Blue skies and sunny days are finally upon us and all we can think about is escaping the office and heading out to search for horizons new.
Have you thought about leaving your passport at home this summer and exploring the delights and hidden gems that the British Isles have to offer instead? We’ve rounded up a diverse selection of vegan friendly accommodation from Penzance up to the Scottish Highlands and beyond to help you find your perfect, summer escapism.
Bay Tree House, East Sussex
Bay Tree House is situated near the popular seaside resort of Hastings. Set in a stylish, Victorian House dating back to the 1800s, the vegan hotel is family run and pet friendly. The hotel has 16 light and airy rooms with original, gothic features. Tariffs range from £90 to £130.
Bleujennow is a beautiful, Victorian house located in Penzance and one of the three vegan-only B&Bs in Cornwall. With stunning views looking out over the town and harbor, this eco-friendly guesthouse has solar panels, low energy lights, recycling and sources fair trade and local produce, with herbs grown in their garden. Expect to wake up to freshly squeezed juices and smoothies and a full vegan, English breakfast. They’ll even make you a vegan picnic to take on your days out. Rooms range from £70, depending on the season.
The Ferns B&B, Shropshire
The Ferns is set in a Georgian town house and run by Linda Fletcher, a vegetarian of 46 years. Set in the historic town of Newport, near Shropshire and Staffordshire, prices range from £45 to £65 with a hearty home-cooked veggie or vegan breakfast included. Meals are made with fresh fruit and vegetables from their organic garden, teas and coffees are fair trade and the bread is sourced from a local artisan baker.
Cuildorag House, Scotland
Located in the West Highlands in between Glasgow and Inverness, Cuildorag House is surrounded by stunning gardens frequently visited by wildlife including badgers, deer and red squirrels. Guests have even reported spotting sharks and otters on the shore the house sits on, just 150 meters away. Meals are created with fair trade and organic ingredients, where possible. Rooms range from £15 for a single up to £95 for a family room.
Lakeland Living, Lake District
Veggie Lakeland Living is a cosy B&B nestled in Cockermouth, in the scenic area of the Lake District. At just £35 per night, this beautiful B&B caters for vegetarians and vegans with a range of delicious gluten free options. Their hearty breakfast was awarded ‘Best Veggie Breakfast’ by the Vegetarian Society.
Cheltenham Lawn, Cheltenham
Situated in a beautiful, regency town house, Cheltenham Lawn has an award winning, meat free menu with locally and personally sourced produce. Their drawing room plays host to Creative Workshops where guests can learn to draw with chalks and pastels, still life and sewing and textiles activities. Their 7 modern rooms range from £45 for an en-suite single to £120 for a super-king size.
Heyford Vegan B&B, Oxfordshire
Heyford Vegan B&B is located in the scenic and historic market town of Bicester in Oxfordshire. Run by Jenny who has been vegan for seven years as a result of her strong belief that this is the most sustainable and ecological way of living. Rooms range from £32 for a child’s room to £58 for a double, which includes a hearty, homemade, vegan breakfast. Expect to be greeted by Jenny’s friendly, vegan lurcher on arrival!
Fox Hall B&B, Cumbria
Fox Hall is a dedicated vegan only guesthouse situated in Prizlet Stables, just two miles from Kendal in Cumbria. With stunning views across the River Kent valley, Sylvia and Chris have run their vegan B&B for 17 years and host vegan cookery classes throughout the year. Their fresh and modern rooms are available from £25 to £45.
Heartsprings Retreat, Cotswolds
Maddie Lynfield has been running Heartspring Retreats in the Slad Valley for 14 years. Located in a beautiful and cosy, eco-friendly building surrounded by pristine gardens, guests can book a 4 night mid-week or a 2 night weekend stay. Sessions are tailored to individual needs and provide an opportunity to escape the stresses and strains of everyday life. A range of therapies are on offer, including healing presence, massage, meditation and yoga. Visit the website for a full range of retreat prices.
Ambleside Manor, Ambleside
Ambleside Manor is a grand, Victorian Manor house, with a sweeping drive and relaxing gardens, situated close to Lake Windermere and Ambleside village. Two of their own award winning, vegetarian / vegan restaurants; Fellicis and Zefferellis are just a short walk away. Tariffs run on booking a minimum of three nights with dinner included on two and range from £345 to £430.
Graiafryn Guest House, Snowdon
If the big outdoors is your kind of thing then Graianfryn Guest House is the ideal place for you. Located just 3 miles from stunning Snowdon in North Wales, in between the mountains and sea, the area offers an abundance of activities from cycling, hiking and scenic beach walks. Tariffs range from £32 to £60 with healthy, organic, veggie and vegan, home cooked meals included.
Ceridwen Centre, Llandysul
Situated on an organic farm in West Wales, the Ceridwen Centre in Llandysul offers guests a wide range of accommodation options; Ceridwen is a large house, which sleeps 19 or you can opt to stay in the Byrne B&B. There are also Middle Eastern Yurts available along with the choice of staying in an up-cycled caravan called the ‘Hop Shack’ or a hand-made Eco Pod made from recycled materials. An authentic, off-grid, Romany Gypsy Wagon is also on offer or two cosy, double guest rooms in the main Farmhouse. All food served is vegetarian and vegan, made from fresh and seasonal local produce. Visit the website for a full range of tariffs.