Hotel review | Fingals, Devon

Fingals - Bed & Breakfast in Devon

Full of personality, occasionally chaotic, much-loved. Dine with fellow guests in a panelled dining room, then stay up chatting in the bar

Welcome to an institution from our first B&B book. We call it an 'institution' not because it has been going so long that some of the original guests' grandchildren now take their girlfriends, but because it has always been beyond categorisation. Richard and Sheila are moving back into their Queen Anne manor farmhouse and winding down – but as ever doing it their own way. Stay in a country house room, or self-cater in rooms nattily converted into apartments. The old laissez-faire atmosphere remains: honesty bar, wood-panelled dining room (dinner on occasion), grass court, pool and gym. Not your run-of-the-mill B&B… but nor are your hosts.

Features Wheelchair access At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible. Limited mobility At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps. Children welcome Kids of all ages can stay. No smoking Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property. Credit cards Credit or debit card payment accepted. English spoken Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not. Air conditioning Some, if not all, bedrooms are air-conditioned. WiFi Wireless internet access available. Pets welcome Please let the owner know if you want to bring pets. Public transport Within 10 miles of a bus/train station. Working farm Or vineyard. Owner has pets Animals living on the property. Swimming pool On the premises. Bikes available On the premises to hire or borrow. Tennis court On the premises. Vegetarian meals Available on request. Licensed premises Alcohol may be served. Cash only Credit or debit card payment not accepted. Dogs welcome Dogs welcome in some public rooms. Handpumped ales Pub serves four or more handpumped ales. Wine list Pub serves eight or more wines by the glass. Food all day Food is served all day long. Babies welcome Cot may be provided.

Local points of interest from Richard & Sheila Johnston:

Local points of interest from
Richard & Sheila Johnston:

  • Take up boating on the River Dart in a dinghy, canoe or motor boat.
  • Visit Agatha Christie's Greenway House across the river.
  • Take the kids on a steam train or even a steam boat ride.
  • Swim from a beautiful Blue Flag beach, only 20 minutes drive away.
  • The South West Coast path has miles of stunning walks.
  • Colourful, enticing markets all year in Totnes and Dartmouth.

Points of interest

Guest feedback

"We spent a fabulous 2 nights here. We loved the casual atmosphere with dogs wandering freely (home from home!) and our room, the eco room facing the stream, was immaculate with everything we could possibly need to feel comfortable. Hosts were charming, and informative, fellow guests delightful and the food was out of this world!! Husband enjoyed the gym and swimming pool and I particularly appreciated the lovely late breakfasts."

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