10 Tips for Choosing the Right B&B
For the quintessential English holiday, you’ll want to find the perfect B&B for your trip away. So, what should you look for?
Our Top Ten Tips for B&B hunting:
- As the second ‘B’ in ‘B&B’, it’s important that breakfast is up to scratch. A good B&B will offer a full English using fresh, local produce and will be able to cater for any dietary requirements.
- Look out for those important details such as luxury toiletries, four poster beds and landscaped gardens. They make the difference between a good and an excellent B&B.
- Online reviews from past guests give you a much clearer idea of what the B&B is really like.
- Is it easy to make a booking and how far in advance can you book? The best B&Bs book up so you’ll need to ensure you can get in there first.
- Don’t be afraid to ask questions. The more you know, the better idea you will have. A good B&B owner will be happy to answer your queries, especially if you have any special requirements.
- Pets. If you want to bring yours, make sure you can and if you’d rather stay somewhere without them (perhaps you have an allergy) you’ll want a B&B where pets aren’t allowed.
- Is the B&B in a charming building? The best B&Bs are in period homes, such as the stunning Georgian Hedgefield House.
- What is the local area like? Check there’s plenty to do in the nearby towns and villages. Will you be able to find attractions and places to eat?
- Some B&Bs still have communal bathrooms and if this isn’t your thing, be sure to check first.
- Is it adult-only? If you’re looking for a quiet and tranquil trip, look out for adult-only B&Bs that protect you from the noise of young families! Some B&Bs only allow children over 5, which can make a huge improvement to the atmosphere.