Parford Well, named after an old village well situated at the front of the property, is simply one of the best, if not the best B&B that my wife and I have ever stayed in. Like many apparently, we stayed there in order to dine at the nearby (5 miles) 2* Michelin rated Gidleigh Park though at a fraction of the cost of an overnight stay at Gidleigh but with I am sure just as much attention and professionalism. We were warmly welcomed on arrival by Tim the owner, who helped us with the luggage and provided us with tea and cake in the garden. We stayed in Bedroom 2 which of the three bedrooms was the only one without en-suite facilities although we did have a private and sizeable bathroom across the landing. The bedroom was reasonably sized and had every facility and comfort except for a television which didn’t concern us in the least, as a television is available, if required, in the very comfortable guest lounge.
Breakfast is simply wonderful, three courses if you can manage it and lashings of toast together with Tim’s freshly cooked and locally sourced grill. Everything is immaculately clean and the décor is very tasteful. It came as no surprise to us to learn that Tim previously owned a small high quality hotel in London, his professionalism and personal attention to detail shone through without, as others have pointed out, him being overbearing. Tim knows all the best local walks and also can guide you towards the best places to eat as well. The local pub was very good. We were blessed with good weather and so were able to take full advantage of Tim’s splendid garden with views of Dartmoor in the distance. We would highly recommend Parford Well and hope to return.
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- Parford Well Bed & Breakfast Chagford, United Kingdom