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History begins in 2018

2018

Welcome to Brightham House Boutique Bed & Breakfast

Opened March 30th 2018 by owners Scott and Alistair.

A bustling boutique beauty of a B&B, celebrated for its unique Brighton-meets-Devon style and chilled vibe, Brightham House is located in An Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) between coastline and countryside.

The name of the gorgeous guesthouse, a characterful three-storey Victorian-style traditional build offering views across Marlborough village and west over the hills to Hope Cove, is a portmanteau of the two places owners Scott Browning and Alistair Veness have called home – formerly Brighton in East Sussex and now South Hams in Devon.

The happy memories of living in both lovely locations – and iconic settings within, from kitsch-rich Brighton pier to the wilds of Dartmoor National Park – inspired Alistair’s design of the individually decorated guestrooms, which are sure to cast magical new memories for all that visit.

There’s no place like Brightham House

From the moment you arrive, the vintage funfair-esque entrance neon lights reveal, “There’s no place like Brightham House”. Go through to the luxe light and airy lounge where you might meet resident dog and heart-stealer Lola. From there, shimmy into the conservatory dining area with its flavour of tropical tranquillity.

Venture upstairs and find among the eight rooms (twin, double and king) the Pavilion Room, with elegant Art Deco accents, and the Preston Circus Room, channelling big top brilliance that combines playfulness and panache – a show for which Brightham House’s ringmasters have received a standing ovation more than once.

AA Hotel & Hospitality Services announced the winners of this 2019/20 prestigious AA B&B Awards at an event held at St. Ermin’s Hotel, Westminster, on 30th April. The annual event, now in its 24th year, recognises the diversity and originality behind the nation’s most remarkable B&Bs and celebrates the people who dedicate their lives to running them.

Scott, originally from Exeter, and Alistair, who met his partner when living in Brighton, commented on pipping thousands of other British B&Bs to the post: “We are blown away to win, we can’t believe it. We are so overwhelmed, and very happy”. 

Since bringing home their latest AA award, the friendly hosts have made some exciting additions to their Devonshire delight. A wood-fired hot tub and koi carp pond has joined their fabulous fitness hut in the courtyard for alfresco serenity while guests can also now experience a Salcombe Gin School Staycation (from £395 for two) in the comfort of the small but perfectly formed 24-hour guest bar.

Teaming up with their local community and living sustainably is one of the pair’s passions and, as well as serving local ales and spirits, chef Scott’s dedicated to using locally sourced food for his 5-star breakfasts and pop-up bistro. Their meat and eggs come from Salcombe Meat Company just five minutes down the road. They even sell Salcombe souvenirs so guests can take a little slice of Brightham House heaven home.

Brightham House is a home from home yet an escape from the norm where the whimsical wows and the soul sings.  With its attention to interior design detail and relaxed homely environment, it’s fair to say that Brightham House’s hosts have a hidden gem that will continue to sparkle in Devon’s treasure-trove for some time yet.

 

 

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Testimonials

Ashley & Gemma

Leamington Spa

We had a fantastic stay over Easter weekend, Scott and Alistair were extremely welcoming and helpful. It’s great to find somewhere so nice that welcomes dogs. The atmosphere was great for relaxing in the morning with a superb quality breakfast with a great choice in the menu, whilst also providing a good environment for relaxing in the evening if the weather lets you down!

Lucia

Spain

Recently opened B&B in a very strategic location to visit the area. All very new, everything exceptionally clean and very welcoming hosts full of details. Delicious breakfast!!!

Jon & Ashley

Bristol

My wife and I were made very welcome at this newly opened B&B. It’s been very well refurbished. Our room was great and the lounge, bar and dining room are very comfortable too. There is a nice rear courtyard which will be good in summer. Breakfast was fantastic. We liked it all.