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Welcome to The Spinney

18th Century Country Guest House.

Bed and Breakfast in North Devon

Always book direct with The Spinney for the best prices.

It will cost you more if you book on the major online travel websites!

Enjoying magnificent views across the stunning North Devon landscape, our charming country bed and breakfast, once the former rectory of Shirwell, situated just three miles from the historic market town of Barnstaple in North Devon. It's position makes it a perfect location for taking a short car ride and visiting the North Devon coastline, Exmoor and all the attractions North Devon has to offer

The Spinney dates from 1750 and sits in an acre of ground. It has five beautifully appointed rooms, with a warm welcome and relaxed informal friendly atmosphere we offer many little luxury touches to help make your stay with us a memorable one.

The Spinney is the perfect place to come back to at the end of the day to relax and unwind.

Breakfast is served in our conservatory daily, guests are free to enjoy our comfortable snug lounge with wood burning fire,  country garden with seating is where guests can appreciate the beauty and tranquillity of The Spinney setting.

We also offer our guests free onsite parking.


We look forward to welcoming you soon

Michael & Penny Burningham

Full english breakfast


At the Spinney we try to cater for all dietry requirements and offer a wide breakfast selection.


The breakfast room and grapevine at The Spinney Country Guest House


From our beautifully appointed rooms, comfortable guest snug to country gardens, theres a place for everyone to enjoy their stay at The Spinney.


Devon landscape trees, fields and hills under blue sky


With so much to see and do in Devon, our perfect location makes the best base for you to explore Exmoor, Barnstaple, Ilfracombe and many more



We’re located in an idyllic spot with fabulous views over open countryside and beyond to Exmoor. Whilst it has a truly rural feel, it is just a five minute drive to the bustling market town of Barnstaple. This way, you can enjoy the slow calm of the rural idyll, while also not going in want of civilisation. The Spinney is the perfect location to tour and discover the many delights North Devon has to offer.

Our Certifications

AA 4 Star Gues Accomodation Silver Award
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AA COVID-19 Confident Logo
Travelmyth Accomodations in Barnstapple Award Logo