Beara Farmhouse

Bideford, Devon
Bed & Breakfast

An enchanting old farmhouse in a quiet corner of Devon restored by talented creatives offering activities for families


2 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


At the bottom of a sheltered valley with sheep grazing in open fields, find a whitewashed farmhouse lovingly brought back to life from an old near-ruin, by talented Richard and Ann.It’s a friendly, unstuffy sort of place where you’ll feel at home. Wander the pretty gardens where Ann has laid brick paths and Richard has created a pond, now home to mallards and geese. You’re surrounded by open countryside and near enough to the north coast of both counties for days at the beach.Ask for a 6.30 breakfast if you want to catch the ferry to Lundy Island, return to a roaring fire and a glass of wine with maybe a cat at your feet. Richard will be happy to shoot a few arrows with you if you are interested in archery.

Beara Farmhouse - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • The creativity and warmth of Richard and Ann
  • Eating eggs from the resident hens for breakfast
  • The peace and seclusion
Beara Farmhouse - Gallery

Home truths

  • There’s no direct footpath from the property
  • The owners and other guests are near


  • 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


  • 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

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 find. We stayed two nights B&B. Delightful accommodation. Ann and Richard were charming hosts and talented. Ann for her paintings and cooking and Richard for his restoration skills on the farm buildings. Richard showed us the two self catering conversions. I was particularly struck by his idea to create the lounge of each upstairs to take advantage of the wonderful views. An attractive location in itself and well suited for visiting Rosemoor RHS garden, Bideford and the coast. We plan to return.

David, Wimborne

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

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

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

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

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

The area is home to sheep, buzzards, owls and the occasional deer, and the dark skies make for great stargazing. Buckland Brewer is a mile away where you’ll find a community shop and the excellent Coach & Horses pub. Head to Bideford (four miles) to watch local craftspeople at work in the Pannier market or mooch around the Burton Gallery’s regularly changing exhibitions. Both north Devon and Cornwall’s coasts aren’t far off, with Clovelly and Westward Ho! under ten miles - the former for a step back in time and the latter for miles of golden sand.

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.