Bed and Breakfast at Holbeton, near Plymouth


The last breakfast has been cooked and the final guests have left for home. It has been a wonderful ride and we would like to thank you all for being a part of our journey.
So a new chapter begins!
From the bottom of our hearts to all who have shared our adventure.
Nick, Rik, Merlin and Coco


We have now closed the Bed and Breakfast. It is with great sadness that we have had to close the business. Our Landlord has served us with notice seeking to recover possession of the property as he wishes to run a business from the property himself. We have thoroughly enjoyed the last 6 years and have had some amazing guests from all over the world and hopefully have provided a lovely gateway to this beautiful area.

We will not be going far as we will now be concentrating on running The Mildmay Colours pub in Holbeton so we will be only moving a very short distance and it would be lovely to see you in there when you visit the area.

We are currently unsure what the proposed arrangements are for The Ivy Barn. We have seen that the self contained unit is on Airbnb so it may be worth looking on Airbnb for places in Holbeton. If we hear anything further we will update the website.


The Mildmay Colours is a traditional village pub in the centre of the picture postcard village of Holbeton. We are passionate about providing a warm and friendly welcome and serving local Devon ales and ciders, and food locally sourced, where possible, We are dog friendly and our pub dog Merlin is very friendly.
If you would like to book a table for food please call us on 01752 830555.

You can check out our menus at follow us on facebook at [email protected] . Our email is [email protected] 

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IMPORTANT:If using a sat/nav system please DON'T take the turning to 'Ford' as this will take you down a very narrow twisty lane that even the locals won't drive down!

Please also note the postcode PL8 1NA will take you to Masons Yard in the village. It is easier to look for the church and the Mildmay Colours pub when you enter the village.

If you require any further directions please do not hesitate to contact us on 01752 830484.

  • Holbeton sits down a country lane off the A379 between Modbury and Yealmpton.
  • If coming from the east the turning is on the left about 3/4 of a mile heading towards Yealmpton, after the junction of the A3121 and the A379.
  • From the west the turning is on the right about a mile after Yealmbridge.
  • It is sign posted to Holbeton and Mothecombe with a brown tourist sign to The Mildmay Colours.
  • The road narrows to one cars width in several places.
  • Go past the turning to Ford (see warning above). Continue for about another mile until you come to the sign for Holbeton, turn left down the hill, follow the single track lane into the village.
  • The entrance to The Ivy Barn is a sharp right turn between the church and The Mildmay Colours before the Post Office.
  • If you miss the turn for Holbeton there is another down the road immediately after the cream coloured house.
  • This is a little wider but still a single track road, follow the road into the village past The Dartmoor Union and follow the road round to the left as it passes The Mildmay Colours.
  • You will need to go out onto the other side of the road to be able to swing into the left turn between the church and pub.
  • Our car park is on the right hand side after the Barn.
  • The reception is on the first floor which is accessed through our garden, so please leave your luggage in the car whilst checking in as your room will be on ground floor level.
  • Please note that the ACCESS to The Ivy Barn has a restricted width of 2.5 metres.

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