- 4 guest reviews
"What an amazing find..."
"This has to be one of the best B&Bs I have stayed at, and I have stayed at many fine places. We really did make a very last-minute booking (..."
"This is a gem, a quite extraordinary place in terms of its beauty, the setting and the comfort and style of the room, the exquisite bathroom..."
"We had a wonderful stay with our hosts who made us feel really at home in their beautiful home in delightful Devon countryside. On arrival w..."
About the hotel
Bulleigh Barton Manor has three beautifully decorated rooms, with en-suite facilities, each one reflecting the historic nature of the house. The Brooking Room, with its hand made oak king size four poster bed and luxurious bathroom, is the original master bedroom. The light and airy Garden Suite offers a super king size double bed (or twin beds if preferred) and a separate living area in which to relax.
The Willow Room is a double room with an ensuite shower room. All rooms have TV/DVD and tea and coffee making facilities. The owners are keen cooks and strong supporters of local food producers. Guests are greeted with a home made Devon cream tea which can be taken in the drawing room in front of the log fire on colder days or, when the weather is good, in the garden. Evening meals are available by prior arrangement and, for those who enjoy eating out, there is a good selection of local pubs and restaurants in the area. The house has a long history. There was a house noted on this site in the Doomsday book. It is thought that the current building, which was originally a farm house, dates back to the 1400s and was part of the Compton Castle estate. The earliest records we have been able to find show that it was sold by the Estate in 1688, possibly to pay off civil war debts. The purchaser, Thomas Brooking, son of the Mayor of Totnes, was a wealthy merchant. It is said that Thomas moved to the clean air of Bulleigh Barton to escape the plague which was raging in Totnes. The house stayed in the family for 200 years and has been visited by some of Thomas Brooking’s descendants in recent times. Bulleigh Barton is situated in a sheltered valley with extensive views across the garden and the surrounding countryside. Guests are welcome to make full use of the garden which features two ponds, an ancient well and a large swimming pool which is heated in the summer months.
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- Car parking available onsite
- Wi-Fi Available In Public Areas
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- Until 10:30 hours
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- Pets are not allowed
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100% would recommend it to a friend
What an amazing find
This has to be one of the best B&Bs I have stayed at, and I have stayed at many fine places.
We really did make a very last-minute booking (i.e. we booked 20 minutes before we arrived!) but Liz, our host, could not have been more welcoming and friendly, and even allowed us to choose our room, as we were the only guests that night. We chose the four-poster room, which was really comfortable, and had a gorgeous bathroom with a roll-top bath. The whole house was tastefully decorated and spotlessly clean, but with many beautiful personal items that gave the atmosphere of a much-loved home. There were gorgeous individual touches in the bedroom, from fresh flowers to plenty of books to browse, and a lovely piece of home-made cake on arrival. Our bed was really comfy, and we both had a fabulous sleep. I was a little hot in the night, but that's a personal thing. We enjoyed the view out over the hills, and a stroll round the lovely garden the next morning, visiting the hens, and the swimming pool, which guests are free to use (although it was rather too cold for that during our visit - maybe next time!) Breakfast was served in the oldest part of the house. There was a really nice choice, including vegetarian options, and ingredients were locally sourced as far as possible. Having fresh fruit salad with lovely fruits like peaches and berries instead of the usual apple and melon was a real delight. We were full at the end of our meal (and we are big eaters). Best of all are the hosts Liz and her husband (Martin?) not forgetting Zenna the dog, who could not have been more kind and welcoming. This was one of the more expensive B&B's that we have stayed at, and a considered purchase for us, but it was well worth it, and we are looking forward to an excuse to visit again!