Underhill Barn

Southleigh, Devon
Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)1404 871633
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£150 - £205
per night

Come for very comfortable B&B suites with garden views in a converted 1880s barn with its own charming sitting and dining rooms


4 beds


2 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

£150 - £205 per night

The Experience

The barn sits demurely in a little village surrounded by green hills and farmland. There’s a pretty courtyard garden to one side with benches, tables and chairs for a cup of tea or a glass of wine, and a huge paddock full of wildflowers in spring and summer which you’re free to potter around. Should it be chilly you can retreat to the sitting room with squishy sofas, plenty of books, pictures and ornaments.

Bedrooms (one on the ground floor, one upstairs) have clouds of goose down, thoughtful lighting and smart en suite bathrooms. Breakfast starts with a kefir shot, a plate of fresh fruit with Greek yogurt, and croissants. A full English includes local sausages and bacon, oven-roasted tomatoes and eggs cooked as you like. Omelettes are offered and vegetarians and vegans happily fed too. It’s a spoiling sort of place.

Walk, cycle, explore Honiton, visit gardens, treat yourselves to dinner at The Pig at Combe, 10 minutes away.

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We think you'll love

  • Coming with another couple and having the whole place to yourselves
  • The tasty breakfasts which will set you up for anything
  • Walking in such beautiful countryside, nipping to the coast for a day out
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You should know

  • Sorry, no dogs and no children under 16
  • Bedrooms have no televisions


  • Swimming pool
  • EV charger
  • 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
  • Fire guard
  • 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



Nightly price
from £150
Damage deposit
1 Twin/double
From £175
1 Twin/double
From £150


Booking information

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Other details
10% discount for stays of 3 nights or more, 15% for 4 nights or more.
Christmas & New year
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property


Ants and Lance truly are the hosts with the most! The most attentive and responsive hosts we have ever had - they made our stay at Underhill Barn such a pleasure. From the welcome tea and delicious cake in the lovely lounge to Ants' delicious breakfasts each morning, everything was a delight. We stayed in the Courtyard Suite which was very roomy and comfortable. Again, nothing was too much trouble and attention was paid to small details like fresh milk daily and a nice tin of treats at the bedside. Ants's recommendations for meals and days out were very good and we really enjoyed our stay.

Kathryn, Caerphilly

From the moment we arrived we were greeted at the wonderful entrance to Underhill Barn by Anthony who duly took our bags to our room with beautiful decor and wonderful comfortable beds with goose down duvet and pillows. Breakfast was leisurely and the choice extensive all prepared by Anthony to set you up for the day and when you return lovely afternoon tea with freshly baked apple and cinnamon cake. Best B&B we have stayed in.


We had the best time at Underhill Barn. Ant and Lance are amazing hosts – nothing is too much trouble and they had thought of absolutely everything to make our stay relaxing and enjoyable. Ant’s breakfasts are a delight of vision and taste, providing anything you could wish for. The room was a dream, light and airy with a super comfy huge bed and immaculate bedding. There is also extra space to chill out in. They are very knowledgeable of the area and gave us lots of ideas for restaurants and places to visit. We would not hesitate to recommend a stay here. And Ants marmalade is exceptional!

Vivienne, Haslemere

Everything about our stay here was exceptional. A beautifully decorated and superbly comfortable room with it’s own lounge space too, a peaceful and quiet countryside setting, easy parking and we couldn’t have been more warmly welcomed by our attentive and lovely hosts. The breakfasts were fabulous with everything freshly prepared and cooked to order for us using fresh local ingredients. This is a truly comfortable home from home & we both really loved it and would highly recommend staying here. Take a few days if you truly want to unwind & feel extremely well looked after.

Lynn & Justin, Winchester

From the moment you step into this beautiful barn, you will be wowed by the spacious and luxuriously appointed rooms. The setting is very peaceful with many walks from the doorstep. Anthony and Lance are such welcoming hosts, nothing is too much trouble. The breakfasts are out of this world so prepared to be spoilt. I could stay here forever and be pampered.

Andrea, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

There are footpaths from the door but start by looking at the sweet church with its 12th-century font and ancient treble bell. Colyton is two miles away and has three pubs, a café and a couple of small shops. Honiton, four miles, an ancient Lace Town, has bigger shops and a lively street market every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Blackbury Camp is nearby and the south coast beaches are a short hop.

Local points of interest from Anthony Letcher

  • With access to coast and country pack your walking boots and swimming cozzie. Blackberry Camp is a 45 minute walk, whilst Branscombe beach is just over 10 minutes by car.
  • Explore the South West Coastal Path in East Devon and nearby Dorset. Particular favourites are the walks around the Golden Cap, one of the highest points on the Southern coast.
  • The Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site runs 95 miles east from Exmouth to Old Harry’s Rocks near Swanage in Dorset and is easily accessible at Beer, Sidmouth and Branscome, fancy paddleboarding or sea canoeing?
  • Eat delicious local produce from nearby sea and land that will get your tastebuds tingling and check out some amazing farm emporia at Greendale and Darts Farm that stocks the best of the Southwest. Visit the Darts farm website for more information.
  • Star quality dining; East Devon and nearby Dorset has some amazing places to eat. Glebe House is above us and Robin Wylde, The Oyster & Fish House and Lympstone Manor are all between 20 and 40 minutes drive from Underhill Barn.
  • Along the A303 to us, the National Trust have some great attractions en-route, Stourhead & Tintinhull Gardens or if the weather isn’t so great, Montacute house or Lytes Cary Manor.


Anthony Letcher

Anthony and Lance live in the other half of the barn and are extremely friendly and helpful. They wanted to move to the West Country for many years but busy careers in London along with family commitments got in the way. They look after you with aplomb and are very happy to be here, along with Tilly the tabby cat, who also prefers Devon.