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Blaisdon House | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The Midlands | CotswoldsBlaisdon House | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The Midlands | Cotswolds
Boreham House | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The South East | Downs & Channel CoastBoreham House | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The South East | Downs & Channel Coast
Capheaton Hall | Exclusive Wedding Venue | UK | England | NorthumbriaCapheaton Hall | Exclusive Wedding Venue | UK | England | Northumbria
Capheaton Hall | Exclusive Homestay | UK | England | NorthumbriaCapheaton Hall | Exclusive Homestay | UK | England | Northumbria
Casa Colleverde | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | Italy | LiguriaCasa Colleverde | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | Italy | Liguria
Castel Porziano Rome | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | Italy | Lazio | RomeCastel Porziano Rome | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | Italy | Lazio | Rome
Castello di Potentino | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | Italy | TuscanyCastello di Potentino | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | Italy | Tuscany
Catsheys | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The West Country | Devon & CornwallCatsheys | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The West Country | Devon & Cornwall
Cider House | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The West Country | Devon & CornwallCider House | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The West Country | Devon & Cornwall
Dolffanog Fawr | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | Wales | North WalesDolffanog Fawr | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | Wales | North Wales
Easby Hall | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | Yorkshire & the Humber | Yorkshire DalesEasby Hall | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | Yorkshire & the Humber | Yorkshire Dales
Easby Hall | Exclusive Wedding Venue | UK | Yorkshire & the Humber | Yorkshire DalesEasby Hall | Exclusive Wedding Venue | UK | Yorkshire & the Humber | Yorkshire Dales
Fattoria San Martino | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | Italy | TuscanyFattoria San Martino | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | Italy | Tuscany
Field End House | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The Midlands | CotswoldsField End House | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The Midlands | Cotswolds
Godwick Hall | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | England | East AngliaGodwick Hall | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | England | East Anglia
Hesleyside | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | England | NorthumbriaHesleyside | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | England | Northumbria
Il Battistero Siena | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | Italy | TuscanyIl Battistero Siena | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | Italy | Tuscany
L'Atelier du Renard Argenté | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | France | The South of France | Provence & the Côte d'AzurL'Atelier du Renard Argenté | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | France | The South of France | Provence & the Côte d'Azur
Lemon House | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | Italy | SicilyLemon House | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | Italy | Sicily
Maison Lambot | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | France | The South of France | Provence & the Côte d'AzurMaison Lambot | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | France | The South of France | Provence & the Côte d'Azur
North Wing at Combermere Abbey | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The Midlands | West MidlandsNorth Wing at Combermere Abbey | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The Midlands | West Midlands
Number 5ifty 8ight Tavistock | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The West Country | Devon & CornwallNumber 5ifty 8ight Tavistock | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The West Country | Devon & Cornwall
Old Whyly | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The South East | Downs & Channel CoastOld Whyly | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The South East | Downs & Channel Coast
Palazzo Tommasi | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | Italy | TuscanyPalazzo Tommasi | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | Italy | Tuscany
The Church House | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The South East | Downs & Channel CoastThe Church House | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The South East | Downs & Channel Coast
The Coach House | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The Midlands | East MidlandsThe Coach House | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The Midlands | East Midlands
The Glove House | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The Midlands | CotswoldsThe Glove House | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The Midlands | Cotswolds
The Old Manor House | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The Midlands | CotswoldsThe Old Manor House | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The Midlands | Cotswolds
The Old Post Office | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The Midlands | CotswoldsThe Old Post Office | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The Midlands | Cotswolds
The Piggery | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The Midlands | CotswoldsThe Piggery | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The Midlands | Cotswolds
Trinity House | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The Midlands | CotswoldsTrinity House | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | UK | The Midlands | Cotswolds
Villa L'Aimée | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | France | The South of France | Provence & the Côte d'AzurVilla L'Aimée | Luxury Bed and Breakfast | France | The South of France | Provence & the Côte d'Azur

Romance and History....Our Destination Bed and Breakfasts

Discover some of England's most extraordinary and beautiful homes

If you despair of the formulaic and yearn to stay in the most beautiful, even magnificent, and certainly historic private homes in some of the most breathtaking parts of the British Isles, our exclusive collection may exceed your wildest expectations. Our Quintessential Bed and Breakfast homes exude style, elegance, comfort and history. Here you can have a holiday of a lifetime and live the dream. Our hosts spare none of the comforts of 21st Century hospitality in each of these historic homes.

Need inspiration? Here is just a small selection of our achingly romantic, destination bed and breakfasts. Where else will you find such unadulterated luxury country house accommodation, each with a colourful and wildly romantic history.

Cider House at Buckland Abbey, Devon

With breathtaking views across Devon's Tamar Valley and set on a 700 acre National Trust estate, sits a beautiful house, lavishingly restored with contemporary style and comfort. Cider House at Buckland Abbey is a perfect confection of history, beauty, style, luxury and comfort. You can feel the enormous amount of love and care that has been lavished on this historic home as you step through the door. The beautiful gardens, mouthwatering kitchen garden and recently authenticated Rembrandt are just a few other reasons to go.

Historical Note: Sir Francis Drake's former cider barn. Buckland Abbey is now home to a recently authenticated Rembrandt self-portrait.

Hesleyside, Hexham, Northumberland

Set in the heart of the Northumberland National Park and with grounds designed by Capability Brown, Hesleyside is a magnificent and historic house. The ancestral home of the Border Reiver Charlton family since 1343, the land at Hesleyside (from the original pele tower to today's magnificent 18th Century home) has been continuously inhabited by the same family, in an unbroken line, since the reign of Richard the Lionheart.

Historical Note: Same family for nearly 700 years. The Reivers were feuding Border families at a time when cattle raiding was common. The legend of the Hesleyside Spur – which is still in existence – tells of a powerful Charlton matriarch who used to serve the spur on a dish at table to prompt her menfolk to go raiding when the cupboards were bare.

Pauntley Court, Gloucestershire

"A place of great beauty and strangeness" - John Masefield, Poet Laureate. Set in a secluded valley in Gloucestershire and with breathtaking views, Pauntley Court is magical, quite the most romantic and luxurious bed and breakfast home. Steeped in history, boasting its own dovecote, mill house, Norman church and trout pond, and set in a valley of unimaginable beauty with views towards the distant Cotswold hills, Pauntley Court offers guests an opportunity to stay in a place of rare beauty, high romance and utter tranquillity.

Historical Note: Believed to be the birthplace of Dick Whittington. 

Dauntsey Park House, Malmesbury, Wiltshire

Perched on the banks of a river in breathtaking parkland, Dauntsey Park House is a stunningly beautiful country house with something of the 'wow' factor. Originally conceived in the 14th Century as a medieval manor, Dauntsey Manor was extensively remodelled in the 18th Century into today's beautifully proportioned house, with elegant Georgian elevations. An intriguing mix of English country and Italian style with wondrous Murano glass chandeliers.

Historical Note: The Church of St James contains a rare 14th Century doom painting showing the elect ascending to heaven while the doomed are consigned to hell. With seven centuries of colourful history, Dauntsey Park House has many a tale to tell too.




 

9th Feb 2015 10:00:00

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