“Fundamental to a successful B&B is a warm welcome and Julia Blundell from Kilbury Manor was a finalist in the AA’s Friendliest Landlady of the Year awards. She and her husband offer four large rooms and a self-catering cottage. The rooms are comfortably furnished with homely pieces, variously traditional and contemporary. All have bathrooms, though two have only showers. Four acres of their own garden and meadow, the Dart valley all around and Dartmoor National Park just beyond surround the Blundell’s home with peace and beauty. They will do their utmost to share it with their guests.”
Written by Fiona Duncan
“Why do people love staying in your B&B?
People love staying because of our customer service(friendly/welcoming) , comfortable rooms, award winning breakfast and location.
What is there to do in the area?
Excellent position to explore Dartmoor and the South Hams coastal area of Devon.
South Devon Steam Railway
Otter and Butterfly Farm
Located on the edge of Dartmoor National Park
30 minutes drive to Plymouth and Exeter
40 minutes to coast
Historic towns of Totnes/Ashburton 10 - 15 minutes away
Several National Trust properties/gardens including Greenways (Agatha Christies house)
What kind of breakfast do you offer?
We have an AA breakfast award and offer fruit/compote/yogurt/cereal and cooked options: traditional cooked, salmon/scrambled egg on English muffin, brioche french toast, devilled tomatoes, omelettes, porridge. All quality local produce.
Do you offer other meals or can you recommend some places in the local area ?
We only provide breakfast (AA award winning) but locally there are some great characterful pubs serving well produced food. Riverford Organic Field Kitchen 10 minutes away. Within 30 minute drive fine dining at The Elephant Torquay, The Sea Horse Dartmouth and also a winner of Master Chef 2012 at Sparkwell nr Plymouth.
Which are your most popular rooms ?
Most popular rooms are in the converted barn - the Loft and Garden room - spacious with good size,contemporay en-suites, offer high level of comfort and privacy. Two very different styles - one Edwardian furniture the other contemporay feel with super-king bed and Cole & Son wallpaper.
What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers ?
A genuine welcome, a relaxed stay in comfortable rooms with extra touches ( bathrobes, luxury toiletries) and an award winning breakfast made from local and homemade produce (apple juice from garden, jam and marmalade, bread from Riverford Organics).”