Bovey Tracey, Devon
Bed & Breakfast

Victorian townhouse on the edge of Dartmoor with a relaxed, friendly feel. A hearty breakfast will set you up for exploring the moors


2 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


This large family house has a laid-back atmosphere. Local art and family photos are dotted about and Helen greets you with a cup of tea.Big comfy bedrooms have Dartmoor views, flowers and a sofa. Helen loves to cook, and you wake to a generous breakfast of homemade bread and jams, fruit, home-laid eggs, local sausages and bacon – served in her cheerful conservatory in summer, or by the wood-burner in winter.Stroll to charming Bovey Tracy in a few minutes, visit nearby National Trust estate Parke where the river Dart flows, or head off onto Dartmoor for walking and cycling. You can sit and chat in the pretty back garden by a fire pit under the stars on your return.

Dining room tale made up for food with wood burner

We think you'll love

  • Being on the edge of Dartmoor – you can even glimpse Haytor from the bedroom windows
  • The breakfast - foodie Helen is a keen and generous cook
  • The big comfortable bedrooms
Double bedroom at Clarendon, Devon

Home truths

  • The house is on the road that leads into Bovey Tracey, it’s not that busy but you might hear a bit of traffic noise


  • 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

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Cot available. Parking on-site.
Pubs/restaurants 5-minute walk.


Nightly price
from £80
Extra double bed/sofa bed available £20 per person per night.
1 Twin/double
From £80
1 Double
From £80


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The neighbourhood

Clarendon is situated close to the centre of Bovey Tracey, a market town perched on the edge of dramatic Dartmoor National Park. You can walk to the high street in less than 5 minutes where you’ll find plenty of shops and restaurants. The Dolphin Hotel and Cromwell Pub both have delicious menus. Parke is a 20-minute walk and you can walk straight to the moors from Clarendon or drive into the heart of the National Park in 30 minutes.

Local points of interest from Helen Smith

  • Bovey, known as “the Gateway to the Moor”, is ideally located for enjoying all that Dartmoor has to offer: spectacular scenery, walking, history, wildlife, and the very real likelihood of being somewhere without any other people - rare indeed!
  • Half an hour’s drive will take you to Plymouth, or Exeter, and Torquay is even closer. Culturally, lots to see and do, or you can shop ‘til you drop. For a different shopping experience, enjoy a day at bohemian Totnes, especially on market days.
  • We’re spoilt for choice when it comes to beaches! Depending on whether you want to walk on the beach, swim, surf, or paddle in rock pools, it’s easy to get to Teigmouth, Dawlish, Bigbury, Bantham, Torquay, or Exmouth. And there are lots more!
  • The nearby town of Ashburton has at least 10 antique shops, enough for any bargain hunter. Interspersed with gift shops and cafes, this is an ideal place to browse away the hours. We love the Moorish café for cake, or delicious Tapas.
  • Walk from Clarendon to Parke, National Trust woodland estate. Gorgeous in all seasons - enjoy walks along the river Bovey, through the woods towards Lustleigh, especially with your dog! Why not indulge in a cream tea at the Parke Home Farm Café?
  • Every June, Bovey is host to the Contemporary Craft Fair, which attracts artists and exhibitors from all over the UK. The nearby Guild of Craftsmen has exhibitions of local artist’s work all year round. Nice shop and yummy café too!


Helen Smith

Helen and husband Neil live at Clarendon with their youngest daughter, her Granny, family dog Simpkin and Shadow the cat. Helen loves to bake and likes nothing more than treating guests to a big home-cooked breakfast. They are passionate about locally sourcing produce and a slower pace of life, and they try to grow their own as much as possible - with a little help from their hens. Neil loves to surf and is in a band that plays gigs across Devon.