Good Hotel Guide Review
Birdsong fills the morning at this sophisticated B&B, in the sprawling grounds of the National Trust’s Buckland Abbey. Once the medieval abbey’s brew house, the refreshed, refreshing stone-built home is run with bonhomie by Bertie and Bryony Hancock. There are flowers in the drawing room, plus guidebooks and magazines; country-chic bedrooms with home-baked biscuits have restorative views through mullioned windows. Two cocooning, custom-built shepherd’s huts in a wooded copse are just right for stargazing. Guests breakfast on orchard fruit, honey from garden bees, eggs from the hosts’ rare-breed chickens. Residents receive passes for the abbey, and can explore its gardens outside public visiting times.
4. Plus 2 adult-only self-catering shepherd’s huts.
all year, shepherd’s huts open Mar–Oct.
drawing room, in-room TV (Freeview), terrace, garden, 700-acre grounds, parking.
not under 16.
per room B&B single £125–£175, double £140–£190. 2-night min. stay preferred at weekends.