Easter at Boreat Manor

Enjoy some Easter fun with the family in beautiful North Devon. Book a short break at our lovely old farmhouse in the heart of the Devonshire Dales. A short drive from the beautiful North Devon coast with its rugged coastline and famous surfing beaches at Croyde, Saunton and Woolacombe.  Exmoor National Park is within easy […]

Pet Friendly – Just Paw-fect


We understand that for many people, pet friendly properties are a must and we welcome well behaved dogs to Boreat Manor by arrangement.  We accept a maximum of 2 dogs but only 1 dog at peak times.  We do not accept puppies, very young or very large dogs.  We have 6.5 acres of garden, meadow […]

Christmas and New Year 2019


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! The most wonderful time of the year. A time for family, friends, festivities, and a whole lot of fun. But, most importantly, it’s a time to relax, take it easy and reduce some of those stress levels.   Our guests had a wonderful time at the Manor and left glowing […]

An English Country Wedding


Prepare to fall head over heels (and down a rabbit hole) with this English countryside wedding,  Rustic, Vintage and Homemade. Georgina our daughter and her partner Tim chose to get married in the local village church of Atherington and hold their reception at the family home here at Boreat Barton.   The beautiful garden with it […]

Barn Owl Heaven


We have turned a couple of acres of paddock over to rough native grassland and created a wildflower meadow.    The grass is not cut in places and dies back in the Autumn forming a ‘litter layer’ in the following Spring fresh green grass grows up through this layer.    The ideal habitat for voles, […]

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 […]