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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:

  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. Online reviews from past guests give you a much clearer idea of what the B&B is really like.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. Is the B&B in a charming building? The best B&Bs are in period homes, such as the stunning Georgian Hedgefield House.
  1. 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?
  1. Some B&Bs still have communal bathrooms and if this isn’t your thing, be sure to check first.
  1. 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.