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Bed & Breakfast
The bed and breakfast has become a great alternative to big fancy hotels or small and cramped ones. With their personal touches and quaint atmosphere, the bed and breakfast offers more than just a place to stay. It can be a romantic retreat for two or a place for the family who wants a pampering experience. Here are some fine examples across the United Kingdom.
For a truly quaint experience in North London, the Mountview Guesthouse is a charming bed and breakfast with only three rooms for rent. Each offers such amenities as robes and slippers, hair dryer, soap, shampoo, and towels as well as a complimentary English breakfast. It is only ten minutes from Alexandra Palace and close to a variety of restaurants, cafes, and pubs in the Crouch End area. This would make for a nice, peaceful weekend retreat after a busy work week.
Hazeldean House in Dumfries, Scotland, is a romantic bed and breakfast with attention to detail that includes fireplaces and beautiful woodwork, award-winning gardens, and a relaxing lounge area. It also includes a ground floor room for the disabled. Nearby one can visit the Drumlanrig Castle, the last home of poet Robert Burns, and the Dumfries Museum.
The perfect setting for a family holiday with the children is the Helliers Farm located just outside Kingsbridge. Set on a hill overlooking a valley in the South Hams and part of a working farm, this beautiful location is in close proximity to the coast, golf courses, balloon rides, museums, and nearby historical cities like Exeter and Plymouth.
In Barmouth, Wales, the Glencairn is a lovely restored Edwardian home elegantly furnished with antiques throughout. It is just in walking distance of the beach and harbour and close to such attractions as the Snowdonia National Park and many Welsh castles. This stunning home is definitely a fabulous couple's retreat. It does not allow children.
All across the United Kingdom one can find a bed and breakfast that is perfect for any holiday or weekend retreat. From the quaint to elegant, there is one to fulfill anyone's needs. Before traveling with the family, however, it is a good idea to inquire about which of these bed and breakfasts accommodate children. Prices vary considerably and some close during different days or months of the year, so doing some research before planning a holiday will ensure a pleasant trip with no surprises.