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

Hits

  • 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

Misses

  • Location – if wanting to be close to city centre you need a car to stay here

The Lake District- Scales Farm Country Guest House

Hits

  • 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

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Misses

  • 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

Hits

  • 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
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Roman walls of York

Misses

  • Large and hotel-like so not much interaction from hosts/owners
  • Basic breakfast

The Cotswolds- The Lamb Inn (Bourton on the Water)

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Hits

  • Great pub attached with large selection of gin, including locally brewed varieties with local tonic
  • Large room with lovely gardens settings
  • Great breakfast

Misses

  • 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.

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