Monkleigh House Bed & Breakfast Bideford - Walking, Cycling, Rural Retreat
A warm welcome awaits you at Monkleigh House, a lovely Georgian family house in an idyllic setting within almost 2 acres of beautiful mature gardens on the outskirts of the village.
Monkleigh House was built by Lord Saltrens in 1808 and has a wonderful atmosphere, retains a wealth of period features and is furnished with many lovely antiques. We are ideally situated between historic port town of Bideford and Great Torrington, within a few miles of the beautiful rugged coastline of North Devon. Nearby are the pretty fishing villages of Clovelly and Appledore and the sandy beaches of Westward Ho! and Instow are within easy reach. Both Dartmoor and Exmoor are also within easy travelling distance. Click onto map for location.
The Cavalier town of Great Torrington is home to Dartington Crystal and the Royal Horticultural Society’s gardens, Rosemoor. For keen cyclists, the renowned Tarka Trail is less than 2 miles away and bikes can be hired locally.
Other local attractions include Hartland Abbey, Tapely Park, Lundy Island and family attractions the Big Sheep and the Milky Way.
The comfortable and tastefully decorated bedrooms have lovely views and are equipped with TV, clock-radio, hair-drier and bathrobes as well as many other touches to make you feel at home. One of the luxury bathrooms features the original cast iron, Art Deco style bath and a separate power shower, the another has a spa bath.
Our guests have private use of an elegant sitting room in what was formerly the library of the house. There is a television and stereo here as well as a large selection of books and a cosy wood-burner.
Complimentary tea and coffee is always available.
A hearty English breakfast using local produce and home baked bread is served in the stunning Regency style dining room. Special diets can be catered for with advance notice.
Traditional Devon cream teas with homemade scones, delicious preserves and locally produced clotted cream are served in the gardens, on request and the village Inn offering good, home-cooked food and a selection of real ales, is just 150m walk away.
Children are welcome and a cot or folding ‘guest bed’ and high chair are available. There is also a large play area in the gardens and baby-sitting can be arranged in the evenings.
There is ample off road parking for all our guests, in the drive.
We are unable to accept credit or debit cards and a deposit is required for advance bookings.
Please note that smoking is not allowed in the house and sorry, we cannot accommodate pets.
Monkleigh House Bed & Breakfast - Bideford - Devon