What Makes A North Devon Family Holiday Special?


Here are just a few things that make North Devon a special holiday destination for those of you who want a staycation with the family. It’s the perfect playground for doing what you love. Be it spending time with the family,  surfing, cycling or simply walking the dog, eating out or celebrating with friends North […]

Looking After the Countryside


Boreat Manor is now a small holding of some 7 acres surrounded by 100 acres of farmland.   Over the last 3 years we have reinstated the ancient silted up and overgrown ponds in the meadows to create a haven for wildlife.  The ponds are now establishing themselves and the marginal planting has began to surround […]

Hot Summer, Horses & Water


The beautiful long hot summer of 2018 posed some problems for us at Boreat Manor.   The natural water trough in the big paddock dried up completely for the first time in living memory.   We had to find a cost effective solution that did not involve carrying water from the house to the field resulting in […]

Romantic Valentine’s Day Short Break


Escape to Beautiful North Devon – Valentine’s Day creeps up on us every year and for those looking for a little rest and relaxation Devon is a beautiful location for a romantic break.  Ice creams, cream teas, walks along the rugged coastline with stunning views, take a leisurely stroll across beautiful Exmoor or Dartmoor.  With […]

Halloween 2016 at Boreat Manor


Treat yourself and the kids to a Halloween themed break at Boreat Manor. The house will be suitably decorated and we will supply the pumpkins for the kids. There is certainly plenty of room for a large family group. Shut the door on the cold autumn nights and gather round the wood burning stove for […]

Halloween At Boreat Manor


There is plenty of room for a Halloween celebration at Boreat Manor and why not join us next year for a family Halloween themed break.  Shut the door on the cold autumn night and gather round the wood burning stove in the large medieval lounge for Halloween games and scary stories.   Boreat Manor has a […]

Luxury Honeymoon Accommodation


Our Special Honeymoon package gives the Bride and Groom exclusive use of Boreat Manor Farmhouse.   The whole Manor House and grounds all to yourselves.    This lovely old Barton Manor Farmhouse with stunning views over the Devonshire Dales is a lovely rural retreat for total escapism and relaxation.  You can look forward to long dreamy days […]

Grass Cutting at Boreat Manor


Grass Cutting at Boreat Manor in the Glorious Devon Sunshine – This week of wonderful weather has seen us busy at Boreat with Jim and Eddie out on the tractors cutting the grass in the paddocks.  The sweet-smell of the freshly cut fields is very evocative of a summer garden with freshly mowed lawns.   The once […]

Forever Home – Ex-Racehorse Harry


Harry arrived at Boreat on the 9th June 2015.  Harry is an ex-racehorse who raced under the name of Carr Hall (IRE).   He is a 12 years old Irish Thoroughbred and was once owned and trained by the late Joan Le Brocq in Jersey.  He has won lots of races in his time including the […]

Easter 2015 at Boreat Manor


The sun is shining and the sky is a beautiful bright blue.   The birds are singing, the fields surrounding  the old Farmhouse are full of new born spring lambs.   The ducks are laying an abundance of eggs which are delicious for breakfast or in a cake and the garden and grounds look stunning with freshly […]