Steve and Shirley Bradley
About Steve and Shirley Bradley
We have been very privileged to have lived in this beautiful Devon river valley for about 25 years. We have managed to raise 5 daughters in this time without contemplating serious self harm- which we consider quite an achievement! Crannacombe is the home of a long established herd of South Devon cows and their calves. We also established Heron Valley organic Cider and Apple Juices on the farm to utilize the apple orchards here. We are lucky that all our girls share our love of this area- so much so that they have remained either in this valley or very close by. We love this location, we are within easy reach of myriad stunning and unspoiled beaches, beautiful country and coastal walks and interesting towns and pretty villages, e.g. Salcombe, Dartmouth, Totnes and Hope Cove.
Steve and Shirley Bradley purchased this Bed And Breakfast in 1980
Why Steve and Shirley Bradley chose Kingsbridge
We stumbled across this farm, in a hidden valley, on a hot summers day while delivering cider to customers in Salcombe. It was empty for two years having been part of a country estate which seemed from another era. We wandered down through the meadows and sat on the river bank watching the fish jump in the dappled sunlight and thought what a beautiful and unspoiled place to live. Years later it is still the same but we have now appreciated that we also have a perfect peaceful base for enjoying the area but also on a rainy day in winter when the beach doesn't beckon we are 35-40 minutes drive of civilization in Exeter, Plymouth or Torquay or our local towns of Kingsbridge Totnes, Dartmouth and Salcombe. Great places to eat out, an abundance of local food producers, a foodie heaven!
What makes this Bed And Breakfast unique
Staying at Crannacombe gives you an ideal base for exploring all the lovely river valleys, beaches and the stunning unspoilt landscape of the beautiful South Hams. But you can also remain here, lazing by the river, wandering round the farmland or visiting the cider company and the South Devon Chilli Farm that are in our little lane. There are footpaths by which you can stroll down the valley through ancient woodlands. If you want to go further afield we are a modest drive from the lovely South Devon Coastal Path, also from the wild landscape of Dartmoor. You can learn to surf at Bantham, sail at Salcombe or take one of the many sea fishing trips offered locally.There are some beautiful National Trust gardens and houses which are within 30 minutes drive, eg; Overbecks & Collaton Fishacre.
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Very pretty and clean room. Amazing three-course breakfast on beautiful balcony. Great hosts.
Steve and Shirley are very friendly welcoming hosts. Lovely house, very pretty clean and comfortable room. Fantastic breakfast made with stuff produced on the farm. Nowhere except for countryside in walking distance but great pub food about 13 minutes away in the car.
Thank you for your lovely review. We would be pleased to see you both again some time in the future if you fancy exploring the beautiful South Hams coast and countryside further.
Such a lovely location .Great breakfast ,Shirley and Stephen could not do enough to help.No light pollution no noise blissful we hope to return next year.
Thank you for such a lovely review and we both look forward to seeing you both again!
Idyllic rural farmhouse B&B in deepest Devon
We don't usually choose such a rural location for long weekends away, preferring to be nearer the action, but what a treat this B&B was. The beautiful farmhouse B&B is totally out of the way down a tiny lane with traditional high hedges in deepest Devon, but still only 10 -15 minutes drive from the small town of Kingsbridge where there are several restaurants, cafes, pubs and plenty of shops, including some really lovely 'mooching' shops. We particularly loved the grocers!
The B&B room is in small annexe off the main farmhouse where our lovely hosts, Shirley and Steve live - the bedroom gives onto a small hall between the annexe and their lounge with a door to the spotlessly clean spacious shower room in one direction, and out onto the deck and into the garden in the other, so we had our own private entrance and could come and go as we pleased without disturbing our hosts.
The location is the rural idyll one imagines straight out of a Thomas Hardy novel, incredibly peaceful and quiet with amazing views over gorgeous green farmland.
The room itself has a really comfortable bed with choice of pillows, large wardrobe, tea and coffee facilities, a good hairdryer and plenty of space for unpacking. Sweet peas were a lovely personal touch.
The most fabulous breakfasts were served outside on the deck every morning - we were blessed with the most stunning warm weather and glorious sunshine every morning of our 3 day stay.
Shirley and Steve are lovely chatty hosts with all sorts of stories about the area, their farm and family. We've had the most fabulous stay and would certainly recommend it to anyone looking to get away from it all in a really rural retreat, yet with beaches, towns, ports and harbour towns all within really easy reach.
It was a real pleasure meeting you both and are so pleased you really got into the spirit of this place!
We feel so lucky to live here amoungst this beautiful scenery that you obviously appreciated so much.
We would love to welcome you again someday if South Devon beckons again!
A lovely B &B situated in a beautiful , peaceful location
A warm welcome by Shirley and Steve. Room immaculate and bed super comfy. Lovely fresh decor. View from room spectacular. Breakfast on the veranda was enjoyable and plentiful .
Steve & Shirley
Were outstanding Hosts:- Nothing was to much trouble.
Accommodation:- Clean, comfortable and homely
Location:- Lovely country side in all directions (10-12mins to nearest coastline)
We were very impressed with our stay and won't hesitate to go back in the future.
We are so glad you had a memorable stay , that you really appreciated the property and general area our farm is in,and would love to see you both again for a repeat experience!
We had an excellent three night stay and our hosts were delightful.An absolute gem of a place
My partner booked our three night bed and breakfast stay and I'm absolutely thrilled that he did.When we arrived at our venue,I had an immediate sense of tranquility and serenity.Our hosts were attentive and made us immediately feel at ease,nothing was too much trouble.The beautiful Devonishire countryside was at our fingertips each morning as we ate outside on the veranda leading from our bedroom door.Shirley and Steve even added in a friendly little female Robin,she came to greet us each morning whilst we were eating our sumptuous breakfast.
Our bedroom and ensuite were lovely,the decor was 'right up my street.'The lovely sweet peas in the room were a lovely touch,the fact that they were from Shirley's beautiful garden made it all the more personal.
We picked up some helpful tips regarding the best beaches to visit and tried them all during the course of our stay.We had great fun navigating the lanes to the beaches,part of the character of Devon.On our last day we loaded up our car with the lovely cider and apple juice from Heron Valley(the outlet is conveniently located just down the road).We also stocked up on chillies at the Chilli farm located just at the end of the road and headed for home with our lovely spoils.
We had a great time with lovely weather and will most certainly be returning again.
Kim and Paul
Thank you so much for your lovely review ,we are so pleased you had a memorable time and we would love to see you again in the future. We also hope Mrs Robin is still here to clear up the crumbs from the deck if you have another visit, she certainly is very cute!