Beara Farmhouse

Bideford, Devon
Bed & Breakfast

A charming home full of original hand-crafted pieces. Comfy sitting room, huge open fire, pretty bedrooms - and hosts who love having guests


2 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


The moment you arrive at the whitewashed farmhouse you feel the affection your hosts have for their home and gardens. Richard is a lover of wood and a fine craftsman โ€“ every room echoes his talent; he also created the pond that’s home to mallards and geese. Ann has laid brick paths, stencilled, stitched and painted, all with an eye for colour; bedrooms and guest sitting room are delectable and snug. Open farmland all around, sheep, hens in the yard, the Tarka Trail on your doorstep and hosts happy to give you 6.30am breakfast should you plan a day on Lundy Island. Guests love this place.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


  • Pub 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

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights at weekends, bank holidays & June - September.
20 December to 5 January.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Pub 1.5 miles.


Nightly price
from £80
Singles by arrangement.
1 Double
From £80
1 Twin
From £80


What a lovely place to stay. Ann and Richard were welcoming and charming and made us feel really at home. We stayed B&B in the main house and had a lovely breakfast. It is a beautiful and peaceful location and we will definitely stay there again if we are in the area. Richard also showed us round the cottages which were amazing - look out for the beautifully crafted secret bed!

Maggie, Alton, hampshire

This truly is a special place to stay. We stayed in Sparrows, which was spacious, beautifully decorated and extremely well appointed. The views of the rolling hills from the Juliette windows were to die for and the kids had a fabulous time tearing around the huge garden and making good use of the zip wire and swings. Richard was very helpful and gave us some super tips for things to do nearby. Ann's homemade scones were consumed within minutes and were a lovely touch. I don't have a negative word to say about the place and I can't wait to come back again.

Sarah, Oxford

Words cannot describe how amazingly beautiful Beara Farmhouse is. Richard is a man with a very gifted artistic talent with an amazing imagination. Everything about Beara Farmhouse takes our breath away every where you look is so very special. Great for couples & family's alike with the surrounding rolling hills. Even Richard has added things for the children to play withlike the zip wire. There is even a little dream house for the children to play in. The buildings have been restored to by a very talented man. Wonderful breakfast & a gorgeous comfy room & bed. Outstanding B&B.

Geoff, Deal

What a find! We could not have been made to feel more welcome... and were charmed by the whole place. Lovely comfy bed and delicious breakfasts. Only sorry that we couldn't have stayed longer!

Diana, Kingsbridge

We were charmed down to the ground by Ann and Richard; just lovely, warm, inviting people. You can feel the years of having carefully crafting their house and packed it with personality. The bedrooms, the breakfast room, the garden, the lot. Really really nice. Thanks for a beautiful stay.


We stayed overnight at Beara Farmhouse and had a wonderful time! Ann and Richard went out of their way to be helpful and make our stay enjoyable - even giving me a birthday card at breakfast time. The house itself is a treasure trove and the gardens are beautiful. An idyllic place. I wished we could have stayed longer. We'll be back!


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Ann & Richard Dorsett

  • RHS Rosemoor an amazing garden to visit any time of year. Excellent cafe and plant sales area.
  • Westward ho! miles of golden sand and eateries for all ages. Then maybe The Big Sheep very popular with young families lambs to bottle feed, soft play area,tractor rides and much more.
  • Clovelly . Step back in time with a visit to this unique fishing village. Kingsley wrote the Water Babies here.
  • The South West coast path, the most stunning coastal scenery and countryside . Walk all day or just a few miles for total relaxation.
  • The Tarka Trail . Cycle trail coastal and countryside along the river Torridge the birthplace of Tarka the otter. Cycle hire atTorrington and Bideford .
  • Hartland Quay wonderful rugged rock formation the place of many ship wrecks. Visit Hartland Abbey and gardens, the historic home of the Stucley family, founded by Augustinian monks in 1157. Enjoy the house and beautiful valley walk to the Atlantiv ocean,


Ann & Richard Dorsett

Richard and Ann have lived here for 20 years rescuing Beara from many years of neglect and turning derelict farm buildings into comfortable holiday lets. They were captivated by Beara, it was love at first sight. Richard has been involved with restoring ancient buildings for most of his working life and has plenty of projects on the go. Richard enjoys archery and is happy to shoot a few arrows with guests and Ann is a keen gardener.