Brook Farmhouse

Exeter, Devon
Bed & Breakfast

A glorious Devon cottage: huge fire, ancient spiral stairs, homemade juice, local bacon...with Dartmoor and the Cornish coast so close


1 room


Rooms sleep 2


Tuck yourself up in the peace and quiet of Paul and Penny’s whitewashed, thatched cottage, surrounded by glorious countryside. Inside find your own charming sitting room with a huge inglenook, good antiques, fresh flowers, and comfy sofa and chairs; breakfast here on homemade apple juice, eggs from the owners’ hens and delicious local bacon and sausages. Up the ancient spiral stone stairs is your warm, beamed bedroom with smooth linen, chintzy curtains, lots of cushions. You are near Dartmoor and can reach Devon beaches and the north Cornish coast; perfect for hearty walkers, birdwatchers, surfers and picnic-lovers.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • Credit cards
  • Dishwasher
  • 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

Special offer: Brook Farmhouse is offering 3 nights for the price of 2 during October and November. Come and enjoy the last of the West Country autumn colours and enjoy a roaring fire in our ancient farmhouse

Booking information

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No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Pub 2 miles.


Nightly price
from £80
Singles from £55 to £65.
1 Double
From £80


We really recommend this lovely bed and breakfast. Not only is the place very attractive and comfortable but Penny is an excellent host being very accommodating, friendly and her attention to detail is amazing. This place is not to be missed.

Annie, Leighton buzzard

What a wonderfully warm welcome we had from Penny and Paul; tea and home made biscuits in front of ta roaring fire in the comfortable private sitting room! The bedroom was spacious and extremely comfortable, fresh flowers and Penny's artistic touches made it very special. Brook House nestles in a beautiful, peaceful valley - perfect for a little getaway!.(the single track lane down to the cottage was a little daunting the first time but easily navigated after we knew what to expect!) We will definitely return to this beautiful part of Devon to relish Penny's hospitality again.

Leslie, Stroud

We had a wonderful stay at Brook Farmhouse. The room is beautifully presented and comfortable with every small detail considered. Penny and a Paul are lovely and greet you with warm drinks and cakes on arrival and after long walks. You have use of a cosy sitting room with a fire and breakfast was delicious. We can’t recommend it highly enough!

Jo, London

My friend and I spent 2 nights in this beautiful place. We both thought our rooms extremely comfortable and the breakfasts delicious, served in our own cozy sitting room where we spent one night settled in front of a roaring fire. Penny and Paul could not have been more wonderful and welcoming, helping out when my car broke down and giving me a lift to where I was working locally. This is a fantastic Bed and Breakfast, I highly recommend it.

Catherine, Winchster

What a stunning B&B experience- perfect in every way. A fantastic breakfast, amazing bedroom, a warm welcome. We loved it.

Catherine, Leeds

Quiet, comfy, cosy. An absolute delight to stay in such a wonderfully appointed old farmhouse. Loved the real cotton napkins tied with gingham ribbon, the fresh flowers, the smell of real wax polish, the beautifully appointed bedroom, the warm wood fire, the breakfast to set one up for the day. Everything about the place is of the highest quality. We hope to go back. Loved it!

Fef, Maidstone

We loved it here! The peace and quiet of the countryside and the lovely kind owners - the roaring fire was a treat as was the amazing freshly pressed home made apple juice. Absolute delight!

Lianka, Bristol

Have just returned from 3 nights in a very special place. Our own 16th century sitting room with log fire and quaint stairs upto a large and spacious bedroom. Everything delightfully furnished. The owners are a pleasure to meet and strike the perfect balance of being available with advice or leaving you to the privacy of your own appartment. Breakfast is top drawer and there are even two other bedrooms if you have family (sharing the one bathroom). The location is incredibly peaceful and the perfect hideaway. All in all, absolutely brilliant!

Richard, London

We had a fantastic stay at Brook Farmhouse. Penny and Paul made us feel very welcome and the house was beautiful. We had a perfect few days in Devon and it is thanks in massive part to our hosts giving us excellent advice on where to walk and where to eat. The room was so peaceful, we had a thoroughly relaxing and enjoyable stay. The bed and bedroom were very comfortable and the breakfast could not be faulted, from the toast, juice, cereal, yoghurt and cooked breakfast all from local ingredients and the farms own hen's eggs. I would heartily recommend this B&B, a real retreat and a real treat.


Absolutely beautiful and wonderfully relaxing bed and breakfast. Penny went all out to make sure we had a lovely stay, with tea and homemade shortbread on arrival and delicious breakfasts. The bedroom was beautiful, spacious and very relaxing. I would fully recommend a stay here.


We stayed at Brook Farmhouse as a way to break the long journey to Cornwall and we are so glad we did. The house is beautiful, the room is just perfect (the bed is extra comfy) and it is situated in the most picturesque little valley. There is a great pub nearby for a pint and lovely walks around the house. What a find! ps. breakfast with eggs from the chickens out the back was great!!


A generous and great welcome after a long journey .. tea and lemon drizzle cake in the garden on arrival. The bedroom was gorgeous with flowers and every detail thought of .. it is evident that Paul and Penny are true home makers. We loved it - thank you!


What a magical place - just like a picture book! I had a wonderful time at beautiful Brook Farm and wish I could have stayed longer. Such generous hospitality, elegant and thoughtful decoration and delicious breakfast. I would highly recommend a stay at Brook Farm.


Amazing B&B. Can just recommended this wonderful place. Neatly arranged and decorated rooms with fresh flowers and fruit basket. Everything looks just as you see it on their website. Fabulous breakfast! You don't want too leave that place. Very friedly host, giving good recommendations to spend the day and evenings. Nice walks and Pubs around, however not in walking distance.


Brook Farmhouse is an extremely pleasant and comfortable country house in the middle of nowhere, but not far from civilisation. Penny and Paul are charming hosts, the breakfast is opulent and delicious: this could just as well be a place to stay during wet and cold November days without leaving the house. In Summer it is a very convenient base to discover the beauties of Dartmoor, Dartmouth, Exeter..... Highly recommendable!


Our weekend at Brooke Farmhouse was everything we had hope for an more! The house was lovely, the beds very comfy, everything was clean and the breakfast in the morning was delicious!! Penny and Paul were very welcoming and accommodating and made our stay all the more pleasant having such friendly hosts, not to mention their adorable dogs who were also very sweet! We had a lovely stay, the surroundings are also beautiful. I would highly recommend to all!


We had a lovely break at this delightful B&B which was above expectations. Penny achieved a perfect balance between being attentive and giving us privacy. The accommodation is beautifully presented and maintained with extra homely touches like fresh flowers - even in the bathroom - fruit and chocolates. The bed and bedlinen are heavenly and the breakfast delicious and plentiful. Penny served us tea and home made cake by the log fire when we arrived and again when we returned from our walk the second day. Brook Farmhouse is excellent value and a real home from home!


Brook Farm House is such a charming place to stay. It felt like a beautiful corner of the world where we could get away and have some space. The lady of the house was so attentive throughout our stay - she was absolutely wonderful. Breakfast was delicious and cooked to order. Every time we came back from a walk, she would bring a in tray with a steaming hot pot of tea and some delicious home-made treats, which we enjoyed in the comfort of our own private sitting room. My favourites were the lemon drizzle loaf and her divine shortbread. She has since sent me the recipes for both. We'll be back!


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Paul & Penny Steadman

  • National Trust properties such as Killerton House, Knightshayes , Castle Drogo A La Ronde, Parke, Greenway, Finch Foundry, Coleton Fishacre, Buckland Abbey and Fingle Woods
  • RHS Garden at Rosemoor and a host of National Garden Scheme gardens open in the area. A copy of the Yellow Book is available.
  • Beautiful beaches within easy reach, South Devon, East Devon and North Cornwall Coast, as well as the Jurassic coast.
  • Moretonhampstead and The Gateway to Dartmoor and its 365 square miles is 15 minutes by car. Explore England's last great wilderness . The Two Moors Way a short distance away. Take a drive to the pretty Stanary Town of Chagford for good shops and eateries.
  • The National Trust and Woodland Trust have recently opened Fingle Woods, with improvements to tracks and paths along the River Teign. There are many lovely new walks to explore and cycle tracks to follow.
  • Close to the delightful Cathedral City of Exeter with the Royal Albert Museum, The Quay and the Cathedral. You can take in some retail therapy in Princesshay and sample many good restaurants and independent coffee shops. Easy access to Exeter University.