Situated 9 miles east of the University City of Exeter and 2 miles from the A30, this country house B&B is a perfect base for leisure and business.
We love welcoming guests. Charlie has considerable experience having worked for the Savoy Group, The Halkin and St James’s Club in London whilst Julia spent many years working in Hong Kong and America and has brought a wealth of ideas from her travels. We think our quality driven approach makes Larkbeare very distinctive - the dream was always to create an environmentally conscious business of our own….. a B&B with a gentle grace and an ethical heart offering a degree of luxury that treads lightly.
The house is a brilliant base from which to access Exeter or to explore the surrounding countryside and picturesque fishing villages of Beer and Branscombe. The Jurassic Coast, Escot Park, The Donkey Sanctuary and a wealth of family friendly country pubs renowned for their food are all within easy reach of us. Once you’re back, afternoon tea is served in the sitting room complete with Aga baked scones, homemade jam and in the colder months, a cosy wood burner.
Green thoughts run through everything we do. We use low energy and LED light bulbs, A rated machines, eco-friendly cleaning products, bottle our own filtered water, air dry linen, compost kitchen waste and recycle extensively. We treat our sewage without chemicals using a Bio-system which discharges clean water and every year plant trees to help offset carbon emissions. In recent years we have installed state of the art Photo Voltaic solar panels and a wood-burning biomass boiler. As well as the considerable cost savings for the business and a reduction of over 17 tonnes of CO2 a year, these combined renewable energy initiatives also mean that we are now almost 100% self-sufficient in the energy we use.