Stokenham House

Kingsbridge, Devon
Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)1548 581257

Come for spoiling B&B in this fine house, or ask about hosting your own party here. Iona - fun and capable - will organise it all


4 rooms


Rooms sleep 1 – 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Lovely Stokenham House gazes at the sea and the bird-rich Slapton Ley. Iona and Paul – an energetic and thoughtful, imaginative couple – have created a super South Hams base: huge chill-out cushions on the lawn, summerhouse in the pretty banked garden, BBQ by the pool. It’s grand yet laid-back, with a fine drawing room, big conservatory and a family-friendly feel. Learn to cook or grow veg, invite friends for dinner, host your own party: Iona is a superb cook. The funky large annexe suite is very private; generous bedrooms in the house are decked in vintage fabrics and papers, and have single rooms off.


  • 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


  • 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
Pets by arrangement.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Dinner from £30. Pubs/restaurants 2-minute walk.


Nightly price
from £100
Damage deposit
no pre deposit is necessary but if something precious does get damaged or broken reimbursement would be welcome
Extra bed/sofabed available at no charge.
1 Single
From £100
1 Suite for 2
From £140
1 Twin/double
From £120
1 Family room for 4
From £140



So glad we were able to book a twin room here as part of our walking trip on the South West Coast Path. Everywhere else in the area could only offer double rooms for two-night stays. This place was wonderful, and as we arrived drenched to the skin, we welcomed the space, warmth and comfort to dry out for the next day. Iona and Paul are brilliant hosts and we loved our breakfast - especially Iona's home-made marmalade. Highly recommended.

Linda, Truro

Iona & Paul are wonderful hosts, welcoming us into their beautiful home. We spent a rainy birthday weekend in the Annexe, and experienced Iona's delicious cooking on Saturday night. We discussed our preferences via email beforehand and it surpassed our expectations. Paul also delivered a powerful workshop for my husband which was inspirational and very motivating. I would recommend staying at Stokenham House and imagine it is even more lovely in the sunshine!

Pam, Fairford

Every facility you could possibly want or need was provided and nothing was too much trouble. Iona and Paul were wonderful hosts and their hospitality was absolutely superb. Rooms were spotless, comfy and beautifully presented and bountiful varied breakfasts gave a splendid start to each day. An altogether excellent experience with delightful folk - Huge thanks to Iona and Paul.

Jilly, Stanton

An excellent example of the best of English hospitality. We were travelling with our two young children and were graciously welcomed into the family room, which is large, bright, clean and well equipped, by Iona, who is a thoroughly kind, punctual and generous hostess. We were spoiled with big and beautiful breakfasts and a candle-lit meal, all made with locally produced ingredients. Definitely ticked all of our boxes - highly recommended!

Harriet, Montmelard

Stokenham House is a lovely large house with attractive gardens in a quiet spot on the edge of Stokenham, just a mile or two from the sea and beaches at Torcross. Iona was very friendly and helpful in her initial correspondence by e-mail, and more so in person. The house has a grand feel and I was fortunate to stay in a large bedroom in the main house – the biggest B&B room I stayed in during the 56-day fundraising walk I was doing. It had a large, comfortable double bed, garden views and a separate toilet and bathroom. Iona cooked me a very nice full English breakfast in the morning.

Jim, Tiverton

We cannot recommend the beautiful Stokenham House enough. Iona and Paul are so warm friendly and welcoming and made us feel very comfortable in their home. They made every effort to ensure we had all we needed for our stay, and the breakfast was delicious! We would definitely visit again to see more of the beautiful local beaches and coastal towns. Highly recommended!

Diane, London

We had a wonderful stay at Stokenham House. We brought our 2 young daughters (aged 3 and 5) and Iona and Paul were very relaxed with them and they made us feel at home. Great set up for families - we had a key to our down external door and a family suite with interconnecting doors between our bedroom (with enormous and really comfy super king bed) and ensuite twin room for the girls. The hosts were very welcoming and convivial and to top it all off, Iona is a superb cook / chef. We had wonderful breakfasts and she cooked a truly superb 3 course meal for us one night. Highly recommended.


We visited Stokenham House with our two preschoolers and stayed in their family suite, which was supremely comfortable. Paul and Iona are fantastic hosts, who make their guests feel genuinely at home with them. The breakfasts were superb, as was the dinner they cooked for us one night. They gave us excellent local tip offs for days out; we really felt we had seen some hidden gems. I've been to several places that call themselves child-friendly but this is the first time I've felt it was truly heartfelt.


Wow!! It was a real treat to stay at Stokenham House. From the warmest of welcomes from the whole family to the wonderful breakfasts and meals so carefully prepared by Iona. In addition the comfy drawing room and garden provide ideal spots for relaxation. This is an ideal location for exploring South Hams and we totally recommend this lovely house.


Fabulous, family friendly and very welcoming place to stay. Delicious breakfasts, great accommodation and lovely area to explore. Cannot recommend highly enough. Our two children 8 and 10 loved it too. Will definitely return to this very special place to escape


Wonderful stay with The Jepson Family at Stokenham House which is a home from home and where we were made to feel so welcome. My daughters (8 and 5) were delighted with their lovely bedroom and very happy to have friends in Sally and Rolf (the Labradoodle) when we weren't out and about. Iona makes the best breakfasts. My husband tried duck eggs for the first time and the girls were able to have exactly what they wanted whether that was nutella on toast or a local award winning sausage. This is the kind of place where you feel like you are staying with friends. We will definitely be going back!


Wonderful hosts in an idyllic part of the world. We booked for half term at fairly short notice as a family of five with children aged 7, 5 and 7 months. Iona was a wonderful host, cooked a fantastic breakfast and we felt incredibly relaxed and well looked after. Extremely close to a fantastic beach and many good restaurants. We will return and can't recommend highly enough!


This is a truly fantastic place to stay both with or without an 11 month old baby (as we had). The house is beautiful, the hosts are warm, generous and excellent cooks, and the baby sitting a life line! No task is too much trouble for the hosts including finding an old mobile phone in a cupboard that entertained our baby for hours on end.


Quite simply one of the best places we've ever stayed in. Beautiful house, wonderful gardens and pool, with a sea view. As for the hosts, nothing is too much trouble. Cannot recommend highly enough. Pretty much perfect.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Iona & Paul Jepson

  • The best of both worlds: the house is walking distance to two pubs and many beaches, but sits quietly on a bus route just outside the village.
  • A short drive to both Dartmouth and Kingsbridge, plus loads of other places to eat, visit, see and experience.
  • Lots of family days out either on one of the many beaches, taking a boat trip or maybe walking over to Burgh Island
  • We have super fast broadband and sonos can be played throughout the main reception rooms
  • we are a short distance from some fantastic eateries and lovely local shops
  • we sit in season next to a country famous bluebell wood and many other beautiful gardens and walks