I am a Devon girl, I grew up in the small village of Chillington in rural South Devon. Although I don’t live there now, my parents and plenty of my friends still do. When I was told time and time again that there was a new bed and breakfast opening in the area, I knew I had to see what all the fuss was about. So I checked into Chillington House Bed & Breakfast with the fiance and our puppy.
Located in the rural village of Chillington, between Dartmouth and Kingsbridge, Chillington House Bed & Breakfast is the perfect place for a romantic weekend away or a longer stay. The area is an area of outstanding natural beauty, with woodland, rolling hills, and beaches in every direction.
All nine guest bedrooms, one of which is dog-friendly, have en-suite bathroom facilities and have been designed and decorated in a smart, sophisticated, and unique style. Two of the bedrooms have private access to the south facing garden, there is also a larger garden joined to the breakfast room that all guests can enjoy. There are seven different room types, these are: double with king size bed, king size room, family room, large family room, four poster room, twin room, and super king room.
A few months ago, back at the start of the year, we spent a night in the dog-friendly king size room that Chillington House Bed & Breakfast offers.
The room was lovely and spacious and was more like an apartment than a bedroom, there was a king size bed, a desk, a wardrobe and chest of drawers, an armchair, and an en-suite bathroom. We were also provided with a range of teas and coffees, as well as a kettle, cups, a jug of milk, and a selection of biscuits, bathroom essentials, and a 32-inch TV.
The moment I stepped into our room I felt myself relax – it was a beautiful space. Think a combination of minimalism and nature, complete with neutral and earthy toned decor, as well as wooden and stone feature walls, there was something wonderfully calming about the atmosphere of the space.
We slept well. The bed was incredibly comfortable – it was almost like sinking into a cloud. Of course, with the luxurious mattresses and Egyptian cotton sheets the room boasted, it’s no wonder we had such a comfortable stay. It’s little touches like these that add that something special, I always think.
Breakfast was served in the conservatory that overlooks the beautiful garden and rolling countryside.
The menu includes a large help yourself buffet, which features organic yogurt, granola, muesli, fruit salad, freshly baked bread, and homemade jams and compotes. There’s also the option of having a freshly cooked breakfast, which features meat from Durrants Butchers, fish from Salcombe Smokeries, and free range eggs from Happy Hens.
It was nice to see that there was plenty of options on the breakfast menu, from a full English breakfast to lighter bites like poached eggs on toast. The fiance chose a full English complete with sausage, bacon, eggs, tomatoes, baked beans, and black pudding, while I opted for eggs benedict – my favourite breakfast ever. We were both impressed with the standard of cooking – all the food was delicious.
Would we stay again?
Priced at £93 per night, we were pleased with what our stay offered and would definitely stay again. The bedroom was beautifully designed and decorated, and you could tell that it had been created to be comfortable, which was something that we loved. The breakfast was lovely – it was nice having it cooked fresh to order. The fact that we could bring Monty along – our pup, was an added bonus.