Heasley House

Heasley Mill, Devon
+44 (0)1598 740213

This attractive Georgian house is a warm and friendly place for couples or groups to explore Exmoor - rural but not remote


4 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Jamie and Melly make their guests feel immediately at home. Arrive to generous extras like a welcome glass of wine, homemade brownies in your room and an honesty bar downstairs. If it’s raining stay put in the cosy bar or guest sitting room for a game of Shuffleboard; otherwise head out to yoga in the village hall or explore Exmoor – it’s on the doorstep and electric bikes can be hired.

Half-Italian Melly keeps you well-fed – there are interesting creative choices at breakfast: carrot cake porridge, muffins with avocado and eggs, sourdough toast. Lunch and supper menus (Wednesday to Saturday) are inspired by Europe and the focus is on locally sourced, organic (when possible) dishes. In summer, the pizza oven and barbecue get fired up in the garden. 

Relax in your bedroom. Family or business groups are welcome to take the whole place and if you’re keen to get fit, detox or take a painting course this can all be organised. Lovers of sourdough can order a loaf to take home from Melly’s micro-bakery.

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We think you'll love

  • The relaxed feel at this Georgian village house
  • Melly’s Italian inspired cooking
  • Having Exmoor at your feet
Heasley House - Gallery

You should know

  • Mobile signal is patchy
  • You’ll need a car


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • 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
Children over 2 welcome.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Dinner from £20.


Nightly price
from £125
4 Twin/doubles
From £125



I liked the comfortably relaxed feel of Heasley House and the way Melly talked about the food she cooks and the pleasure she gets from happy guests. The idea of getting out and about on Jamie's researched routes straight from the door - whether on foot, or with electric bikes taking some of the hill strain, is appealing too.

Annie, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

This is the Western fringe of Exmoor with fantastic woodland and valley walks from the door. There is a choice of rivers to fish from - Exe, Barle, Lyn and Taw. It’s 10 miles to the Tarr Steps Woodland Nature Reserve for riverbank walks and the Tarr Farm Inn serves lovely cream teas. There are plenty of places to eat - Woods wine bar in Dulverton is excellent.

Local points of interest from Jamie and Melly Curtis

  • Heasley House is at the foot of one of the most stunning parts of Exmoor, giving easy access to great hiking and cycling trails like the the Two Moors and Exe Valley ways. Wonderful fly fishing is also available in the rivers Mole, Barle, Exe & Taw.
  • An energetic must-do is to cycle or walk from the house to the top of Fyldon hill, where jaw-dropping views across to Dartmoor await, plus a very popular off-grid pub, The Poltimore Arms - a truly unique Exmoor experience, look out for Maurice the ferret!
  • We have our own electric bikes (first 2 hours are free to guests) to give you maximum exploring range. We have some brilliant routes for you to try, including a fantastic tea stop in Withypool, or a delicious lunch at Woods wine bar in Dulverton.
  • Lynton and Lynmouth are within a glorious 35 minute drive across the moor, and firm favourites. You MUST experience the clifftop (funicular) railway, the quirky shops and bars, and walk along the Valley of the Rocks.
  • There are some epic beaches on the west coast, and Woolacombe is probably our favourite. Park above the middle of the beach on Ocean drive, then walk down to the vast expanse of sand through the dunes. A lovely nearby pub stop is the Rock Inn at Georgham.
  • Tarr Steps is a truly wonderful place, with walks in all directions and a lovely pub to hunker down in afterwards. Nearby is the idyllic village of Dulverton, home to some lovely shops and wonderful places to eat.


Jamie and Melly Curtis

Jamie and Melly previously had careers in film and photography and were looking for a joint project when they fell in love with Heasley Mill. In 2016 they set about creating this boutique B&B; the bedrooms are completed and they are currently finishing off other parts of the house. She is a fantastic cook, inspired by her Italian heritage, and they are both keen to offer experiences as well as a place to stay. Get in touch about art, fitness, walking, cycling and detox packages.