Top 5 rural bed-and-breakfasts in the UK

Museums, period architecture and spectacular nightlife is not all there is to the UK, and I’m sure many of you have stood in front of the TV, watching some BBC period dramas where more than half the film focuses on the landscape. The wild British countryside is nothing to be trifled with, and has more personality than some of the characters! But if you decide to take a romp in the British wilderness, you will need adequate accommodation, especially if you are set on hiking and walking all day long. So here are the top 5 rural bed-and-breakfasts in the UK.

Guesthouse East, Eastbourne, Sussex

This amazing boutique hotel was set up in a regency building, so before taking a peek inside, you might think that you’ve been transported back to the times of Jane Austen. The hotel is located a paltry 50 meters from the beach, and let me assure you that the Sussex beach is quite a view. The rooms are spacious and very cozy, they have kitchens annexed, but you can opt for the breakfast and not bother with cooking yourself.

Daisybank Cottage, Brockenhurst, Hampshire

This tiny three-suite cottage was opened only recently, but already it is famous among travelers who want a bit of piece and quiet. The bed-and-breakfast is conveniently located very close to New Forest, so anyone who wants to explore the forest and the surrounding countryside will find a great base at this cottage.

Bedknobs, Bodmin, Cornwall

If you are concerned about the environment, you will love this hotel – it operates using solar panels! It can’t get much greener than this little bed-and-breakfast. All the technological gadgets are well hidden, though, and on the outside, Bedknobs looks very much like any other charming rural cottage. It is close to Bodmin village, and it is the perfect base for a cycling holiday in Cornwall.

Lee House Lynton, Lynton, Devon

Lee House Lynton is a Victorian property that is just what you need if you are planning to explore the wilderness of Devon and Exmoor National Park. It is located in a quiet part of the village, and it has some great views, but the best thing about it is that the walking trails start right at the inn’s doorstep. The breakfast menu is huge, and every single item it mouth-watering, so don’t skip it!

Milden Hall, Sudbury, Suffolk

This 16th century farmhouse looks great, and it is located in the middle of an extensive property. It is not far from Lavenham and Long Melford (two great historic attractions), but it is surrounded by nature in its most delicate form: meadows full of flowers and hedged countryside. The three bedrooms have period furniture – that’s always a plus for any top 5 rural bed-and-breakfast in the UK!

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