How to Choose a Bed and Breakfast
When you choose a bed and breakfast for your holiday, you have a delightful alternative to a noisy hotel in a crowded city. East Devon’s situation on the Jurassic Coast gives you the chance to connect with millions of years of history. This 95-mile stretch of coastline is a World Heritage Site. You can enjoy dramatic exposed cliffs, cosy coves and barrier beaches. When you choose a bed and breakfast here, it allows you to enjoy this majestic backdrop while you relax in a traditional Devon setting.
From farmhouse cooking to luxury beds to fabulous views and relaxing surroundings, Devon has it all. Enjoy the local art scene at Ark Pottery in Wiggaton. Proprietors Vaughn and Angela Glanville have a lovely thatched cottage next to their studio and gallery. Or maybe you prefer to stay on a working farm. Skinners Ash, Pitt Farm, and Barley Close Farm will both allow that opportunity. The Tumbling Weir Hotel is actually a thatched hotel where you can enjoy a full West Country Breakfast with your stay.
How to Choose a Bed and Breakfast
Ideal accommodations: What’s your perfect holiday? Some may want to relax and not lift a finger, but others may want to have a cultural experience. Use the East Devon Guide to get an idea of the options available locally. A good bed and breakfast starts with a cosy bed and filling breakfast, so make sure to look at the information on the room and make sure that it is sufficient for your needs. A working farm paints a picture of life in the countryside, but maybe a look at the art scene is more your cup of tea. And by the way, don't forget to check out Devon's famous cream tea while you are here.
Hearty Breakfast: One of the biggest advantages of the bed and breakfast is at least one home-cooked meal everyday. Many proprietors are husband and wife teams who prepare and serve breakfast to their guests. Make sure you find out what kind of breakfast is served before you arrive, some offer a full English breakfast, others serve a Continental type, most will give you the choice. A good bed and breakfast will serve local fare to seal that cultural experience for you.
A Good Deal: While bed and breakfasts can be pricey, it is important that they deliver value to you. Find out exactly what is included before you book and if you think it’s economical. Don' t forget to factor in any added costs, such as service charges and VAT.
Convenient Location: If you’re travelling from outside the UK, how close is your bed and breakfast to the airport you are arriving at? Will you need to take a train or rent a car? Does the bed and breakfast offer transportation? These are all questions you need to address before your holiday, as additional arrangements may mean added costs and need to be figured into your budget.
Friendly Owners: The proprietors of any bed and breakfast can make or break the experience for you. It is good to find out what others think about the owners before you arrive as it can make all the difference in the world. Choose a bed and breakfast wisely and you can enjoy a reasonably priced holiday with the freedom to come and go as you please.
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We've done our best to make things easy for you to choose a bed and breakfast that will make your holiday perfect. A good night's sleep in the Devon countryside will create a memorable holiday, a relaxing break and you will want to come back for a bed and breakfast holiday year after year.
Have a great time, choose bed and breakfast and you'll not regret it - that's a promise.
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