Corndonford Farm

Poundsgate, Newton Abbot, TQ13 7PP, United Kingdom
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England's Best B&B

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on April 9, 2014

(By special request of the VT staff, this page is a copy from the original tip in my Dartmoor NP pages.)

I have stayed in quite some B&Bs in England, but never in one such as Corndonford Farm. It's a place where you will immediately feel at home, thanks to the hospitality of Ann and Will.

Located in the middle of nowhere in Dartmoor (approximately 5km from Widecombe-in-the-Moor which, however, is also only a village of 50 houses), the 400-year old farmhouse could not be a more charming place in which to spend a holiday. It is a working farm: the owners have some horses and organise riding classes as well. But it is also a lovely cottage with a splendid garden which, as late as in early September, was still in full bloom. It is an old building full of nooks and crannies and you do well to mind your head while ascending the crooked stairs, but it is also a B&B where you can sleep in the world's most comfortable four-poster bed. Moreover, the breakfast is just delicious. Ann will have freshly baked, homemade scones ready for you as well as egg and bacon, some fresh fruit or simply a slice of homemade bread with some homemade jam. Even the tap water comes from the farm's own source.

Both Ann and Will are very friendly hosts, very interested in their guests and very helpful. When we arrived after a 4-hour drive, tea and cake were served and we chatted about this and that - an ideal way to come down after a long day. Their friendliness wasn't only skin-deep: literally every day we stopped in the old-fashioned kitchen for a chat, but we never had the feeling that we were being questioned. It was just like talking to friends or relatives.

To make a long story short: Corndonford Farm is England's best B&B!

Unique Quality: see above

Directions: Hard to find - the best description is found on sawdays.co.uk, but you need to sign in to see it. Googlemaps is accurate as well if you don't get lost in the network of tiny byroads.

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Amenities at Corndonford Farm

  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet

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