Dartmouth, Devon
Bed & Breakfast

Full of personality, occasionally chaotic, much-loved and a joy to stay in. Those with intelligence, humour and soul will adore it here


2 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


Welcome to an institution from our first B&B book. We call it an ‘institution’ not because it has been going so long that some of the original guests’ grandchildren now take their girlfriends, but because it has always been beyond categorisation. Richard and Sheila are moving back into their Queen Anne manor farmhouse and winding down – but as ever doing it their own way. Stay in a country house room, or self-cater in rooms nattily converted into apartments. The old laissez-faire atmosphere remains: honesty bar, wood-panelled dining room (dinner on occasion), grass court, pool and gym. Not your run-of-the-mill B&B… but nor are your hosts.


  • 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

Booking restrictions
Minimum two nights at weekends.
Mid-January to mid-March.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Dinner £36. Pub 1 mile; restaurants 6 miles.


Nightly price
from £110
Extra bed/sofabed available £15 per person per night.
1 Family room for 4
From £170
2 Doubles
From £110


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Richard & Sheila Johnston

  • Take up boating on the River Dart in a dinghy, canoe or motor boat.
  • Visit Agatha Christie's Greenway House across the river.
  • Take the kids on a steam train or even a steam boat ride.
  • Swim from a beautiful Blue Flag beach, only 20 minutes drive away.
  • The South West Coast path has miles of stunning walks.
  • Colourful, enticing markets all year in Totnes and Dartmouth.