzzi bath and TV. Guests can enjoy the sun in private gardens.
Bed & Breakfast Al Sasso
located: Bologna, Italy
Family-run bed and breakfast near Bologna, offering 2 and 3 bedroomed
lodgings at low prices in a quiet location only 15 km from Bologna
located: Naples, Italy
Relax in this B&B, located in the town of Sant'Antimo, just
30 mins from Naples, Pompei, Caserta and Sorrentina and Amalfitana
Salvador Bed & Breakfast
located: Rome, Italy
Pleasant, comfortable B&B in Rome. The Salvador B&B is located in the elegant Prati quarter within easy walking distance of the Vatican, Saint Peter's Church, Saint Angel Castle and some great shopping. All rooms have TV, wide closets and 24 hr winter heating; breakfast is self-service and can be served in the room if required.
Sui tetti di Napoli B&B
located: Naples, Italy
Conveniently located the Sui tetti di Napoli bed and breakfast in located in the centre of the city, close to the famous Via Toledo; Naples' most famous monuments are practically all within walking distance.
located: Muxika, Basque Country, Spain
website: Aldori Landetxea
A uniquely designed hotel in a unique location in the beautiful, forested Biosphere Reserves of Urdaibai and close to historic Guernica, the town that inspired Pablo Picasso in one of his most well-known paintings. The hotel offers spacious rooms with an avant-garde decor. The hotel has large private terraces and gardens.
located: Begur, Catalonia, Spain
website: Hotel Convent
A beautifully restored C17th former convent, in coastal Begur. The hotel was once the convent of the religious order Minimos. The building has been carefully restored, retaining the original features where possible and each guest room is unique. Hotel Convent has an outdoor pool, a gym, sauna, lovely gardens and beautiful ocean views.
Lapepa Chic B&B
located: Madrid, Spain
website: Lapepa Chic
A chic modern guest house in central Madrid. Rooms are air-conditioned and have private bathrooms, WiFi and flat-screen TV. The look is minimalist with bright white rooms with distinctive red touches. The Lapepa Chic provides a buffet breakfast for guests in the dining room. Centrally located this is an ideal spot for exploring Madrid.
located: Cantabria, Spain
A small, English family run guesthouse near Potes in the Picos de
Europa in Northern Spain. An ideal base for walking, ski touring,
natural history, mountain biking and other outdoor activities.
El Raco De Medremanya
located: Girona, Spain
Luxury B&B accommodation in a magnificent restored farmhouse dating back to the 18th century, with seven large rooms with balconies, fireplaces, several lounges and a garden and swimming pool.
located: Cantabria, Spain
Bed and breakfast in a restored farmhouse in Cantabria, offering seven double rooms all with their own bathroom. An abundant breakfast is served in the dining room and there is no better way to begin the day than with coffee, sponge cake, butter, homemade jam and toasts.
Rama Bed & Breakfast
located: Valencia, Spain
Comfortable, family run, fully registered Guesthouse bed and breakfast
situated on the edge of the old town of Oliva.