Coombe Farm

Barnstaple, Devon
Bed & Breakfast


Sleep to the hooting of owls, wake to a special breakfast, a plunge in the pool, an Exmoor walk, a cycle ride – or simply relax

Bedroom

3 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The
Experience

Easy-going, foodie, country-lovers fit right in here. Lisa and Matt, passionate about real food, cook home-grown dinners; charcuterie a speciality. Their fine old Devon long house sits in a green fold of farmland and you’re free to wander the garden, chat to the pigs, plunge in the invigorating pool. Inside find a quirky mix of family and brocante finds, a snug sitting room full of art, colourful comfortable rooms and fab bathrooms. Breakfast is a delicious spread of homemade everything: granola, jams, sourdough bread, sausages and bacon from the rare breed pigs. No 3 cycle route is close by; Exmoor walks and coast are 20 minutes.

Essentials

  • 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

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights at weekends. 2 nights in high season.
Closed
Rarely.
Dogs

Hose to wash muddy paws, stream running through the garden to splash in. Dog towels on request.

Max. 2 dogs.

Public footpath running through the property and into the woods. Cattle, sheep, pigs and chickens so dogs must be reliable or on a lead.

Meals
Dinner from £25. Restaurants 15 minutes walk.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £75
Surcharges
Dinner, B&B £60-£70 per person.
2 Twin/doubles
From £80
1 Double
From £75

Reviews

A lovely place for a restful break, hosted by very friendly Matt and Lisa. They could not have been more more helpful, serving top-quality breakfast each day and a great dinner one evening, using produce from the farm and garden. Set in a scenic peaceful valley with all accommodation being nicely decorated with a nice mix of traditional and modern (and plenty of hot water). Coombe Farm is right on a number of footpaths, one of which heads straight to the local pub (New Inn), which also does great food and beer. Thanks for looking after us in your home!

Bill & maria, Derby

This is one of the best B&Bs we have stayed in. We are not typically leavers of reviews, but the experience we had at Coombe Farm makes them the exception to the rule. We were in the Blue Room, which was spacious and comfortable and furnished with style. It comes with a fantastic large and warm bathroom (important as the weather reverted to cold and damp on our stay). Matt was in sole charge for most of our time, and he looked after us peerlessly, producing delicious breakfasts. We met Lisa on our last morning, and we look forward to returning and trying one of her evening meals.

Karen, Bristol

Matt and Lisa were wonderful hosts and made us feel very welcome. Their own sausages and bacon were excellent.

Terry, Axminster

Coombe Farm is a truly wonderful B&B. The hosts Lisa and Matt are relaxed and accommodating, in short the perfect hosts. The accommodation is beautiful yet comfortable, the situation magical and Lisa's cooking delicious. We cannot recommend Coombe Farm highly enough!

Lucy, Cheltenham

Coombe Farm is absolute bliss. There are so many subtle extra touches that make it a complete gem. The peaceful setting. The beautifully decorated and finished rooms. The homemade deliciousness of all the wonderful food on offer. And Lisa and Matt themselves - welcoming, friendly, calm and wonderfully efficient without being overbearing - nothing seems too much trouble (we weren't the most straightforward guests) - and they make it all look so easy. I can't recommend Coombe Farm enough.

Sophia, London

Coombe Farm has to be one of the best B and Bs we have stayed in in the UK. Lisa and Matt were so welcoming and warm hearted. The Blue Room is beautiful, super comfy bed and fabulous bathroom. Breakfast was delicious and if you get the chance to sample their home cooking one evening then you are in for a treat! Thank you Lisa and Mark for looking after us so well!

Jane

Beautiful accommodation in outstanding setting. Nothing was too much trouble for the owner Lisa. Would love to stay again, highly recommended.

Jeremy, York

Coombe Farm is in a delightful situation nestling deep in the countryside. The welcome was superb, a delicious three-course supper was provided without prior notice, the room was very comfortable and charmingly decorated as is the whole house.

Lyn, Chichester

A luxurious retreat with 5* accommodation and 5* hosts. Lisa and Matt's home is truly superb. The B&B is home from home but with the feel of a five star hotel (Lisa's homemade biscuits were fab along with Neal's Yard products in the bathroom). Breakfast: homemade granola with berries, yoghurt, eggs or bacon from the farm. Plenty of space to relax in the room, garden or designated living room. Lisa and Matt are fantastic cooks so would definitely recommend dinner at the farm. Cannot recommend this place highly enough. If you are looking for a restorative break, Coombe Farm ticks all the boxes.

Amy, Birmingham

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Lisa Eckford

  • We serve evening meals using rare breed free range meat reared on the farm and vegetables from our garden. We also make Hams and Salamis which many guests enjoy while they stay with us and take home with them.
  • We are a 15 minute stroll through fields and woodland to our local, the New Inn which serves great home made food. The restaurant at Broomhill Sculpture Park is also recommended, as is the Michelin starred Mason's Arms in Knowstone.
  • This is also a great place for cycling; towards Exmoor if you like it hilly, or on the Tarka trail towards Braunton or Bideford for a flat, off-road, tar-sealed ride (the longest one in the UK).
  • We are a short drive from some of the best surfing in the UK at Croyde, Putsborough or Saunton Sands. We have lockable storage available for any equipment you bring.
  • We are close to many beautiful gardens including Marwood Hill, Docton Mill and the RHS garden at Rosemoor, as well as many National Trust properties and sites.
  • There are many walks from the farm through surrounding fields and woodland. Coast and moorland walks are a short drive. We have maps you can borrow and lots of suggestions for our favourite walks.