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 country house style, the elegant drawing room has an open fire, fresh flowers; maps and guidebooks. Mullioned windows in the airy, pretty first-floor bedrooms reveal glorious views; bathrooms are glamorous, with a 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 passes for the abbey, one-time home of Sir Francis Drake, and its gardens. For romantics, luxury shepherd’s cabins have a glass ceiling above the bed; a wood-burner; DIY provisions in the galley kitchen.
4. Plus 2 adult-only self-catering shepherd’s huts.
drawing room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), terrace, garden, 700-acre grounds, parking.
not under 16.
per room single £125–£175, double B&B £140–£190. 2-night min. stay preferred weekends.