Green House Vegetarian Bed and Breakfast


Our recent customers have commented:

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"It was a really lovely stay, felt like being at home thanks to a very relaxing atmosphere, really friendly and genuinely interested and interesting hosts. Delicious original and varied well-prepared healthy breakfasts – thank you! Thank you for all the music in pubs tips, and for the great company."– (Virginia and Adrian, Wimbledon)

"Very well located B&B for doing trip to Lundy Island and cycling the Tarka Trail. Sadie and Dave couldn't have been more helpful."– (Dale & Hilary - Warwick)

"Fantastic accomodation. Gorgeous breakfasts. Boys loved the tent (VW Campervan). Very relaxing."– (Karen, Tony, Owain and Rhys - Didcot, Oxford)

"Really enjoyed our stay - thank youfor making us feel so welcome + providing delicious vegan-friendly breakfasts! Great location, lovely breakfasts and helpful local info, thanks" "Really liked staying in the tent. It was brilliant!"– (Mark, Sharon and (Noah aged 11), Mapperley, Nottingham)

"Exceptionally friendly hosts, a very good night’s sleep and a great breakfast! Thank You" – (Hilary and Phil, London)

"Totally loved my time with you. Would love to come back again. Sensational breakfast and a beautiful welcoming calming atmosphere was just what I needed. Thanks for all your sweet help (including backing my car out of the lane!)" – (Sue, Wilson’s Creek, NSW Australia)

"The room is lovely. It is nice and tidy. The area is beautiful and the highlight of the stay would be the breakfast. I really have enjoyed it here. Thanks" – (Ryan, Bath)

"A lovely warm welcome. Thank you for letting me stay in your lovely home. Loved Bideford . wishing you all the best for the future. Hope to get the opportunity to visit again soon" – (David, Bristol)

"We had a wonderful stay, very welcoming + friendly and made us feel at home. Thanks you very much" – (Jennifer, Mark, Taylor, Owen +Holly, Southport, Merseyside)

"Thank you! We got consent for the solar park, I’m very pleased! Lovely to meet you and Sadie, thanks for a calm and welcoming stay." ( Peta Donkin AIEMA)

"A wonderful place with very friendly and helpful hosts. Highly recommendable - which I'll definitely do!" (Julia, Pattensen, Germany)

"Beautiful decor; lovely views; great breakfasts - absolutely everything catered for. A brilliant break! (Mike and Linda, Shropshire)

"Very welcoming, comfortable and quiet. Great bread!" (Deirdre and Mike, Dorset)

"We enjoyed our stay. Nice relaxed atmosphere. Particulary liked the spinich + feta omelette + the homemade bread." (Judy and Roger, London)

"Thank you for making us feel really welcome and serving up dlicious food. We are sad to go but shall look forward to returning to continue the coast path. We very much enjoyed our stay. Great accomodation all round. Well done on the weather! We wish you all the very best" (Matthew and Susanne, Bristol)

"Thank-you for accommodating us at such short notice! A very warm welcome – stylish place to stay + fantastic breakfast! Will definitely recommend – you are a hidden gem! Thank-you." (Lisa and Rob, Cardiff)

"Excellent hospitality - nothing too much trouble! Fantastic breakfast - enjoyed the surprise! Next time we're this way will definitely come again! Thankyou for all the recommendations" (John and Margaret, Rochester)

"Thank you for making us welcome in your lovely home. Our needs, both dietary and otherwise, were well met, and we appreciated all the tips you gave us to help us make the most of our stay" (Andy and Linda, Swindon)

"Thank you both for your great hospitality for our time in Bideford, we both enjoyed our stay at your lovely home. Robert says "Give us our daily bread!", he can't wait to come back to sample some more of it" (Donna and Robert, London/St Albans)

"Fantastic stay thank you! Really comfortable room, great food and lovely hosts :)"

"Excellent. Love to come back soon!"

"A lovely bed & breakfast, felt very welcome and very well looked after. Thank you! We had a really good time and we will definitely stay with you again if we're in Bideford" Steve and Kerrie, Minehead

"Thank you for a very welcoming and comfortable stay. The breakfast was very delicious and filling - one of the best vege breakfasts we've ever had. A lovely B&B in a lovely town. We will be back next time we visit!" Jen and Paul, Weymouth

"Very Welcoming. Many thanks for the tea." Jeff, Blaxall

"Really enjoyed our stay. Welcomed by name before we had got through the door. A recommendation of music in a local pub (Peter Bruntnell) was the icing on the cake. We hope we can return and enjoy the lovely breakfasts again." (Celia and Len, Exeter)

"Green House is a lovely, welcoming place. Great house, great location and great hosts....And great breakfasts!" (Rekha, Bob and Hana, Twickenham)

"Thank you both so much for making our stay @ the Green House so comfortable. Your knowledge of the local area was such a huge help - as were your stack of maps + books. We really did appreciate your enthusiasm for Bideford - which we now share!! Best Wishes" (Cathy & Shimon, Ilford)

photo by Paul Appleby"Thank you for your hospitality. We have enjoyed our stay in Bideford and hope to see you again sometime. Especial thanks for suggesting the glorious walk from Bucks Mills to Clovelly!"
"Buck's Mills Woods are a delight, and we were so glad to find that they are in the safe hands of the Woodland Trust. Thanks again for suggesting that walk to us... We'd be delighted if you could find room for the picture on the Green House B&B website" (Paul & Galina, Wantage)

"Thank you for letting us stay. Had a great time - love the house and it's ideal for popping into town. Very friendly & relaxed feel to the place which makes it a relaxing experience to be here. GREAT breakfasts" (Di and John, Taunton)

"Really good stay; thank you. Exceptional breakfasts (spinach + feta omelette with tomatoes + walnut bread for eg) Nice light room. Both very welcoming + knowledgeable re area + much else. Felt V at home; good map collection! Thanks!" (Lindsay, Gt Ellingham)

"Really enjoyed our stay. Lovely welcome when we arrived. Two really lovely people. Food was excellent, room was excellent too. Really two days not long enough! Thank you Sadie and Dave " (Lesley and Terry, Romford)

"Thank you Sadie and Dave! A lovely relaxing stay after my cycle ride from Okehampton. You're ideally placed on the Tarka Trail for cyclists and walkers to rest a while. Omelette with feta cheese and spinach with home made bread gave my stay an extra bit of flavour!" (Sally, Exeter)

"We really enjoyed our stay, you were so nice & helpful. Your breakfasts were delicious + we enjoyed the surprises" (Julie and Kev, Plymouth)

"Thank you for a warm welcome, especially the cuppa, to two more drowned rats. The bed was supremely comfortable - we had a really good night's sleep and then the breakfast was so tasty. We love your bread. Thanks again for looking after us so well." (W & M Carroll, Plympton)

"Room was lovely and very clean. Both of you were very friendly and welcoming. Had a lovely time here, would stay again & recommend to friends in Cornwall. Thank you" (Sophie, Helston)

“Very very nice welcome. Very reassuring to find two friendly helpful hosts without being too gushing! The room was sunny, bright and fresh, had everything we needed. Excellent breakfast, homemade bread a real treat" (S and A,, Bedfordhire)

“We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Great hospitality and amazing breakfasts - will definitely recommend !" (G & G McCaw, Plymouth)

“Very nice stay. Thank you for looking after us so well" (KV & JR, Newcastle)

“Thank you for being so accommodating. Breakfast was excellent and plentiful..... ” (Miss H and Mr R, W Sussex)

“Immaculate and so pretty. Very nice breakfast and company! ” (Ms W, Spain)

“Very friendly welcome and a lovely quiet place to stay. Good recommendations for evening eating out and music, thankyou” (Mr and Mrs K, Wolverhampton)

“Excellent place to stay, great breakfast, lots of fluffy white towels” (Mr and Mrs P, Derby)

“Comfortable room and bed, made to feel very welcome” (M and J, Yeovil)

“Thanks for your friendly hospitality, breakfast was great, we had a lovely time” (H and B, Ely)

“Lovely room, delicious pancakes, good company and very welcoming” (Ms CW, Somerset)

Ten Reasons to Stay at Green House

1. Location. Green House is a 5 minute walk across the historic Long Bridge and into town, close to the town centre and not far from restaurants, shops and cafes . A walker's and cyclist's Paradise, being virtually on the Tarka Trail and with walks to the coast and further from the front door. Our great location makes us popular with hikers, bikers and those looking for a ‘grownup getaway' from it all.

2. Quiet and comfortable room. A problem for bed & breakfasts is noise and lumpy beds. Having only one guest bedroom means the bedroom doesn't share a common wall with another. The bedroom and en-suite bathroom are private, both being accessed by a door leading off the upstairs landing. Green House is a detached house, being located in a quiet and friendly residential district, but with no traffic passing by. Road noise is never a complaint. Our bed is really comfortable, with a firm mattress and we use cotton linens – we don't sleep on polyester so why should you?

3. River views. The location of Green House affords lovely views of the River Torridge and bridge from upstairs. Guests are also welcome to sit or breakfast in our decked, walled garden.

4. Great breakfast. We enjoy home-made bread and locally made preserves so why shouldn't you? Green House is exclusively vegetarian, serving your choice of food cooked to order how you like it. We source food locally, and use free-range, organic and fair-trade produce wherever possible.

5. Privacy & Flexibility. We're not the kind of place where we hover over you and observe your every move. We respect your privacy and allow you to have your independence. This is what we prefer when we travel and we have made it a priority here. However we are friendly and knowledgeable hosts and always enjoy a chat over a cup of tea at breakfast, if you wish.

6. Close to the Coast. Green House is only 3 miles from glorious sandy and safe Westward Ho! Beach; a delightful walk over fields, we're the same distance from the seaside resort of Instow along the Tarka Trail, or the fishing village of Appledore along the river trail (we can supply you with maps) or you can take a regular short and scenic bus ride to either.

7. Exclusively non-smoking. We as hosts are non-smokers and always look for places to stay that are smoke free, so why shouldn't you enjoy the same clean air as we do?

8. Free wifi and off street Parking. Two things that are often in short supply.

9. No TV – have a break from news and soaps; there's so much to do when visiting here that you won't need a TV. We do, however, have a TV licence so you are able to watch from your own laptop, phone or tablet if you wish to. Feel free to read from our library of local books and guides, take an evening stroll along the river on the Tarka Trail or visit a local pub serving local ales.

10. Affordable Rates and Good Value. You'll find our rates are similar to those of other b&b's in Bideford, but we as far as we know we are the only exclusively vegetarian establishment in the town.