The Cider House

Yelverton, Devon
Bed & Breakfast

Serene B&B with glorious gardens on a historic estate and with the kindest of owners who do everything to make you comfortable


4 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


Bertie and Bryony are such obvious people lovers you’ll feel warmly welcomed even before you taste the homemade cake on arrival. They’re also huge foodies, rear their own pigs and chickens and source fruit and veg from their kitchen garden and orchard. Breakfasts include as much of this as possible and just-baked bread.Wander the 700 acres of woodland freely, take a tour of the abbey (Sir Francis Drake’s old home), gather ideas in the well-thought-out kitchen, Elizabethan or wild gardens, drop in to the National Trust restaurant for a light lunch or a cream tea.You’re near to the coastal path for challenging walks, superb beaches for picnics or boating and wild, moody Dartmoor is close. There are two good pubs within walking distance or, probably better at night, a short drive.

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We think you'll love

  • Being so well looked after
  • Having the estate to yourself after visitors have gone
  • This beautifully quiet part of Devon
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You should know

  • There will be visitors to the estate in the gardens during the day
  • No evening meal
  • Mobile phone signal is patchy


  • 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
  • Television
  • 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

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights at weekends. Children over 16 welcome.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Pub within walking distance.


Nightly price
from £135
Singles £125-£170.
1 Twin/double
From £145
2 Doubles
From £135
1 Four-poster
From £160


Bertie and Bryony have made the Cider House an exceptionally comfortable and welcoming place to stay. We loved the living room and breakfast was magnificent. We spent two days on the moor cycling and walking - plenty still to do and we will definitely return.

James, Teddington

Cider House is a little paradise in the middle of Dartmoor. From the moment we stepped in we felt at home. Bryony and Bertie are delightful and they do everything possible for you to feel welcome. They have a great knowledge of the area. Home and gardens are beautiful and attention to detail exquisite. Wonderful place to run away from everyday's madness. Very much looking forward to coming back.

Pilar, Tetbury

A most wonderful stay at the Cider House, Bryony and Bertie are wonderful attentive hosts., the rooms are beautiful and immaculately clean. We had a superb stay and highly recommend a stay. The house is set in idilic surroundings at Buckland Abbey where the gardens are beautifully kept.....thank you for making our stay perfect.


We received a very warm welcome from Bertie and Bryony. The Cider House is a beautifully renovated building with all facilities that you could wish for. Our room was very large with a dressing area in the entrance hall and a large sumptuous bathroom. We had views across the rear garden to the open fields. Situated adjacent to Buckland Abbey, you can roam the Abbey gardens and Cider House gardens at your will. Breakfast is served in the guest lounge/dining room and is highly recommended, with fresh fruit, yoghurt, homemade bread and jams as well as a whole host of locally sourced cooked food.

Peter, Leatherhead

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The neighbourhood

It would be easy to stay at The Cider House and never budge at all. There are many marked walks on the estate, some through woodland which are a haven for wildlife – deer, badger and owls – and down to rivers where otters and kingfishers can be spotted by the patient. The National Trust restaurant uses produce from the kitchen garden for delicious soups and lunches, served in front of a wood-burner in winter. In summer there's an outdoor seating area for an ice cream. Tavistock is the nearest big town but there are plenty of little villages worth a visit. Dartmoor is close, as is the coast.

Local points of interest from Bryony & Bertie Hancock

  • We offer the only luxury Bed and Breakfast at the Heart of an historic National Trust site with our very own Rembrandt here at Buckland Abbey former home to Sir Francis Drake - which guests have complementary tickets to view!
  • When the monks were gifted over 20,000ha this was the location they chose to live, these is a palpable tranquility and calm across the Estate, a perfect retreat for recharging the batteries and spoiling someone special.
  • Formally in the National Garden Scheme and now under the care of the National Trust the gardens are well stocked for all seasons offering a fabulous year round display and within a mile of the magical Garden House and Wildside makes for gardener's heaven!
  • As well as being within a cluster of National Trust properties, Cider House is on the doorstep of Dartmoor National Park with hill walking, letter boxing, Dartmoor ponies, canoeing, wild swimming, zip lining and within 2miles of the film set for War Horse.
  • With fabulous options for eating out, from characterful local pubs to fine dining and celebrity chef restaurants Cider House really is spoilt for choice when it comes to dining out.
  • Complementary afternoon tea and home made cake on arrival - to start the relaxation from the moment you arrive! We look forward to welcoming you!


Bryony & Bertie Hancock

Bryony and Bertie fell in love with Cider House immediately and so did their daughter, who named it ‘the pretty house with the pretty garden’. They have found it a magical place to bring up their young family and were very thoughtful about how they decorated it. They have always been sociable and friendly people and they take great pride in providing a sanctuary for their guests whether they choose to simply stay put and unwind or explore the stunning scenery on the doorstep.