Coombe Farm

Barnstaple, Devon
Bed & Breakfast

Sleep to the hooting of owls, wake to homemade breakfast, a plunge in the pool, an Exmoor walk, a cycle ride – or simply relax


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


Easy-going, foodie, country-lovers fit right in here. Lisa and Matt, passionate about real food, cook home-grown dinners; charcuterie a speciality. Their fine old Devon long house sits in a green fold of farmland and you’re free to wander the garden, chat to the pigs, plunge in the invigorating pool. The dramatic Blue Room has a fab bathroom; the smaller, equally comfy Cloud Room, eponymous wallpaper; inviting Green Room has a wood-burner; find a quirky mix of family and brocante finds. There’s a snug sitting room full of art; continental breakfast can be in your room if you want. No 3 cycle route close by; Exmoor walks and coast 20 minutes.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • 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/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. 2 nights in high season.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.

Hose to wash muddy paws, stream running through the garden to splash in. Dog towels on request.

Max. 2 dogs.

Public footpath running through the property and into the woods. Cattle, sheep, pigs and chickens so dogs must be reliable or on a lead.

Dinner from £25. Restaurants 15 minutes walk.


Nightly price
from £75
Dinner, B&B £60-£70 per person.
2 Twin/doubles
From £80
1 Double
From £75


Matt and Lisa were wonderful hosts and made us feel very welcome. Their own sausages and bacon were excellent.

Terry, Axminster

A luxurious retreat with 5* accommodation and 5* hosts. Lisa and Matt's home is truly superb. The B&B is home from home but with the feel of a five star hotel (Lisa's homemade biscuits were fab along with Neal's Yard products in the bathroom). Breakfast: homemade granola with berries, yoghurt, eggs or bacon from the farm. Plenty of space to relax in the room, garden or designated living room. Lisa and Matt are fantastic cooks so would definitely recommend dinner at the farm. Cannot recommend this place highly enough. If you are looking for a restorative break, Coombe Farm ticks all the boxes.

Amy, Birmingham

Coombe Farm is a truly wonderful B&B. The hosts Lisa and Matt are relaxed and accommodating, in short the perfect hosts. The accommodation is beautiful yet comfortable, the situation magical and Lisa's cooking delicious. We cannot recommend Coombe Farm highly enough!

Lucy, Cheltenham

Coombe Farm is absolute bliss. There are so many subtle extra touches that make it a complete gem. The peaceful setting. The beautifully decorated and finished rooms. The homemade deliciousness of all the wonderful food on offer. And Lisa and Matt themselves - welcoming, friendly, calm and wonderfully efficient without being overbearing - nothing seems too much trouble (we weren't the most straightforward guests) - and they make it all look so easy. I can't recommend Coombe Farm enough.

Sophia, London

Beautiful accommodation in outstanding setting. Nothing was too much trouble for the owner Lisa. Would love to stay again, highly recommended.

Jeremy, York

Coombe Farm has to be one of the best B and Bs we have stayed in in the UK. Lisa and Matt were so welcoming and warm hearted. The Blue Room is beautiful, super comfy bed and fabulous bathroom. Breakfast was delicious and if you get the chance to sample their home cooking one evening then you are in for a treat! Thank you Lisa and Mark for looking after us so well!


Coombe Farm is in a delightful situation nestling deep in the countryside. The welcome was superb, a delicious three-course supper was provided without prior notice, the room was very comfortable and charmingly decorated as is the whole house.

Lyn, Chichester

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Lisa Eckford

  • We serve evening meals using rare breed free range meat reared on the farm and vegetables from our garden. We also make Hams and Salamis which many guests enjoy while they stay with us and take home with them.
  • We are a 15 minute stroll through fields and woodland to our local, the New Inn which serves great home made food. The restaurant at Broomhill Sculpture Park is also recommended, as is the Michelin starred Mason's Arms in Knowstone.
  • This is also a great place for cycling; towards Exmoor if you like it hilly, or on the Tarka trail towards Braunton or Bideford for a flat, off-road, tar-sealed ride (the longest one in the UK).
  • We are a short drive from some of the best surfing in the UK at Croyde, Putsborough or Saunton Sands. We have lockable storage available for any equipment you bring.
  • We are close to many beautiful gardens including Marwood Hill, Docton Mill and the RHS garden at Rosemoor, as well as many National Trust properties and sites.
  • There are many walks from the farm through surrounding fields and woodland. Coast and moorland walks are a short drive. We have maps you can borrow and lots of suggestions for our favourite walks.