Hits and misses of B & B’s in England.
No matter when or where you travel choosing the right accommodation to suit the location and your budget is a balancing act.
So, on a major three-month holiday, we chose a just-as-long variety of accommodation venues.
In some locations and countries, we indulged, opting for amazing hotels with views over the sea and in some spots, we tried to spend a lot less.
For our eight-day road trip around England covering most of the west of the country we decided bed and breakfast stops would be best.
Chester- Roseville B&B
- Super well maintained with a gorgeous garden and sunny sitting room
- Location- Relaxing if you are keen to escape the city after a day of exploring and looking for a taste of the suburban Chester life
- Close to The Bird in the Hand– a fabulous, family run local pub with excellent food and a great hospitable vibe
- Breakfast- fresh, local
- Location – if wanting to be close to city centre you need a car to stay here
The Lake District- Scales Farm Country Guest House
- Super hospitable- Helen the owner even dropped us into town(Keswick) for dinner
- Has a pub next door- the White Horse Inn
- Hike in hike out for certain walks
- Location- Close to Keswick
- The rooms don’t have windows that open for fresh air
- Location- Quite a distance from the other beautiful villages of the District, so a long drive to visit Windemere, Ambleside and other tourist attractions
York- Bishops York
- Location- leave your car and walk to the fabulous city centre and many of the major attractions such as the York Ministry and the roman walls.
- Big choice for cooked breakfast
- Historical building
- Large and hotel-like so not much interaction from hosts/owners
- Basic breakfast
The Cotswolds- The Lamb Inn (Bourton on the Water)
- Great pub attached with large selection of gin, including locally brewed varieties with local tonic
- Large room with lovely gardens settings
- Great breakfast
- Some of the pub food is average, need to be careful with dinner choice
- Location- too far to walk to any Cotswolds townships
So, if you balance out the hits and misses of staying in mid price range B&B’s across England it’s not the accommodation that will make the trip memorable but the towns you choose to bed and breakfast in.