UK bed and breakfasts are one of the most comfortable and cozy ways to visit this country. The sincere hospitality of welcoming hosts is a trait well-known throughout B&Bs around the United Kingdom. Some are inner-city abodes in modern houses while many others are set in charming, historic, countryside estates. Enjoying bed and breakfast accommodations means enjoying many of the same amenities found in hotels with added personal touches to create a friendly, convenient atmosphere.
UK bed and breakfasts like Aster House in London’s South Kensington district add unique personality to vacations. This England B&B is clad in a bright white exterior featuring ornate ironwork and a rooftop sunroom with plenty of green foliage all around. With only a fifteen-minute walk separating guests from South Kensington’s best restaurants, shops, and museums, this West London location is acclaimed. Each guest room is complete with an ensuite bath, Wi-Fi, and air conditioning. Astor House offers thirteen ample guest rooms, several of which are classed Superior, with one leading on to a private garden. Enjoy a ready-made breakfast in the second story sunroom with picture-perfect views of the neighborhood below.
A Scotland B&B can complete tours of the country ideally offering a memorable stay in appealing quarters. The Scottish Highlands are home to the largest concentration of bed and breakfasts, but there are many options around the major cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow too. Offering many options for finding the perfect Scotland B&B. Alvey House, on Golf Course Road, Newtonmore, Inverness-shire, is a stone estate in Cairngorms National Park in the heart of the beautiful Scottish Highlands. It sits on the outskirts of a small town called Newtonmore, which is less than three hours from Glasgow and Edinburgh. The location is nothing short of serene, and conveniently also close to north and south bus and rail routes. Mountain scenery pairs with many things to do in the area including golf, skiing, horseback riding, and cycling. Nearby museums, antique shops, and galleries provide more entertainment. The famous Dalwhinne Distillery, Cairngorn Gliding Club, and Highland Wildlife Park are all within three to nineteen miles. The Victorian home boasts seven large rooms decorated in traditional Victorian style with en-suite baths with showers, TV, and central heating and air. Friendly pets are also welcome at this Scotland B&B.
More than a dozen main cities within Wales also offer UK bed and breakfasts as an alternative to hotels. Cardiff, at the southernmost point, is home to Gelyniss Farm (pictured), with an original building dating back to 1570. Easily reached by a short train or bus ride and close to cycling trails, fishing excursions, and golf, the location is just a short distance to Cardiff city center, creating opportunity for sightseeing and relaxation. Each guest room includes an en-suite bath, digital flat-screen TV, and in-room tea and coffee. As with many UK bed and breakfasts, the hosts here are happy to arrange bicycle rentals, dinner reservations, and other needs. With Internet access, planning itineraries and communicating with loved ones is at your fingertips.
One of the best aspects of an England B&B and those all around the UK is the absence of a cookie-cutter setting—each bed and breakfast provides unique appeal, garnering affection for their one-of-a-kind establishments and gardens, generally an integral part of UK B&Bs. Waterfront guest houses, country estates, cozy farm houses, and heritage homes host guests in a warm environment where personal service and friendly advice is always on the forefront.