Lower Allercombe Farm

Exeter, Devon
Bed & Breakfast

B&B on a cattle and stud farm with simple rooms and tasty communal breakfasts: children, dogs, horses, walkers all welcome


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


Horses in the paddock, roses climbing up the walls and no-frills bedrooms at this down-to-earth, friendly B&B. Susie, a retired eventer, will greet you along with her black Labrador Tilly.You have your own sitting room with horsey pictures and a cosy wood-burner while Susie lives at the other end of this Devon longhouse. Breakfast is at one long wooden table in the sunny kitchen: home-grown fruit compote with Greek yogurt, homemade bread and granola, garden tomatoes, home-laid eggs, honey from Susie’s neighbour, rashers from local award-winning pigs.Walk along the river Otter on pretty trails, bring bikes, take all your gear and a picnic to the Jurassic coast or head to Dartmoor. Behind the house is a quiet, well-kept garden with a summerhouse where you’re welcome to put together your own picnic suppers in the summer.

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We think you'll love

  • The good value, unfussy accommodation
  • Being handy for the M5 and Exeter airport
  • That children and dogs are welcome
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You should know

  • The bedrooms are up fairly steep stairs from the kitchen
  • There’s faint traffic noise from the A30
  • There’s also a self-catering cottage


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • 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


  • 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

No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Pub/restaurant 2 miles.


Nightly price
from £60
Singles £50-£65.
1 Double
From £60
1 Double
From £80
1 Twin
From £75


I and my partner have spent three lovely days in Devon and were based at Lower Allercombe Farm. Susie greeted us warmly on our arrival( as did Tilly the gorgeous black Labrador!)and made us a very welcome cup of tea. The rooms were very comfortable and the rates extremely reasonable. Breakfasts were delicious and set us up for the day. Will definitely go back if we're down in Devon. Thank you Susie for your hospitality.

Trish, Norwich

Great place to stay. No problem with our dogs and the breakfast was delicious. Suzie is very welcoming and helpful


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The neighbourhood

The house is in a rural hamlet with no shops or pubs, but is only three miles from Ottery St Mary, the birthplace of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. It has a spectacular church and from here there are wonderful walks along the river Otter. A renowned pub, the Jack in the Green at Rockbeare, is three miles in the other direction. You’re only seven miles from Sidmouth and the Jurassic coast; Dartmoor is half an hour’s drive.

Local points of interest from Susie Holroyd

  • Ottery St Mary is the birthplace of Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
  • The church in Ottery St Mary is of special interest, being amongst the top ten churches in England featured in Simon Jenkins’ book.
  • Sidmouth and the south coast are only seven miles away.
  • Stabling available.


Susie Holroyd

Susie has lived at Lower Allercombe Farm since 1986. She has now retired from a successful career breeding and producing competition horses. Susie is busy with 12 acres, garden, hens and four horses, one of which is retired top event horse Allercombe Ellie, from whom she hopes to breed a super star!