Take your pick of budget budget british bed and breakfast locations while staying in historic Oxford.

Nothing is quite as charming as lounging in a bed and breakfast among the quaint English village-side, sipping a cup of Earl Grey or coming back to a fluffy robe and five-star bed after a long day of sight-seeing in the big city. These B&B’s are at just the right price with all of the amenities of home and more, to make for a comfortable, enjoyable stay. Try any of these budget British bed and breakfast spots for a jolly good time.


Rose and Crown Bed and Breakfast

Established in 1786, the Rose and Crown Pub/Bed and Breakfast is a captivating establishment with simple, alluring rooms and a pub right downstairs. The rooms feature flat screen televisions, a wardrobe, desk and private baths. The pub beholds quirky mismatched chairs and interesting signs. There is a certain old-English charm to it. It also hosts a beer garden and delicious burgers and fries.

The bed and breakfast will run around A$99 per night.

Chelmsford Place Guesthouse

This family-run guesthouse is only a 10-minute walk from the historic city centre, so you will feel right in the middle of all the action during your stay. Within the bed and breakfast is a dining room with cosy fireplace. You can expect a complimentary continental breakfast with English, Vegan, Vegetarian and Coeliac options to accommodate everyone in your party. All rooms have an en-suite and wireless Internet access.

At just A$90, this is a great budget-friendly option for your holiday to York.


Anstey Hall

This picturesque-mansion may not be the lowest priced option but will make for a beautiful getaway while visiting Cambridge. The en-suite rooms feature four poster beds, antique furniture and post-impressionist paintings, tea and coffee in each room, free-Wi-Fi and televisions and a complimentary, self-service breakfast each morning.

The bed and breakfast rates start at A$164 per night.

Ayah Villa Guesthouse

This stylish contemporary bed and breakfast is located just three miles from the Cambridge city centre and offers all of the accommodations from home. In the en-suite rooms you will find satellite television, DVD players, and Wi-Fi access. Each guest is offered complimentary buffet-style breakfast each morning. There is a beautiful back yard with an outside dining terrace to enjoy a lovely snack or catch up on some light reading.

This accommodation starts at A$73 per night, a perfect budget-friendly choice.


Five Mile Guest House

Located right in North Oxford, Five Mile Guest House is a great place to stay when you want to be close to all of oxford’s attractions. Located right on the main bus route, you can travel into the city centre in less than 10 minutes. This route will also link to the routes for popular attractions such as Blenheim Palace, Warwick Castle, Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon, and the Bicester Village Designer Outlet for those seeking to shop until they drop.

All rooms are fully en-suite with complimentary refreshment trays, free Internet, mini fridges and televisions.

Rates start at A$118 per night.

Athena Guest House

This beautiful, original red-brick Victorian house is a friendly guest house in Oxford offering en-suite rooms with tea and coffee trays, TV and DVD player, as well as wireless and wired Internet connections to accommodate all. Breakfast is all included in pricing, which starts at A$88 per night.

Located in East Oxford, this area boasts its own shopping area or for those hoping to travel to city centre, it can be reached easily by bus or car.


The Old Crown B&B

This beautiful, historic bed and breakfast is in the perfect location to visit area attractions such as amusement parks, art galleries and the zoo, among others. For the days that you would prefer to stay in and relax, the inn offers board games, billiards, a game room, videos, a piano, etc. The rooms offer an amenities basket, bath robes, coffee/tea, DVD players, Internet, whirlpool tub and private entrance.

There is also a bar/pub attached, so no need to even leave the grounds on a chilly or drizzly day.

Rates start at A$147 per night.

Lincoln House Hotel

Located right in city centre, the Lincoln House Hotel will allow for an incredible stay with approximation to all of your sight-seeing events. All rooms have en-suite facilities, satellite flat screen TV’s, tea/coffee, fridge and mini bar, and free Wi-Fi. The facilities offer a continental breakfast served to your room, free luggage storage after check-out throughout the day, free in-house self-service laundry facilities, desktop computer access for free with free photocopying and fax access.

Starting at just A$89, this is the best value for its location and amenities.


Thornhill Lodge Guest House

Upon arrival at this four-star guest house, you will be greeted with a scrumptious home-baked rock cake and comfortable guest rooms. Situated in a quiet residential area, this convenient guest house may be ideal for those wanting peace and quiet. Obtaining peace doesn’t mean you have to miss out on any of the fun, or travel a ways to get it, Thornhill Lodge is only one mile from the Derby city centre, and located ideally for visitors of Rolls Royce, Bombardier and Toyota.

The spacious en-suites offer free Wi-Fi connection, DVD players, fluffy bathrobes, tea/coffee and televisions. Breakfast is included in the fee with numerous hot or cold options and accommodations for all nutrition sensitivities or preferences. There is also a fully-equipped kitchen for guests to use when craving a late-night snack or a mid-day treat.

Rates start at A$80 per night.

The Great Northern

This gorgeous pub and bed and breakfast offers a luxurious stay in the perfect location. Each room is designed in a luxurious, boutique style with extra comfy beds, great bathrooms, attractive furnishings and complimentary Wi-Fi, tea/coffee, ironing boards and hair dryers.

The pub in the main building offers a selection of tasty meals and delightful drinks. Relax in the interior dining room or laugh among friends on the outdoor patio.

Rates start at A$137 per night, with optional breakfast.

With so many amazing options for bed and breakfasts on a budget, you may even want to take a tour of the countryside instead of just taking a long weekend. Comfort, affordability, delicious food and cosy amenities await you at each of this list’s destinations. While you’re imagining your time in England and making travel plans, don’t forget about travel insurance, and all the benefits of purchasing a policy before leaving on an international holiday.

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