Are these the most beautifully presented B&Bs in Britain? The shortlist is out

Ten nominations have been carefully selected from thousands of B&Bs across the UK. Which one gets your vote?

Who doesn't love a beautifully presented B&B? The prestigious eviivo Awards, dubbed the 'Oscars' of the independent accommodation sector, have revealed the shortlist for the finest bed and breakfasts across the UK.

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'With over 1,000 B&Bs opening since 2015, it is great to see that the sector is enjoying a revival'  exclaims David Weston, awards judge and Chairman of the Bed & Breakfast Association. 'These brilliant B&Bs are diverse in what they offer and this can be seen in the nominations for the ‘Most Beautifully Presented’ award.'

The eviivo Awards celebrate the best of Britain’s award-winning B&Bs, guest houses and small independent hotels.
From five star guesthouses to more humble homestays, those shortlisted have been chosen for their beautiful interiors.

Take inspiration from these beauties...

Most Beautifully Presented B&B shortlist

1. Folly Gill, Yorkshire

bedroom with single bed and velvet sofa

(Image credit: Breadway Gill & Folly Gill)

The high vaulted ceiling with original beams instantly grab your attention in this stunning room. It's light and airy, not what you'd always expect from a B&B.

bedroom with wooden cupboard and velvet sofa

(Image credit: Breadway Gill & Folly Gill)

Folly Gill is a stylish one bedroom cottage in Scarborough, Yorkshire. The enormous bedroom accompanies an open-plan living area and a marble-tiled bathroom.

2. The 25 Boutique B&B, Devon

bedroom with bed with white bedding

(Image credit: The 25 Boutique B&B)

Owners Andy and Julian welcome you to their five star accommodation in Torquay, Devon. The rooms are certainly interesting! With a metallic padded wall and luxurious velvet accessories this room at The 25 Boutique is ultra glam.

bedroom with black and white stripes wall

(Image credit: The 25 Boutique B&B)

This room doesn't really require much of an introduction, it speaks for itself!

3. Brightham House Boutique B&B, Devon

bedroom with wooden wall and bed with bedside table

(Image credit: Brightham House Boutique B&B)

Industrial chic meets new modern country at Brightham House Boutique B&B. Set on three floors of a Victorian villa, this B&B is packed full of character – including a cool cocktail bar.

4. Woolmarket House, Gloucestershire

bedroom with wooden cot

(Image credit: Woolmarket House)

'Rooms and breakfast for lovers of the English countryside' is what they say. This delightful B&B in Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, offers guests a cosy mix of rich woods and velvet interiors.

bedroom with attached bath area with bathtub

(Image credit: Woolmarket House)

This chic B&B boasts a freestanding bath in the bedroom! A characteristic synonymous with modern boutique hotels.

The remaining nominees include:

Channel 4's 'Four in a Bed' winner Delamare Farm B&B, in Cambridgeshire.
Greylands Guesthouse in Llandrindod wells, Powys.
The Greyhound Country Inn in Honiton, Kent.
Catch Seafood Ponteland in Newcastle, Northumberland.
The Pennellen Bed & Breakfast in Hayle, Cornwall.
Camilla House in Penzance, Cornwall.

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Over the coming weeks a panel of industry experts will judge the applications. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on the 16th October. We wonder which one will be taking home the bacon, and which will end up with egg on its face?

May the best B&B win!


Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.