Victorian Bed and Breakfasts

April 9, 2010 at 3:16 pm 2 comments

The traditional B&B as we know it became popular with the invention of the seaside holiday in Victorian times, and there is still something about the homely elegance of a Victorian house which conjures up the quaint romance of B&B holidays past.

With tall sash windows letting in the summer sunshine and open fireplaces creating a warm and cosy atmosphere on cooler evenings, Victorian houses make the perfect setting for a relaxing escape.

Cobb Lane Bed and Breakfast in Birmingham, Alabama, USA

Victorian Bed and Breakfast Cobb LaneOffering a warm and friendly southern welcome is Cobb Lane Bed and Breakfast, a beautifully decorated Victorian home in Birmingham, Alabama.

The spacious guestrooms are lavishly furnished with luxurious fabrics and authentic period features such as graceful chandeliers and marble fireplaces, invoking the comfort and elegance of a bygone era. A restful night’s sleep is guaranteed, and guests wake up to a delicious breakfast served on fine china in the formal dining room.

Built in 1898 on a hill overlooking the young city of Birmingham, nowadays Cobb Lane Bed and Breakfast is located in the historic Five Points area, close to the University of Alabama.

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Grange View in Ayr, Scotland

Grange View is an elegant Victorian villa just two minutes from Ayr, a lively town whose excellent beach and proximity to Glasgow have made it a popular seaside destination since Victorian times.

The B&B has been tastefully restored, so while the original ornamental ceilings and cornices remain intact, each guestroom is equipped with an en-suite bathroom, a flat-screen television and a DVD player.

Husband and wife team Ross and Joanne Armour offer good old-fashioned hospitality including a traditional Scottish breakfast prepared using fresh ingredients from local Ayshire producers.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. lovefordesigns  |  September 5, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    DON’T GO to COBB LANE B&B!!!!! Don’t support these shady business owners!!!! Months ago I asked them about taking photos in the facility & they said it was fine. I called today and asked again just to make sure nothing has changed. I’m very professional and feel that it’s the respectful thing to do. I also wanted to make a reservation and they hung up in my face. I called back & I told them i understand their photo policy has changed, and it doesn’t hurt my feelings. I know businesses have rules because I have them too. But I still want to make a reservation for my boyfriends birthday. They said they didn’t want my reservation. #CLOWNS

    • 2. bedandbreakfastworldblog  |  September 6, 2011 at 8:20 am

      Hi there! Thanks for reading our blog and thanks for your comments – I will pass them onto the property.


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