House / 9 bedrooms / sleeps 23

Key Info
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly


BEAFORD COUNTRY HOUSE offers peace and tranquility in a lovely setting with the bonus of an outdoor heated swimming pool (available Whitsun until mid-September). Beautifully furnished, this English country house is elegantly appointed throughout, with spacious accommodation for up to 23 guests in 9 en-suite bedrooms.

BEAFORD COUNTRY HOUSE is a grand, south facing gentleman's residence, set in 30 acres of gardens and grounds, atop the River Torridge Valley, with breathtaking views towards Dartmoor. Over the years the house has been host to many of the Great Train Robbers, both before and after the robbery! Some were even arrested at the house, notes being stashed up some of the bedroom fireplaces.

No matter what the weather BEAFORD COUNTRY HOUSE has so much to offer. When the sun is shining you won't want to leave, the fantastic swimming pool and beautiful gardens will occupy you for hours. When the weather gets cooler, snuggle up by the log fires with a hot chocolate or glass of mulled wine or why not wander out into the garden for a snowball fight or a spot of sledging!!

BEAFORD COUNTRY HOUSE is the ideal wedding venue set in its own mature gardens providing a lovely backdrop for wedding photographs. The venue is licensed to hold civil wedding ceremonies, and there is a large ballroom, the perfect place for a wedding reception. The surrounding grounds make a perfect backdrop for photographs, drinks and canapes, and there is parking for a 25+ cars.


Perfect for conversation, gatherings and relaxation is the large comfortable drawing room. Featuring a large wood-panelled fireplace, it has one wall of floor-to-ceiling French doors, comfy sofas, occasional chairs and tables. There are books and board games for cosy nights in, and a small selection of DVDs.

For the children, a cosy snug is ideal with TV, video and games, and a wood panelled fireplace.

A bookcase-lined hall, filled with books, leads to the extensive dining room where three floor-to-ceiling French doors lead out to the lawns, verandah and swimming pool. Elegantly furnished, with a large table, to seat 24, this room too boasts a wood panelled original fireplace and contains a pool table and seating areas. With high ceilings, unique antiques, and opulent decor, this is a dining room full of character! The open plan feeling to this room is wonderful, feel free to 'fling' the doors open and let the outside come inside, enjoy a drink on the patio or light up the barbecue and dine alfresco!

If you are planning a special occasion, or just want to have a party, there is a fabulous ballroom available, at an additional cost. Please enquire for more details.


The newly fitted kitchen is attractively decorated with granite topped units, a table with seating, a blue four-oven AGA, a 6-burner gas cooker, microwave, coffee machine, blender, kettle, toaster and all the little extras guests will need during their stay.

Off the kitchen is a scullery housing a commercial dishwasher (washes dishes in 2 minutes!), sink and original crockery shelving, while to the rear of the kitchen is a second kitchen with american style fridge, freezer, sink and and more storage cupboards.

The original washroom houses the washing machine. A corridor with original red quarry tiling leads to the servant's entrance - ideal for muddy boots and shoes! A second servants' staircase leads to the first floor.

If you don't fancy doing all of the cooking yourselves while on holiday, in-house caterers can be provided either with meal drop-offs or full catering - please enquire for more details.


Beaford House has 9 bedrooms. The rooms are numbered as below (please note room 7 is a bathroom). Rooms 1-6, 8 & 9 are en-suite and room 10 has a private bathroom on the landing. There are also 2 family bathrooms located on the landings. All of the rooms are individually furnished to a high standard, with unique wardrobes, chest of drawers or ornate dressing tables.

There are 5 doubles, 2 x family rooms (sleeping 4) , 1 x king-size & single, and 1 x twin.

Room 1 - Four-poster bed

Room 2 - Double bed with balcony overlooking the surrounding countryside.

Room 3 - Double bed & 2 single beds with balcony overlooking the surrounding countryside.

Room 4 - Four-poster bed

Room 5 - King-size bed & single bed

Room 6 - Double bed & 2 single beds

(Room 7 - Bathroom)

Room 8 - King-size bed

Room 9 - Double bed

Room 10 - 2 single beds

All bedrooms have TVs with Freeview, and bed linen and towels are kindly provided.

Most bedrooms have breathtaking views of the valley. Wake up in the morning to mist settled peacefully in the valley, or if you are lucky enough, you may catch a glimpse of the odd deer wandering in the fields below the house!


Room 1 - Large corner bath with shower attachment, WC and wash basin.

Room 2 - Bath with shower overhead, WC and wash basin.

Room 3 - Bath with shower overhead, wash basin and WC (separate).

Room 4 - Large corner bath with shower attachment, WC and wash basin.

Room 5 - Bath with shower overhead, wash basin and WC (separate).

Room 6 - Bath with shower overhead, WC and wash basin.

(Room 7 - Bathroom)

Room 8 - Bath with shower overhead, WC and wash basin.

Room 9 - Shower, WC and wash basin.

Room 10 - WC opposite bedroom and separate private bathroom (with bath and wash basin).

The 2 family bathrooms located on the landing contain a bath, WC and wash basin.


BEAFORD HOUSE is surrounded by tranquil countryside and set amongst large gardens and grounds, with a children's outdoor play area, a BBQ, chairs, and plenty of garden furniture on the verandah and lawns. The grounds are home to a number of horses and ponies, who fill the surrounding fields.

Floor-to-ceiling French doors lead out to the lawns, verandah and swimming pool.

Visitors at BEAFORD HOUSE have exclusive use of hot tub.


The fenced outdoor heated swimming pool (available from Whitsun until mid-September) is a welcome treat for those hotter summer days, and ensures you will not need to travel very far. There are chairs, tables and sun loungers. The pool is shared with 3 small holiday cottages, but never gets crowded or busy, and more often than not you will have it all to yourselves.

The pool is 28ft long and 7ft deep, and sure to provide hours of entertainment!!


BEAFORD HOUSE is an elegantly appointed english country house set in beautifully landscaped gardens with stunning views all around. This perfect wedding venue offers exclusive use of the house and an adjoining ballroom with a Civil Wedding Licence. BEAFORD COUNTRY HOUSE has an experienced wedding team to assist you in the planning of your special wedding day. Available with exclusive use for only you and your guests.


An initial supply of logs and coal is supplied for your stay from September until Whitsun, and extra can be added upon booking, or during your stay.

All bookings are subject to the Terms and Conditions on Choice Cottages website.

Arrival time: 4pm with Departure time by 10am

Add to basket items may be available and booking fees apply - see Choice Cottages website for price details.

It is important to note that, although nightly rates are reflected by the advertising portal, these are not applicable. Short breaks, when available, will be offered at a minimum price of 75% of the weekly rate (conditions apply).

Secure, online bookings can be made via the Choice Cottages website

Size Sleeps up to 23, 9 bedrooms
Rooms 9 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms of which 2 family bathrooms and 8 en suites
Check in time: 16:00
Check out time: 10:00
Nearest beach Westward Ho!
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Exeter 70 km, Nearest railway: Barnstaple 22 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player
Pool Shared outdoor pool (heated)
General Central heating, TV, Pool or snooker table, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double Beds (8), Single Beds (7), Dining seats for 24, Lounge seats for 22
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Swing set
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The England region

Gently rolling Devonshire hills & valleys, beautiful coastline, and miles of lush English countryside, make our landscape heaven for anyone who loves the great outdoors and the seaside. Exciting tourist destinations, mix fascinating history with a vibrant culture and delectable local food produce will tempt your taste buds.

Choice Cottages has hundreds of carefully selected holiday cottages within the West Country and aims to provide you a stay second to none, whatever your budget, however large your party size.


WALK TO - The walks from the doorstep are just wonderful! A paradise for dogs, there are long and short walks to either the river where you are more than likely to spot a kingfisher, otter or deer, or a more sedate stroll to the nearby pub, which happily welcomes dogs, and even offers them a little treat!

CYCLE TO - Join the famous Tarka Trail cycle route in Torrington, which will take you to Bideford and beyond.

DRIVE TO - The historic town of Torrington, with its shops, pubs, restaurants and attractions including the world famous Dartington Crystal Centre, and RHS Rosemoor is just a short scenic 5 mile drive. Other interesting places nearby, and worth a visit, include the quaint fishing village of Clovelly, and the coastal villages and towns such as Westward Ho!, Bude, Croyde and Saunton where you can spend the day surfing or just sunbathing.