|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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 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.
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:
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.
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.
Room delightful , view amazing, breakfast on the decking was fabulous. Owners Steve & Shirley are brilliant hosts , wonderful people.
We will be comming back
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.