Welcome to West Down Farm Guest House in Umberleigh

We offer superb bed and breakfast holiday accommodation in glorious North Devon, with Exmoor National Park and the market towns of Barnstaple, Torrington and Bideford within easy reach.

Enjoy tea and fresh home baked cakes with our compliments on arrival at our guest house, to help you relax after your journey to North Devon.

Our en-suite B&B accommodation is tastefully furnished and has all the fine touches that you would expect to find in a farm guest house. Two ground floor rooms have been added – one with an en-suite wet room – suitable for disabled guests or those with restricted mobility requiring wheelchair access. This makes West Down an ideal holiday venue providing disabled accommodation facilities.

Special Offers

We are pleased to offer a series of seasonal bargain breaks throughout the year to tempt you to visit our B&B Guest House in North Devon.

Why not treat yourself to a Spring / Summer one week break? These are particularly popular in early Spring and late Summer when the crowds are yet to arrive or have departed. This leaves you to explore North Devon at your leisure while the weather is likely to be warm and pleasant.


Food & Menus: West Down is a small, friendly Highly Commended Farm Guest House with AA 4 Star Gold Award, and Dinner Award. We are passionate about the food that we serve and being able to use seasonal fruit, vegetables and herbs from our own gardens. These are used fresh when in season or directly from our freezers out of season.

an area of outstanding natural beauty...

Many of our repeat guests come to our North Devon B&B guesthouse to unwind and enjoy excellent food in a relaxed atmosphere, in an area of outstanding natural beauty.  Our guest house is surrounded by stunning scenery, and just a short drive from the beaches and moors in this unspoilt part of the Westcountry. With so many things to see and do in North Devon, you will be spoilt for choice.

West Down is an award winning guest house which offers friendly, excellent value bed and breakfast accommodation for your North Devon holiday or short break.

We are AA **** Gold Award rated and have been awarded the AA Dinner Award every year since 1997. We have recently won the North Devon Super Service Award and North Devon Best Guest House Award. Our meals are freshly prepared using produce from our own farm gardens wherever possible, with meat and fish from trusted local North Devon suppliers.

Guest Reviews

Some of the lovely comments our guests leave us

Thanks once again for a marvellous stay and amazing company. Everything brilliant as usual.

Barbara & John (June 2019)

Great food, Great Garden, Great Chat and Great Relaxation

Eleanor & Dave (June 2019)

Thank you Brenda and Roger for your warm hospitality and lovely food! It's our first visit & look forward to seeing you again.

Carol and Paul (June 2019)

Each visit seems to get better and better! Thank you Brenda and Roger for another super stay. Look forward to another stay.

Pam and Gordon (June 2019)

Thank you so much for another perfect stay, you are wonderful hosts

June & Jim from Dudley (June 2019)

An absolute gem, we could not have been more satisfied with the accommodation, company and food. Thank you, we shall recommend you to all our friends,

John and Angela from York (May 2019)

You will not find a better place to stay. Great hosts who go that extra mile to make sure all their guests are happy, lovely food and accommodation, we had the Swallow room which is FULLY equipped for the disabled.

Our second visit to West Down and certainly was not disappointed! Food was first-class and Brenda and Roger were on 'top form'!

Just returned from a week at West Down and are already looking forward to returning next year. Roger and Brenda are great hosts and we shared many laughs in the evenings.

By Mary H

A perfectly run guest house. Our room was excellent. The service was excellent. The food was excellent. Any one wanting a break in Devon should pay this a visit.

By Jane H

We stayed in the Swallow Room which was comfortable and had the huge bonus of a large wet room suitable for a disabled person.

By Nigel M

News from our Blog

Roger Grows a Whopper at West Down B&B Guest House Devon

Roger’s hard work is starting to bear fruit or in this case bear a giant cauliflower !! The recent good weather and Roger’s efforts in the kitchen garden have been rewarded with this wonderful specimen. Brenda says if she works really hard with her wonderful […]

West Down Beach Belles enjoy Glorious North Devon Weather

Brenda and two friends who are also heavily involved in the local catering and hospitality business get together to enjoy some free time and the glorious North Devon weather  on Putsborough beach before the summer season  gets going. Please check our late availability page for […]

Fresh vegetables from West Down Guest House kitchen garden

The first crop of vegetables have arrived from Roger’s kitchen garden for Brenda to use for her award winning meals . Please enquire if you have special dietary requirements. Our summer one week special offer is now available. Click here to check current availability and […]

Roger and Brenda getting busy in the B&B / guest house garden

Roger and Brenda have been making good use of the good weather by getting out into the guest house garden in Devon. They have been planting out the summer bedding ready to make magnificent display for the B&B in the summer. Please check availability and […]

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