Kerswell Farmhouse | Bed & Breakfast in Devon | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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Kerswell Farmhouse - Bed & Breakfast in Devon

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Kerswell, Cornworthy, Totnes, TQ9 7HH, Devon
England, United Kingdom

Graham & Nichola Hawkins

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+44 (0)1803 732013 (landline)

A slice of luxury in wildest Devon: beautifully designed longhouse, British art, cultured hosts, great breakfasts. Views soar to Dartmoor

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Close to Totnes and Dartmouth yet out in the wilds, this ridge-top house and barn have glorious views to the moor. A Devon longhouse that was once in poor repair, all has been transformed by oak - seasoned and new – while the front sports a gorgeous conservatory. Graham sells British art (on fabulous display), Nichola is an interior designer, together they run truly welcoming B&B. Find lots of delicious choices at breakfast including bacon from their own pigs and homelaid eggs; super-comfy bedrooms with electronic blinds; state of the art bathrooms; a suite with its own slice of garden. Books and DVDs on tap, local tipples in the honesty bar too.

Limited mobility
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Working farm
Or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Bikes available
On the premises to hire or borrow.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.

Local points of interest from Graham & Nichola Hawkins:

Local points of interest from
Graham & Nichola Hawkins:

  • Kerswell Farmhouse is a short drive from some of Britain’s most splendid landscapes including tall sea cliffs and rugged shorelines, the wild expanses of Dartmoor and beautiful estuaries winding between thickly-wooded banks.
  • Close to Kerswell Farmhouse there is a wide selection of inns and restaurants including the riverside Maltsters Arms at Tuckenhay and Ferry Boat Inn at Dittisham. There is also fine dining at The Seahorse in Dartmouth and The Laughing Monk at Street.
  • For the adventurous Graham offers day-long treks and guided tours in the locality, including Conan Doyle’s Dartmoor and The Hound of the Baskervilles, Agatha Christie’s Devon, D-Day in the South Hams and Tin Mining on Dartmoor.
  • Kerswell Farmhouse is only 15 minutes from Dartmouth in its bustling seafaring setting and the ancient market town of Totnes and 35 minutes from Brixham’s fishing harbour and Ashburton with its many antique shops.
  • The Blue Flag beach of Blackpool Sands, two steam railways, five National Trust properties, two English Heritage castles and gardens, museums and ancient churches aplenty are all within easy reach as well two golf courses, riding stables and fly fishing.
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Guest feedback
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"A wonderful friendly place to stay in complete luxury. Beautifully appointed bedrooms reflecting Nichola's interior design background, and modern luxury bathrooms. Dinner was exceptionally well cooked and generous portions, breakfast was fantastic. The whole experience was one to remember and we will certainly be recommending Kerswell Farmhouse to all our friends. We hope to return soon to experience such warm hospitality again."
July 2012
"We received a really warm welcome from Graham and Nichola to their beautiful home. There was nothing to fault - food, room, bathroom, view, general comfort were all outstanding. We wish we could have stayed longer. We can thoroughly recommend Kerswell."
October 2011

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  • 3 Doubles
  • , 1 Twin/double
  • , 1 Suite
Price:(i) £115 to£150 per night

Singles £90-£125. Extra bed/sofabed available £30 per person per night.

Booking info:

Over 12s welcome. No minimum stay.


Restaurants 2 miles.


Part of the winter season.


Kerswell, Cornworthy, Totnes, TQ9 7HH, Devon

B&B 3 Double rooms
Price: (i) £ 115 to £ 135 per night
B&B 1 Twin/double room
Price: (i) £ 120 to £ 120 per night
B&B 1 Suite
Barn - with twin/double, a sitting room & private garden
Price: (i) £ 150 to £ 150 per night

Graham & Nichola Hawkins

Visit website

+44 (0)1803 732013 (landline)