Beachborough Country House

Barnstaple, Devon
Bed & Breakfast

Come for big characterful bedrooms, happy hens in delicious gardens and good food from a lively hostess. And the beach at Combe Martin...


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


Welcome to this gracious 18th-century rectory with stone-flagged floors, lofty windows, wooden shutters and glorious rugs. Viviane is vivacious and spoils you with dinners and breakfasts from the Aga; dine in the elegant dining room before a twinkling fire. Hens cluck, horses whinny but otherwise the peace is deep. Ease any walker’s pains away in a steaming roll top tub; lap up country views from big airy bedrooms. There’s a games room for kids in the outbuildings and a stream winds through the garden – a delicious three acres of vegetables and roses. Huge fun.


  • 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
  • Credit cards
  • 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

Booking restrictions
Pets by arrangement.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Dinner, 2-3 courses, £22.50 to £27.50. Catering for house parties. Pub 3 miles.


Nightly price
from £90
Singles £65.
1 Twin/double
From £90
2 Doubles
From £90


This is the second time we have stayed at Beachborough House and every time it exceeds our expectations. Our room was huge with fantastic views over the garden and hills - make plenty of time to wander around the garden as it is beautiful. Vivian is a vibrant and cheery host and very happy to show you the 'before' and 'after' photos of the project they took on when buying Beachborough House. A lovely place, amazing breakfast and breakfast room and we will definitely be back.

Maggie, Alton, hampshire

Wonderful stay - beautiful big room with huge windows looking out over green fields and rose filled garden. Properly comfy bed and warm welcome for dogs. A proper old fashioned country house B&B in the very best sense. Great pub for supper - Fox and Goose - with all locally sourced fish - delicious in a cosy, unpretentious atmosphere.

Iris, Stroud

We have just returned from a weekend at Beachborough Country House and I have to say this is a wonderful place. The house and garden are beautiful and secluded and the owner, Viviane, is charming. I cannot recommend this more highly.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Viviane Clout

  • Great gardens - RHS Rosemoor, Marwood. Arlington Court
  • Walking and riding on Exmoor. Plenty of route suggestions and maps available. Also the South west coast path goes in both directions from here.
  • All North Devons amazing sandy beaches are within striking distance plus many more little known and hidden coastal spots. Eat Authentic Siri Lankan c urries overlooking the Atlantic with Lundy in the distance. -
  • Beachborough opens with the National Garden Scheme Saturday June 23 and Sunday June 24th 2018, Delicious WI cream teas and cakes
  • Arlington Court NT - 2 miles. The home of Miss Chichester.
  • Exmoor night sky has now received international status with a week of celebrations in October.