If you’re looking for one last break for 2021, why not take a look at some of the amazing B&Bs that can be found in North Devon? There is something very special about staying in a Bed and Breakfast. Often, the hosts live on site offering invaluable local knowledge, plus there is that incredible locally sourced breakfast to help you start the day. Not only that, but a stay here is often cosy and informal, with a familiar, homely feeling.
If that isn’t enough to tempt you, because B&Bs are independently run, you can often find amazing last minute deals so make sure to keep your eye on our special offers page so you don’t miss out!
If you’re someone that likes exploring and spending time out and about, a Bed and Breakfast is a great option, you aren’t tied into hotel mealtimes and there are often no curfews, with you able to come and go as you please. What could be better than having a good breakfast to start you off and then having the freedom to explore at your own leisure? Much like other accommodation, there are a whole host of B&B options, so you can easily find one that suits your budget and taste. Take a look at some of our suggestions below.
For those of you that like the idea of living like a local, check out the properties looked after by North Devon Farm Holidays. They have farmhouse B&B accommodation all over North Devon, perfect for anyone who wants to escape the everyday and retreat into an idyllic rural world for a few days. These properties are all based on farms, so there are plenty of walking opportunities and gorgeous views.
Image: Heasley House
If a rural retreat sounds like your sort of thing, check out Heasley House. Located on the edge of the Exmoor National Park, this former Georgian home is beautifully decorated, plus you get a free welcome drink and a little treat on your arrival. Guests can spend their days having adventures on the moor and their evenings in the fully licensed bar where you can also find a shuffleboard table, pizza oven and bbq all available for your use.
Another great location for a break in North Devon is the premier town of Barnstaple. At one time, this was the largest town in the county and is still a hub of events and activities, including the historic pannier market – the perfect place for picking up little gifts for Christmas and of course, food and drink should you need some refreshments. Heddons Gate Hotel can be found on the outskirts of Barnstaple overlooking the South West Coast Path in the Heddon Valley. It has the illusion of being remote without being too far from civilisation and is also close to picturesque places like Lynton and Combe Martin, so you can really enjoy the best of both worlds. They’re also dog friendly, so you can bring your four legged friends with you!
Image: Varley House
One of the biggest draws of North Devon is the coastline. With award winning beaches and perfect conditions for surfing – even in the winter, the coastal towns are a great place to visit all year around and there are plenty of B&Bs for you to choose from! In Ilfracombe is Varley House which overlooks the pretty Hillsborough Nature Reserve and has views of the coast around this stunning harbour town. The house was initially built for officers returning home from the Boer War and still retains its generous rooms and stylish furnishings, plus guests are welcome to make use of their onsite parking and garden – there’s always the chance to catch some winter sun!
Whether you’re looking for five star luxury or intimate and cosy, you’re never too far from a beautiful, comfortable bed and breakfast just waiting to welcome you. Find more B&Bs here.