Bed and Breakfast at Holbeton, near Plymouth

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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

Worth it for the breakfast alone.
The Ivy Barn is situated in a beautiful, sleepy village in South Devon. Our room was very comfortable and our dog was treated like royalty. The owners are lovely and made our stay very enjoyable. Finally, the breakfast is out of this world.
Poppyontour- July 2019

Lovely hosts, pretty location
Nicky and Rik were lovely hosts fitting us in at last minute with our dog. Clean and comfortable room with all facilities even dog bed, bowls and treats!
Breakfast is fab and you must try the scrambled eggs!
Room was rather warm but there were good instructions on how to change the temperature. The welcome book in the room was very useful especially about the hot shower. Shower was powerful and easy to use.
Good range of teas and coffee in the room. Even biscuits and a few chocolates which was a nice touch.
Knowledgeable owners and nothing too much trouble.
Thanks for a nice couple of days.
Tracey B – May 2019

Lovely B&B!
Such a lovely place to stay for a couple of nights while we visited for a wedding. The hosts were so helpful and kind, and the breakfasts are wonderful! I would 100% recommend.
Annie – May 2019

Excellent stay at the ivy b&b. It was like home from home. Very comfortable room in a great location. Even sitting in the garden relaxing reading was a treat. Breakfast was outstanding every day and Nicky and Rik are both fantastic and full of knowledge about the area. We will definitely be back.
Rachel - May 2019

Beautiful, welcoming B & B
Really beautiful B&B in the picturesque village of Holbeton. We had a really warm welcome from the owners & their adorable dog & were shown to our room. The room itself was beautiful - really comfy beds & very clean & tidy, with lots of light. There were a range of breakfasts to choose from including the full english which we both had. The breakfast itself was delicious - probably the best hotel/B&B breakfast I've had! I didn't bring my dog on this occasion but the B&B is dog friendly & there's even lots of info for dog owners in the welcome booklet which is a really thoughtful touch! I will definitely stay here again!

The place was absolutely perfect!
Lois - May 2019

Super b and b with perfect hosts!
Lovely hosts, great location, comfy room, nice fellow guests. Brilliant breakfasts.
Mary - April 2019

Excellent stay with delicious breakfast in a good location.
The room was spacious with a chair each. The breakfast was excellent. The packed lunch was delicious and great value. Good central village location.
Penny - April 2019

We loved the little touches in the room for example the home made cookies!
Nikki - April 2019

Welcoming hosts with home-made treats in room, dog friendly, superb breakfasts, good location and special effort was made by the hosts to accommodate our need for an easy access shower
Andrew -April 2019

Enjoyed our stay - would highly recommend it
Perfect location, welcoming and friendly owners, lovely room, absolutely spotless - bed comfy - amazing breakfast . 10/10 .
Sarah - February 2019

Very enjoyable*Everything. The owners were friendly and professional. Went for a lovely walk before breakfast in a gorgeous location.
Russell - February 2019

Home from home
Nicky the owner was very friendly and was waiting for us on arrival Breakfast was really good and a fantastic choice
Really comfortable bed
Derek - February 2019

Friendly comfortable B&B
The hosts were very friendly and helpful. Room was clean and beds comfortable. Well located with ample parking. Scrambled eggs and porridge highly rated.
Barry - January 2019

Lovely hosts and lovely place to stay.
We had the family room which had an upstairs for 2 /3 children whilst there was a double downstairs. It was quirky! And good that we had somewhere to sit and watch TV. Breakfast was amazing!
Alison -January 2019

Great accommodation in a wonderful location
Rooms comfortable and warm, very friendly welcome and a fantastic breakfast.
Andrew - October 2018

Lovely hosts, pretty location
Nicky and Rik were lovely hosts fitting us in at last minute with our dog. Clean and comfortable room with all facilities even dog bed, bowls and treats!
Breakfast is fab and you must try the scrambled eggs!
Room was rather warm but there were good instructions on how to change the temperature. The welcome book in the room was very useful especially about the hot shower. Shower was powerful and easy to use.
Good range of teas and coffee in the room. Even biscuits and a few chocolates which was a nice touch.
Knowledgeable owners and nothing too much trouble.
Thanks for a nice couple of days.
Tracey- May 2019
Recent visit with 4 teenagers and dog !
Clean rooms , friendly people , wonderful breakfast . Nothing seems too much trouble . We all slept very well and love staying in the village . Being dog friendly is a huge bonus !! Thanks so much xx No complaints from us !!
SarahR - February 2019

Tucked away in deepest Devon.
Really enjoyed our two night stay here in August whilst on the SWCP. The rooms are homely, clean and comfortable and breakfast was excellent; we particularly enjoyed the fresh fruit and porridge. Sadly, didn't get to sample the afternoon tea, as we were out walking - maybe next time!
Our hosts were very friendly and knowledgeable re local walks and looked after us well.
Colleenr525 - August 2018

Fab B&B in great setting
Lovely room ( and very clean and tidy!) - booked to stay with our dog in tow, who received her own bed and biscuits in the room. Breakfast was wonderful, preordered the night before to save any waiting in the morning - porridge even comes with clotted cream, and the mushrooms on toast were divine (as was the full English my husband had!). Gave us some great ideas for walks, and even supplied a map to stop us getting lost! Lovely hosts, this really is a gem of a find, and one we will be visiting again! Thank you Rik and Nicky, you made our weekend very special!
543Bev - August 2018

A charming little gem
Our first stay here though we have stayed in the area 20+ times. The location in the sweet little village of Holbeton is delightful as well as really convenient - 2 pubs and village stores are just yards away. Friendly owners Nicky and Rik are the best of hosts and the place is totally welcoming. Our puppy Eddie even had their friendly dog to play with....
Top breakfasts with an array of other eating treats available - cream teas and packed lunches etc.
The rooms are not huge but the beds are really comfortable and the the gushing shower was a joy. The little garden was a nice surprise too.
A place to enjoy and definitely one to return to - as we will for sure.
Gerry and Janet - August 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 area
Carole S - July 2018

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.
Suegoff - April 2018

A good place to stop over
We needed somewhere to stay for one night while we were walking part of the South West Coast Path. Nicky and Rik were very helpful offering us lifts from the coast path and to a bus stop the next morning. The breakfast was good and included some local Hog's Pudding which was appreciated! The nearby pub (Dartmoor Union) had a logfire burning and provided a good evening meal. The bed was very comfortable, one of the best we slept in. Everything was very efficiently run.
Andrea - April 2018

Relaxing stay at The Ivy Barn
My husband and I have just returned from a 3 night stay at Nicky and Riks lovely place. The setting is very pretty and was an excellent base for day trips around the area. There are 2 great pubs nearby within walking distance which both do nice food if you don't feel like going far in the evenings.The accomodation had everything we needed and a very comfy bed with lovely cotton sheets. Breakfast was brilliant, the best poached eggs I have had. Rik is a mine of information on the local area which is great and very helpful.
Even when we managed to set the fire alarm off in the middle of the night Rik manage to smile and tell us not to worry!!
Swindley - 5 April 2018

The Ivy Barn is so welcoming
We stayed at The Ivy Barn last year, when we had to vacate our home whilst building work was completed. Since then, when we've not had enough room to accommodate them, several sets of friends and family members - some with dogs, others with babies - have also stayed.
On every occasion, Nicky and Rik have gone out of their way to make visitors feel at home. The rooms are very comfortable, spacious, and well-equipped, and we especially like the fact that those we and friends/family have stayed in, are separately accessed from outside, which really enhances the feeling of privacy and having your own space. Breakfasts are very generous and varied, catering for all tastes and dietary requirements. Our most recent visitors stayed in January 2018 but there were also several last year. Holbeton is a lovely village, with two excellent pubs, and close to sea and moor. This is a perfect place to stay and we recommend it very highly.
Gillianfox - January 2018

Charming Holbeton
We spent a peaceful three nights at the Ivy Barn, the only noise to disturb us was the gentle hooting of a pair of tawny owls. Very comfortable bed, delicious breakfast and friendly owners, all set in the delightful small Devon village of Holbeton. What more could you ask for?
Jane S - August 2017

Fantastic family room
We stayed here at the weekend. Beautiful location. Fantastic room for a family with children as the children could go to bed upstairs and you could still have an evening downstairs - perfect. Fantastic breakfast and a packed lunch provided which was really helpful for us.
Bumblebee868 - May 2017

Wedding Stop
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.
Travelnanna64 - 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

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

Short break
We had a great stay at this lovely B @ B excellent breakfast one of the cleanest B @ Bs ever stayed in the hosts were lovely and so warming and helpful cosy and warm rooms would definitely return. The pub next door also did great meals really quiet and peaceful location with…
Sealeysue - October 2016

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
July 2018
A good place to stopover

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