‘The combination of boho chic with a fine regard for comfort, and proprietors who behave like friends, is perfect. More

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Old Coombe Manor Farm
01803 722398

Hotel information


4. 1 in separate building by stream, plus 8 self-catering rooms available as B&B off-season.


Easter–New Year, self-catering only at Christmas, restaurant closed mid-week unless by arrangement.


dining room, honesty bar, sitting room, games room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), indoor swimming pool (8 by 4 metres), 2-acre garden, grass tennis court, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

classical in bar and breakfast room.


all ages welcomed.


allowed in bedrooms, not in public rooms.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.


[2016] per room B&B £110–£225. Set dinner £36. 1-night bookings refused at weekends.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘The combination of boho chic with a fine regard for comfort, and proprietors who behave like friends, is perfect.’ A family favourite, this farmhouse B&B in a secluded valley ‘seduces’ guests with its ‘abundant character and general bonhomie’. ‘Ebullient, efficient’ Richard and Sheila Johnston ‘welcome all with a generous spirit’ to their ‘relaxed’, ‘artistically extended’ 17th-century house. ‘It’s slightly haphazard, and may be rough around the edges, but its magic lies in having a quirky space where everyone can chat, get involved, and just be,’ say Guide inspectors in 2016. Mingle in the picture-lined lounge and ‘convivial’ bar; relax by the mural-decorated pool. Bedrooms and self-catering suites are ‘individually styled’, with English wallpaper, antiques, original art. ‘Imaginative’ dinners are bi-weekly, or by arrangement (‘timings relaxed’); an ‘ample tea’ is available for children. ‘Sheila is the queen of desserts’: chocolate truffle torte, crème brûlée, crumble with cream. Fortunately, ‘there are plenty of outdoor activities to balance this indulgence’: walks from the door, bicycles to borrow, games. (Angela Neustatter, RM)

Special offers

Spring Special Offer

We would love you to come and stay this spring and are offering a third night free if you book for two!  Please email or call us – 01803 722534  – and although we are now spring cleaning and taking a winter break we will be delighted to take book you in.  Available on all bed and breakfast rooms subject to availability between 14 March and end June, excluding school holidays.To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.

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Old Coombe Manor Farm

Guest comments

'Eccentric and quirky. It is not your standard hotel experience. The main house is quite old-fashioned but lovely. lots of details to keep you entertained. No such thing as a standard bedroom. ' - Bonnie Friend - May, 2016
'It seduced us the first time we went, and two decades on it is still a favourite. Its aficionados like the combination of boho chic with regard for comfort, and proprietors who behave like friends. The bar is a world of relaxed conviviality; the sitting room is the beating heart od FIngals. Dinners are three imaginative courses. ' - Angela Neustatter - August, 2015
'A green gem, in its own secluded little valley. Abundant in quiet and calm, in glorious plants and sculpture in the garden and mural-decorated pool room, in character and general bonhomie and a generous spirit. Timings are relaxed, so breakfast may not be ready on the dot of 9am, but Richard and Sheila look after you very well, without pretension. Children can be given ample and appropriate high tea. Breakfast is delicious. For rainy days, plenty of games, table football, a piano and pool, excellent indoor swimming pool. When the sun is out, it is simply perfect, with lawn tennis, boules, and the most relaxing ambiance. Well-behaved dogs are welcome but do not dominate. We enjoy a mix of self-catering and booking in for the odd meal. It is country, not glitzy, and you may find the occasional cobweb or spot of peeling wallpaper, but this is partly its appeal, and comfort, beauty and charm far outshine any small blemishes. ' - Rowena Moore - July, 2014

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