10 Cozy English B&Bs

We’re big fans of the tradition of the great English B&B. Check out our pick of 10 cozy B&Bs in England for an escape to a quieter, more relaxed and intimate place.

South & South West

11 St Ives – St Ives, Cornwall

This stylish B&B in St. Ives sits in an elevated position with panoramic views over the harbour and sea beyond. The suites are incredibly spacious – two have fabulous views and one has a gorgeous, south-facing terrace. The local train station is just a short walk away meaning you can leave the car at home.

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Dorset House – Lyme Regis, Dorset

Dorset House is a stylish, lovingly renovated Georgian villa in the heart of Lyme Regis. It’s only a few minutes’ amble to the beach and even nearer to the high street with its collection of super eateries and stores. The Jurassic coastline here is truly stunning, with great beaches and coastal walks and at the end of the day you can come back and enjoy a tipple from the well-stocked honesty bar.

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Kaywana Hall – Kingswear, Devon

This unique guesthouse is a masterpiece in contemporary design and brings a touch of glamour to idyllic Devon. Set in 12 acres of protected woodland, it’s within walking distance of Kingswear on the mouth of the Dart Estuary and is the perfect retreat for guests who want peace and tranquility, yet it’s within easy reach of the popular town of Dartmouth.

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Hooppels Tor, Devon

Just two rooms make this the cosiest of cozy B&Bs, but without skimping on the boutique hotel style we love. The house and grounds are amazing and there’s an indoor pool to soak away a day’s walking.

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The West

The Grange – Frampton on Severn, Gloucestershire

A cosy, countryside retreat on the banks of the River Severn just two miles from the M5. It has quiet nooks, walled gardens, indoor pool and gym. If that wasn’t enough, there are wonderful walks and cycling on your doorstep and it’s also close to the vibrant cities of Cheltenham and Bristol.

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Oak House No 1 – Tetbury, Gloucestershire

This extraordinary luxury townhouse in the heart of the Cotswolds is a true visual feast, with stunning art and a mix of contemporary and classic furniture and designer fittings. In the centre of Tetbury overlooking the market square, it’s an easy run by car from London or Bristol or from the M5 and the North.

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North & Central England

St Valery – Alnmouth, Northumberland

Harvey’s intimate and friendly B&B in artsy Alnmouth is a just a stone’s throw from the beach. That coupled with it being super dog friendly means you and Fido will blow the cobwebs away before you head back to the rather good honesty bar.

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Tinsmith’s House, North Norfolk

We love the cool urban vibe of this small B&B in Aylsham not far from the coast and broads of Norfolk. Just two rooms and with wonderful hosts in a carefully styled environment, you’ll feel relaxed and at home straight off.

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Teardrop Cottage – Knaresborough, North Yorkshire

In the lovely historic market town of Knaresborough, Teardrop Cottage is a truly intimate and lovely place to stay. Arriving by train or car is super-easy and once you have the town has plenty to explore, with the moors and wild coasts on the doorstep.

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The Elm Tree, Lincolnshire 

Four ensuite rooms, each with its own character – quite literally. Each room has its “host” including Percy Pheasant who dictates a rather grander feel in keeping with his tweeds. Check out the B&Bs site and you’ll see what we’re talking about.

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