4, plus 2 adult-only self-catering shepherd’s huts.
drawing room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, terrace, garden, 700-acre grounds, parking.
per room B&B £140–£190.
Good Hotel Guide Review
In the former brew house, Bertie and Bryony Hancock’s sophisticated B&B is surrounded by the National Trust’s Buckland Abbey estate. Impeccably designed in contemporary country house style, the elegant drawing room has an open fire, fresh flowers; maps and guide books. Mullioned windows in the light, airy and pretty first-floor bedrooms reveal glorious views; bathrooms are glamorous, with a free-standing roll-top bath. Breakfast includes eggs from the owners’ rare breed chickens, meat from their saddleback pigs, and groat’s pudding, a Devon speciality. Residents receive complimentary passes for the abbey, the one-time home of Sir Francis Drake, and access to its gardens. For romantics, luxury shepherd’s cabins have a glass ceiling above the bed; a wood-burner; DIY provisions in the galley kitchen.