Bed and Breakfast at Holbeton, near Plymouth

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

The Ivy Barn Bed & Breakfast is Holbeton's family run, dog friendly B&B in the heart of a small, delightful, quiet village. Described as a hidden gem in an unspoilt area. Holbeton has two pubs and a post office. The Ivy Barn is a solid stone barn which has been converted to form 6 ensuite letting rooms, one of which is a large two storey family room, suitable for a family or a couple who would like more space. The Ivy Barn is ideal for weekend breaks in South Devon or longer holiday stays.

We are passionate about providing a warm welcome, a peaceful and relaxing place to stay where you will feel at home. Our promise to you is that you will leave here well fed and very well looked after, feeling refreshed.

You will have a comfortable en suite room accommodation with an unusual feature where all rooms have their own entrance on the ground floor. There is ample free parking for all rooms at this Bed and Breakfast.

You are welcome to relax in the guest garden with a cup of tea or coffee and a book on the swing seat or sit at the table and chairs and soak up the South Devon air.

  • Ideal for those wishing to just get away from it all and to have a quality, relaxing stay where you can unwind in beautiful surroundings.
  • Coastal Path walkers are welcome to use The Ivy Barn as a stop over before crossing the River Erme or after crossing it or using as a base to explore various parts of the beautiful South West Coast Path in South Devon.
  • For walkers there is a bus that goes to Noss Mayo during the week.
  • If you are walking the Coastal path we offer a limited pick up and drop off service when the Low tide times at the River Erme do not correspond with your planned walk. Please book this in advance and ask directly for prices.
  • You will be 30 minutes away from Dartmoor where you can walk, cycle or horse ride.
  • You can visit some magnificent beaches within a short drive from The Ivy Barn, including Mothecombe, Coast Guards, Bigbury on Sea, Wembury and many more.
  • There are the quaint estuary villages/towns of Noss Mayo, Kingsbridge, and Dartmouth to explore and the historical town of Totnes & the Torbay area.
  • A short drive from Modbury, Ivybridge, Yealmpton,
  • What more can you want ? A relaxing and quiet place to stay, in a beautiful village with plenty of places to visit.

    We are open all year round for long stay holidays, weekday or weekend breaks and secure overnight stays for those travelling on the ferry from Plymouth or working in the area.

    The Ivy Barn is nestled in the beautiful South Hams (South Devon) countryside. Home of the BBC TV series The Coroner.

    Just 2 miles from the coast, the sandy beach of Mothecombe The rock pools of Coastguards Beach and the South West Coastal Path which has magnificent views.

    There are two pubs in the quiet village of Holbeton which are within walking distance of The Ivy Barn and what better way to end the day than to have something to eat or drink in one of our local pubs and return to The Ivy Barn for a relaxing and peaceful sleep.


  • Clean & Comfortable en suite accommodation with King size beds
  • Well stocked Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi Access (in most rooms)
  • Free Off road parking, with ample room for a van.
  • Traditional English Breakfast
  • Vegetarian/ Vegan Breakfast options available. We also cater for guests with gluten and dairy intolerance.Advance notice preferable.
  • Packed lunch & afternoon tea available by prior arrangement
  • Quiet Guests Garden with views over the village
  • Family and Dog Friendly. (We provide a limited number of dog beds and bowels with a special treat for our four legged guest.)
  • B&B en suite holiday accommodation near the South West Coastal Path and Dartmoor.
  • Weekday and weekend breaks in South Devon.

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    8.30am - 9.30am

    Our cosy Breakfast Room overlooks a small colourful garden, which is lovely for outside dining in the summer - weather permitting.

    Cereals, fresh fruit, fruit juice, yoghurt, honey and jam is available in the Breakfast room which can be followed by a Full English Breakfast or vegetarian/vegan options. We also cater for guests with a gluten and lactose intolerance. ( Advance notice beforehand is appreciated.)

    An early breakfast may be able to be arranged if necessary.

    Please Note: Our Breakfast Room is accessed from outside via a stone stairway, with a sturdy handrail.

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    The Ivy Barn is a Non-Smoking establishment.

    Our prices start at just £75 per room per night which includes Full English breakfast or Vegetarian/Vegan options if you prefer.
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    Google Review July 2018
    What can I say, Nicky helped us out from a nightmare at the drop of a hat, a true lifesaver. The rooms were lovely, clean, everything you need, breakfast was, for us, spot on, lovely home cooked food with a big choice, go again?
    People like Nicky and her husband are what makes a B&B a great B&B

    Trip Advisor Review July 2018
    Hosts very welcoming and organised. The individual en suite rooms with private access were ideal as we had our dog with us - dog bowl and bed provided. The breakfast menu was left in our room each day, with a good choice of dishes. They also offered a light menu which was available in the afternoon. They were knowledgeable about the area and the guide in the room gave suggestions for local dog walking and days out as well as other essential information. We will definitely return if in that are

    Comfortable rooms, clean, good breakfast.
    Comfortable rooms, clean, good breakfast. Friendly host and hostess, who provided helpful lifts to and from the days walking on the South West Coast Path. Great pub next door for evening meal. Pretty village.
    APRIL 2018

    My friend and I used this B&B as a convenient place to stay, due to it's easy location for a family wedding, on 21st. The owners Nicky and Rick were very friendly and helpful, sharing local knowledge and supporting the Guests, with maps and lifts to the starting points of the coastal path.

    We found the room (twin with shower) very clean, the beds comfortable and pleasantly decorated.

    Breakfast was plentiful and well cooked with lots of options depending on your preferred choice.

    In all a good place to use as a base if exploring this part of Devon.
    APRIL 2018

    We booked with Ivy Barn Nicky And Rick For week. This Bed and Breakfast is the best place to stay. Room was clean and spacious. The breakfast were the best we have ever eaten. Rick Nicky were the best hosts. recommending places to visit and eat. This Bed breakfast hits all requirements for a wonderful quiet holiday stay. Rick even sings in the pub across the drive. Just great. Thanks Nicky Rick and not forgetting Merlin. We will be back hopefully with family."
    Stayed March 2017, travelled as a couple

    Set in an absolutely beautiful village, next door to a welcoming pub, The Ivy B&B hit all of our requirements for comfort, value and peace and quiet.
    Rooms are comfortable, bathrooms are ok but the welcome received is absolutely brilliant. At check in, we were given an umbrella for our walk on the beach.

    A great touch and a really positive first impression.
    Breakfast was very good. Freshly cooked and with unobtrusive service.
    Highly recommended for a weekend 'getaway'. Embrace the lack of mobile signal and enjoy being back in a place where conversation is key
    Stayed March 2017, travelled as a couple
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