Exclusive Bed & Breakfast
Our two spacious double rooms, each individually furnished provide luxury en-suite accommodation.
Bowden is a very special place to stay with exceptional surroundings and service. A private oak staircase leads you to the Oak room with its four-poster bed while the Ash room has a luxury king size leather sleigh bed.
Bowden combines the comforts of modern living with the romance of the past. You'll find stunning period features and antiques carefully mixed with contemporary furnishings and artefacts collected from our world travels to create a relaxed, informal atmosphere.
Our guests have the exclusive use of a beautifully furnished, spacious oak beamed drawing room with an inglenook fireplace. The adjoining dining room with slate flagged floor and French windows leading to the pretty cottage garden is where our delicious breakfasts are served with organic and local produce being offered wherever possible. Packed lunches are available on request.
Meet new friends
We like our guests to treat Bowden as their second home. Feel free to come and go as you please; enjoy the experience of country living and take the opportunity to make new friends in this relaxed, rural haven.
During the summer months, on mild balmy evenings, you are welcome to barbeque in the private cottage garden; this is the ideal way to unwind and share your adventures. Otherwise our guests enjoy any of the excellent local country pubs and restaurants including the nearby gastro pub only 2½ miles away by car or a mile on foot.
At New Year, we can provide catered house parties-just ask for details.
The North Devon adventure
Experience this idyllic retreat in the heart of beautiful rolling countryside, only minutes from the North Devon beaches and the rugged splendour of Exmoor. Feel the clear fresh sea air on your skin, close your eyes and experience the scent of wild flowers – our bluebell woods are glorious in spring. See our rare breed cows, sheep, alpacas and chickens, meet the lambs and calves, collect fresh eggs – it's all part of the adventure!
Leave the car behind and enjoy walks directly from the house. Nature trails meander through spectacular countryside where red deer, brown hare, foxes and badgers can sometimes be seen. Nearly 50 species of birds have been sighted on the Farm this year.
Bowden is a wonderful place and we'd like you to enjoy it as much as we do.
Well-behaved dogs are welcome by prior arrangement. We have our own Loddon Box stables so equestrian visitors may bring their horses. There are a wide range of bridleways and rides on Exmoor to explore, or perhaps experience the excitement of riding on the North Devon beaches. Please call for details.