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Pretty Farmhouse And Converted Cider Barn in Stunning River Valley, South Devon - Crannacombe Farm B&B Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom)

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights



Crannacombe Farm B&B Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom)

B&B accommodation in the wing of a 17th Century farmhouse on our organic farm in the Avon Valley near Kingsbridge. Wonderful views from all windows of the valley, woods and meadows sloping down to the River Avon. You are welcome to wander the farm,picnic by the river or just enjoy relaxing by our 1/2 mile stretch. Daily/weekly tickets can be purchased to fish long stretches of the river Avon. If you stay here you will be in a very peaceful location, but with great accessibility to all the coast and towns of the South Hams, which offers Golf (at least 3 Courses), a vibrant local food and drink scene,sandy beaches and great walks, including the fabulous South Devon Coastal Path. The cities of Plymouth and Exeter are only 45 minutes or so away. Dartmoor National Park a mere 20 minutes. If you fancy a comfortable and friendly stay with options to easily explore South Devon's many interesting facets, or simply relax in a lovely country setting, then Crannacombe will be for you.

About the property


We are a working Organic Farm in a stunning location deep in the Avon Valley near Kingsbridge. There are lovely walks through the valley and there is the River Avon to enjoy a barbecue by our little beach, paddle, or watch the trout rise. The houses are set comfortably apart, and are set in 80 acres of lush unspoilt pasture and ancient woodland, with 1/2 mile of the river Avon running through it. A key feature of our location is that you can stay at home in the rural idyll described above, or use it as a base for you to explore the beautiful beaches, scenery and picturesque towns of the South Hams. For those wanting benefits of city life, Exeter and Plymouth are both within 45 minutes easy drive. The wilds of Dartmoor are a mere twenty minutes by car.

Steve and Shirley Bradley
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Calendar last updated:
27 April, 2017

About Steve and Shirley Bradley

We have been very privileged to have lived in this beautiful Devon river valley for about 25 years. We have managed to raise 5 daughters in this time without contemplating serious self harm- which we consider quite an achievement! Crannacombe is the home of a long established herd of South Devon cows and their calves. We also established Heron Valley organic Cider and Apple Juices on the farm to utilize the apple orchards here. We are lucky that all our girls share our love of this area- so much so that they have remained either in this valley or very close by. We love this location, we are within easy reach of myriad stunning and unspoiled beaches, beautiful country and coastal walks and interesting towns and pretty villages, e.g. Salcombe, Dartmouth, Totnes and Hope Cove.

Steve and Shirley Bradley purchased this cottage in 1980

Why Steve and Shirley Bradley chose South Hams

We stumbled across this farm, in a hidden valley, on a hot summers day while delivering cider to customers in Salcombe. It was empty for two years having been part of a country estate which seemed from another era. We wandered down through the meadows and sat on the river bank watching the fish jump in the dappled sunlight and thought what a beautiful and unspoiled place to live. Years later it is still the same but we have now appreciated that we also have a perfect peaceful base for enjoying the area but also on a rainy day in winter when the beach doesn't beckon we are 35-40 minutes drive of civilization in Exeter, Plymouth or Torquay or our local towns of Kingsbridge Totnes, Dartmouth and Salcombe. Great places to eat out, an abundance of local food producers, a foodie heaven!

What makes this cottage unique

Staying at Crannacombe gives you an ideal base for exploring all the lovely river valleys, beaches and the stunning unspoilt landscape of the beautiful South Hams. But you can also remain here, lazing by the river, wandering round the farmland or visiting the cider company and the South Devon Chilli Farm that are in our little lane. There are footpaths by which you can stroll down the valley through ancient woodlands. If you want to go further afield we are a modest drive from the lovely South Devon Coastal Path, also from the wild landscape of Dartmoor. You can learn to surf at Bantham, sail at Salcombe or take one of the many sea fishing trips offered locally.There are some beautiful National Trust gardens and houses which are within 30 minutes drive, eg; Overbecks & Collaton Fishacre.

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Bookings made within 14 days of expected arrival should be paid in full at booking by bank transfer or in cash on arrival. Phone or email us to discuss your preference of payment.The room will be available from 3pm on arrival day and should be vacated by 10am on day of departure.Sorry, no dogs accepted in the B&B accommodation.

Booking Notes:
Provisional booking held for 3 days. Deposit of 30% of cost of holiday on booking unless less than 6 weeks before holiday commencement in which case full payment is required on booking. Generally balance payment is due at least 6 weeks before commencement of holiday.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday, unless by prior agreement. Arrivals not before 3pm, departures by 10am. Short breaks in low season may be more flexible with regards to changeover days and times.

Notes on prices:
Short breaks and possible reductions for significantly reduced occupancy will be considered out of high season. Contact the owners.
Central Heating, logs, bed linen and towels (except beach towels) are included in the rental price.


Accommodation and facilities for Crannacombe Farm B&B Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom)in Kingsbridge in South Devon

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Veranda ...
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
Notes on accommodation: The B&B accommodation consists of a ground floor, comfortable, double bedroom with private bathroom, just outside the door of the room. With stunning views of the valley, and direct access to a covered deck. Comfortably and contemporary decorated with antique furniture and a flat screen TV with Sky. You can breakfast in your room if you wish, or if the weather is fine we have a lovely terrace with stupendous views where you can eat outside. Breakfast can be farmhouse style using our own eggs,our own Heron Valley fruit juices, local bacon, sausages etc.. Or you can choose a Mediterranean style breakfast if you prefer. Further bedrooms occasionally available, all with private bathrooms, TV and great views. WIFI available in both self catering properties also in B&B accommodation. Only Farmhouse has landline for incoming calls only. Outside: Both self catering properties have private enclosed gardens/courtyards to the front and back, provided with barbecues, dining furniture and the farmhouse has a small summerhouse and paddock. B&B accommodation has use of the owners deck and garden, and all properties have access to 80 acres of farmland and river.

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:


5/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)


A Home from Home! Wonderful...

  • 5 of 5

This B&B is a real gem hidden away in the narrow lanes of South Devon. Not only is the location idyllic, Shirley and Steve are simply wonderful hosts who opened their home to us and treated us like '6' Star guests during our 4 day break. The breakfasts were something special to behold, quite simply amazing both in quality, quantity and flavour. If you want to find true relaxation and escape from the rat race, book several days at Crannacombe Farm, you will leave feeling refreshed, relaxed and totally rejuvenated. I cannot speak highly enough of our accommodation, location and treatment. Many thanks to Shirley and Steve.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a lovely review. We both really enjoyed having you both here ( and our conversations!)and we are delighted you had a lovely time and hope to see you again in the future!
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Lovely stay in beautiful Devon valley

  • 5 of 5

We had such a nice stay in this beautiful B&B. The room itself is an annexe leading off the main house, with a private bathroom and has a separate door out onto the verandah, overlooking the most gorgeous views. Nice clean room, with Sky TV and tea and coffee making facilities. Chickens in the garden, butterflies everywhere, jasmine and geraniums outside the window, it was completely idyllic. The hosts were really friendly, and made you feel very welcome indeed, such nice people. The breakfast was amazing, served on the verandah, and enough to keep you going for most of the day! There is parking available. Locally, you can find petrol, cash atm's and good food at a pub in California Cross, which is just a few minutes away, although you can also find much more if you go a bit further afield. A great place to just relax and appreciate the fabulous Devon countryside, but there is plenty more to enjoy and explore, I went to a selection of National Trust houses, and of course, the beaches and pretty seaside towns. A fantastic holiday, I would very much like to return to this lovely B&B one day.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really delighted you had such a lovely time and it was a pleasure to meet you both.Thank you for such a lovely review, it makes our efforts worthwhile!
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  • 5 of 5

Room delightful , view amazing, breakfast on the decking was fabulous. Owners Steve & Shirley are brilliant hosts , wonderful people.

We will be comming back

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review.We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay here so much. We feel so lucky to live in such a special location and property and are glad you obviously appreciated it too.!
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A magical setting

  • 5 of 5

Probably the best B and B in the world! We were sad to leave not least because both Shirley and Steve are the perfect hosts.The farm is located in a beautiful wooded valley well off the beaten track and the room was comfortable and tastefully furnished. Crannacombe is a short drive from the wonderful beaches and stunning scenery to be found hereabouts.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you had such a memorable holiday. We try to make the accommodation as comfortable as possible, somewhere we would like to stay, but it does give us a head start having such beautiful surrounding scenery both here in the Avon Valley and in the South Hams generally!
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