Friday, 29 November 2013

www.thebandbdirectory.co.uk Sandpit Farm, Saxmundham, Suffolk

The river Alde meanders along the boundary of our gardens, wild flower orchard, woods and ponds.


A fountain plays in the remains of the old moat in the lovely south facing garden, surrounded by mellow brick walls opening out to the stunning views across the water meadows and valley beyond. This is somewhere very special to stay, relax and unwind and yet be in easy reach of all the many wonderful places along the heritage coast and surrounding area of Suffolk.

Two comfortable bedrooms, double/twin, decorated and attractively furnished in keeping with our home.

Enjoy the peace, tranquillity and beauty of a mellow Grade II listed house and gardens, hidden in the magical Alde Valley at Bruisyard. A wonderful rural location with stunning views.

Sit in front of a log fire in the winter. In summer play tennis on the hard tennis court or read in the secret garden. Breakfast is served in the dining room and you will be offered a choice of delicious home made and local produce. The house is warm with central heating and open fires.

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www.thebandbdirectory.co.uk Albany House, Penrith, Cumbria

Albany House is a spacious Victorian town house built in the late 1800’s. Retaining many original features, the property is ideally situated in an attractive location close to the town centre.


Our Penrith guest house is situated within walking distance of the town centre where speciality shops, fine restaurants and traditional pubs can be found. We are centrally located for access to the Northern Lake District, the North Pennines, the Eden Valley and close to the M6 for over night stops when making long journeys.

Penrith is on the coast to coast (C2C) cycle route and we are keen to welcome cyclists. There is secure indoor cycle storage for up to 12 cycles and drying facilities available.

There is a vast array of activities within a short drive or bus journey from our Penrith guest house, including walking, archery, shooting, paragliding, quad bikes, water sports and golf.

Whether you are on holiday, business, visiting friends or just passing through you are assured a warm friendly welcome from hosts Archie & Susan.

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www.thebandbdirectory.co.uk The Haven, Whitby, North Yorkshire

The Haven enjoys an ideal position in a small crescent of only nine properties, on the west cliff at Whitby overlooking the harbour entrance St Mary's church & the ruins of St Hilda's Abbey, only a short walk from the town centre railway and bus stations, the cliffs and beach are also nearby.


Parking in Whitby is mostly unrestricted and free, the Haven is also within a few hundred metres of three pay and display car parks.

Breakfast is served from 8.30- 9.00am in the delightful dining room with views of the harbour and quays, where guests may serve themselves to a buffet of fruits, nuts, cereals, and juices, followed by English breakfast and toast, the menu is on display in the dining room for selection of their preferences upon arrival at the Haven.

All eight rooms have en-suite showers, and are equipped with colour television hostess tray and hair dryer, ironing facilities are available upon request.

The Haven has been a guest house for twenty five years and is now owned and managed by Stevie Yiapatou, who purchased the property in 2002, following a complete renovation, guests started to arrive to new surroundings in April 2003. The house has been tastefully decorated, and no expense has been spared on furnishings or comfort.

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www.thebandbdirectory.co.uk 1 Park Road, Windermere, Cumbria, Lake District

1 Park Road is set in a quiet residential area of Windermere in the beautiful Lake District.


We are just a short stroll from the centre of Windermere and Bowness. Mary and Philip Burton have perfected this award winning Lake District luxury bed and breakfast that offers all those little extras, discerning guests have come to expect from a quality guest house in Lake District as well dinners at weekends and various platters in the evening.

The overall feeling of this boutique hotel is one of tranquillity which many guests comment on as well as the food and drink, luxury bed rooms, culinary breakfasts.

We cater for various small parties such as anniversary celebrations, families, cyclists, walkers and we accept well behaved dogs in our Lake District accommodation.

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www.thebandbdirectory.co.uk Casati House, Ryde, Isle of Wight

Casati House is situated in a beautiful town house in the historic and picturesque town of Ryde on the Isle of Wight.


The Marchesa Room:

This is a twin room, of charming proportion.

The Casati Suite:

Dripping in gothic splendour is this deliciously dark room of seduction where huge carved fireplace takes centre stage, complimented by the impressive king size bed.

The French Quarters:

A double suite with en-suite facilities and an exquisite dressing room. There is a private balcony which provides magnificent Solent views taking in the Spinnaker tower of Portsmouth.

A sumptuous breakfast of scrambled eggs on toast, accompanied by either smoked salmon or bacon, tea, coffee, juice and champagne is included.

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www.thebandbdirectory.co.uk Hawk And Buckle Inn, Llannefydd, Denbigh, Denbighshire

High in these North Wales hills, midway between Denbigh and Abergele and within easy reach of both Chester and Llandudno, you discover The Hawk and Buckle Coaching Inn.


Complete with Inglenook fireplace, this lovingly restored 17th century coaching inn enjoys the benefit of all modern day conveniences- including ample car parking- and provides the perfect retreat for that long promised short break, or small business conference.

Guest bedrooms are toilet and bathroom en-suite and include hairdryers, colour television and beverage making facilities - and they are centrally heated. Naturally the bedroom is an essential element of your stay here where we provide an ideal base from which to enjoy the surrounding countryside and coast - in addition to golf and private fishing activities, both of which are nearby.

The restaurant is perfect for either a leisurely lunch or as a place in which to relax at the end of a day of activity and sightseeing. The layout is such that the restaurant (which seats 55 people) can adapt to the requirements of both group and individual bookings. Incidentally, we usually offer reductions to early diners and the highlight of the week for many is our Sunday roast lunch. Bar meals and snacks are also available.

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www.thebandbdirectory.co.uk 4 B and B Strenneth, Fersfield, Nr Snetterton, Norfolk

Strenneth is a well established, family run business, in unspoiled countryside, ten minutes drive from the picturesque market town of Diss and only five minutes from the world-renowned Bressingham Gardens, Steam Museum and Redgrave and Lopham Fen.


Spectators and competitors to the Motor Racing Circuit at nearby Snetterton are always most welcome.

Offering first class accommodation, the 17th Century building has a wealth of exposed oak beams, fully renovated with a newer single storey courtyard wing. The seven bedrooms, including two four posters, are individually decorated with central heating, comfortable beds and armchairs

We have an Extensive Breakfast menu using local produce by prior arrangement Evening meals can be cooked by our chef using fresh local produce.

Strenneth makes an ideal central base for touring East Anglia.

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www.thebandbdirectory.co.uk Sunset Bed and Breakfast, Broad Haven, Haverford West, Pembrokeshire

Sunset Bed and Breakfast is a family run business situated in Broad Haven within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park with stunning views of the sea and open countryside.


A couple of minutes walk and you will discover the beautiful Broad Haven clean safe beach and coastal path which has a large variety of flowers and fauna which are at their best in May and June.

We are also within easy access of the Puffin Shuttle Coastal bus service, horse riding, watersports, boat trips, and visits to Skomer Island to see the Puffins. Broad Haven hosts a Londis Supermarket, Beach Shop, Post Office, three Pubs, 2 Restaurants, Caf├ęs and a Fish and Chip shop.

The picturesque village of Little Haven is a short walk and has a Bistro, three Pubs.

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www.thebandbdirectory.co.uk Grassington Lodge, Grassington, Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire

Grassington Lodge is an award winning contemporary guest house, which offers stylish and luxurious accommodation in a quiet setting close to the centre of Grassington, the capital village of Upper Wharfedale.


Guests will experience first class hospitality and a friendly service.

Lying on the edge of the River Wharfe in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Grassington is a picturesque village with a cobbled square and quaint streets. The village offers a good mix of interesting shops and restaurants along with several fine old pubs which serve a good selection of Yorkshire brewed ales and excellent food.

Grassington Lodge is an ideal base from which to explore the breathtaking and dramatic scenery (featured in the film Calendar Girls) on foot, cycle or by car. Within half an hour lie Harrogate, Ilkley and Haworth's "Bronte Country" with the market town of Skipton just 15 minutes away.

**Look out for Grassington Lodge on Channel 4's Four in a Bed which will be appearing on TV in the Spring**
 
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www.thebandbdirectory.co.uk Valley View, By Thurso, Caithness

A warm, Highland welcome awaits at the family home of Antoinette and Stephen Robertson-Carswell.

Relax in very comfortable surroundings and discover just how much there is to experience and enjoy in Caithness, the most northerly county in mainland Scotland.

With panoramic views across the bay to Dunnet Head and beyond, Valley views peaceful, country location is only 5 minutes drive from the main ferry link to the Orkney Islands and 25 minutes from John O’Groats. 15 minutes from the Castle of Mey and 2 miles from Thurso town Centre.
All are welcome at Valley View, especially children – please ask for a cot or high-chair – but, sadly, we cannot have visiting pets.

For the comfort of ourselves and other guests we would ask you not to smoke anywhere in the building.
As you will see from the photographs, the house is beautiful and is constantly being upgraded.  Antoinette is a locally renowned Interior Designer and loves to use her talent to bring out the best in their home.

Whatever your interest, your holiday is our business and we aim to please.
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www.thebandbdirectory.co.uk Brendon House, Brendon, Lynton, Devon

Formerly a farmhouse, Brendon House Bed & Breakfast was built circa 1780 and still retains many of the original features and character.

Situated in an acre of gardens on the village outskirts, elevated above the East Lyn river, with fields and rugged moorland at the rear, making it one of the best locations in the area. It is a very quiet and rural setting.

From the house the Brendon Valley sweeps east to Malmsmead, brought to fame by the book "Lorna Doone", and west to Watersmeet then onward to the villages of Lynton and Lynmouth.
Ian and Sandra have gained a reputation for good wholesome Devonshire cooking with many of the vegetables grown in the gardens and were Highly Commended "For providing excellent food and service" in the North Devon Good Food Awards 2003.

They take great pride in cooking and serving local meats, seafood and game, including rabbit, pheasant, partridge, hare and venison. Brendon house is licensed and has an excellent selection of good wines.
Brendon House is a "Country Guest House", with five letting rooms, residents lounge and restaurant. It is small enough to be warm, cosy and affordable, yet big enough to give all the comforts that many of the larger establishments offer.

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www.thebandbdirectory.co.uk The Bradford Hotel, Avonmouth Village, Bristol

The Bradford Hotel situated in Avonmouth, Bristol is family run offering good clean and very comfortable accommodation with most rooms being ensuite at reasonable prices.

All rooms have tea and coffee making facilities and colour TV. Most are en-suite.

The hotel is conveniently placed only being 2 mins drive from the M5 motorway and the town centre. Children are welcome and most extras can be provided by way of Irons and ironing boards and hairdryers.          
So whether your stay is for business or pleasure a warm welcome awaits you.    

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www.thebandbdirectory.co.uk Willow Court Lodge, Patchway, Bristol

We would like to welcome you to the family run Willow Court Lodge, that is ideally situated close to the M5, M4 and rail links Parkway Bristol (2 Miles), Temple Meads (8 Miles) and Bristol International Airport(approximately 15 Miles).

Your comfort is our concern; we hope you will enjoy your stay with us in one of our 20 en-suit rooms with colour TV, Coffee/Tea making facility, Hair Dryer & Direct Dialling Telephones, which is ideal should you wish to use the internet. We have ample parking at the rear of the Lodge.
From The Willows you have easy access to the North, South West & South Wales. Closer to the lodge there is the
           Aztec Business Park
           Almondsbury Business Park
           Rolls Royce
           BAC
           Airbus
           MOD
           The Mall at Cribbs Causeway
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www.thebandbdirectory.co.uk Dove Court Mini Lodge, Patchway, Bristol

Dove Court is a family run business offering bed & breakfast accommodation, situated just off the M5 at Patchway, Bristol.

The accommodation comprises of Single, Double/Twin and Triple rooms, these rooms are all en suite.
TV's, tea and coffee making facilities and continental breakfast are provided in all rooms.
We are very close to Aztec West Business Park, RAC, BAC, Orange, MOD and The Mall ( Cribbs Causeway).
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www.thebandbdirectory.co.uk The Old Hand & Diamond Inn, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Situated in beautiful open countryside on the Powys/ Shropshire border, The Old Hand & Diamond makes an excellent central base to visit all the delights of Shropshire’s county town – Shrewsbury, approximately 9 miles away (15 minutes by car). Please ask for details of our courtesy mini bus.

We have seven en-suite bedrooms, decorated in a traditional country style with exposed beams and interesting features.

A medieval market town renowned for its abundance of black and white Tudor buildings, also the beautiful Quarry Park with the Dingle garden which was designed and tended by the famous TV gardener, Percy Thrower. Shrewsbury hosts its annual Flower Show here in August.
The interior of the inn has a wealth of exposed beams. The bar has an inglenook fireplace and a large open fire lit during the winter months.

Open all day we serve a full range of beers and pride ourselves on at least three traditional ales, often including some that are brewed locally.
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www.thebandbdirectory.co.uk The Mayfair, Kirn, Dunoon, Argyll

You are assured of a warm and friendly welcome at The Mayfair. This is a beautiful Victorian Guest House, lovingly refurbished and retaining many original features.


There are stunning views of the Firth of Clyde. All rooms offer en-suite facilities, TV, radio and hairdryer. Relax and enjoy our comfortable guest lounge where you may borrow books or just enjoy the wonderful view. Free wireless internet available in some parts of the house.

We provide a memorable breakfast with plenty of choice and using only the finest quality ingredients.

Our aim is for guests to want to return and to bring their friends.

The property has stunning sea views over the Clyde estuary and is within easy reach of The Isle of Bute (Rothesay), Inveraray and the world-renowned botanic gardens of Benmore.

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www.thebandbdirectory.co.uk Best Western Priory Hotel, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk

Be our guest in Bury St Edmunds. BEST WESTERN Priory Hotel in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk is one of those rare and delightful discoveries; a privately owned and run hotel where the welcome is warm and personal, the standards high and the hospitality unique.
 
 
A true oasis of calm, the hotel is ideal for business travellers seeking peace and quiet away from the office, while our Grade II listed building is the perfect place to spend a romantic weekend too. Landscaped gardens and old priory walls only add to the tranquil environment!
 
With 3 AA rosettes for our food, free parking inside our walled grounds and excellent banqueting facilities, you'll want for nothing during your stay. And when you do visit, you'll see exactly why the hotel enjoys its reputation as a premier venue in East Anglia!
 
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www.thebandbdirectory.co.uk Homestead House, Nr Harborough, Leicestershire

Homestead House B&B lies on the edge of the village of Medbourne, only a short drive from Market Harborough, Corby and Kettering.
 
 
With over 25 years experience, Mrs June Wainwright offers a genuinely warm welcome to your comfy refuge in the glorious Leicestershire countryside.
 
Whether you are working or touring, you will not find a friendlier place to stay with quiet, peaceful views over unspoilt farmland in the beautiful Welland Valley.
 
It's no wonder that visitors return time after time. Medbourne is an unspoilt traditional English village. The manor house, the village pub beside the trickling brook, the church, the village green, all within a two minutes walk of Homestead House.
 
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www.thebandbdirectory.co.uk The Sun Hotel, Windermere, Cumbria

Situated in the village of Troutbeck Bridge, just 1 mile north of Windermere Village, you will find the iconic Sun Hotel, an 18th century inn steeped in history.


Characterful wooden beams and wood burning fire combined with a tastefully decorated modern interior, The Sun offers a wonderful place to come and appreciate the best in Lakeland hospitality. Run by Phil and Samantha Mansell, you will always receive a warm and friendly welcome.

Our aim is to provide you with the simple pleasures in life; Great Drink, Excellent Home-cooked Food, Live Music and, for those who require it, a warm bed for the night. We take great pride in providing guests and customers alike with a place where they can come and unwind away from hectic day to day living. So why not let us look after you?

It is ideal for all types of breaks including relaxing short mid-week or weekend breaks or for use as a base for walking, fishing, golfing, mountain biking or any adventure holiday.

This hotel has access to a shared private beach on the waters edge of lake Windermere (1/2 mile away) with fishing permits and boat launching facilities.

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