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World’s best B&B is in Torquay (just round the corner from Fawlty Towers)

The 25 Boutique B&B in Torquay has been named the world’s best. Credit: TripAdvisor/PA

A B&B just round the corner from the fictitious location for Fawlty Towers has been named the world's best by a travel review website.

Torquay’s The 25 Boutique B&B scooped the title in TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice awards.

The five-star accommodation is streets ahead of – but only a stone’s throw away from – the inspiration for John Cleese's sitcom Fawlty Towers, which was set in the English Riviera.

John Cleese's creation Basil Fawlty presided over the disastrous Fawlty Towers in the classic sitcom. Credit: PA

Its owners, Andy and Julian Banner-Price, said: “We were absolutely thrilled to hear that The 25 has been named as the best B&B in the world.

“We love creating special and memorable experiences for our guests and receiving their excellent reviews makes our hard work truly rewarding.”

A colourful lamp in the reception area Credit: TripAdvisor/PA

The 25 Boutique B&B features six bedrooms with “cutting-edge” design and technology such as voice-controlled televisions, lighting and air conditioning.

It is one of five UK B&Bs ranked in the world’s top 10.

The B&B features six bedrooms Credit: TripAdvisor/PA

Bindon Bottom B&B in West Lulworth, Dorset, was in third place, while The Grange in Fylingthorpe, North Yorkshire, and Swallows Rest in Brigstock, Northamptonshire, took fourth and fifth spots respectively.

The 25 Boutique B&B is one of five in the UK in the world’s top 10 Credit: TripAdvisor/PA

Hillstone Lodge in Colbost on the Isle of Skye came in seventh.

TripAdvisor spokeswoman Hayley Coleman said: “The B&B has long held its status as a British institution so it’s great to see the UK recognised worldwide for doing the B&B best.”