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THE IVY BARN BED AND BREAKFAST - The hidden gem in South Devon

BOOKINGS DURING THIS CRISIS-This section is being frequently updated due to the ever changing situation

As from the 23.03.20 the Government ordered CLOSURE of all hotels, hostels, bed and breakfasts, campsites, caravan parks, boarding houses, and short term holiday lets for commercial/leisure use . There is an exemption which allows permanent residents (those who are homeless through flooding or otherwise) and key workers to stay in hotels or bed and breakfasts. This order is still in place although it MAY be possible for parts of the hospitality industry to reopen in July. We are waiting for clarification as to whether this will extend to Bed and Breakfasts in July. We hope so as we miss seeing our guests. We already have measures in place to ensure the safety of guests and staff. We will be expanding on these and ensure further measures will be in place in readiness for reopening and in line with Government and hospitality guidelines. In order to ensure social distancing measures even before we were ordered to close we had closed our reception desk and were asking guests to register in their rooms. Going forward breakfast is likely to be on a slot basis so that we can minimise the numbers in our breakfast room and of course if the weather remains nice we can arrange breakfast outside. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact either Nicky of Rik on 01752 830484. We are of course taking future bookings so if you are looking to get away when things ease off please do not hesitate to give us a call.

As a result of this order we can only take key workers and if anyone wishes to stay at The Ivy Barn we will be asking for proof of identity and proof you are a key worker. We hope you understand as it is a criminal offence to allow anyone else to stay during this period.

If you have a booking in May and June please bear with us as we will be contacting all guests who have a booking during this period. We are happy to transfer bookings to a later date in the year or even in 2021. We understand that you are likely to want to get away for a break once it is safe to do so and we are happy to transfer the deposit over to the new date.

We thank you for your support and look forward to welcoming you back when things get back to normal. In the meantime we hope you stay home and stay safe!


The Ivy Barn Bed and Breakfast is run by Husband and Wife team Rik and Nicky, it is a dog friendly B&B in the heart of a small, quiet, picture postcard village nestled in the beautiful South Hams countryside in South Devon. Rik and Nicky also run the village pub, The Mildmay Colours Inn which specialises in serving Devon Ale and Cider.

Described as a hidden gem in an unspoilt area, The Ivy Barn Bed and Breakfast is ideal for those wishing to just get away from it all and to have a quality, relaxing stay. After a day exploring beautiful South Devon, you can unwind in the garden, relaxing with a book or a nice glass or cup of something refreshing. We are passionate about providing a warm and friendly welcome and a peaceful, calming place to stay.


The Ivy Barn is a solid stone barn which has been converted to form 6 ensuite rooms, one of which is a large two storey family room suitable for a family or a couple who would like more space. All our rooms have private ground floor access and offer all the facilities you would expect of a quality establishment. There is also plenty of free on-site parking.

Whether you’re looking for a mid-week or weekend break in a bed and breakfast in the South Hams or a longer holiday so you can really explore all that South Devon has to offer - The Ivy Barn is the perfect place to stay!


We offer an extensive breakfast choice every day. Our promise to you is that you will leave here well fed and very well looked after, feeling refreshed.

What more can you want? A relaxing and quiet place to stay, in the beautiful village of Holbeton with plenty of places to visit.

THE IVY BARN BED AND BREAKFAST ensuite holiday accommodation near Dartmoor is:

  • A relaxing, peaceful place to stay in a beautiful village in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
  • Just 2 miles from South Ham's Mothecombe and Coastguards Beach. Coastguards beach is dog friendly all year.
  • A base for Coastal Path walkers as a stop over before or after crossing the River Erme.
  • A base to explore various parts of the beautiful South West Coast Path, the South Hams and South Devon.
  • Close to a bus stop that goes to Noss Mayo during the week.
  • 30 minutes from Dartmoor National Park where you can explore the moors by foot, bike and horse!
  • Just a short distance away from many of South Devon’s magnificent beaches.
  • Near the quaint estuary villages/ towns of Noss Mayo, Kingsbridge, and Dartmouth to explore.
  • Ideal for theThe Round Robin trip, including the River Cruises between Totnes-Dartmouth.
  • Near historical market towns of Totnes, Tiverton & the Torbay area.
  • A short drive from Modbury, Ivybridge, Yealmpton.
  • 10 miles from Plymouth.
  • Ideal stop-over for those working in the area or travelling with Brittany Ferries from Plymouth.
  • An ideal place for weekend breaks, weekday breaks and a longer stay in a quiet ensuite B&B holiday accommodation.

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    Some lovely reviews from guests.
    Beautifully presented and a very quiet location
    Lovely place - clean and comfy.
    A little off the beaten track, however, once in the village - very nice.
    Mark- December 2019

    Wonderful B and B run by wonderful people
    Comfortable and warm accommodation with lots of little touches that make this such a pleasant place to stay. Quiet location but ideally placed for exploring further afield. Rick and Nicky are really friendly, always keen to make sure your stay is pleasant and they have lots of local knowledge. The breakfast is superb and full of local produce. At night remember to look up, lack of light pollution means a fantastic display of stars on a clear night. We will be back.
    Nothing to dislike.
    Andrew - October 2019

    Friendly hosts in a cute converted barn
    My mother, daughter, and I recently stayed in the family suite for two nights. The rooms were immaculate, the beds comfortable, the breakfast delicious, and the hosts were kind and interesting people. I highly recommend this quaint bed and breakfast in this very beautiful part of Devon.
    Meighan G - July 2019

    Lovely bed and breakfast in Devon village
    Wonderful being in the center of Holbeton. Room was very comfortable and suited our needs for 5 nights perfectly. Owners and dog Merlin are very welcoming and give helpful advice about things to do and places to see in the area. Breakfast was excellent. Look forward to returning!
    swope19 -July 2019

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