The Granary, Larkbeare Grange

Exeter, Devon
+44 (0)7761 008712

An uber-green, very handsome larch-clad space for 4, with garden in pretty East Devon countryside, close to A30


4 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

The Experience

Charlie and Julia (handily next door in their B&B) are passionate conservationists (a biomass boiler, underfloor heating, locally-sourced building materials, natural oils, water-based paints) but they haven’t compromised on aesthetics in their larch-cladded creation. Find a thoughtfully designed open space with a contemporary feel, a living room with an L-shaped sofa, sleek wooden floors, a bio-ethanol fire, a flat screen 3D telly, an excellent kitchen with sharp knives (Charlie is a chef) and giant glass doors for views over the East Devon countryside; fling them open on sunny days (you may hear the distant hum of the A30 but it’s quieter at night). There’s an outdoor shower here too, for muddy children (or dogs) and both can cavort safely in the garden surrounded by fields. Bedrooms are on either side of the living room: find well-dressed beds, good lighting and glass doors to bring the outside in. Borrow bikes for adventurous days, start walking straight from the door, return to a soak in a proper big bath with Eco-Boutique’s goodies (from one you can watch telly with a floating remote.) Lovely.


  • 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
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • 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

Check in
From 5pm
Check out
By 9am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 3 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends. 7 nights in high season. Short breaks available. Pets by arrangement.


Nightly price
from £95
Weekly price
from £663
Damage deposit
Please see terms & conditions
1 House for 4
From £954 beds2 bedrooms


Modern, stylish and well equipped accommodation on a single floor, with nice views from the settee. Good for dogs, with an enclosed garden and an outside shower. Home made bread and plenty of other tasty food/drink was provided for us on arrival. Some good places to eat in the area. Located about 30 minutes from the south coast. A most enjoyable stay.

Martin, Stratford Upon Avon

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Charlie & Julia Hutchings

  • Boats, trains, trams - so much to do for a wonderful day out whatever the weather. Eden Project, Round Robin trip to Dartmouth, House of Marbles; National Trust properties and English Heritage sites.
  • Stock up at local farmers' markets and shop at our local greengrocer, butcher and fishmonger. Pure Therapy salon and retail therapy at independent shops in Ottery St Mary, Honiton, Beer and Exeter.
  • Eclectic choice of places to eat - all passionate about locally sourced ingredients . Bob about on the water at The River Exe Café for great food and views (open Easter to September)
  • Exeter has loads to offer - whatever your taste. Cathedral, free guided walks, the Quay, theatres, cinemas, museum, restaurants and, of course, the origin of Diagon Alley! Not forgetting the University of Exeter.
  • Fab beaches at Sidmouth, Exmouth, Branscombe, Beer and Ladram Bay - or surf on the north Devon coast. Sit on the veranda and enjoy the night sky.
  • For the more energetic - fantastic walks both locally and on Dartmoor and Exmoor. Go horse riding, play golf or sail from Exmouth


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: - Julia manages the calls, Charlie does urgent medical night runs by motorbike.