Beachborough Country House

Barnstaple, Devon
Bed & Breakfast

Come for big characterful bedrooms, happy hens in delicious gardens and good food from a lively hostess. And the beach at Combe Martin...


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


Welcome to this gracious 18th-century rectory with stone-flagged floors, lofty windows, wooden shutters and glorious rugs. Viviane is vivacious and spoils you with dinners and breakfasts from the Aga; dine in the elegant dining room before a twinkling fire. Hens cluck, horses whinny but otherwise the peace is deep. Ease any walker’s pains away in a steaming roll top tub; lap up country views from big airy bedrooms. There’s a games room for kids in the outbuildings and a stream winds through the garden – a delicious three acres of vegetables and roses. Huge fun.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Pets by arrangement.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Occasional dinner, 2-3 courses, £22.50-£27.50. Catering for house parties. Pub 3 miles.


Nightly price
from £95
Singles £70. Extra bed/sofabed available £10-£30 per person per night.
1 Twin/double
From £95
2 Doubles
From £95


My room was huge and had a very comfortable bed and garden views. Viviane was friendly and helpful and did a great supper with heaps of vegetables from the garden.

Wendy, Sawday's inspector

Stunning house and gardens. Very friendly and helpful host. Highly recommended.

Annie, Leighton buzzard

This is the second time we have stayed at Beachborough House and every time it exceeds our expectations. Our room was huge with fantastic views over the garden and hills - make plenty of time to wander around the garden as it is beautiful. Vivian is a vibrant and cheery host and very happy to show you the 'before' and 'after' photos of the project they took on when buying Beachborough House. A lovely place, amazing breakfast and breakfast room and we will definitely be back.

Maggie, Alton, hampshire

Wonderful stay - beautiful big room with huge windows looking out over green fields and rose filled garden. Properly comfy bed and warm welcome for dogs. A proper old fashioned country house B&B in the very best sense. Great pub for supper - Fox and Goose - with all locally sourced fish - delicious in a cosy, unpretentious atmosphere.

Iris, Stroud

We have just returned from a weekend at Beachborough Country House and I have to say this is a wonderful place. The house and garden are beautiful and secluded and the owner, Viviane, is charming. I cannot recommend this more highly.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Viviane Clout

  • Great gardens - RHS Rosemoor, Marwood. Arlington Court
  • Walking and riding on Exmoor. Plenty of route suggestions and maps available. Also the South west coast path goes in both directions from here.
  • All North Devons amazing sandy beaches are within striking distance plus many more little known and hidden coastal spots. Eat Authentic Siri Lankan c urries overlooking the Atlantic with Lundy in the distance. -
  • Beachborough opens with the National Garden Scheme Saturday June 23 and Sunday June 24th 2018, Delicious WI cream teas and cakes
  • Arlington Court NT - 2 miles. The home of Miss Chichester.
  • Exmoor night sky has now received international status with a week of celebrations in October.