Exe Valley Bed and Breakfast

Barnhill Cottage, Chapel Road, Brampford Speke, Exeter, Devon, EX5 5HG

Tel: 01392 841785

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Exe Valley Bed and Breakfast



The “Exe Valley Bed and Breakfast” at Barnhill Cottage is a perfect country retreat for a relaxing break in a quiet village location with panoramic views over the River Exe. 

The Bed and Breakfast

Barnhill Cottage was once the smithy and stable block to the neighbouring historic Barnhill House which was featured on the BBC Series “Restorian Home”.

With its separate entrance, Exe Valley Bed and Breakfast guests have exclusive use of a private suite of rooms which accommodate up to three people.  On the upper floor, the recently completed hayloft is now a large comfortable double bedroom and sitting room with original features.  The stable block on the ground floor has a double and single bedroom next to the shared private bathroom, with its deep relaxing bath.  All bedrooms have flat screened TVs, access to free WiFi, books, magazines, a CD player and board games.

Breakfast is served in the small dining area with a menu that is adaptable to suit all needs.  This area is well-stocked with a variety of teas, coffees and other beverages, with milk and bottled water in the small fridge. 

Our garden is small with wonderful panoramic views of the Exe Valley towards Exmoor which can be appreciated from the comfort of a covered seating area. Guests will need their own transport and there is safe off-road parking down a private drive.

We are friendly and helpful bed and breakfast hosts and welcome children.  Although animal lovers, we are unable to accommodate pets in the bed and breakfast rooms.  However, there is a kennels in the village that can provide accommodation for both dogs and cats if required.

Brampford Speke

Nestled in the Exe Valley, the village of Brampford Speke is a conservation area with chocolate box thatched cottages, a Grade 1 listed church, St Peter’s, whose tower dates back to the fifteenth Century and a Grade 11 listed Devon Inn “Lazy Toad” , all within easy walking  distance of the bed and breakfast.  The “Lazy Toad” recently won a Gold award in the 2017 Taste of the West Awards in the Dining Pub Category.

A short walk from the bed and breakfast, via a sloping path and footbridge over the River Exe, you will find a gravel beach, a popular destination for picnics.  From here guests can continue on to walk the “Exe Valley Way” with its abundance of wildlife.

Surrounding area

We are conveniently located within a 5 mile radius of Exeter University, Exeter City Centre and both Exeter St David’s and Central Railway Stations, and approximately 40 minutes from Exmoor, Dartmoor and the Jurassic Coast, making the “Exe Valley Bed and Breakfast” an ideal base to visit Devon’s many tourist attractions.

So whether you are looking for a cosy rural retreat, somewhere comfortable and accommodating on a business trip to Exeter or just need a base from where you can explore the rest of this stunning county, then the “Exe Valley Bed and Breakfast” is an ideal place to stay.



Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Double£70.00 per room (breakfast included)
Single£40.00 per person (breakfast included)

*Single @ £40 per night bed and breakfast
Double @ £70 per room per night bed and breakfast
Double and Single @ £100 per night bed and breakfast
Three Singles @ £105 per night bed and breakfast



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    Recent Reviews:

    • Caroline9876
      London, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Very friendly and helpful host
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 4th August 2018
      We stayed two nights and nothing was too much trouble for Sue. For example, when she discovered we were keen to do some walking she visited the tourist office when she went to Exeter and brought back... Read full review
    • Christine C
      Fantastic welcome - nothing is too much trouble
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 2nd September 2018
      We have stayed many times with Sue and Brian at the Exe Valley B & B. We are always welcomed like old friends and nothing seems too much trouble. The decor is beautiful and my grandchildren loved... Read full review
    • markwD3748TO
      Risley, United Kingdom
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      Excellent B&B
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 26th September 2018
      Stayed here while working in Exeter, a short drive from the town but well worth it. Situated in a quiet village with a good local pub. The owners live next door and nothing is too much trouble for... Read full review


    Road Directions

    In the village of Brampford Speke look for the telephone box and take the junction opposite beside the village school.  Turn next left into Chapel Road and look for the red brick “Lodge” on the right.  Turn right up the gravel drive and look for Barnhill Cottage on the right.



    • Cater for vegetarians
    • Serve breakfast

    Children & Infants

    • Accept children (Minimum age)
    • Accept children all ages
    • Food/bottle warming available
    • Highchair

    Establishment Features

    • Central heating throughout

    Room / Unit Features

    • Free View TV
    • WiFi

    Specialist Features

    • Special provisions for lone female travellers

    Opening Times

    Exe Valley Bed and Breakfast (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

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