Larkbeare Grange

Exeter, Devon
Bed & Breakfast


Comfortable home with wood fires, gracious bedrooms and convivial living rooms. The drive is full of blossom and daffodils in spring

Bedroom

4 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2 – 4

The
Experience

Follow the tree-lined drive to this smart Georgian house and be warmly greeted by Charlie and Julia, homemade cake and tea at the ready.

There’s a peaceful air with the grandfather clock ticking away the hours. You’ll sleep like a bear under goose down duvets; there’s a suite for a small family and rooms to bring friends or grandparents along. Charlie, Savoy-trained, and Julia are fun and give you Aga breakfasts with heaps of choice: organic porridge, fresh and poached fruit (lots from the orchards), homemade bread, jams and yogurt, local bacon, slow-roasted sausages, smoked salmon and scrambled eggs, veggie options too.

There’s a holiday barn (self-cater if you have a dog in tow), acres to explore, dark skies and Exeter a short drive. Walk to The Thirsty Farmer to work up an appetite for supper.

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We think you'll love

  • Sampling all the homemade preserves and exploring this foodie area
  • The deep peace and the dark night skies
  • Friendly Charlie and Julia
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You should know

  • One of the en suites is on the small side
  • Sat nav is not always reliable
  • Birdsong may wake you in the morning

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • 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
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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

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
4pm-9pm
Check out
10.30am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights some weekends.
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Pub 1.5 miles.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £120
Surcharges
Singles £95-£120.
1 Twin/double
From £120
1 Suite for 4
From £180
2 Doubles
From £120

Reviews

A most comfortable, traditional and pleasant house, with one of the finest beds I have slept in. The commitment to sustainability is real, and considerable trouble has been taken over it.

Alastair, Bristol

This was our 7th visit.wonderful hosts,nothing too much trouble.Comfortable rooms and excellent breakfasts.

Joyce

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Location

The neighbourhood

The house sits in eight acres of garden, orchards and fields. Visit Cadhay, a Tudor manor house, and Ottery St Mary (four miles) for independent food shops, cafes and bookshop; Pixie Day and Food Festival in June and the infamous Tar Barrels in November. Walk along the River Otter down to the estuary at Budleigh Salterton. Exeter and the Jurassic coast are about nine miles. The Thirsty Farmer pub in Whimple is a mile and a half; The Jack in the Green inn in Rockbeare is four miles.

Local points of interest from Charlie & Julia Hutchings

  • Wood burning biomass boiler provides all hot water and central heating; solar panels generate day time electricity
  • Exeter University is easily accessible
  • Market town of Ottery St Mary, famous for Tar Barrels, is only 3 miles away
  • Close to several popular wedding venues
  • National Trust properties and Escot Park including Wildwood - 1 mile away
  • Fabulous walks on Dartmoor and South West coast path. The Jurassic Coast is a short drive away

Introducing

Charlie & Julia Hutchings

Charlie and Julia moved here in 1999 to do B&B and renovated from top to toe - including installing a wood-burning biomass boiler providing hot water and central heating, and solar panels to generate day-time electricity. They're a smooth team, doing everything from cleaning to linen to bread-making. Their ethos is very much about reducing food miles and supporting the local community. They both volunteer for Riding for Life: www.devonfreewheelers.org.uk - Julia manages the calls, Charlie does urgent medical night runs by motorbike.