Hartland Mill

Bideford, Devon
Bed & Breakfast

Amazing breakfasts, picnics for walkers, a lovely old pub on Hartland Quay… some of the treats in store at this warm, generous B&B


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 - 4


Cathy and James live with Ruby the labrador, in a storybook house on the edge of the world.

The welcome couldn’t be warmer, your hosts want to make your stay the very best. From the big airy guest sitting room to the candlelit dining room, all is as neat as a new pin. Breakfast has an outstanding menu that changes daily – overnight oats, full English with Cathy’s slow roasted herby tomatoes, freshly baked muffins, pancakes, eggs Benedict. No wonder guests don’t leave the convivial table for hours.

The seclusion is blissful – all you hear is the stream. From the garden you can take a walk to the coastal path. Hartland Abbey with its bluebell woods and garden is close by too. Cathy will prepare a home-cooked dinner for your return or you can try the Pattard Kitchen, a new favourite in nearby Clovelly; your generous hosts will drop you off.

Dining room in Hartland Mill

We think you'll love

  • Cathy and James – kind, generous and incredibly welcoming
  • The peace and serenity
  • The nearby unspoilt Hartland Peninsula
Living room with tea and cakes

Home truths

  • You have to drive for shops and going out for dinner
  • It’s not for seekers of bright lights


  • 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
4pm-9pm, please get in touch for early or late check in
Check out
10am, please get in touch for late check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights in high season. Children over 12 welcome.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Dinner, 2 courses, £15. BYO wine. Pubs/restaurants 10 minutes.


Nightly price
from £90
1 Twin/double
From £90
2 Doubles
From £90


Wonderful friendly welcome , spotless bedroom and bathroom , great sense of design and attention to detail in every room . Cathy and James are fabulous hosts and the cooking was excellent . 3 of us stayed there for 3 nights and had a different breakfast choice offered each morning . We also ate dinner the first night after a long stressful drive in high winds . Cathy is an excellent cook and the food was delicious and interesting . The gardens and stream are a work in progress with great opportunities . I've booked to return in March and look forward to seeing how the work is going .

Victoria, Rickmansworth

Hartland Mill is a first class bed and breakfast establishment . The owners Cathy and James where exceptional hosts giving us fabulous food and a beautiful room ,all in an idyllic setting . Log burner burning in the guest lounge and a cup of tea when we arrived . We would highly recommend this great bed and breakfast .

Meg, Longborough moreton in marsh

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The neighbourhood

The Mill is set in an acre of land with the river Abbey running along the perimeter. The village of Hartland can be reached in 2 minutes by car or 10 minute-walk along the lane. Hartland has a post office and general store, The Old Bakery does great coffee and great food can be found at Pattard Kitchen, The Kings Arms and the Wreckers Bar. From the house there are numerous walks to Hartland Point to the north, or to Speke's waterfall and beautiful beaches to the south.

Local points of interest from Cathy Walker

  • The Hartland Peninsula is an AONB, unspoiled and wild, with stunning cliffs and rock formations. A walker's paradise, the SW coast path ambles 5 mins drive away from us. And for all you budding photographers out there, an amazing, wave crashing backdrop.
  • For those of you who are closet beach bums, there are miles of wide sandy beaches with great surfing. Up to Braunton and Croyde or south to Sandymouth and Bude, there is something for everyone - these are some of the most stunning beaches in the world.
  • Apart from your top notch breakfast, there are some other foodie favourites. Pattard Kitchen and Hartland Quay (fabulous sunset while you quaff prosecco), Life's a Beach in Bude (sit on the verandah overlooking Summerleaze beach), tea at The Old Rectory.
  • Peace and tranquility will surround you. Dark sky will envelope you as you sleep and the sound of the stream and the birds in the woods will be the first things you hear as you wake. Breathe our clean air and jump off life's conveyor belt for a short time.
  • Or go to; Clovelly, Appledore, Instow, Bude, Sandymouth, Widemouth, Tintagel, Boscastle, Padstow, RHS Rosemoor, Hartland Abbey, Docton Mill, Lundy Island, the Tarka Trail, Speke's Mill waterfall, Welcombe Mouth beach, bluebells in April!


Cathy Walker

Cathy used to be a nurse, James is a teacher. They moved to Hartland for a challenge and to live in a truly beautiful place in a special house. Hartland Mill fitted the bill perfectly. They love the tranquillity, flora and fauna, and want to help guests experience a ‘huge breath of clean fresh air’ and get true relaxation. Food is a passion and Cathy revels in rustling up the ever-changing breakfast menu.