Parford Well bed and breakfast near to Chagford, Dartmoor in Devon
2010 review by Jill Pendleton
Even on a fristy frosty morning in January Parford Well was warm and welcoming.
Tim the owner had some mince pies (excellent pastry) warming to go with the fresh coffee.
Since the days when I ran the Chagford Tourist Information Centre this bed
and breakfast has been highest on my list of recommends .
Guests would often call back to the shop to tell us it was the best bed and breakfast they had enjoyed.
Breakfast is impressive. Quality cutlery and china and good food. A definite cut above the rest.
With 3 letting rooms, 2 en-suite and this one above which has it's own private bathroom.
The two rooms at the front of the house look out to the River Teign, and some of the best walking
that Devon has on has to offer. If you do nothing else, then I recommend a walk down the far
side of the river, and downstream to the utterly beautiful Fingle Bridge.
If you don't want to drive after your evening meal then the worthy Sandy Park Inn is an easy
2 minute toddle around the corner, and charming Chagford is an easy 10 minutes drive away.
It really is an elegant house, with masses of attention to detail. I love recommending Tim's to foreign
visitors as it's such a wonderfully English place to stay. Come home from your day's sightseeing and you
just know that Tim with his impeccable good manners will ask you all about it. Years ago I listed it in
Chagford's accommodation leaflet as 'a muffins for tea kind of place'. I thought that then and I still think it now.
Tim's well cared for country garden is also in 'the fabulous league'.
Parford Well is the perfect place to stay for visitors to Castle Drogo which is a short drive away.
And because of the high number of good National Trust properties in this area, I suggest this
makes B&B a very good base for a whole week of looking at the open gardens and historic buildings
that you will find here in Devon. Exeter is about half an hour in the car, along the A30 dual carriageway.
Take a look at the Parford Well B&B website